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Tags : | Electronic | 16.00 MB

Description : I'm not sure how to describe this one. Listen to it, and then maybe you can describe it for me in the comments. Everything, with the exception of the drums, I made from default settings in both Sylenth1 and Massive. Everything from the E-piano sounding synth, to the chimes, to the "vocal" synths, and everything in between. Enjoy. Skol. V.

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  1. Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed on Fri 8th Dec 2017 - 1 year ago

    I tried leaving a comment 3 times before and I get logged out every time I hit Post...switched browsers for this one...but I`ll make it short just in case...Dark....grinding..but what would be expected from ValveDriver..fits the title theme perfectly I think..that part that hits jest before 3 min is per4fectly huge...I don`t really know how to describe it either...but genres & such aren`t helpful to music creation....and this always creative stuff...good to see you back around Aaron....keep on....Ed

    Reply by ValveDriver

    Ed! How are you, mister?

    Technology can sometimes be a real pain, can’t it?

    I’m not really one to categorize into genres either. I figure, if it’s good it’s good. It doesn’t have to be confined.

    This was one of those “winter tunes”. I generally get a little darker and (no pun intended) chilier with my music in the winter time.

    I think that part right around the 3 minute mark would be categorized by most as dubstep. I just call it some fun with synths, and splicing.

    Anyhow, I hope all is well. Hopefully you guys are starting to see signs of springtime life up there.

    Take care, Ed. As always, it’s good to hear from you.

  2. OdotZED
    OdotZED on Thu 7th Dec 2017 - 1 year ago

    Damn it's been maybe 3 years since I visited your page!
    Nice track, very unique,as like all your stuff it's mixed clean and sits nice
    Keep doin your thing!

    Reply by ValveDriver

    Thanks, man. I’m sure not a whole lot has changed in 3 years. I haven’t been all that busy lately. But keep checking in. I might have something new.

    Thanks again for the kind words.
    Take care.

  3. Neomorpheus
    Neomorpheus on Thu 7th Dec 2017 - 1 year ago

    Aaron, just noticed the new track and damn I'm here at work. I gave it a quick precursory listen using my ear buds because I wouldn't be able to get any work done thinking about it otherwise !! I really dig the heavy use of the high frequency sounds, very cool stuff ! That combined with the deep ryhthms and bass lines (should I say Dubstep elements?) really make for a uniquely interesting contrast. I have never heard anything like this before so yeah I especially dig this approach man. The overall vibe here seems like you have revisited early ValveDriver, which is really exciting. I definitely will be giving this a few more spins later this evening bro.

    Reply by ValveDriver

    Neo, what’s happening, bud?

    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. (And everyone else.) life’s been a weird trip lately. Keeping me busy.

    Anyhow, I’m glad you liked this one. It’s not real high on my list of favorites of mine, but I dig it. It was kind of the track that got me back into working new tunes. I kind of fell out for awhile.

    I finally finished the last track of my Overmyth trilogy, it’s a doom metal-ish thing that, to me, is slow low and heavy. Keep an eye out for it in the next couple days.

    Catch ya later, mister. Take care.

  4. mrwolf14
    mrwolf14 on Thu 7th Dec 2017 - 1 year ago

    Good track!
    I would not put it into any "category" ... but if forced to, I would say that it should have "progressive" and "dark" into the name.
    Ciao, Domenico

    Reply by ValveDriver

    Dominico, how are you? It’s not often that you comment on my work, so when you do, I take it as an honor. Especially when you leave kind words. Thank you!

    Take care.

  5. MachinaMAN
    MachinaMAN on Thu 7th Dec 2017 - 1 year ago

    Psychedelic Electro / Experimental sandwich... and dude, I like sandwiches. Great track... Ever start thinking about something and your head starts to feel tight?, like it's pressurized? This track gave me that feeling. Awesome work.

    Reply by ValveDriver

    Psychedelic/electro. Works for me!

    Sandwiches are good. Unless there’s sour kraut. Then sandwiches are NOT good. But this track has none, so we’re in the clear.

    I’m assuming that pressurized feeling in your melon is a good thing? If so, I’m glad I could help you get there, man.

    Take care.

  6. Orlando51
    Orlando51 on Thu 7th Dec 2017 - 1 year ago

    Hi Aaron...long time no see..:),

    I hope there will be no exaggeration if I say this is quintessential
    ValveDriver trademark work. It brings together all important elements
    that your unique progressive style is known for. Dark tone and everpresent tension work convincing as ever. The instrumentation choices are absolutely in place and I must say the synth work is fabulous and production shines !

    Those exquisite 7 minutes were over in a flash...BRAVO !

    Compliments and respect_____Orlando

    Reply by ValveDriver

    Orlando. How are you? I find it interesting that you mentioned the dark tones and everpresent tension along with the progression. The signature Valvedriver sound, if you will. I find it interesting, because much like my work, yours has a signature sound as well. Of course, yours is much lighter, and generally a more positive feeling, however. It all seems to have just a touch of hidden....melancholy (we’ll go with that word.) lying just below the surface. Not to mention, your skill at composition and instrumentation far surpasses my own abilities.

    None the less, it’s always good to hear from you. Much like with Ed, I consider it a treat.

    Take care, friend.

  7. StaticNomad
    StaticNomad on Wed 6th Dec 2017 - 1 year ago

    Damn you, Mr V, and your damned dreams. You've probably been dreaming of this review so here it is:

    A fading in distant, buzzy synth and then that trippy glassy lead is perhaps a little too loud and/or shrill. Kind of toy-like sound.

    Trappy/dubsteppy drums enter and I know some fat bass is coming.

    1:31 gets dubsteppier plus probably some Shreddage squealing there. Or maybe not. This is fairly unsettling, eerie stuff.

    2:37 another break. I'd actually consider removing 1:31-2:27 and just going from 1:31 to the fatter, bassier section on 2:52. That's when things really come alive.

    Another, windy, swiriling break and the drums return doing a bit more dubstep, wobbling madness.

    4:00-4:03 that's actually a bit jazzy. I'd loop that section up and try to build something even jazzier out of it. The contrast with the dubstep could work really nicely.

    5:40 by the time it's got here, the track seems to have had too many drumless breaks and it's a bit too predictable and plotted out that you're going to return with fatness. Just get rid of 5:40-5:56.

    This is some good, solid, eerie shit but it didn't hit any particular high points for me. The structure was a bit too predictable and I wanted to hear some new and more varied sounds being introduced. All the same, it is quite nicely eerie and dark sci fi and the heaviest dubstep bits would well on a fucked up late night dancefloor.

    Static DamnMad, dreaming of driven valves.

    Reply by ValveDriver

    Meh. You don’t know what you’re talkin’ about. This is the NTB’est of all NTB’s.


  8. danke
    danke on Tue 5th Dec 2017 - 1 year ago

    first to comment???


    Man Aaron, you did it...everything together in this 7 minutes composition, why we like your world...darkness, progressivity, fabulous use of synths, song buildings, mixing, mood...what else?
    My favourite break is the last one...
    It could easily be a prog/metal hymn to use electric guitars instead of synths but it's not a critique of course...
    Apocalyptic song as usual but this one sums up your career...:-)

    thanx for sharing, fav with my handshake, Danke

    Reply by ValveDriver

    Danke! How are you, friend? Well I hope.

    I like the Apocalyptic idea. Maybe I’ll have to create a track specifically with that in mind.

    It’s good to hear from you, mister!
    Take care.

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