(You know the old riddle about how one goes about sculpting an elephant; i.e., by taking a block of granite and chipping away everything that's not part of an elephant? Well, that's how I often find working on music. I have an impression in my mind of how things are meant to sound, I approximate them (thus getting a vaguely elephant-sized block of granite) and then chip away at the differences between the idea in my head and the approximation coming out of Cubase when I press the Play key. Or at least it has been in this case.)
The band being remixed are said to be playing in town sometime soon; with any luck the remix will be in sufficient shape by then to burn to a CD and give to them at the gig.