Mutant Breaks #11 - VOTING (review and win a copy of Redux!)


(Komu) #1

MBC #11

GLOBAL WARMING

VOTING

  • Open vote : anyone - also non-contestants can vote for their favourite track. 1 vote / person

  • Write a review about every entered track to gain 3 points

PRICE

  • Winner will receive an artistically produced music video made by Komu and his Konnoisseurs

DEADLINE

14th, Midnight +UTC2h

SUBMISSIONS

Download:

VOTEPACK

(sodiufas track is not included in the .rar file, so download it separately)

TRACKS:

1: https://soundcloud.com/vaeprism/thermic

2: https://soundcloud.com/sodiufas/sodiufas-glaciers

3: https://soundcloud.com/stailer/hymn-to-nature

4: https://soundcloud.com/garfferen/the-end

5: https://soundcloud.com/ghismart/wind-and-fire-on-earth

6: https://soundcloud.com/thebellows/mb11-2018-global-warning-thebellows

7: https://soundcloud.com/basicmethods/mb11-session

8: https://soundcloud.com/audiophobdubstep/gigantomanie

9: https://soundcloud.com/b-sides-934595579/climate-sceptic-in-the-antarctic

10: https://soundcloud.com/lilith_93/climate-change-1

11: https://soundcloud.com/redpanda13/manbearpig-is-real-im-cereal

THIS ALSO: 12: https://instaud.io/private/c5f83027656dcb594fdc2f2add3bcb30bdd39a19

13: https://soundcloud.com/fxsend/puffin-iceberg-mutant-breaks-11-entry

14: https://soundcloud.com/lusd/mutant-breaks-global-warming-067

15: https://soundcloud.com/mrkomu/dawn-of-a-new-beginning

16: https://soundcloud.com/user-366322301/gump-1285774

17: https://soundcloud.com/user3315860525/heat-death

18: https://soundcloud.com/raegaesystem/localcooler

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Mutant Breaks history:

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(lilith) #2

I voted for Track 1 :slight_smile:


(lilith) #3

I’m not happy with the bass on my track. Is it possible to modify it and sligthly change the decay time?


(Komu) #4

I’m not happy with the bass on my track. Is it possible to modify it and sligthly change the decay time?

Sorry now its too late :confused:


(lilith) #5

ok … I’ll change it after voting then … I had it longer originally …


(Conner_Bw) #6

In the spirit of “most unorganized music competition” don’t forget to review, then vote for your favourite review, so that a random reviewer can be eligible to win a copy of Redux!

More info: https://forum.renoise.com/t/mutant-breaks-11/49798


(Garf) #7

Steiler gets my vote :badteethslayer:

The rest of us can share the 2nd place :badteeth:


(Komu) #8

Should we extend the deadline? More votes, more reviews = more fun


(MachinaeWolf) #9

I’m confused, so we review our favorite track here?


(Komu) #10

If you want to gain 3 extra points, then review all of the tracks.
You can review only your favourite 1 or 3 or 6 or 15 tracks. Or just don’t review. :slight_smile:


(ABįSƧȔš ṼØȊÐƎ) #11

@ Komu : Should the reviews be in this thread or the original Mutant Breaks thread?


(Komu) #12

@ Komu : Should the reviews be in this thread or the original Mutant Breaks thread?

Both are ok. :smiley: There is already some reviews in the original thread, so I guess that’s better.


(Mannaz230) #13

Hello here are the things I think about the songs. Tracks marked with an asterix are my shortlisted votes.

*** 1. VΔƎPЯISM - θɜːmɪk [Thermic]:** Moody piano and strings open up and remind me of the opening of Doll Doll Doll so I’m not really sure where this is gonna take me. Crunchy biscuit beats zip in just when I was expecting noisy breaks so it’s a nice refreshment. Repeaters/retriggering is an easy way to win me over and it’s great to see them being slapped on the master channel. I would dip this track in milk and/or tea.

2. sodiufas – Glaciers: Lovecraftian reverbs and what sounds like osc samples pitched waaaaayyyy down are buried under layers and layers of ice. Immense sense of weight and shifting mass. Something is moving down here. Glacial pacing makes me think this track is endless but suddenly everything unexpectedly stops and

3. Stailer - Hymn To Nature: Wibbly lofi arps guide me gently into some bombastic orchestral drumming I didn’t see coming before I’m washed over with plenty of synth goodness and a very pronounced snare. The lead melody snakes beautifully through the gated chords. Nice vocal touch too. There’s an upbeat melancholy shimmering through this whole track. It’s the music to the end credits on a 90s TV series about a family of survivors living after the end of the world. PS: I couldn’t open your xrns because I don’t have your Kontakt libraries :frowning:

4. Garfferen - The End: Is this an idling engine sample? Are machines destroying the earth with their pollutants? Am I reading too much into this? A surprisingly jaunty electro tune with another very pronounced snare. There’s some definite 90s trance or Playstation 1 demo disc music vibes on here. If you told me you made this entirely in Music 2000 I’d believe you, and I mean that as the greatest of compliments. Also jingle bells.

