LivingInSilence

LivingInSilence

aka Distibiant
  • From : Brisbane, Australia
  • Joined : Mon 21st Apr 2014, 8 years ago

Comments 1 - 25 of 31
  1. BadRadio
    BadRadio on Mon 1st Oct 2018 - 3 years ago
    Commented on Distibiant - The Floor is Lava by LivingInSilence

    noice

  2. HowardDuggan
    HowardDuggan on Mon 2nd Jan 2017 - 5 years ago
    Commented on Distibiant - The Floor is Lava by LivingInSilence

    Perfect background for a chess tournament video!

  3. niggafye
    niggafye on Tue 13th Oct 2015 - 6 years ago
    Commented on Pushing Away ft Kyle Monroe by LivingInSilence

    great

  4. dzimadafaka
    dzimadafaka on Mon 7th Sep 2015 - 6 years ago
    Commented on Pushing Away ft Kyle Monroe by LivingInSilence

    nice mix

  5. djmaddafaka
    djmaddafaka on Thu 9th Jul 2015 - 6 years ago
    Commented on Pushing Away ft Kyle Monroe by LivingInSilence

    Nice track, Support!

  6. Modnex
    Modnex on Thu 21st May 2015 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Pushing Away ft Kyle Monroe by LivingInSilence

    I've heard a few other tracks with this same acapella in it. I think I'll put yours up there in the top five of the ones I heard. You did a great job in making the vocals fit perfectly with the beat you've made. Not many can do that, so I give you props there. In all I enjoyed this track, nice work here!

    LivingInSilence
    Reply by LivingInSilence

    Sorry i'm a bit late with the reply.
    Whenever i'm using other peoples vocals I always try my best to carry on whatever mood I feel like they're trying to deliver and I feel this went pretty well.
    But anyway thanks for listening and i'm glad you liked it.
    peace.

  7. cameleonu
    cameleonu on Thu 21st May 2015 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Pushing Away ft Kyle Monroe by LivingInSilence

    nice work

  8. tuttinoidovesiamo
    tuttinoidovesiamo on Thu 21st May 2015 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Pushing Away ft Kyle Monroe by LivingInSilence

    very nice

  9. Eighteen
    Eighteen on Tue 28th Apr 2015 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Distibiant - The Floor is Lava by LivingInSilence

    Nice awesome groove man! :D
    I like it !

    ~Eighteen

  10. StaticNomad
    StaticNomad on Tue 28th Apr 2015 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Distibiant - The Floor is Lava by LivingInSilence

    Yo.

    I'm really just commenting to say that I'm very much enjoying listening to this one again.

    I couldn't tell from your track description if you've updated it (eg in the last two weeks) and I'm not sure if I'm hearing anything other than before when I reviewed it.

    So, it's a rare review from me as I don't have much more to add on previous reviews. But I think it's worth saying that, a couple of months later, it still sounds great to me.
    I'd be very interested to know how people's views might change/progress over time listening to my music. I'm sure that would happen quite a bit. Maybe it does with most music.

    But for that to happen, I'd have to get round to releasing some goddamn material as I have so much of it. Probably about 12-14 albums now.

    Big congrats again on a pumping, well mixed track.

    Oh look - in the end I did say a fair bit. I just can't help it...

  11. SHWAK
    SHWAK on Tue 17th Mar 2015 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Distibiant - The Floor is Lava by LivingInSilence

    nice!

  12. StaticNomad
    StaticNomad on Wed 4th Mar 2015 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Distibiant - The Floor is Lava by LivingInSilence

    Yo again, Outdoors Chap.

    I have no idea what 'dubstairs' is. No doubt just your little dubstep joke, which I like. Probably more than I like most dubstep, though I'm talking more about the type of harsh, growling dubstep people obsess over. You know the kind - no actual dub in there. Original dubstep, which is just a wobbling progression of dub, is actually pretty cool.

