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hako iri musume (PD remix)


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particledots

 Genre: Acoustic

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I heard Dan Timmerman's lovely song a few days ago and it kind of hypnotised me

http://macjams.com/song/60879

I asked if he would let me try to do something with the music and he graciously obliged

The first thing I realised when I started to deconstruct the piece was that the original was extremely well put together and I had real trouble trying to do anything differently. After a number of trial mixes, none of which were as good as the original I decided to try a different tack - one of subtraction and one of emphasising the subtle and fragile elements that were already there

So, in my version, the drums are gone (reluctantly) and I sampled Dan's voice, using it as an atmospheric pad at different points during the song. I also decided to arrange other elements including the vocal harmonies and the guitar and bass parts - building them up as the song develops. I added some other atmospheres of my own and some very subtle glitch....

Dan - I hope you like this version...I think it is a great song and you have a great talent for melody and songwriting

Thanks for letting me work on it

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Lyrics
Hey there, quiet little bird, I hear you singing under your breath, and that's why I ask, "What are you really waiting for?" and "why would you hide such a voice?" You can't know what harmony waits outside this cage. Hey there pretty girl, what are we waiting for? Is there something I should know? Hey there pretty girl, what are you hoping for? You know it's time for you to fly. What are we really waiting for and what have they been hiding you from? You can't know what love you have missed tucked in their arms. But it's warm there, and it's easy. I know, I remember. They'll never turn you away, so c'mon pretty darling, won't you sing with me tonight?
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Uploaded: May 18, 2010 - 09:25:02 PM
Last Updated: May 18, 2010 - 09:26:31 PM Last Played: May 05, 2017 - 09:35:27 AM
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Comments
airportseven said 2562 days ago (May 18th, 2010)
Excellent decon Bryn
really beautiful.
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particledots said 2561 days ago (May 18th, 2010)
Cheers Kevin
It really is a beautiful song - I agree
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awigze said 2561 days ago (May 18th, 2010)
Bryn and Dan
nice rendering... very sensitive to the original
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particledots said 2561 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
thanks andy
i tried really hard to do as you mentioned
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dantimmermans said 2561 days ago (May 18th, 2010)
woah - thanks for your efforts!
I am really liking this, Bryn. I've never had my voice sampled or a tune remixed so this is something very different and an interesting experience for me. I can't wait to get home and hear this on some decent speakers - it sounds like there's a lot of delicious rumbling going on down there!
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Outtaorbit said 2561 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
This is lovely
Paul Simon..... is he on here?.....sounds like it.
wonderful writing
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particledots said 2561 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
yep
paul simon stopped by but he didnt sing
he chose to play the kazzoo but i chose not to use that track
i agree - very wonderful writing from dan

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egobandit said 2561 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
musume
I like the way it sounds when you say it, I like the treatment you gave this very lovely song. Now I have to go and listen to the original.
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davisamerica said 2561 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
wow....
quiet amazing work here. Bryn you have created a masterpiece from a super track. Dan...great song. Downloaded
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particledots said 2561 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
thank you jack
and thanks for the mention in the forum too

kudos to dan
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sloparts said 2561 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
Nice work Bryn
I went and listened to Dan's original, and I like them both. Your version has a certain subtleness and feel to it that makes it a smooth listen. But I really like Dan's version too, because the drums seem to give that one a little more energy and cohesiveness.

It's such a beautiful song that you both can be proud of you individual efforts. Kudos to you for doing such a wonderful job of reinterpreting Dan's original.

Ed
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ShadowofNine said 2561 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
Such a great song
And the Bryn touch just brings it to a new level of accomplishment and gem of a piece and a gem like production...
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shavingronaldscar said 2561 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
beautiful!
but too short! Very nice rendition, stellar job on this one.
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Go_Turtle_Go said 2561 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
excellent!
reminds me of certain tracks of Jonsi's new album. Slow build-up with driving elements. Smooth production. Glitch in the beginning? Very good job on the music and the remix, DT and PD!
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particledots said 2561 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
thanks marc
i just got the jonsi album but havent listened yet
very, very mild glitch at the beginning...it was difficult for me to 'add' to dan's original tracks cos they were so good so i took the option of subtracting and enhancing...the glitch is based on an organ piece that was in the original
luv
marlon
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Char said 2561 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
It is
as if pain and suffering and yearning are sounds. Quite dramatic and riveting. :)
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MarkHolbrook said 2561 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
Super cool
and smooth! Excellent.
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jdholliday said 2561 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
wow
how do you do it? Amazing. do me next, just kidding, but wow very cool I like it a lot!
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VicDiesel said 2561 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
Atmospheric
This song already has most of what it needs in the vocals, and a single guitar could carry it. However, you've been quite subtle in adding more elements, and it really builds nicely. The bass at the end sounds a bit overdone to me.
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particledots said 2561 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
but
i love bass
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Vic Holman said 2561 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
subtle
speaks volumes. excellent/stunning work
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scofugate said 2560 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
Tranquility
Nice rendition of the original. you did an outstanding job!
Smoooth and full of emotions. I enjoyed reading how you went about its transition. I can learn something from that.!!
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drakonis said 2560 days ago (May 19th, 2010)
greatness upon greatness
The original has a strong tenderness, which you have enhanced and enriched... not sure which I like better, they both are uniquely beautiful, yours has more "air" and dynamics, the original is slightly more "insistent" (useless intangible linguistics here, but the best I could manage to explain.) Whatever, I really like them both! :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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DWL said 2560 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Fascinating remix
Great atmosphere and I like how you've used the vocals.

Splendid work

Cheers

Dick
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tempie said 2560 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
man
what a good tune. love the glitches and the vocal sampling, i think your version actually adds to the emotional impact of the tune, not easily done since the original is so good. great job man.
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Lennon714 said 2559 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
ok
I listened to this first, then went to the original and came back. Your additions are so subtle and understated, yet they work perfectly. There's a bit of a swell at 1:17 that I expected to usher in a wall of sound. But it backs down and lets the vocal take center stage. Enjoyed a ton. DL'd. Thanks Bryn and Dan!
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2559 days ago (May 21st, 2010)
Great song
and an expert deconstruction/reconstruction too. Somehow I missed the original: I'm off to hear that next. But this is lovely on its own merits, just entrancing. One of my favorite MJ listens of 2010, no exaggeration.
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magnatone said 2558 days ago (May 22nd, 2010)
hako
oh lord, this is beautiful, BEAUTIFUL!
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billykirsch said 2558 days ago (May 22nd, 2010)
Great
Beautiful rendition of an already excellent song. Different and as good as the original.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2558 days ago (May 22nd, 2010)
I was actually...
... waiting for the remix after reading your comment on the original post. The song already had a unique voice to it... you took it and made it your own, kinda more special. I love this!
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ste said 2555 days ago (May 25th, 2010)
レモンの入れもん
didn't listen to the old version so fresh to this. great build to this and splendid sound bed for the vox. nice work.
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papag said 2379 days ago (November 16th, 2010)
remixed for the good
This has such lovely textures and vocals.

Thanks for the dl :)
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Gaylen75 said 2349 days ago (December 16th, 2010)
I love this
I am seriously this guy. i wanna do this kinda stuff.
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