I ripped off New Order and The Cure. I regret nothing.

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nachenko
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364 posts since 13 Mar, 2018

Post Mon May 18, 2020 12:21 am

After too much listening to New Order's Blue Monday and other New Wave stuff, my brain has ejected a Synthwave track, and it sneaked a "The Cure" moment in it because 30 years listening to The Cure have side effects, no matter I want them or not.

This is "Metropolis Metropolis - The Dark Age", by Man from Space.

https://soundcloud.com/manfromspace/met ... s-darkwave

Thanks.
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excuse me please
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456 posts since 10 Oct, 2018

ORe: I ripped off New Order and The Cure. I regret nothing.

Post Mon May 18, 2020 12:29 am

Never knew NO and TC sounded that boring. Listen again.

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VariKusBrainZ
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9023 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

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Post Mon May 18, 2020 1:21 am

Cheesey 80s sounding = yes.
Cure and New Order sounding =WTF !!??

fairlyclose
KVRian
602 posts since 4 Jul, 2019

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Post Mon May 18, 2020 2:07 am

drums remind me of New Order - the rest more like The Human League

Septimon
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375 posts since 8 Mar, 2008 from Berlin

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Post Mon May 18, 2020 2:08 am

Hi,
i can guess what you mean with the comparison to New Order: A somewhat melancholic sound with 80s synths. I guess the "The Cure"-part is when the beat stops and the guitars get in. I get the reminiscence. This track is an instrumental, to me it sounds a bit like a backing track. It could be really interesting to see what might develop with a melody or even some lyrics over it.
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Shane Sanders
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4086 posts since 10 Oct, 2002 from Nashville, TN USA

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Post Mon May 18, 2020 6:46 am

Liked it! The down-stroke-esque Cure parts really seemed to work for me.
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wagtunes
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19150 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

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Post Mon May 18, 2020 7:15 am

It's not bad but as someone else said, sounds like a backing track. Needs vocals or something. Heard worse. Just doesn't do an awful lot for me as it's just kind of there. The little stutter did not make the track better.

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Erisian
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1207 posts since 21 Mar, 2020

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Post Mon May 18, 2020 7:26 am

New Order, a little Cure and plenty of Robert Miles. I liked it a lot. I sometimes want to do some dark stuff because I get inspired by the statues and sculptures in the main Graveyard here. They remind me of the cover of Joy Division's "Closer" album and the 12" of "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Anyway, that was really enjoyable listening. Thanks for sharing.

Spring Goose
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655 posts since 31 Jan, 2020

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Post Mon May 18, 2020 12:32 pm

You got me with the title. I love New Order, and The Cure has their moments. (Lullaby, Close to me, and Caterpillar). I was bored of your song and i went searching for the title of Lullaby which i'd forgotten.
OK back to your song: I like the keys/pad. The guitar is quality. The production ok in the 2nd half of the song. I won't listen it again, but i had thought the production not great the first half.

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nachenko
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364 posts since 13 Mar, 2018

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Post Mon May 18, 2020 10:08 pm

Thanks everyone for listening, and thanks for their comments. I'll consider what some of you said and put some work on it, make some changes before moving on and start working on a vocal version.
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BONES
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9780 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Re: I ripped off New Order and The Cure. I regret nothing.

Post Mon May 18, 2020 10:56 pm

nachenko wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 12:21 am
After too much listening to New Order's Blue Monday and other New Wave stuff, my brain has ejected a Synthwave track, and it sneaked a "The Cure" moment in it because 30 years listening to The Cure have side effects, no matter I want them or not.
Well, the good news is that New Order might have ripped off Blue Monday themselves. I used to roadie for this guy, who used to be the demo guy for Fairlight, and he swears blind that the basics of Blue Monday were one of the demo pieces he always used and he definitely demo'd to New Order a year or so before Blue Monday came out. He did a really good version of Blue Monday and I am inclined to believe his story because it fits his musical style.
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AnX
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7051 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

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Post Mon May 18, 2020 11:12 pm

actuall, Blue Monday is a collection of bits of other songs

"Blue Monday was influenced by several songs. Hook said the song was "stolen" from the Donna Summer song "Our Love" from the Bad Girls album.[16] Bernard Sumner said part of the arrangement came from "Dirty Talk", by Klein + M.B.O, the synthesised bassline from Sylvester's "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)". Hook's bassline was derived from an Ennio Morricone soundtrack,[16] For a Few Dollars More: Hook said "I stole it" after watching the film of the same name in the studio.[17] In the Guardian, Clinton Heylin alleged that the song was derived from "Gerry and the Holograms", the 1979 title track by the novelty group of the same name,[16] but Sumner denied this"

https://youtu.be/j1EgDUTt2iM

it also has the choir sound sampled from Kraftwerk

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Erisian
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1207 posts since 21 Mar, 2020

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Post Tue May 19, 2020 4:38 am

AnX wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 11:12 pm
actuall, Blue Monday is a collection of bits of other songs

"Blue Monday was influenced by several songs. Hook said the song was "stolen" from the Donna Summer song "Our Love" from the Bad Girls album.[16] Bernard Sumner said part of the arrangement came from "Dirty Talk", by Klein + M.B.O, the synthesised bassline from Sylvester's "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)". Hook's bassline was derived from an Ennio Morricone soundtrack,[16] For a Few Dollars More: Hook said "I stole it" after watching the film of the same name in the studio.[17] In the Guardian, Clinton Heylin alleged that the song was derived from "Gerry and the Holograms", the 1979 title track by the novelty group of the same name,[16] but Sumner denied this"

https://youtu.be/j1EgDUTt2iM

it also has the choir sound sampled from Kraftwerk
Are you sure they are not changing their story to give the press whatever they want to hear at the time? Happens a lot in the music industry.

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telecode
KVRAF
1809 posts since 24 Mar, 2015 from Toronto, Canada

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Post Tue May 19, 2020 4:38 am

ohh. you are an original, eh?

Passing Bye
KVRian
1497 posts since 5 Nov, 2014

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Post Tue May 19, 2020 5:04 am

Dig it, wish it was faster and more dance floor friendly, layered with beefier kick and having more urge.

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