Opening track

March 21, 2009 1:08 AM

I'm busy piecing together an EP, and I want the opening track to give the impression of cacophonous serenity. I just patched this together, but hoping to get feedback on where it takes your mind...

posted by Christ, what an asshole (4 comments total)


It feels like there's impending... something. Positive. Anticipation rather than serenity perhaps. After about 45 seconds feel like I want a new element to be introduced.
posted by Magnakai at 8:23 AM on March 21, 2009

I'm getting the serenity part, but cacaphonous? I ain't hearing no cacaphony, here, brother! It's pretty... I'm thinking it could use some cacaphony.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:48 PM on March 21, 2009

I agree that this isn't cacophonous. It does sound rich to me though, kind of like an electronic version of ambient sounds of nature, where the whole is made up of many small insects and birds and whatever else. It's very pretty and well put together. Personally I wish it was a little shorter, and maybe that the sounds resolved themselves into a "proper" ending where individual sounds die out the way an audience's applause dies out one person at a time, rather than just fading out -- even though the fade-out is well executed.
posted by edlundart at 7:34 PM on March 24, 2009

I wound add some granular cloud of children's voices, some bird song. But that's just me. It's good as is.
posted by phrontist at 1:06 PM on March 26, 2009

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