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Crashing

By Catthew O. on January 22, 2016 8:29 am

Well, I didn't submit last week because of some last second problems with bouncing and converting the track to the right size, but at least I FINISHED something on time.
Anyway, I wrote something entirely new for this week of course:

I have a preoccupation with the sublime, particularly in the form of sky-to-earth terror. Whether it is the moon falling toward us or the recurring dream I have about a stone temple, shrouded in glowing pink and yellow ether, hovering above as all life on earth makes an abrupt and sweeping exit, it all falls into a category of concept and imagery that gives me chills both of horror and of anxious romanticizing.

Sky + unfathomable, immortal terror = beautiful

A little more toned down and realistic, but equally exciting to me, is scenes from the ground, where a huge airship, spaceship, or other sky-savvy, crew operated behemoth slowly breaks up, smoke pouring out behind it as it makes its way toward a final landing. It's a sort of mortal derived form of sublimity; sublime in the fact that its unstoppable and huge, but very mortal, in that it has completely failed against all best efforts not to.

This song is for a sequence of that sort, taking place in a city, BUT if it strikes you some other way, you can imagine WHATEVER YOU FEEL IS RIGHT


Instrumentation:
Roland JP8080 - main lead
Alesis SR-16 - drums
Yamaha MU50 - bass, guitar, trumpet, syn brass, celesta, chiff lead, cymbals
Korg X5DR - bells
Emu Xtreme Lead-1: Orchestra hits
Alphakanal automat (beta version) - various synth elements
EXS24 software sampler - vocal lead, SNES sample trumpets

All recorded directly out of my board as two channels, compressed and EQ'd digitally.

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January 25, 2016 2:41 am

this is great, so 90s

January 25, 2016 12:52 pm

damn, that is amazing. love the stabs in the middle section!

January 25, 2016 4:12 pm

Great drum programming!

January 25, 2016 8:11 pm

Action packed! love it!

January 25, 2016 10:47 pm

mmm it feels so goooood, so tasty, like 'neath-the-kotatsu-saturday-morning tasty

January 26, 2016 4:59 am

This reminds me of some of my fave SNES music styles (MMX, F-Zero come to mind)...which makes me *extremely* happy to hear smile Of course, the variety of instruments you're using and the kind of astonishing scene-setting in the description add an extra dimension or two beyond those comparisons.

January 26, 2016 7:59 pm
NickC wrote:

this is great, so 90s


Thank you! Mission accomplished!


matheusleston wrote:

damn, that is amazing. love the stabs in the middle section!


Thank you!! I live for the stabs!!


Jim Wood wrote:

Great drum programming!


Thank you! Who needs fancy libraries when you can just use a wonky drum machine from 1990 (that's what I tell myself anyway)


Ipaghost wrote:

Action packed! love it!


Thank you! This image is ideal


ice smashing wrote:

mmm it feels so goooood, so tasty, like 'neath-the-kotatsu-saturday-morning tasty


Sometimes you just gotta huddle up with your udon and let the TV have all the fun


exileFaker wrote:

This reminds me of some of my fave SNES music styles (MMX, F-Zero come to mind)...which makes me *extremely* happy to hear smile Of course, the variety of instruments you're using and the kind of astonishing scene-setting in the description add an extra dimension or two beyond those comparisons.


Thank you! (And I definitely channeled F-Zero! ) Thank you so much! I'm glad the scene setting didn't sound embarrassing/annoying/pretentious to at least one person tongue

January 27, 2016 7:23 pm

Awesome

January 31, 2016 12:08 pm

Well, sounds like F Zero to me. SO...AWESOME. WELL DONE, BUD!

February 2, 2016 9:50 am

I'm pressing START and waiting for that giant enemy shooting millions of glowing dots at the final stage anytime smile

February 8, 2016 7:47 pm
Pyure wrote:

Awesome


(^0^


Nestrogen wrote:

Well, sounds like F Zero to me. SO...AWESOME. WELL DONE, BUD!


Thank you! I hope Kanki-senpai will notice me


laguna wrote:

I'm pressing START and waiting for that giant enemy shooting millions of glowing dots at the final stage anytime smile


This comment actually reminded me of the genre "cute 'em up" and I think I need to specifically focus on making music for that setting for a future week!

February 9, 2016 11:11 am

Yeah - super rockin'.

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