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You Like Listening To Music Right?
« on: 02 Aug 2009, 23:25 »

That is to say, music! A whole 12 songs made by yours truly.

Anyway, it's just me, my MIDI keyboard, and various created synthesizers in Reason... I have computerized orchestra glittering over some tracks, and they're not as pretty as if I'd gotten actual violinists and shit to play on 'em, but you know. Do what you can with what you got. There's a lot of 8bit influence, some electro, some ambient, and orchestral, all muddled up into one big ball of fun. It's my first real "themed" album.... and I'd like feedback! Whether it's on the art, the music, or my personality, snarky comments, criticism, and enraged rantings are welcome.

All I ask is that you give it a listen.

Lada Laika - Dream Machine


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If you don't want to go to the trouble of downloading the mediaf!re ZIP, you can stream the album here:

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And if you (god forbid) want to find me on myspace, here that is:

http://www.myspace.com/ladalaika

Uhm. So. The floor is yours.
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Re: You Like Listening To Music Right?
« Reply #1 on: 02 Aug 2009, 23:29 »

Listening... bbiab with reaction...

Ha, very cool, thanks for the trip back to the 80s. And I really mean that. :-)

The 8-bit influences stuff could easily have been ambience music for any of those old games, and was quite catchy.

The rest worked, too. Enough layers to pick up new elements if I concentrated, but grooving along nicely if I was busy with other stuff (I've been playing poker with it in the background).

Not a whole lot to say beyond that. Good work, and definitely post more when you have it.
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Re: You Like Listening To Music Right?
« Reply #2 on: 02 Aug 2009, 23:47 »

Downloadin' now

Edit: This is pretty sweet so far. I'm on the 3rd song.
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Re: You Like Listening To Music Right?
« Reply #3 on: 03 Aug 2009, 04:55 »

I liked it quite a bit (despite my preference for the swoopy kind of synths). Well done.
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Re: You Like Listening To Music Right?
« Reply #4 on: 04 Aug 2009, 00:01 »

Thanks for the kind words! Glad some people like it at least.

Didn't expect the 80s comment (not that it's a bad thing, I rather appreciate it), but upon further listening I kind of see what you're getting at.

Don't know when I'll have more though... This album's basically been *in progress* since January. I'm really wary about sharing demos and stuff, I like everything to be polished and shiny before anyone sees / hears it.

There's always my old EP, if you're into a straight-up 8bit venture... finished this one in May.

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Re: You Like Listening To Music Right?
« Reply #5 on: 04 Aug 2009, 07:32 »

I keep expecting to hear the dude from the Postal Service singing over this...I mean that as a compliment, so please don't take offense.

This kind of music isn't really my thing, so I don't know how to really critique it constructively. I'll just say that it sounds pleasant to my ears, and apparently takes a great deal of time and talent to make.
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Re: You Like Listening To Music Right?
« Reply #6 on: 04 Aug 2009, 15:48 »

I'm really enjoying this. It puts a smile on my face. Thank you, Nicholas.
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« Reply #7 on: 04 Aug 2009, 16:55 »

Very fun music, put me in a good mood. Thanks for this.  :mrgreen:
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« Reply #8 on: 04 Aug 2009, 16:56 »

i can dig it
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Re: You Like Listening To Music Right?
« Reply #9 on: 04 Aug 2009, 18:02 »

This is really cool, just finished listening through the first time and really enjoyed every track.  Thanks!

'Constellations' reminds me a lot of slagsmålsklubben, which is a good thing.

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« Reply #10 on: 04 Aug 2009, 18:04 »

I really, really, really wish you had just made up that word on the spot.
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« Reply #11 on: 04 Aug 2009, 20:24 »

We have the funniest words.
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« Reply #12 on: 04 Aug 2009, 20:26 »

Bullllbousss....bouffannnnnt
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Re: You Like Listening To Music Right?
« Reply #13 on: 04 Aug 2009, 21:19 »

Thanks for all the positive vibes, guys. I really appreciate it.  :-)

'Constellations' reminds me a lot of slagsmålsklubben, which is a good thing.

I just looked these guys up and they are really neat!
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« Reply #14 on: 05 Aug 2009, 10:09 »

I like it! I also sent you a friend request!
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« Reply #15 on: 05 Aug 2009, 13:58 »

Bullllbousss....bouffannnnnt
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Re: You Like Listening To Music Right?
« Reply #16 on: 05 Aug 2009, 18:26 »

This is pretty awesome! Did you record everything in .mp3?

PS: Speaking of Slagsmålsklubben, anyone know where I can buy all three of their LPs? Amazon only has 2 and I'll be damned if any of my local record shops can import them.
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Re: You Like Listening To Music Right?
« Reply #17 on: 05 Aug 2009, 23:06 »

Everything was recorded as .wav files actually, and then I converted them later to .mp3.
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« Reply #18 on: 05 Aug 2009, 23:19 »

Do you still have the .WAVs lying around? I'm a bit-rate whore.
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Re: You Like Listening To Music Right?
« Reply #19 on: 05 Aug 2009, 23:23 »

I scrapped 'em, sadly. I could re-export them but that takes soooo much effort, :P
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« Reply #20 on: 06 Aug 2009, 21:28 »

I must say, this is pretty solid. It sounds type of genre 8-Bit but I get this strange feeling when i listen to it, as if there is a whole other genre incorporated into it. :-D
Thank you for the music.
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« Reply #21 on: 06 Sep 2009, 00:23 »

Wow, I don't usually listen to much music like this, but I gotta say, this is REALLY good.
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Re: You Like Listening To Music Right?
« Reply #22 on: 07 Oct 2009, 02:01 »

-ingracious bump of my own thread-

OK so a few weeks ago I was struck by a huge wave of inspiration and cranked out like 5 whole songs I'm not entirely ashamed of, not to mention several that I am (very). Not all of them are polished enough yet to warrant me throwing them into something resembling an album / EP, but I do have a demo single that I think turned out pretty good.

