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  1. 11 hours ago, Extralife said:

    I might agree if not for Close Encounters and Majestic, which have not aged well imo.

    To me, Orbus front to back is a timeless classic. Opinions, eh?

    Close Encounters is one of my favourites from the album. There was a point where I got sick of it but then some ambient remix of it rekindled my love of it, and the whole album for that matter.

    Also sometimes cheesiness can can flip inside out and become fresh again right? To my (admittedly very limited knowledge) there's not a lot of stuff like Close Encounters or Majestic being made these days so if someone put that out now, it would probably be seen as quite refreshing in a sort of retro throwback sort of way.

    I think I love both of these albums about the same but for different reasons... the mood of them is just polar opposites (obviously intentionally).

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  2. 6 hours ago, Ivan Ooze said:

    iiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!

    Just found out arca did an autechre and just released a quadruple anal penetration of albums 🤯

    To be honest, I was more surprised by how small in scope Kick i was, given how huge all her other albums were...

  3. Their old "system" more or less started with Oversteps and Move of Ten right?

    Sign and Plus feel a lot like those two to me. Lush melodies/sparse beats.

    So potentially, they approached the first experiments with the new "system" the same way they did with the previous one.

    Which means the next release might be what they consider to be the "new system's Exai".

    That's my prediction. Which still doesn't give us any idea what it might sound like, but I'm gonna guess that creatively, they're in a similar position where they were with Exai... (i.e. getting comfortable with some new tools and putting together something quite ambitious with those tools).

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  4. Has anyone been listening to The Orb/Alex Patterson's collaborations on his "Orbscure" label? This came out today I believe... kinda reminds me of the remixes of Orbus Terrarum/Pomme Fritz era Orb... dark and dubby...

    Also earlier in the year he released another album called The Heavens by Sebidus which is also really nice, and also feels like a call back to earlier times (a bit like U.F.Orb).

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  5. 3 hours ago, organizedn015e said:

    Nice track! This reminded me of the music from one of the Metal Slug games but with an insane bpm at one point. What is the bpm on this bad boy?

    Thank you! This one is set at 250bpm in FLstudio but depending on how you interpret the beat I suppose it could be argued there are bits at 500 or even 1000 😅

  6. *ahem*

    Hellow WATMM... I am very happy to finally announce my album, Super Golyhedronland, will be released on November 22!

    13 tracks of frenetic, videogame-inspired electronic madness, which I am very proud of 😁

    It'll be on Spotify and all the big streaming services, but also if you got some cash to spare, why not pre-order the digital release today on Bandcamp? I've included a whole bunch of sweet sweet digital art goodies, check it out:

  7. 14 minutes ago, dcom said:

    You're right, and I conflated the terms like you mentioned, on purpose. True polyrhythms are used in electronic (dance) music, but very sparingly. Fold4, Wrap5 comes to mind.

    OMG! I totally didn't realise that till you mentioned it! It's right there in the title! (well... kinda)... as if the weird tempo shifts (which is probably some kind of audio illusion... possibly using metric modulation or something) in that track wasn't weird enough already!

  8. On 12/21/2020 at 5:29 AM, dcom said:

    Polyrhythms are simply parallel repeating patterns of different lengths, they don't have to map to bar lengths/boundaries or anything else. As long as theres two (or more) patterns with different lengths, e.g. you have straight up 4/4 bass drum (over 16 beats on 1, 5, 9, 13) and a TB-303 pattern repeating every 3 or 5 beats - that's it, you've got a polyrhythmic track. When you combine (poly)rhythms that make the track sound off-beat, you've got syncopation. Add weird time signatures like 7/8, 11/16, 15/16 or 31/32 to the mix and you can frustrate people who like to count beats to no end.

     

     

    Actually... to be precise, my understanding is that what you are describing, and what dingformung describes as the first kind of polyrhythm is actually called polymeter. 

    However... everyone just calls it polyrhythm anyway, so does it matter? I dunno.

    Actual polyrhythms, where the bar length is the same but the division length is different, usually sounds super messy and shit when it's anything that isn't divisible by 3 (eg 3 against 4, 4 against 3, 6 against 4 etc). I've heard examples of 5 against 4 that worked but rarely. I think that will probably change over time as audiences get used to listening to the "quintuplet swing" (a bar of 4 beats each subdivided by 5) which is all the rage at the moment in prog and jazz and will surely become mainstream in the not too distant future (oh yeah I THINK Cfern is an example of quintuplets but it could just be triplets).

  9. 2 hours ago, dr lopez said:

    it seems so often that the meaning and impact of the music is supposed to come from the personal sociopolitical positioning of the artist themselves and not the other way around. this is really fucking problematic from an critical perspective. the personal is not inherently political, esp. when art is concerned. second-wave feminism is very discredited these days and i don't know why that has stuck around.

    Yes earlier in the thread someone mentioned the vital contributions to early electronic music by queer/LGBT people, but I think in all of those examples, the extent at which they made the music about themselves was far less pronounced than with these hyperpop artists. 

    As much as enjoy some hyperpop, what you describe really limits that enjoyment, and I also can't take it seriously. AG Cook is good because there's a strong sense of irony and satire, it's MEANT  to be vapid and self centred, because it's satirising pop music from the 90s and early 2000s. It's definitely an extension of vaporwave.

    But just like vaporwave, there's a vast range of attitudes within the hyperpop genre: some artists seem to exaggerate pop sensibilities because they think its just good, like they're not in on the joke. I kinda like Arca's latest album, but I feel like it sits in this category, probably Sophie too.

    But then there's also the whole thing of it being pop music at the end of the day and pop isn't meant to be taken seriously and somehow Arca and Sophie are all laughing at us that it's ACTUALLY US that don't get the joke, they ARE making ironic pop music while simultaneously making a serious artistic and "political" statement because of some post-post-modern ideological labyrinthine trap where A is equal to A AND B and nothing really makes sense... Ugh... 

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  10. 9 hours ago, chim said:

    Funky joint!

     

    Yeah definitely funky, very laid back. It feels like it properly starts around the 1 minute mark, I really like the rubbery bass that comes in around then. I feel like it maybe takes a bit too long to get there, and overall it's perhaps a little longer than it needs to be. At the same time, music like this lends itself well to longer, hypnotic grooves so it's a tricky balance to strike...

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  11. Listened to the last couple of tracks and they're very nice, very smooth, well recorded and produced, super relaxing. But the song in your signature there... that one is BEAUTIFUL, love the way the bassline shifts and harmonises with everything else around 2 minutes in and onwards, that little progression that cycles is really really pretty.

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