3am - Paper Machete (just a sketch)

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KVRAF
11415 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:21 pm

I'm so busy with work and paying projects that I barely have time to work on my own stuff. I have all these new toys and I haven't had a chance to really incorporate them into my work flow. Well, I found some time but only enough for a sketch.

Paper Machete

It's kinda low key but there are a lot of really fast edits and stuff. It's mainly just drums, bass and a synth patch or two. I was trying to capture a kind of "live" feel. It works better in some places than others.

Thanks. :)

KVRist
394 posts since 3 Oct, 2008 from lab

Post Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:29 pm

wow, this is really awesome! you kinda start it out simple and melodic and then beat my ear up. which i like greatly. thanks. :) man i love all this tweaking and editing. mad pr0ps!

KVRAF
12245 posts since 18 Aug, 2003

Post Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:02 am

Really cool, Justin. Despite it being described as a sketch, among my favourite things of yours.

KVRAF
3054 posts since 30 Mar, 2002 from 51°53'N 02°15'W

Post Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:22 am

This is moody as f**k and one of your best yet
like "an eight ball cataract broken jazz bass fret" *




* - whatever the hell that means :shrug: you'll have to ask Jaime Meline
其余的是噪音

Baz
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97 posts since 14 Aug, 2008

Post Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:43 pm

:D I add it to my collection of weird tracks by you,jazzyspoon and madder than you...tell me if you have nothing to do with these guys...sometime I imagine some stuffs which are wrong :hihi:

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KVRAF

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11415 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:07 pm

Baz wrote::D I add it to my collection of weird tracks by you,jazzyspoon and madder than you...tell me if you have nothing to do with these guys...sometime I imagine some stuffs which are wrong :hihi:
Those are my compatriots! We, along with Polyslax and 22tape are the A La Kart collective that you see in my signature.

It's a sketch because I didn't take the time to mix or arrange really. As I came up with ideas I just stuck them on the end of the track, that's why it goes through several seemingly unrelated phases.

Thanks for listening guys. :)

KVRAF
8072 posts since 12 Dec, 2003 from Canada

Post Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:39 pm

Yeah, sketch smetch, wtf?! That's crazy talk, this mix is just exploding with sound, I love what you've done with it... very very hot stuff! :ud:
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KVRAF
2907 posts since 15 Feb, 2007 from ...in the butt

Post Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:22 pm

Oh shit!
This is great!
Love the double time beat against the slow riff at the start :hihi:
Got an eerie Deadsy vibe almost :clap:

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KVRAF

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11415 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:44 pm

polyslax wrote:Yeah, sketch smetch, wtf?! That's crazy talk, this mix is just exploding with sound, I love what you've done with it... very very hot stuff! :ud:
Yeah, also exploding with lots of weird resonances + phasing from attempting to get a mid/side configuration without a figure 8 mic. :(
pattonfreak1 wrote:Got an eerie Deadsy vibe almost
It's been a while since I heard them mentioned... their first album was pretty cool. Their bassist (Creature or something?) tried to hook up with my wife backstage at The Roxy... luckily she has standards. She knows to hold out for a name people might recognize. :hihi:
She's gonna kick my ass for that crack...

KVRAF
3187 posts since 20 Sep, 2004 from Atlanta

Post Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:03 pm

maybe I am crazy, but this is one of my favorite 3am pieces....EVER.
you are recently evolving a style that fuses both a very inorganic, edit heavy glitchy, itchy feel with something that feels SOOOO visceral and real that it's completely not the arthouse pretentious chin-stroking BS that some glitch/IDM/electronica (whatever all that is...) fall into.
I am quite jealous, actually :hihi:

but what the hell is this?:
justin3am wrote: It's a sketch because I didn't take the time to mix or arrange really. As I came up with ideas I just stuck them on the end of the track, that's why it goes through several seemingly unrelated phases.
first- if this is NOT "mixed", then I guess I should just give up
second, the fact that you came up the ideas *as you worked on the piece* makes them relevant/related... so I don't hear them as unrelated at all (but then again, I may be crazy...)
at any rate- I love this one (...hits play for the 3rd time in a row...)

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KVRAF
2442 posts since 18 May, 2002 from up on Cripple Creek (CO)

Post Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:37 pm

Yep, cool track indeed. The "seemingly unrelated phases" really work well I think. Excellent mix of sounds too.
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KVRAF
4799 posts since 14 Jun, 2004 from Denver, CO

Post Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:23 am

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Amazing, dude. I just love your textures and editing in this. This is so rich. You get a serious A for creativity. Very listenable, as well, and it seems very natural in its flow. An instant keeper.
So, that isn't a guitar being played and then mutated?

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KVRAF

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11415 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:02 pm

Thanks for resurrecting this guys! It has really grown on me.

Jazzy, thats my electric bass with all the balls taken out of it and then mutated. :)

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