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It's like the real thing, only much more so.
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Fans: 10
Plays: 460
Downloads: 166
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Uploaded: Jan 23, 2007 - 03:25:32 AM
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2007 - 03:25:32 AM Last Played: Apr 18, 2019 - 12:01:17 AM
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Hardware:
Mac G4
Software:
Soundtrack, Gleetchlab, Soundedit
Comments
alfalpha said 4531 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
more real...
...than the vortex?!
I'm listening now for the 3rd time...
You really know how to make
a snare expressive...let alone the rest of the kit...!
I've already downloaded prior to 'faving'....(damn these bear paws....)
Really lovely stuff...
Thank You David!
AA
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perceptualvortex said 4531 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
alfalph
Hey man, I'm pleased that you like this enough for downloading! Thanks for listening, AA.
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jiguma said 4531 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
or more vortex .........
............ than real? Sounds to me like something from a film soundtrack - maybe over the opening titles and stuff. German film I think!
Gleetchlab sounds interesting, Interesting sounds David.
Neil
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perceptualvortex said 4531 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
jiguma
Hmmm... I think you're right; definitely more vortex than real. This did feel very cinematic while I was assembling it, though I'm not exactly sure what the film might be about. Gleechlab is indeed interesting, allowing me to mutate sound files in fun ways. Thanks for listening, Neil!
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datafunk said 4531 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
hyperreal vortex and perceptual park
simple and soft as a snowflake (its finally snowing in France, I'm very much exited). this tune has something of Boards of Canada... and I loooooooove Boards of Canada.

some calm before the drum tempest?

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perceptualvortex said 4531 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
Data
I really need to listen to Boards of Canada! Yeah, I've been putting my percussion ideas into the drum tempest, and textural stuff into these weird experiments. The drum tempest is already out of control! Thanks for listening, datafunk!
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Macaudion said 4531 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
Ymmmmmmy!!!
Soft and rich with some verly sweet textures...

Man, you go from the dying of the darkest soul, to the most beautiful of living things... And the drumoff is likely what's gonna be next - Whatever will be the other direction or side of you that it will reveal, It's sure to do it's part in keeping you placed as, multi-dimentional. This piece goes a long ways in adding to the suspense...

Having this tune be the first thing that I hear this morning, it really does makes for a perfect way to start my day but also, I'm sure that it would be an excellent way to close it down, too!

This is a very pleasant revisit to a place that I'm sure I've been before - I didn't think that there was a to describe it but apparently, you've been there too...

A very, very tasty aural treat sir!

Thanks, my friend! Macca


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perceptualvortex said 4531 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
Macaudion
I'm glad I've added to the drumoff suspense with this tune, heheh. I like what you say about it being a perfect way to start your day, or close it down... feels like I did something right.

I had a particular image while assembling this--of walking in the forest at night, by the moonlight. Something that was so routine when I was a kid, and now (living in the city) never happens. I think I poured my nostalgia for those walks into this tune.

Thanks for listening, Macca; I always enjoy reading your impressions, and I'm glad to hear this was a tasty treat for you! See you on the percussion stage :-)
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said 4531 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
intense!
man, i dont know if it was my mood or what i smoked or what but this song hit me juuust right. I kind of fell into it. Listening again now. Oh man. more like absorbed into it. beautiful stuff. Its a keeper. thanks.
perceptualvortex said 4530 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
dave680
Cool man, I'm glad this was absorbing, whatever the reason. Thanks for listening, commenting and keeping!
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said 4530 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
there's this
thing that starts happening at 00:17 and chop chop chop, crash. Man it must be my awful human nature to picture the great old one taking a dive over and breaking limbs on others in the fall...

That which follows is soothing, but gets spooky as well, as it progresses into what I could interpret as a deadly invasion of an ancient and quiet place

The thought it can be cinematic is very appropriate, David; I probably got your message intent all wrong, but that above is what haunts me every time I listen through.

Nice, slick sounds in here.

. - Harold
perceptualvortex said 4530 days ago (January 24th, 2007)
Harold
It's a nice image, but no great old ones, nor limbs, were harmed in the filming of this documemory. Actually, I think you got my message intent all right, based on your impressions... the intent being to evoke your own images, so long as they are cinematic. Anywheyz, thanks for listening and commenting, Harold!
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said 4530 days ago (January 23rd, 2007)
gleechlab?
Ineed to investigate this. I have been looking for more ways to alter sounds and percussion. Realy good flow to this piece I was realy into it then it was over. thanks for sharing!
perceptualvortex said 4528 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
Gleetch
Hey egobandit, thanks! Yes, I recommend checking out that program... even though most of the sounds I make with it wind up in the electronic dustbin, I always have fun playing around with the 'lab. Thanks for the listen!
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Stun Nutz said 4530 days ago (January 24th, 2007)
shifting realities
Reminds me a little of Future Sound of London... it could use a little something, though... a repeated melodic or improvised hook? Interesting stuff, anyway. I listened twice.
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perceptualvortex said 4528 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
Stunzter
Glad you found this interesting. I agree with you that it could use more; in fact, some of the stuff in here is cool enough (IMHumbleO) to warrent making a song outta this experiment. Thanks for listening, Eric!
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said 4530 days ago (January 24th, 2007)
Ohhhhh thick and crunchy!
Very ambient.... groovy slow churning. Id love to hear it extended (of course;) but its also got a nice flow that suits its short length very much for me.

