Fragile Gods - "The Digital Divide" (music video added Jan 18)

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KVRAF
5699 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Post Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:36 pm

New video added on Jan 16. I was going for a retro sci-fi, trapped inside the computer theme. A bit strange but I think it fits the subject matter of the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgOA_skaroA

Finally had a chance to finish this one. The lyrics are on the SoundCloud link.

Using a minimal set of synths this time: Monark, Electra2, Drumatic4, OBXD

For this one, I added The Drop and Lexicon PCM Native Reverb to the growing effects arsenal.

http://soundcloud.com/fragilegods/digitaldivide

Any feedback is appreciated.

This track is available on my debut EP: https://fragilegods.bandcamp.com
Last edited by Frantz on Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:46 pm, edited 4 times in total.

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KVRian
799 posts since 3 Jul, 2006

Post Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:57 pm

It's cool, but I think it's missing a more ubiquitous haunting base-line, which I love in some of your other tracks. Vocals are great. Will listen to it some more in the days to come.

Cheers!
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KVRian
1228 posts since 17 Aug, 2012 from Old Zealand

Post Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:32 am

Strong songwriting

Carefully chosen sounds

Great mix

I surrender :D
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KVRAF
6833 posts since 13 Nov, 2012

Post Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:13 am

Nice mix, good choice of sounds and interesting vocals.
Well done!

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KVRAF

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5699 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Post Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:21 pm

jackoo wrote:It's cool, but I think it's missing a more ubiquitous haunting base-line, which I love in some of your other tracks. Vocals are great. Will listen to it some more in the days to come.
Thanks for the feedback Jackoo. Yes, this time the bassline is playing more of a supporting role rather than being a propulsive, upfront element. It seemed appropriate to me for this kind of dark, atmospheric song.

Glad you thought the vox were OK. They are always a source of concern. :phew:

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KVRAF

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5699 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Post Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:26 pm

sbj wrote:Strong songwriting

Carefully chosen sounds

Great mix

I surrender :D
Thanks for the listen and the feedback SBJ. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

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KVRAF

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5699 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Post Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:02 pm

PatchAdamz wrote:Nice mix, good choice of sounds and interesting vocals.
Well done!
I appreciate the feedback. Glad you liked it. 8)

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KVRAF
7681 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:06 pm

talk to me in basic, talk to me in C
OSX's for sissys, switch me to XP
^^ more lyrics for a future remix^^

some thumpin stuff here Frantz.
good mix and lyrics. vocals sat well in the mix too.
on my 3rd or 4th listen. its a very techie tune
right up my alley.

if you havent heard of him yet,
youtube "tic tok men" its a solo artist
makes songs about space communications, etc....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iNiQpBQ6oM
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KVRAF
2672 posts since 28 Aug, 2012 from Melbourne, Australia

Post Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:59 am

Like the mix of sounds which sound empty yet full at the same time! ;)
Interesting lyrics and enjoyed the disembodied vocal style... :)
Well done...
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KVRer
24 posts since 31 Dec, 2014

Post Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:44 pm

Sounds Good. A bit weird for me, but still, it sounds nice. Good Job.

KVRer
5 posts since 14 Feb, 2015 from Norway

Post Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:30 pm

Not my style at all, but really well made! Seems you have put a lot of time into this.
New member looking for knowledge and wisdom in the production-world, as well as providing some.

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KVRAF

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5699 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Post Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:10 pm

layzer wrote:talk to me in basic, talk to me in C
OSX's for sissys, switch me to XP
^^ more lyrics for a future remix^^
Funny and it fits perfectly! :hihi:
layzer wrote:some thumpin stuff here Frantz.
good mix and lyrics. vocals sat well in the mix too.
on my 3rd or 4th listen. its a very techie tune
right up my alley.
Very happy to get the Layzer seal of approval. Thanks as always for your comments. :)
layzer wrote: if you havent heard of him yet,
youtube "tic tok men" its a solo artist
I wasn't aware of The Tic Tock Men. I can hear the similarity to my style. It appears that they were actually a group. Doing some googling, one of them has a solo project called Seven Graylands that I really like. It is less electronic but I find the songwriting and arrangements more interesting than The Tic Tock Men. For example:

https://soundcloud.com/7graylands/seven ... nds-cinder

KVRAF
8072 posts since 12 Dec, 2003 from Canada

Post Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:32 am

:tu: Sounds good Frantz! Kinda wraps a Numan, DM, early Simple Minds vibe all up in one.

The only weak spot for me was the synth solo before the final chorus... thought you could have done something a little more adventurous there. Also, maybe just me but I thought the track could stand to be a hair faster (bpms).
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KVRAF
6143 posts since 7 Jan, 2005 from Corporate States of America

Post Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:52 am

Actually I had the sense of early Depeche Mode vibe as well. I'll have to give it a better listen from a proper device later. :-)

Was there an effect on your voice, like subtle ring modulation maybe?
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KVRAF
10290 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:02 pm

I just played this all the way through for the first time. First impressions are good. I'll have another listen or two tomorrow :tu:

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