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RARB/CASA Forums • View topic - RE: Tufts Amalgamates - Baggage Claim

RE: Tufts Amalgamates - Baggage Claim

Discuss our reviews or just talk about any old album.

Postby RnBMrE » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:43 pm

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Postby mattootb » Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:34 am

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Postby magnolia » Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:06 am

This whole post just makes me feel awkward and uneasy.

To the 'mates: Much respect for defining your own distinct sound and sticking to it, every group should hopefully try to find a niche for itself and grow within it and try to expand beyond it whenever they can. Regardless of if you hate block chords, or you love them, if thats the way the group wants to go, no one can bash your reasons - but they can decide if they like it or not.

FYI: Juxtaposition has taken the last 3 years to redefine and filter its sound - after a CD which got 'ok' reviews (4.3 i think) and going to ICCA Finals in 2004, the group learned some very important things. From live performance, to image, to competition, to recorded CD. For the reason of having their own defined sound and sticking to it independent of the a cappella world around them.

As a whole, Juxta stays away from block chords. We like complex arrangements with interweaved parts and strategic highlighting of each vocal part in each song. We aim for truness to origonals, as well as, our own unique touches on songs. We always aim for words over syllables (a jin, jow, chang will not be found in many tracks). We pride ourselves on live performance, and preserving live performance aspects on our albums, while still hoping to explore, experiment, and exploit all of the recording technologies and techniques available to us.

So, some people will like that - some people will not - but we pride ourselves in our work, and hope that as many people as possible enjoy listening to us perform.

[Note: This is only my personal image of the group dynamic after my two years there...however, I hope it gives some perspective. Be yourself, enjoy your music, explore options but remain defined.]
Matthew T. Bolling
Magnolia Productions, LLC | www.magnoliaproductions.com
Founder & President, VocalBluR | Richmond, VA | www.vocalblur.com
Alumni & Past-president, Virginia Tech's Juxtaposition | www.vtjuxta.com
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Postby Randomnyc » Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:22 pm

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Postby jthelegend » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:40 pm

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Postby lcmike » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:44 pm

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Postby Randomnyc » Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:56 am

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Postby Box_Beatin_Lady » Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:04 am

My lip gloss does nothing. Damn it.

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Postby mattootb » Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:34 am

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Postby jthelegend » Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:50 am

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Postby RnBMrE » Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:54 am

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Postby RnBMrE » Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:59 am

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Postby mcbc » Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:08 am

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Postby billhare » Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:03 am

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Postby Stixnstr » Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:03 pm

I formally apologize to the Beelzebubs for claiming that they receieve money from their alumni. The Bubs work their butts off gigging all year to make the money they do.

What's more, I hold no stock in anything I said. If anyone else was offended and wants a formal apology, I would be glad to give it. I have gone through and deleted all my comments so as not to offend anyone else.

Once again, nothing I said comes from the Amalgamates as a group, but strictly from my own head. Good luck to everyone.

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