Reviews for "Octopus Trees (bill berry mix)"

Octopus Trees (bill berry mix)
by William Berry
Recommends (11)
Sat, Oct 13, 2007 @ 11:12 PM

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permalink   Sun, Oct 14, 2007 @ 8:36 AM
Cool electronica beginning. Nice mixing of the little side elements in the opening minute with the basic rhythm/melody.

I like that you backed off the instrumentation to let the vocals be easily heard. I like the little delay fx and the way the pan gives an illusion of instrument location.

I am not so fond of the percussion that comes in around 1ish. It’s going to be virtual sounding in this type of piece, but it doesn’t hold my attention the way the other elements do.

The song really has an energy about it. I’m feeling swept up and involved in it, and even though it’s pretty powerful, it’s got a smoothness that’s appealing.
It’s mixed very nicely so that all the pieces fit well together.

I like every little side effect I hear and almost want to hear more of them. A “break” into little jigs and jags of electronica would have fit here. I love that part around 3:30 when the electronica is in one ear and the vocals are in the other, and then a “backing” effect comes into the ear with the instrumentation.

The raucous break that pops in at 4ish does not work for me at all. It comes off as too much, when a lighter touch might have worked better.

When that ends, then we’re back into a powerful electronica song tha works well.

This is a complex, challenging mix, and although not all of it works for me, it’s still a very good listen. I’d love to hear it all done a bit less over-the-top, taking all the great ideas you have here and making them a bit more minimal,but with even more of those cool little sounds-like-circuits effects.
permalink   William Berry Sun, Oct 14, 2007 @ 6:52 PM
great criticism - i totally agree. Working on a new mix for you.
permalink   Sun, Oct 14, 2007 @ 5:47 AM

…”Franken”Berry brings another sweet monster of a track to life…
“Free Wacky Wall-Walker in every box!”
Hot hot hot.
permalink   Sun, Oct 14, 2007 @ 11:23 AM
Very nice, a moveing beat. placed to gether so nice. Great job.
permalink   Sun, Oct 14, 2007 @ 12:06 PM
Bill, my man! Very nice. Me gusta mucho. Everything is exactly where it should be to my ears; except for what
Gurdonark, I think is calling the “raucous break” towards the last. Could be my speakers, ‘cause I was really diggin’ it and had it turned
up! Sounds like your peaking pretty hard… other than that; pure perfection.
permalink   Mon, Oct 15, 2007 @ 10:36 AM
nice dark electronica groove.
permalink   Sun, Nov 4, 2007 @ 7:00 AM
this is brilliant how did i miss it,
what an intese trip, the drop in the middle and come back is what really makes it work.

I was thinking the voice could be more defined but then listening again it sounds like its being welded into the sound.