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{Vic} Sigur Ros- Milanó (Demo)

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Okay, go easy on me here. It's just the demo so when/if I get done with this song it'll be a little different and hopefully much better. I really, REALLY like this song. It's probably my favorite from Sigur Ros. Maybe what I've got here is good, maybe it's sacrilege. I'd like to know what you think.

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Finish it! :D

I looove Sigur Rós, I listen to them all the time.
I think what you did with the song is perfect for making a re-mix, it doesn't sound too over-run with the electronic sounds. It preserves enough of the sound of the original song and melody especially with that piano. The intro was awesome, it was like you kept the original piano notes from the song, but replaced the other sounds with some electronic trance-sounding stuff. I really like listening to it but it's just too short, a WIP though.

One thing that I would suggest is if you could find a piano sound that is a bit softer than the one you used here. It sounds like the keys are being pressed hard here unlike in the original song where they are very soft notes, although it does seem suiting of a trance remix to have a different piano sound.

I gotta thank you though, I love Sigur Rós, they are one of my top 3 bands. Until I saw this I hadn't ever listened to the song Mílanó before, now it is one of my faves by them, an absolutely great song. I just did a search here for "Sigur Rós" because I was curious and found this :)

5/5 the song sounds great so far.
8/10 for the work in progress.

good job mehng

sigur ros is always nice

It's Sigur Ros!

To start, this review is coming from someone who has spent countless hours listening to Sigur Ros and other post-rock bands.

About what the guy below me said about the buildup being too slow, I would have to disagree. In the post-rock world (even though this is a computer-generated mix, you seem to be willing to keep the post-rock theme), too slow of a buildup is 9+ minutes. If anyone wants proof, go listen to Ara Batur (on the album Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust). 7 minutes of buildup where nothing musically spectacular happens, and is still one of the best songs ever created. The buildup is fine (too short if anything). Maybe it could use a buildup to where a slight bass or synth is introduced at around 1:10 (just hypothetically) or so, and then have it's exposion at 2:15 or so (once again, I kind of randomly came up with it). Anyways, enough about the buildup.

Now about the repetitiveness. In order to keep this song from getting too repetetive, you must keep making subtle changes that in time become big changes that lead to explosions of delightful sound, keeping the same melody (about the 4 minute mark of Milano). Anyways, basically what I'm saying is that the repetitive melody is fine, although you must have the instruments around the melody be going somewhere. Of course, without the amazing 'hopelandic' singing of sigur ros, this will be difficult.

Also, something to consider would be (since this a computer-generated mix) to at some point change the melody into a synth of some kind. I'm not sure it would work, but it certainly is something that is worth experimenting with. Also, you could try layering the melody with one deeper reverberating synth while you have another more 'pingy?' cheerful trancy synth.

Now to the beat. I'm not really sure what to do about it. I mean, it sounds fine as it is, but it's not spectacular. In the original Milano, the use of cymbals is really what drives the song into euphoria. It would sound less techo-y that way, and I'm not sure if that's what you want, but anyway, just something to think about.

Well, that's my best attempt at just throwing out some things for you to think about. Throw away the crap in this review, and keep whatever you think is a good idea. Making a mix of anything Sigur Ros is certainly a task to be reckoned with. Good luck with this and the rest of your music!


ZOMGBIE responds:

Awesome. Thanks for the insight. I'm glad to see another Sigur Ros fan on NG. I'll say what I said before, it was a rough demo I put together in about an hour and a half on the FL8 demo and I couldn't save it, so the next time you hear this, it won't sound completely like this, if at all. But I see exactly what you're saying, and yes remixing Sigur Ros ain't easy. I've got all these ideas floating around in my head about how I want this to sound and I'm not sure how to pull it off. It'll take some time, but I'm pretty passionate about this mix so I will definitely take your advice seriously. Thanks a whole lot.

Long time no see!


Don't know if you remember me, but I def remember you. You were the first one to review my very first song! I accidenly stumbled upon your review again a few days ago, and thought I'd check up on you and see how you're doing:)

Now I must warn you though. The folowing review might seem harsh and all, but I assure you I mean no harm and that I just want to help:P

The piano play in the beginning is nice... It seems a little too random to me though. It's verry hard to figure out how the melody actually goes, and thus the song misses that "WOW"-feeling. It's a shame though, cuz the piano itself is pretty nice. It has alot of reverb, so that it doesn't seem "empty" even though it's only the piano playing:)
A synth begins to play at 0:34 and slowly grows stronger while a beat gently appears. It sounds pretty nice, but it goes way to slow, and nothing TRULY interesting happens:S
At 1:38 the "real" beat starts to play. It sound really good, but the synth should've changed, and played some more different tones. There should've been a basslin as well, to acompany the synth.

In general:
Too little happens. The buildup is too long, and from 1:38 and onwards there's no variation at all, except for a little twist in the kick at 2:10 or so. I gotta give you props for the soundquality though. It's top notch:P
Your use of effects is good as well, and you mannage to make them "a part of the song", instead of just being IN the song.

Overall this sounds pretty solid, but again, it's WAY to repetive so it wont recieve a score over 7 from me. I did enjoy the ride though, so you didn't fail at all:)

Happy mixing!


ZOMGBIE responds:

Yep, I definitely remember you. Thanks for the review, and I appreciate the criticism. This is actually just a demo of this song because at the time I made it I was using the demo of FL Studio 8, so I couldn't save it. I have everything I need now to do this song right though, however, it may be a while before I have the full version up. Thanks a bunch for your input.

Pretty good

Although I will admit ive never listened to Sigur Ros, i do enjoy Yindi Halda. This song flows, and what you add to it, at least what i think, flows with the song, if not a little repetitive. Cant wait to hear the finished version. 4/5 8/10

ZOMGBIE responds:

Thanks. I still have to think about where to go with it but I think i'm of to a good start. If you wanna start listening to Sigur Ros though, I'd recommend listening to their album Takk first. This song is on it. Real relaxing stuff. Thanks for the review.

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3.90 / 5.00

Jan 5, 2009
6:52 PM EST
File Info
3.1 MB
2 min 45 sec

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