Vindictive Illusions

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With this one I aimed to make something more sombre and tense. Creepy dischords and a moody progression will do that.

OH HEY industrial producers, you should totally check out the Grumblebum VST from Tweakbench, it's excellent for synthesing harsh noises from otherwise benign sources. I use it pretty much all the time and this is no exception (beefy synth kick/bassline, backbeat noise and various other noises).

Completed from start to finish in under 4 hours. Phew! :D

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Really loved the heavy scratchiness of it. Downloaded.

Great Job!


I'd consider this a soft-core industrial electronic (fyi, don't take that as a sign of it being bad, just means its overtone is slower to reach the crescendo and has a lower/soft crunchy pitch that's expected in the industrial), not a big fan but this is still well orchestrated.

Might as well add, don't say how long it took you to make unless asked, to me, that's a bit more on the professional side. Goes back to the "Quality > Quantity" saying. You could spend 10 minutes on a song and it be great, where as you could spend 6 hours and it comes out sounding like crap (which is why you don't see any submissions from me :3).

midimachine responds:

Hey, thanks for the review! Soft is something I think I'm better at.

Thanks for your concern about professionalism and stuff. I know exactly what you mean. I thought it was worth mentioning considering that it was a single stint. Just me sitting down, saying "you know what, I'm going to make a track right now" and doing it. Having said that, I wouldn't tell everyone how long it took me to make each song on a commercial release unless it had some sort of significance with the album concept or something. Now I'm just rambling so thanks again for the kind words!


This would be dope with some kind ass rapping over it I think. Like dark shit.

midimachine responds:

thanks dude :)


I very enjoyed the song. You are a good musician dude.
5/5 10/10

midimachine responds:

Thanks for the kind words :)

Sounds Like Year Zero

You done good XD. It's a tad plodding without lyrics or something else going in there, some good hook, but the sounds and that pulsing bass are really really good. The backing, droning synths are really good too.

Credits & Info


4.77 / 5.00

Mar 20, 2009
11:36 PM EDT
File Info
6.1 MB
4 min 28 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.