It combines phat beatz with swirling synths and bangin' piano. I mean I think this is a pretty adequate description but I could just be shooting myself in the foot here.

Lada Laika - Sunbeams



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Neither of these have been fully mastered (well kind of... but not really) so they might sound a little rough around the edges but eh.

Hope you enjoy it!
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OK, I know I've just stumbled, late and drunk, into this party, but Dream Machine is really good! I'll have to look up some of the technical terms (8-bit?), but I'm so impressed.
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Re: You Like Listening To Music Right? (new ep incoming)
« Reply #25 on: 27 Oct 2009, 03:56 »

-update-

the new ep is almost done. it draws a lot more on the orchestral elements that were hinted at across various parts of Dream Machine, although I've yet to find anyone who can play these instruments so you'll have to deal with my shitty computer-generated strings for now.

right now it looks to be 8 songs long, including sunbeams and the remix.

should be up soon, maybe next week.

thanks for listening, to whoever bothers!
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« Reply #26 on: 27 Oct 2009, 10:23 »

sweet
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« Reply #27 on: 27 Oct 2009, 14:20 »

Really Sweet
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« Reply #28 on: 27 Oct 2009, 15:51 »

Super Duper Sweet
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Re: You Like Listening To Music Right? (new ep incoming)
« Reply #29 on: 28 Oct 2009, 20:59 »

Just thought I'd pop in to say I am enjoying the Sunbeam tracks.  Still need to give Dream Machines a listen, but I'm pretty sure it'll be awesome if these two are any indicator.
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Re: You Like Listening To Music Right? (new ep)
« Reply #30 on: 04 Nov 2009, 20:09 »

*insert flight of the valkyries here*

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« Reply #31 on: 04 Nov 2009, 20:12 »

Downloading this right now, but I'll listen to it tomorrow.

EDIT: Holy shit, did Mediafire changed their interface? I don't like it.
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« Reply #32 on: 05 Nov 2009, 00:40 »

Neither do I, and it keeps fucking me over.

I really look forward to these new ones
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« Reply #33 on: 05 Nov 2009, 15:17 »

downloading now!
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« Reply #34 on: 07 Nov 2009, 00:52 »

Cool music dood
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« Reply #35 on: 07 Nov 2009, 00:54 »

hey thanks bro
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« Reply #36 on: 07 Nov 2009, 01:00 »

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Re: You Like Listening To Music Right?
« Reply #37 on: 27 Feb 2010, 17:55 »

(bump)

So I downloaded an NES audio emulator template for Reason 4. It is pretty rad, just 3 subtractors, thor, and NN19 (with the triangle square wave sample) and it makes me feel all old school n shit \m/

Anyway, my first demo song is streaming here. You can download it too if that suits your fancy.
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« Reply #38 on: 27 Feb 2010, 18:36 »

shit yeah make more nintendo music please
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« Reply #39 on: 27 Feb 2010, 20:30 »

do it do it that was really good
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« Reply #40 on: 27 Feb 2010, 21:01 »

Holy shit

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« Reply #42 on: 27 Feb 2010, 22:47 »

Glad you guys like it, because I am pretty much 116% sure that this is the musical direction in which I'm heading. I'm contemplating doing an entire EP or something based in the NES template, but whether that ends up being simply a musical exercise or a bona fide collection of decent material remains to be seen. I guess we'll see!
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Re: You Like Listening To Music Right?
« Reply #43 on: 09 May 2010, 01:48 »

(bumpity bump bump)

new demo (a cover):

what is happening oh god


it's been fucked with in pro tools since, and the bass is a lot filthier and awesome now, but i thought you guys might like to hear the first

i kind of like it. i hope you do too!

p.s. since i am in like a real band now this might become a rap song. you won't understand how hilarious that is until you download and listen to it. also, props to anyone who recognizes the tune before the melody kicks in.

edit: streaming link above, download link there or here
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« Reply #44 on: 09 May 2010, 03:51 »

It put a smile on my face.

would love to hear the 'filthier' version.
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« Reply #45 on: 09 May 2010, 21:20 »

hahahaha awesome
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« Reply #46 on: 10 May 2010, 03:41 »

It put a smile on my face.

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« Reply #47 on: 14 May 2010, 16:42 »

mastered version streaming on facebook and myspace.

we are going to open every goddamn one of our live shows with this track
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« Reply #48 on: 14 May 2010, 19:02 »

That intro is really mean. I kind of wish it went on for a bit longer.
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« Reply #49 on: 14 May 2010, 20:53 »

we might stretch it out a bit live but honestly it's pretty much a novelty song and if it went any longer it'd probably get a little annoying. besides, leave 'em wanting more, right? ...right?

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