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Cactus Man's Gloopey Glue

By Ryan on January 4, 2020 4:34 am

Hello Weeklybeats friends!

This is my 3rd time as a WeeklyBeater, in 2012 I completed 52 tracks as required, in 2018 I did not make it past July but I did write 26 consecutive surf guitar instrumentals so give me some credit.

This year will be a lot of Digitakt and a lot of modular synth. Maybe a surf song if there are enough requests.

This track was made entirely on the Elektron Digitakt. I want to commit the entire month of January to collecting samples and getting to know this machine better.

Good luck to everyone! I hope we all get something valuable out of this experience.

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

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January 6, 2020 12:29 am

Welcome back!  I would definitely love to hear some more of your surf music this year at some point.  But I do enjoy the glitchy ambience you've created here as well.  Follow the creative muse wherever it takes you!

January 6, 2020 12:43 am

Good to have you back! This is indeed quite different from what I'm used to from you but I like it, put me in a chill mood! Curious to see where you take us next! smile

January 6, 2020 1:35 am

January 6, 2020 1:53 am

Loving the broken/wobbly tape sound to this.  Comforting and alien, like the dreams of a robot powering down.

January 6, 2020 8:14 am

Absolutely dreamy and perfectly relaxing. Great to see you back, I was a bit heartbroken when I wasn't getting my weekly dose for the end of 2018. A return to the beach would go down a treat, but to be honest so does this so it's up to you. Good luck this year heart

January 6, 2020 11:38 am

A lot of subtle tracks this first week. But this is definitely one of my fave's!

January 6, 2020 11:19 pm

I REQUEST SURF

but how did you get this warble on Digitakt?

January 6, 2020 11:19 pm

u wanna start a Digitakt/surf band with me? smile

January 7, 2020 11:15 am
CosmicCairns wrote:

Welcome back!  I would definitely love to hear some more of your surf music this year at some point.  But I do enjoy the glitchy ambience you've created here as well.  Follow the creative muse wherever it takes you!

Thanks! I'm excited for this year, it's good to be back

Judgement Act wrote:

Yes!

onezero wrote:

Loving the broken/wobbly tape sound to this.  Comforting and alien, like the dreams of a robot powering down.

I really wished I'd called this Dreams of a Robot Powering Down now...

hieme wrote:

Absolutely dreamy and perfectly relaxing. Great to see you back, I was a bit heartbroken when I wasn't getting my weekly dose for the end of 2018. A return to the beach would go down a treat, but to be honest so does this so it's up to you. Good luck this year <3

Yeah those surf songs really took it out of me. As I'm not a guitarist it was taking me all week to learn how to play those parts, let alone write them and record them. I got burnt out in the end.

dj someguy wrote:

A lot of subtle tracks this first week. But this is definitely one of my fave's!

Thank you so much!

orangedrink wrote:

I REQUEST SURF

but how did you get this warble on Digitakt?

Some of the warble comes from modulating the pitch and manipulating filter envelopes with a related shape but most of it is just the source material.

orangedrink wrote:

u wanna start a Digitakt/surf band with me? smile

I thought you'd never ask.

In light of these  requests I promise to make the last week of every month "Surf Week".

Better start practicing guitar again...

January 7, 2020 5:45 pm

nice!

January 8, 2020 3:31 am

Nice and chill. I was expecting surf, so this a surprise. Cool sounds. Here's to many beats and burritos in 2020.

January 9, 2020 5:06 pm

Sweet chill vibes coming from the digitakt.  I want one of those so bad!  I too enjoyed your surf tracks and was deeply saddened when week 27 came around! tongue Mayhaps a bit of both?  Lo-SurFi? Surfhop? Yes...

January 10, 2020 4:42 am

ah shit

January 10, 2020 8:05 am
Tone Matrix wrote:

Sweet chill vibes coming from the digitakt.  I want one of those so bad!  I too enjoyed your surf tracks and was deeply saddened when week 27 came around! tongue Mayhaps a bit of both?  Lo-SurFi? Surfhop? Yes...


Yeah, 6 months of surf really took it out of me. I'm going to try and do one surf tune a month to keep everyone happy.


george bowles wrote:

ah shit

I didn't think it was that bad

January 10, 2020 7:50 pm

very niiiice

January 12, 2020 3:33 am

This is deliciously groovy. really enjoyed this

January 12, 2020 5:28 am

Love the warble/hiss and that kick is deeeeep.  Nice work!

January 12, 2020 4:10 pm

I remember that surf, that was interesting.

This on the other hand is pretty relaxing.

January 12, 2020 10:04 pm

Dreamy and deliciously loose. It's impressive how much depth you pulled out of the samples with just one little machine and seemingly not a lot of processing.

January 13, 2020 12:54 am
george bowles wrote:

very niiiice

Thanks George!

cfurrow wrote:

This is deliciously groovy. really enjoyed this

Thanks so much! I find it such a challenge to write interesting grooves but this was a fun piece.

rdomain wrote:

Love the warble/hiss and that kick is deeeeep.  Nice work!

Thanks brother. Yeah I was quite surprised how beefy that kick came out in mastering. ooooof!

Devieus wrote:

I remember that surf, that was interesting.

This on the other hand is pretty relaxing.

Thanks Devieus! Excited to hear your experiments this year!

license wrote:

Dreamy and deliciously loose. It's impressive how much depth you pulled out of the samples with just one little machine and seemingly not a lot of processing.

Thanks you so much. I love the Digitakt. I had previously owned an Octatrack which is such a powerhouse of a machine but I really love the immediacy the digitakt. I also love how it sounds.

January 19, 2020 4:48 pm

yay welcome back!  also a fan of surf!

February 7, 2020 11:19 pm

Love this warbling-ness.

July 2, 2020 9:46 am

vewy chill

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