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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:32 am
by himalaya
An easy down-tempo-break-dance-chromeo-muzak tuna.... is what it is. :hihi:

Getting those glitch plugins into my tunes when they have become passé. Or is it not too late yet? :hihi:

Oh yeah, there is an Oberheim OBXa in there, but I'm not saying where. :D

Transistor Chill

Comments and feedback is very welcome.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:58 am
by Frantz
:love: Love it! This has to go on your album. Hint. Hint. :wink:

It starts off in old skool electro land with a great groove and sounds. My wife started dancing when she heard it. The vocoded (?) bass is fantastic.

At the one minute mark, it transitions into an elegant section with a nice riff sort of similar to Beethoven's Fifth.

After two pleasant reprisals of the electro and elegant sections, it's time for the big payoff starting at 3:30 - a simply gorgeous solo both melodically and sound wise. For the last 45 seconds, Himalaya pulls out all the stops. Put on your headphones to appreciate it. A second solo in the left channel, sequencing in the right, vocoding, etc. A real synth treat.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:08 am
by DramaNoMore
I really liked the foamy, gurgly bass lead you have going there. And all the track is cute, and happy, and makes me giggle :hihi:

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:43 pm
by Mariosprt
Glitchy but tasteful, warm stabs, delicious bass. Then the mouth watering solos are the cherry on top.
It's really worth it to play it 3 or 4 times to capture all the changes.
Absolutely amazing!
... do you have more? :)

Oh yes, and there's that album we've been drooling over ;)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:52 pm
by seismic1
This was a lovely combination of sweet synths and chilled-out melody and chords. The lead-solo synth sounds really good (again), and all of the accompaniments tick the right boxes too. This is really well assembled.

Good work :)

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:08 am
by himalaya
FrantzM wrote::love: Love it! This has to go on your album. Hint. Hint. :wink:

Thanks for the vote of confidence! :D

The vocoded (?) bass is fantastic.
Thanks. That was an Amber sound sent into a vocoder (Warmverb) with tuned vocoder notes via automation.

At the one minute mark, it transitions into an elegant section with a nice riff sort of similar to Beethoven's Fifth.

Just as well not Mozart's "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" :hihi:

A real synth treat.

Thanks. I'm happy you liked it. :-)

DramaNoMore wrote: And all the track is cute, and happy, and makes me giggle :hihi:

:D


Mariosprt wrote:Absolutely amazing!
... do you have more? :)

Oh yes, and there's that album we've been drooling over ;)

Thanks man. Shall I stick more on that album then? :D

seismic1 wrote:This was a lovely combination of sweet synths and chilled-out melody and chords.


We all need more sweet synths in our lives. :D
I want to take a cue from your video - having been inspired by it - and make my own for this track. I'm thinking of doing a slow break dance routine for this one. :-o :hihi: (ain't gonna happen)

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:08 am
by Moe Shinola
Your music sounds so loud and so clear! Everything about this track sounds like it was made in some other, cooler world.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:15 am
by ZenPunkHippy
Yes, it's a really authentic sounding track ... 30 years ago today ;)

Lovely work as always himalaya!

Peace,
Andy.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:42 pm
by himalaya
Moe Shinola wrote:Your music sounds so loud and so clear!

I was wondering about that, actually...I thought that I've been overcooking most of my music tracks lately... Basically I've glued an elephant on my ...er...I've used Cytomic's The Glue and Voxengo's Elephant. :D The Glue is used all over single tracks and the master buss.

Moe Shinola wrote: Everything about this track sounds like it was made in some other, cooler world.

Thank you. That's a very nice comment. Never had someone say that before. :)

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:45 pm
by himalaya
ZenPunkHippy wrote:Yes, it's a really authentic sounding track ... 30 years ago today ;)

Lovely work as always himalaya!

Peace,
Andy.


Thanks Andy. I do aim for that vintage vibe on purpose on some of these tracks, although using glitch plug-ins and strong formant leads wasn't in vogue 30 years ago! :D

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:52 pm
by ZenPunkHippy
himalaya wrote:although using glitch plug-ins and strong formant leads wasn't in vogue 30 years ago!

Time for a new genre! :cool:

What will they say in another 30 years? These space-banjos don't really work with that vintage-glitch-pop sound.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:51 pm
by seismic1
himalaya wrote:I want to take a cue from your video - having been inspired by it - and make my own for this track. I'm thinking of doing a slow break dance routine for this one. :-o :hihi: (ain't gonna happen)


There's nothing to it. Just film yourself at normal speed and then slow it down on playback :lol:

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:23 am
by metalifuxx
Chromeo... or the Norwegian Chromeo that is Erlend & Steinjo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3KBybXK118

^^^There's your break dance stuff :hihi:

But seriously, they are talented. If anyone has not heard of these guys before, check them out. Cheesy parody type stuff but they write some really good catchy synth based pop.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:39 am
by Moe Shinola
Himalaya wrote:
I was wondering about that, actually...I thought that I've been overcooking most of my music tracks lately... Basically I've glued an elephant on my ...er...I've used Cytomic's The Glue and Voxengo's Elephant. :D The Glue is used all over single tracks and the master buss.


I was hoping to learn more about that. I should invest in those.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:58 am
by Timfonie
himalaya wrote:An easy down-tempo-break-dance-chromeo-muzak tuna.... is what it is. :hihi:
Yes, it is what it is: absolutely great! It's playing here in a loop for half an hour now. One of the best I've heard here at KVR since a long time. Of course it's also a matter of personal taste and it tastes like more! I'm looking forward to your upcomming album. :)

himalaya wrote:Oh yeah, there is an Oberheim OBXa in there, but I'm not saying where. :D
What other instruments did you use? Mostly soft synths or did a fair amount of hardware sneak into this wonderful track? Is Synth Squad incorporated?