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Can you fix my boots Mr Timbe...
by radiotimes
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Sun, Sep 7, 2008 @ 1:09 AM
Scott Altham
permalink   Sun, Sep 7, 2008 @ 5:09 AM
Hey RT, This maybe my favourite yet of yours.

The mix of vocal(ist)s really add’s colour to the mix whilst the ambient side is held strong by those almost sitar like pads, keeping it interesting (can’t beat a bit of chello too).

There’s a ‘chills’ vocal which im not too keen on, but thats hardly bringing the mix down.

It just stays ambient enough (in a progressive way) and I like that in a track (you may have noticed).

Nice one.
permalink   Sun, Sep 7, 2008 @ 5:53 AM
For me this was Katherine and Heathcliff on the Wuthering Heights -
the Celtic drones - the searching or calling out mood of the piece….
an interior, psychological offering with an a dash of exoticism. Loved it RT.
permalink   Sun, Sep 7, 2008 @ 6:28 PM
this is very strangely intriguing and addictive. Very cool!
permalink   Sun, Sep 7, 2008 @ 7:32 PM
Crispy and cohesive, this does a great job of keeping the listener’s attention riveted. A mysteriously seductive little tune you’ve got there, RT!
permalink   Sun, Sep 7, 2008 @ 8:47 PM
I could dissect and dish ‘bout what makes this one of my favs of yours; but we’ll just let it lie….great job RT.
permalink   Mon, Sep 8, 2008 @ 4:34 AM
Hey RT!! 4 You, Yeah I’d Go There. :)
Clarance Boddyker
permalink   Tue, Sep 30, 2008 @ 2:46 PM
Very interesting.

I want to say that maybe you could clean up the way you synch the pells, make them tighter or cleaner (The intro samples were a little jarring) but then, maybe this was your goal.

As the listener I respect your spirit of experimentation, Im definitely reminded of how we as a artists sometime pigeonhole ourselves when structuring sounds: cookie cutter verse-chorus-verse stuff. I like that predictability, don’t get me wrong, but not all the time.

Your work definitely makes listener think and see there are other ways with music. (Because listeners are so used to standard practices of making music, hearing tracks like this makes em think, which some see as a bad thing, rejecting the clarion call for change, progression and evolution.)

I don’t think this is experimentation for its own sake, which in itself is not progressive: this sounds like you put thought into it.

Definitely bugged out.
permalink   radiotimes Tue, Sep 30, 2008 @ 6:42 PM
Thanks for your insightful review.

You are correct when you say that the structured form of music is a great thing and I am a great fan of this approach. However here at CCM I see the opportunity to experiment with some great samples that not only fit to my work but also inspire it.

As a Sound Designer by trade I spend most of my time fitting music to film and when I produce work for CCM I always have an image in my head. I try to get this across in my mix so the listener can also form his or her own image.

Sometimes this approach may work and sometimes it may not but the whole idea is to have fun and also make the listener think a little.

If you take the last mix on the face of it it is a simple Cajun riff with a few words rhythmically laid on top. The intent however is to show that despite SuziQ’s sad tale of Father rejection she still provides great hope and the music bed is there to give that message emphasis. Nothing really philosophical or particulaly well thought out as the mix took about 40 mins to put together (yes that long!)

Thanks again for taking the time to comment and giving me the opportunity to do a little explaining about the evolution of some of my stuff!