DemanusFlint

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    http://www.duke.edu/~jfw7

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    Jonathan Wall
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  1. No, this isn't a noise mix. I submitted a noise mix, and it got turned down. This ReMix doesn't make any sense at all to me.
  2. Well, thanks again for comments, everyone. I don't think I'm going to resubmit this-- it'd just be too tough to rework a lot of it. I have some ideas and tracks laid down for another piece, though, so keep an eye out for what happens next! This one is a little poppier and should be a lot of fun to play around with, and I'm really excited about getting something new finished. I'll leave the link to Escalloniaceae up, though. Thanks again for listening and responding!
  3. Oh wow, you know someone in Alarm Will Sound? That's awesome. The Aphex album is kind of disappointing in its inconsistency, but there are some excellent moments. One of my favorite contemporary orchestral composers is definitely Jóhann Jóhannsson, although he does have a tendency to get kind of schmaltzy. Jonny Greenwood is really shaping up to be an interesting composer as well. I love me some Ondes Martenot!
  4. Thanks for replying, guys. cawnil, thanks for the compliments, although we could probably do without some of the shtyjdgfgt hate (despite my own statements about the usual OCR genres). Radiowar, what tracks by CotMM are you referring to? I'm listening to a few of his, and nothing's jumping out to me as being especially similar. Great mixes, though! Theory of Nonexistence, I'm afraid that your recommendations aren't going to work out-- I left the mbira and zither at home, so re-recording some of those key parts couldn't happen for a while. A resub that I mixed anytime soon would basically just add or subtract, not so much modify.
  5. http://www.ocremix.org/forums/showthread.php?t=11421 Wow, I thought I would have to be the one to commit the thread necromancy. So thanks, Radiowar, and congratulations on the recent ReMix! But yeah, I'm sorry this didn't get accepted too. I definitely can see where some of the criticism is coming from-- I've been asked before what's going on in some of my songs beneath all the layers, and the answer isn't always enough. The bass/percussion could probably be changed up a bit as well, although they're still far from direct sampling (especially the drums). I also suppose that the "crowd noise" (although it pains me to simplify them so) could be less constant and, therefore, more effective. I do wish that the ending had gone over better, though. Although it's harsh and distorted, it's also one of the song's sparser moments, and the flute lines are the most exposed there, and some of the percussive clanging going on through there is really great. I'm also not positive about how I would go about with arrangement-- the mbira and zither are pretty much set, as far as I'm concerned, and I'm really not sure how new/arranged material would fit in beside them. I think the framework I've built is already pretty much full (overflowing, perhaps?) at this point. So what does everyone think? Do I try resubmitting this, or have I painted myself into a non-OCR corner, too limited by my (developing) personal aesthetic? Let me know what you think, please! Oh, and if any judges happen through here, I'd love to start a dialogue! --Jonathan oh and ps.. wat
  6. btw http://www.ocremix.org/forums/showthread.php?t=11591 pwnt amirite
  7. http://www.duke.edu/~jfw7/DemanusFlint-_Escalloniaceae_(version)+.mp3 Submission! This is the final version of the song, and I'm finally going to see how the judges like it (in x weeks). This is a more substantial rehaul than the difference between the last two, so hopefully it addresses some of the issues raised. A long distorted outro has been added, and while I guess I could possibly end up hating it in the long run, I really think this is how I definitely want the piece to sound. Thanks for everything, everyone!
  8. Just an update, guys... I've been extending the piece with an intro more in line with the stuttering that opens up the actual song and trying to make everything sound perfect, and then I'm planning on submitting. I'll post it here as well, of course, but I'm not sure if I can wait around for many more comments. Thanks for everything you've said so far!
  9. New mix... I've added some glock, some melodica, some guitar, and I think the general mix is a little bit better. The effect of all this, though, is that the melody is even more buried through the piece. What do you think, should I add another solo melodic line? I'm also pretty sure that it'll need to be longer, so I'll work on that too. Edit: Eek! I re-uploaded... if the version you listened to cut off suddenly, things should be fixed now. Edit: Links removed, let me know if you want them.
  10. Thanks, everyone! I've really enjoyed all of the compliments-- I'm a huge fan of the work that all of the other ReMixers have been doing over the years, but I do feel that there's plenty of musical territory left to explore. The idea with modulating the mbira's melody is a good one, but unfortunately it was recorded live (as is nearly every other sound) and I'm not planning on redoing any tracks (assuming nothing's extremely problematic). I did, however, realize that I could record some glockenspiel or melodica on top of things while maintaining the general flow of the piece, and maybe even some light piano work, so maybe I can get some actual harmonies going on. I'll upload separate versions and link to them in the original post, and hopefully I get something we're all happy with. Thanks again!
  11. Any more comments would be greatly appreciated!
  12. Yeah, I think cluttered is the point. I feel that bringing the melody out is going to be problematic, too... in terms of arrangement there's honestly not a whole lot going on. And it's okay if my music taste is odder than yours... IDM is still pretty neat, anyway.