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 month 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 is...as always creative stuff...good to see you back around Aaron....keep on....Ed
  2. OdotZED
    OdotZED on Thu 7th Dec 2017 - 1 month 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!
  3. Neomorpheus
    Neomorpheus on Thu 7th Dec 2017 - 1 month 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.
  4. mrwolf14
    mrwolf14 on Thu 7th Dec 2017 - 1 month 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
  5. MachinaMAN
    MachinaMAN on Thu 7th Dec 2017 - 1 month 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.
  6. Orlando51
    Orlando51 on Thu 7th Dec 2017 - 1 month 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
  7. StaticNomad
    StaticNomad on Wed 6th Dec 2017 - 1 month 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.
  8. danke
    danke on Tue 5th Dec 2017 - 1 month ago
    first to comment???

    MASTERPIECE!!!

    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

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