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Pale Dark Bliss

By Tone Matrix on December 13, 2020 9:40 pm

Managed to find some inspiration and confidence this week.  Normally I tend to have inspiration_fizzle when it comes to the beat driven/highly programmed tracks.  If I feel stuck in an 8 bar loop I sometimes end up trashing it for an ambient noodle.  Starting a day or so earlier helped push through for this one.  I discovered I really need to use Ableton's Amps more.  It turned a boring "synth guitar" into some crunchy goodness imho.  DOS MORE!  Thanks for listening, I'll be catching up on errrrbodies tracks this week.

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December 14, 2020 12:52 am

Love the arrangement and sound design. Has a neat edge to it!

December 14, 2020 3:06 am

Yeah the driving beat creates a bit of a different vibe, but you pull it off well.  The energy is great and the builds and releases are really effective.  It gets pretty intense there for a while before kind of relaxing a bit at the end.

December 14, 2020 4:42 am

Love what you do at the 2:00 minute mark and into the outro. Really beautiful stuff.

December 14, 2020 6:13 am

Love the filthy drums and yeah, the distortion gives the synth some bite for sure.  Nice work!
Oh, if you want to hear some distortion use, check out my track this week if you get time.  Just a tiny bit of distortion used.  smile

December 14, 2020 7:02 am

This is epic. If you had told me this is a track for a NIN halo or from a Reznor soundtrack, I'd probably have thought "yes, that sounds right".

Beautiful sound design. I especially like the slightly positive line from 2:40 onwards, in the higher register.

That was awesome, thank you for this!

December 14, 2020 7:14 pm
Kedbreak136 wrote:

This is epic. If you had told me this is a track for a NIN halo or from a Reznor soundtrack, I'd probably have thought "yes, that sounds right".

Completly agree with this, it makes me think of "The Fragile" album very much. And that's a fuckin' great compliment haha smile
Your track is well structured and i always felt involved while listening to it. great job

That was awesome, thank you for this!


December 14, 2020 11:04 pm

This sound big, epic. Nailed it. Cheers to finding inspiration, paid off. I like hearing your beat driven stuff. Yeah, amp is great! I've faked some crunchy guitars as well.

December 15, 2020 7:23 pm

December 16, 2020 3:45 am

Killer stuff, synth has I nice grit with the beats, I enjoy all your tracks but these beat driven tunes are fantastic, has a Reznor vibe but this is all Tone Matrix!

December 16, 2020 11:31 pm

that pic is freaking me out

can you teach me music theory one day?  you do this amazing thing where you set up my musical expectation, and you keep doing the opposite.  your music is so.....

....plot twisty.

December 18, 2020 7:58 pm
rdomain wrote:

Love the filthy drums and yeah, the distortion gives the synth some bite for sure.  Nice work!
Oh, if you want to hear some distortion use, check out my track this week if you get time.  Just a tiny bit of distortion used.  smile

Haha yep I was super jelly of those awesome tones in your latest track.  So crunchy and gritty! 

December 18, 2020 8:09 pm
orangedrink wrote:

that pic is freaking me out

can you teach me music theory one day?  you do this amazing thing where you set up my musical expectation, and you keep doing the opposite.  your music is so.....

....plot twisty.

Haha I was pretty bad in my music theory classes that I took.  I think I was a C student when it came to that class.  That and sight reading ewwww.  Damn it's really nice to hear though about the musical expectations.  I'm my worst enemy most of the time and say "oh not this chord structure again Eric you idiot!"
I honestly have a certain amount of music theory I soaked into my tiny brain back from the few years I attempted going to music schools.  The rest of it is just me picturing chords on the piano and/or using chord inversions.  But I don't even use complex chords either.  Lots of minors/diminished and such.  No Add9's or anything like that.  Also I think using Ableton has helped in how I present my schtuff.  Because I use Session view at first it forces to me to make different parts or at least see where I might be sounding too repetitive.  So once I have my ideas in session view then it comes down to a rudimentary performance of me pushing the SCENE buttons for the recorded arrangement.  Even then I'll cut sections out when I feel like something drags on too long.  Also I listen to way too much NIN so a lot of Trent's chord structures tend to seep out and influence me.  I really am not a good pianist one bit.  So it comes down to how far my tiny hands can stretch to play certain chords.  I dunno if this makes sense.  I honestly was not a fan of my approach.  It's a happy accident I guess smile    But i'd be happy to try and answer any questions or ideas you're working with.  I may not have an intelligent answer though like my film composer idols who can read music with their eyes closed.

December 18, 2020 8:42 pm
Tone Matrix wrote:

way too much NIN

typo

*not enough NIN

fixed

December 18, 2020 11:50 pm

I have used a sample from this track under the Creative Commons license for my upcoming track this week (i.e. week 51) entitled v50sverm. I think the link will be generated as https://weeklybeats.com/trumbuthegn/music/v50sverm and if that turn out not to be the case, I'll keep you posted.

Thanks for the inspiration! ヽ(⌐■_■)ノ♪♬

December 19, 2020 3:18 pm

Love the edginess and drive. Space action flick.  Great synth guitars! Really well done.  I hope you'll consider submitting a SciFi track inspired track for my film festival comp.  https://brooklynscififilmfest.com/music-submission

December 20, 2020 12:40 am

  this is super fun - i like how it ends softly

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