LIQUID PHUNK - Voices of Ambiguity

Share your music, collaborate, and partake in monthly music contests.
drumity
KVRian
1113 posts since 28 May, 2007

Post Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:40 pm

Hey guys!
It all started with an exercise for one of my songwriting/composition students,
a little melody and a Live-Project provided to him.
To show him what you can do with some enthusiasm and passion for the music,
I did turn this exercise into a song myself
and never expected that this would be the result :-)

Have fun !

https://soundcloud.com/hybridrums/liqui ... -ambiguity

(( D ))

enroe
KVRian
1010 posts since 19 Mar, 2008 from germany

Re: LIQUID PHUNK - Voices of Ambiguity

Post Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:40 pm

One motive dominates the whole song from start to end. What strikes me
is the fact that you pushed the drums very hard, the snare is almost
distorted.

All in all: characterful EDM track. :tu:
free mp3s + info: andy-enroe.de songs + weird stuff: enroe.de

recursive one
KVRAF
4043 posts since 7 Feb, 2013

Re: LIQUID PHUNK - Voices of Ambiguity

Post Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:32 am

I expected something softer and faster (thought liquid funk was something like London Electricity/High Contrast, that kind of thing) but I enjoyed what I heard, very good clean mix and enough muscial variations to keep things interesting. I like how the track fluctuates betwen funky trumpets, floating synths and "medieval" melodies.

Ther drums are indeed squashed but in some interesting way, i like how they sound.
You may think you can fly ... but you better not try

drumity
KVRian
1113 posts since 28 May, 2007

Re: LIQUID PHUNK - Voices of Ambiguity

Post Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:04 am

First of all thanks very much for listening.
enroe wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:40 pm
One motive dominates the whole song from start to end.
One dimensional hearing leads to one dimensional comments.
There are many motives, used in an additive way, a complementary way or in a leading way.
The main motive is in the B section, assisted by many others.
Perhaps it would be a good idea to listen several times to the track.
enroe wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:40 pm
What strikes me is the fact that you pushed the drums very hard, the snare is almost
distorted.
Guess what ? Its EDM ...
And "almost" doesn't count nowhere.
Nobody cares if you almost did hit the girl in the club :-)
enroe wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:40 pm
All in all: characterful EDM track. :tu:
Thanks, and if you mean with characterful, that the track is complex and is not like the typical EDM song, than :tu:

(( D ))

fastlanephil
KVRian
802 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: LIQUID PHUNK - Voices of Ambiguity

Post Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:01 pm

Interesting EDM or IDM.

I think you could swap in orchestral percussive instruments and perform this with orchestra and voices or a maybe also create a soundtrack mix.

:tu:

User avatar
wagtunes
KVRAF
16704 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: LIQUID PHUNK - Voices of Ambiguity

Post Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:10 pm

My Feedback

Music - 8.5
Instruments - 9
Performance - 10
Mix - 8.5

Overall - 9

Comments: Mix a little loud for me but that's just a personal thing. I'm sure it's probably where it needs to be to win the loudness wars. Other than that, not much to pick on. Well done.

drumity
KVRian
1113 posts since 28 May, 2007

Re: LIQUID PHUNK - Voices of Ambiguity

Post Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:42 am

recursive one wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:32 am
I expected something softer and faster (thought liquid funk was something like London Electricity/High Contrast, that kind of thing)
That's my artist name btw ...
recursive one wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:32 am
I enjoyed what I heard, very good clean mix and enough muscial variations to keep things interesting. I like how the track fluctuates betwen funky trumpets, floating synths and "medieval" melodies.
Ther drums are indeed squashed but in some interesting way, i like how they sound.
Soundcloud does strange things with your tracks by uploading ... that's just the way it is.
Listen back, I did upload a revised version, but the drums do still have character :-)
Thanks for listening !

(( D ))

drumity
KVRian
1113 posts since 28 May, 2007

Re: LIQUID PHUNK - Voices of Ambiguity

Post Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:25 am

fastlanephil wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:01 pm
Interesting EDM or IDM.
Thanks very much !
fastlanephil wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:01 pm
I think you could swap in orchestral percussive instruments and perform this with orchestra and voices or a maybe also create a soundtrack mix
The percussion instruments (for the second acoustic layer) are all orchestral instruments !
  • Orchestral snare drums
  • Orchestral Bass drum
  • Low toms
  • Crashes
  • Gongs
  • etc.
The challenge is here to get it to work with the electronic elements.
All I can say is: the balance is the key :-)
Yes I did write for orchestra and I love it.
Lately I absolutely enjoy to write for string ensembles and by getting the right
balance tonally, it´s very moving and emotional !

(( D ))

User avatar
markkuja
KVRian
824 posts since 28 Oct, 2005 from Finland

Re: LIQUID PHUNK - Voices of Ambiguity

Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:16 am

Cool! I liked the ambiance. Nice rhythmscape and soundscape.

User avatar
Frantz
KVRAF
5139 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: LIQUID PHUNK - Voices of Ambiguity

Post Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:34 pm

A complex and original piece with detailed orchestration. The mix is a little on the loud side but acceptable for EDM.

drumity
KVRian
1113 posts since 28 May, 2007

Re: LIQUID PHUNK - Voices of Ambiguity

Post Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:10 am

wagtunes wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:10 pm
Comments: Mix a little loud for me but that's just a personal thing. I'm sure it's probably where it needs to be to win the loudness wars. Other than that, not much to pick on. Well done.
I am not into the loudness war at all ! It´s just a matter of genre and there is always a volume knob !
In fact one important reason why the loudness war came up, is because people are too lazy to use the volume knobs, when there are some differences in intensity and dynamic in songs. So, no sympathy for complainers ;-)
I mastered this song, so it´s not "only" mixed and that's the waveform:
LP Waveform.png

To win the loudness war I would have came up with somewhat like the Metallica sausage (horrible album sound):
Metallica Sausage.png


With that said the
wagtunes wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:10 pm
Mix - 8.5
could be described as a bit harsh :-)

Anyway, thanks for listening.

(( D ))
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Last edited by drumity on Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:43 pm, edited 2 times in total.

drumity
KVRian
1113 posts since 28 May, 2007

Re: LIQUID PHUNK - Voices of Ambiguity

Post Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:16 am

Little side note:
Workin´ for weeks and months on songs, the KVR audience is one of the lousiest.
After 1 or 2 weeks and usually not more than 4 comments the track disappears to page 2837328
as quick as a 16 year old is saying to his girlfriend: :shrug: "Finished" :shrug:

(( D ))

drumity
KVRian
1113 posts since 28 May, 2007

Re: LIQUID PHUNK - Voices of Ambiguity

Post Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:13 pm

markkuja wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:16 am
Cool! I liked the ambiance. Nice rhythmscape and soundscape.
Thanks very much Mark for listening and commenting !!

(( D ))

drumity
KVRian
1113 posts since 28 May, 2007

Re: LIQUID PHUNK - Voices of Ambiguity

Post Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:53 am

Frantz wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:34 pm
A complex and original piece with detailed orchestration. The mix is a little on the loud side but acceptable for EDM.
Thanks for listening and please have a look at my comment concerning the loudness !
Finally someone with ears and pointing out the detailed orchestration.
It looks like that so many doesn´t have an idea how much work this is ...
and not only that.
How´s that biblical quote with the pearls ?

(( D ))

drumity
KVRian
1113 posts since 28 May, 2007

Re: LIQUID PHUNK - Voices of Ambiguity

Post Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:32 am

FUA.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Return to “Music Cafe”