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Herzlich wilkommen in Rovaniemi

By Ashen Simian on June 7, 2020 11:38 am

A novelty track of sorts. I liked Cosmic Cairns´s old fashioned synth track so much last week, that I decided to make something like that too. It became a sort of a joke kraftwerk song about one of the local tourist attractions. Very popular with german tourists... of course it will not be that this year, for obvious reasons.

I decided to use only old synths for this. All the percussion sounds are played by hand, no rhythm units in sight! The only sequencer is OB 2 voice´s 8-step analog sequencer. Everything else played to that to an zoom 16 track recorder.

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

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June 8, 2020 7:38 pm

Oh wow, that's super cool that my silly little track inspired you!  I wasn't expecting to read that when I clicked on this track to listen.  I feel a little unworthy.  smile

I can really hear the Kraftwerk vibes in this for sure.  You could probably convince me it was an obscure b-side of theirs or something. You've really captured the feel of their classic sound.

June 9, 2020 7:50 am
CosmicCairns wrote:

Oh wow, that's super cool that my silly little track inspired you!  I wasn't expecting to read that when I clicked on this track to listen.  I feel a little unworthy.  smile

I can really hear the Kraftwerk vibes in this for sure.  You could probably convince me it was an obscure b-side of theirs or something. You've really captured the feel of their classic sound.

Thanks a lot! I have been listening to a lot of KW lately, beacuse of Florian Schneider's sad demise recently, and that has made me very inspired about their early input. I mean, their early stuff is very good, although not nearly as canonised like their stuff from 1975-1981. It is the combination of electronics, acoustic instruments  and their unashamed human side. I think your work here has that same quality, you bring your person as a part of the package to the listener. I, for one, try to mask it any way i can! smile

June 9, 2020 5:41 pm

Like the strings and sense of whimsy!  fun stuff! 

June 14, 2020 9:08 pm

fun

June 19, 2020 4:08 pm

Wow, the Kraftwerk force is strong in this one.  Maybe a hint of OMD smile Love the 8 step pattern bass sound and all the vintage synth sounds on parade! Downloading!

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