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Suddenly

By Jim Wood on April 20, 2018 9:07 pm

Textbook synchronicity: I worked up  a minimal D Minor chord progression, derived the bass line from that, added some slowed-down, autotuned "Mama" doll cries from the BBC FX library (http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk). A bit of tweaking, and, as they say in the music biz, Viola!

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April 23, 2018 12:16 am

cool!

April 23, 2018 12:31 am

The mama sounds are very cool.  They almost sound like seals barking or something.  I like the synth work as well.

April 23, 2018 2:40 am

Wonderfully rich synth tones, and exquisitely alien speech processing on the doll samples!  Beautiful work!

April 23, 2018 3:39 am

that new bbc library is maaaaad

April 23, 2018 4:07 am
kaedo sevaada wrote:

cool!

CosmicCairns wrote:

The mama sounds are very cool.  They almost sound like seals barking or something.  I like the synth work as well.

I thought they had a very "animal" quality as well.

onezero wrote:

Wonderfully rich synth tones, and exquisitely alien speech processing on the doll samples!  Beautiful work!

starpause wrote:

that new bbc library is maaaaad

Yeh, I've barely touched it so far.

Thanks, all!

April 23, 2018 8:57 am

At times it sounds like Irish folk music mixed with synths, cool stuff!

April 23, 2018 11:55 am

Somehow i found this very soothing.
The processing of the dolls is way nice sounds a lot like some trumpet like instruments.
Cool!

April 23, 2018 12:52 pm

That bass line is so smooth!

April 23, 2018 6:01 pm

My favorite part is what I will describe as the elephant playing the trombone sound smile Great brass sounds all around. That Mamma doll shit is scary but I wouldn't have known it if you hadn't describe it... it's so manipulated. Very cool! Fun track, and as always very inventive.

April 23, 2018 6:48 pm

phenomenal bassline. the vocal manipulation is awesome. Loved to listen a few times and discovering more and more nice details.

April 23, 2018 7:01 pm
LydiaPrimate wrote:

At times it sounds like Irish folk music mixed with synths, cool stuff!

theGuen wrote:

Somehow i found this very soothing.
The processing of the dolls is way nice sounds a lot like some trumpet like instruments.
Cool!

onlyjokinen wrote:

That bass line is so smooth!

NWSPR wrote:

My favorite part is what I will describe as the elephant playing the trombone sound smile Great brass sounds all around. That Mamma doll shit is scary but I wouldn't have known it if you hadn't describe it... it's so manipulated. Very cool! Fun track, and as always very inventive.

Q-Rosh wrote:

phenomenal bassline. the vocal manipulation is awesome. Loved to listen a few times and discovering more and more nice details.

Thank you, thank  you! All brass/elephant sounds are the "mama" doll.

April 24, 2018 12:18 am

Viola! I love that bass!

April 24, 2018 3:24 am

As others have stated, silky smooth bass, cool use and manipulation of the samples to make them melodic

April 25, 2018 12:55 am

This has gotta be the opening theme for when Netflix release a reboot ‘Childs Play’ movie or tv series... great stuff! ... Chucky says hi !

April 25, 2018 11:19 am

Gotta love synchronicity and serendipity.  Some of the best tracks can come from this.  Happens a lot with my film compositions which I LOVE when it happens.  hehe.
Great track this one.  It's lacking the humour of many of your other tracks yet still holds true to your main compositional ideas.  Very enjoyable!

April 25, 2018 1:55 pm

Oooh, I'll chime in too on the excellent bass and sample use big_smile Really good track, makes me think of a mellower Crystal Castles in ways? Sorry if that doesn't make sense outside of my head hahaha

April 26, 2018 9:01 am

this is wonderful, I like the spaces between bass notes, nice reverby feelings

April 27, 2018 5:08 pm

Cool use of the mama dolls.  Has an irish-folk-synthy sound to it the way they bend with the auto-tune.

April 29, 2018 7:55 am

Eerily, creepily meditative!

April 29, 2018 7:04 pm

very nice style, has a definite Forest Swords vibe to it. great work

May 2, 2018 9:09 pm

Mellow, and a little creepy. Great bass and a great track!
(I must get around to check out the BBC archives myself.)

May 3, 2018 3:57 am
cfurrow wrote:

Viola! I love that bass!

Jason Nijjer wrote:

As others have stated, silky smooth bass, cool use and manipulation of the samples to make them melodic

Podling wrote:

This has gotta be the opening theme for when Netflix release a reboot ‘Childs Play’ movie or tv series... great stuff! ... Chucky says hi !

rdomain wrote:

Gotta love synchronicity and serendipity.  Some of the best tracks can come from this.  Happens a lot with my film compositions which I LOVE when it happens.  hehe.
Great track this one.  It's lacking the humour of many of your other tracks yet still holds true to your main compositional ideas.  Very enjoyable!

Gab Manette wrote:

Oooh, I'll chime in too on the excellent bass and sample use big_smile Really good track, makes me think of a mellower Crystal Castles in ways? Sorry if that doesn't make sense outside of my head hahaha

Not quite CC quality ::) But thanks for the compliment!

Ashen Simian wrote:

this is wonderful, I like the spaces between bass notes, nice reverby feelings

Tone Matrix wrote:

Cool use of the mama dolls.  Has an irish-folk-synthy sound to it the way they bend with the auto-tune.

Avarine wrote:

Eerily, creepily meditative!

underground Luau wrote:

very nice style, has a definite Forest Swords vibe to it. great work

Plantrain wrote:

Mellow, and a little creepy. Great bass and a great track!
(I must get around to check out the BBC archives myself.)

Thank you all for listening!

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