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Tristezza (Miss Chaos Remix)


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My interpretation of Mystified's "Tristezza". The challenge here was to create this interpretation without losing the soul that Mystified put into it. Thank you, Cat, for allowing me to cradle this tenderly. I didn't realize what a challenge I was embarking upon! What an amazingly beautiful song you've written. Even after countless hours working on the remix, I'm still humbled by it's power.

From Mystified:
"When Miss Chaos approached me on doing a remix of Tristezza I was, to say the very least, hesitant. The song had been a very personal composition, and when I posted it, it was—for all intents and purposes—finished.
But upon discovering more about what Miss Chaos wanted to do with the remix, and upon hearing a preliminary sample, I was impressed at the new depth and the breadth that her additions added to the piece. The illumination of certain chords. A chiaroscuro-type of feeling and expression that went beyond the pure voice.

It is a different sound, and very different from the original. Expanded. In some ways darker. In other ways brighter. I am grateful for her offer to further explore this piece, and especially grateful for the sensitivity and care with which she has approached this remix."
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Song Stats
Hits: 7709
Comments: 41
Fans: 33
Plays: 1405
Downloads: 394
Votes: 46
Uploaded: Apr 19, 2005 - 10:28:53 PM
Last Updated: Nov 28, 2005 - 02:17:14 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 08:38:12 PM
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Hardware:
Miss Chaos:
Powerbook G4
Korg Karma
M-Audio MIDI interface

Mystified:
iBook 1.2 GHz
Behringer condenser mic
Mobile-Pre USB
Software:
GB 1.0 & 2.0
Comments
cjorgensen said 4506 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
So Wrong
But you both turn me on.

I liked the original a lot, have been amazed at how much
meaning has been squeezed out of a couple dozen words.

In the end, I dig the original more, but if honesty is to
prevail have to admit I am more apt to come back to
something like this more often.

It loses the complex innocence of the original and picks
up a more worldly (beat) perspective.

From my perspective, and in terms others can understand,
this song isn't a virgin anymore. Good stuff. Love it.

Thanks.

christopher....

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MissChaos said 4506 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
So Wrong
Thanks Christopher. Had I kept this "remix" in the Classical genre, I think I'd
be getting more slack, and I was fully prepared for that. I am trying to be
cognizant of that fact, which is why I'm carefully calling this an
"interpretation" -- which is really what this song is to me. However
impossible a feat, I am hoping this interpretation is given a fresh listen, so as
not to compare too much to Mysti's original--which is almost perfection to
me. It's hard to improve upon something which doesn't require improvement.
Thanks for your comments.

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Peter Greenstone said 4506 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
Great job
I think this really works well. The original is wonderful
but this is a great addition. Can't say exactly which way I
prefer it. I think they both are great, just different.

Perhaps the best way to enjoy them is to hear them both,
one after the other, like two halves of a longer piece. I
could hear this as Part II of the main theme in a movie
soundtrack. The original establishes the character and
true source of the emotions; it is the birth of the conflict.
The remix version is the playing out of the already
established backstory within the context of an unfolding
plot.

The two versions compliment each other.
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MissChaos said 4506 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
Great job
I really like this analogy. Thank you for your comments

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Syncopatient said 4506 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
Depth of Character
PG's comment says it best...similar to a part II but in such
a new light. This is an outstanding rework of a glorious
piece that takes it to a new place...making one realize how
deep the character of the soul exists. My sincere
compliments to you Ms. Chaos as you have developed a
masterpiece in your interpretation. Faved & downloaded.
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said 4506 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
A Different Space
My immediate impression is that I'm hearing a mass given
on the planet Mars.
This is an excellent remix of excellent performance. The
remix does show a great sensitivity to the original - it
does not subtract from the original, it only adds. It is
something of its own.
stevel said 4506 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
Ethereal
This is very nice, the synthy sounds work well creating a
nice ambience around the voice without every
overwhelming it.
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_nderscore said 4506 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
complimentary
what appeals to me most is the added sense of depth &
movement. the vocals create an eerie background, while
the new parts seem to dance around it, 'cradle' is an even
better word. this is right in so many ways. reminds me of
delerium a bit
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MissChaos said 4506 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
complimentary
As a Delirium fan myself, I truly thank you for the comparison. :)

