• Two Hearts In The Snow - Same Lyrics Challenge
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Two Hearts In The Snow - Same Lyrics Challenge
on: October 14, 2018, 23:33:13
Here comes my entry, together with a confession... I stole this composition from a commercial artist. But I'm not saying who I stole it from. ;D I chose the track as an inspiration, and then it just fitted too well. Is that a reason for disqualification? If so, then so it is. :)

The mix is a big mess, and i should actually tinker some more. But I probably won't have any time at all in the coming weeks. So here it is...

https://soundcloud.com/markluto/two-hearts-in-the-snow

Cheers,
Mark


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Re: Two Hearts In The Snow - Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 07:24:00
Ahhhhh......, the winners are slowely trickling in.
With lows that increase risks for avalanges. And winter tyres under your shoes.
Kudos for the beautiful hearts and ice thingy photo.
Would more tinkering make it better or simply more slick? That's more to do with snow than with your song.
One of the best Dutch painters of all times once told me that inspiration is a most clever way of stealing, and so far I still believe he was right.
Lots of success with your highly inspired entry!
Kind regards, Gus


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Re: Two Hearts In The Snow - Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 09:27:20
Hi @Mark Luto, this is a very haunting interpretation of the lyrics. The arrangement is full of interest, all the light and shade that we have come to expect from your songs. That chorus is very catchy, and if you did steal it, well lets hope nobody notices, as it really fits well!

I like how you doubled up the pace of the syllable rhythm for the mid-break section that then produces a nice climax.

I'm sure I'll be listening to this one many more times! Good work!  ::thumb::
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Re: Two Hearts In The Snow - Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 12:50:28
What an interesting melodic choice for these lyrics. Your vocals work perfectly with the instrumentation, especially when the chorus gets going stronger.

Wow....seriously good at the end. I really like your entire interpretation in general.
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Re: Two Hearts In The Snow - Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #4 on: October 15, 2018, 14:40:52
Beautiful Mark !!  ::heart:: ::heart:: ::heart:: ::heart:: ::heart::
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Re: Two Hearts In The Snow - Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #5 on: October 15, 2018, 17:59:49
wow  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
what a great entry for this challenge @Mark Luto . You have a beautiful voice  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::
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Re: Two Hearts In The Snow - Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #6 on: October 16, 2018, 19:16:35
@Mark Luto  Very dramatic and atmospheric.The ending is a surprise -  the use of sound effects throughout is really good to create that mystery.
Thought I had the borrowed song, but  maybe not...I hope there`s no DQ for your fine interpretation!

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Re: Two Hearts In The Snow - Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #7 on: November 01, 2018, 20:17:20
Thank you very much @LePlongeur @MichaelA @Leonard Scaper @Goatrelated @Dutchbeat and @robertkc . >:D

I actually managed to find some time to optimize the mix before the deadline. Just updated the file on SoundCloud. Maybe the bassdrum is too prominent now, but all in all I think it's a bit better than the first version.

https://soundcloud.com/markluto/two-hearts-in-the-snow

I'm looking forward to (re)listening to all the contributions though I already know that once again it will be almost impossible to distribute the points...

Cheers,
Mark


Re: Two Hearts In The Snow - Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #8 on: November 01, 2018, 21:44:40
Youve got a good voice, mate, very assured and precise.
Most songs tread a well worn path but this one had planned it's own route and i really couldn't predict where it was going next. Very refreshing.
The keys and strings were also  imaginative. Enjoyed this a lot


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Re: Two Hearts In The Snow - Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #9 on: November 01, 2018, 23:46:33
A bit more bite to this version @Mark Luto , like it's been very well mastered.

I love the individuality of your version, now even better, very good final touches! Worth doing for sure!  ::thumb::


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Re: Two Hearts In The Snow - Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #10 on: November 02, 2018, 11:54:48
This is a good mix. I agree with you, however about the bass drum. One thought I had after a couple of listens is to hold off on the drum until 0:40.  When you come in strong like that the bass drum really works to fortify things.......earlier on it distracts a bit from the nice build-up.

Just my thoughts while listening......


Re: Two Hearts In The Snow - Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #11 on: November 03, 2018, 13:57:44
Very cool @Mark Luto !

This is just crazy cool. Fascinating, really.....

That was one crazy bridge and a surprise ending? What could be better than that?  :)

Good show!

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Re: Two Hearts In The Snow - Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #12 on: November 08, 2018, 22:33:55
@Mark Luto , coool!
Very coool and unusual (in my ears) instrumental, that really identifies your work in general (imo).. You're very creative with soundscapes!!
Love your vocal work, sounds fab!

 :pompom: Cool use of @budhabuilding 's kitchen VSTi!!  :pompom:

Of course no problem you were inspired by somebody elses work, the important thing is that you interpreted it and that you had fun creating your own music.. In the end we all reuse aspects of songs in our own work..
Very nice work here, and I can hear you had a lot of fun creating this beauty!
Cool!!
Cheers man!!


Re: Two Hearts In The Snow - Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #13 on: November 09, 2018, 15:38:13
Really Nice// great atmosphere
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Re: Two Hearts In The Snow - Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #14 on: November 19, 2018, 07:26:20
Very interesting and creative arrangement! :) I particularly love the melody of the chorus :D
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