Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Mana Shoji

13 comments:

Wurst1 said...

For this piece I interpreted it as though i was kind of trapped under water listening to mermaids sing to me. I felt as though the beginning started of really well and the transitions for the most part were integrated nicely. I would however clean up the end it sounded somewhat distorted and fuzzy. Overall good.

Alicia said...

i thought that your track turned out really well, overall it flowed together like a real song...you worked alot with the effects and it sounded super cool with the water... i enjoyed having the song being in another language bcuz it kept me wondering what was going to happen next, i found it very soothing.

andygarate07 said...

i love how its not english music and you have to interoperate the tone the woman sings to and as i see it she is in pain and is trapped looking for a way out. I do wish there was more closure at the end of the song...

Void_Form said...

From water to mellow music, an interesting transition.
I liked the transition at the beginning, with the music faint in the background. The ending transition was a little rushed, but still worked fine. In conclusion, a well made mellow piece.

SwollenMember said...

I really liked this piece a lot. I felt that the transitions between samples were excellent and drew the listener into the song. It seems to me that the piece took on somewhat of a bedtime story. At the start there is this terribly annoying baby crying, then the song is all this singing (none of which I understand, so I just made it up in my head) and it ends with this peaceful sound of water, frogs, and crickets.

chisato said...

A baby is drowning... but, it can be interpreted as a new baby born. You use a lot of effects and changes well. Your mix sounds very kind and soft.

steph95356 said...

I really like your sound. Just because I think I figured out what you were trying to say with this. It started out with a baby crying, after that we become adults which means responsibility and interaction and the busy hustle and bustle of everyday life and then at the end.....peace like water. Water is there at the begin and at the end which I think emplies how "flowing" our lives can get from splashing around to mellowing out. I like it you did a wonderful job on transitioning as well as playing around with the sound clips.

Jenn said...

The baby crying in the beginning with the harsher sounds of water churning made me almost scared for a few seconds there, but then as it transitioned it became more like voices soothing the cry and eventually pleasing the cry and making it clam in the end.
The piece also makes me think of finding your voice, going through its different stages to find the best part of it you want to use. Not being able to understand the words of the song leaves much room or the imagination.
The changes and add in that you incorporated in the piece were easy to find and nice on the ears, the flow turned out great

beta said...

... the fast jumping between the sides makes me extremely uncomfortable (it's almost painful). I was following nicely up to the point you put in the effect that drags the sound back and forth.


Ignoring that - I like the intro.
I love the music. I like the flow.

I do like the way it ends - Water to water.

Jeff said...

There is definitely and interesting mix going through the whole piece, and tying the beginning to the end with water is nice, and you could even possibly work it into the middle as well. The circular panning is crazy but kind of fun if your ears/brain can handle it. The motion of if makes me think to the water, as if it were draining or something. Movement is definitely an important aspect of the song.

Kenyatta27 said...

They are a lot of things going in the song, when you close your eyes you kind of feel like your right there. It’s good to hear the language spoke of other cultures other than just your own. It’s great.

chelseym said...

very interesting but I like it alot. I like the flow with the water and the baby in the beginning cracked me up. Good job though nice ending it was neat.

Tina said...

Extremely artistic in the beginning. Transitioning sounds really intriguing. Very chaotic and then transitions into a low-key ending. The flow of the song worked well. Great Job.