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Tom Atwood said 4506 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
A difficult task
to take a free flowing a capella and fit it seamlessly into a
metered piece in common time like this. But you have
done it in a way that is not forced at all. The modern
synthetic tones somehow make this exploration of
sadness and redemption seem ancient. Well done.
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MissChaos said 4506 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
A difficult task
Heh -- you should see the GB file. It sure ain't pretty! All joking aside,
getting this to fit within my tempo structure was grueling at times. And this
being my first attempt at a remix, it was quite the learning experience. Thank
you for your comments!

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thetiler said 4506 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
nice job
Thanks for sharing this new version.


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drakonis said 4506 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
Enigmatic
I can tell this was a difficult and delicate project to work
on, and you completed it masterfully... your touch moves
it into the Enigma-esque electronica realm, and I think
you added just the right touches throughout, nice
pulsating rhythms (almost a Middle-Eastern belly-dancing
feel) and sparkly synths, sweet accompanying harmonies.
The ability to rearrange and take one piece in a whole new
direction is an art in itself, and I think you succeeded
beautifully here... I continue to be impressed by each of
your talents, yours really shine here MissChaos, Brava!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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MissChaos said 4506 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
Enigmatic
Thank you, Drak, for your kind words. And thank you for giving this a fresh
listen.

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Eccentrikamerika said 4506 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
chocolate and carmenere
the combination of these two elements seems
obvious once i've listened. like chocolate and red
wine- each are brilliant, but complete luxury when
chewed at the same time.
good spirit, good movement- pure delivery from
honest approach.
great meld.
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chikoppi said 4506 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
Inner worldly
I'm listening to this piece having not (yet) heard the original. I have to say, this is really incredible. Rhythmic, atmospheric, emotive, and very deliberate. Great blend of sounds and excellent production. Luscious vocals. Mysterious. Very like one of my favorite vocalists, Lisa Gerrard. This is a favorite and a keeper!
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said 4506 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
Very well Craddled
I love the beauty that you got on the vocal pickup. Very
well suited mic that you used. Now I know what kind of
sound to seek with my condenser mic.

I also loved the panning effects that you have used here.
Very appropriate piece to put out right now, and all the
work that has gone into this one is justice to the content.

Thanks for sharing.
said 4505 days ago (April 21st, 2005)
Ethereal
I like the overall soundscape. Very lush and mysterious. A
lot like what's-her-name...Lorena McKennitt. I don't like
the tick tocks...too loud. Very deep and wide, cavernous.
Like a benediction for an ancient rite.
TobinMueller said 4505 days ago (April 21st, 2005)
Enigma
You do a marvelous job of retaining the ethnic feel, even
making it more pronounced (in a contemporary way) by
adding a modern beat, slow dance club feel from the
London clubs. So cool, much sexier than the original,
smooth and hip, with just as much carnatic prayer and
angelic space as the original. Excellent reborn remix.
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Rebsie said 4505 days ago (April 21st, 2005)
Wow!
This is an incredible piece which complements the
original and takes it to a new place. A very skilled
reworking of what was already a fantastic song. Much
respect to you both!
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EdensEve said 4504 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
New and improved
Most excellent. I may show a certain bias by saying so,
but this is even better than the original. I went back abd
listened and this one moved and entertained and held me
in there in more ways. I never thought much of remixes
before, but this one truly is artistic. Bringing the classical
into the pop realm often sounds silly, this is wonderful.
Kudos to both women.
mulletsrock said 4504 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
Remix award
Excellent upgrade. Never thought I'd like a remix better than an original. You proved me wrong.
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Scorpjammer said 4504 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
Tristezza (club mix)
I love them both. I'm putting together a LADIES OF MACJAMS.COM CD for my wife and her friends. Now I can put Mystified's original as the first track and yours as the last. I find it interesting how this version has a modern Islamic flavor. Very clever and very cool.
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Mcboy said 4502 days ago (April 23rd, 2005)
bono
bono la tristezzza
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jgurner said 4501 days ago (April 25th, 2005)
Can't add much...
...to what has already been said. As stunningly beautiful
as the origonal, but like two different people, each
beautiful in their own way.
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twonicus said 4500 days ago (April 26th, 2005)
waiting
not the kind of music i'm normally into, but it kept
me involved and it created nice tension...still waiting
for the payoff though. but then i listened again and
realized that the mood is perfect and you don't want
to screw it up with some giant ending. nice job.
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I. Spike said 4500 days ago (April 26th, 2005)
The taste of floating smoke...
...beats echo into the silk textures of voice lifting it like
smoke, floating up, disapperaing, leaving a mystic residue
in the lungs, and a touch of sweetness mixed with tears
on the tongue...

