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#580202 - 02/10/20 08:35 AM [User Showcase] Tout au fond de ma boîte à chansons
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Hi all,
Here's a french ballad sung by Christian Braut

https://soundcloud.com/christian-devienne/tout-au-fond-de-ma-boite-a-chansons

Here's an approximate translation :

By opening my song box
I heard this melody
She was there hidden deep inside
Waiting to come out of her nest
I took her with me like a nugget
To offer her the case she deserves

I immediately put on her notes
Some chords that create harmony
And then while I was whistling this tune
Instruments came to keep her company

I asked a friend
To sing her if he wanted to
And here she is in front of you today
It's like a dream coming to life
My little melody is a nightingale
Who takes flight towards his destiny

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#580252 - 02/10/20 01:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tout au fond de ma boîte à chansons [Re: Chris37]
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Chris,

I like this very much—your usual great musical production, very sweet sounding. The vocal is equally good, very nuanced and emotional delivery, but perhaps from a mix standpoint a bit too forward in the mix? Maybe—see what others think on that point. But enjoyed my listen—really good song!

My best to you,

Deej

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#580260 - 02/10/20 01:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tout au fond de ma boîte à chansons [Re: Chris37]
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I've listened to many of your songs on here and been impressed by them all. I like the imagery in this, the words were wonderful. The slow staccato to the melody could've used some variation IMHO. That's my only ding. Otherwise, quite nice.
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#580270 - 02/10/20 01:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tout au fond de ma boîte à chansons [Re: Chris37]
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Very nice indeed, Chris. Both haunting and lilting --beautifully entwined. Oh, yes, and I agree with Deej about the vocal a bit too close to my ears.


Edited by BabuMusic (02/10/20 01:56 PM)
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#580346 - 02/11/20 12:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Tout au fond de ma boîte à chansons [Re: Chris37]
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Thanks Deej, TuneMonger and BabuMusic.
I've decreased the volume level of the voice. Christian

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#581030 - 02/15/20 02:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tout au fond de ma boîte à chansons [Re: Chris37]
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Very nice and emotional song. I enjoyed the song and composition a lot, Christian!

Thanks for sharing!
Will

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#581033 - 02/15/20 02:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tout au fond de ma boîte à chansons [Re: Chris37]
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Chris, this is very good. Your vocal is really strong and your backing tracks are perfect. The guitar lead fits like a glove and that violin in the background - WOW! Excellent!

An extra thanx for giving the English translation.

This is really good.
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#581044 - 02/15/20 03:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tout au fond de ma boîte à chansons [Re: Chris37]
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You could tell this song has a lot of emotion to it, and I especially loved the guitar. Wonderful job!
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#581105 - 02/16/20 03:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Tout au fond de ma boîte à chansons [Re: Chris37]
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Thanks Will, Mario and Ember.
My friend, Christian Braut, is singing and I think his voice transmits emotion with my words. Christian

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#581110 - 02/16/20 03:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Tout au fond de ma boîte à chansons [Re: Chris37]
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Good mix Christian.
The vocals sound good and the plosives/sibilance are at a level expected when someone is speaking/singing so intimately.
The resonator leading into the electric solo is a nice touch too.
Sophisticated stuff.
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#581156 - 02/16/20 09:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Tout au fond de ma boîte à chansons [Re: rayc]
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Thanks Ray,
I'm glad you appreciate the mix on this song. Christian

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#581191 - 02/16/20 02:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tout au fond de ma boîte à chansons [Re: Chris37]
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Chris, we enjoyed everything about that song.

Excellent vocal, band and mix.

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#581264 - 02/17/20 01:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Tout au fond de ma boîte à chansons [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Thanks Janice and Bud,
I appreciate your comment. Christian

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#581329 - 02/17/20 01:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Tout au fond de ma boîte à chansons [Re: Chris37]
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Sounds great! The vocals and instrumentation are a real joy to listen to.

Personally, I'd bring instruments up in the mix - at least the lead instrument when it's stepping in for a solo.

But that's just me, and I'll gladly concede that J&B's ears trump mine. laugh
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