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Hermit Recluse

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I started making this tune about a week ago, it's the first complete track I've made in a year (last year I had another track akin to this but also lost the finalized version in a reformat), and my first released track in almost two years. I think I've gotten a little better since last time :X

Lost the secondary hard drive containing most of the work files for this piece so it will remain unfinished. It's another rough, rhythm driven piece of which I added Beastie Boys acapellas to legitimize the lack of melody.

Things I still had to do included:
Finish second and last drum section
Finish vocals w/ Vox for last drum section
Consider possible melody (though unnecessary because it's hard hitting like Anton)
And of course, a complete remaster of sounds.

Would recommend:
Speakers /w bass pumped

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Yes yes

What the KB said about its introworthiness. Sounds to me like it's building up to some sort of super dirty slowmo amen breakdown, but I try to add an amen to everything so ignore that :3

I'd kill to hear a full length tune made out of this though, could see myself throwing it into a mix to confuse the fuck out of the party people and make the audiophiles bob their heads. That's right, I just called you an elitist. And I mean that in the best way possible.

Keep it up

Erkie responds:

sankyou. Hopefully if it's ever played live it'll be party friendly :O.

Industrial Solvents....

Really like the sub-bass, use of reverbs and spacious mix in this. I'm also a big fan of the static and slight industrial feel, you could use this piece as an intro to a full-on breakbeat style assult utilizing that full bass sound as the main driving point of the track. Apt that you mentioned Chris Clark in the review for my trk as I feel that this could sound great leading into his style of beat glitching off his 'Empty The Bones Of You' album, something akin to Indigo Optimus. I could also hear this having a long building ambient intro, featuring the sounds used
gradually becoming more layered up to the point where the bass drops in and this trk takes over.
My only minor gripe with this is the BB vox in there, I'm not sure they're entirley necessary as I think there's enough going on to hold attention without them.
Cool stuff.

Erkie responds:

Thanks KB

Good luck with the EP.

Yeah, nice one!

Cool effects and sounds xD

crazy, amon tobin - yeah it does kinda sound like him at the beginning

ps woah, nice line-up of reviewers ^^

Erkie responds:



haha, fuck yeah. I love experimental work like this. It reminds me of everything we listen to in my time media class. Since it's more of an abstract piece there's not a lot I could say in terms of what you could do better. Just keep doing it. Whatever it is you do. Do it with all your heart and soul.

Erkie responds:

aye capn


Reminds me a bit of amon tobin. Although it seems like your intention is to be all over the place, a repetitive backing beat would complement the eccentric noises. It's really cool though, don't get me wrong... probably one of the most interesting things I've heard on ng.

Erkie responds:

If I had completed the drum work I definitely would've woven both styles together, the first is very sharp and the second has much more depth and manipulative bass.

thanks d00d

Credits & Info


4.83 / 5.00

Apr 16, 2009
6:58 PM EDT
File Info
1.2 MB
1 min 17 sec

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