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Delicious Tension is a collaboration between me and sonnyjim. It started as a simple piano piece with some soft jazzy drums and then over time morphed into somewhat of an intensely complicated ethereal cinematic soundscape. It includes piano, drums, distorted guitars, bass, a time-stretched and heavily effected vocal, talky soundbites taken from a Japanese soap opera and singing from a traditional Japanese folk song. The synths are Kore Player, Crystal and Strum Elec. We also used Ultrabeat and Addictive Drums for the drum tracks, as well as several instances of the EXS24 for the piano, tampani and extra basses. Mixing a thing like this is simultaneously an exercise in exuberance and restraint. There are just too many possibilities of where it can go, so eventually you just have to commit. This is where it landed. Headphones recommended.