Posts Tagged ‘synth’

Meaning in Chaos: Cityfires – ‘CCL Dive’

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Cityfires’ latest release is fire. That pun is too easy not to make, but I really mean it. With buoyant emotional synthpop, some of the most magnetic sound design I’ve heard all year, and fascinating lyrics – this album’s spirit is most deserving of the title “adventure” out of all that I’ve written about. It’s full of surprises and seriously fine-tuned, with tracks like ‘The Tangle’ trimmed down to interesting ideas, while others such as the titular song take the time they need for a core feeling to hit home.

Full to the brim with electric melody lines, immersive sound design, and creative mixing decisions, this fifteen-track masterpiece never sacrifices quality for quantity. Tight vocal tracks are infused with textured electronica, and organic instrumentation as well. Instrumentals are just as diverse: ‘Daybreak Apparatus’ echoes the peppy videogame joy of earlier ChipWIN comps, while ‘Dreamshifting’ feels like some more recent chiptune which draws from mathrock. Alternatively, ‘Mothfold’ defies description. The whole album is kinetic, and really integrated, a trip through clear landscapes and sights to behold.

It is also a story of hope in moving forward.

Art by Alex Spivey
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Intense Tech con Defense Mech – Un groove grooveante y trucos para los ticks. Parte dos

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Artículo Original de DEFENSE MECHANISM. Traducción al Español por Pixel Guy.

¡Bienvenidos una vez más a Intense Tech con Defense Mech! En esta ocasión continuaremos explorando los grooves. Una vez que hayas leído esta lección deberás de tener algunos trucos extra bajo la manga para hacer el groove de tus canciones aún más intenso.

Imagen hecha por @dethrood
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Glenntai Got: ‘Selfie USA’ by RobKTA

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Many people have different inspirations and perspectives on chipmusic, and the emergence of chip elements in modern production was an inevitable expectation in its rise of popularity. We’ve seen and heard many acts expand and continue making music both in and out of the chip community, and today we’re coming across what I’ve always felt was a gem humbly hanging out. Enter RobKTA with ‘Selfie USA’; released with Hyperwave Records. This album is an album that brings you through a wild laser montage as if you’re walking on and around Dotonbori bridge. If you’re not familiar with RobKTA’s delightfully funky aesthetic, get ready for the middle of your week to get that much livelier.

Cover art by Shirobon
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Intense Tech con Defense Mech – Un groove grooveante y trucos para los ticks. Parte uno

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Artículo Original de DEFENSE MECHANISM. Traducción al Español por Pixel Guy.

¡Hola y bienvenidos una vez más a Intense Tech con Defense Mech!  Este mes compartiré algunos ejemplos de cómo utilizar diferentes grooves en LSDj. Una vez que hayas leído esta lección, deberías de sentirte cómodo al utilizar técnicas avanzadas para manipular el tiempo en tus creaciones en LSDj.

Image hecha por @dethrood
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