Looking for cheesy uplifting tracks...

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Re: Looking for cheesy uplifting tracks...

Post by slatepipe » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:55 pm

Probably not failure by swans

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Re: Looking for cheesy uplifting tracks...

Post by Pitch Black » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:06 am

Many thanks everyone for your suggestions - and un-suggestions!! :lol:

Here's what I ended up with:

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Now not all of these are cheesy by any stretch - "Naked" is a beaut track, it's emotion actually feels earned. Thanks Re:Dream! :D
Some tracks in there I absolutely love like "Bonkers" and "Icarus". Also special shout-outs must go to "Everything is Awesome" and "Freaks" - two tracks that absolutely take the piss out of their genre while simultaneously COMPLETELY WORKING within that genre. That is such an incredibly hard thing pull off.

Now, grumpy old man time...

WHEN THE FUCK DID DANCE MUSIC GET TAKEN OVER BY THE GIANT ROBOTIC QUACKING DUCKS???

I've seen David Guetta close Sziget festival in Hungary with his 6 different types of confetti cannon, plus selected flame-throwers, co2, lasers, lighting and video. I get how that works - it was fucking amazing. I know what a super-saw is, and why it's supremely effective. I get how some frequencies can work on a purely physical/mechanical level. I can understand the binary process of sometimes just hitting people with fucking maths. BUT...

WHAT THE FUCK IS IT WITH THESE HARD-SYNC TYPE MID-RANGE QUACKING HOOKLINE NOISES??? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

How did this become a "thing"? Is this the sound that activates something in whatever-is-passing-off-for-ecstacy these days? Or is this simply the noise that drunk white people find exciting? :evil: :evil: :twisted:

Please discuss.

Please help an old man understand!

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Re: Looking for cheesy uplifting tracks...

Post by fishmonkey » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:09 am

Pitch Black wrote: Please help an old man understand!
please refer to my signature below:
badbrainz wrote: I'm a drummer, so I'm already at an intellectual disadvantage here

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Re: Looking for cheesy uplifting tracks...

Post by Pitch Black » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:22 am

Thank you for your kind letter. So... either everyone is on cocaine, or everyone is Larry Graham?

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Re: Looking for cheesy uplifting tracks...

Post by H20nly » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:13 am

Basically.

:wink:

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Re: Looking for cheesy uplifting tracks...

Post by 102455 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:40 pm

IKWYM about the quacking as you call it!

This one's quite good though...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94Rq2TX0wj4

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Re: Looking for cheesy uplifting tracks...

Post by pencilrocket » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:53 am

lol Lego track :mrgreen:

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Re: Looking for cheesy uplifting tracks...

Post by Sibanger » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:01 am

Well done on getting through so many horrible sounding tracks without throwing yourself under a bus or train :) What?, no Hardwell ?

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Re: Looking for cheesy uplifting tracks...

Post by Pitch Black » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:17 pm

:D Hardwell kept turning up like a bad penny in my searches, but I just couldn't do it. Part of the brief was "celebratory" and there's nothing to cheer about in duck-caller noises at 100+ db.

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Re: Looking for cheesy uplifting tracks...

Post by H20nly » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:39 pm

When is the event??

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Re: Looking for cheesy uplifting tracks...

Post by Pitch Black » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:16 pm

Last Thursday, for the big monopoly telco in NZ. I wasn't there but I saw the lighting/truss rig plot in the production office. It was of a size to rival Genesis in their prime - ridiculous levels of corporate rah-rah.

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Re: Looking for cheesy uplifting tracks...

Post by H20nly » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:45 pm

it takes a lot of money and hooplah to prop up all the lies, fake smiles, shattered dreams, and empty promises.

so the important question, did they like your work??

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Re: Looking for cheesy uplifting tracks...

Post by Pitch Black » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:10 pm

"Those are all great" was the total sum of the feedback I received when I submitted them, so I suppose... Yes? I can only speculate. The "Branding Events" lady who got me the gig described them as "very cult-like". Direct quote.

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Re: Looking for cheesy uplifting tracks...

Post by H20nly » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:12 pm

8O

as long as you got paid :wink:

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Re: Looking for cheesy uplifting tracks...

Post by Pitch Black » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:38 pm

Audio editing, corporate rate: $100 per hour. To curate+purchase+edit+upload: half an hour per track = 15 hours. NZ$1 = US 66c

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