Posted 2009-10-19, evaluated by djpretzel
The second I heard (and understood) the concept behind Humans + Gears, I wondered whether Taucer would be doing something for the Humans half. I heard someone complain once that describing music as 'organic' is pretentious or silly or what not, but I disagree... when something is humanized, emotional, and performed with soul, I think calling it 'organic' - especially to disambiguate from quantized, sequenced electronica - is completely appropriate. Furthermore, in this instance, it literally makes sense, given the album's dichotomy between homo sapiens and mechs. Point being, Jeremy's JUST the artist you want contributing to the organic side of the equation, and he's put together an intimate, emotional arrangement of 'The Treasure Which Cannot Be Stolen' - project director Avaris writes:
"There really isn't much to say about this mix. It's breathtaking and thought provoking. I am honoured to say the least that Taucer made this mix and has waited patiently for it to be released. This mix encapsulates one of our main goals behind the project. And that was to make emotional mix that people could feel connected to. I'll stop talking because Jeremy's words describe his mix far better than mine ever could."
And what are those words, exactly? The artist writes:
"This mix is a very emotional one for me, and I think the story behind it is worth telling. As most (if not all) of you know, I coach gymnastics. It's far more than a job to me; the gym is my home, the kids I coach are my family. Back in October of '06, a hazmat plant next door to the gym exploded, and much of the town was blanketed in toxic fumes. For three terrifying days, I had no way of knowing if my kids were ok, and no way of contacting them to find out. That weekend, my girls had a competition at another gym. At that point, most of them had been forced to evacuate their homes, and didn't know when they'd be able to go back. That meet was the first I saw of them after the explosion, and I think seeing them all there made me more relieved than I'd ever been about anything in my life. The fact that, in spite of all that had happened, they still showed up, still came together, and on top of it all performed beautifully, made me more proud of them than I can ever describe. Their perseverance and dedication in spite of the explosion were absolutely inspiring. I started on this track when I got home from that meet. It was awhile later before I actually got to recording it or posting it anywhere, but it has still been driven by that original inspiration all the way. This song is dedicated to my kids, whom I love more than anything."
I'm gonna shut up now because honestly, that's one of the most moving stories behind a mix that I've ever heard, and the music matches & mirrors the emotion. Superlative.
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)
- Acoustic, Acoustic Guitar, Woodwinds
- Production > Live Recording
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