Weeklybeats is a 52 week long music project in which artists compose and publicly release 1 song a week for the entire year.
Starting December 29th 2019 GMT each participant will have one week to upload one finished composition. Any style of music or selection of instruments are welcomed and encouraged. Sign up or Login to get started or check our FAQ for any help or questions you may have.

Greenhouse

By laguna on April 19, 2020 11:59 pm

THis is some kind of collage from abandoned ideas: an unfinished melodic piece from 2004 in Impulse Tracker format that I've tried to rebuild through the years, plus a couple of breaks from 2017 and 2019, made in Ableton and Renoise.

The "ambient part" was somewhat inspired by the really interesting ambient loops people like Bleeoop and Scottux is doing, though mine was so boring and dull that I added the breaks last minute.

So last minute that I didn't hear the complete master until after I uploaded. Totally rushed, so sorry for the lack of variation in the beat. It went through by seconds!

It's late and I'm really tired. Life continues with some ups and downs, but I'll carry on. Weeklybeats is, in fact, one of my happiest moments every 7 days.

Lots of love to you out there in the world. Take care of yourselves and your loved one, wherever you are.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Share Alike (BY-SA)

  • Play
  • Download
April 20, 2020 12:42 am

I actually quite like the breaks here. Almost Way Out West, even. Hang in there man!

April 20, 2020 1:56 am

Excellent piano line, so moody and blue and smooth as hell. The drums suit the piano so well too, it's pretty cool that they were made so far apart. Love this vibe, very cloudy and dusty.

April 20, 2020 2:39 am

It sounds great, I really like the chime-intro and how everything culminates in the end, the vinyl scratching, the chimes and the crunchy drums. Well done, as always!

April 20, 2020 1:04 pm

I love the crunchy drums and the ambience... such a dope vibe... this takes me back to my early discoveries of trip hop; y'know; Bonobo, Amon Tobin, Portishead; that type of stuff.. Great job! Stay safe out there!

April 20, 2020 4:53 pm
Mission Crossing wrote:

I actually quite like the breaks here. Almost Way Out West, even. Hang in there man!

Thanks a lot, Mission Crossing!!! I'd have loved to dedicate more time to "gel together" those two beats: the filtered one in the backgroud and the classic breaks. I usually build 4 bar or 8 bar breaks from chops in my spare time, though this one needed more interaction between the elements.

Thanks again for the Way Out West comparison, and I'm surprised and pleased to find a GIF from the duo:

hieme wrote:

Excellent piano line, so moody and blue and smooth as hell. The drums suit the piano so well too, it's pretty cool that they were made so far apart. Love this vibe, very cloudy and dusty.

Thanks a lot for the compliment. Coming from you (and your magic piano skills) it means a lot. I think I used some single notes from the hit single "Bring me to life" by Evanescence! They were trendy back in 2004!

The original piece was somewhat different, but in all those years I've never managed to marry the different elements, so I decided to keep only the softer parts and build on that piano snippets with tons and tons of delay. it gets re-recorded, warped and pitched, and then re-bounced again, adding layers... All of it just to hide the original notes smile

Thanks a lot again for giving it a listen, Hieme

ScanianWolf wrote:

It sounds great, I really like the chime-intro and how everything culminates in the end, the vinyl scratching, the chimes and the crunchy drums. Well done, as always!

Tack så mycket, my friend! I've loved to feature some more chimes and variation, but I was working with static tracks taken from the audio of an Impulse Tracker module, instead of a synth. Maybe with more time...

There's actually no vinyl scratching but a lot of dynamic filtering, using one beat to filter the other, mutually. The concept is interesting but I think I messed up so the traditional break overshadows the other drum machine-like beat. I'm using so so much delay and layering trying to match that "degrading loop" technique that I think a lot of artifacts appear, similar to scratches.

Again, thanks a lot for listening. It's really appreciated smile

phliip wrote:

I love the crunchy drums and the ambience... such a dope vibe... this takes me back to my early discoveries of trip hop; y'know; Bonobo, Amon Tobin, Portishead; that type of stuff.. Great job! Stay safe out there!

Oh, those bands and that sound are still one of my main references, so I'm really glad my piece brought some memories of that. As I explained in a previous comment, I'd love to "gel" those two beats better so the breaks had more cohesion, but at least I built something from a piece I had stuck for ages!

Thanks a lot for the feedback and the good vibes, Phillip. Same to you! Peace!

P.S.: Some Amon Tobin visuals for you...

April 20, 2020 7:43 pm

Bad ass breaks! really stand out over the reverb saturated loops. The entire mix has a really cool soft distortion that is very appealing and adds to a kind of retro swagger. Mic drop ending into the reverb! Hope all is good in your corner of the world smile

April 23, 2020 2:12 pm

Excellent intro that invoked memories of Frou Frou's intro to "Let Go".  Just a bit and then it goes into the nice trip hoppish drums.  Love those snare fills too.  The WB community has def been super supportive to have around during these times.

April 25, 2020 9:03 pm

I really like what you did with the drums. The thing as a whole is nice and slick, feels like a retro futuristic vibe.

You need to login to leave a comment.
Login Sign-up