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  1. On 7/22/2019 at 4:14 PM, joshuatxuk said:

    finished Stranger Things season 3

    I cannot think of another season of another show with such a literal dull and sluggish start that gradually picks up momentum to the point where I was genuinely wanting more at the season finale - to my own surprise actually

    really hope they wrap it up with season 4, as much as they salvaged it I feel like they are stretching it already and the series needs a conclusion for it's own sake legacy wise. making a concluding movie wouldn't be a bad idea

    Just finished this myself - I was very skeptical about there being a 3rd season at all but I have to say it was pretty well done. The only other season of a show that started as slow was Twin Peaks S03, but holy shit was that worth it. 

  2. Very nice, absolutely beautiful array of sounds and percussion - are all these tracks made with modular gear? I've got a good friend who just spent thousands building his own rack and he's getting some similar sounds that I'm quite jealous of. 

  3. Damn dude, there's a lot to take in with these tracks. I'll agree with auxien here, not so much on everything but definitely on the groove changes. That's just my personal preference / opinion so take it with a grain of salt and remember if you're digging it then just ignore me. Really solid afx vibes throughout, can definitely tell you put some time into these. Personal favorite is STP917B. Gave you a follow on SC, look forward to hearing more! 

  4. 18 hours ago, sTeh B L said:

    Reminds me of the 90's and early 00's, which are a time in music I sometimes have a REAL soft spot for. You're kind of mixing elements of different styles of those periods that I've happened to listen to over the years, so this is pretty much up my alley.

    I try to mix live instruments with digital synths, kind of like what  you seem to be doing, but I almost always have trouble with it.

    Also, I'm pretty jealous of those vocals. My singing is pretty weak.

    Thanks! I'm definitely a huge fan of that era of music, reminds me of when I got my first iPod and could finally explore music without making dozens of mix CDs. Nostalgia also plays a huge role when writing for me. 

    I too mix live instruments with VSTs and digital synths, and I find the hardest part is the drums. I've got a cache of drums I've recorded for other projects that went nowhere, so I tend to sample snares, kicks, and occasionally cymbals. I'd be happy to upload some if you're interested. 

    As for the singing, I really appreciate that. I don't consider myself a singer and it always takes me so long to track the vocals. Often times I get so frustrated that I ditch songs just because I can't make the singing work ? 

  5. I really like the transition from one style to the other. However, if you would not add the sugested lead melody singer, the later part might stand on it's own with an intro thrown in to the mix. Great job!

     

    Thanks, glad you like it! Do you mean, the second "section" could be it's own song if I added an intro to it? I thought about maybe returning to this melody again later for a reprise in a different track, except in a different sound and mood. 

  6. This sounds very nice, and professional.  But due to the style, I kept expecting a full blown vocal to kick in, rather than the single line that electronic dance music gets away with.  It sounds like the instrumental mix of a good song.

     

    So, write a lead melody, and a lyric, and sing the vocal with confidence and style.  (If you're still too self-conscious, you can always hire a session singer.)  Then it'll be a great song, rather than a great backing track with potential.

     

    Thank you for your feedback! I appreciate it. I hear what you're saying - and it's helpful because I will not be fully "releasing" the track on an album for another two months or so. I'll see if I can think of some strong lead melodies to put over it! 

  7. Hey guys,

     

    My name is Peter, I'm 26, and I've been a member of the forum for about a year now. I make stuff under the name Nautical Operator, and I'm in the middle of making an album. I just finished this song which I hope to release as a single soon, and I was hoping to get some honest feedback on it. I recorded it in my bedroom by myself using Logic Pro as a DAW. It's not quite electronic music (not the beginning at least), but its very inspired by it. Like I mentioned in the title, I'm mainly influenced by Boards of Canada, Plaid, Tycho, and Porcupine Tree - but also Aphex Twin, Beck, Air, Zero 7 and more. 

     

    Please let me know what you think!

     

    Thanks

    -Peter

     

  8. Are you a fan of Devin Townsends work at all?  Some of his solo stuff has a similar vibe, especially the vocal harmonies and synth atmospheres.  Nice work on those.  Very smooth delivery.  Have you shopped this around to any indie prog-centred labels?  Might be worth a shot.  Great intro on Emerge and See.  Are those phaser-effected reversed guitars?  Sounds really cool whatever it is.  Great production all around.

     

    Thanks for the kind words. I'm familiar with Devin Townsend from friends but haven't gotten to really listening to his stuff yet, have a feeling I'll like it though. I've tried sending this along to as many labels as I could through SubmitHub but it doesn't seem to do much good, think I'd be better off the old fashioned way (sending a disc via mail). 

     

    As far as the guitar in Emerge, and See - that's exactly what it is, think I used a reverse delay with some phaser. Thanks again for checking it out

  9. i don't really listen to stuff like this much any more but in the 90s i would've bought this twice and everyone i know who owned an alice in chains record would've bought it too. that's not a criticism. i think you did a nice job putting this together. i'm probably hearing coincidences with things i've listened to a shit ton of times long ago.  wouldn't say it's derivative or contrived.. i'm guessing it sounds like you. 

     

    bandcamp says this was released in 2014. 

     

    guessing you're still working on stuff.. saw the few things on your bandcamp from 2016/17 etc..  make more albums.. you're good at it.. 

     

     

    Thanks a lot - I have this nostalgic thing for the 90's...most of the similarities you hear are probably spot on. 

     

    working on putting the next one together now, hoped to have it out already but want to take my time with it. Definitely a new song in the next few weeks though.

  10. Hello,

     

    My name is Peter and I am 26 years old. I made this record in my attic by myself a while back and would like to share it with you all -  hopefully you will find something that you like. Most of it was inspired by Porcupine Tree / Boards of Canada / Radiohead, but many others as well. The recording setup was about as simple as it gets, with a vast majority of it being recorded through an AT 3035 condenser mic into Logic Pro on my laptop. I originally planned to master it but it never happened, maybe someday. 

     

    Anyway - if you like it, it is free to download so please do. It is also on Spotify if you prefer that. Any and all feedback is welcome! 

     

     

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