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What Happened to Outpost Five?


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Nobody has heard from them in decades. Maybe these surveillance tapes will give us a clue...
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Uploaded: Dec 23, 2006 - 03:00:06 AM
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Macaudion said 3777 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
Heehee - A needed break...
First of all, I just have to say, that I love it when the raggedy edges of something is what makes it 'a cool thing'...

It's now 2:00 a.m., and for some very odd reason, I find myself sitting here writing a paper for a friend, and it's on epidemiology, the study of factors affecting health and illness amongst us humans - No, I'm not that smart, cause if I were, I wouldn't have this story to share - My brain is totally fried, dude and I WAS falling asleep --

Oh, but I'm quite awake now!!! Heeheeheeeeee - This one propped me in quite the upright position - Like with how it 'started' - So cool - And how yer using the different tonal and pitch qualities of all these percussive instruments to place my mind from 'space' to space - And how you just kinda explode me through this monster -- heeheee - -

I don't know how it is that my head is bobbing - and trying to fall off at the same time - hanging in there to support my phat grin I'm sure -

When I'm listening to your music, I'm always trying to figure out just how the hell do you create and maintain such sound structure to so much SEEMING chaos, and then have it be a big part of the brilliance in what you do...

And also, when I'm working on a piece of music, I'm always thinking, 'I hope I impress PV with what I'm doing' - It seems I should toss this thinking cause each time I listen to something new from you, I go 'Damn! him, he just blew me away and crowned himself the king of that next level again - And it just tickles me -

The percussion and beat in this is too awesome!!! - (There, now I've used the word awesome about four times in my life now)

How do you do dat... - D
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perceptualvortex said 3777 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
What reason?
D, I know you're a nice guy, but I'm puzzling over why you'd find yourself writing a friend's paper at 2am, heheh. I'm sure it's a good reason though, and I'm glad to hear that I could provide some caffeine through the internet.

Sometimes when I post a song, I feel like I've gone too far, that it's so ridiculously busy and noisy that only I could possibly like it. (Of course, instead I get a lot of very appreciated support, thank you MacJams!) But seeing how much you're digging this, I'm very glad I shared it!

Your music impresses me, don't worry. I'll tell you why: you have a mastery over open space percussion, where each note is more valuable, and the spaces are just as valuable. I like it, but can't do it very well, so yeah, I'm impressed! But I'll always be king of the next level, dude, haha!

Thank you for stopping by, Macaudion!
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Macaudion said 3777 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
YOU!!!...
Okay, now you've gone and done it! Heehee And NOW! I publicly challenge you to a loop based drumoff! Heeheeheeheeheeheeereeeee... Wouldn't that be fun... We'd both challenge ourselves to the 'greatest' extent in trying to win the shiney little headpiece - And certainly, we'd likey push ourselves to learn something that we didn't know. Lastly, and hopefully too, we'd provide entertainment for at least, ourselves.

Shake???

You know I'm really grinning now - I dare you to take me on - Just look at these words I write - Obviously, I didn't get any sleep last night...

What do ya say PV??? - Oh and by the way, don't forget that your response, or lack thereof, is indeed, a public statatement... Eh eh eh...
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Macaudion said 3777 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
Expect to see a forum posting of this challenge
Sometimes I can be such a guy...
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perceptualvortex said 3777 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
You're on, pardner
Well well... a dare, you say? A drumming dare?? Alright Mr. Treehead, we'll see where that crown belongs, heheh.

But first I really must finish other projects. Let's post our drumtaculars in a coupla months.

Good, I've been wanting to make something drum oriented, this will be the perfect reason.

Reigning king,
David
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Macaudion said 3776 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
It's on buddy!
Poke fun at my stick fro all ya want, you're history's in the making, drummer boy... Let me know when you've had enough time to practice - D
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dreadmon said 3771 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
GUFFAW
Mr. Treehead? OMG - that's hilarious! No offense, D.

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said 3777 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
Bet You Already Knew
that I'd like this. :)
perceptualvortex said 3777 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
I suspected
And I'm glad you do.
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said 3777 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
Quite the study
in mastering percussion! Couple of spots it sounded like you got puddy-tat to help you out

:^|

This is cool stuff man

. - Harold
perceptualvortex said 3777 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
Mreeeeoooww!!!!!
I did have fun with the drums. Thanks, Harold!
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moorlandt said 3777 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
Splendid
Deliciously boombastic piece of yummie this is. I love the seamless blend of the 8/8 with 7/8 measure. David, you're the master drum programmer of MJ. And as always, the production quality is a feast to anybody's audio-organic tunnel system. Swallowed with pleasure.

