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  1. With those locations it seems like you would be trying to make some kind of political statement or human rights statement, no? If so, yes that could be quite the statement. The juxtaposition of the capitalist nature of our society and the things we idolize as a whole (beauty, money, popularity) against the backdrop of human suffering could create a positive conversation if handled correctly.
  2. Has anyone held a listening party this big, or even close? I don't think there has ever been one this big. If that's the case, then it should go down as a first of it's kind event. Regardless of opinion of his music or persona or fashion, he is pushing things forward. He is a pop star who is trying new things. I respect that. Also, most of the tracks sounded great. Especially track 1 with Chance on it. It was hilarious at the end when he let other artists play tracks, you heard someone say something about an aux cable and then the unmistakable sound of an aux cable being removed from a computer and being put into another. Dude just hit play on his laptop in front of a packed MSG audience.
  3. Damn. I really thought this thread was going to be about how under appreciated Staind is.
  4. This is a good imitation man! Lots of variation going on, there is a ton I like about this.
  5. Good piece. I was going to mention that the pitch bending like sound that happens in the beginning threw me off a little, but upon second listen it didn't bother me. The variation of smaller/background/one off sounds really does well. I was listening carefully to find something to critique and as a fan of this style, I can't! Well done.
  6. Thanks for the feedback you three. All good notes. mcb, I tried that but it seemed to flatten out the overall color that it was intrusive to me. I couldn't get it to work so I abandoned it and let the character show instead.
  7. Hey all, I haven't posted a new track in a while but I have quite a few in the works. Here is one I feel is ready to crawl into the world and grow legs. It was made with multiple pianos and processing of piano field recordings. Let me know what you think.
  8. I would suggest a strong education in ambient first. This will help you narrow down the sound you're trying to achieve and give you more of a base to achieve it from. Learning about the origins of ambient, furniture music, etc. There are many types of ambient that value mood over "lushness". Some of my favorite ambient albums are just calm piano albums. The biggest thing is developing your taste so you know when you hit something good. Then it's trial and error and just experimenting as much as you can. And also, this quote from Ira Glass is something I think about often: “Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
  9. You seem to not know anything about a man named Bernie Sanders... Watch this and then enjoy your game... https://youtu.be/hVNxjPcBufQ
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    what a time to be alive
  11. I can say that I definitely like them more as I age. Assuming they're truly masters at creating the types of tracks they want to, and have been for years, it's more of an evolution of their tastes as far as what they want to create.
  12. mat

    Livn Hive

    I've had a few of these https://www.exoprotein.com/ Made with cricket flour. They're not bad, the Cacao flavor was pretty damn good actually. There was a slight crunch that I hadn't experienced before but it wasn't off putting enough for me not to finish a bar ever. I would rather get grass fed beef/buffalo bars but crickets are more eco friendly/sustainable and they contain more nutrients according to the research I've lightly read.
  13. great stuff! I really enjoy the atmospherics/fuzziness as well. I could see you using more relaxed, laid back tones to create a nice meditation track with these methods.
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