3am - earthen (harsh drones and plonks)

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justin3am
KVRAF
10788 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:47 pm

https://soundcloud.com/justin3am/earthen

It's been a while since I last worked any of my own music. This isn't what I would call a finished track, just messing around with some new modules. I'm still getting used to my new playback/monitoring setup, so it might be a pretty muddy in the low end. Not much going on above 2kHZ.

Looking forward to catching up on what you all have been working on, too! :)

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Forgotten
KVRAF
2177 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: 3am - earthen (harsh drones and plonks)

Post Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:10 pm

This is great Justin, really dark and atmospheric! I love that the drone isn't constant and that it's got so much in the way of dynamics and color variation.

I don't think it's muddy at the low end at all, or at least not in a way that I think it would benefit from EQ-ing. If anything I think it might take something away from it if you do too much to the low end.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
48642 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: 3am - earthen (harsh drones and plonks)

Post Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:17 pm

those filter sweeps :o
the rolling percussion and more electrical sounding bit near the middle is really cool, almost autechre like, where the filtered sweeps drop out
some lovely nastiness in there too :love:

new modules are great, but you do find yourself with 100s of hours of recordings but no real plan :oops:

experimental.crow
KVRAF
5907 posts since 9 Mar, 2003 from The Druid Hills

Re: 3am - earthen (harsh drones and plonks)

Post Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:25 pm

enjoyed this ...
rich in texture ...
Image

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

Re: 3am - earthen (harsh drones and plonks)

Post Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:47 pm

Great sound design. Industrial without becoming harsh or unlistenable. The sounds have weight and depth. Quite cool!

spunkmuffin
KVRian
862 posts since 5 Sep, 2014 from Heaven

Re: 3am - earthen (harsh drones and plonks)

Post Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:51 pm

Listening to this I imagine a cave-dwelling Orc conjurer using wyvern bones to drum an electro-kalimba with one hand and a single bongo with the other. The rhythms energise rifts in space-time allowing howls of galactic wind and screams of long extinct nogdoppleflongs to pierce the silence.
:tu:
:hyper: M O N O S Y N T H S F O R E V E R :hyper:

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vurt
addled muppet weed
48642 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: 3am - earthen (harsh drones and plonks)

Post Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:34 am

listening again 8)

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justin3am
KVRAF
10788 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Re: 3am - earthen (harsh drones and plonks)

Post Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:49 pm

Thanks for listening everyone!

drumity
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1113 posts since 28 May, 2007

Re: 3am - earthen (harsh drones and plonks)

Post Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:25 am

The typical J3am sound universe :-)
Title is appropriate.
Liked it !
Peace out.

(( D ))

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justin3am
KVRAF
10788 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Re: 3am - earthen (harsh drones and plonks)

Post Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:59 am

drumity wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:25 am
The typical J3am sound universe :-)
Title is appropriate.
Liked it !
Peace out.

(( D ))
Thanks!

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justin3am
KVRAF
10788 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Re: 3am - earthen (harsh drones and plonks)

Post Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:01 am

vurt wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:17 pm
new modules are great, but you do find yourself with 100s of hours of recordings but no real plan :oops:
:lol: :oops: :cry:

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seismic1
KVRAF
9218 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Re: 3am - earthen (harsh drones and plonks)

Post Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:00 pm

...and some fine scrapings in there too. Nothing wrong with the frequency balance from my perspective.

That electricity meter looks older than mine. Vintage gear.

Good work :)

pianowillbebach
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12 posts since 30 Mar, 2019

Re: 3am - earthen (harsh drones and plonks)

Post Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:31 am

I could see that being the soundtrack to like a dystopian movie/tv show

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justin3am
KVRAF
10788 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Re: 3am - earthen (harsh drones and plonks)

Post Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:06 pm

seismic1 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:00 pm
That electricity meter looks older than mine. Vintage gear.
:lol:
I had a new breaker box put in and when they installed the new meter, they left the old one in my backyard. It kinda fits the motif of the other junk I've left back there. :hihi:

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