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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2009
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    Hey youse!

    We just put a new song online as separate tracks for remixing. The track Revitty is originally a melancholy noise-twang-ballad, but de-/reconstructions are what at least I am interested in.

    More info and the tracks here.

    Oh yeah, there's a potential for free swag in it for the brave souls who go at it. I'd love to see what you lot come up with.
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    I'm definitely in. Will have a play at the weekend. x
    • CommentAuthorEvJ
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2009
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    I've just begun tinkering this morning. It's really good material. Might be the end of the week before I have anything to show though.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2009
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    cue dubstep remix

    bwah ha ha ha. awesome
    • CommentAuthorEvJ
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2009
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    cue dubstep remix

    bwah ha ha ha. awesome


    No Such Luck.

    I responded to the textures more than anything else. The arrangement is the same, less a little chopped off the opening, and I kept elements of the theremin and synth/organ parts, but beyond that its a complete reworking. Enjoy?
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2009
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    @ EvJ: Good good, I like the abstract glitch take. The guitar treatment got special appreciation form the band as well.

    I've been neglecting this thread badly, sorry about that (and thanks for the stickification back there, Warren). I look forward to the possible Kemper Norton version and the dubsteppy remix. :)

    I'll probably be putting up a note on the first remixes on the blog next week or so, with the files hosted on our server and with the appropriate links to your sites.

    (As an aside and update, the vinyl will apparently come out in June. Oh boy oh boy.)
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    ..Working on it the next few days. Really like the vocal stuff in particular, and finding it hard to change a bellowed note. And taphead , what in the name of Satan have you done to that so-called theremin ?
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2009
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    Ha!

    I think on this one our thereminist is hitting the pitch antenna with some metal wire. Possibly some ring modulation thrown in for good measure as well?
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    Yeah..that ring modulation'll do it. It sounds just lovely. xx
    • CommentAuthorEvJ
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2009
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    @ taphead

    I'm glad you liked it, I was worried it was a bit too far from the original material to really appeal. The guitar part is made with various delays and reverbs, controlled by a noise gate with a side chain from the drum track. The clicky glitch part is actually the bass line, again gated and processed. The vocals are still there, and I think they're audible at high volume, but they have a denoiser set to remove the entire voice part, leaving the weird random beep artifacts, and only mixed in for the choruses. Just like Kernowdrunk, I loved the theremin sound, and I couldn't change it or leave it out.

    I may use this remix for a Uni application portfolio, as long as you're cool with that? I really like the sounds in the original, and I think the way I responded to them is representative of my work. I think it would look very good for me...
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2009
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    @ Kernowdrunk

    I checked with out thereminist, and apparently that's pretty much the vanilla sound of the pitch antenna being bowed with jagged and bent metal wire that comes into frequent contact with the antenna. It's probably my favourite of his tricks, as well.

    @ EvJ

    I think I can safely say we don't mind departures from the original. At least I usually love remixes and covers that pick up on some unexpected detail of the original, take it out of context or otherwise deviate from it. Mutations good. (BTW, huge thanks for the process info as well. As a sound manipulation geek, that stuff is gold. Using a denoiser to remove the voice? Nicely done.)

    As far as the portfolio is concerned, go right ahead. It's your remix, so as long as the original gets credited as well, we have no objection whatsoever. Hope they like it!
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2009
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    The first four remixes are in; more on those on the blog, with downloads and links for the curious.

    It's been fun seeing the directions people have gone with this. Oldschoolish industrial, an abstract glitch take, a dark ambient version and a dubstep mix make for a lovely coctail. Keep 'em coming.

    Most likely we'll put up another track after this one's done, too.
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    @Kernowdrunk

    In Revitty I indeed play the theremin with a squiggly piece of wire. The idea is to produce a scrapy raspy sound with an occasional yelp. There are no other effects involved.
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    @taphead Halfway through a reimagining of Revitty. Will send when ready. I'm an old hand at missing deadlines.....

    @Vornaskotti What a lovely noise it makes !

    Off to listen to the other remixes now.......
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2009 edited
     (5415.15)
    Ah, the band has had their say about the five mixes in thus far, and so the results are in. As we got a very manageable five mixes, all of which were very nice, it's SWAG FOR ALL.

    The mixes are available over at the blog, downloadable and freely distributable.

    @EvJ, give us a holler, yeah?

    And the kit is still up, if anyone wants to join in on the fun.

    Regards,
    Älymystö