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December ice cold river

By laguna on December 30, 2018 8:53 pm

So here we are, at the end of 2018. This was a somewhat tough year professionally so I wasn't able to be as involved in WB as I'd like to. Besides, It's always a little bit sad to say goodbye to this wonderful community of creators. You've been fantastic, giving constant feedback and publishing awesome music. Many of your songs will remain for a long time in my daily playlist.

Now the site will be quiet and almost empty, but it's nonetheless a great time to check all those missed tracks. I was planning to make a compilation/podcast, so if anyone has similar ideas, please reach out and keep in touch.

I'm afraid I'm getting a little bit sentimental smile so I'll introduce my last song:

A short (though maybe expandable) ambient piece inspired by a single Absynth "90s" chord. The pad was sliced and triggered randomly so expect some uncontrolable clicks. I'm sure there's some method to control those clicks but I lacked the time to search for polishing plug-ins.

Over the monotone chords, an Ableton Live's Analog synth loop and D16's Phoscyon emulating the 303. Lots and lots and lots of interleaved delay, filtering and compression interacting with each other.

I know it's a pretty stale piece but I tried to add some movement with the somewhat interactive effects. The combination of things both still and moving brought me the image of water and ice. Besides, it's winter out there.

I don't want to leave without a big shout to the familiar faces and usual suspects in the comments section. Total appreciation and respect, in no particular order, to:

ToneMatrix , Orangedrink, Jim Wood , Jason Nijjer , Fred und Luna , Colorful Grey , Purely Grey , OneZero , Q-Rosh, Kaedo Sevaada , cTrix , Leafo, Bleeoop/Grillo , Sodabelly , Devious  , Leafo , Abludo , Hyeme , Sylcmyk , Scottux , Tri Angles , Little Scale , Ipaghost , Oso feo , Minaret Kid , Avarine, Dbb, rDomain , Alonemusic , Phil Harmonic , Wisefire , Tweaklab , m2K7 , Lydia Primate , Perplex On and E-dub/Edmund Snyder !!!

There are many more names I'm maybe forgetting now, and many more artist I didn't had the chance to discover. I'm looking forward to catch up on your work!

I really hope to see you again in twelve months time. Much love to you, Weeklybeats family, wherever you are around the world smile

Best wishes for this upcoming 2019 from your WB friend Jorge A.K.A. Laguna

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December 31, 2018 6:45 am

Certainly has that water ice vibe, maybe it’s because i’m buried in snow and ice right now, great use of all the effects.  Hope you have a great year and look forward to hearing more of your music in the future.  I always appreciate your contributions to weekly beats and your thoughtful comments.

December 31, 2018 7:48 am

I like it smile

I get the sentimental vibe too - even with everyone being remote (as far as I can tell). Have a great year. Hope to see you in 2020!

January 1, 2019 2:01 am

Evocative and atmospheric. An excellent way to close out the year.

January 1, 2019 7:42 pm

Great way to close out the year heart Thanks for all your comments and thoughts over the past few months, it's very very much appreciated. Best of luck in the new year, and I very much hope you'll be back for the next round in a year's time!

January 2, 2019 9:39 pm

Keep in touch!  I would love to hear your comp/podcast.  Also I GOT A SHOUT OUT FROM LAGUNA GOODNESS GRACIOUS GOLLY GEE-WHIZ

Life achievement right there.

Great way to end the track - fits the snowfall perfectly.  See you next time, thanks for the friendship and encouragement and the inspiration and the awesome music! 

Have a great 19 and see you in 20!

January 3, 2019 10:43 am

My name is with an "e", but thanks for the shout-out. I feel like something as simple as a key change could've make the whole thing instantly better.

January 3, 2019 7:20 pm

Nice one! I haven't kept up on your tracks this year as much as i would have liked, but have always enjoyed your stuff. Have a good one, see you next time around!

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