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Encrypted

By orangedrink on March 24, 2018 2:20 am

[If you didn’t enjoy this song or play it all the way through, I honestly would love to hear negative feedback!]


I made this track on the OP-1 and luckily stumbled upon some sounds that got my imagination going.  There are 4 different sounds at work.  I like to think that this borrows elements from some of my favorite musicians: Boards Of Canada, Ben Frost, and Kevin Drumm.


For your reference, some of my favorite sounds are:


- Lawnmower
- Dishwasher
- Oscillating room fan
- Airplane cabin
- large sheets of metal hitting each other


I wanted to put the piece in a “disturbing” context, so the track title was maybe more important.  I landed on “encrypted” and was really happy to find something that had room for interpretation.  One sense is that something is encrypted the way data is encrypted.  Where something can be hidden from view, or even lost forever, but be right in front of you.  I visualized being trapped behind an unlockable door.  But you could also imagine a literal crypt.


This piece freaks me out.  I hope it freaks you out too!


Ask The Audience: How do you feel about the length?


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March 26, 2018 12:57 am

Listened to it all the way through, and enjoyed it.  It's definitely not something I would put on to relax to as it put me on edge and is, as you say, freaky.  It would make an excellent soundtrack to a horror movie.

March 26, 2018 1:08 am

Reminds me of an intro to a Celldweller / Scandroid album, one of his film score ones. Very Stranger Things even!

March 26, 2018 2:35 am

melodic elements made things interesting / more cinematic, but almost wished it stayed with the atonal more textural sounds for a bit longer! that part 2/3rds through with those high SOPHIE-esque screechy synths squiggling around (alliteration!) and then dropping into that deep drone was great. Interested to hear what would come out of lingering in that textural zone. Length was good imo, piece didn't overstay it's welcome at all.

March 26, 2018 1:26 pm

Because of your plea, I wanted to not like it. But I couldn’t. If any of the droning sounds had gone much longer, I probably would have found it annoying, but because it kept changing and evolving it never got to that point.

March 26, 2018 1:28 pm

enjoyed this piece of music twice until the end. It is dark and soothing. Not so evil.

March 26, 2018 4:02 pm

There's a bunch of angry synths squealing at each other, and an arpeggiated one that sounds like a gorilla thumping its chest, marking its territory. What's not to like?

Make it 20 minutes.

March 27, 2018 12:36 am

When do we land? And in what country?

Seriously, I enjoyed it.

March 27, 2018 2:24 am

Wasn’t sure what to expect after the description, thought the sounds were going to be really abrasive, but this is pretty easy to listen to for my ears, reminds me a little of when the creature is screaming in the come to daddy apex twin video, good stuff

March 27, 2018 10:04 am

Right from the first note you got me...
Length seems right to me... don't know the actual length, really got lost while listening... But normaly my brain is filled up at maybe 5 minutes. So i guess your below.
Sounds are most sweet. Like the  angry bees which fade back in the padsound... Maybe some people trying to keep their indiduality and got sucked back to the encrypted stream... You put pictures in my head wink

March 27, 2018 10:27 am

Drone creepiness with perfect helicopter-blade synths at the beginning and bomber-propeller synths at the end... What is not to like?

March 27, 2018 11:09 am

okay, so I'm listening to this at work, whilst being quite on edge already, stressed out and all ... And even though somehow this is a perfect soundtrack, it pushed me a bit more. Balancing on and slightly over the edge now ...

March 28, 2018 12:25 am

heart is racing...

March 28, 2018 6:32 am

It is a nice drone song, reminds me slightly of Lustmord. I think for me it was not really so dark and stressing, instead I interpreted it more as a calm and soothing ambient noise, but as this was background listening, I may have missed some crucial details. smile

March 29, 2018 5:09 pm

Very intense cinematic feel that keeps you on edge and I agree it kept me listening with the subtle changes.  Nice work!

April 1, 2018 7:48 am

Love it... its like Apocalypse Now versus Bladerunner... nice!

April 1, 2018 11:29 am

Ahhh... Excellent!

April 2, 2018 1:15 am

It's large, ominous, and foreboding.  I'm a fan of big sounds and bass, and this has a lot. Not to long given the style and journey through the sounds. Maintains interest throughout.

April 5, 2018 8:45 pm

Not surprisingly, given my musical tastebuds, I enjoyed this a lot! A musical counterpart to the favorite sounds you mentioned.
When it ended I was ready for it to keep going, which probably means that for me the length is perfect.

April 6, 2018 5:30 am

Definitely more of this please.  Very enjoyable.  Love the higher screamy tones before the sub hit.  I'll definitely be digging into my OP1 soon.  Such a great little synth hey.  Nice work!

