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Blindsight

By NWSPR on June 7, 2020 9:07 pm

This week an angst filled free form noisy jam without a plan. Three or four layers of bass guitar including sound effects from the bass, and three drum kits, some samples, and a little bit of keyboards.  I was going to do a mellow ambient piece after watching AD ASTRA last night (cool movie) but then I just unleashed on all the shit thats been going on last week. 


A couple of quick plugs for my projects.  Brooklyn SciFi Film Festival is open for submissions.  Please spread the word to any aspiring filmmakers that would like to submit a short film.  We'll have an online festival in September and possibly a live event.  Here are the details: https://filmfreeway.com/brooklynscififilmfestival

Quarantine EP available on Bandcamp: https://nwspr.bandcamp.com/album/quarantine

Be safe, and well!  See you in the comments!

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

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June 8, 2020 12:37 am

Continuation of a unique style. It's fitting for what has been happening in regards to recent events.

June 8, 2020 3:57 am

"I just unleashed on all the shit thats been going on last week"  haha hell yeah man, love it.  This is cool as hell, love the chaotic atmosphere.  Those siren sounds work so well with everything going on.  And dude, the little bridge at 2:35ish, awesome. Very unexpected, great transition from the rest.

June 8, 2020 1:44 pm

That is cool, very powerful. The pumping initials drums are very punchy. it is very cool that you use different drums thru the song as well. Ambiance is spot on. Distorted bass works good. the little "jazzy rhodes type" keys are very fun too. Bravo.

June 8, 2020 7:06 pm

I liked how it just started out with a drum blast and then doesn't really let up.  It sounds like this was cathartic to make.  Angry in a good way.

I just checked out Ad Astra from the library since it just re-opened, but I haven't watched it yet.  Probably will this weekend.  Glad to hear it's good.

June 8, 2020 10:12 pm

such a powerful jam, i dig it!

June 8, 2020 10:13 pm

the break at 02:32 is truly blissful!!

June 9, 2020 12:13 am

Man those drums are great! Really sweet wall of noise, definitely feeling that angst.

Also I really hated Ad Astra (apart from some parts near the end and the visuals)... big_smile

June 9, 2020 7:14 am

This a monstersong. Love all the elements you are using. Rock, Synths, Drone, Jazz, Noise, Punk, Chaos, ect.
And thanks for the scifi-festival link. I will recommend it.

June 9, 2020 1:47 pm

Soo menacing, the siren is such a great addition to this tune. Beefy as hell I love it. I know this isn't what it's about but I'm looking at my to-do list with like 25 things on it right now and the music fits perfectly.

June 9, 2020 4:40 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

I liked how it just started out with a drum blast and then doesn't really let up.  It sounds like this was cathartic to make.  Angry in a good way.

I just checked out Ad Astra from the library since it just re-opened, but I haven't watched it yet.  Probably will this weekend.  Glad to hear it's good.

Disclaimer: It got 2.5 star rating on Netflix or where ever I watched it.  The science has some serious flaws.  I am not usually a stickler but given that the film tries to look so realistic and not a fantasy, it bugged me.  The pacing can be slow, and I had to fast forward through 5 minutes of Brad Pitt getting emotional (not done well, and I like Brad Pitt).  BUT... It is a good film and may be too slow for non sci-fi fans.  And too full of errors for anyone that griped about The Martian or Gravity not being accurate enough.  Cinematically it's beautiful.  Some great action sequences.  And some really well done imagining of the near future.  I will probably watch it a few more times.

June 9, 2020 4:47 pm
Mission Crossing wrote:

Man those drums are great! Really sweet wall of noise, definitely feeling that angst.

Also I really hated Ad Astra (apart from some parts near the end and the visuals)... big_smile

Yeah, it has low ratings.  Sometimes when your expectations are low and you are watching a film late at night, it can come off as better smile It seemed like it dropped out of theaters and the press really quickly so a lot of people did not like it.  Prometheus got really bad ratings but I love that film as well.  I may not be a great judge of these things (ironically). Would love to hear what you disliked about it?  For me, the liberties they took with physics and science were annoying but not a deal breaker.  Also, some of the attempts at emotional dialog were ham handed.   

June 9, 2020 5:44 pm
NWSPR wrote:

Would love to hear what you disliked about it?

I think what really put me off was the incredibly slow pacing of the movie (we watched it in theaters and couldn't fast forward), and it seemed like there was a lot of dull filler that didn't really contribute much to the story (rabid monkey?!). However, the conversation with his dad near the end was fantastic (that he never loved him), and really resonated with me. The liberties with physics and science didn't really bother me that much; I'm mostly looking for a good story.

I'm curious to see what CosmicCairns thinks after they watch it smile

June 10, 2020 8:42 am

There is so much happening in there. The mix is really nice. The bass has teeth and cuts through, the hammond like piano adds a smooth 70s vibe. And sirens towards the end! This song is a journey.

June 10, 2020 2:44 pm
Mission Crossing wrote:
NWSPR wrote:

Would love to hear what you disliked about it?