- Walter
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perceptualvortex said 3777 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
Boombastic
I really had a grand time with the meter changes and I'm glad you liked that. Thank you Walter!
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rtcooper said 3777 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
REALLY?
FABULOUS.

How the Hell..?



Love the Movement and Momentum. Goes Everywhere with Ease.

FINE Listen, Brother.



Very Best,

Cooper



Merry Christmas
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perceptualvortex said 3777 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
YEP.
Here's how: take 50 loops and sound effects, toss in an oversized blender and frappe for 17 hours. Pour over a bed of panning and filters, heavy on the gating, distortion, phasing and compressing. Then bake and just keep on baking. Crystals will form; harvest them and arrange them in patterns :-)

Thank you Coop, I'm glad you enjoyed this listen.
Merry Christmas
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Slotogenic said 3777 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
Drumtastic!
I really like where you placed the drums. It's refreshing to hear a piece whree the drums seem to be the focal point. Some great crazy synth sounds too. It all holds together for a really interesting song. I kinda want to hear a little more bass presence, but that might totally change the feel, which I like. Good work!
perceptualvortex said 3777 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
Sloto
Yes, the bass was difficult... my earlier ideas just confused the already very confusing sections, so I stripped it back, but maybe too far. I'm glad you like this, thanks for listening and commenting!
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Ed Hannifin said 3777 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
David, this is great...
I'm pretty much resting here this afternoon... taking a break in mid-holiday... and this thing is the distilled and refined essence of what makes what you do cool, and exciting, and so amazingly musical...

You've really got that sense of drums as musical, and that includes tonal, instruments...

Great sense of sounds, how to place things in space, how to play one sound against another, how to layer a mix...

I'm that happy kind of stunned...

Ed
perceptualvortex said 3776 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
Merry Christmas, Ed!
Happy-stunned... thanks, I feel like I've done my job right then :) I'm glad you dig the way I mixed the drums, and layered the mix here. Thanks for those compliments, Ed, I always enjoy reading your impressions of my postings!
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jiguma said 3777 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
It's all been said!
What they said above! Another amazing tune from you David. You sure do have a few rhythmic bones : )
Amazing stuff - woke me up just nicely.
Happy 2007!!
Peace,
Neil
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alfalpha said 3777 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
OK....
...I think I've just fallen in love! ;)
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Particulate Eden said 3777 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
popping in
just popping in to put that brilliant song into the rating picks :-)

- Walter
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Peter Greenstone said 3777 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
NEATO
Some really cool sounds in there. I particularly like that bass part and how it start like a motorcycle. It gets pretty hectic in there, a bit much for me at times, but I dig it. Freaky-good. I'd like to hear a bit more deep end in there overall, not in the EQ but in the form of another deep element somewhere.
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kristyjo said 3777 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
wow
After the heavy dose of holiday themed music I've been listening to, this is a real turn around. I like it! The ending is great.
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Jim Bouchard said 3777 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
drum-off!
Cool! I am also wanting a better bass presence, and maybe a shout-out to Hectorius would be in order, but as-is it's pretty funkin' cool!
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The Composer said 3776 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
Funky Comet
Got directed to this from the drumoff challenge post... and this is one groovy thing. Fantastic sound bed throughout... nice industrial sounds... there's at least a couple of engines running and playing the groovy key on the lead pipe works very nicely too.

The druming through it very cool too... I've mucked around with a couple of similar ideas myself... having simplistic drums on the left/right channels and scrambling them up... and you did this very well. I also appreciate how you keep swelling the complexity up and down.... makes it a whole lot easier to listen to when everything pulls back into the simple groove and gives you time to recover and appriate what you were just listening too.

Nicely done! Great listen!
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composerclark said 3776 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
Festive!
I love it too. It's infectiously "up", witty, and even though it's not a holiday song, it almost could be because of the festive/fun spirit that it has. Lots of clever sonic touches happening to sustain interest. I don't know if it needs it, but I like Jim Bouchard's suggestion of a colaboration with Hectorius. It'd bring another dimension to the composition. Heck, for that matter, it'd be interesting to through this open and see where other MacJammers would take this.

