I write from the midst of a weird computer crisis, in which my USB hub has apparently bitten the dirt. So I can have internet or access to my external HD, but not both (well, I could if I were willing to give up my mouse or keyboard...)
Aaaaaanyway. I've been listening to a lot of Autonomic lately, so I thought I'd try my hand at something Autonomic-ish. It sounds more like my usual junk sped up to 170BPM, but hey, at least it's a change of pace.
Pad made in Operator, with autopan and some reverb
Bass is a tuned 808 kick with some beat repeat
Drums are an LD kit with autopan on everything but the kick, plus flange on the hi-hats and tambourine
Everything run through Ableton's "warm analogue" master
The title probably inspired in part by the airlock-based climax of Ann Leckie's "Ancillary Justice," which I'm a few pages from finishing... but mainly the combination of spacey pads and jittery rhythm gave me the sense of some tense situation on a spaceship, with somebody trapped in an airlock or something...
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