Tags : | Spoken Word | 8.51 MB

Description : Vst instruments (drums, synths, sax, keys, vocal fx from exhale, bass) and multi tracked slightly random guitar (in A flat) and feat some cut up readings from the work of Kurt Vonnegut

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  1. CINCOCENT
    CINCOCENT on Mon 27th Jun 2022 - 1 month ago

    Nice intro! I like spoken word.
    Great sax! This guy at first sounded a little like Al Pacino. So this guy's a philosopher? Great melody the synth acidty sound is brilliant

    pseudoble
    Reply by pseudoble

    Hey CC - Kurt Vonnegut was an american writer maybe best known for his fiction writing - he was an interesting guy and died about 15 years ago now - there's a newish documentary film called unstuck in time about his life and work - that was what made me revisit him and appropriate a few lines. Thanks for listening and the warm feedback

  2. kingmt77
    kingmt77 on Sun 26th Jun 2022 - 1 month ago

    pseudoble, so this hits hard. Strong content spoken, every name mentioned made my ears stand on edge on top of that excellent instrumentation. You captured the essence of meaningful expression! Faved my friend.

    Mark

    pseudoble
    Reply by pseudoble

    Thanks for listening Mark - im a thousand floor below you in the tower of song - ; )

  3. topclass
    topclass on Sun 26th Jun 2022 - 1 month ago

    I'm off to top myself now LOL cuz being alive is a cock of shit hahahahaha, you're funny man! but kinda interesting track I think

    pseudoble
    Reply by pseudoble

    Thanks for listening - yeah it's kind of black but given what goes down on the planet kind of true too : )

  4. Jynxz
    Jynxz on Sun 26th Jun 2022 - 1 month ago

    What's up Ian, no matter how long I'm away I know where to get my avant-garde music fix. I think the loose but tight feel of this track is very satisfying. The informative spoken word is icing on the cake.

    Great track. Faved..

    PEACE...

    pseudoble
    Reply by pseudoble

    Hey Jynxz - Im crazy busy but not dead yet - hope you are doing well. Thanks for the warm feedback mate - hope to listen to your new one as soon as I can

  5. Pnnywze
    Pnnywze on Sun 26th Jun 2022 - 1 month ago

    Yes sir, I sure will. I hadn't heard of that before. And read Sirens Of Titan, one of his best lesser known novels.

    pseudoble
    Reply by pseudoble

    Thanks for the tip

  6. Pnnywze
    Pnnywze on Sun 26th Jun 2022 - 1 month ago

    I was born in Indiana. Vonnegut is required reading lol. Really though, nice choice. I'm a fan of your song construction and especially the mood of this one.

    pseudoble
    Reply by pseudoble

    Go check out the new(ish)documentary film on Kurt - 'unstuck in time' - that was why he was in my mind - it was decades ago I read slaughter house five and breakfast of champions and Im not sure what else. He is an interesing character I enjoyed the film : )

  7. Pnnywze
    Pnnywze on Sat 25th Jun 2022 - 1 month ago

    The icing on This cake? Kurt Vonnegut. Chef's kiss.

    pseudoble
    Reply by pseudoble

    Thanks for listening : )

  8. crucethus
    crucethus on Sat 25th Jun 2022 - 1 month ago

    In response to BOD's comment, I completely agree with you on your approach. My music theory prof used to say learn the rules, then break them all you want. As long you can explain why you did it and it makes musical sense. This makes musical sense, good work.

    pseudoble
    Reply by pseudoble

    Thanks for listening mate and the warm feedback - and btw Ive equally learned a lot from your many posts and tips and willingness to share your knowledge and experience

  9. xstokes
    xstokes on Sat 25th Jun 2022 - 1 month ago

    i tell you, once there bookstores made to hear this in. kilgore was here. shoot me now. musing and really quite wroth you bookworm. ive been looking for a decent copy of r brautigans trout fishing in america, highly recd. and now i want to get my hands on kvs non-fiction stuff, much of that i havent read for some reason. this stunning subversiveness gets in my blood, brother!

    pseudoble
    Reply by pseudoble

    thanks buddy - recently saw the new(ish) doco on Kurt Vonnegut - worth watching - looking forward to hearing your new one

  10. Zootman
    Zootman on Fri 24th Jun 2022 - 1 month ago

    Super! The whole package just sounds mighty fine. I love your creativity, always so unique. I've read some Kurt back in the day, will have to check him again. I posted that track I sent you by the way, not featured, having trouble with the mix:(

    pseudoble
    Reply by pseudoble

    Thanks for the warm feedback mate - i'll go have a listen now to the track : )

  11. bringerofDOOM
    bringerofDOOM on Fri 24th Jun 2022 - 1 month ago

    I like the electricity sound, breaks the norms. You might consider rendering some of the MIDI to wavs. You can then stretch to twice or 4X the time (or the reverse) to get interesting sonic information (same with pitch transposition and stretching settings), or use them as an optional or additional layer with or without additional FX (or as a vocoding source, or as a sidechain information source).

    Sometime I will write MIDI, render it as a wav, and then use another MIDI content as reference points to place chops or sweeteners, using the rendered wav.

