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Cole Train

By orangedrink on March 1, 2020 6:48 pm

This is a slowed down loop of my previous song, "Hype Train".

Got my grandson Cole to say "ahhhhhh" and I pitched it up.  This was all recorded in his bedroom while he was playing videogames.  Everything was done on Ableton on a laptop.

Hence: Cole Train - I thought it was clever smile


Played a great show on Friday, still exhausted from it.  I finished this track on Friday but am uploading it on Sunday.  There is an audition to play at a music festival, but I missed the signup deadline and now I'm filled with anxiety thinking about whether I should show up at the audition and beg for a time slot.


My husband's (not Derek Jacobi, my real husband) birthday is tomorrow, so that is fun!

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March 2, 2020 12:28 am

Great groove to this.  It does have a bit of a train-like feel to it.  Dig the pitch-shifted vocals.  Also happy birthday to your husband!

March 2, 2020 1:21 am

Clever and nice.

March 2, 2020 10:51 am

this is so good. perfect example of an electronic piece that just keeps stacking more and more elements on, bit by bit, and it just keeps getting better with each new element. oh man, the delayed keys/synth around 1/3 in. so good. especially when the 4/4 comes in!

March 2, 2020 11:06 am

Was expecting freejazz, but you gave me a nice electronic ride. happy birthday to your man.

March 3, 2020 3:34 am

This is great, checks all the categories: head nodding, claps/tambourine, synth, great job mixing in the pitched vocals

March 3, 2020 11:46 am

Deep groove, really like this one slowed down.

March 3, 2020 10:51 pm

Yeah! I like the slowed down vibe.  Gives space for you to fill with some cool arp stabs. Love the drum patterns. Really complex with several layers. Not sure it that is a pitched down crash? Adds a gong-like majesty. I hope you crash that audition cause that festival needs to serve up some motherfuckin Orangedrink.  And happy birthday to yours!

March 4, 2020 7:51 am

March 4, 2020 10:37 am

Very cool, it has an epic almost operatic vibe to it with the sound taking up a lot of space. If Just Blaze went electronic he'd do this. Happy Birthday to your husband and looking forward to Cole's live vocal debut

March 4, 2020 7:28 pm

This is fantastic, creates a whole new vibe! Happy belated birthday to your husband smile

March 5, 2020 2:21 pm

Swanky train. You should totally go.

March 5, 2020 4:20 pm

I'm a sucker for beats with slow ride cymbals.  Those stereo arps sound awesome with the beat too.  Well done as always!

March 6, 2020 5:36 pm

Good stuff!

March 7, 2020 4:29 am
CosmicCairns wrote:

Great groove to this.  It does have a bit of a train-like feel to it.  Dig the pitch-shifted vocals.  Also happy birthday to your husband!

Thank you!

E-dub wrote:

Clever and nice.

Bird up.

Tweaklab wrote:

this is so good. perfect example of an electronic piece that just keeps stacking more and more elements on, bit by bit, and it just keeps getting better with each new element. oh man, the delayed keys/synth around 1/3 in. so good. especially when the 4/4 comes in!

Love the gif - tried to vary the arrangement without it being boring or too same-y since there aren't really other "movements"

Q-Rosh wrote:

Was expecting freejazz, but you gave me a nice electronic ride. happy birthday to your man.

thanks and thanks!

Jason Nijjer wrote:

This is great, checks all the categories: head nodding, claps/tambourine, synth, great job mixing in the pitched vocals

holla!

Ryan wrote:

Deep groove, really like this one slowed down.

thanks for listening - it was fun to pitch it down

NWSPR wrote:

Yeah! I like the slowed down vibe.  Gives space for you to fill with some cool arp stabs. Love the drum patterns. Really complex with several layers. Not sure it that is a pitched down crash? Adds a gong-like majesty. I hope you crash that audition cause that festival needs to serve up some motherfuckin Orangedrink.  And happy birthday to yours!

Not sure what you are referring to for the crash?  not the pitched down vocal?

and thanks!

Ipaghost wrote:

MIXMASTER MIKE

Robroy wrote:

Very cool, it has an epic almost operatic vibe to it with the sound taking up a lot of space. If Just Blaze went electronic he'd do this. Happy Birthday to your husband and looking forward to Cole's live vocal debut

oooo, Just Blaze is ridiculously tight, thank you

Mortistar wrote:

This is fantastic, creates a whole new vibe! Happy belated birthday to your husband smile

Thanks and he says thanks!

Devieus wrote:

Swanky train. You should totally go.

Got my ticket!

Tone Matrix wrote:

I'm a sucker for beats with slow ride cymbals.  Those stereo arps sound awesome with the beat too.  Well done as always!

Me too - love a pitched down drum beat for sure

7506 wrote:

Good stuff!

Thanks!

March 7, 2020 6:47 pm

really nice flow!  happy birthday real husband!  the ahhh's are a great touch!

March 7, 2020 10:00 pm

A surprising piece. I didn't knew what to expect, because it constantly evolves from dark cinematic soundtrack to electronic rise and back. Really engaging work, man!!!

I'm planning to catch up with your work soon. Best wishes to your significant other, Bad Granpa!

March 8, 2020 9:02 am

All aboard the Cole Train!!! Super cool track, love it 100%! Happy birthday hubby!

March 8, 2020 5:53 pm

Started with that solid head-nodding piano groove and unfolded with all kinds of nice texture. Happy birthday real husband!

March 8, 2020 9:48 pm

Very good one! the drums are marvelous slow and fast at the same time if that makes sense... Love that choir!

March 9, 2020 1:56 pm

NWSPR wrote:
Yeah! I like the slowed down vibe.  Gives space for you to fill with some cool arp stabs. Love the drum patterns. Really complex with several layers. Not sure it that is a pitched down crash? Adds a gong-like majesty. I hope you crash that audition cause that festival needs to serve up some motherfuckin Orangedrink.  And happy birthday to yours!

Not sure what you are referring to for the crash?  not the pitched down vocal?

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Sorry, I was not very articulate with my comment.  When I was listening to the track, I liked the sound of the slowed down drum pattern and I think some elements like the ride cymbal and the crash cymbal sound slowed down and maybe lower in pitch.  That's what I meant by pitched down. The cymbals sound especially full and lush, and I was attributing that to the lower speed.  But could just be the natural sound of the kit. Everything sounds heftier and more full.

March 11, 2020 11:12 pm

That is a clever title. Some wild sax on top of this would blow all the minds. happy bday to hubby, and let us know about the festival!!

April 9, 2020 2:23 am

Definitely digging the textures here, very hypnotic. The subtle little synth in there totally makes it too.

May 2, 2020 4:27 pm

Another great track that invites you to listen again and again and...... smile

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