A dream sequence in audio!
perceptualvortex said 4528 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
Didge
Hey man, I'm glad you dig this! I nearly classified this one as Ambient, but it's prolly too short for that. Thanks for stopping by here, Didge-ache.
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VicDiesel said 4530 days ago (January 24th, 2007)
Fantastic!
This is absolutely great ambient stuff. I've enjoyed every last plink and plonk. But this really needs to be three times as long. It ends just as the listener is getting immersed in the sound.
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perceptualvortex said 4528 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
VicD
Yup, I agree that this should be much longer. The fact is, I just ran out of material (of the 20 minutes or so of Gleechlab output that I made for this project, I only used about 5 minutes, and they are layered!) So, the lessen for me is to output at least 3x as much stuff from Gleetchlab per project, haha. I'm glad you dig this, Vic, thanks for listening!
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Warren Smith said 4529 days ago (January 25th, 2007)
Odd and intriguing
Bats, bugs and sprites zooming through the night air ... and who knows what is crawling on the forest carpet ... but something odd and intriguing is going on in the woods under a full moon : >

There's a wonderful feeling of space in this piece (as well as in your other recent postings). It's great to see how you have been fortifing your prodigious percussive powers by expanding your musical vocabulary with these new explorations. From the zany ("Azathoth") to the brainy ("What Happened to Outpost Five?"), you are really coming up with some interesting stuff!

There's an edginess to these experiments, but there is also a delightful sense of comedy behind all of these cosmic sounds. It's most apparent in the mock-seriousness of the straight radioactive report working against the crazy carnival of sounds in "Radioactive Fish," suggesting the world has gone more than a little loony, but I sense it in the other works, too. I may be wrong about this, but I get the feeling the challenge is to not take this works too seriously - even though you are completely serious about making them.

Also - great graphics ... and great song titles, too!




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perceptualvortex said 4528 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
Very perceptive
Warren, I appreciate your comments; you always take it several phases beyond first impressions. I'm glad you dig my art and song titles too, it's important to me to try to get those right.

Well, you certainly hit the nail on the head; I try not to emulate the cackling mad scientist while assembling these things--but in truth, I know I've hit on something good when I can't stop laughing over it. But yes, I'm serious about making something that I like, and that I think people will connect with.

Recently I've been feeling burnt out assembling percussion (all those efforts going into my 'drumoff' challenge entry!), and I have about 8 projects started in the past month where I haven't been able to get beyond making the cool grooves. So, it's stuff like this and Azathoth--light on the percussion--which have been feeling more successful to me.

Thanks for listening, and your impressions of my park; I'm glad you like the feeling of space and found this intriguing.
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FEEL said 4529 days ago (January 25th, 2007)
Set myself
on electro glide as I journeyed. Very Sci Fi. Enjoyed the sounds. What a park.
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perceptualvortex said 4528 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
SciFi
John, thanks for listening; I'm glad you could glide along to this.
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Drew Kopr said 4528 days ago (January 25th, 2007)
yeah boyz!
Perceptualfizzle, layin' down dat heavy drizzle. Shizzle.
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perceptualvortex said 4528 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
Driz
Drizzle! I always appreciate yousen kashnizzel. Fanks!
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Drew Kopr said 4527 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
Nuh
Nuh problem, muh sizzle!!!
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Parichayaka said 4525 days ago (January 28th, 2007)
Beyond real...
Ok, I listening to this before, but I finally put my *nice* pair of heaphones on. What a difference! Amazing, I'm finally hearing the "soundstage" they were talking about when I bought them! You're effortlessly creating this surreal, vast and "hyperreal" space that invites you just dive into it. I hope you will extend this "experiment" to a full 7 minute lounge/downtempo/chill-fest. Make that 10 minutes. Wow!
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perceptualvortex said 4525 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
Pari
Hey, thanks much for that vote of confidence, I'm really glad you enjoyed this! This was truly experimental, but I am really pleased with the way this worked out. And I do hope to revisit these techniques and make something longer and trancey. Thank you, Parichayaka!
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bud said 4525 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
I'm there man
only more so. Very cool landscaping job.
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perceptualvortex said 4525 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
Bud
Thank you for listening and commenting, Bud, I'm glad you like this!
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Ed Hannifin said 4524 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
It's a funny thing, David...
I tried to listen to this when it first went up, and, maybe 'cause I wasn't in the mood, I couldn't get into it for the life of me...

I listened again tonight, and it's intriguing, spacious, a realm for curiosity and exploration...

Go figure, huh? I think so often we think it's the quality of the music that we're experiencing, and we don't perceive that what we bring TO the music is just as important in terms of how we take it in...

Mind you, it misses that Dunwichian ambience, but... what can ya do?

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perceptualvortex said 4524 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
Hi Ed
Yes, I think you're exactly right about the importance of what ya bring to the experience. e.g. There are a number of movies that I enjoyed only after giving them a second chance... and vice versa, movies that I loved the first time and now I wonder what I saw in them.

But regarding this in particular, I completely understand if you or anyone just doesn't like it. Some of the choices that I made in this and that more Dunwichian experiment are of questionable aesthetic value, probably even anti-aesthetic. I still respect the opinions of people who hate these things :)

However, I'm glad to hear that you were able to come around to the dark side and find this intriguing. I took a new approach to making this one and I feel like there are a few things about this that I really, really like and will want to try more of in the future, perhaps in more songlike songs. Thanks for giving this another shot, Ed!
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paxeden said 4522 days ago (January 31st, 2007)
sooo cinematic
you always have the best production. great use of space. great "crunchiness" in your sound effects or effected instruments. i am never distracted by production quality issues... just lost in your mini-landscapes.
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perceptualvortex said 4522 days ago (January 31st, 2007)
paxeden
Thank you, paxeden, I really appreciate that. I'm glad you can get lost in my mini-landscapes!
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