The Dark Side Of US

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fastlanephil
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641 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Post Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:13 pm

This is a requiem of sorts concerning a recent event and related thoughts and feelings. Something like that.

It uses mostly electronic sounds and also strings and choir.


https://soundcloud.com/fastlanephil/the-dark-side-of-us

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V0RT3X
KVRAF
7256 posts since 4 Jul, 2012 from Canada

Re: The Dark Side Of US

Post Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:02 pm

What a interesting track, I like how the sounds evolve between organic and synthetic arps. I was kind of hoping for a growing rhythm at 1:56 or something but the continuation of the Arp works.

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seismic1
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9070 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Re: The Dark Side Of US

Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:23 pm

I think this is my favourite fastlanephil track. It features an pleasant combination of synths and orchestral elements, and good drama and pacing. I think the length is just right.

Good work :)

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layzer
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5767 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: The Dark Side Of US

Post Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:45 pm

enjoyable electronica
liked the strings, choirs and arps. it moved right along
thanks for sharing :tu:
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sjm
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1742 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: The Dark Side Of US

Post Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:18 pm

It might be a bit on the dark side, but it's also beautifully relaxing to listen to.
Voted KVR's resident drunk Robert Smith impersonator (thanks Frantz!)

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vurt
addled muppet weed
38573 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: The Dark Side Of US

Post Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:48 am

nice track
rounded out well with the choir too :tu:

fastlanephil
KVRian
641 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: The Dark Side Of US

Post Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:02 pm

V0RT3X wrote:What a interesting track, I like how the sounds evolve between organic and synthetic arps. I was kind of hoping for a growing rhythm at 1:56 or something but the continuation of the Arp works.
Thanks Vort3X!

Yes, I thought about adding more to the arp but I decided that using the bell sound along with it as a entrance for the choir also worked. I’m pretty much a minimalist I guess.

fastlanephil
KVRian
641 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: The Dark Side Of US

Post Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:23 pm

seismic1 wrote:I think this is my favourite fastlanephil track. It features an pleasant combination of synths and orchestral elements, and good drama and pacing. I think the length is just right.

Good work :)
I’m glad you enjoyed it seismic1!

I also thought it had a pretty good balance in that respect. I went from creating mostly neo-classical type of music to using just synths a few years ago after discovering good electronic music. It was like a breath of fresh air! It made classical music seem sort of like a relic of the past but now I’m finding it’s also fun to combine music of the past with the forward thinking sensibility of electronic music.

fastlanephil
KVRian
641 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: The Dark Side Of US

Post Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:25 pm

layzer wrote:enjoyable electronica
liked the strings, choirs and arps. it moved right along
thanks for sharing :tu:
Thank you for the positive comments lazer!

fastlanephil
KVRian
641 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: The Dark Side Of US

Post Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:35 pm

sjm wrote:It might be a bit on the dark side, but it's also beautifully relaxing to listen to.
Yeah Sam,

It was inspired by a pretty unpleasant news event but hopefully I was able to also express something positive also, so as not to just wallow in pessimism.

fastlanephil
KVRian
641 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: The Dark Side Of US

Post Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:36 pm

vurt wrote:nice track
rounded out well with the choir too :tu:
Thanks vurt!

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Allomerus
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2109 posts since 28 Aug, 2012 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: The Dark Side Of US

Post Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:20 am

This is a cool track fastlane! Nice combination of sounds in interesting ways... Polyrhythms etc...
The choir is a nice introduction.
Enjoyed.
Well done!
:)
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