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Polyslax - Fat Lip

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7976 posts since 11 Dec, 2003, from Canada
 

Postby polyslax; Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:52 am

A moody little dish of Wurli and noodles.

Fat Lip

Also available at SoundCloud:

http://soundcloud.com/polyslax/fat-lip

Thanks to all who have a listen. :)
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KVRAF
 
2037 posts since 27 Dec, 2002, from London
 

Postby cron; Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:50 am

Very nice Polyslax. Love the 'strained string' sounds in the mid-section in particular.
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409 posts since 30 Nov, 2004

Postby Jesse Gorter; Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:56 am

polyslax wrote:A moody little dish of Wurli and noodles.

Fat Lip

Also available at SoundCloud:

http://soundcloud.com/polyslax/fat-lip

Thanks to all who have a listen. :)


Brilliant topline and rhythm man :)

Why is it called fat lip?
KVRAF
 
2273 posts since 21 Jul, 2004
 

Postby macmurphy; Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:06 pm

classy stuff Matt. i love the easy groove and the noodling is top notch.

neil.
KVRAF
 
7976 posts since 11 Dec, 2003, from Canada
 

Postby polyslax; Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:08 pm

Cheers guys!

Jesse Gorter wrote:Why is it called fat lip?


No particular reason. I jot titles down all the time on a list. When I don't have a title in mind, I look to my list and choose one that appeals to me at that moment... that's what happened here.
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KVRAF
 
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Postby Frantz; Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:47 pm

This is sort of slow, abstract funk. Much more accessible than your usual stuff. Gives me mind movies of driving somewhere dangerous. Getting ready to meet up with some shady characters. Wonderfully moody. On my third listen now.

The bass stays on the same chord throughout. I know it's not your style but I feel that varying it between two chords would create more of a sense of movement.

Jesse Gorter wrote:Why is it called fat lip?


Did you hear that bass? It's so big and mean it practically jumped out of the speakers and punched me in the mouth. Love that sound but it does seem hot, on the edge of distortion at times.
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KVRAF
 
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Postby polyslax; Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:37 pm

FrantzM wrote:The bass stays on the same chord throughout. I know it's not your style but I feel that varying it between two chords would create more of a sense of movement.


There you go with that chord business again. ;) I guess I should say that I don't normally start out to make a track. I often start in sound design mode... then something hits, and I feel a track coming together. That's what happened here. I patched together a track from what I'd recorded. I always work with audio btw, as opposed to midi, so I render parts out immediately or skip midi altogether and just go straight to audio. For this piece I was working on a groove, and then I threw down some bass to give me a better feel for how the groove works. Then I got an idea for some Wurli and recorded that, then I wanted a lead... &etc.

FrantzM wrote:
Jesse Gorter wrote:Why is it called fat lip?


Did you hear that bass? It's so big and mean it practically jumped out of the speakers and punched me in the mouth. Love that sound but it does seem hot, on the edge of distortion at times.


Devil-Loc Deluxe is kickin the bass part.

Thanks for the listen and comments!
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KVRAF
 
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Postby Frantz; Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:52 pm

polyslax wrote:There you go with that chord business again. ;)


Chord changes? What was I thinking? :nutter: This ain't prog rock.

Forget it. I love this track. It's going on my MP3 player. Now I want a 30 minute version of it cause it's too short!

polyslax wrote:I guess I should say that I don't normally start out to make a track. I often start in sound design mode... then something hits, and I feel a track coming together. That's what happened here.


Spontaneity? I don't know how to do that. Perhaps I will put a plan together. On Thursday from 8:15pm-8:45pm, I will do something spontaneous. :)
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KVRAF
 
7976 posts since 11 Dec, 2003, from Canada
 

Postby polyslax; Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:10 pm

FrantzM wrote:Chord changes? What was I thinking? :nutter: This ain't prog rock.

Forget it. I love this track. It's going on my MP3 player. Now I want a 30 minute version of it cause it's too short!


