[tf] Soul Crazy

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This probably one of my most ambitious projects to date as I tried to delve a bit into club music with this one, making a swell after the verse for four bars into the chorus. I made the chorus and verses play different moods to portray the idea of the soul being brought down by everyday life (verse), and the soul's need to release and let go every once and a while (chorus). Enjoy!

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A juicy steak amongst a sea of meatloaf

I'm tired of listening to generic, shoddily made electronic music on NG. It just seems that the really talented artists kind of skip over the part of their musical ventures where they release to open source sites and go straight to the part where they make money. So we listeners/reviewers on NG are left with the amateurs and wannabes to coax them in the right direction to musical perfection...often without success. I just had to say that because i want you to understand just how much of a pleasure it was to jam out and dance to your song and almost punt my cat out the open window on accident here for a few minutes until i plunge myself back into the void of blandness.

Now a few specific things. I have not been using synths and other VSTs enough to recognize when someone is using factory presets, but i can guess because usually they are not of the best quality and pretty shallow. Your instruments are intricate and have depth and motion to them that make it easy and an exiting experience to listen to. I particularly love the overall use of volume automation. It really drives the soul of the piece how on every beat the backgrounds fade and the drums are for a moment the only sound heard. I especially love in the beginning how the base synth keeps jumping up an octave (or a 5th or something), and when it jumps the volume suddenly increases and then fades when it starts the pattern again. That effect makes it seem as though the music is lunging through my monitors at me, adding a third dimension to your piece. Finally, at the 1:27 mark when the beat finally drops and i got out of my chair to start flailing myself about my room like a person having a seizure, I loved how you interplay silence into the melody it to give everything a sort of stutter feel that made imaginary lasers and lights flash and pulse in my head as though i was on the stage of a European techno music festival with a crowd of tens of thousands moving like a sea in front of me. (have you ever been on a stage in one of those? Its unreal, you get sea sick)

This is indeed worthy of being played at clubs and mega-raves and you should see about trying to get this out there to the rest of the world that would pay good money to hear this. Incidentally, i would like to ask your permission if i could use this song in sets for dances, raves and the like. Also i would like to ask your permission if i could marry you.

takeflight responds:

Thank you so much for this extensive and inspiring review! I can't begin to tell you how much this made my day. First off, of course you can use this song any way you wish lol, any kind of exposure would be great really. I used a heavy side-chain effect with this song which is something I've only recently started to master, so I'm glad it worked out well in this case. I've been to clubs with ridiculous dance floors, but I only wish I could go and experience this techno festival you speak of, it sounds epic! Thanks again, and let me know if you post some of your music!


bad ass nuff said

takeflight responds:

lol thanks :]

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Mar 20, 2010
11:25 PM EDT
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5 min 0 sec

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