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S'mores Wars

By CosmicCairns on February 20, 2018 3:15 am

This was basically a pure sonic experiment for me.  I had no clue how the final result was going to turn out, but I think it ended up pretty cool.  I started by intentionally degrading the sound by recording it a couple times through my phone and then microphone and then as the track progressed I added layers by multi-tracking and looping the same part and laying down some bass and synths.  To mess with the sound a little more I occasionally would add some extreme flange or chorus effect for a few seconds at a time randomly to some of the tracks.  I also intentionally included some snippets of feedback created by pointing the microphone right at the monitors as the entire track played back. 

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February 26, 2018 12:39 am

It's a beautiful cross between noise, art, and music. I dig it.  It's strange because when I started WB in 2014, I would probably have clicked past this, but my interests have obviously expanded.

February 26, 2018 1:26 am

I'm impressed; my ears surrender unconditionally. ::)

February 26, 2018 2:58 am

E-dub wrote:

It's a beautiful cross between noise, art, and music. I dig it.  It's strange because when I started WB in 2014, I would probably have clicked past this, but my interests have obviously expanded.

  Hey thanks!  In all honesty it's something I might have skipped back in the day, too.  I have dabbled with noise experiments in the past, but I've never made anything quite like this.  WeeklyBeats is certainly inspiring and mind expanding.



Jim Wood wrote:

I'm impressed; my ears surrender unconditionally. ::)

  Thanks.  This track accepts your ear surrender.  smile

February 26, 2018 3:17 pm

Woah I thought one of my live NIN albums randomly came on with that gritty intro smile I could see this in a movie like Heat where they used Eno's Force Marker.  I like how the chaos gives ways to sunshine with the arps at the end.  Nice job!

February 26, 2018 3:57 pm

Very cool experiment. I'm a sucker for distortion and feedback. I like how this slowly works towards crystal clean synths. Nice!

February 27, 2018 2:33 am
Tone Matrix wrote:

Woah I thought one of my live NIN albums randomly came on with that gritty intro smile I could see this in a movie like Heat where they used Eno's Force Marker.  I like how the chaos gives ways to sunshine with the arps at the end.  Nice job!

  Thanks!  I didn't think of it as movie music, but now that you mention it I can see that.

February 27, 2018 2:34 am
cfurrow wrote:

Very cool experiment. I'm a sucker for distortion and feedback. I like how this slowly works towards crystal clean synths. Nice!

  Yeah, I need to play around with some more distortion and feedback.  It's fun!  I did feel like it needed to go to the synths at the end as a bit of a palette cleanser from the noise.  Plus, they'd been kind of buried in the mix all along and I thought it would be cool to spotlight them on their own.

February 27, 2018 2:28 pm

Yeah I like the progression from noise to clean track. It starts like a nightmare and close like a beautifull dream. We usually hear the other way around, so that was a nice change!

February 27, 2018 3:03 pm

I listened while commuting... First i thought i should listen at home where it's more quiet...
Than i realised that your sounds with the people around me was tampering with my emotions... so i just listened and watched the people around me. First i felt slightly agressive than i felt a little haunted or stressed like the white rabbit from alice
and than there was the release... like a dream... big_smile
Who needs drugs?
Nice one!

February 27, 2018 8:59 pm

Really a pretty cool result considering a cellphone was involved. You managed to build up something very intense. You have my permission for more experiments.

February 27, 2018 10:38 pm

Cool work, really creative ideas to get these sounds, well done. Love the beat that comes in and builds up and Like the transition to sweetness too. Yes to more experiments.

February 28, 2018 4:01 pm

It hangs together because of the constant rhythmic element and builds tension then releases it at the end. It is like riding an Italian motorcycle on a crust cold morning down through the twisties at speed. Flicking from side to side nearly dragging a peg but not quite with only the sound of the motor and the wind until finally you get to the flatlands. Something you do every morning.

February 28, 2018 9:19 pm
RawTicks wrote:

Yeah I like the progression from noise to clean track. It starts like a nightmare and close like a beautifull dream. We usually hear the other way around, so that was a nice change!

  Yeah, stuff does seem to go the other direction a lot, doesn't it?  I just felt like a little changeup was necessary to give it a little more dimension.

 

theGuen wrote:

I listened while commuting... First i thought i should listen at home where it's more quiet...
Than i realised that your sounds with the people around me was tampering with my emotions... so i just listened and watched the people around me. First i felt slightly agressive than i felt a little haunted or stressed like the white rabbit from alice
and than there was the release... like a dream... big_smile
Who needs drugs?
Nice one!

  Thanks for sharing the story of your commute.  I could see this track building some aggression.  Good thing there's the release at the end!



Q-Rosh wrote:

Really a pretty cool result considering a cellphone was involved. You managed to build up something very intense. You have my permission for more experiments.

  I'm coming more and more around to the usage of cell phones in recordings.  They make handy field recorders when you want to capture a sound when you're out in public somewhere and they can also alter the sound quality of something you've recorded in occasionally interesting ways.

February 28, 2018 9:21 pm
miraclemiles wrote:

Cool work, really creative ideas to get these sounds, well done. Love the beat that comes in and builds up and Like the transition to sweetness too. Yes to more experiments.

  Yeah, part of my goal this year is to push myself out of my comfort zones.  Maybe not every single week, but sometimes.



OleJazzer wrote:

It hangs together because of the constant rhythmic element and builds tension then releases it at the end. It is like riding an Italian motorcycle on a crust cold morning down through the twisties at speed. Flicking from side to side nearly dragging a peg but not quite with only the sound of the motor and the wind until finally you get to the flatlands. Something you do every morning.

Thanks for listening and sharing your impressions.  That's some vivid imagery I can totally picture.  I agree the rhythmic element really helps this out.  At first I was just playing with the noise loops, but I felt the drum and bass really made it "work."

March 4, 2018 2:49 am

Crazy stuff... Yep movie music... Descent into madness, chaos, timelapse of city, people flying past, close up of face, eyes scattered left to right, drugs, sex, doof doof, nudity, mayhem, matrix, mystic, falling... . . . . .. . . . .. GOOD!

March 4, 2018 10:19 pm

A wonderful journey from the noisy labyrinths up into the clear sky. No need to stop experimenting!

March 5, 2018 12:08 am
Podling wrote:

Crazy stuff... Yep movie music... Descent into madness, chaos, timelapse of city, people flying past, close up of face, eyes scattered left to right, drugs, sex, doof doof, nudity, mayhem, matrix, mystic, falling... . . . . .. . . . .. GOOD!

  Thanks.  This sounds like my kind of movie!



Plantrain wrote:

A wonderful journey from the noisy labyrinths up into the clear sky. No need to stop experimenting!

  Yeah, I do hope to keep on doing some experimenting throughout the year.

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