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Darkness for the Masses


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illuminati

 Genre: Electropop

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Another Orbiting reject looking for a home.
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Hits: 2620
Comments: 9
Fans: 4
Plays: 69
Downloads: 71
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Mar 16, 2010 - 09:29:53 PM
Last Updated: Mar 16, 2010 - 10:21:17 PM Last Played: Dec 28, 2018 - 10:48:51 PM
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Hardware:
Macbook Pro, Guitar, Zoom H2, some M-Audio stuff
Software:
Many things that make noise.
Comments
ic42 said 3447 days ago (March 17th, 2010)
ambiguity abounds
Love the opening. It hovers between major and minor, leaving me unsure of the path, but enjoying the bifurcation either way. Great soundscape, as usual... here comes the imagery...

I am working on a temporarily stranded transgalactic transport ship, have been working for 26 hours straight on the engines. We are stuck next to a spectacular nebula. I try to focus on my work, carefully pulling myself along the life-lines between the monstrous engines outside the ship. Fatigue clouds my focus, as does the strange prickly radiation from the nebula. Part of me wants to get my work finished. Part of me is entranced by the shimmering lights of the nebula. After replacing a junction box, I hold out my hand toward the gas cloud, and sparkles of color form around my fingers. I can see my fingers inside my space suit! They radiate light of their own. I am being transformed into one of them, drawn toward the light. It is all becoming beautiful in the blackness. And I am gone.

I think this is worthy of some more color and a lead singer, of course :)

ttfn,
Drakonis
Check out my latest song called Mars à Oublier - 0x01
ktb said 3435 days ago (March 29th, 2010)
Darkness for the Masses
meditative and textured. You are my nuance hero Matt. You layer, stir and mix like no one else. I find myself empowered and inspired after listening to your tracks. D'l'd for future enjoyment and late night jamming with friends.
Check out my latest song called Blackwater (by Tokai)
illuminati said 3376 days ago (May 27th, 2010)
Thanks!
I like this piece a lot and it feels unfinished, but at the same time it's been stirred and mixed a bit. I'd really like to hear what you have going on, sorry I missed your email, and one of my goals is to be more active on the site this summer (famous last words, I know, but I need some inspiration!)
ste said 3415 days ago (April 18th, 2010)
the
riding cymbals work really well with the syths. great texture. percussion during last minute or so sounds great. nice work
Check out my latest song called songbreak
smokey bacon jnr said 3215 days ago (November 4th, 2010)
Very nice...
reminds me a little of Aphex Twin but a lot darker. Love the droning bass and the break around 2.20 before it all kicks back in again. I do that a lot!!! Like the way you keep lots of mini rhythms going with the synths alongside the main one. Cool.
Check out my latest song called Feels So Good
MarkHolbrook said 3192 days ago (November 27th, 2010)
Reject?
I don't get it.. These are so cool... I guess the orbiting standards are extremely high... Mine are not... This is great and does not deserve to be a reject!!! LOL... Nice job!
Check out my latest song called Corn Whiskey
illuminati said 3189 days ago (November 30th, 2010)
Thanks for checking out
my songs, Mark. I can't wait to see what happens with our Xmas challenge. I have listened to a number of your songs and am impressed too. I'll try to get some comments up at some point, apparently it's not my forte. I guess that kinda makes me a lurker!
mylenemami1 said 2891 days ago (September 24th, 2011)
plans for this song!
May i please use this in a personal project that I am building and a few of your other songs? Please Mr. Smith..
Im also looking at a few other artists on here.
illuminati said 2886 days ago (September 29th, 2011)
Hey Jacque!
I'd be honored! And you don't have to call me Mr. Smith anymore. We're equals now.
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Name: Matt
Location: USA
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Other songs I've contributed to: 5/25/06: Neverland, a collaboration with Ledebutant as The Orbiting Former synth player for the late 80s, early 90s alternative rock band New London. Since its dissolution, I've done a few solo projects and work... [see more]

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Genre Info
Electropop (also called Technopop) is a subgenre of synth pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s. Numerous bands have carried on the electropop tradition into the 1990s and 2000s.

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