...I'm hungry for more of the Myst of Miss Chaos...

...yum...
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DOS said 4485 days ago (May 11th, 2005)
Sounds like
It sounds like an egypt type song. or maybe it it'll would sound good in the game halo...well, it kinda sounds famuilar
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rovert10 said 4476 days ago (May 20th, 2005)
Ephemeral
Haven't heard the orginal but this one is like floating
suspended in a crystal bathtub of warm yogurt...

...blissful.
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Komrade K said 4395 days ago (August 9th, 2005)
Very very beautiful
I haven't heard the original but this was the perfect choice of
music to chill to before I turned in for the night. Subtle and
moving.

KK
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Moodee said 4384 days ago (August 20th, 2005)
A mixing talent !
How difficult it is to mix around just a voice, I know that, I
had made attempts long ago. Difficult technically, and
difficult to build up a different feeling though still true to its
original. You did it.

Mes compliments !
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gregd said 4383 days ago (August 21st, 2005)
Thick!
I love all the layers and textures that flow around the voice
in this piece. It wraps me up in it and carries me along. It's
very entrancing. I haven't heard the original, but I love the
vocals (in Italian?). Anyway, the whole piece strikes me as
etherial and almost alien, although still very accessable.
Very well done.
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gregd said 4383 days ago (August 21st, 2005)
Thick!
I love all the layers and textures that flow around the voice
in this piece. It wraps me up in it and carries me along. It's
very entrancing. I haven't heard the original, but I love the
vocals (in Italian?). Anyway, the whole piece strikes me as
etherial and almost alien, although still very accessable.
Very well done.
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Reinholt56 said 4377 days ago (August 27th, 2005)
Quite beautiful
Thank you for reworking and adding to an already brilliant work.

Thank you again.

R.
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Quiet Lifer said 4359 days ago (September 13th, 2005)
Waves of clean audio . . .
Beautiful and haunting.. I want to hear the original now.
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Boris the Bull said 4194 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
thoughts from the bull...
i heard this version before hearing the original. it takes a brilliant mind
to be able to hear beyond something as pure and breathtaking as
Mystified's piece and produce something of this nature.

the original is a work of art, a sculpture; this remix has simply added a
new landscape for which the form can reside comfortably.

there's not much to be said that hasn't already been said. this is
nothing short of a brilliant and magical composition and both parties
should be amazed and proud at this result.

fantastic work, in my opinion. straight 10's.

peace!
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MissChaos said 4193 days ago (February 27th, 2006)
thoughts from the bull...
Hello Mr. Bull! Thank you for such a wonderful and thoughtful comment... and a
big smile. :-)

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vbluesky said 4075 days ago (June 25th, 2006)
beautiful
this is now 1 of my favs, what beautiful vocals you have, good production and remix..haven't heard the orginal, but this is cool...thanks4 the jam
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vbluesky said 4075 days ago (June 25th, 2006)
beautiful
this is now 1 of my favs, what beautiful vocals you have, good production and remix..haven't heard the orginal, but this is cool...thanks4 the jam..
and beautifula art werk
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vbluesky said 4075 days ago (June 25th, 2006)
beautiful
this is now 1 of my favs, what beautiful vocals you have, good production and remix..haven't heard the orginal, but this is cool...thanks4 the jam..
and beautiful art werk
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saymme said 3447 days ago (March 14th, 2008)
...
You certainly made a Magnificent remix of this....I just LOVE IT very powerful & beautiful...I can see what Mungo meant with his comment ! In a very Positive way !!! tx
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