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This is an Experiment in Synthetic Rhythm.

A collage of samples (including a sampled hook) from various people here on Newgrounds. It's almost 8 minutes, but the wait is worth it, that I can promise you.

Shout out to Ax for giving me the idea to use the same dialogue sample he used to introduce Teqneek.

SAMPLE (Guitar): BloodFest (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/178892‎)
SAMPLE (Synth): KMax (www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/270280)
SAMPLE (Hook Vox): AxTekk ft. TeqNeek (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/561972)


Ooof. Well. Hmmm. There's a lot that I had going on my mind about this one. Let's take a look, shall we?

- The eventual evolution in the track is splendid. The way it shifts in 5:50 and incorporates the guitar smoothly into the foreground- it is splendid.
- The breakbeat-esque/dnb portion at 6:30 is quite nice. Its evolution at 6:54 is even more welcome. As a DNB junkie, this really spoke to me.

- I think this track is the epitome (as per your tier of skill) of missed potential, below will be the points that explain why I believe this is the case
- There is waaaaaaaay too much going on. It is not that all hip/trip/glitch-hop or any sort of flowing, soulful music (be it from any genre) has to be minimalist or monotone, simplistic, etc- it is simply that everything that you threw into this track distracts the listener from actually appreciating and enjoying what is there. Nothing truly has its own stage. There are many portions that are simply drowned out by the plethora of samples and this forms a disconnect in terms of immersion.
- Secondary to the previous point, there appears to be a constant battle between foreground and background in this Because there is so much going on, I had to listen to this 2 or 3 times before I properly acknowledged all the elements I did not focus on in the first playthrough.

It's not to say this track is a failure- but it's just so close to being something amazing that it hurts when it falls short of the mark (to me, anyhow). It's 8 minutes long. It would have made more sense for you, to divvy up and portion out what you want to tell in that 'story'. It feels like 3 different people are telling me a tale at the same time and I only have one mind to focus with on one story.

Keep at it,

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Dude I'm flattered you deemed my vocals worthy of sampling into a track; I love how you infused them there bars bruthaman!

The laid-back bassline had me zonin' out, very easy to get lost in, in a good way; 5'd, dl'ed, and obviously reviewed. Not too familiar with the production side, so I'll just leave it at that. Cool track homeskillet.

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This is great! Doesn't feel too repetitive, great mixing on the vocal sample, and gets across a nice chilled atmosphere.
Keep it up, Holmes!

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I see you Mop! On some mad scientist shit. I fucks with this heavy, the groove, the vocals. That ending got me tho, Not gonna say when it starts so people gotta look for it, but the man ain't lyin. Wait for the shit.

Matta fact, to those that read this, you should be noddin all the way through, but when you get to the switch... OOH! Stank face will hit you... Reminds me of "What Does Your Soul Look Like" on some Dj Shadow shit.

I'm ded now Mop... What have you done to me.

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Very nice vibe, although I will say that the bass sounds a little out of tune compared to the guitar at the first 5 minutes. The switch-up is so sweet and intricate nearing the end. Very different; nice job there. The sample use actually adds a lot to its overall feel. The detuning I feel that sometimes takes away from the track, but what it loses with slight lack of tonal incoherence it makes up for with its overall charm. It's a great track all in all. A well-deserved 4 stars.

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LiberalShimmering responds:

Thanks Shak!

Yeah, the bass isn't pitch shifted at all. I didn't want to have to do that until the very end.

Atonality is my gawd.

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4.91 / 5.00

Apr 29, 2014
10:36 PM EDT
Hip Hop - Olskool
File Info
17.6 MB
7 min 41 sec

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