    But this sort of unmusical, effects-obsessed, histrionic stuff that's always brickwall mastered I find pretty damn horrible.

    You can hear some dubstep-style bass wobbling (LFO automation) in my track A Little Bit Of Infinity but it's a very musical piece rather than just someone wobbling away because they have no other, more musical elements to add.

    https://www.looperman.com/tracks/detail/164118

    Anyway, yes I can see the track was built around the bass. That's quite common and how I also often work. No, "cute" synth seems pretty good. But go ahead and modify it or switch it out for another if you think you can do better. If you think you can do better, you probably can.

    Yes, sub time is good. I'd like to get more sub stuff into my music but it can be tricky. I think it might work best if you leave things sparser on top of the sub. So, maybe have sub and then higher frequency stuff so not much midrange. Just a theory - I'm not a technical sound guy whatsoever.

    I'd prefer to hear you do something with fat grooves that isn't just a club track (I know you can). I tend to find that more musical and interesting. Club tracks have to be very good for me not to be bored. I wasn't bored with this one (I prefer Klokwerk) but I'd probably rather the elements were used as a fat groove 80-110 BPM thing. Just my preference.

    Take care.

  13. AZZYKO
    AZZYKO on Sat 28th Feb 2015 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Distibiant - The Floor is Lava by LivingInSilence

    I haven't heard this sick electro bass in mainstream house for a while, and I didn't regret when I clicked the play button. Really nice job :)

  14. Spivkurl
    Spivkurl on Fri 27th Feb 2015 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Distibiant - The Floor is Lava by LivingInSilence

    Hey, this is pretty cool! Definitely has a dubstep edge, even with it's "full time" rhythms. Anymore, I can take or leave dubstep, but hearing elements of the style used in a creative way is generally enjoyable. I'm not sure what you meant by the "blocky noises"... It's hard to tell why you would experience this on looperman only with your songs. It's possible that there is minor clipping and looperman's streaming method is more sensitive to this??? don't know. Very much a club sort of feel to this, and while I've never been a clubber, I can appreciate the vibes... after all I have been a high roller at times. The last section is quite potent. How's the hardware transition going? Good song man!

  15. squirrel666
    squirrel666 on Thu 26th Feb 2015 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Distibiant - The Floor is Lava by LivingInSilence

    sweet track man loving the beat

  16. RealProblemShuckers
    RealProblemShuckers on Wed 25th Feb 2015 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Distibiant - The Floor is Lava by LivingInSilence

    I like it! Does need more work from the percussion side of things; but you can fix that.

    Keep it up!

    -R.P.S

    LivingInSilence
    Reply by LivingInSilence

    Lol yeah I always struggled to get the drums right.
    But thanks! :)

  17. StaticNomad
    StaticNomad on Wed 25th Feb 2015 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Distibiant - The Floor is Lava by LivingInSilence

    Greetings.

    More solid dance stuff from you. I like it but don't love it. But then I'm not exactly a house guy so nothing for you to worry about.

    First synths are quite compelling and almost "cute". Bassline is strong and gets filtered a bit later to become prominent. Drums are dry and tight. No criticism of them

    1:00 and it's sub time! Lead synth gets much cooler. The little effected bits just before the start of the new bar are especially cool.

    Drumless breakdown and then the rise back into same as before, with added percussion to move things forward a bit.

    2:28 and it's getting more dubsteppy. People love that kind of stuff.

    Not that uch new stuff after that for me to comment on (apart from some strings). But it's decent dance stuff that will definitely get people moving. I wouldn't actively listen to it at home but I'd be happy for it to be playing.

    Just some of my thoughts though I can't imagine they're of much use.

    LivingInSilence
    Reply by LivingInSilence

    Hi Static! Thanks for the critique.

