Compo Status :: Round 89 Voting :: Ended 2015-01-29 00:00:00 *CST () :: 7 Votes

information overflow by iddy

Round 67
Author iddy
Title information overflow
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Filesize 1234KB
Score 5, 3, 3, 3, 2, 1Total Points: 17 (6 Votes)
1st Place Vote5 Points2nd Place Vote4 Points3rd Place Vote3 Points4th Place Vote2 Points5th Place Vote1 point

Authors' Notes

A very rushed industrial experiment. Uses only MrTramp VST and samples, with plenty of over-the-top FX.

Made in Buzz build 1464. For anyone interested in opening it up, I recommend setting the sequence view to 52 rows per block to be able to see all of the patterns, as they have unusual lengths (all multiples of 26 rows).

Apologies in advance for the lack of polish, it really was rushed, but interesting enough to share as it is :)


Comment by Shadowbane on 2012-06-21 01:04:45

I have no idea what is going on with the rhythms but I like it :D

Only real criticism is that it seems to end rather abruptly.

I kind of want to download buzz so I can open this up and look at the patterns.

Comment by organic_io on 2012-06-21 09:48:54

1-2-3-4-5-6-1-2-3-4-5-6-7 ... Time signature is 13/8, correct?
Really really cool stuff. I always love rhythmic experimentation. This is quite a bit different from a lot of your previous stuff, more atmosphere based instead of melody based. But I'm really liking the distorted guitar riffs, the rhythm, and the overall vibe of this. What I feel could be improved is: The drum processing, currently the drums sound a bit dry and lifeless. I think giving them some more EQ and possibly compression could bring them forward more in the mix and really make this an outstanding piece.
Really fantastic stuff man, I love it :) This is gonna be REALLY hard to vote this round!!!

Comment by organic_io on 2012-06-21 09:49:49

Incidentally, the chords in the chorus on my song this round were inspired by Pearl Jam "Low Light", which alternates between 13/8 and 12/8. :)

Comment by iddy on 2012-06-21 10:48:48

It sure is 13/8 time :) Each part is written as 6 + 3 + 4 beats.

I've had to do my tracking at pretty low levels lately, I've just recently moved and can't make as much noise here! (At least not really early in the morning, when I worked on this one ;) At the level I'm listening on this system, the drums actually stand out in front of the rest of the mix (once the second layer of drums comes in).. but things do sound really different when they're down low :)

Comment by Sallecta on 2012-06-21 14:54:55

This is the story about the one overflowed with information/problems.

The overflowed one -------- Distorted Guitar
The world around ----------- Break beat

Watch in your imagination
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Summer 2012

Comment by organic_io on 2012-06-21 16:39:52


Comment by hexmode on 2012-06-22 16:13:57

A really nice track, with very soulful melodies and chords.

That's a great sound on the distorted lead that you got.

I like the granular effect on the drums, fits the track well.. maybe need more punch though? Not sure how one would go about doing that though .. :)

Comment by tenfour on 2012-06-23 14:17:07

Cool atmosphere. I like how the rough distorted melody "presses" at the listener, instead of stabbing and jabbing rhythms, it's a long flow. Shoegaze electronica? It's true that the drum track is not as impressive as the lead, but it's still pretty damn good; the lead sets a very high standard. The way the song gets heavier and heavier really works well - can be hard to do that kind of thing in a tracker.

Comment by Airmann on 2012-06-25 18:41:05

Another tune with unusual / interesting beat. Have I missed a hidden goal of this round ?
Mixingwise: some freqs are IMO a bit too dominant - especially the distored lead. Maybe some hi/lowpass would help ? Maybe also some compression.
Though it's a bit short, it's indeed an interesting piece.

Comment by chunter on 2012-06-26 20:40:12

The distortions in this are great, because although they layer on top of each other they don't squash each other and the notes beneath the dirt remain legible. Well done.

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