Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream (CMP Remix)

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Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream (CMP Remix)

Post by cmcpress » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:02 pm

t's a bit of an experiment.

I wanted to write something that was the antithesis of what i'd been working on recently. ie no sidechain pumping, no over aggressive synths, no big crash cymbals, no snare drums - taking the minimal aesthetic and applying it to a more traditional pop format. In there i'm influenced a bit by dubstep (in the middle - although it also sounds a bit ultravox) and kind of classical stuff like Steve Reich and Terry Riley.

The chord sequence i'm particularly proud of - again i was going for that Steve Reich thing where the harmony sublimates the simple repetitive vocals. It's kind of an ambiguous drone thing, but there' actually a lot of movement, and the chords are subtle - for example they're never repeated exactly the same way throughout the song.

It's not a million miles away from the original in terms of arrangement - it's the same basic guitar, synth, drums, bass format, but the mood is radically altered from a summery pop track to a dark brooding thing.

Doesn't really make any sense without the bass, so listen on headphones or something with a bit of bass.

http://soundcloud.com/celebrity-murder- ... o-uk-remix

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Re: Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream (CMP Remix)

Post by tlennon » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:14 pm

Very nice but can't understand the language used in the chorus. I read what you are attempting to do and it's refreshing. I like the song. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream (CMP Remix)

Post by cmcpress » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:16 pm

haha - i didn't have a clue what they were saying either.

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Re: Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream (CMP Remix)

Post by amigo » Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:24 pm

Very good remix. I am familiar with the original and your version is equally as good.

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream (CMP Remix)

Post by tlennon » Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:23 am

[quote="cmcpress"]haha - i didn't have a clue what they were saying either.[/quote]

ROFL :lol:
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Re: Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream (CMP Remix)

Post by Winterpark » Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:24 am

I've always thought that the chorus sounds a lot like...

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Post by djfm » Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:13 pm

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