Thanks! I know basic chords on keys but that's about it, and my theory is sorely lacking, so I generally just wing it. With everything committed to audio my choices are usually even more limited, so I try to make it work.

FrantzM wrote:Spontaneity? I don't know how to do that. Perhaps I will put a plan together. On Thursday from 8:15pm-8:45pm, I will do something spontaneous. :)


:hihi: Oh, you're one of those organized people. ;)
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Postby djgroovy; Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:55 pm

Very cool, moody, great sounds , well mixed. :clap:
Really enjoyed that.
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KVRAF
 
2224 posts since 18 Jul, 2008, from New York
  

Postby Frantz; Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:40 pm

polyslax wrote:Devil-Loc Deluxe is kickin the bass part.


No wonder that bass is so tough. Crush, Crunch, and Darkness!

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polyslax wrote:I know basic chords on keys but that's about it, and my theory is sorely lacking, so I generally just wing it. With everything committed to audio my choices are usually even more limited, so I try to make it work.


Unless you're doing classical or jazz, you really don't need much theory. In rock, pop, EDM, etc., just knowing how to put a melody and chord progression together is probably all most people need. Since your sound design skills are so excellent, you can get by with less.

FrantzM wrote::hihi: Oh, you're one of those organized people. ;)


If you saw my office / music room, which is packed with clutter, you'd know I'm not organized. But if I'm working on a piece of music, I like to have a solid skeleton (riffs, chords, basic melody, rough lyrics) in place before I mess around with sound design. I have tried working on sound design first with disastrous results. A minute of cool sounds and no idea where to go with it. I work too slowly to go down dead ends like that.
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KVRAF
 
6084 posts since 13 Mar, 2009, from UK
  

Postby seismic1; Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:22 pm

Another tasty groove garnished with lovely piano and other assorted sonically delightful toppings. This track (and a few of your others) reminds me of some of John Martyn's great instrumental work from the '70s with that Thompson/Mattacks/Bundrick lineup. Going to the Zune later.

I usually have my titles sorted by halfway through the original recording, although I have been known to change my mind later.

Good work 8)
KVRAF
 
7976 posts since 11 Dec, 2003, from Canada
 

Postby polyslax; Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:34 pm

djgroovy wrote:Very cool, moody, great sounds , well mixed. :clap:
Really enjoyed that.


Been a while groovy, thanks for the comments!

FrantzM wrote:if I'm working on a piece of music, I like to have a solid skeleton (riffs, chords, basic melody, rough lyrics) in place before I mess around with sound design. I have tried working on sound design first with disastrous results. A minute of cool sounds and no idea where to go with it. I work too slowly to go down dead ends like that.


Interesting. I thrive on inspiration, improvisation and happy accidents.

seismic1 wrote:I usually have my titles sorted by halfway through the original recording, although I have been known to change my mind later.


Cheers Tim! I almost never have a working title. When it's done, something may come to me. If not, I consult my list for something I feel fits well. I have hundreds of titles in my list... always jotting things down either in the studio or on my phone if I'm out.
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Postby Frantz; Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:08 pm

polyslax wrote:I thrive on inspiration, improvisation and happy accidents.


So do I. Especially when I am creating a song skeleton which can develop quickly, sometimes in a haphazard way.

Once I have a solid skeleton in place then I methodically work on finishing the details with much less left to chance. Right now the MIDI for my current piece is 99% finalized and I am finishing the sound design.
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7976 posts since 11 Dec, 2003, from Canada
 

Postby polyslax; Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:35 pm

FrantzM wrote:
polyslax wrote:I thrive on inspiration, improvisation and happy accidents.


So do I. Especially when I am creating a song skeleton which can develop quickly, sometimes in a haphazard way.

Once I have a solid skeleton in place then I methodically work on finishing the details with much less left to chance. Right now the MIDI for my current piece is 99% finalized and I am finishing the sound design.


Ok, gotcha, and I think that's how a lot of folks work. Inspiration on the front end creation. Perspiration on the back end details.
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