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Anxiety Is

By Tone Matrix on August 26, 2018 6:36 pm

Almost every week during the past few months I've had the initial intention of trying to do a lo-fi hip hop-like track.  Ya know anything like Chillhop records has on their compilations? Recycled piano with a chunky beat...  It starts out with me trying to do one of those beats and maybe I'll add some nice piano chords to give it that standard lo-fi feel.  Nope!  I had already committed to the chord progression so I figured I might as well move forward with it.  I think it's probably best for me that I just let whatever happens rather than try to make a specific genre.  I have surgery this Wednesday (hence the title) so I'm hoping by the end of the week the painkillers won't be too noticeable in the next track.  Otherwise psychedelic_ambient it is! tongue  Thanks for listening smile

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August 27, 2018 12:10 am

The beat still gives it a little bit of a hip-hop feel I think.  It reminds me a little of some of the stuff Folk Implosion did on the Kids soundtrack.  Good luck on the surgery.  Hope you recover quickly.

August 27, 2018 6:30 am

The great thing about chord progressions is how easy it is to change them, this one's nice though.

Have fun with your surgery, it's a better attitude than most.

August 28, 2018 12:17 am

oh this is lovely!  i do that a lot too - go in with an intention to try a genre etc. but then something else usually always happens - but it's cool that the idea still took you someplace - at least for me following that inclination towards the idea helps with inertia... it get's the ball rollin'- que sera sera eh?  smile

August 28, 2018 12:23 am

sending healing vibes - may everything go smoothly! 

August 29, 2018 2:56 am

Totally get it, if I have a pre-conceived plan it never goes that way, best to go with the flow, in life and music, dope track, still has a hip hop feel, like the repeating pad in the background and great melodies pushing things forward, I hope you have a speedy recovery!

August 30, 2018 9:53 pm

The music wants what the music wants. Really well done.

September 2, 2018 10:19 pm

Smooth and groovy! I think the beat gives this a nice hip-hop feel, although maybe not the one you originally intended.
Hope your surgery went well and that you recover quickly!

September 3, 2018 5:53 pm

Getting some nice Moby and Hot Chip vibes here and there, I like a lot smile I'm the same whenever I start something and I think I know where I'm headed, the music says otherwise and I follow it, I think it's the right way smile

October 11, 2018 4:46 pm

Although I'm commenting a few weeks late, I really wish you're getting well very soon, Eric.

I came from a boom-bap background and I always envy how you manage melodic ambiences and progressions with such ease, so... there's plenty of "lo-fi/one bar beat over and over/sp-404 mixtape" around. Your stuff stands by itself, so enjoy making such good music smile

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