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Close My Eyes
by oldDog
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Tue, Jun 5, 2007 @ 3:42 AM

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permalink   Tue, Jun 5, 2007 @ 3:14 PM
Yeah olddog thats very really nice this melody
remenber me Phill glass and The Kronos Quartet
and Great voice From duckett
permalink   oldDog Wed, Jun 6, 2007 @ 4:42 AM
thanks for listening - yes, there are echoes of Phil glass/Steve Reich there.. not too close I hope, they’re not cc!
permalink   Tue, Jun 5, 2007 @ 7:53 PM
Sombre, yes, but a new Monkees single wasn’t what I shooting for when I wrote this- riveting, keeps you glued to the spot even when you think you know what’s around the next bend- divides the total time of the pella beautifully- Thanks for such a understated yet powerful piece; hearing this made my night!
permalink   oldDog Wed, Jun 6, 2007 @ 4:47 AM
Phew! - always nice to get the OK from vocalists.

Your track is more than a pella IMO - it’s real poetry, so I tried to leave it centre stage and just play with different colours in the sound.
permalink   duckett Wed, Jun 6, 2007 @ 6:07 PM
I’m still sorta surprised at what a positive response I’ve gotten from this upload- I always liked the introspective “thought ballon” aspect of kcentric’s “Guilty By Association”, and SuziQ’s stuff reminded me that intensity and emotion in poetry shouldn’t be shied away from- so I sat down and wrote this specifically for ccmixter. I was a huge fan of Joe Frank’s “Work In Progress” series, and that influence shows too-
Thanks so much again!
permalink   Wed, Jun 6, 2007 @ 9:38 AM
I tried remixing this pella and couldn’t find what direction i wanted to take it…. I see you found what direction i was looking for and i love what you did with this and his great poem …great job OD
permalink   duckett Wed, Jun 6, 2007 @ 6:19 PM
Wow, thanks J! After your superb remix of “Marionette Man”, I knew you weren’t afraid of poetry, but I figured maybe you weren’t really digging the upload- thanks for the compliment!
permalink   Thu, Jun 7, 2007 @ 4:18 PM
The poem is definitely very touching with your music to emphasize it. In fact, I’m a bit jealous of the emotion you manage to convey…

This sounds like it should be an editor’s pick to me! In any case, I think it’s really representative of the ccMixter magic at work. Where else could you listen to something like this?
permalink   oldDog Fri, Jun 8, 2007 @ 3:44 AM
That’s really kind of you (and I’m flattered that your jealous!)

I think your work is unusual too, and I agree about the Mixter-magic - it makes unexpected connections happen.
permalink   Sat, Aug 4, 2007 @ 1:41 PM
ok, 2 months late but this is really, really great. obviously. I’ve tried to do this kind of thing so many times it’s embarrassing and you’ve just nailed it.
permalink   Thu, Apr 24, 2008 @ 11:39 AM
I see what you mean with respect to Duckett’s poem. You put it center stage, just where it deserves to be, and then put a beautiful, atmospheric backdrop behind it.

I also listened to your Goodbye Sooner Or Later track (I have just discovered Trifonic thanks to DJ Rkod) and that sounds damn fine too. It looks like I have to check out the rest of your stuff too.