Another good juxtaposition of images, music and beats. How else are you guys getting the word out on what you're doing? There are some really powerful and effective messages here. I may want you guys to make a presentation to radio/media students at Ryerson in the New Year (I've been telling them about what you're doing and this fits in well with their mixed media curriculum.) Would you be into it?
Thanks for reaching out. I appreciate what you're doing with your work however I see it as something that sits within your own created space rather than getting traction on other people's sites/blogs etc. I would set up a dedicated channel for your work (probably Youtube) and then push as much as you can through social media. Happy to answer any more questions if this doesn't make sense. All the best with the project.
I like your flow and your style, and I'm happy to see you saying something against Trump. On the other side, I didn't care for the chorus, and some of the lyrics weren't my favorite, but altogether I'd say this was pretty good.
Fight Em Off feat Glenn Gould (SINGLE) AUDIO by Uninvited Guests This is an interesting take on the work of Glenn Gould. I feel like I have heard the lyrics in something before; however, it was a twist on a familiar sounding rhyme scheme. I especially enjoyed the rapper at the end of the song. In regards the sonic quality, I thought the piano sample in the beginning was a bit harsh and the overall track could have been mixed better. Overall, the song has some commercial appeal.
TOTALLY into this. (I think I've mentioned before that I've done work with the Glenn Gould Foundation and I know that Glenn himself would most definitely approve of this kind of audio experimentation.) Anything that brings Gould's genius and philosophy to new generations is okay by me. More, please.
In general, I like this song...The pace, the melody...the mood...all that works... I realize the song is finished and "out" so there is no time to make the changes but this is what I would do if given the chance: I think the song could use some drum variations in the verses....Maybe skip a beat here and there...play around with the kick/snare pattern...Also, the vox could use some more subtle filters, used strategically at certain words, to add a little texture..Sort of like what's happening at 0:46 where you add the harmony...I'd like to see a bit more of that...but maybe with less reverb on the harmony part... I think the Glenn Gould sample could be played around a bit...I'd like to hear that piano part sounding a little more dirty...more interesting...The melody is great, but I don't like how it sounds...I think you can use a lot with that sample...Layer it, add some grit, noise... I am usually in favor of a simple approach, but sometimes it can feel a bit stagnant... The song really comes alive when the rap kicks in...I like how the drums change... His flow is superb...It adds a certain bounce that really works for me. Good job in any case...
Really like this. At first wasn't sold on the ultra syncopated hi-hat drum machine pattern, but it really clicked later in the song when the elements came back together. Like the last one of these submitted, this is a really fun mash-up. Almost wish there was more of Gould's piano featured prominently in the song. Though, that's probably a good thing as I definitely wanted more. Great submission!
Love this mashup, very creative. Remixer/producer has a good musical sense. I like what you did with the hook. The video was also very cool and engaging. I could see this being popular in the indie music scene. Can hear this being played in a place like American Apparel.
This is an interesting idea to blend classic pianist Glenn Gould with modern day music, especially hip hop. The thing about projects such as these is that we have no way of knowing if a guy like Glenn would even be a fan of hip hop considering his stature in music. I'm not sure who produced this track but I like the way it was flipped. In the video, the clips of Glenn synced with the beat was dope. This is my first time hearing Uninvited Guest's music and to be honest, I don't have a verdict on where I sit with them yet. However, I do like the way this track was produced and how they sampled Glenn Gould's song.
Knowing what I do about Glenn Gould's futuristic views of music and broadcasting (the man was into mashups when "mashup" meant something to do with potatoes), I know he's approve of this use of his music. In fact, if he were around today, he'd probably have been you to it. I think this is a fantastic way of bringing Gould's performances and views on art to a whole new generation. What's not to like?
This was another great song from this collaboration as I recently saw another video from the campaign. I can't recall exactly which song / video it was but it was much more eccentric and paid more of a modern tribute to the pianist while this video doesn't do justice to the mix and seems to have trouble finding it's voice. As a stand-alone song I think it's excellent but the video is a bit boring and awkwardly switches between live performance, rapping and vintage footage. In this instance, as opposed to the last video that was showcased here, I think if it was presented as a hip-hop video it would work better as the piano sample in the song dominates and excels but shouldn't be the primary focus. Besides that, I dig everything I've seen / heard from this collab so keep it up.
Really fun mashup. Don't really have much in the way of feedback as there's little here I think that could be improved. Fun use of the Glenn Gould material, even if the segment becomes a little repetitive. Generally though, it really succeeds as a blending of the two points of source material. Fun and engaging and dance-y to a point--enough to invoke the danceable merits of the Timberlake track--but without resorting to four-to-the-floor nonsense. Great work!
Interesting remix. Each piece is used well to from a cohesive unit of the song. The visuals of the video keep the eye entertained while they are being exposed to classic sounds and sights from before their time. Keeping their attention should not be a problem. Keep putting videos like this out there and some viral exposure should pick up.
I've been following this project for a while I think it's brilliant. (Full disclosure: I've done with the Glenn Gould Foundation, so I'm predisposed to like this sort of stuff.) I know that if Gould were alive today, he'd love this stuff. He was into creating what we'd called mashups as far back as the 1960s. Works like this will bring Gould's work to a whole new audience. The Twenty Minute Workclips are fun, too.
Love the idea, would love to play this and/or other tracks as well that are part of your project. Send further press info and high quality, radio friendly (must not be explicit) mp3 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Novelty video!
Really like the mix of classical sample and synth beats, both work well together. Especially since there's enough grit & rhythm in the rap to meld the two together, allowing the words to pave right through the mix.
Glenn Gould vs B.o.B -Headband by Uninvited Guests---Instant Hip Hop Collabo Classic! Thank you for submitting this song to me. I think it’s a brilliant collaboration of the old and new. The genius of mixing hip-hop and classical piano is the amalgamation of making a classic from one genre into a new classic in another. I enjoy what you did with the track; the beats are slick and gives the piano breathing room to rock on its own. However, I would suggest adding some 808-drop to the drop track with a few strategically placed drop rolls to give it some more knock. Overall, I give this track a thumbs up and hope you will include me as your advisor on future projects. Greatest of luck, Sahpreem
This is truly awesome. I had no idea what to expect from the description, and you delivered on something totally unexpected. This sounds like such a cool project being officially commissioned from the estate of Glen Gould. The video is super trippy, and I was riveted throughout. This is great art. I'm going to share it to my followers as I think they would appreciate.
So I don't know much about the hip hop scene and I didn't know this song, but you remixed this brilliantly! Is that actually Glenn at the beginning? I love the video. Those dancing girls are out of control! My back hurts just watching them. You mixed this very well adhering to the changes in the piano composition. SHARING!
I think this a brilliant idea, given Gould's interest in sound collages and early mashups. The purists will hate it, but if Gould were around today, he'd heartily approve. This is something CBC should embrace. Same with the BBC and NPR. It's just artsy enough. You have a YouTube channel through which to promote this, yes? And if you give me a sec, I'll post this on my site (www.ajournalofmusicalthings.com)
This is a pretty incredible mash-up and I enjoyed the video even more. It was completely twisted but perfectly complemented the remix which sounded like it was concocted by a mad scientist who heard these two songs for the first time, drank a mind-altering potion and furiously started mashing them up. I would say that you have perfectly achieved your task of what you set out to do so now it's just a matter of getting more people to see / hear these videos (I checked out the JT one too which was great). Try submitting them to some blogs and hitting up bloggers on this service as it should only take one or two people to post about it before other sites start picking up on it. Excellent work and please make an extreme metal inspired mash-up next!