I think what really put me off was the incredibly slow pacing of the movie (we watched it in theaters and couldn't fast forward), and it seemed like there was a lot of dull filler that didn't really contribute much to the story (rabid monkey?!). However, the conversation with his dad near the end was fantastic (that he never loved him), and really resonated with me. The liberties with physics and science didn't really bother me that much; I'm mostly looking for a good story.

I'm curious to see what CosmicCairns thinks after they watch it smile

SPOILER ALERT - AD ASTRA SPOILERS

Yeah, If I saw this at a theater and had high expectations, my opinion might be different.  BUT I liked the crazy monkey scene.  Agreed, best part was the jaw dropping honesty of the father at the end.  Sci Fi at its best brings it all back to the human relation and perspective through a different lens. 

I felt that the story was a mix of 2001 Space Odyssey and Apocalypse Now.  Not in terms of quality of filmmaking but as a man's journey into the unknown to stop another man (not to be gender specific but referring to the characters) only to confront his own conflicting feelings.  Both films have the main character shed every other living person along the journey (2001, Ad Astra, Apocalypse Now) in search of their own inner truth. But two of the 3 films have "Hollywood" endings where there is a return to humanity.

End Spoiler - Done Pontificating smile 

June 12, 2020 1:05 pm

Damn dude. This is great. That interlude has some serious grooves to it, as well as the rest of the song.

June 12, 2020 9:25 pm

Let it out! I can relate. This came out really cool, Loving all these layers. Fun listen, some great little surprises which is always good! Respect on that film festival, so cool! Good points on Ad Astra too, I enjoyed it, made me think Apocalypse Now too.

June 14, 2020 5:58 pm

Holy shit. Theres so much going on here. Rock n roll meets Han fucking Zimmer haha.

June 14, 2020 9:15 pm

excellent piece!

June 15, 2020 12:24 am
Anon_Buster wrote:

Continuation of a unique style. It's fitting for what has been happening in regards to recent events.


Thanks! Felt cathartic to hammer down on the fuzzed out bass!

Chrisfoo wrote:

"I just unleashed on all the shit thats been going on last week"  haha hell yeah man, love it.  This is cool as hell, love the chaotic atmosphere.  Those siren sounds work so well with everything going on.  And dude, the little bridge at 2:35ish, awesome. Very unexpected, great transition from the rest.


Thanks for checking it out! I borrowed the siren idea from a few other tracks I heard last week. Lends to the chaos and gives the track a cool 90s vibe IMO smile

djippy wrote:

That is cool, very powerful. The pumping initials drums are very punchy. it is very cool that you use different drums thru the song as well. Ambiance is spot on. Distorted bass works good. the little "jazzy rhodes type" keys are very fun too. Bravo.

This is one track that had no master plan.  More like a collage of parts.  That jazzy rhodes piano surprised me as well smile Total last minute addition to break the tension in the middle.  Thanks for checking it out!

Q-Rosh wrote:

This a monstersong. Love all the elements you are using. Rock, Synths, Drone, Jazz, Noise, Punk, Chaos, ect.
And thanks for the scifi-festival link. I will recommend it.

Yeah, we're living a sci-fi existence so why not make movies smile thanks for checking out my track!

hieme wrote:

Soo menacing, the siren is such a great addition to this tune. Beefy as hell I love it. I know this isn't what it's about but I'm looking at my to-do list with like 25 things on it right now and the music fits perfectly.

Ha ha! You must have a hell of a to do list.  Happy to be the soundtrack.  Good luck with it!

Kedbreak136 wrote:

There is so much happening in there. The mix is really nice. The bass has teeth and cuts through, the hammond like piano adds a smooth 70s vibe. And sirens towards the end! This song is a journey.

Thanks! It was a fun track to just kind of emotionally let loose with out much of a plan.  It was such a shitty week.

Jokinen wrote:

Damn dude. This is great. That interlude has some serious grooves to it, as well as the rest of the song.

Thanks! It's noisy and chaotic, but the approach in my mind was like a modern composition with free form movements. Nice to break the mold of my usual approach every once in a while.

miraclemiles wrote:

Let it out! I can relate. This came out really cool, Loving all these layers. Fun listen, some great little surprises which is always good! Respect on that film festival, so cool! Good points on Ad Astra too, I enjoyed it, made me think Apocalypse Now too.

Ahhhh thank you.  Another Ad Astra fan.  I was feeling a bit ganged up on!  Thanks for listening!

Saucey-dough wrote:

Holy shit. Theres so much going on here. Rock n roll meets Han fucking Zimmer haha.

Ha ha, maybe my Han fucking Zimmer, needs a little lead Hans fucking guitar solo to break it up a bit!  Thanks for checking it out.

kaedo sevaada wrote:

excellent piece!

Thanks for checking it out!

June 19, 2020 4:47 pm

The drums really unleash that feeling of rage.  The basslines have an awesome gritty bad ass feel to them as well..  At times it reminded me of old school NIN/Marilyn Manson.  I really enjoyed the controlled chaotic feeling.  The drums really have this awesome live feel to them especially at the end.  Yais!

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