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Prometheus Factory

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This will probably be the last new piece I put up for a while, unless I do more stuff with SunVox.

This very well could have been recorded in SunVox, but in fact I used Tracktion 2.0 again. Every one of the sound clips in this piece was created using the "Play" function built into Wolfram Mathematica software, which will take a function like "Sin[2 Pi 440 x]" and produce the sound that it represents (in this case, a sine wave playing A440.) This means that, if you pick out any sound clip in this piece, I could give you an equation that represents the corresponding wave, which is pretty cool. I don't mean for this piece _just_ to be a gimmicky exploration of waveforms, though: I'm very proud of the composition as well.

This piece was also heavily influenced by the music of Autechre. If you like this, you might like them, or vice versa. Another key source of inspiration was Radiohead's "Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors".

I would not recommend you try to dance to this.

Constructive criticism (or praise, or questions, or Winston Churchill quotes, whatever) would be appreciated. And make sure to check out my other music! It is quite different from this.

EDIT: Added in a simple additional bass part late in the piece.


Hell, I started reviewing this before I read the description, and the first thing I said was along the lines: "this sounds like Autechre"; then I read your description. As far as I know, during Kid A/ Amnesiac, Radiohead were also heavily influenced by Autechre and others alike, so you mentioning Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors doesn't come as a shocker, only as a very pleasant surprise, for me at least.
As I hinted on my other review, you do really have some VERY nice influences, or being more objective, I think that a lot of what music influences you also has me in it's hands.

I've got nothing bad to say about the track, I thoroughly enjoyed it; the influences were assimilated very nicely and a very nice piece was born.
I've only listened to two of your tracks, but from the versatility you showcase, you are in a league of your own. I wouldn't expect you to get the recognition you deserve on this portal.
I hope one day I'll get to be in the same proficiency level with you.

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secantwave responds:

Wow. I would say "you have no idea how flattering this is to me", but you probably have some idea. Thank you very much!
The Autechre influence is pretty strong, I'll admit. A little while ago, I was playing _Tri Repetae_ for my dad, who hadn't heard much by them before, and he remarked how much he was reminded of my music. That was amusing.

Respect on creating this stuff. The song sounds intresting and your description on how you created this track was rather intresting aswell. It's nothing I'd hear hours on repeat but I appreciate what you created and how you created it. The composition takes a bit getting used to but it's unique.
All in all it's quite cool to listen to.

Pretty nice, could well picture it in some robotic game, or movie.

It's getting a bit boring when it reaches the third minute, kind of repetitive. Maybe add some synth, more bass, more melody? Maybe even change the key it's playing in. Just some thoughts on how to try to improve it.

Keep up the good work!

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2.63 / 5.00

Sep 12, 2013
4:59 PM EDT
File Info
5.8 MB
4 min 5 sec

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