Re: ridgyBeatle's Accident mix
MAN I LOVE THE START!!!!! There is something about people who are mixing this song with a tonne of reverb on the snare and drum kit as a whole. I had Tom Waits in my head the moment I heard the tracks a few weeks ago and any mix that makes me feel that is getting instant acclaim. That snare is awesome and the kick just feels HUGE. Yes, I will assume that others will say it is 'not a drum song' but to me, the lyrics reek of a Tom Waits character and you are making me feel it in spades!
The bass sound is great too, lacking a bit of bottom end guts and I can hear a lot of string noise with that extra compression and/pr overdrive. That said, keeping with the Tom Waits theme, that would not be an issue at all in his songs either.
At the end of the day, I am personally loving this mix and how energetic and full on it feels. Throw in a bit more bottom end on that bass and you have 6 stars from me!!! I'll safely assume it won't be other's cup of tea, and it was not the look I was going for, but I will tell you now, if a band released an albums with stuff sounding like this, I would buy it like that (click fingers!). Great job form a Tom Waits fanboy (really? Never would have picked it!)
Rules do not belong in music. Like food, there are flavours that work well together, but in the end, it's each person's taste that determines the quality of the meal.