    I'm glad you like it (even if you don't love it). From what I remember the bassline was the first thing I made, building everything else around it, so I guess it's the star of the show. I'm starting to feel the "cute" synth doesn't quite fit in, it's one of very few digital synths in their so maybe that's why?

    at 1:00 (sub time!) I pulled that off a lot better than I expected. It's not even that good but I use to struggle a lot with kicks and subs so I wasn't expecting much from myself when it came to that part. Someone said I "need more work from the percussion side of things" yet you don't seem to have a problem with them so hopefully it's just a personal taste thing.

    and yeah 2:28 was originally going to be my master plan in turning the track into dubsteps/dubstairs but I scratched that idea coz it's silly.

    Anyway thanks again for listening, i'm gonna try and break away from the 'dance' thing next time coz I know you're not a house guy (never preferred the indoors myself).

    Cheers man!

  18. markrobert63
    markrobert63 on Sun 22nd Feb 2015 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Hypnotize - Featuring Steelyvibe by LivingInSilence

    Nice stuff mate love the subtle build after the vocal. Good work mate

    Mark

    LivingInSilence
    Reply by LivingInSilence

    Thanks Mark. Glad I could please your head meats by gently inserting my noises into your earholes. :)

  19. joecramer
    joecramer on Fri 13th Feb 2015 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Hypnotize - Featuring Steelyvibe by LivingInSilence

    Hello Living in silence

    I realy wonder why not more people commented on this track.
    It is realy a very dreamy and relaxed track. Maybe a bit to dreamy for the "normal" house fans???

    I think you done it in a good way.

    I love the transit to part 2, You managed it realy nice. Here voice sounds cool ( but i cant get what she sings).

    stay tuned
    joe

    LivingInSilence
    Reply by LivingInSilence

    Hi Joe

    Thanks for the kind words, i'm glad you liked the track. I guess this is the result of me starting on a house track and then halfway through going "Nah, I wanna make trance", and so proceeded to completely change the genre in the second half.

    And to be honest, even I don't know what the lyrics are, I don't even know if it's English. I just thought they'd fit well so I ran with it. :D

    Peace. And thanks again.

  20. Spivkurl
    Spivkurl on Fri 13th Feb 2015 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Hypnotize - Featuring Steelyvibe by LivingInSilence

    Been working on a house sort of track in the last day or two, so I was happy to find house on your page! It really isn't a big favorite for me as far as genres go, but I can appreciate what it has to offer. You've built up a pretty dynamic mix here, with the dips and peaks and all. This is a fun one to hear, and I guess it would probably be good in a club. Great work!

    LivingInSilence
    Reply by LivingInSilence

    Sorry I'm a bit late to reply. I don't recall hearing any house tracks by you so I'll be very interested to hear that turns out, should be good!
    Also thanks for your kind words. I'm glad you said "I guess it would probably be good in a club". I'm not convinced that this particular song is club-worthy, but since I started working on this track I've been trying my best to make something that I wouldn't be embarrassed to play in a club so to have someone say that is very encouraging.

    Thanks much/ peace/ have a good day!
    -Dist

  21. psi9
    psi9 on Thu 22nd Jan 2015 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Hypnotize - Featuring Steelyvibe by LivingInSilence

    nice...i was not expecting that bass,s!ck mang

    LivingInSilence
    Reply by LivingInSilence

    Thanks for listening, i'm glad you like it.

  22. Riest
    Riest on Sat 3rd Jan 2015 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Klokwerk by LivingInSilence

    Nice one

  23. AnalogDisc
    AnalogDisc on Sat 27th Dec 2014 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Klokwerk by LivingInSilence

    Nice one! I think everyone mentioned what is good about it so nothing to tell... For me this is a nice house and electronica fusion! Keep up like this! Cheers!

  24. StaticNomad
    StaticNomad on Sat 27th Dec 2014 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Klokwerk by LivingInSilence

    Yo again.

    Indeed I did miss your wonderful conversation about snow tubing, whatever that is. Send me a link or reproduce it here if you think Id like it.

