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Old 02-23-2017, 11:46 AM   #1
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The starting point for this was done on the TR-8 and Analog Four. I'd been listening to a lot of Radioactive Man and Drexciya so was inspired to try some electro rather than the usual 4/4. There's a competition coming up at my local producers group so then decided to develop it beyond what would have been a hardware jam video.

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Old 02-24-2017, 12:04 AM   #2
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I liked the beats. Even at 7 mins it didn't seem too long. Simple music that works with lots of nice FX one-shots filling it out. Good work

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Old 02-24-2017, 03:49 AM   #3
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That was excellent.
Much enjoyed, sounds professional.

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Old 02-25-2017, 05:48 PM   #4
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Hi, thank you both for listening and the nice comments. Cheers.

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Old 03-05-2017, 01:22 AM   #5
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That was great, deceptively simple and I watched the whole 6 minutes and I'm going to again to try to help me understand what you did there. You've got a enviable sensibility/restraint to keep things interesting with minimal instrumentation. I loved the video, too, so random yet it goes on perfectly to fit the song. Nice work.
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:08 AM   #6
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That was great, deceptively simple and I watched the whole 6 minutes and I'm going to again to try to help me understand what you did there. You've got a enviable sensibility/restraint to keep things interesting with minimal instrumentation. I loved the video, too, so random yet it goes on perfectly to fit the song. Nice work.
Hi there. The track started off on hardware which I think forces you to work through things better rather than throw layers of VSTs around aimlessly. Something I've been more than guilty of and still am if I'm honest.

I've also been trying to analysis other "simple" tracks that work and follow a similar formula or structure. Restraint is my weakest point but something I'm probably trying to work on more than anything. The main question I keep asking myself is: do I really need another element, crash, FX or riser there or is this just the repetition of the production process and why it feels stale at this moment in time?

That said, "River Deep - Mountain High" was on the radio yesterday and as usual I was in awe of the whole Phil Spector, wall of sound thing. Not just the layers but there's a new element, bridge, call and response, whatever coming in on almost every four bars. Which left me thinking arse to restraint, lets go full out.

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Old 03-16-2017, 03:32 PM   #7
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Aye, as the saying goes, 'Simple isn't easy'. A lot of work can go in to making the right choices about what to include or leave out and each component chosen gets a lot more focus from the listener. I generally dislike minimal but like well-designed 'simple'.

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Old 03-16-2017, 07:28 PM   #8
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I've recently discovered Drexciya and that brand of Electro. Been quite an influence on me recently. Really enjoyed this.

I started to think that maybe this could have used some more elements sprinkled here and there...but I don't think so. The balance is good, just as I think a bit has gone on too long there is a change up or some ear candy.

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Old 03-16-2017, 10:01 PM   #9
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Probably one of the most well produced things I've heard here in a while (the video ain't half bad either). I'm interested if you release CD's of this stuff, I'm looking!

(it's horrible I've spent the last 10 minutes dragging my mouse over the releases section on your website, mesmerised by how readily the css overlay box follows + swipes along with the mouse)

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Old 03-17-2017, 11:38 AM   #10
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I've recently discovered Drexciya and that brand of Electro. Been quite an influence on me recently. Really enjoyed this.
If you want to go further back check out Model 500 which was the natural precursor to Drexciya. And definitely check out the first Radioactive Man LP and his Boiler Room set if you don't know him too.

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Old 03-17-2017, 11:44 AM   #11
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Probably one of the most well produced things I've heard here in a while (the video ain't half bad either). I'm interested if you release CD's of this stuff, I'm looking!
Thank you very much I tend just to put stuff on Soundcloud when it's finished, certainly don't think about releasing CDs. In the future I might start sending demos to labels but I need to up my work rate first.

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Old 03-20-2017, 03:45 PM   #12
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As a rhythm guy I really like the small variations of the drums. For 7 minutes it didn't feel that long at all Well done!
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Old 04-16-2017, 11:41 AM   #13
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Loving the atmosphere of the track and minimalistic progressions, definitely two strong points.

Some automations, filters, funny fx could spice up the track

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aw yis! super cool track here. Really well balanced and the drum and bass line work so nice together. Great job, I also like the video, looks like a lot of work.

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Old 04-18-2017, 01:40 AM   #15
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Old 04-18-2017, 02:18 PM   #16
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, yeah a lot of bloody micro-editing. I kinda wished I hadn't bothered a few times when halfway through.

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Can't really offer any real critique other than what has already been said. Cool track I liked the simple yet catchy vibe!

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