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Old 2010-02-08, 06:33
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Thumbs up MUSIC FORUM's SONG REVIEW # 2

So here we are, on review # 2! And what a great track to review, really. Yaz's track has gathered a lot of positive attention in its own thread. Why wouldn't it? It is a very beautiful piece of art that belongs in a museum of musical art.

So Yaz, these two guys have something to say about your inspiring track!

Enjoy!

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http://mizimo.bandcamp.com/
http://soundcloud.com/mizimo/voyager
Artist: Mizimo (Yaz)
Song title: "Voyager"
About song: Orchestral delight.
Genre: Electro orchestral
Vocal/Intrumental: Instrumental
Tools: Reason / Record

Review 1: The auteurist (Pete).
Review 2: jezob1.


Here's a quote from "Mizimo":


"You may have noticed I'm having a try at every genre that I can and mixing them about. This is a Classical and very slightly electro piece...Enjoy

This is a piece I've been working on for a looooooong while".




The Auteurist reviews Mizimo's 'Voyager'


Alright! To start with, I've posted my initial thoughts of Mizimo's 'Voyager' in the thread @
(Post #2)

Although shorter than the following review, it voices my sentiments towards the track clearly, and was based on one play, so indicates how the track appeals immediately upon first listen.
Anyhoos, on with the review...

ORIGINALITY
Of course this track's original, it's by Yaz! It's really hard to categorize the music of Mizimo, Yaz really is a serious genre hopper. I guess that's why this particular track grabbed me so much, it was completely unexpected. The track could be compared to other released pieces (I can't help but think of Oldfield's Tubular Bells whenever I listen @ 1.38ish!), but has enough diversity of style to remain truly original.

ESSENCE
I guess the essence of this track is it's emotion. It's a powerfully stirring track, although I don't actually know where Yaz is drawing on her own inspiration from. There's a hint of melancholy sadness in the BEAUTIFUL exotic instrument @ 0.55. The piano lines and lovely chord progressions throughout the intro fill me with hope. There are shades of trepidation before it all kicks @ 2.15, when your spine tingles uncontrollably. Mine did anyways.
There's a change at the 3.20 mark that's also very emotionally expressive.
Also, the spot fx that happens in the track at a couple of points,
the one that sounds like the inside of a cavernous piano, is awesome.
Sounds wicked. And that leads me on to...

PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE
Voyager is the pinnacle of Yaz's production skills thus far. I've given the track a burl in both headphones and monitors, and it's gratifying on both.
Lush, smooth, crisp, dynamic and yorkshire terrier are words that spring to mind when listening. There seems to be even levels of lows and highs in the mix, with nothing really competing with anything else. There's also a creative and effective use of the stereo field. I don't want to keep raving on about the ethnic instrument @ 0.55, but it has such 'textured' sound, a wonderful juxtaposition to the smoothness of the piano and strings. Yeah, and that boomy internal piano sound just plain works. Congrats on your producing/engineering of this one, Yaz.

SOUNDS/INSTRUMENTS QUALITY
Well, as stated above, the sounds and quality of this track are top notch.
While I would inevitably do things a wee bit differently, there is nothing that I can really fault. The sounds/instruments chosen are perfectly suited to expressing the raw emotion that Voyager voices. Fab.

OVERALL APPEAL
It's hard to imagine anyone not at least appreciating this track, and easy to imagine a whole bunch of people loving it. Unless 'yer a heartless bastard without an emotional bone in yer body', you'll draw something powerful out of this track. Here's a song that would sit beautifully in all manner of film scores, is exceptionally emotive and well produced. My only criticism (after all, this is a review!) would be that the drop at the end, before the final 'kick in' seems a bit long, and then the grand finish seems too short. Maybe the track would please the listener more by kicking in sooner and then playing the big finish though one more time. It's just to shiveringly good when it kicks, I don't want to have to wait for it!

So there you go. A brilliant composition and production from one of my favourites here on the music forum. Cheers Yaz! Pete.
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Old 2010-02-08, 06:36
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REVIEW : VOYAGER by MIZIMO


Its quite clear from the outset, this an expression of an inner resonance depicting a story through the medium of this track. Its gentle melodies combine with strong melancholic overtones which weave together in a dance. Some nice shifts in mood are quite evident none more so than phrase solemn at around 3.12 - thanks to a note or two catapulting the listener into whole new state of mind.

So anyway back to the start, the intro sets the scene and hints at what’s to come. Nice use of congas, although they feel a little rigid for my liking, which is noticeable more so in the intro due to there positioning in the mix - as the rest of the track has wonderful organic feel it.

Anyway, the melody is on its way which progresses well, the chorus stands out as it should; real good quality patch strings and piano sit very well together and at around 52 seconds the vocal hits, which brings with it a new dimension to the track - now things are getting hot - then goes never to be used again.

Its very much a journey from here on in, never gets stale at any point, forever moving, nice interchange of tones and sounds, all sitting very well in the mix together with their positioning clearly defined in the stereo field.

The performance I think very much complements the gentle melody, in its soft approach, timing/groove as a whole is good, just feel the congas get in the way of that at times.. Regroove their ass girl !!

Composition, whats to be said, bob on.

I have one more suggestion, give the final phrase some more purpose… your home right - a little more energy.

On a final note, top draw and indeed pleasure to review, even more so to listen too.

Anyway time to take my white ass back across to 8 mile.


Jeremy.


PS wouldnt be out of place on Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
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Old 2010-02-08, 09:10
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I like this it sounds great!

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It would be an honor if you could review my song for me.

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JESUS CHRIST MIZIMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow just wow, what an amazing piece. I hope your proud of it
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Old 2010-02-08, 12:26
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First off thanks guys for the reviews. I mean they are above and beyond my expectations. This could prove to be a very useful learning tool for users of this forum. It's a beautiful piece and I am proud of it but will have a look at altering a couple of things mentioned above.
Thanks again

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I like this it sounds great!

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JESUS CHRIST MIZIMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow just wow, what an amazing piece. I hope your proud of it
Ah thanks evers so much. Ha lol laughing at the JESUS CHRIST bit..................
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It would be an honor if you could review my song for me.

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Certainly! Check your PM for info!

Cheers,

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Hi Yaz,

Just checking your track again having read through the reviews..... I think I agree bout the final section finishing too soon..... if you didn't want to repeat it maybe see how a sustained chord at the end feels.... I disagree about the break before the final section, I like the anticipation and i think that could even be held a tad longer.... Pete....
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Hi Yaz,

Just checking your track again having read through the reviews..... I think I agree bout the final section finishing too soon..... if you didn't want to repeat it maybe see how a sustained chord at the end feels.... I disagree about the break before the final section, I like the anticipation and i think that could even be held a tad longer.... Pete....
Yeh, it's an idea. Thanks Pete
 

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