    When I said "computer game shit", I didnt mean it was actually shit, more like just stuff. Im sure you didnt think I meant it was shit. I also doubt your last EP was shit but I havent heard it. So it could be. Maybe you should go back and polish that turd.

    bassline took longer to compose than anything else

    Yes, I can hear lots of careful work going on with that.

    My work is largely about groove so getting bass and drums tight can take a while. And getting them really good allows me to play other instruments much better off them. If the groove is cool, it inspires much better playing whereas if things are too messy, the guitar playing, for instance, can seem to clash with the bass and drums foundation.

    I needed to make sure it didn't get boring no matter how many times it was played

    Thats always my aim. This track has lots of energy and isnt too long. I could have done with some new stuff in the second half but I wouldnt say it gets boring, just that I didnt have much to pick out to comment on.

    Yes, raise the level of the time is a part so that we can actually hear the line. Right now all I can hear is the bitch.

    your probs my best source of constructive criticism

    No problem. I pretty much do the same for everyone one I review on here. If I like something, I see it as my duty to explain why rather than just single or double sentence nice track bro-ing. Way too much of that round here. If somethings good, I think of the amount of time and care someone has spent on it and try to recognise that and point out the good details, as well as the bad/could be better.

    I always tend to think that its pretty irrelevant if some anonymous person on the internet just says they like your track whereas that same anonymous person giving such actual detail about different sections can be quite valuable. And when you know a commenters music, it can be quite interesting to see what they liked or didnt like.

    Congrats again on your evolving sound.

    LivingInSilence
    Reply by LivingInSilence

    Haha, yeah I got that you meant "stuff". But even if you did mean "shit" I wouldn't disagree.

    "My work is largely about groove so getting bass and drums tight can take a while."
    I actually use a groove sequencer as my DAW, which works pretty well for house. Every song starts off as a single phrase and once I've got something awesome I can then work out what I need to do to get to it in a way that shows it off as much as possible. Once that's over I then have to figure out a way to do it again but with even more impact than the first time, so for example I did that on this track by adding strings.

    I've realized this isn't the best way of working so I'm trying to figure out better ways of doing that. The song i'm working on now for example very subtly evolves. While it may seem repetitive, if you skipped back and forth between the start and end you'd find the song has changed more than you may have thought.

    Also, I must admit I've done the nice track bro thing quite a bit. I try to justify it by saying that I don't think i'm a good enough producer to be handing out advice but that's just a bullshit excuse, I need to stop being lazy. :/

    Anyway, thanks again for your comments! :)

  25. Spivkurl
    Spivkurl on Fri 26th Dec 2014 - 7 years ago
    Commented on Klokwerk by LivingInSilence

    Hey, friend, I'm digging this track thoroughly! I find myself intrigued by the mechanical sampling you've done here. Can't say I've heard much of that going on in tracks, especially in recent years. Sounds pretty cool to me. Do you care to explain how you are recording these objects you put together? I'm listening in headphones, so keep that in mind... It seems like the bass is a bit in the background in the heavier parts of the tracks, though maybe it's totally intentional. I liked the vocal bits very much, and I'm thinking they could be a bit more prominent as well. Overall I really enjoyed the song, in fact it's probably one of my faves as far as house tunes go. You have your own style, and I respect that!

    LivingInSilence
    Reply by LivingInSilence

    Thanks. To be honest I need better recording equipment. I have a little AKG condenser mic and I just put it in an acoustic-treated box with whatever i'm recording. The quality isn't great but I just EQ as much or as little as I feel is necessary. Also, everything I do IS intentional but that doesn't necessarily mean I made the right decision. I have two bass lines running so I duplicated one and panned the duplicates slightly left and right to widen it and keep it away from the other bass line (which made it feel further away). I personally don't mind it but if it sounds weird i'll see if I can work out something else.
    Anyway thanks again for your comment and input on the forum and i'm glad you enjoyed the song! :)

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