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Reviews for "Morning Is What Hurts (Birds)"

Morning Is What Hurts (Birds)
by Thor_Maillet
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Mon, Mar 10, 2008 @ 12:58 AM

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permalink   Mon, Mar 10, 2008 @ 5:28 AM
Interesting piece, but it’s a bit too monotonous for my taste. love the guitar though!
permalink   Thor_Maillet Mon, Mar 10, 2008 @ 12:54 PM
Thanks for the review, I very much appreciate it! I have to give credit on the guitar to Kristin Hersh though - that also comes from “Morning Birds”
permalink   Mon, Mar 10, 2008 @ 7:49 PM
Cool there-opening, leading into that neat wash of sounds and hiss.
The guitars then kick in nicely, although they are a bit subdued in this mix. I like the way the electronica pans here and there.

I like the 60s sci fi feel to the thing, although the vocals are a bit back aruond 1:15ish, though eventually you fade them in.

It’s an interesting contrast you’ve set up between the electronica touches and the vocals and the guitar. I like the ideas you’ve got here, but when it ends, after a bit of repetition, I’m left hanging a bit, waiting for the next thing to begin, for the shift of tempo in the song :).

Kudos for the imagination put into this one—yet I think you’ve got more cool ideas here than you quite execute. It might have been fun to pitch-shift the chords a bit (or, of course, play more chords). A very intriguing mix, with a vague beefheart-ish idea, but it doesn’t quite grab me.
permalink   Tue, Mar 11, 2008 @ 6:41 PM
Firstly let me say that you have put together some really nice sounds here and created something a bit special.

The downside is the production as everything gets very muddy and confused with all the tracks fighting one another for space. You also need to look at your EQ levels to give each part room to breath.

Shame about the engineering as this does seem very good
permalink   Thor_Maillet Tue, Mar 11, 2008 @ 8:49 PM
I totally agree! Right now I’m working off Adobe Audition 2.0 and because of my crappy processor I can’t do ‘live mixing’ or EQ or anything like that…so yeah, the engineering does suffer (and I also feel that there’s not a ‘lot of room’ and though that may be good for the CONCEPT of the work, it would be nice to hear things clearer. Thanks very much again!! :) REALLY glad you enjoyed it!
permalink   radiotimes Wed, Mar 12, 2008 @ 2:22 AM
You know its so easy to think that everyone coming to this site has all the gear necessary to create a great mix and its easy to forget that not everyone has, so your comments are a nice reminder of that fact. Again very well done!!