Bioluminescent Ripples

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Bioluminescent Ripple vague through the black depths. Flashing neon warnings. In this deep cold we made our own light. Trust no one. Fool everyone. The smooth ocean bottom. You'd know nothing of it. Search, search, float, float...

An older track. I worked on this, seemingly, so long ago with a close friend of mine, Chris Wuertzer. I sort of let him in to see what my work flow is like as I had never really done that before. That would make this a pretty personal piece as well. He played around on the guitar segments in the beginning and middle and they shaped the entirety of the track. I'm especially fond of the sound 'round 2:05 and on. I shaped them up and put effects on them while he was playing. I then played some guitar later on ('round 4:35). The melody of which and flow being one of my favorite segments of music I've made to date. The vibe is just right.
It was a fun experiment. I'd have wished we would've done some more together. It's an interesting feeling having two brains wrap their heads around some waves. He gave me some good feedback/ideas while we worked on this. Was good time. Totally sober. XD

I can't recall if I've ever really released this anywhere. Figure I might as well. Sometime last year I had added the last minute-ish segment. Thought I'd see what I could add to it after good while had passed from the initial work

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For me, the ripples came at around 2:30, and I really enjoyed the intricacy there. It did hurt my ears a little, it felt a little too raw and clicky.

The beginning piano-like chord made an impression on me. I liked the integration of piano overall :)


Thats some good shit. I saw a Rewiew about chillwave so i wont write it again xDD.

Lapse responds:


This song is amazing,

it's like i am listening to depechemode. Kinda experimental,but i just must to listen to it few times in the week. Basses, piano, guitars , glitch - everything so smoove. Keep up the good work.

Lapse responds:

Can't say I've ever been compared to Depeche Mode. That's cool, though. I appreciate your ears, man. Thank you for the comment. I will keep up the good fight! :)


it mesmerizes me. Like chillwave music, I like the sounds.

Lapse responds:

Great to hear. Chillwave is some good stuff. Toro y Moi, being one of my favorites. Thank you for listening.

Oh crap, I remember this song.

I used to listen to this on your GroundZero page all the time. I would always get the guitar parts stuck in my head.

Very cool song. It carries a mesmerizing tone to it, and the glitches and effects create an impossible-to-follow level of activity throughout. Seriously love the guitar parts, and the piano that would accompany is an awesome addition, I think.

Definitely one of my favorite older tracks by you.

Lapse responds:

Yeah, I remember only posting it to that website. Awesome you remember :D

With enough listen, the glitches will show you their patterns ;)

I was always a little self conscious about the piano. I'm never quite happy without using a real one. So I'll layer electronic and real samples together to get a more realistic sound and feel. Thanks for saying that, man. I think that's one of the only reasons I've never shown this piece off.

Thanks for the kind words Retroman!

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Jun 29, 2011
9:33 AM EDT
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13.1 MB
8 min 13 sec

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