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Communications Blackout

By Judgement Act on January 19, 2020 12:16 pm

Following scheduled jump 601-C of their three year mission into the unknown regions, the UTR Exploratory Corps ship Damara L'Estrange patches back into the Q-Net, Ensign Navarro breathing a sigh of relief as communications began to flow immediately into the ships overglorified mailbox. Pretty much every shipmate off-duty would have been waiting for the jump to complete so they could talk to their loved ones; this jump brought them close to a spatial anomaly that gave them realtime communications back to the colonies, something they hadn't had for over six months!


But, something wasn't right. After some brief seconds of clean comms, the Q-Net waveband began to oscillate well outside of parameters. Navarro hit a key and began the diagnostic, leaning forward in her chair with a frown. She'd never seen anything like it, and the oscillation was strangely artificial in nature.  Just as she reached over to the intercom to inform Ops, everything stopped.


It wasn't just comms. Scanners were out. Sonar. Navigation.


Everything the L'Estrange needed to see.


As Navarro got up to report to damage control and the ship descended into chaos, nobody quite seemed to feel the unnatural rhythmic vibrations in the hull...

And now, for something completely different.

Tough week musically, started this one on Saturday with the intent to make a full track, but never really got anything that felt right. Late Sunday night as I write this, decided just to put out a sound design-y thing by itself!

Long time 'beaters will know I like to mix it up between EDM and spacey goodness, so here's the first taste of the year for the latter... Definitely more to come!

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

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January 20, 2020 12:41 am

O wow, something completely different indeed. Absolutely love the effects and different processing you've got in here. Great job!

January 20, 2020 12:48 am

mmmmm spacey, goodness, yep all checks out. Really nice sounds!

January 20, 2020 1:58 am

sounds like the beginning of something epic

January 20, 2020 5:38 am

Really nice sound design here, candy to my ears smile

January 20, 2020 8:33 am

Very nice...suspect that week 3 is the pain point for many, definitely was for me this year (again (again (again))). Not that it shows here.

January 20, 2020 6:05 pm

Wow that rolloff! Great textures smile

January 20, 2020 8:51 pm

This knocked my socks off!!!

January 21, 2020 2:27 pm

Could happily continue listening to spacey goodness like this.

January 23, 2020 3:12 am

I'm following a scene through a movie. Thanks for the piece. Only as I'm writing this comment do I see the narration... [I reset the play track. The sounds click in and initiate a series of bells chiming a melody that eventually dies out to an invading sound, like a toaster fighting a lawnmwer. The track renders itself inoperative. Moments later, a faint click sounded. With anticipation, they waited...for another week.

January 23, 2020 7:29 am

that was killer mate. really nice dynamics in the composition and the mix sounds nice and big/full. Great job ✊

January 26, 2020 1:06 pm

I absolutely loove the long chords, they get me every time.

January 26, 2020 4:48 pm
Mortistar wrote:

O wow, something completely different indeed. Absolutely love the effects and different processing you've got in here. Great job!


Simon Koehn wrote:

mmmmm spacey, goodness, yep all checks out. Really nice sounds!


Graabthar wrote:

sounds like the beginning of something epic


Mission Crossing wrote:

Really nice sound design here, candy to my ears smile


sinewave wrote:

Very nice...suspect that week 3 is the pain point for many, definitely was for me this year (again (again (again))). Not that it shows here.


ngineer wrote:

Wow that rolloff! Great textures smile


Gab Manette wrote:

This knocked my socks off!!!


hent03 wrote:

Could happily continue listening to spacey goodness like this.


Anon_Buster wrote:

I'm following a scene through a movie. Thanks for the piece. Only as I'm writing this comment do I see the narration... [I reset the play track. The sounds click in and initiate a series of bells chiming a melody that eventually dies out to an invading sound, like a toaster fighting a lawnmwer. The track renders itself inoperative. Moments later, a faint click sounded. With anticipation, they waited...for another week.


lysdexic wrote:

that was killer mate. really nice dynamics in the composition and the mix sounds nice and big/full. Great job ✊


hieme wrote:

I absolutely loove the long chords, they get me every time.

Thank you everyone, glad you enjoyed my more avant-garde approach!

January 26, 2020 10:48 pm

Superb immersive intro scene.. Makes me want to see how the story unwinds! - Good job!

January 30, 2020 7:31 pm

January 30, 2020 7:31 pm

Got some Cyberpunk vibes from this one too

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