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  1. I'd say it's pretty diverse, if your definition includes work and fans of jlin and holy hendon as well as afx and boc. Electronica is a much better word imo - its electronic, you might be able to dance to it, you dont have to. I don't think it's a cohesive community, other than perhaps a small hardcore who strongly prefer to or exclusively listen to electronica - communities seem stretched now, when i was into techno fresh out of high school in 1998 and went to uni in Edinburgh, there was a group I knew who were into hard house, and there wouldn't be much cross over between them except when getting pills, same went for the dnb and breakbeat crowds, whereas idm could attract some people of each of those scenes. Now more people seem to wear more hats, its not weird to be into metal, folk and drum and bass all at once cos you can access it all without spunking every last penny on exploring one genre, I might even post on the indie shoegaze bedwetter forum with no sense of shame or feel I'm being unfaithful to electronica. Or at least like jazz memes. Spotify/Films/TikTok/Sea Shanties apparently. In other words, RDJ and BOC are, autchre or whatever they're called ain't Not since Arctic Monkeys ('theres only music so that theres new ring tones' - how early 21st century quaint!) and Lilly Allen and the "my fingertips are howdin onto duh crack in our foundations" singer broke outta myspace. Has a soundcloud rapper got famous? i genuinely don't know. Does bandcamp make and break bands? What Is Tidal? I feel like we're in an era where cleverly constructed music is happy to be in its equivalent of museums, where electronica, jazz, metal or classical don't need to interact with the plebs anymore because they have got enough of a platform and reach for a few of them to make enough money to keep making records, and the idiot music like **** and especially fucking **** are made to be background on youtube videos where a lad from the global south is showing you how to make a windmill out of a broken hoverboard, or as sample pack commodity where all people do is sell samplr packs back and forth and no one even writes a song because why would you when for only 7.99 a month you could buy all the four bar loops you could ever eat. Sorry, i meant "yes, to a small and nebulous extent" and "very little"
  2. Went for the 2013 live set, finally got round to listening on proper speakers, it's good, lots of nice drum work. A problem I have is trying to limit myself to a set of sounds, rather than just throwing anything and everything in. What did you make it on?
  3. "Made with protracker on the Amiga 500 somewhere between 94 & 95" - i started making stuff on acid pro and rebirth about 98, a couple of years later, but was definitely influenced by all the chaos of these older Amiga kids and their hardcore. In Scotland around 95 it was Ultra-Sonic - Annhiliating Rhythm and Rhythmic State - Soap On A Rope the likes, the Dutch stuff always seemed a little harder, a bit more serious, a bit less daft. Definitely full on energy 💥
  4. I only know a bit of theory but whenever i learn or remember a new trick I'm always like 'fuck that was actually really useful'. In my head people who know too much theory end up creating noodle jazz and atonal inharmonic classical frippery which I don't often enjoy but maybe that's a unwarranted prejudice
  5. Really nice drums and i liked the unexpected vocals and holy shit i was not expecting that ending at all!
  6. nice, i like that you've got a favourite bit of a track, satisfying when it works out like that. When you're doing a key change like that do you have a look at the circle of fifths or whatever to decide where to go, or just bash on till it sounds right? I usually do the latter but it would probably would make sense to do the former The track sounds like someone, can't quite think who........ 😉
  7. very very lush, will definitely listen to that again, loved the sound choices of the rounded guitar and lofi skippish trainline drums and the breathy overdriven wind(?) type sound in the fade out, really sweet
  8. Are your kicks and subs occupying the same frequencies/Hz? Have you sidechained/ducked the subs? can you look at stuff on a spectral analysis to see if they overlap?
  9. I'm pretty keen on drone, its definitely got its time and place, but I'd be pushed to name my favourite drone track. Or any drone track. There was an internet radio station playing drone 24/7 that put a shout out for tracks a while back, i forget the name, but I can't ever resist slapping a donk or a dyad on anything and everything drony, so i was always told to sook the root when i sent them stuff. Are you thinking of film scores or scenes when you make it, or is it just for getting transcendental/mainlining horse/drowning out the persistent sirens and allowing sweet sleep to take you?
  10. cool, I like the section after 1m20s. Thats a lotta notes to pack in that bassline at the start! Had a flick through your other tunes, I prefer Tell Me the most Usually with my tunes I generally prefer the ones with the most plays but its far from always the case
  11. It's making for a slightly uncomfortable bath. What if you told me that the illusion i know is just a world?
  12. By trade I'm a sleep scientist and the opening minutes are taking me here I've had a concept album about sleep disorders bashing around in the back of my head for years but I've never done anything about it, except recording my own EEG signals and turning it into audio, but I like the idea of having some catathrenia in it
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