    Any combination of these kinds of tricks will exploit a larger palette without much effort or an increase in written content. In other words, efficient "tricks" for avant garde sounds.

    You can also render the entire song, so that you have a choppable master handy if you want global FX for a small part (like tailored reverb during a pause), without having to wire a bunch of busses into a premaster channel.

    Food for thought, faved, keep it up.

    pseudoble
    Reply by pseudoble

    Thanks Bod - I do like to try to find the boundary line and test it a little in the process of learning the software and crafting a track. I'm with you around bouncing the tracks to mostly bounce to audio and do + also double track usually more than half of my tracks, then treat them differently and pan them differently AND as I use mpc as daw I often use the half speed function - even doubled up which does as you suggest provide a quick pathway to alternative sounds that will fit with the original. I also like to add harmoniser, delay and or other effects, often on the last beat, hit or note of a phrase and blend them in a more or less subtle way. Thanks so much for your feedback to me and others I have found that your comments and ideas have been really helpful in my learning and experiments. In my other life my own work in therapy is based on building on what is already present and working and to try to pay attention to all of the elements that make up 'what works' and I think that attitude is helpful in tune craft too - whether it's for someone at your level of expertise or a relative novice like myself hey : ) Thanks Again

  12. BeatMaker4real
    BeatMaker4real on Fri 24th Jun 2022 - 1 month ago

    Very creative piece.
    Nice work.

    pseudoble
    Reply by pseudoble

    Thanks for listening and the warm feedback - much appreciated

  13. phantomproduction
    phantomproduction on Fri 24th Jun 2022 - 1 month ago

    hey! always in awe of so much inspiration! very good sound!
    good job man!
    Michael

    pseudoble
    Reply by pseudoble

    Thanks Michael - will give your new one a listen now - : )

  14. Killick
    Killick on Fri 24th Jun 2022 - 1 month ago

    Oh so that's what Vonnegut sounds like! Cool. Not quite I expected. The e-piano and sax sounds are perfect for this track, gives it a very jazzy, smokey, atmosphere. I actually disagree with V, I don't think the bass synth is too much. Though panning it around might be a cool effect. The combination of that and the instrument voices create the effect which makes the song unique.

    pseudoble
    Reply by pseudoble

    Hey Killick - thanks for the warm feedback - the electric piano is from Air - velvet - one of their presets then double tracked each track treated differently and panned left and right. The Vst sax is from decent sampler and there's lots of guitar in there too (with multitracked Neural DSP plugins on the guitars giving some lovely different sounds). The bass synth is from a modular synth present with some percs, there is another bass line using outlooks substance bass engine (as well as outlooks exhale) and then there is other percussion from Akai mpc drums ...

  15. Cyberflares
    Cyberflares on Thu 23rd Jun 2022 - 1 month ago

    great track ian im going to come bk to who it reminds me in the spoken words i forget the now anyway i enjoyed my listen cheers :)

    pseudoble
    Reply by pseudoble

    Thanks for listening and commenting mate - much appreciated
    : )

  16. endlessrain999
    endlessrain999 on Thu 23rd Jun 2022 - 1 month ago

    Cool spoken vocals...they flow perfectly with the track! Great overall track as well obviously...love those lofi piano!

    pseudoble
    Reply by pseudoble

    thanks for checking out the track and the warm feedback - much appreciated : )

  17. dimestop
    dimestop on Wed 22nd Jun 2022 - 1 month ago

    hey Ian, i really like this the spoken vocal is great the music and mix are delightful, i like the distorted bass, it adds texture to the melodic charm, but like ValveDriver its distracting playing right through i would also chop it up, 2-3 smaller sections maybe run a fade in and a fade out on the sample or an envelope to dampen it so its not in your face so much. but i love your creativity and always pushing the boundaries and delivering original material, you are becoming the DON on spoken too mate, just that tweak for me, but again personal choice only dictating my judgement, keep being you mate

    pseudoble
    Reply by pseudoble

    Thanks for the warm feedback mate - see reply to V for the work around required for the distorted bass sound ; )

  18. ValveDriver
    ValveDriver on Wed 22nd Jun 2022 - 1 month ago

    I love the sax and the Rhodes in this! They definitely create a chilled atmosphere. Overall, it almost has a bit of an Angelo Badalamenti vibe.
    I like it. I think, though, that the distorted bass synth in the background being played through the entire thing is a little distracting. It makes it difficult to hear the cymbals and tambourine. I would chop it up and place it in more strategic areas in the spaces between, ya know? Or, if not that, then bring it down in the mix and pan it back and forth. But, that's just my opinion. Take it for what it's worth. Either way, it's a piece to be proud of.

    Take care.
    V.

    pseudoble
    Reply by pseudoble

    Hey - thanks for that - already played around with that sound a bit and wasnt happy with the result but I do agree. Part of the issue is that the track was built around it and its a modular synth that is constructed as a multi - so it has bass and perc's and a lot of the background rhythm goes when I cut it up - so I'd need to reconstruct that (pain in the arse) never mind hey - move on to the next experiment : )

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