[LAU] [Music] Two little tracks

Florian Paul Schmidt mista.tapas at gmx.net
Tue Aug 6 13:58:19 UTC 2013

On 06.08.2013 15:35, Alf Haakon Lund wrote:
> On 05. aug. 2013 17:47, Florian Paul Schmidt wrote:
>> Hi,
>> getting back into Renoise a bit lately. So here's two rough cuts. One is
>> more experimental than the other :D
>> https://soundcloud.com/fps-2/check-refrac
>> https://soundcloud.com/fps-2/whence
>> Have fun,
>> Flo
> The check track wasn't my cup of tea, too much of what I connect to 
> "techno" - lots of sounds, but not much really happening.
> Strange then, that the same could be said about whence, as I like that 
> one a lot more. It has a vibe of 70's minimalistic krautrock and a 
> more organic feel I think. Almost like it could be played on acoustic 
> instruments.
> Thx for sharing!

Hi Alf,

thanks for your comments. These two tracks definitely lack in 
arrangement. I find in electronic music (even more so than in, let's 
say, the traditional pop song format) there's two "poles":

- Repetitiveness: This is where electronic music becomes meditation. 
This is especially true for music made for particular settings

- Surprise: And with this come all the traditional ingredients of what 
makes a good song aside from a catchy hook.

When playing with a tracker or sequencer it is easy to get "caught in 
the loop" and more often than not I find myself caught on the repetitive 
side. Definitely in these two tracks it's the same thing. Whence at 
least has _some_ harmonic movement going (the short interlude of A minor 
between the longer D minor parts).

When playing jazz or samba/bossa nova with a band (I play guitar, too) 
it's much easier to get some movement going than in sequenced music. 
Maybe it's also just a workflow issue. I'm working on it :D

Have fun,

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