*** 5. ghismart - WIND and FIRE on EARTH:** Ultra claustrophobic. This is some nightmarish footwork dreamt up by a misanthropic Gameboy CPU. That filtered osc ghosting in and out at 1:12 is fantastic. I would LOVE to hear this played in a club just to see what people would do.

*** 6. TheBellows MB#11 - 2018 - Global Warning:** Fat as fuck arps get me ready for some lovely reverb’d-to-fuck pluck leads. I’m enjoying the chill vibe here. Oh wait this just changed completely. Got some spooky Silent Hill flute and guitar combo going on. Oh what the fuck is this neuro bass? I was not expecting that! Ok now I love how it’s almost brought me back to the serene place I was before but weird chords and chromatic notes and echoes of that bass are still hovering around, not letting me relax. I feel like there are enough ideas here for a few different tracks based around the same themes and motifs.

7. basicmethods - MB11 Session: These opening arps are like the start of some off-kilter dream sequence from a 50s sitcom. The warm saturated chords are a comfy armchair and the unrelenting kick is a bent upholstery staple poking into my leg as I try to relax. Balances out really nicely once the full beat comes in and keeps the global environmental apocalypse at bay with some dreamy vocals and leads. Perfect for winter weather.

8. wurzelgemüse – gigantomanie: Super solid beats here. This track is an absolute toe-tapper. It makes me want to turn all the lights in the room off and flail around in the dark but it’s 4am and I don’t think my neighbours would enjoy it as much as me. The delay and reverb on the percussive melody is super nice and a great juxtaposition to the jarring and unsettling vocals cuts.

9. Maya Azem - Climate Sceptic In The Antarctic: Tbh I’m kinda surprised I got nine songs in before I heard a Trump sample. Lots of subtle progression and movement in this one. I like how it’s constantly evolving and changing, never settling for too long on idea before moving onto the next one. A great philosophy for a music track like this but a terrible one for game design theory, jsyk. Wonderful sound design throughout. Everything is clicky and washy and warm and sharp and nice to hear.

10. Lilith 93 - Climate Change: Is that Obama? Right after a track with Trump? Controversial. More synth nutrition. I love the eerie discordant pads that come in at the halfway mark, and the weird fluttering basses at the end. Sounds like it’s coming from a well played and well loved cassette.

11. RedPanda13 - ManBearPig Is Real, Im Cereal!: Obese FM basses! I gotta disclaim that I really fucking hate South Park but this is a solid track. Tons of heavy layering synths constantly evolving and telling me new things the entire way through the track, with a nicely mixed snare poking its head above the water.

*** 12. Thermal Reflections by CryoKitsune:** Super chill and lofi beats. This is definitely the music to the snow mountain level in some bastard hard platformer à la Celeste. I really enjoyed the breakdown at the end. So many great melodies and ideas here. Another track I’d love to see extrapolated into more music.

*** 13. FX Send - Puffin Iceberg:** Oh wow, I’m loving this immediately. Major Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding / later modular VS vibes here, from the meandering melancholy melody to the razor sharp broken glass beats. Maintains enough structure despite being the most chaotic track I’ve heard so far. Wonderful song structuring and pacing, and the “WOOO!!!” sample made me grin like a dickhead. This is my favourite so far! Waaaaay too short tho, I need more of this in my ears.

14. lusd. - Global Warming – 0.67: A weird little frantic burst of comb filters and a lofi dnb vibe. It gets its message across quickly and doesn’t hang around any longer than it needs to. Succinct. Like this review.

15. Komu - Dawn Of A New Beginning: Super cinematic at the start beginning. Atmosphere is slowly building and building. I could easily enjoy a full 5+ minute track of just the intro section. Extra points for the alternating bars of 9/4 and 7/4. Lots of really nice textures happening throughout the bouncy pumping main body.

16. Fosterr_Gump - Gump 128.5773: Weird af straight from the word go, I’m excited to see where this is gonna take me. Definitely some dingy underground basement in a warehouse with bad lighting and people in hemp shirts outside smoking stuff you haven’t heard of before. Bring back the gated pad at the end! I was enjoying that before it faded away too soon.

17. sunnk - heat death: Cool.

*** 18. Rægæ - System Local Cooler:** I utterly enjoyed your entry last year so I’ve been really looking forward to this. Deep space reverbs cover dramatic noises and an alien radio signal is barely heard in the background. Oh now the aliens can play guitar. Or whatever instrument that is. HUGE Tomas Dvorak/Floex vibes here. The sound design is really fucking weird but I’m loving it, and the ultra syncopated drums and chord are really throwing me off. How do you come up with this shit? One of my favourites again!

