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Reviews for "Day After The War"

Day After The War
by Ivan Chew
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Sat, Sep 11, 2010 @ 9:45 AM
 
urmymuse
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permalink   Sat, Sep 11, 2010 @ 10:18 AM
Hi Ivan, this is great. The piano sets the mood and then the various vocals build up a very evocative emotional track. I particularly like the way Cyberflints spoken word piece comes in , very nice.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sat, Sep 11, 2010 @ 10:27 AM
Hey, thanks for listening and commenting. Cyberflint’s pell worked really well. I still get goosebumps listening to it in the track :)
Speck
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permalink   Sat, Sep 11, 2010 @ 12:03 PM
Rather epic with lots of feeling, and changes that hold the ear. Well done.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sat, Sep 11, 2010 @ 2:48 PM
Heh, “epic” would be the original length of the track — 7 minutes! :) Thanks for the listen and comment, as always.
magmavander
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permalink   Sat, Sep 11, 2010 @ 12:45 PM
Wow! I love that… Wonderful mix of different parts and different voices. Very creative work
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sat, Sep 11, 2010 @ 2:49 PM
Thank you for saying that. I’ve to put on record that the ccMixter site made things very convenient and efficient for me. That let me have more time for the creative process.
coruscate
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permalink   Sat, Sep 11, 2010 @ 4:53 PM
I’ve had my vocals remixed, but none of my tracks yet so this was a pleasant first. And since it’s so experimental and artsy, it’s a real compliment to see it show up here.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sun, Sep 12, 2010 @ 12:50 AM
I was taking a break when creating the track. Came across your remix, played it while playing my track in the DAW. Something clicked. The rest was history :) Thanks for sharing!
 
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permalink   coruscate Sun, Sep 12, 2010 @ 1:54 AM
No problem on the sharing. Share and share alike. Who needs some big wig slackjawed executive we’ll make our own damn careers 8p
Admiral Bob
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permalink   Sat, Sep 11, 2010 @ 5:58 PM
A remarkable synthesis of what should be some pretty disparate parts, with the piano and the percussion holding it together, even as they change moods as well. The section with Lullaby is really, really nice, in particular.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sun, Sep 12, 2010 @ 12:53 AM
I’m still amazed at how well Suzi Q. Smith’s pell matched the track! Thanks for listening and comment, Richard.
debbizo
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permalink   Sat, Sep 11, 2010 @ 6:21 PM
Marvellous Ivan! Stirs emotions definitely! I have tears in my eyes. Straight to my favourites. I alreadly loved the pellas you’ve included but would never have thought of putting them all together. This is big!
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sun, Sep 12, 2010 @ 12:54 AM
Ah, the emotions… a librarian thing? LOL (edit: but seriously I thought the pell was especially poignant when used in this track. it amazes me too).
panu
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permalink   Sat, Sep 11, 2010 @ 6:36 PM
excellent, wise owl, sir.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sun, Sep 12, 2010 @ 12:56 AM
*bows*
timberman
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permalink   Sun, Sep 12, 2010 @ 5:32 AM
Mmmmm….like this a lot, the various parts, like different act in a theater play, held together by a theme. Like it a lot.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sun, Sep 12, 2010 @ 9:49 AM
Quote: St. Paul… like different act in a theater play, held together by a theme.That’s an apt description. Interestingly, I tagged this as an “audiostory” when I uploaded it but never thought of the track as a theater play. But now as you described it, I realised I had that concept all along. Thanks for the thumbs-up.
CiggiBurns
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permalink   Sun, Sep 12, 2010 @ 8:25 AM
What a glorious mix, CC, all the elements complementing the whole piece. Sensational. xxxx
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sun, Sep 12, 2010 @ 10:07 AM
Might as well let you know that I’m planning a version II for this track. And you’re already in it :)
 
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permalink   CiggiBurns Sun, Sep 12, 2010 @ 10:19 AM
Woo-hoo. I’m excited about that. Thank you. xxxx
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sun, Sep 12, 2010 @ 10:32 AM
oh dear… expectations! LOL
SackJo22
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permalink   Tue, Sep 14, 2010 @ 7:29 AM
Great juxtaposition of tones — both lyrically and sonically — so that you create an entirely new story with this remix. Very well done Ivan! And I am very pleased to get to be a part of it! Thank you! (Sorry for the late review — I have been working around the clock at my day job and have not had much opportunity for listening pleasures.)
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Tue, Sep 14, 2010 @ 11:25 AM
Thanks for taking time out to listen and comment, Susan. And please, you never have to be sorry for not leaving any comments/ replies here :)
serenityfrost
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permalink   Sat, Sep 18, 2010 @ 7:43 PM
Wow, you made my short ditty so dang pretty.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Sun, Sep 19, 2010 @ 3:24 AM
like flowers in a field, it was pretty in the first place. I merely trimmed them and put it in a musical vase. :)
MiElle
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permalink   Thu, Oct 28, 2010 @ 5:04 PM
Impressed… so impressed…
What can I say ? You’re clever, brilliant… What can I say ? I love your remix: the concept, each part of it… What can I say ? Thanks.
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Thu, Oct 28, 2010 @ 7:40 PM
Your comments are like lyrics! LOL. Thanks for your kind words. I know what you’re saying. Thank you very much :)
ken_k
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permalink   Tue, Dec 14, 2010 @ 7:14 PM
This is excellent. I can’t believe how everything blends so well. Very creative!
 
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permalink   Ivan Chew Wed, Dec 15, 2010 @ 5:26 AM
Hey thanks! I’ve learned that you can make a lot of stuff sound really well-blended by adjusting and matching the BPM. I use Audacity for that. You probably know this already :)