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Chemical dissonance

By laguna on June 10, 2018 11:59 pm

I'd like to thank everybody out there in the WB family for all the supportive comments and positivity. I'm dealing with a hard situation at work: Mismanagement leads to unnecessary stress and tension between workers, specially when said management ask for wonderful results without actually backing up the people working to achieve those results sad

Anyway, about the music: I almost had no time until Friday, and built an "acidic" patch out of Ableton's Analog. My point was that with proper settings, software synths could sound quite wild and (I kinda hate this hyped word) "analog".

It's obviously just a continuous loop showcasing various built in variations of the patch. I could go the electronic route and build a whole track around it: you know, some Roland TR beats, some lead synths... But I thought maybe the WB family would appreciate if I went the experimental route, trying to match that squelchy synth with some free piano...

I kinda like the result, though maybe it's too dissonant... I sincerely don't know, so let me know in the comments, please smile

I wanted to make my first Youtube video out of it, complete with voiceover and the like, though. Are any of you interested in some ranting about patches and my creation process?. Guess we all have good stories and creative tips, though making videos on a regular basis sounds pretty daunting.

Thanks everybody for being there week after week. WeeklyBeats means a lot to me because of the community that has grown around it. Maybe this week I finally could catch up with your music.

In the meantime... lots of love to all of you, wherever you are smile
 

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June 11, 2018 4:16 pm

This is a great jam! Sorry to hear about the work stressors tho, I know the feeling of not feeling supported by the people demanding things of you.

June 11, 2018 5:40 pm

It could definitely do with a little more discipline. Right now the synth and piano are working against each other rather than with.

June 11, 2018 8:17 pm

The squelchy synth with mellower piano creates atmosphere for lack of a better descriptive word. They work off each other well. The contrast somehow fits in with the work discussion. Creates tension with two attitudes at odds. but but but, don't take away my over hyped "analog" word.  Just take away the descriptions "fat" or "warm" that have become synonymous with analog but can be created digitally or virtual analog.

I really enjoyed the track and the mood.  Good luck with work, don't let the bastards get you down! Let it roll off like water on a ducks back. smile

June 12, 2018 2:29 am

I'm thinking of the conflict between synth and piano as adding a psychological (work-related) component. Sad, but all too common.

June 12, 2018 5:20 pm
scottux wrote:

This is a great jam! Sorry to hear about the work stressors tho, I know the feeling of not feeling supported by the people demanding things of you.

Thanks a lot Scottux. It's sad to see that it's not an uncommon situation in the workplace. I'll be catching up with the rest of your releases very soon

Devieus wrote:

It could definitely do with a little more discipline. Right now the synth and piano are working against each other rather than with.

Thanks for the advice, Devieus. maybe later in the year I could revisit the idea, though now frankly I don't know how to further develop it. Anyway, A few edits over the initial improv and a shorter version could maybe help it.

NWSPR wrote:

The squelchy synth with mellower piano creates atmosphere for lack of a better descriptive word. They work off each other well. The contrast somehow fits in with the work discussion. Creates tension with two attitudes at odds. but but but, don't take away my over hyped "analog" word.  Just take away the descriptions "fat" or "warm" that have become synonymous with analog but can be created digitally or virtual analog.

I really enjoyed the track and the mood.  Good luck with work, don't let the bastards get you down! Let it roll off like water on a ducks back. smile

Glad you like it, MWSPR. I felt it worked somewhat emotionally, rather that being a remarkable composition. And yes, my point was also showing that warm and fat could be created with virtual equipment, so your description is quite on point smile

Thanks a lot for the good vibes. I love what I do for living, but sometimes I hate some people in charge who definetely don't care about our job. I'll try to be a happy dry duck smile

Jim Wood wrote:

I'm thinking of the conflict between synth and piano as adding a psychological (work-related) component. Sad, but all too common.

Oh, yeah, definetely. As I commented earlier, it's not an unusual situation. I felt like doing a "conflicting" piece outside my usual confort zone. Thanks as always for dropping by and commenting, Jim!


June 12, 2018 6:05 pm

I find this really interesting but maybe more as "sound experiment" than "song" - There are some moments where it really comes together in a very sensible way, then others where they are just two unrelated tracks running at the same time.  I feel this way about a lot of Autechre tracks smile  This is kind of like the two sides of Aphex, beautiful piano vs. acid raver.  Really enjoyed the slowdown ending.

Actually, I think you just said it yourself!  This track is Conflict Avoider Vs. Conflict Seeker.

I'd love to watch your videos!  Particularly tutorials on "How To Be Godlike Like Me" and "How To Improve Orange Drink Tracks So They Don't Suck" wink

June 13, 2018 2:30 pm
orangedrink wrote:

I find this really interesting but maybe more as "sound experiment" than "song" - There are some moments where it really comes together in a very sensible way, then others where they are just two unrelated tracks running at the same time.  I feel this way about a lot of Autechre tracks smile  This is kind of like the two sides of Aphex, beautiful piano vs. acid raver.  Really enjoyed the slowdown ending.

Actually, I think you just said it yourself!  This track is Conflict Avoider Vs. Conflict Seeker.

I'd love to watch your videos!  Particularly tutorials on "How To Be Godlike Like Me" and "How To Improve Orange Drink Tracks So They Don't Suck" wink

Hahaha Thank you very much, man! You give me too much credit smile And I don't think your tracks suck in any way. You've released some pretty dope hip hop fat-sounding joints this year so far.

I'd love to start producing Youtube videos, though I'm quite hessitant of being in front of the camera. I hope to be able to show some videos soon smile

In the meantime, cheers to you man!

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