Firn - Cold Soul | from the forthcoming album TRUST (Electronic)

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htcnext2
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395 posts since 3 Jul, 2017 from Austria

Post Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:23 am

Hello all!

This is an outtake from my forthcoming album 'Trust':

https://soundcloud.com/user-604301675/firn-cold-soul

Please have a listen. Any comments are very welcome!

Thank you.
Best
NR :phones:

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Bansaw
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969 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: Firn - Cold Soul | from the forthcoming album TRUST (Electronic)

Post Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:27 pm

0:14 I really like that rhythmic element.
0:53 some nice elements added, like the guitar is a nice touch
1:37 again, nice elements, this time some tuned percussion
mixing is pretty good
My only criticism is that you abandoned that nice rhythmic motif you introduced at 0:14. It vanished at 0:40. My brain was looking for it to come back, but it never did. Felt like I lost something.
Minor criticism. Overall, very good.

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htcnext2
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395 posts since 3 Jul, 2017 from Austria

Re: Firn - Cold Soul | from the forthcoming album TRUST (Electronic)

Post Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:04 am

thank you bansaw for listening! I spent some time mixing the track, but you may be right with your impression of lacking redundancy throughout the evolving structures on that track. For many years I tried to incorporate traditional song structures into this style of electronic music, more and more I set them aside in my current tracks, just for the change..

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wagtunes
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18462 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Firn - Cold Soul | from the forthcoming album TRUST (Electronic)

Post Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:10 am

Very nice mix on this one. Now THAT'S what I call stereo. Evolves nicely. I don't mind the missing redundancy. For me, it's a nice change to have different stuff going on and not having any clue where the track is going. I guess you could say I'm kind of "pop song'd" out. :lol:

Well done. :tu:

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htcnext2
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395 posts since 3 Jul, 2017 from Austria

Re: Firn - Cold Soul | from the forthcoming album TRUST (Electronic)

Post Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:26 am

:)
Thank you wagtunes for listening and commenting.

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jethrobull
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1975 posts since 5 Jun, 2011 from Preston, England, UK

Re: Firn - Cold Soul | from the forthcoming album TRUST (Electronic)

Post Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:18 pm

Very nice track. Lovely sounds and brilliant production. The vocals were a pleasant addition. Finished my Saturday evening off perfect. Great work! :tu:
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htcnext2
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395 posts since 3 Jul, 2017 from Austria

Re: Firn - Cold Soul | from the forthcoming album TRUST (Electronic)

Post Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:41 am

Thank you, jethrobull, for taking the time and commenting.

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Frantz
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5320 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: Firn - Cold Soul | from the forthcoming album TRUST (Electronic)

Post Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:46 am

This is too good to be an outtake. Do you mean single instead of outtake? Outtake is something that you left off the album because it wasn't good enough or didn't fit.

Brilliant mix! Relaxing but with some surprises. It seems to incorporate more acoustic sounds than you usually do. Great stuff. :tu:

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htcnext2
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395 posts since 3 Jul, 2017 from Austria

Re: Firn - Cold Soul | from the forthcoming album TRUST (Electronic)

Post Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:59 am

thanks, frantz! The mastering was made by Computerclub in Sheffield, which gives the track an extra twist I think. Appreciate your comment :!: :)

noylis
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41 posts since 26 Nov, 2009

Re: Firn - Cold Soul | from the forthcoming album TRUST (Electronic)

Post Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:54 am

Bansaw wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:27 pm
0:14 I really like that rhythmic element.
0:53 some nice elements added, like the guitar is a nice touch
1:37 again, nice elements, this time some tuned percussion
mixing is pretty good
My only criticism is that you abandoned that nice rhythmic motif you introduced at 0:14. It vanished at 0:40. My brain was looking for it to come back, but it never did. Felt like I lost something.
Minor criticism. Overall, very good.
Oh my God how did you program those arps in the beginning?The track is great congrts

Sorry Wrong reply
Last edited by noylis on Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:56 am, edited 1 time in total.

noylis
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41 posts since 26 Nov, 2009

Re: Firn - Cold Soul | from the forthcoming album TRUST (Electronic)

Post Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:55 am

htcnext2 wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:23 am
Hello all!

This is an outtake from my forthcoming album 'Trust':

https://soundcloud.com/user-604301675/firn-cold-soul

Please have a listen. Any comments are very welcome!

Thank you.
Best
NR :phones:
Oh my God how did you program those arps in the beginning?The track is great congarts

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htcnext2
KVRist
395 posts since 3 Jul, 2017 from Austria

Re: Firn - Cold Soul | from the forthcoming album TRUST (Electronic)

Post Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:08 am

Thank you very much, noylis! The arp in the beginning is a tweaked preset from the open source vst synth Surge. My favorite tool to date for creating arp-sounds, etc..

noylis
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41 posts since 26 Nov, 2009

Re: Firn - Cold Soul | from the forthcoming album TRUST (Electronic)

Post Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:15 am

htcnext2 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:08 am
Thank you very much, noylis! The arp in the beginning is a tweaked preset from the open source vst synth Surge. My favorite tool to date for creating arp-sounds, etc..
Surge rocks i use it all the time along with oxefm in Renoise.Thanks for ansering so fast

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htcnext2
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395 posts since 3 Jul, 2017 from Austria

Re: Firn - Cold Soul | from the forthcoming album TRUST (Electronic)

Post Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:59 pm

Oxe is a good plugin to recreate the classic FM sound, which is obligatory in modern electronic music production.

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seismic1
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9519 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Re: Firn - Cold Soul | from the forthcoming album TRUST (Electronic)

Post Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:44 pm

I played this quietly last night on my monitors, but decided to listen to it on my HiFi tonight. The bass is great, and the mix is excellent. I liked the way elements dropped out, to be replaced with new ones, but the continuity of the piece was not upset. I'll try to listen to the rest of the album over the next few days.

Good work :)

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