February 11, 2006

Four Measures Of Fury final mix for February...

by Chris Randall

As you can see, we've finished the first installment of Four Measures Of Fury. This worked out beyond my wildest expectations, so we'll definitely do it again next month (and I already have a good loop lined up, too!)

I got (not including myself) 28 submissions, which is just a hair under 1% of the average unique daily readership of this blog. On the one hand, I thought more people would participate; on the other hand, I'm almost glad more didn't, because with dealing with the BigSeq release, this almost got away from me. I'm definitely going to have a submission form for next month's entries, to better organize everything so I can do it all in one sitting.

Without further ado, here is the MP3 of the whole mess, rendered straight from Nuendo. I used a pretty heavy dose of L3 to tame the levels, because the submissions were all over the map, so if you submitted, yours might sound a little more squished than when it left your computer. Including the original loop and mine, there are 30 in all, which ends up being slightly over 3 minutes long. It is a mind-bending collection that runs the gamut from nearly prog-rock to nearly ambient. The amazing thing you'll immediately notice is that they all blend together quite well. Using the common source material is the cause of that, I suppose.

No favorites were played, and I added all the files in the order they were received or put up on the site. Here is the list, in order, with websites where applicable:

1. Original Loop

2. Chris Randall

3. shamann

4. Peter Forret

5. Ruger Seeds

6. Switchonoff

7. Wade Alin

8. skOre

9. unempty

10. Angstrom

11. thephlexican

12. X. Cerveau

13. James Douglas

14. PBXorcist

15. Matt Giant

16. Jan Nemecek

17. Navs Abbanay

18. Niclas Markb?ck

19. Till

20. Jason vanHelsdingen

21. Bjorn Vayner

22. Cain Torst

23. meto

24. G?sta Wellmer

25. Georg Bosch

26. D' MacKinnon

27. Brandon Daniel

28. MarkmaN

29. Justin Walgran

30. Chris Cortier



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Feb.11.2006 @ 5:34 AM

great stuff...I'm looking forward to participating in the next one!

btw, 0:13 (shamann) and 1:34 (mine) are a bit similar :)


Feb.11.2006 @ 9:19 AM
Now that made my morning!

After listening to the final product I cant help but wonder if what an arranged version might sound like (All 30 each used once, but arranged for flow)


Feb.11.2006 @ 9:55 AM
Hey, that turned out cooler than I expected. Fun stuff, actually sounds like it could be a one-take live beat mashup.

All we need is Rick Wakeman doing some widdly organ solo over top, and we could be the new kings of prog.

Weird that mine and Jan's sound so much alike. He and I should compare notes.


Feb.11.2006 @ 11:43 AM
X.Cerveau Media
That is awesome. Period.



Feb.11.2006 @ 1:20 PM
D' MacKinnon
That actually sounded pretty cool.

Feb.11.2006 @ 4:56 PM
so I've gone over the original post with a fine-tooth comb, and I can't for the life of me figure out why all of the google ads it spawned are related to menstruation.

Feb.11.2006 @ 4:57 PM
annnnnnd of course, now that I said that, they've all disappeared and everyone's looking at me funny.

Feb.11.2006 @ 8:47 PM
Solipsist Nation
Wow, that's amazing.

I'll have to do something with the next one. If nothing else, there can be some kind of junky-sounding crap in the middle to make everyone else sound better.


Feb.11.2006 @ 9:00 PM
Very much like a mashup, or like hitting the random button on your synth while the arp is on, very cool indeed!

Feb.12.2006 @ 5:40 AM
Hey, this turned out to be really cool!
Can?t wait for the next one

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