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Recently Matt and I posted a request for remixes of our song, Saturnine in the Macjams forums. To our delight, seven of our fellow MJ-ers took the files and agreed to take a crack at it.

Not surprisingly, the fastest working man in showbiz, electro estate, was the first to complete his version and the results are, I think, really beautiful.

I asked EE about his approach to the remix and this is what he had to say:

Well my approach was this:

Listen to the song and listen to my first hunch. I didn't over think a theory. I kept the song completely untouched in regards to composition. I just added beats and small touches to the song, mainly focusing on a slow uphill drama with percussion, while trying to not overpower the vocals.

In the end, I think there is a nice balance between vocal storyline, and beat. I see this less as a remix, and more of an alternate version of the original.
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If this remix inspires anyone else here to have a crack at remixing, please email me at ledebutant@gmail.com and I'll happily send the files to you. The terms for the remix are described in the forum thread I linked about. Matt and I intend for any remixers to be free to post the song on their own MJ page, but Mr. Estate requested that we post his version here, humble soul that he is.

The orginal song can be found here.

I hope you guys enjoy this as much as I did and thank you, Brandon!
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Lyrics
Saturnine

An empty book,
filled with photographs of you,
on the Great Wall of China,
Brooklyn, 1992.

Can't take back now what you've left behind.

We all fall,
(Endings never escape shame.)
We all fall
(Aren't you the one who never had a reason for love?)
We all fall
(and who will bear the blame?)

You're pulling faces now,
every feature in a frown.
It's our wedding day
and you said you didn't like my gown.

Can't give you now what I've left behind.
(and who's to blame?)

We all fall
we all fall
(and I'm not to blame)

Every photo fades,
the ink it drains away,
and in my empty book,
the pages start to fray.

I wonder if you know what you've missed.

We all fall...
Song Stats
Hits: 5392
Comments: 22
Fans: 21
Plays: 637
Downloads: 179
Votes: 33
Uploaded: Aug 25, 2006 - 10:42:52 PM
Last Updated: Aug 26, 2006 - 11:57:49 AM Last Played: Jun 13, 2019 - 07:40:31 AM
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Hardware:
MacBook Pro, eMac G4, various highly mysterious synths, Rode Nt-1a, G-5, EE's Korg
Software:
GB3, Logic Express, Audacity, iZotope Ozone Demo, Reason
Comments
Stun Nutz said 4687 days ago (August 25th, 2006)
stare at this spot and concentrate real hard %u2022
This IS freakin' beautiful... it has a meditative, church-like transcendence to it. It's one of those instances when you almost forget you are listening to music... it just puts you in a place... just listen to it again and see what I mean.
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datafunk said 4687 days ago (August 26th, 2006)
yummy
a perfect song to begin a sunny day.
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alley-oop said 4687 days ago (August 26th, 2006)
texture
This remix is pretty breath-taking. The mood and atmosphere are
wonderful. This mix has new textures, more eccentric maybe. Clarity
with the vocal is outstanding. This version has a deep, bigger feel. Less
intimate than the original. Quite impressive! bravo! kudos! I must listen
some more!
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AquilA said 4687 days ago (August 26th, 2006)
First Rate
Super take on a very nice tune. An ethereal blend of musical gems.
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perceptualvortex said 4687 days ago (August 26th, 2006)
Killer remix
It has a definite EE taste now. I completely agree with what Stun Nutz said, so reread his comment. The original is great, and this is a really nice version.
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Leon said 4687 days ago (August 26th, 2006)
A meld of styles
This version does not attempt to transform an already excellent song, but
rather successfully enhances it and brings it to another level of
experience that is quite different from the original version. It maintains
the wonderful elements of the original version, such as the paradoxically
simple elegance of LeDebutant's voice , while adding a spectrum of sonic
colors that renders the song in a style that is unmistakably Electro Estate.
It's like painting the Mona Lisa (er...Lisa, what a sweet coincidence!) in a
Picasso-esque style, and it comes out ultimately wonderfully surreal.
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Leon said 4687 days ago (August 26th, 2006)
A meld of styles
This version does not attempt to transform an already excellent song, but
rather successfully enhances it and brings it to another level of
experience that is quite different from the original version. It maintains
the wonderful elements of the original version, such as the paradoxically
simple elegance of LeDebutant's voice , while adding a spectrum of sonic
colors that renders the song in a style that is unmistakably Electro Estate.
It's like painting the Mona Lisa (er...Lisa, what a sweet coincidence!) in a
Picasso-esque style, and it comes out ultimately wonderfully surreal.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
said 4687 days ago (August 26th, 2006)
love the singing
the eco and the fx on the voice make the whole song Nice feeling
Nurse DRE said 4687 days ago (August 26th, 2006)
beautiful
absolutely beautiful - I love the lyrics (really connect to those), the melody, the beats and LeDeb's voice is fabulous ... everything is absolutely beautiful
jiguma said 4687 days ago (August 26th, 2006)
Excellent re-think
Lots of very big names would be very pleased with themselves if they'd
produced this. Excellent re-think of an excellent original. I still prefer
the original though - a "Life in a Northern Town" vibe if ever there was
one. :)
Neil
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Ed Hannifin said 4686 days ago (August 26th, 2006)
Listen to this....
...and then go listen to Cori Ander's 'Moove', back to back...

