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Reviews for "My Apocalypse Now (scmixer dark clouds mix)"

My Apocalypse Now (scmixer da...
by s.c.mixer
Recommends (12)
Wed, Mar 5, 2008 @ 3:08 PM

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permalink   Wed, Mar 5, 2008 @ 3:24 PM
I love it - almost a little symphonic - who needs categories, when it’s just a great remix!
permalink   s.c.mixer Wed, Mar 5, 2008 @ 3:29 PM
Wow! Fastest review ever!! — at least for me! :)

Glad you liked it! Yes, kind of symphonic also.
permalink   Wed, Mar 5, 2008 @ 10:27 PM
Very lush, great job with the pella; I loved the subtle bass drum- I could almost hear Cyndi Lauper covering this; the doubletime snicketiness was nice too, I was wanting for a big 90-bpm snare “SMACK” at times, but the overall flow was great, good job!
permalink   s.c.mixer Thu, Mar 6, 2008 @ 3:04 PM
Cindy Lauper? I only know “Girls just wanna have fun” :P

Glad you liked it!
permalink   Thu, Mar 6, 2008 @ 1:49 AM
Very nice atmosphere
nice arp piano sounds!!!
permalink   s.c.mixer Thu, Mar 6, 2008 @ 3:05 PM
Thanks for reviewing! And congrats for the pick!!
permalink   Thu, Mar 6, 2008 @ 12:05 PM
yes.. nice atmosphere, great piano and excellent arrangement. allthough during the whole song I waited for somekind of badass beat to set in…. the song was almost predestined for it…
permalink   s.c.mixer Thu, Mar 6, 2008 @ 3:08 PM
My original idea was to keep the beats to a minimum, to give an ambient or chill effect, and I tried to stick with that. But maybe harder beats could do better, you’re right.

Thanks for your review!
permalink   Thu, Mar 6, 2008 @ 11:19 PM
Wow. This one really works for me. : )
permalink   s.c.mixer Fri, Mar 7, 2008 @ 2:29 PM
Glad you like, thanks for reviewing.
permalink   Fri, Mar 7, 2008 @ 5:01 AM
s.c.mixer Thu, Mar 6, 2008 @ 3:04 PM
Cindy Lauper? I only know “Girls just wanna have fun” :P

Glad you liked it!

Cyndi Lauper was big in the 80’s with hits like True Colors and Time After Time.
As far as your mix. VERY Nice Work.
permalink   s.c.mixer Fri, Mar 7, 2008 @ 2:37 PM
Thanks for the info. After searching for these tracks I found that I actually knew them… just that I didn’t know they were sang by Cindy Lauper :)

And thanks for the review!
permalink   duckett Fri, Mar 7, 2008 @ 10:02 PM
Yeah- sorry about that, I always liked Cyndi; maybe she’s no chart-buster now, but definitely unique! I can’t help but love talented people who refuse to be anything but who they are, popular taste be damned…
permalink   Sat, Mar 8, 2008 @ 3:00 AM
Loved this! Good ideas and perfect implementation.

I love this version but I agree it would also sound very cool with a more in-your-face beat :)

A lighter beat could also sound good. I think the ‘problem’ here is that the hard and fast hi-hats make you anticipate a bigger beat. But that’s only a problem on the first listen! Then it all really makes sense.
permalink   s.c.mixer Sat, Mar 8, 2008 @ 9:04 AM
I could not explain it better, really.
But the original intention was to keep a double tempo feeling (fast and slow)…
So this could also be “dubstep”, but without the big bass drop :)

Thanks for the review!
Kaer Trouz
permalink   Sat, Mar 8, 2008 @ 10:20 PM
I fianlly got to hear this- it has been remixed a bunch of times now, and I like this one for it’s sort of Micheal Gondry-esque child-like qualities- you made the voice sound more delicate than the original pella was I think. I love the piano movement and what it lends to the pathos of the lyrics.
permalink   s.c.mixer Sun, Mar 9, 2008 @ 7:33 AM
Thanks! Your review was the most awaited one (for obvious reasons). I’m glad you could finally hear this :)
About the voice, the only difference with the original is lots of reverb applied; and the final global EQ maybe helped to the “more delicate” effect.
Clarance Boddyker
permalink   Sun, Mar 9, 2008 @ 8:47 PM
Yeah, I see the C.L. comparisons from the way you treated the vocal, but it is great work, you give her voice a haunting quality.

Sounds very professional, I can imagine turning on the radio and hearing this, you weave together that tragic piano and all the sound elements nicely.

I like this mix, don’t think you should change it, it works, but I would have like to have heard a harder beat or bassline backing her voice.

Great work.
permalink   s.c.mixer Mon, Mar 10, 2008 @ 5:17 PM
To sound professional is a big compliment for me, thanks! :)

Harder beats… yes, seems everyone expected them… but no! It is what it is :P
permalink   Sun, Mar 16, 2008 @ 6:31 PM
Wow, this is great. The piano is really nice. Has a very nice subtle build to it and then a perfect ending. Sound quality is lovely.
permalink   Sun, Mar 30, 2008 @ 6:44 AM
very cool mix. Like Philp Glass with vocals.

Its a touch digitally bright in the eq which is a little painful on the opening section but i like where you are at with it.
permalink   Fri, Apr 25, 2008 @ 7:59 PM
Hey SC, Ive just noticed your take on this, I remixed it myself and have a soft spot for the song. I really like this, the piano gives it a light upbeat vibe which is already present in the vocals. I think you gave it the treatment it deserves too as I beleive its supposed to be happy and upbeat. well done.
Scott Altham
permalink   Sun, Aug 10, 2008 @ 9:00 AM
Very cool. Not much more to say than that. It just works….