First time here doing this.
The track is part of something I’ve been working on lately, using an Erbe Verb as a solitary sound source and trying to create something a little more ‘performed’ - Hmmm … not exactly the right word - something where I controlled what was happening rather than automation. I recorded a few 10 minute improvs where I sort of knew what I wanted but also knew they wouldn’t be complete, self-contained tracks, and then took some of them and combined them in Logic - just editing for volume and timing. There is one additional sine-wave apart from the EV and I used Logic’s Sampler to produce the sequencer voices from the EV stems.
Its’ really an experiment to see if it works in theory and produces an organic whole … I have experimented before with single-voice pieces but not as a polyphonic track.
Any comments, suggestions etc. gratefully received.
I love the feel of this, it has great atmosphere and draws you in. I’d probably leave this one as it is and move on to expand the ideas it has spawned - maybe with the addition of an evolving, distant drum line to guide it towards a central or finale section. Can’t help thinking that a sprinkling of percussive guitar through a spring reverb and mic’d amp would fit …
I do like these sounds - kind of similar to those I’m working with. I think when you’re working on something like this you have to be brave and try different things out, take it somewhere, listen back, and then make a judgement; try something else or hone what you came up with. Loads of dead ends - but you never know where it might go. I know working with an initial palette like this is difficult because once you start adding other sounds you can easily relegate the initial sound into something more background rather than “sound-world’. Well worth the effort though
Sounds great - what more can I say. The approach definitely works to give that improv feel.
Nice melodic lines - For me it works best for the first 5 minutes then i kind of lose the forward motion in the dissonances for a while until it picks up again in the last third. Thats probably just me though
Sounds very cinematic as it is. Have you tried taking each stem and feeding them individually through some some tempo synced effects - filters, crushers delays etc - and then mixing those tracks back in at various points to give an alternative sound-space you can dip in and out of during the track?
Oooh …I do like B - but then I’m a sucker for mid-70’s, Heroes/Low/Lodger-period Bowie and I think that the live bass line is spot on for that. Great song…
Lovely sounds - I think I’d just leave it be … perfect.
Leave it … its great. Cooked to perfection
There’s something a touch Joy Division about the feel of this that I really like - for me its missing something along the lines of a super-melodic Hooky-esque bass barb - something to drag you in and drive it forward. Nice