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Thread started 05/22/20 3:26pm

lurker316

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This Could be Us: AOA version or HNR version?



I love the guitar solo in the HNR version.

But otherwise I prefer the AOA version. The synths on the AOA version are very unique, hypnotic and otherworldly. They make the song stand out. In contrast, the syns on HNR are conventional and uninspiring. Also the HNR version has a few moments of cringe-inducing over-production.



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Reply #1 posted 05/22/20 10:03pm

Phase3

HNR version for me
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Reply #2 posted 05/22/20 11:31pm

thebanishedone

aoa version.hitnrun version music Josh stole from a song by Art Of Noise
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Reply #3 posted 05/23/20 2:26am

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I love everything about the AOA version. The swishy atmospheric synths, the semi hidden dirty lyrics, the short guitar solo at the end
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The HNR version is a song of 2 halves. First half reminds me of Ross from Friends keyboard skills with the comical sound effects. The second half; I really dig the guitar solo and bass
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Reply #4 posted 05/23/20 3:12am

RJOrion

AOA
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Reply #5 posted 05/23/20 6:01am

gandorb

Great song, especially the AOA version.

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Reply #6 posted 05/23/20 10:36am

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dodger said:

I love everything about the AOA version. The swishy atmospheric synths, the semi hidden dirty lyrics, the short guitar solo at the end . The HNR version is a song of 2 halves. First half reminds me of Ross from Friends keyboard skills with the comical sound effects. The second half; I really dig the guitar solo and bass



I totally agree.

As I stated in my original post, I love the second half of the HRN version with the guitar. If I could edit that off and attach it to the AOA version, the song would be perfect.

And I dislike the HNR version for similar reasons to those you state. The synths are pedestrain in the HNR version. In contrast, the synths is the AOA version are inspired, unique, hypnotic, otherworldly.

And I hate those stutter effects on the HNR version (I don't know the proper term... similar to scratching on vinyl but a slightly different digital effect). They sound like a kid trying out the cheesy effects on his Casio keyboard. It's just too over-produced.



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Reply #7 posted 05/23/20 1:00pm

leecaldon

Like both versions but it's HNR version that really does it for me.

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Reply #8 posted 05/23/20 1:01pm

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thebanishedone said:

aoa version.hitnrun version music Josh stole from a song by Art Of Noise

Which song?

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Reply #9 posted 05/23/20 5:50pm

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AOA version. It's one of the best songs on the album smile
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Reply #10 posted 05/23/20 7:52pm

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leecaldon said:



thebanishedone said:


aoa version.hitnrun version music Josh stole from a song by Art Of Noise

Which song?

Art Of Noise Moments Of Love .that song Josh used for This Could Be Us remix so hitnrun version is a ripoff
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Reply #11 posted 05/23/20 9:18pm

Germanegro

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Could mash-up be a more appropriate term for that kind of production?

thebanishedone said:

leecaldon said:

Which song?

Art Of Noise Moments Of Love .thay song Josh used for This Could Be Us remix so hitnrun version is a ripoff

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Reply #12 posted 05/23/20 9:21pm

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Germanegro said:

Could mash-up be a more appropriate term for that kind of production?




thebanishedone said:


leecaldon said:


Which song?



Art Of Noise Moments Of Love .thay song Josh used for This Could Be Us remix so hitnrun version is a ripoff

i don't know ,maybe but i'm not sure Josh credited Art Of Noise .
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Reply #13 posted 05/24/20 7:26am

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thebanishedone said:

leecaldon said:

Which song?

Art Of Noise Moments Of Love .that song Josh used for This Could Be Us remix so hitnrun version is a ripoff [Edited 5/23/20 21:20pm]



I just listened to that song. It reminded me more of June than of This Could B US HNR version.

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Reply #14 posted 05/24/20 7:46am

PurpleColossus

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Both are really great, but I prefer the HNR version.

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Reply #15 posted 05/24/20 8:35am

thebanishedone

lurker316 said:



thebanishedone said:


leecaldon said:


Which song?



Art Of Noise Moments Of Love .that song Josh used for This Could Be Us remix so hitnrun version is a ripoff [Edited 5/23/20 21:20pm]



I just listened to that song. It reminded me more of June than of This Could B US HNR version.


don't know about June but Art Of Noise was used for This could Be Us for sure
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Reply #16 posted 05/24/20 9:18am

lurker316

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thebanishedone said:

lurker316 said:



I just listened to that song. It reminded me more of June than of This Could B US HNR version.

don't know about June but Art Of Noise was used for This could Be Us for sure


Take a listen to Moments Of Love of June back-to-back and let me know what you think. I could be completely off-base.


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Reply #17 posted 05/24/20 9:24am

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lurker316 said:



thebanishedone said:


lurker316 said:




I just listened to that song. It reminded me more of June than of This Could B US HNR version.



don't know about June but Art Of Noise was used for This could Be Us for sure


Take a listen to Moments Of Love of June back-to-back and let me know what you think. I could be completely off-base.


yes you are right.i guess Josh used Art Of Noise song for both June and This Could Be Us
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Reply #18 posted 05/24/20 10:17am

Strive

AOA

The way they layered the end is so great.

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Reply #19 posted 05/26/20 9:31am

Germanegro

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Crediting would be key in this case, I failed to consider before chiming in!
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I think I actually like this HNR version of the song--the big sound-washes gives it a "breezier" feel that's more appealing to me, lending a less weighty & more wistful tone to the lyric.


thebanishedone said:

Germanegro said:

Could mash-up be a more appropriate term for that kind of production?




thebanishedone said:


leecaldon said:


Which song?



Art Of Noise Moments Of Love .thay song Josh used for This Could Be Us remix so hitnrun version is a ripoff

i don't know ,maybe but i'm not sure Josh credited Art Of Noise .

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Reply #20 posted 05/27/20 8:46am

CAL3

Defo HNR version... not that it’s any great song either way.
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It’s just that AOA is such a shit album.
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Reply #21 posted 06/01/20 9:39am

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I love both. One is smooth and breezy and one is hard.
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