Which is not to imply that it needs anything more than what is there already, because it doesn't, and the high scores are deserved.
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Mcboy said 3776 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
funky
funky......funky......and digalicious.......
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DOCTORBIZARRE said 3776 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
YEOW
Wicked jam my friend! Killa style and flow! Love the scifi feel! You got the skills to pay the bills! I think this needs some rippin geetar!
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ktb said 3776 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
show stopper
was the night before xmass and the young urchins were squabbling over whether to stay up and ambush Santa. I wisely chose to launch this track at maximum velocity and all the disagreements went out the window. They were all too busy picking thier collective jaws up off the floor. Massive percussive velocity my fiend. I think the outer limts may be calling you soon to spice up their soundtracks
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Tadashi Togawa said 3775 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
Chaotic rhythm
It is simplicity in chaos.
Happiness of rhythm.
Wonderful peace.

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Youra said 3774 days ago (December 26th, 2006)
Blowing up my ears !
I'm affraid nothing's left at Outpost 5 after this. Craziest drumming I've heard so far. Thanks PV !
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Stun Nutz said 3773 days ago (December 27th, 2006)
bouncy distorted fun
you hit all my soft spots with this one... ahhh, noise.
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Einarus said 3772 days ago (December 28th, 2006)
Whoah!
If the outpost is somewhere within these sounds, I doubt we'll ever find it. Besides, searching through the sonic waves will be more fun.
This is just excellent. I totally dig the intro and there is a part just over half way in that has some sort of a gritty video game element that is just killer. Not that the other parts were not cool, mind you - because the whole piece was riddled with awesomeness.
There was maybe a little too much going on for me about 3/4 in (maybe it was closer to 4/5) but still had something appealing about it.

All hail PV - the spacey beat master!

-Einar S.
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FEEL said 3772 days ago (December 28th, 2006)
This sounds so
Star wars... a battle amongst androids and robots. Really cool mix of sounds... wait a second... I need to fix my hair.
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perceptualvortex said 3772 days ago (December 28th, 2006)
Hey everyone!!
Thank you, thank you all for listening and commenting on this song, I really appreciate it!!

Unfortunately, my internet connection has died, and I haven't been able to stop by here all week (I still have the 'net here at work). So, it's not my usual slacking on responding to you all; I literally haven't been able to.

But it's nice to come back from Christmas lalaland to read all of your supportive thoughts, thank you very much, all of you.
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Cameron said 3772 days ago (December 28th, 2006)
Amazing actually
It is nothing short of amazing that you have been able to put together such an interesting array of drum sounds, with a minimum of aid from the usual "pitched" instruments, in such a sustained, imaginative way.

This piece held my attention throughout. Glad I stumbled onto it before it left the usual lists.

Best wishes for a great new year.
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echoroom said 3771 days ago (December 29th, 2006)
Crunchy
This has got a great big crucnhy groove to it - the programming on this (and the panning) is fantastic, loads of stuff flying around but all neatly pulled together. I want to go to the club that's playing this and shake loose!

Steve
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said 3771 days ago (December 29th, 2006)
Music to frighten Vorlons by! LOL!
I'm trying to pick my jaw from off the floor, but this sonic assault just left it limp. You freakin blow my mind dude. You really do. A black hole gargling star-systems!!!!

Be well!


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SmokeyVW said 3771 days ago (December 29th, 2006)
could be Falcarian and Ssoran warships waiting for us
a nice groove going here. the sci fi sounds are great!
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grid stalker said 3771 days ago (December 29th, 2006)
nothing left to say
except-------------------------------------THIS KICKS ARSE AMIGO!
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dreadmon said 3771 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
Set fireworks off to THIS
All throughout, I was fantasizing (yeah, baby - gettin' HOT too) about a fireworks display set to this track. David, you truly are a pyrotechnician of percussion. This is WACK!
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perceptualvortex said 3758 days ago (January 11th, 2007)
Yeah!
Now that would be cool! Of course, it should be a 'grand finale' style display through most of the song. :) Thanks Bing!!
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mikkinylund said 3764 days ago (January 5th, 2007)
Just a few words...
Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!
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perceptualvortex said 3758 days ago (January 11th, 2007)
mikkinylund
Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou. Glad you dug this!
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tcarey said 3764 days ago (January 5th, 2007)
bombastic
i love the assault as many have called it here. i feel like im in a fight. and losing. bad.

