Originally Posted by Plague
Cool chilli song. It reminds me to Bladerunner too. Very Vangelis like.
Thanks for that, Plague..yeah, it seems I can't shake loose the Vangelis influence..the guy's been such a huge inspiration to me from the start, just as I've been a huge fan of his. He is one of the main reasons I started producing in the first place and I always wondered how one guy could make "that sound" on his own.
Over the years, I've some really good artists out there who come close to his style, but few seem to have mastered it convincingly, on an ongoing basis.. One of those who has. imo, is a guy called [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
(aka: Rylo 3 / SpectrumShift ) and who I was once mistaken for on here..obviously I took it as a compliment.
The thing is, I'm not trying to "be" Vangelis..it's just that I love producing stuff that sounds likes his..and therein lies the problem..you always end up being compared wit him and that's a contest you're never going to win..regardless of how good you are or may be..you're always going to be "that guy who thinks he's Vangelis".
I've been asked more than a few times in the past, "When are you going to stop farting around trying to do Vangelis and do something original?", which lead me to try different things, styles and genres..but the Vangelis thing is what I seem to do best and what comes naturally to me..so I guess it's what I meant to do musically.
Granted, I need to focus on the technical side of things a little more..but as they say, "knowing is something and putting it into action are two different things." I know what needs to be done..I just have to master how you do it..compression being the main bone of contention.
Anyway, thanks again for checking it out and for leaving feedback..really appreciate both,