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Post by pete.devnull » Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:52 pm

Also count me in the camp that never had a problem with the "want you now" remix piano. Remix is a HUGE favorite of me (that bass!!), piano always seemed to go OK with the pads to me, not like that "warning" track anyway.

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Post by eazyflow » Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:45 pm

pete.devnull wrote:Also count me in the camp that never had a problem with the "want you now" remix piano. Remix is a HUGE favorite of me (that bass!!), piano always seemed to go OK with the pads to me, not like that "warning" track anyway.
Maybe it just sounds wrong to my ears :wink:

I've seen your comment on the Warning track before dude, it amused me :D

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Post by rage » Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:47 pm

I must admit I'm intrigued as to whether it is out of tune or not, I always thought I had a good ear for that kind of thing! Funny how people hear things differently. :)

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Post by eazyflow » Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:50 pm

While we're on the subject of Formation, here's another release that always bugged me:



There is nothing wrong with that track, in fact it's fucking great! But the mastering is just horrific, and not even in a good lo-fi rugged sort of way either... imagine how belting that could have been if someone pushed the levels up right #-o

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Post by rage » Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:09 pm

Tango - Impact EP suffers really badly from that. It's weird, they are nice quality pressings in general so like you say must have been a problem at the mastering stage. Other ones from the same era sound really loud and punchy.

That Siren tune is a great example of the Formation sound, it's all over the place but it's so full of energy, you know it would smash up a rave!

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Post by AtomSmasher » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:56 pm



This has to be the ultimate surely?
I've said it before on here, but i honestly thought the decks and/or the mixer were on their last legs when i heard it on a mix tape.
SO messed up. SO, SO messed up it defies all logic.
I can't even believe it got pressed up.

Engineer - "Hello is that EQ? - Yeah we've got an issue - he's found the key to the studio and let himself in again......."

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Post by rage » Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:19 pm

Haha! I'd like to check this one out too after reading the notes.

http://www.discogs.com/Rhythm-For-Reaso ... ase/405783


I think we need to balance things up a bit with a counter thread to celebrate the good Formation tracks, there are so many.

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Post by AtomSmasher » Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:29 pm

rage wrote:Haha! I'd like to check this one out too after reading the notes.

http://www.discogs.com/Rhythm-For-Reaso ... ase/405783


I think we need to balance things up a bit with a counter thread to celebrate the good Formation tracks, there are so many.
The description sounds similar to the abomination that i posted...but yeah i agree. There are LOADs of quality Formation tracks....

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Post by IAN R » Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:14 am

Not neccesarily SS, but this on Big Bad Head.....


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Post by Fizza » Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:16 am

rage wrote:
eazyflow wrote:I just can't help but laugh when SS starts tinkling the ivorys...
Maybe he got his inspiration from this guy!
I love Les Dawson, and this one here followed that video above:

https://youtu.be/TtTzBnBzyDs?t=1m38s

take a listen and it's surprisingly relevant to this thread! You may not have been far off after all :)

I liked Formation and their gritty sound, the piano in the I Want You Now track is off for sure, at the time it cracked me up, but Love Overdose remix by DMS was worse! It's hardcore at the end of the day; wonky bedroom music, and these things are a small part of what it has in common with Punk and Hip Hop - both DIY music largely made by untrained or non-musicians.

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Post by rage » Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:50 am

That Big Bad Head 12 is £100 these days, definitely way out of tune though!

Yeah Les Dawson was very funny, there must be an art in picking those notes that make you cringe! Would like to hear him playing seriously as he was clearly a talented pianist.

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Post by jimee » Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:23 am

His remix of Champion Sound is awful, it actually sounds like a cat being drowned

He 'showcased' it specially at Dreamscape 20 too lol

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Post by pineappletribe » Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:34 pm

He has composed 2 good tunes imo - that is it... don't believe the hype!

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Post by eazyflow » Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:47 pm

Fizza wrote: I love Les Dawson, and this one here followed that video above:

https://youtu.be/TtTzBnBzyDs?t=1m38s

take a listen and it's surprisingly relevant to this thread! You may not have been far off after all :)
Haha :lol:

If I were savvy in the studio I would edit that onto the beginning of Lighter VIP style :biggrin:

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Post by ian saunders remix » Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:03 pm

jimee wrote:His remix of Champion Sound is awful, it actually sounds like a cat being drowned
Whose, Les Dawson's?

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