but what i really like is the fluidity at which i am getting beaten up. its like neo or some other ninja is really tearing me up. im not sure how much of this is live recording, but the seamlessness of it all is really fantastic.
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perceptualvortex said 3758 days ago (January 11th, 2007)
tcarey
Nice, I like that imagery! Thanks man, I'm glad you enjoyed this. The song is almost entirely made from loops and sound effects--from Drums on Demand, the Zero-G pro packs, and Acid Loops. Some of the sounds were hand made using Gleetchlab and SoundEdit. Thanks for listening tcarey!
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datafunk said 3761 days ago (January 8th, 2007)
is it too late to tell
you that I love your tune?
next time I'll wake up earlier, promise

and euh... did you take the picture?
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perceptualvortex said 3758 days ago (January 11th, 2007)
Data
Thanks man, I appreciate that. I took the picture from the expeditionary ship that was going to investigate the old outpost. I mean... I took a NASA photo and added a planet (made from Photoshop filters).
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8piscean8 said 3758 days ago (January 11th, 2007)
Missing Trent
I can see Trent Reznor doing some vocals over top of this. From the sound of things whatever happened to Outpost Five, doesn't look good. I am picturing an alien invasion of mass proportions following Outpost Fives quick demise.
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perceptualvortex said 3758 days ago (January 11th, 2007)
piscean
You hit the nail on the head; I was envisioning an overwhelming alien attack on the outpost, war of the worlds style. I wonder what Trent would sing? Thanks for listening, piscean!
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five_extra_arms said 3754 days ago (January 15th, 2007)
Outpost Five Abandoned
You know, with the amount of tme and energy you obviously put in to this masterpiece, you could've built a rescue ship. I think you're more interested in the surveillance tapes just at the point where the oxygen was depleted. Speaking of wake up calls....

You're a mad man. This is actual proof.

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StevilDarkman said 3745 days ago (January 24th, 2007)
Wow
I'm quite entralled by this piece. Very groovily captivating. Glad to hear this, thank you.
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Three Cat Clem said 3739 days ago (January 30th, 2007)
Great Groove...
Very entertaining. Nice work.
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truthtable said 3727 days ago (February 11th, 2007)
Now I know....
Amazing. Of course, maybe it just the drugs (coffee, just coffee) but this really seems to tell a story just with drums. Of course, there are cultures that do this (that is, communicate whole stories with just drums), but I wasn't raised in one. I see here/feel here an alien force, relentless, intelligent, but definitely non-human set out on a mission that is both sophisticated and primitive. The primitive force is what drives it to "make something happen" to Outpost Five. From the perspective of the people on Outpost Five all H*** breaks loose. But the primitive, "intelligent", relentless force of the aliens just keeps going. Thank goodness we human beings never engage in that kind of self-centered and mindless conquest.
perceptualvortex said 3727 days ago (February 11th, 2007)
You nailed it
It's not some kind of maliciousness, the aliens simply needed that place to build a highway, or for their atomic proving grounds or something (who knows, really, without checking out those tapes)... on they go, barely registering that crunching sound. What an outlandish, bizarre idea, impossible for humans to relate to. Thanx for listening, truthtable!

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said 3672 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
random quote
you save more money running behind a taxi then you do running behind a bus
perceptualvortex said 3671 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
Uh
I like random as much as the next guy, but let's stay on topic shall we? What did you think of the song? Thanks.

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said 3671 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
hey
honestly, the song is pretty cool but i dont like to critique other peoples art. Im not a critic and i dont know enough about music to be telling people what i think or dont think. seems pretentious for me to do so.

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perceptualvortex said 3671 days ago (April 8th, 2007)
That's cool
There's nothing pretentious about giving your honest impressions. Go for it! Regardless of what you know about music, I'm sure you know what you like, or if the song interested you at all. I think for the most part, people here at MacJams appreciate whatever feedback you have to offer, even if it's just "I found this interesting" or "I couldn't get into it, sorry." Anyway, thanks for giving this a listen!

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said 3667 days ago (April 12th, 2007)
LOL!!!!!!
Crash of Universe !!! : ) lol.......... Thanx : )
Lizard*Whistle said 3607 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
Coo ...
I'm impressed by how you manage to combine so many very harsh, edgy, jagged, pounding, clashing sounds and make them hang together so compellingly. The individual components are discomfiting, the overall effect as smooth as silk. Kudos!
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stratcat said 3593 days ago (June 25th, 2007)
Very Cool
Great concept. I like all the sci/fi effects. Excellent drums. Send it to Coast to Coast with Art Bell/George Nory they can use it for their theme.

Nice job!
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Skean said 3186 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Cool
I love noise and I love drums you're too good man.. Love it.
Thanks for pimping this .D)
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