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Atomik City (Panic is Total)

By NWSPR on January 12, 2020 11:53 pm

Hey kids, hope you had an awesome summer break. Happy to be back for class of 2020. Last week I zoned out and didn't realize it was time to post the track so this week, I am posting two tracks as one.

Atomik City is taken from the 80's workers town in the Soviet Union several kilometers from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant as it was nicknamed. It symbolized the future of the peaceful atom.

Panic is Total, or part two of the track is taken from the secure transmission sent to Moscow on April 26th 1986 after the explosion at reactor 4. "The Reactor is gone. Panic is Total". What they saw at Chernobyl pushed the limits of human understanding and control.

Both were recorded using a single live pass of 2 Moog Mother-32 Semi Modulars, Moog DFAM, Behringer Model D, and Roland TR-626 drum machine.  After the live pass, I edited quite a bit and added 6 or 7 more layers of hand played Model D. This is a big departure for me as I have not used semi-modulars to this extent and am still learning.  Please be patient with me as I try to improve over the year.

Looking forward to hearing everyones music for 2020.


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

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January 13, 2020 12:56 am

Ah! That's the stuff! Missed your sound man, tasty, tasty layers of synthesized awesomeness! I really dig that intro, it's got a bit of a B-52's feel to it (which, considering the theme, is extremely on point!) Welcome back!

January 13, 2020 1:05 am

Fantastic couple of tunes in here, welcome back! I love that modular sound you're incorporating into these heart

January 13, 2020 2:45 am

Welcome back!  Always dig your stuff.  Nice way to squeeze two tracks into one.  I've got lots to learn this year, too, so I feel you, but this sounds pretty great to me so far.

January 13, 2020 4:01 pm

Yo welcome back! Was a bit worried there when I didn't see you for week 1. Great to hear your sound again, I'm looking forward to hearing more of it this year heart

January 13, 2020 8:56 pm

I can totally see an army of robots breakdancing to this music...excellent!

January 13, 2020 9:29 pm

for a second I thought you weren't doing it this year and I panicked.

WELCOME BACK

January 14, 2020 12:44 am

January 14, 2020 4:12 am

Cool track! very catchy.

January 14, 2020 4:40 am

Great intro to this song!

January 14, 2020 4:29 pm
orangedrink wrote:

for a second I thought you weren't doing it this year and I panicked.

WELCOME BACK


same here, glad you're back NWSPR

nice track(s)! part 1 had me really grooving and part 2 had me really intrigued.

January 14, 2020 11:44 pm

Radioactive!! Great synths, good job on those. Those are some great ones! I worry about those poor souls exposed to radiation, but they can dance their troubles away I hope.
Glad you made it back!

January 15, 2020 8:48 am

Great to see you back here!
Nice modern appeoach on this 80s style beat smile

January 15, 2020 11:13 am

Great you made it this year too... and the first track delivers totally, I love the very early 80´s electronic leftfield pop and this has some of that vibe. Nice!

January 17, 2020 2:07 am

Dude this is cool as fuck!  I've been on a synthwave kick and this fits right in.  Looking forward to hearing more.

January 17, 2020 8:55 am

Well, at least you made it. That transition is pretty well done.

January 17, 2020 7:21 pm

This is great! New Wave vibes A+

January 19, 2020 5:48 pm
Gab Manette wrote:

Ah! That's the stuff! Missed your sound man, tasty, tasty layers of synthesized awesomeness! I really dig that intro, it's got a bit of a B-52's feel to it (which, considering the theme, is extremely on point!) Welcome back!

Thanks Gab, same here... really looking forward to 50+ tracks of GM this year!

Mortistar wrote:

Fantastic couple of tunes in here, welcome back! I love that modular sound you're incorporating into these <3

Thanks! Trying to cover some new ground. Teach an old dog some new tricks with new gear that mimics old gear. One lesson learned, I need longer patch cables.

CosmicCairns wrote:

Welcome back!  Always dig your stuff.  Nice way to squeeze two tracks into one.  I've got lots to learn this year, too, so I feel you, but this sounds pretty great to me so far.

Thanks! same here.  I really enjoy your work and seeing what each week will reveal.  I am facing a large learning curb this year with some likely tedious tracks but that's what WB is for... working it out.  Already learning from other artists submissions from first two weeks.

hieme wrote:

Yo welcome back! Was a bit worried there when I didn't see you for week 1. Great to hear your sound again, I'm looking forward to hearing more of it this year <3

Thanks! I'm back like the flu. You can't avoid me smile  Looking forward to hearing your work throughout 2020 as well!

Nick_Jones wrote:

I can totally see an army of robots breakdancing to this music...excellent!


Old robot technology.  First they dance. Then they break.  Thanks!

orangedrink wrote:

for a second I thought you weren't doing it this year and I panicked.

WELCOME BACK

Thanks! I just zoned out and was flipping some toggle switches, turning knobs.  Looked at the clock and the deadline passed by several minutes.  Stupid way to start the year.  Looking forward to getting fresh weekly deliveries of OD! smile

Judgement Act wrote:


Scarrrry!

djippy wrote:

Cool track! very catchy.


Thanks! I'm a slave to the 4/4

Alex Fun wrote:

Great intro to this song!


Filter sweeps which I learned from my WeeklyBeat 2019 listening. A little late to the game but better late than never.

mikememo wrote:
orangedrink wrote:

for a second I thought you weren't doing it this year and I panicked.

WELCOME BACK


same here, glad you're back NWSPR

nice track(s)! part 1 had me really grooving and part 2 had me really intrigued.

Like New Wave Herpes, I'm back and there's no cure smile Happy to be back and listening to your tracks.  Thanks!


miraclemiles wrote:

Radioactive!! Great synths, good job on those. Those are some great ones! I worry about those poor souls exposed to radiation, but they can dance their troubles away I hope.
Glad you made it back!


Surprisingly, some of the technicians that were drinking vodka on the job or drank vodka heavily as they were leaving the morning shift avoided immediate effect.  But certainly not most.  So, please stock lots of vodka in the event of impending nuclear meltdown.

theGuen wrote:

Great to see you back here!
Nice modern appeoach on this 80s style beat smile

Thanks!  Great to be back!  If they created beats after the 80s, I am not aware of it smile

Ashen Simian wrote:

Great you made it this year too... and the first track delivers totally, I love the very early 80´s electronic leftfield pop and this has some of that vibe. Nice!


Happy to be back and trying to cover new ground... at least on the gear side. Glad to see you're back as well!

Chrisfoo wrote:

Dude this is cool as fuck!  I've been on a synthwave kick and this fits right in.  Looking forward to hearing more.

Thanks!  For the ultimate in synthwave enjoyment, don't mis Gab Manette's tracks. And, you are in the cool as fuck category with your tracks.  Much enjoyed!

Devieus wrote:

Well, at least you made it. That transition is pretty well done.

Showing up is half the battle.  Happy to see you back as well!

roboctopus wrote:

This is great! New Wave vibes A+


Thanks! It was a fun first attempt to figure out the semimodulars.  Hope to do a better, deeper dive in the upcoming weeks.

January 23, 2020 10:20 pm

oh this is so fun (despite the serious subject matter)! 

January 24, 2020 6:52 pm

Another mega-hit. Nearly missed it. Very delicious  synth sounds.

January 29, 2020 12:15 am

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