Salvador Dalek (Psytrance)

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Mushy Mushy
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12231 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Post Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:21 pm

https://soundcloud.com/mushy-mushy/salvador-dalek

A lot harder than inititally intended and ended up falling more in the Full-on category than Forest.
I think it came out quite well though. Still needs final mixing, etc. which is the bane of my life :ud:
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

fastlanephil
KVRian
821 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Salvador Dalek (Psytrance)

Post Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:40 pm

It did manage to teleport me to the dance floor for a good work out even though that’s not my thingy.

I think it does maintain a pretty high level of energy and sufficient interest throughout for dance.

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
12231 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Salvador Dalek (Psytrance)

Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:29 am

fastlanephil wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:40 pm
It did manage to teleport me to the dance floor for a good work out even though that’s not my thingy.

I think it does maintain a pretty high level of energy and sufficient interest throughout for dance.
Thanks for the listen, Phil.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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vurt
addled muppet weed
51538 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Salvador Dalek (Psytrance)

Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:37 am

good to see you around :tu:

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
12231 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Salvador Dalek (Psytrance)

Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:56 am

vurt wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:37 am
good to see you around :tu:
Thanks man :tu:

Trying to cut back on all social media lately. I think it was the NI thread that pushed me over the edge :x
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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wagtunes
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17159 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Salvador Dalek (Psytrance)

Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:06 pm

Sounds decent enough. And I get there's no melody in this genre but there still isn't enough variation in the arrangement to keep it interesting for over 6 minutes. On the plus side, it isn't just a loop played for 6 minutes. And the few breaks do help. Just needs something else to bring it to the next level. As I am in no way an expert in this genre, I have no idea what that is. Perhaps somebody like Recursive can pop in here and give you his two cents. He knows his stuff when it comes to Psytrance.

On a scale of 1 to 10, I give it a 7, which isn't bad.

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toonertik
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1754 posts since 15 Feb, 2017 from a worn out vinyl groove

Re: Salvador Dalek (Psytrance)

Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:09 pm

Mushy Mushy wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:56 am
vurt wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:37 am
good to see you around :tu:
Thanks man :tu:

Trying to cut back on all social media lately. I think it was the NI thread that pushed me over the edge :x
Hey MushMush...
I get that.. same here.. too much doing nothing...
I spend more time wiv' me rack now... loving it...

As to the track... oh boy...
music has that wonderful ability to transport us... and take us back (or future ;) ) to what we remember....
the pounding beat.. those classic sounds...
the dark rooms with pulsing lights, heart beating, chemicals rising...
feel it ... be it...
let it take you.... moving .. grooving... searching
all loved up and searching...
who... tonight.. the hunt.. the
upstanding... outstanding...


nice one MushMush .. :hyper: :clap:


gonna post some porn.. plz...
you know, your studio.. ;)

:lol:

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
12231 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Salvador Dalek (Psytrance)

Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:13 pm

Thanks Wags.

Melody in this type of psy is few and far between. As soon as any melody is introduced it morphs into Morning Psy (yes that’s a genre name :roll: ) which I do like but it’s not my preferred genre. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a dark Psy track with melody; it just doesn’t work. Happy to be enlightened and proven wrong though.

Regarding variation: I will add a few more elements and continue the automation in a few days; just need a break from it for now.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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wagtunes
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17159 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Salvador Dalek (Psytrance)

Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:17 pm

Mushy Mushy wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:13 pm
Thanks Wags.

Melody in this type of psy is few and far between. As soon as any melody is introduced it morphs into Morning Psy (yes that’s a genre name :roll: ) which I do like but it’s not my preferred genre. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a dark Psy track with melody; it just doesn’t work. Happy to be enlightened and proven wrong though.

Regarding variation: I will add a few more elements and continue the automation in a few days; just need a break from it for now.
Yeah, I kind of figured that, which is why I don't get too hung up on melody for this genre anymore. But then it does still need something to make listeners go "Ooo, that was cool" or whatever. There are a few moments here. And truthfully, not a ton of work is needed on this one. Just a surprise here and there.

After doing my "trance" CD, I'm gonna leave the EDM stuff to the EDM guys and do what I do best.

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thecontrolcentre
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24669 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Salvador Dalek (Psytrance)

Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:18 pm

Nice one mushy ... a trip back to the 90s. Happy days for me. :party:

I love the Dali dalek.
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Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
12231 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Salvador Dalek (Psytrance)

Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:18 pm

toonertik wrote: Hey MushMush...
I get that.. same here.. too much doing nothing...
I spend more time wiv' me rack now... loving it...

As to the track... oh boy...
music has that wonderful ability to transport us... and take us back (or future ;) ) to what we remember....
the pounding beat.. those classic sounds...
the dark rooms with pulsing lights, heart beating, chemicals rising...
feel it ... be it...
let it take you.... moving .. grooving... searching
all loved up and searching...
who... tonight.. the hunt.. the
upstanding... outstanding...


nice one MushMush .. :hyper: :clap:


gonna post some porn.. plz...
you know, your studio.. ;)

:lol:
:hihi: :hihi: :hihi:
Now that’s some feedback :D

Studio pics are still coming. Just sorting out a few other financial priorities right now unfortunately so most likely Nov/Dec is when the next Thomann order will be placed. Until then the studio is still very much in an unfinished state.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
12231 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Salvador Dalek (Psytrance)

Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:25 pm

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:18 pm
Nice one mushy ... a trip back to the 90s. Happy days for me. :party:

I love the Dali dalek.
Thanks man.

I’m a bit annoyed about the Dalek thing TBH. I love Dali and was watching a documentary on him whilst playing with Softube Modular and Clouds. The track name came to me then and it was only a few days later I Googled it to find I wasn’t as original as I thought I was.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
12231 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Salvador Dalek (Psytrance)

Post Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:30 pm

wagtunes wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:17 pm
Mushy Mushy wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:13 pm
Thanks Wags.

Melody in this type of psy is few and far between. As soon as any melody is introduced it morphs into Morning Psy (yes that’s a genre name :roll: ) which I do like but it’s not my preferred genre. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a dark Psy track with melody; it just doesn’t work. Happy to be enlightened and proven wrong though.

Regarding variation: I will add a few more elements and continue the automation in a few days; just need a break from it for now.
Yeah, I kind of figured that, which is why I don't get too hung up on melody for this genre anymore. But then it does still need something to make listeners go "Ooo, that was cool" or whatever. There are a few moments here. And truthfully, not a ton of work is needed on this one. Just a surprise here and there.

After doing my "trance" CD, I'm gonna leave the EDM stuff to the EDM guys and do what I do best.
Yes, true. I hope the “ooooh” will come from some additional sound design and automation in the next mix of it. I find taking a break from projects and revisiting a little later shines a whole new light on improvement areas.

Keep at it if that’s what you like :tu:
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

Morgaxx
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470 posts since 29 Feb, 2004 from Toronto

Re: Salvador Dalek (Psytrance)

Post Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:21 am

Squishy and mushy in a pleasant way. Nice vocal processing. Fun squelches with jagged edges. Definitely has that high flavor.
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see ya 'round...

Mushy Mushy
KVRAF
12231 posts since 7 Sep, 2008

Re: Salvador Dalek (Psytrance)

Post Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:26 pm

Morgaxx wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:21 am
Squishy and mushy in a pleasant way. Nice vocal processing. Fun squelches with jagged edges. Definitely has that high flavor.
Thanks for the listen and kind words, Margaxx 8)
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"

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