Deep Roots Remix Event

Reviews for "Dawn, New Life"

Dawn, New Life
by venusvulture
Recommends (3)
Tue, May 6, 2008 @ 2:05 AM

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permalink   Wed, May 7, 2008 @ 10:39 AM
Sitting at my desk with open window on a wonderful spring day, I waited for starting of the track after pushed the play button. I realized after 30 sec. that the track is still running, the birds outside have made nearly the same sound. Funny!

I like the two(?) samples/tracks seen as separated. I don_t feel they suit together so well combined IMHO. Or perhaps I just don_t get it? ;-)
permalink   Sun, May 18, 2008 @ 10:58 AM
I was pleased to see that you’ve posted here, as I’ve had (and enjoyed) tracks from your Resting Bell Creative commons release in my mp3 player since it came out February-ish or so. I recommend it to all, downloadable from:

I like the field recording which gets this one going, as birdsong and lowing cattle can help set an atmosphere. When your initial drone sets up in the background, it’s a natural evolution—after all, electronic sound is not a thing divorced from nature, but a part of nature we create with machinery to express our experience of nature.

I like the way that you weave the sounds into the field mix with a
subtlety—as if some hidden set of instrumentalists were providing sounds off stage for the grand stage of the Spring field.

The blending is very nice, as when a crescendo of drone is punctuated by a loud “moo”.

When I go into the fields, I am struck not only by the high ends of birdsong and insect-song, but also by the low end sounds. The choice to resonate the drones mostly in the high end is interesting, and yet I’d like to hear some “low end” as well. I also believe that a bit of fade-in, fade-out with the field recordings of the nature sounds might add to their poignancy, so that they remain an instrument in their own right in the mix. When they do in fact fade out, they enhance the power of the drones.

The drones you use are quite lovely, and I’m glad that you don’t succumb to the temptation to make them too piercing—it’s important to the mix that they be part of the “environment” of the sound, and not avenging angels of ear-splitting melody.

I love minimal ambient which is purely a single drone theme, but here it might be interesting to
vary in a lower contradrone, so as to give the piece slightly more variation. The sounds you’ve got are entirely lovely—yet I suggest that their loveliness could be enhanced with a bit more contrast.

Still, a very solid, ambient piece—and I hope that this remix post lets people discover your very solid Resting Bell album!
permalink   Sun, May 18, 2008 @ 2:15 PM
I really like this. Very engaging on some subliminal level. There is something about beautiful field recordings that I find entrancing. And then the processed vocals - pretty and haunting - feels like some fusion of The State of Vermont and the Solaris soundtrack.
permalink   Fri, Sep 5, 2008 @ 2:30 PM
I can’t even hear a vocal part in there. :(