Super solid entries again this year, and it was cool to see how people worked around or with the “native only” rule. I feel like there was less variation in different genres this year as nearly all the tracks are bursting with synth goodness, but my overall favourite has got to be FX Send’s Puffin Iceberg. The melody is really great and it was cool to see that you’d handmade your breaks when I looked at the xrns. Good luck to everyone in the voting!


(Komu) #14

15. Komu - Dawn Of A New Beginning: Super cinematic at the start beginning. Atmosphere is slowly building and building. I could easily enjoy a full 5+ minute track of just the intro section. Extra points for the alternating bars of 9/4 and 7/4. Lots of really nice textures happening throughout the bouncy pumping main body.

Thank you! That intro was originally over 4 minutes long, but I thought that it was too long for regular listener. :confused: :slight_smile:

Thank you for the great reviews! :slight_smile:


(td6d) #15

sunnk - heat death Holy shit! I love this tracks insane, constant build-up. The last part almost blew my speakers out.

Great idea, incredible execution.


(lilith) #16

1. VΔƎPЯISM - θɜːmɪk [Thermic]: Love the desolate atmosphere especially at the beginning of the song. Very good composition with nice natural sounding samples. It feels like after a nuclear war. Reminds me of VENETIAN SNARES a bit, which I like a lot.

Could have a little more variation towards the end.

2. sodiufas – Glaciers:

This tracks generates an eerie atmosphere of melting claciers with very little samples. It’s lacking a bit in the low frequency range. Maybe adding some rumbling drones would help a lot.

3. Stailer - Hymn To Nature:

Great composition and production, which feels well balanced. A bit too cheesy for my taste though :wink: I like the tribal drums.

4. Garfferen - The End:

One of my faves. Great professional production again. Everything is well separated and has its own place. Sounds fits well to each other. I like the punchy sound which reminds me on Prodigy.

5. ghismart - WIND and FIRE on EARTH:

Definitely an innovative track with nice variations. I have the feeling the song could profit from better gluing the sounds.

6. TheBellows MB#11 - 2018 - Global Warning:

Great and thoroughly arranged track. Technically perfect, but I somewhat miss a kind of atmosphere.

7. basicmethods - MB11 Session:

I don’t know why, but this sounds french to me? Are you french? Kick is maybe a bit too prominent. Beside of that a great track, which is not exactly my taste. Well mixed… Reminds me a bit of Daft Punk.

8. wurzelgemüse – gigantomanie:

There’s some innovation in here, but was there something else-related? :stuck_out_tongue: Mix sounds good to me. Where are the samples from?

9. Maya Azem - Climate Sceptic In The Antarctic:

Nice jazzy sounds with some nice twits.

  1. Lilith 93 - Climate Change: —

11. RedPanda13 - ManBearPig Is Real, Im Cereal!:

Samples have a bit too much high frequencies at the begining. Nice bass and beat. Definitely not getting boring. Well produced. Not my type of music, but somehow I like it.

12. Thermal Reflections by CryoKitsune:

Nice positive tune.

13. FX Send - Puffin Iceberg:

Great production again. Another track which reminds me on VENETIAN SNARES. One of my faves.

14. lusd. - Global Warming – 0.67:

Very entertaining. Mix sounds a bit muddy to my ears. It needs more higher frequencies and more openness.

15. Komu - Dawn Of A New Beginning:

Again one of my faves. Very good production, great sounds, great atmosphere!

16. Fosterr_Gump - Gump 128.5773:

Too much compression for my taste, I would prefer more dynamics.

17. sunnk - heat death:

Great production with an in your face punchy sound. Special and refreshingly different.

18. Rægæ - System Local Cooler:

Nice organic jazzy sounds. Luckily not overcompressed.

19: Mutant Breaks - Global Warming - 0.67

The song would win a lot of the production would be better. IMO the high frequencies are missing.


(lilith) #17

@_Mannaz230: Samples are from here:


(ABįSƧȔš ṼØȊÐƎ) #18

VΔƎPЯISM - θɜːmɪk [Thermic]: … Crunchy biscuit beats… I would dip this track in milk and/or tea.

I love this!!! I want to see a track dipped in tea, or perhaps beats like a tim tam that I want to slurp the insides through a hot cuppa coffee. This has to be one of the best reviews i’ve received if not just for the great analogy but it also makes me want a cuppa n a biscuit.

Also on another review, ‘“WOOO!!!” sample made me grin like a dickhead.’

Aaaand that’s won me for best reviews.


#19

Lots of quality tracks here and congratz to everyone who entered…

Favorite track, I voted for sunnk - heat death

It left me feeling I had been repeatedly punched in the face, had my wallet stolen and left a wake of small children crying.

It is relentless which kind of sums up Global Warming for me.


(Komu) #20

Lots of quality tracks here and congratz to everyone who entered…

Favorite track, I voted for sunnk - heat death

It left me feeling I had been repeatedly punched in the face, had my wallet stolen and left a wake of small children crying.
It is relentless which kind of sums up Global Warming for me.

:smiley: lol