I’m currently putting together a little EP since I’m “closing” the rumpelfilter project in favour of other things. The EP is basically a collection of tracks I’ve made in the last year, (many of them made using the Shrut(h)i-1 btw.). I’m not sure which tracks to include, and which not…or if the tracks are even any good at all, so I seek your advice and feedback.
Should you find the time to listen trough this set here:
I’d love to know the following things:
- which tracks should be kicked out?
- which tracks are nice, but need more work?
- How is the mix/mastering of the tracks?
- would you download this EP for free?
Thanks a lot!
I forgot one thing (as fellow shruthibuilder Muldee just pointed out) that I have not specified how many tracks I would like to include in the EP. I was actually thinking about 4-5 tracks, but of course this highly depends on how the tracks “work” if the general response is: keep them all, then I can also just include them all… That’s one of the reasons why I’m looking for feedback.
Ooh… This is hot!
I come to think of Gigi D’agostino’s experimental stuff (that’s a good thing)
Very interesting sounds and atmosphere…
Best songs first, least best songs last:
Plant 9 from Outer Space (Killer Aloe Credits Music)
Morire da Seppia RMX
crying in the distance
Bathroomindustries (work in progress)
Atari Punk Flashlights
Hi! Thanks a lot for the feedback and the nice words! I don’t know Gigi D’Agostino’s experimental stuff… guess I only know his commercial work, and that scared me off
Thanks for the ranking list, very useful to me, may I ask you one more question: what makes Plant 9 from Outer Space 1st and Atari Punk Flashlights last?
Here is my list (with my ideal track order):
1 - Morire da seppia
2 - Crying the distance
3 - Putzfrau
4 - In sospensione
I believe these four tracks have the “same” sound to be putted together in your EP. The remaining three are in some way different, sound different.
With a good mastering the four tracks will sound perfect together.
s.: in “morire da seppia” is Carmelo Bene or is it you who spells?
thank you too for the feedback!
I agree, there is a bit of difference between the tracks, this is mainly due to the fact that they have been made in different times, with different purposes. Plant 9 was part of a film soundtrack, where I wanted to capture a bit of a B-Movie and John Carpenter feeling, other tracks like Bathroom Industries or Atari Punk Flashlights are more recent and are more experiments than real tracks.
I was thinking about making a kind of “resumee” of the last years by putting out a bit of an heterogeneous album… but what you say is correct, keeping the stil consistent might be a good idea.
I would include Plant 9 anyway… since it’s the track people usually like the best (and which I worked most on)
Morire da Seppia was originally written and recorded with two friends of mine Armin and Matteo, with a project we called Prosimian Dirty Dancing. The voice at the beginning is Armin, in the second half you can hear me with Matteo. But I agree, it somehow sounds like Carmelo Bene… which is a good thing imho!
Well, I’m non electronic music oriented, but I do love Crying the distance due to de crescendo in intensity and complexity, with the incremental layering of the piece.
Good music, in any way.
Well, ok… It’s a bit of a stretch with the Gigi-connection… It was just a feeling I got, hehe.
So, the track I liked the least, Atari Punk Flashlights. It’s not bad, just that the style and the sounds don’t appeal to me.
Let us know when you’re done with the EP, definitely want this in my collection.
yep I will let you know. Glad you like it!
In the meantime I have completely re-done the first track, Crying in the Distance, I’m still working on the details, but I have uploaded a version on soundcloud and updated the set. You can check it out here: http://snd.sc/k3kMeQ. Btw. the bassline in the end was made using the Shruthi-1 (with SMR-4 Filterboard) using mainly squarewaves and the 8bit wavetable