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mikusan in da house-new track'The Architects' Song'

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mikusan
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722 posts since 26 Jun, 2003, from UK

Postby mikusan; Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:26 pm mikusan in da house-new track'The Architects' Song'

It's been a while (real life keeps poking its nose in, as it does...) but here's my latest effort:

http://k006.kiwi6.com/hotlink/2eqi33jg7 ... tsSong.mp3

A bit techno, a bit house, a bit of a struggle to get it done :hihi: - it's been rewritten twice, rearranged god knows how many times, but then one day I nudged the tempo up just a couple of BPM and all of a sudden it started coming together. Funny old game innit?

Another track for the album - only two more to go now :)

As always, all comments welcome - hope you like it :D

EDIT: Oops - almost forgot t'cloud link:
http://soundcloud.com/mikusan/th
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tehlord
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6725 posts since 22 Sep, 2008, from Windsor. UK

Postby tehlord; Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:39 pm

That's some pretty tasty synth porn going on right there dude!

When that wide pad and lead came in about half way through I just went whhaaaaaaay :love:


Lovely stuff 8)
mikusan
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Postby mikusan; Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:24 pm

Hey Geoff, thanks for listening and the too kind words :D - loved your dubstep toon BTW 8)
polyslax
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Postby polyslax; Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:46 am

Yup, sometimes a tempo change can make all the difference. Really nice piece Mike, I think you nailed it. The smooth leads and stringy pads are gorgeous, very atmospheric. I like that breakdown with the vocoded voice that goes dissonant at the end. Nice work with the synth bass as well. :tu:
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mikusan
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Postby mikusan; Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:47 am

Thanks Matt, glad you liked it :) The vocoder I used was Sonic Charge's BitSpeek which is (like any Sonic Charge product) tremendous fun. In fact the only thing I didn't change about this track was my determination to have a vocodered phrase or two somewhere in there :D
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tehlord
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Postby tehlord; Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:51 am

Vocoders are like jeans.

They'll just never go out of fashion :hihi:
Mushy Mushy
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Postby Mushy Mushy; Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:59 am

I absolutely loved this.

Going back for a third listen now 8)

Was listening to Ozric Tentacles immediately before it, and this could slot straight into that album (Paper Monkeys) without any effort whatsoever.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"
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seismic1
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Postby seismic1; Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:51 pm

Great track, Mike. I love that slow build intro followed by the OT-style bits. Lovely synth sounds used on here, and a great drop at 2:35. I listened to this late yesterday and again tonight. Great music to wind-down to. Dreamy sounds.

Good work :)
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macmurphy
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Postby macmurphy; Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:52 pm

i really enjoyed this. so there's an album coming soon eh? excellent :tu:

neil.
mikusan
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Postby mikusan; Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:52 pm

Mushy Mushy wrote:I absolutely loved this.

Going back for a third listen now 8)

Was listening to Ozric Tentacles immediately before it, and this could slot straight into that album (Paper Monkeys) without any effort whatsoever.


Thanks for listening MM, and for the compliments - I'll have to check out that album. My stuff's been compared to the Ozrics before (which is nice praise) but I'm really not that familiar with their music. The only explanation I can think of is shared influences - Gong(Daevid Allen/Steve Hillage era), Hawkwind and Tangerine Dream from the 70s, Detroit Techno and Drum'n'Bass from the 90s...

unless...I influenced them :shock: :-o :o
mikusan
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Postby mikusan; Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:02 am

seismic1 wrote:Great track, Mike. I love that slow build intro followed by the OT-style bits. Lovely synth sounds used on here, and a great drop at 2:35. I listened to this late yesterday and again tonight. Great music to wind-down to. Dreamy sounds.

Good work :)


Thanks Tim - I used my new ACE on this one. Not sussed out enough to get beyond presets yet, but it does make a lovely noise. The main pad comes from UltraAnalog, which is another favourite synth.

Ta for listening :D
mikusan
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Postby mikusan; Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:21 am

macmurphy wrote:i really enjoyed this. so there's an album coming soon eh? excellent :tu:

neil.


hey neil, thanks for listening, glad you enjoyed it. Yup, just two more tracks to go, plus a remix of the opening track, and the album will be finished - and only a year later than planned :lol:

It's a good job I don't do this for a living...

...on the other hand, I'd be very svelte... :D
markkuja
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Postby markkuja; Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:00 pm

nice.. I liked the arrangement and sounds
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folderol
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Postby folderol; Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:23 pm

Another happy listener here :)
It wasn't me! (well, actually, it probably was)
mikusan
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722 posts since 26 Jun, 2003, from UK

Postby mikusan; Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:23 pm

markkuja wrote:nice.. I liked the arrangement and sounds


Thanks for listening :)
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