OUT Narel — Diary Of A Synthy Kid (Artist album)

Artist name(s)
Narel
Release title
Diary of A Synthy Kid
Label name
Forescape Digital
Release date
Mar 29, 2021
Release type
Artist album
Link to external store
https://forescapedigital.bandcamp.com/album/diary-of-a-synthy-kid

TwinSilo

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Very good album, I listened to it today and thought every track was solid or great. I am a sucker for ambient Trance and yours were nice. Walrus track was also my favorite.

I checked out some of your old releases @Narel, the driving stuff is good too. Have you moved away from that now or was the album sort of special in regards to focusing more on atmospheric stuff.
 

Narel

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Great album. Had my doubts from the preview but they have all been proved wrong once I put my headphones on and listened to the whole thing. Fantastic stuff. Really can't choose my favourite. Every track is great in its own way. Loving the synth work, you can clearly hear how much effort went into this.

Here's the Bandcamp embed (the entire album, make sure to rewind to 1st track if it's not there already):

Thanks man : ) It's really difficult to provide adequate previews of tracks like those on the album - except the x2 proggy ones. Kirill did a great job providing longer previews than normal. And yeah, a lot of time went into programming sounds for this.

Fantasitc album, loved the diversity of tracks and general feel of the entire approach. This one below is my favourite so far and now the ToTW. Nice one

Thanks : ) This one was the last track completed for the album. It's pretty much all done on a Roland JP8000 with A LOT of post processing of sounds off the Synth - except the lead - that's just good old Supersaw.

Very good album, I listened to it today and thought every track was solid or great. I am a sucker for ambient Trance and yours were nice. Walrus track was also my favorite.

I checked out some of your old releases @Narel, the driving stuff is good too. Have you moved away from that now or was the album sort of special in regards to focusing more on atmospheric stuff.
Nah I'm still doing proggy/trancy/acid stuff on Forescape, J00F etc. When I do albums I like to mix up a bunch of genres I listen to. There's never really a plan - just switch on the machines and have a mess around until something sounds good and usually some direction for a track comes from that. However, for this album I did want to have a go at the drone/space ambient thing. There's about 3 tracks unfinished for the album so I think I'm going to finish those up then self release those on Bandcamp. Then a dark, acidy track out on J00F in June : )

Everytime i hear Alonefield i think of something dark and supernatural. Could fit in an X-Files episode or something like that.
Not sure if you read in the album write up, 'Alonefield' was inspired by the secret 'untitled' ambient track on Queen's Made In Heaven album. One of my favourite ambient pieces ever - on a stadium rock band album!! WTF! Seriously, check it out. Alonefield started as a dark-ish ambient piece which you can hear from the start. Then about halfway through a sort of reverb accident happened with my Virus TI. So I looped that to make a happy/major chord vibe and it switches the mood really nicely. The whole thing came together with the roving low pass filter mid-bass drone over the Nord Lead 3 plucks towards the end - I love that bit. Glad you like the album : )
 

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Damn you Narel! What an incredible album! Only had a chance to listen to it now. Wonderful journey. Had to tell my wife „leave me alone I need to listen to this“ 😅
 
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Damn you Narel! What an incredible album! Only had a chance to listen to it now. Wonderful journey. Had to tell my wife „leave me alone I need to listen to this“ 😅
Hahahahaha! I do this, everyone just F off for a bit while I listen.. PLEASE!!! Glad to hear you enjoyed the album : )
 

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This went under my radar but the one track I sampled (Everstone) is good. Album added to my listen list.
 
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