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wishless

By Parallelis on March 21, 2018 3:37 am

Lots and lots of fuzz, been working on this one for a while. Playing with layered vocals, layered synths, layered distortion & effects. Taking the shoegaze/synthgaze wave I've been on and kicking it up a gear.

~ track art I made for soundcloud ~

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March 26, 2018 2:43 am

Really lovely atmosphere in this one... I like the way the hat microtimes.  Also compressor flutter holds pretty well on this - it's a hard path to get right.

March 26, 2018 2:55 am

Infinite space. Brain soup.

March 26, 2018 3:29 am

incredibly beautiful, love the mixedup percussion fills and vocallllls, great work dude favorite

March 26, 2018 3:47 am

This is *really* lovely. The wooziness and the compression and the fuzzy smear are all really on-point here.

March 26, 2018 11:39 am

this sounds amazing. love the vocals and everything else really

March 26, 2018 3:38 pm
cTrix wrote:

Really lovely atmosphere in this one... I like the way the hat microtimes.  Also compressor flutter holds pretty well on this - it's a hard path to get right.

Thanks cTrix, appreciate the kind words. I'd actually never heard the term microtiming until now, googled it and found a ton of super interesting articles though so I'm excited to get learned up! I've always just attributed that rhythmic effect as groove or subdividing. And thanks, re: compression, it's hard to strike that balance without everything flying off the rails haha.

Jim Wood wrote:

Infinite space. Brain soup.

Love the visual!

underground Luau wrote:

incredibly beautiful, love the mixedup percussion fills and vocallllls, great work dude favorite

Thanks Luau heart appreciate you taking the time to listen!

roboctopus wrote:

This is *really* lovely. The wooziness and the compression and the fuzzy smear are all really on-point here.

"Fuzzy smear", love that! Glad that you liked it, robox. Your track this week is utterly lovely as well.

Bleeoop wrote:

this sounds amazing. love the vocals and everything else really

Thanks a bunch haha, vocals always take a sizeable chunk of time so it's nice when they work out. Gotta work on my ability to stay on-pitch in that higher range though!

March 26, 2018 7:26 pm
cTrix wrote:

Really lovely atmosphere in this one... I like the way the hat microtimes.


Whoa, I also never knew what microtiming was.  Awesome!

This is an incredible track!  Really humbling how beautiful and joyful it is.  It's a track that just reminds me how much I absolutely love music.

How did you get the compression all wavey like that?

March 26, 2018 7:28 pm

Also forgot to post that gigantic filter sweep was incredible.

Parallelis wrote:

I'd actually never heard the term microtiming until now, googled it and found a ton of super interesting articles though so I'm excited to get learned up! I've always just attributed that rhythmic effect as groove or subdividing.

Do you mind emailing me those articles?

March 26, 2018 10:46 pm
orangedrink wrote:
cTrix wrote:

Really lovely atmosphere in this one... I like the way the hat microtimes.


Whoa, I also never knew what microtiming was.  Awesome!

This is an incredible track!  Really humbling how beautiful and joyful it is.  It's a track that just reminds me how much I absolutely love music.

How did you get the compression all wavey like that?

Wow, thank you for the compliments it really means a lot! Music is my favorite thing about life, so amen to that.

The compression effect was achieved in this case by stacking two compressors with a phaser and flanger effect sandwiched in between, so that the second compressor is hovering right at the threshold and punching in and out with a nice fluttery effect. I'm sure there's simpler/easier ways with better plug-ins but I wanted that nice woozy, tape-like sound.

orangedrink wrote:

Also forgot to post that gigantic filter sweep was incredible.

Parallelis wrote:

I'd actually never heard the term microtiming until now, googled it and found a ton of super interesting articles though so I'm excited to get learned up! I've always just attributed that rhythmic effect as groove or subdividing.

Do you mind emailing me those articles?


I can actually just link them since they're all hosted online! Here, here, and here all looked interesting. Never knew the term "Participatory Discrepancies" either, really cool how it links musical performance to the bodily experience of listeners. I knew there was a scientific reason why I *need* to dance to funk music every time.

April 1, 2018 7:04 pm

fyi, this is still godlike a week later

April 2, 2018 2:51 am
orangedrink wrote:

fyi, this is still godlike a week later

heart heart heart

April 4, 2018 5:45 pm

You fit a whole universe in one track and you bring the listener deep into it, I love this!

April 5, 2018 5:01 pm

This makes me feel very relaxed. I really like that "wowing" pad sound smile

April 16, 2018 10:05 pm

this is so beautiful!

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