April 8, 2018 8:52 pm
CosmicCairns wrote:

Listened to it all the way through, and enjoyed it.  It's definitely not something I would put on to relax to as it put me on edge and is, as you say, freaky.  It would make an excellent soundtrack to a horror movie.

ha ha ha "as you say, freaky."  smile  Glad you got freaked!

Tweaklab wrote:

Reminds me of an intro to a Celldweller / Scandroid album, one of his film score ones. Very Stranger Things even!

Awesome!

Parallelis wrote:

melodic elements made things interesting / more cinematic, but almost wished it stayed with the atonal more textural sounds for a bit longer! that part 2/3rds through with those high SOPHIE-esque screechy synths squiggling around (alliteration!) and then dropping into that deep drone was great. Interested to hear what would come out of lingering in that textural zone. Length was good imo, piece didn't overstay it's welcome at all.

Nice comment, that is an interesting idea that I will have to explore.  Glad you like the "drop!"

E-dub wrote:

Because of your plea, I wanted to not like it. But I couldn’t. If any of the droning sounds had gone much longer, I probably would have found it annoying, but because it kept changing and evolving it never got to that point.

I like that you actually went in trying not to like it.  This comment is really helpful!!  Glad you liked it, you really confirmed it for me.

Q-Rosh wrote:

enjoyed this piece of music twice until the end. It is dark and soothing. Not so evil.

Thank you!  Nice interpretation

acid wrote:

There's a bunch of angry synths squealing at each other, and an arpeggiated one that sounds like a gorilla thumping its chest, marking its territory. What's not to like?

Make it 20 minutes.

20min Acid Edit!

Jim Wood wrote:

When do we land? And in what country?

Seriously, I enjoyed it.

Now landing: SPOOKYTOWN

Jason Nijjer wrote:

Wasn’t sure what to expect after the description, thought the sounds were going to be really abrasive, but this is pretty easy to listen to for my ears, reminds me a little of when the creature is screaming in the come to daddy apex twin video, good stuff

Woo!  Aphex Twin comparision, I can die a happy man.

theGuen wrote:

Right from the first note you got me...
Length seems right to me... don't know the actual length, really got lost while listening... But normaly my brain is filled up at maybe 5 minutes. So i guess your below.
Sounds are most sweet. Like the  angry bees which fade back in the padsound... Maybe some people trying to keep their indiduality and got sucked back to the encrypted stream... You put pictures in my head wink

Oh WOW I love your visual of angry bees and people getting sucked into the stream.  I love how WBers interpret things, and then it makes ME reinterpret things.  So cool.

laguna wrote:

Drone creepiness with perfect helicopter-blade synths at the beginning and bomber-propeller synths at the end... What is not to like?

Wow, this is an amazing analogy that make so much sense now.  An actual plane drone, helicopter blades, bomber-propellers and then the climax of the song is an actual bomb being dropped!  Laguna, you help me understand my own work!

dj someguy wrote:

okay, so I'm listening to this at work, whilst being quite on edge already, stressed out and all ... And even though somehow this is a perfect soundtrack, it pushed me a bit more. Balancing on and slightly over the edge now ...

Glad it had the intended effect.  Also....sorry!  smile

kaedo sevaada wrote:

heart is racing...

I love Kermit!  Poor guy, I freaked him out!

thawkins wrote:

It is a nice drone song, reminds me slightly of Lustmord. I think for me it was not really so dark and stressing, instead I interpreted it more as a calm and soothing ambient noise, but as this was background listening, I may have missed some crucial details. smile

Thank you, I will have to check out Lustmord!  Glad you found it soothing and enjoyable; I think that is a totally valid interpretation.

Tone Matrix wrote:

Very intense cinematic feel that keeps you on edge and I agree it kept me listening with the subtle changes.  Nice work!

Thanks!!!!  Glad you found it intense and cinematic.

Podling wrote:

Love it... its like Apocalypse Now versus Bladerunner... nice!

Whoo!  That sounds like a brutal combo!

m2K7 wrote:

Ahhh... Excellent!

Thanks!

NWSPR wrote:

It's large, ominous, and foreboding.  I'm a fan of big sounds and bass, and this has a lot. Not to long given the style and journey through the sounds. Maintains interest throughout.

Great!  Glad you were game for the entire ride smile

Plantrain wrote:

Not surprisingly, given my musical tastebuds, I enjoyed this a lot! A musical counterpart to the favorite sounds you mentioned.
When it ended I was ready for it to keep going, which probably means that for me the length is perfect.

Great!  I want you coming back for more!

rdomain wrote:

Definitely more of this please.  Very enjoyable.  Love the higher screamy tones before the sub hit.  I'll definitely be digging into my OP1 soon.  Such a great little synth hey.  Nice work!

Definitely going to make more of these.  I love the OP-1!  So weird and the work flow fits perfectly with my 4-track brain.

April 9, 2018 12:11 pm

Definitely suits the 4 track brain! 

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