It'll be the most uplifting depressed you'll ever be in your life...

Lisa, your voice would carry the deep feeling in this song even if you
weren't such a good lyricist, but you are, and there we go...

This is a great remix, too... fills the headphones...a cathedral in the
ears for the modern age...

What was that thing Suzuki Roshi said? Something like, "Renunciation
doesn't mean giving up things. It means understanding that they all go
away." Something like that, anyway...

Lovely.

Ed
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said 4686 days ago (August 26th, 2006)
Zowie!
A fabulous remix of an already awesome bit of tuneage. EE is a master at
the mixing board and it shows here. What a totally pro sound! Very well
done folks.

Take care!


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FEEL said 4686 days ago (August 27th, 2006)
Subtle changes
Nice job Electro... they are subtle but with the included beat it seems that
everything is upfront more. The drums have a marching theme. This
was a great idea Lisa.
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illuminati said 4686 days ago (August 27th, 2006)
Great to have the EE touch added to this song
I dig the drums (during the composing of the original track, my only rule
was no drums, well, that and no monkey howls. It's worth noting that I did
break my own rule for the last 50 seconds or so. It was either that or the
monkeys.) and it's great to hear the song with the trademark EE monster
kit in play. I think I even hear a vocal track we didn't use that sneaks in
near the midpoint. Super work, Brandon.
Matt
Pie said 4685 days ago (August 28th, 2006)
Your signature...
...is all over this. I love that you have your own 'sound'.
Lovin' it!

Pie



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atonalis said 4683 days ago (August 30th, 2006)
great work EE.
i love the percussive work here.... off your path as was Indigo Child....... anyhoo...... this really did her comp n vox justice..... i loved the subtle sitar orchestration as well....... stellar tune......
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vbluesky said 4679 days ago (September 3rd, 2006)
very
EE style mix, good production and mix...
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said 4669 days ago (September 12th, 2006)
chills
I could not agree with more with everyone below
absolutly gorgeous
Hectorious said 4651 days ago (October 1st, 2006)
Great material
I'm really digging this vibe.
Just outstanding all around.
Thanks for posting!!
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tcarey said 4556 days ago (January 4th, 2007)
stunning
this is absolutely gorgeous beyond words. i don't know how you could concieve of something that beautiful in one sitting. you've given me something to work toward.
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Parichayaka said 3568 days ago (September 18th, 2009)
only now, after 3 years
i am finally coming across this jem. i'll have listen to the original again now, but this is outstandingly well done and beautiful.
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ramonaji said 3542 days ago (October 14th, 2009)
Soon I'll have enough
for a CD, that's a very small group of artists you're joining, just my absolute favorites! : )
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