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Acting So Strangely (with michael 2)



 Genre: Electropop

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Here is a combination of about 6 different mixes I did for Michael 2's 'Acting So Strangely' which was originally made for the RPM challenge.

first section (0:00 - 0:45) is the very first reference mix i did - raw vocals (from me - no treatment/reverb etc) very little backing track in the mix, just a few synth elements

second section (0:45 - 1:25) an alternate full mix fades in (not posted anywhere else)

third section (1:25 - 2:15) an almost a cappella section - just the vocals, bass and synths

fourth section (2:15 - 2:40) another almost acappella section - different treatment on the vox and no bass or guitar

fifth section (2:40 - 2:55) a brief interlude with the original raw untreated mix

sixth section (2:55 - 3:30) a mix with just guitars and bass and vocal

seventh section (3:30 - 4:15) just synths and vocals again

eighth section (4:15 - 5:04) michael 2's original rpm mix

I thought it might be interesting to post this to illustrate the dilemmas that you are faced with when you start to deconstruct and reconstruct a track. Many options and possibilities start to become apparent.

Unfortunately, no matter how much you may want to, you can't use all of them

See if you can spot the joins where the different mixes fade in and out


Here are links to other versions/mixes of this song

Acting So Strangely by michael2 + particledots

Vocally Strangely (a cappella) by filters are fun (PD + M2)

Acting So Strangely by particledots and M2 (blend of 6 seperate mixes)
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Uploaded: Mar 13, 2010 - 07:34:08 PM
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2010 - 11:51:54 PM Last Played: Jan 25, 2018 - 01:36:28 PM
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bud said 2928 days ago (March 13th, 2010)
This would make an interesting game
of musical chairs - grab a seat when the mix changes. I love them all - and find this works really well. If you hadn't said anything no one might have noticed - just another magic blender concoction. My wife just said "I really like this." She has a good ear.
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Demeter7 said 2928 days ago (March 13th, 2010)
For letting us hear this, Bryn.
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jdholliday said 2928 days ago (March 13th, 2010)
very cool amazing diversity of talent on here I could never do this!
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michael2 said 2928 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
is a super cool idea. just genius. why pick one mix when you can use them all? love how your mind works.
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Jim Bouchard said 2927 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
this is nice. What I had in mind; gotta download this when I'm not on the laptop and can listen better on the big speakers.
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DWL said 2927 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
Very odd
Strange idea but it actually holds together very well.


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Vic Holman said 2927 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
i like this one too. i listened to this one late last night, and the melody was still stuck in my head this morning. all the vocal tracks are outstanding.
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ic42 said 2926 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
4-dimensional slice of music
so interesting to hear the different versions melt together. It does give a glimpse into the mind-boggling choices we make to create the final product. Bryn, this is a brilliant idea for aurally diagramming the process of creation and refinement. Kudos for this, and Michael really shines here too with such strong material.
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egobandit said 2926 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
its like
seeing fm waves like someone lifting up the visor and revealing all that cant be scene. Great work guys Its like an eno collab. Beautiful
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Outtaorbit said 2924 days ago (March 17th, 2010)
nicely nicely done
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shavingronaldscar said 2923 days ago (March 18th, 2010)
Au contraire
You can use them all, and you do a damned good job of it! This is wickedly good.
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lengold said 2921 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
insight into the way you work Bryn. I liked all of them, very much.

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awigze said 2919 days ago (March 22nd, 2010)
great job
Wow - I can hear the amount of talent in every consideration you made on this tune. Overall, it was very laid back. I am going to have to revisit this when there is less going on to appreciate the full impact. Nicely done y'all.
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Electropop (also called Technopop) is a subgenre of synth pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s. Numerous bands have carried on the electropop tradition into the 1990s and 2000s.

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