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Reviews for ""Spirit Quest" ft. PorchCat (piano dust mix)"

"Spirit Quest" ft. PorchCat (...
by cdk
Recommends (8)
Mon, May 29, 2006 @ 11:29 PM

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permalink   Tue, May 30, 2006 @ 4:23 AM
Ear candy. The drones and distorted beat give me shivers.

Can’t say about mastered of finished, my works never are… Maybe it’s because my ear’s not so trained in english, but the spoken stuff might be a bit silent.

I love the looped kick in at 2:37. I don’t know if it has a name, but I call that fatboyslim.
permalink   cdk Tue, May 30, 2006 @ 8:36 AM
it still has a “bones” feel for me, it needs more but i got stuck..
Minus Kelvin
permalink   Tue, May 30, 2006 @ 4:24 AM
Very cool… :)
permalink   cdk Tue, May 30, 2006 @ 8:37 AM
thanks mk.
permalink   Tue, May 30, 2006 @ 11:02 AM
Excellent track my friend! Damn. Those beats are infectious! I really really REALLY like the changing beats, the bass that drones in the background, the flutes, and that midrange drone that is present for most of the song. My only change would be to cut the midrange drone when the orchestra starts coming in, so there’s no clash in ‘dark’ and ‘airy’ notes. then maybe add some delay to the voice to space it out, and perhaps just a tad of reverb to the bass. A hit for sure!
permalink   cdk Tue, May 30, 2006 @ 11:42 AM
thanks shadow, ideas taken…
permalink   shockshadow Tue, Jun 20, 2006 @ 12:17 AM
dOOd! this song is freakin’ AWEsome now. seriously. PERFECT. i’ve downloaded to my CCMIXTER HITS folder.
permalink   Tue, May 30, 2006 @ 4:34 PM
I agree with shock about drone. It could be little to repetitive. I like this stereo “field rotate” effect in the begin, flute and bunch of other interesting sounds in this mix. Yeah, it`s cool one.
permalink   teru Thu, Jun 1, 2006 @ 1:07 AM
Yeah with Shockshadow and _ghost about the drone. Maybe a bit more Porchcat. I thought the vocals worked really well.

But wow. Killer track. Love the beat.
permalink   Tue, May 30, 2006 @ 1:21 PM
I agree with most of the comments already made. There’s also a bit of an issue with Porchy’s vocal getting a little drowned out by the percussion but it’s a production issue.

I do like the “tortoise grinding” and “frog crunching” percussion, seems right for the Aztec angle ;)

ok ok serious structural suggestions : I like structure upto where Porchy starts his rant. I would suggest allowing him to rant until about 2:10 and THEN kick the drums around the word “rebellion” as a focal point.

I like the drums after this point because he raises his voice slightly and gets a little more aggitated, it’s almost Prodigy.

The last minute of drums might be interesting with another stop-start break or maybe some chanting and floating words from Porchy’s rant.

And where is the rain? It’s a rainforest, right? ;)
permalink   Tue, May 30, 2006 @ 1:33 PM
Very nice! I like the variety and use of the samples. Some of them are particularly infectious. I did like how you put my poem to use. Thank you!

Ideas? Maybe bring down the highs a little and some warm compression. Maybe a soft chorus and/or low feedback delay on the vocals. (I realize my tracks are a little bass-y and dry.) The mix also kept teasing me that some wicked hook was coming. Not to say it needs one or that the reaction is even at all bad. But it kept suggesting something more powerful, which is wonderfully appropriate to the title. ;)


P.S. I must say that everyone else has given great suggestions.
permalink   Wed, May 31, 2006 @ 4:51 AM
the first rule of fight club is you do not talk about fight club…excellent work man.