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Emily Squirrel won't get angry if you just tell the truth

By Ryan on April 5, 2020 11:58 am


Started this track early in the week and I was really excited to make it into this big epic thing but then my OP-1 just stopped cooperating which killed the workflow a bit. I managed to get it finished and I'm happy with the result but I might expand on this later in the year.


Still no surf music coming from this corner of Weeklybeats, it just doesn't feel right given the current situation. I'll probably just stick to this drab ambient stuff for now.


Wanted to give a big shoutout to all the people on here that are consistently listening and commenting, it's a big effort to do that every week and I am ever so grateful to those in particular who tune in to what i'm doing. You know who you are, you are good people.

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April 6, 2020 12:15 am

This piece really does feel like it could build into something much bigger, so I hope at some point you're able to get back to it and explore it further. It's got a great feel and the different pieces fit together really nicely.

April 6, 2020 12:29 am

big shoegaze vibes. love all the pure tones!

April 6, 2020 12:57 am

Technical difficulties are really the worst, especially when you're feeling the creative flow.  You got good results anyway.  Has a nice dream-like feel to it.  Nice ending, too.

April 6, 2020 1:40 am

Very cool track, and yes this is an awesome community and a pretty cool challenge to do.

April 6, 2020 6:39 am

Give me drab ambient stuff any day.  A lovely piece and great work using the OP-1 to do it.  I've been working on one OP-1 piece lately and it really does take some careful edits to piece something interesting together.  One wrong push of a button can mean disaster!  Haha. 

Really dig the hazy sounding bass in contrast to the brighter melodic lines.  How'd you do the drums?  Are they sampled in from somewhere?

April 6, 2020 8:41 am

this song feels like a big warm hug. Thank you for this. Sorry for your technical problems. Stay cool.

April 7, 2020 6:20 pm

We could all take solace in Emily Squirrel's listening ear, really.

Great song, too.

You can do surf music just fine, but you'll want to pass it through a band filter first so it sounds like a radio broadcast.

April 8, 2020 1:21 pm
April 8, 2020 1:22 pm

Epic sound! Reflective and contemplative. Slow beat and that snare are lush!

April 9, 2020 4:33 am
hent03 wrote:

This piece really does feel like it could build into something much bigger, so I hope at some point you're able to get back to it and explore it further. It's got a great feel and the different pieces fit together really nicely.

Yeah this week was super frustrating because I felt like I had a really solid idea in my head but I couldn't finish it off because the power switch on my op-1 is acting up and it only turns on half the time grrrrr. Thanks for tuning in.

midimachine wrote:

big shoegaze vibes. love all the pure tones!

Thank you! The op has some lovely sounds for sure.

CosmicCairns wrote:

Technical difficulties are really the worst, especially when you're feeling the creative flow.  You got good results anyway.  Has a nice dream-like feel to it.  Nice ending, too.

Yes indedd, thank you.

djippy wrote:

Very cool track, and yes this is an awesome community and a pretty cool challenge to do.

Great community of very uniquely creative individuals.

rdomain wrote:

Give me drab ambient stuff any day.  A lovely piece and great work using the OP-1 to do it.  I've been working on one OP-1 piece lately and it really does take some careful edits to piece something interesting together.  One wrong push of a button can mean disaster!  Haha. 

Really dig the hazy sounding bass in contrast to the brighter melodic lines.  How'd you do the drums?  Are they sampled in from somewhere?

I love that about this machine, you're only ever one slip of a finger away from catastrophe. The drums were some samples that the previous owner of my machine had installed. The biggest struggle I find with the OP drums is the lack of velocity sensitivity. In order to approximate "feel" on this machine I did multiple takes of the drums at different volumes playing slight variations of the groove which I think worked nicely.

Q-Rosh wrote:

this song feels like a big warm hug. Thank you for this. Sorry for your technical problems. Stay cool.

Hugs are available any time.

Devieus wrote:

We could all take solace in Emily Squirrel's listening ear, really.

Great song, too.

You can do surf music just fine, but you'll want to pass it through a band filter first so it sounds like a radio broadcast.

Thank you!

NWSPR wrote:

NWSPR wrote:

Epic sound! Reflective and contemplative. Slow beat and that snare are lush!

Cheers for listening.

April 9, 2020 6:01 am

The other thing that makes it harder but is kind of cool too is you have to play your parts in real time unless you spend some time manually sequencing. Nice work with getting 'velocity' on the drums.

April 10, 2020 12:47 pm

Great stuff, the sombre tone is really nicely played out on the light epiano. The harmonies are so satisfying too, this has a really full tone in the bass.

April 10, 2020 8:15 pm

That's a beautiful compo, I love all the melodies weaving in together, a great story unfolds from it. Keep pursuing what you feel like pursuing, I'll be delighted to tag along for the ride! smile

April 11, 2020 5:44 pm

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April 23, 2020 1:42 pm

I was definitely getting those post rock feels in the beginning.  With the drums it reminded a bit of Caspian's stuff.  The intro/outro chords are super relaxing and soothing for these times.

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