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Apr 1, 2016 | 10:32 AM EDT
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13 MB
5 min 40 sec
4.68 / 5.00

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The writer's block is gone. Maybe cuz I got a new library to use, heh. But it was part of the solution. For days, I have been trying to create something original. Then, I got the idea from reading the PM of Krichotomy. He has so many struggles in his life. I wanted to write something unique, to dedicate to his recovery, even for the slightest moment.

The reason for the title as 'Insurgency' is deeply symbolized in every part of the piece. By definition, insurgency means to rebel against an authority. In life, authority could mean anything. From your ability to survive, to your job, your living, your struggle and your loved ones. We're all insurgents, one way or another. We all resist something. Rebel against the hardship. (as an anarchist, this is also the mean for me to struggle against the oppression of authority, but let's not get political here)

The structure and arrangement in this piece is also very rebelious. In term of defying the conventional and mainstream music. I always strive for unconventional drum patterns, for example.

Software: Synphony Opus Expansion 1, Hybrid Tools 3, Signal, Damage.

Dedicated to Krichotomy. And to whoever else still have the must to fight in their lives. Keep fighting on.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

I just posted on your forum post (And you mentioned me :D), and your music is amazing! I do enjoy the synthy- cinematic- feel to this! It is truly amazing.

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Agitat0r responds:

Thank you for your review. :)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I only checked out some of your fractal work before, not any of your audio - a mistake, brief and now remedied (xP). Even though I happened to listen to this on my phone, I still enjoyed it very much!

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Peace bro! :3


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very well composed! The instruments give a nice cinematic feel!
But the whole track sounds too noisy to me. I dunno if it was intended but it's a bit disturbing.

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Agitat0r responds:

The noises were meant to be there. They were distortion and lo-fi.

Thank you very much. May the revolution be with you.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Anarchism. It's a funny thought.
I think we're all unconsciously anarchists when we're newborns. We open our eyes for the first time, then we're subject into a system of rules as soon as we start taking a grasp of this world and how we've engineered it. I don't think we'll ever be able to mature to such a state of being where we only need ourselves to regulate our lives. Maybe only a few people out of the billions out there are able to lead themselves to greater heights. Even if you live as a hermit away from society, you're still subject to the unwritten laws of the Universe.

I could have written a conventional review for this track but then I thought, well, I don't really have much to say about it. It could all be summed up in a one-liner like "A 5-minute composition of Hybrid loops giving an edgy, industrial sound." but seriously, what gives? We all know that. Let's add a twist, shall we? ;)

To be fair, I find your track a conceptual paradox. You claim your piece to be rebellious in that it implements atypical or unconventional structures and arrangements. However, I think it's the opposite. Both the percussion you used and the synths are very typical of that "Hybrid" sort of umbrella genre box. I'm assuming you also composed in 4/4 standard time therefore using conventional metrics, and maybe just a little faster than FL's default BPM (140?). I mean it's not a critique, maybe I'm overanalyzing, but I find it ironic. If you wanted to make a truly unconventional track, I think you could have subverted all rules and completely rewrite even the notion of what music is, breaking any possible rule or convention. No BPM, no metrics, no mathematics involved, no notes, no melody, no chords... What would happen? Would it still be called music, or would it be something else? Maybe just a sequence of chaotic, discordant sounds? It's not a new idea when you think about it. Schoenberg did it. Futurists did it. Musique concrète did it. Minimalists did it. Then came Ambient, electronic music of all sorts, sound art, experimental music, "music". If you wanted to rebel, rebel against your own conventions first. It's a funny thought experiment. You'll understand to what extent you can rebel against the rules. :)

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Agitat0r responds:

Anarchism is to live your lives without authority and government. We never deny that. In fact, we embrace the laws of nature (check anarcho-primitivist, e.g. Leo Tolstoy). Saying that we must live our lives subjected to such rules is like saying we must shut up and comply with the law made by an authority. Fortunately, I don't believe in God, therefore I don't have to believe such rules were made to comply with. I firmly believe we could live under a non-hierarchy world.

As for the piece, the reason I said the idea was rebelious is the style, not the genre that you defined. Calling it hybrid is too stretched. My main inspiration for this kind of music came from Solar Fields and Johan Skugge, who've been making music with this style, long before somebody defined the genre as hybrid. And it is very rare, since this kind of style is from Sweden/Nordic. Especially found in demoscene/tracker scene, where it's the subculture unknown to majority of the world.

We all have our own definitions of the world. And for the world. But best is not to dictate our own opinions and definitions upon the other. Yeah, I think you were overanalysed the description, and not much into the piece.

Thank you for the review. Quite thought provoking tho.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is really cool.

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Agitat0r responds:

Thank you!