HM - Rocket To The Stars

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htcnext2
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356 posts since 3 Jul, 2017 from Austria

Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:19 am

Last edited by htcnext2 on Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:50 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Bansaw
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797 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: HM - Rocket To The stars

Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:52 am

Some very nice parts to this song - good variety.
Liked the ethnic plucks at 1:47>
pretty good subtle vocals adds a human touch,
and some good rhythmic elements too.
I'm still trying to work out if I like how the song ends or not.
Overall, v.good. :tu:

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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15016 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: HM - Rocket To The stars

Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:09 am

It's got one of those sound profiles where it's like there's a party happening next-door or in the basement. Kept waiting for the veil to be lifted, to really open it up and let it breathe. And just at the moment it could've happened you chose to break it down. The hi-hat in the last third does give it a little more perspective, but...

That being said, I do like the feel of it :tu:

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wagtunes
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Re: HM - Rocket To The stars

Post Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:03 am

Wasn't sure what to expect with that title. I did a song "Rocket To The Stars" years ago that sounds nothing like this. That's for sure. :lol:

Anyway, low end seems a little muddy to my ears listening in headphones. Mix also sounds a little boxy in places. Nothing horrible. Just noticeable.

Musically, a bit minimal but strangely not dull. It's an odd piece for sure. Nothing like what I expected.

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htcnext2
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356 posts since 3 Jul, 2017 from Austria

Re: HM - Rocket To The stars

Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:37 am

Bansaw wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:52 am
Some very nice parts to this song - good variety.
Liked the ethnic plucks at 1:47>
pretty good subtle vocals adds a human touch,
and some good rhythmic elements too.
I'm still trying to work out if I like how the song ends or not.
Overall, v.good. :tu:
thank you for listening! the four to the flour beat makes the track a bit predictable, not usually my style, just for another try. :wink:

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htcnext2
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356 posts since 3 Jul, 2017 from Austria

Re: HM - Rocket To The stars

Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:39 am

el-bo (formerly ebow) wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:09 am
It's got one of those sound profiles where it's like there's a party happening next-door or in the basement. Kept waiting for the veil to be lifted, to really open it up and let it breathe. And just at the moment it could've happened you chose to break it down. The hi-hat in the last third does give it a little more perspective, but...

That being said, I do like the feel of it :tu:
You are right, the sound is overall a little taken back, not going for the big hit :hihi: but thanks for commenting and listening!

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htcnext2
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356 posts since 3 Jul, 2017 from Austria

Re: HM - Rocket To The stars

Post Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:43 am

wagtunes wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:03 am
Wasn't sure what to expect with that title. I did a song "Rocket To The Stars" years ago that sounds nothing like this. That's for sure. :lol:

Anyway, low end seems a little muddy to my ears listening in headphones. Mix also sounds a little boxy in places. Nothing horrible. Just noticeable.

Musically, a bit minimal but strangely not dull. It's an odd piece for sure. Nothing like what I expected.
Thank you Wagtunes, you are right with that 'minimal' connotation, I tried to reanimate the late 90's style of german minimal techno of the likes of Basic Channel, Maurizio, etc. I also used loops recorded with Audiomulch in an hopefully not usual way. :phones:

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seismic1
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9295 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Re: HM - Rocket To The Stars

Post Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:00 pm

It's got quite a "deep" vibe with the sounds used being biased towards the low/mid freq range. I was imagining a sensory deprivation tank or maybe anaesthetic as a possibly inspiration. Nice atmosphere, and some interesting sounds/loops

I was confused by the "Explicit" indicator on SoundCloud.

Good work :)

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htcnext2
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356 posts since 3 Jul, 2017 from Austria

Re: HM - Rocket To The Stars

Post Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:03 am

seismic1 wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:00 pm
It's got quite a "deep" vibe with the sounds used being biased towards the low/mid freq range. I was imagining a sensory deprivation tank or maybe anaesthetic as a possibly inspiration. Nice atmosphere, and some interesting sounds/loops

I was confused by the "Explicit" indicator on SoundCloud.

Good work :)
Thank you for listening, seismic1. The explicit indicator refers to the picture, which contains some elements, that may not be consumable or usual or even bearable. These are just signs of my local experiences, as the photo was taken in the neighborhood..

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Benedict
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3104 posts since 5 Mar, 2004 from Gold Coast Australia

Re: HM - Rocket To The Stars

Post Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:37 pm

I like that the mix eschews the common dancefloor formulas, this removes us to the place that you paint. Quite what that is I don't get on first listen but it is compelling all the same.

I'll note my usual complaint of lack of melody, but otherwise it is good work indeed.

:-)

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Frantz
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5230 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: HM - Rocket To The Stars

Post Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:28 pm

Mysterious and intriguing. Pleasantly unpredictable. :tu:

I wasn't crazy about the lo-fi mix with the thumping kick.

fastlanephil
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Re: HM - Rocket To The Stars

Post Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:48 pm

I guess I’d call it quirky IDM. It does a good job of maintaining interest with just enough strangeness.

A good one.

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htcnext2
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356 posts since 3 Jul, 2017 from Austria

Re: HM - Rocket To The Stars

Post Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:29 am

Benedict wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:37 pm
I like that the mix eschews the common dancefloor formulas, this removes us to the place that you paint. Quite what that is I don't get on first listen but it is compelling all the same.

I'll note my usual complaint of lack of melody, but otherwise it is good work indeed.

:-)
Thanks, Benedict. :)

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htcnext2
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356 posts since 3 Jul, 2017 from Austria

Re: HM - Rocket To The Stars

Post Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:31 am

Frantz wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:28 pm
Mysterious and intriguing. Pleasantly unpredictable. :tu:

I wasn't crazy about the lo-fi mix with the thumping kick.
Thank you for listening! You are right with the 'mud' in the lower areas. I just wanted to give the mix some kind of warmth in an analogue style..

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htcnext2
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Re: HM - Rocket To The Stars

Post Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:33 am

fastlanephil wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:48 pm
I guess I’d call it quirky IDM. It does a good job of maintaining interest with just enough strangeness.

A good one.
Thank you, fastlanephil. Appreciate your comment and listening.

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