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SITARI - the unraveling of gravity

By george bowles on February 13, 2016 10:17 pm

the big news of the week: gravity waves detected

here are some beats on a grid, emanating their gravitational pulls in deep space

feeling a little lazy this week, all sequencing on computer no outboard fx. wanted to give a warped detuned character, almost as if being pulled by gravity waves.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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February 15, 2016 1:56 am

Einstein would be proud.

February 15, 2016 2:28 am
Jim Wood wrote:

Einstein would be proud.

:] danke!

February 15, 2016 6:29 am

Can't stop downloading your tracks buddy!  What computer program/s did you use to make this?  The detuning is so crucial.  I feel like I can see outer space rippling...

February 15, 2016 6:30 am

The plucked guitar sound is an incredible sonic surprise.

February 15, 2016 7:43 am
orangedrink wrote:

Can't stop downloading your tracks buddy!  What computer program/s did you use to make this?  The detuning is so crucial.  I feel like I can see outer space rippling...

thanks, glad you like it/them! I used FL Studio to sequence this using a crash sample with spiral stretch plugin on it among other processing, hihat, kick, and snare. kept it simple. then i added in some notes using randomized Phrygian scales in the key of G. for the 4 notated instruments i delved deep into my vst collection and used some older vsti I haven't used for a while: Sophia (batshit crazy synth/effect, weird pannings, noisy, bizarre; Devil Inside, a gnarly weird distortion instrument i think based on guitar but is also synthlike; DSK BassZ was probably the clean plucked sound that somehow made it to the surface, usually more buried in the mix; TAL Bassline produced the ARP2600-like thick bass drones, probably the most normal sounding thing on it.

orangedrink wrote:

The plucked guitar sound is an incredible sonic surprise.

yeah, I keep hearing different things each time... i wasn't sure how much i liked it but it might be a grower. i don't think i will add this one to my live set yet, but it's interesting. very dark and alien sounding, i think mostly because it is phrygian and you're right, detuning the whole thing made it sound like a whole other thing. I also used a vinyl emulator vst to give it more of a polished sheen.

February 15, 2016 8:28 am

I dig the weird harmonies and the claustrophobic feeling of imminent collapse from all directions.

February 15, 2016 8:35 am

scary and haunting! Great track

February 15, 2016 3:50 pm

February 15, 2016 5:27 pm

Ah, the subtle tempo shift really pulls this together. Or rather.. unravels? Well done!

February 15, 2016 7:10 pm

Nice work! Feels very kind of disorientating, in a good way. Definite grav-wave vibes!

February 15, 2016 7:51 pm

Interesting piece. Noisy and unsettling.

February 16, 2016 5:05 pm

I love the slow unwinding the piece towards the middle. And I really love how there is still sense of rhythmic cohesion behind the complexity. It's very well put together. So gorgeously gritty and alive. Marvellous.

February 18, 2016 5:47 am
license wrote:

I dig the weird harmonies and the claustrophobic feeling of imminent collapse from all directions.


it's weird, i would have recurring nightmares like that as a kid, like i was being crushed by everything into something smaller while it was growing outwards, weird abstract claustrophobic dreams.

dj someguy wrote:

scary and haunting! Great track


thank you! yeah I do weird well, especially darker stuff.

Ipaghost wrote:


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Brackleforth wrote:

Ah, the subtle tempo shift really pulls this together. Or rather.. unravels? Well done!


thanks! i was touching upon this style in 2014 Weekly Beats but kind of took 2015 off except for making an EP with Keith Moon beats. http://sitari.bandcamp.com

Simon Koehn wrote:

Nice work! Feels very kind of disorientating, in a good way. Definite grav-wave vibes!


thank you! yeah, i was in the zone trying to make it sound like approaching an event horizon or something like that. i was focusing mainly on the beats and the overall sonics of the piece rather than the melody, but the melody took its own (disturbing) directions!

GrainBastard wrote:

Interesting piece. Noisy and unsettling.


cool, i appreciate it! most of my style is noisy and unsettling usually. whether it's idm/electronica, metal, experimental music, etc.

kevanatkins wrote:

I love the slow unwinding the piece towards the middle. And I really love how there is still sense of rhythmic cohesion behind the complexity. It's very well put together. So gorgeously gritty and alive. Marvellous.

wow, thank you Kevan! that was a really great mini review, I might have to lift that to my bandcamp page smile I think you guys have convinced me to give this a go live next week.

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