Blindcrake — "Blueshift" (ambient/guitar/electronic)

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swartzfeger
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160 posts since 18 Feb, 2011 from Hawaii

Post Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:59 pm

Hi all, new tune I pulled together today in Bitwig... some ambient/post-rock-ish guitar on top of a kick and sub I crafted along with some shifting pads. Thanks for listening and hope you enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/blindcrake/blueshift

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wagtunes
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17661 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Re: Blindcrake — "Blueshift" (ambient/guitar/electronic)

Post Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:50 am

My Feedback

Music - 6
Instruments - 7
Performance - 7
Mix - 8

Overall - 7

Comments: So I'm listening and listening and 1:30 in I can see that it's just the same guitar riff over and over. Needs to go somewhere but it doesn't. And if it does down the road it's way too late. At 2:15 I'm bored stiff. By now, I've turned the station off. Mix is decent but needs an actual song to go along with it.

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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15292 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: Blindcrake — "Blueshift" (ambient/guitar/electronic)

Post Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:12 am

Seems a bit congested in the lows, but I quite like the overall ambience. My biggest issue is with the use of the bass drum for hits where a different drum would likely work better. And if you didn't want to include higher frequency from e.g a snare, maybe it would be worth removing some of the bass hit, using the remaining hits to act more as more of an anchor than they do currently.

swartzfeger
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160 posts since 18 Feb, 2011 from Hawaii

Re: Blindcrake — "Blueshift" (ambient/guitar/electronic)

Post Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:42 pm

wagtunes wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:50 am
My Feedback

By now, I've turned the station off. Mix is decent but needs an actual song to go along with it.
el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:12 am
Seems a bit congested in the lows, but I quite like the overall ambience.
Thanks both for your feedback, appreciated!

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seismic1
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9319 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Re: Blindcrake — "Blueshift" (ambient/guitar/electronic)

Post Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:12 pm

I quite liked the combination of the dry kick with the warm bass and its contrast with the delayed/reverbed guitar. Decidedly diaphanous.

Good work :)

experimental.crow
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6049 posts since 9 Mar, 2003 from the bridge of sighs

Re: Blindcrake — "Blueshift" (ambient/guitar/electronic)

Post Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:38 pm

PG 1543+489 ...

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swartzfeger
KVRist
160 posts since 18 Feb, 2011 from Hawaii

Re: Blindcrake — "Blueshift" (ambient/guitar/electronic)

Post Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:55 pm

seismic1 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:12 pm
I quite liked the combination of the dry kick with the warm bass and its contrast with the delayed/reverbed guitar. Decidedly diaphanous.

Good work :)
experimental.crow wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:38 pm
PG 1543+489 ...

:clap:
Thank you both... :)

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Bansaw
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803 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: Blindcrake — "Blueshift" (ambient/guitar/electronic)

Post Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:40 pm

Kind of music you might listen to after a long days work, dinner, then look out of the window of your hi-rise flat and contemplate life.

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Benedict
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3132 posts since 5 Mar, 2004 from Gold Coast Australia

Re: Blindcrake — "Blueshift" (ambient/guitar/electronic)

Post Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:05 pm

Personally, I find the Drums in these otherwise Ambient pieces really undo the feeling of letting go that the piece otherwise seems to suggest. Drums can be releasing but when they are rigid loops with an emphasis on the midset of EDM & Hip Hop, they ground the piece instead of letting it soar somewhere. I too would like some melodic or narrative development.

:-)

swartzfeger
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160 posts since 18 Feb, 2011 from Hawaii

Re: Blindcrake — "Blueshift" (ambient/guitar/electronic)

Post Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:08 pm

Bansaw wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:40 pm
Kind of music you might listen to after a long days work, dinner, then look out of the window of your hi-rise flat and contemplate life.
Thanks!
Benedict wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:05 pm
Personally, I find the Drums in these otherwise Ambient pieces really undo the feeling of letting go that the piece otherwise seems to suggest. Drums can be releasing but when they are rigid loops with an emphasis on the midset of EDM & Hip Hop, they ground the piece instead of letting it soar somewhere. I too would like some melodic or narrative development.
Benedict, thanks for the thoughtful reply; I don't disagree with you, and I'm not much of an EDM or hip hop fan at all style-wise but I guess I do enjoy the 'sound' from time to time. I agree with the rigid loop comment but I guess being an old progressive rock guy and loving odd meters (I think the loop is 13/8 but I'd have to go back and count it) so the repetition didn't bother me... and as you noted, sometimes with my more ambient pieces I lean toward repetition/ostinato stuff (or maybe it's creative laziness!).

Thanks again for your comment and listening. :)

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vurt
addled muppet weed
54886 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Blindcrake — "Blueshift" (ambient/guitar/electronic)

Post Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:37 am

i enjoyed it, very mellow.
a soaring, sigur ros type solo over it would be nice maybe?

as for the drums, id wash them out in reverb personally. but then i don't like drums :lol:
(well, they have their place obviously, just not in my studio).

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biodiode
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575 posts since 23 Sep, 2003 from UK

Re: Blindcrake — "Blueshift" (ambient/guitar/electronic)

Post Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:22 pm

Nice mellow, ambient track, which I enjoyed listening to as I surfed around the internet. Drums are a little monotonous and could have done with blending a touch more with the track. That aside - nice job.
Check out more of my work at https://www.adrianearnshaw.com where you will find tips, tricks on the blog and more of my compositions.

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Benedict
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3132 posts since 5 Mar, 2004 from Gold Coast Australia

Re: Blindcrake — "Blueshift" (ambient/guitar/electronic)

Post Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:08 pm

vurt wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:37 am
I don't like drums :lol:
(well, they have their place obviously, just not in my studio).
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