OUT Narel — Tensile [Forescape Digital]

Artist(s)
Narel
Release title
Tensile
Label name
Forescape Digital
Release date
Jun 2, 2023
Release type
Single
Link to external store
https://forescape.ampsuite.com/releases/links?id=140

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Gagi
TranceFix Crew
Jun 27, 2020
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Honestly was expecting an expanded chord melody in the climax, but I also like this. Thank you for including warm chords! They are sorely missed in today's trance/prog. I like the track overall, has the energy and flow to it, it's playful enough. Will definitely take a listen on a better pair of headphones.
 
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Daysleeper

Lost in Trancelation
Jul 13, 2020
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Sweden
liking the sound-design and overall choice of instruments here. after 6 min it felt a bit underwhelming musically though.
 
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MDD

Elite Member
Jul 17, 2020
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Uk
Great soundscapes as expected. Wished for a key change or something nearer the end to keep me engaged. Fun track though.
 
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Narel

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Aug 4, 2020
195 Posts
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Tasmania
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I’m relieved at these comments so far : )
This is such an odd tune and I love that about it, usually I go off my stuff quite quickly - saturation in studio I think. But I still like this. It began life as a brutal piece of techno centred around the opening gated sound (which is actually the same sound I made for the lead in the Puerto Princesa remix) and that wicked scraping bass noise (pure Korg Wavestate), but didn’t work. So I meandered through ideas and got the plucky hook and acid blobs sorted - but it was missing a lead. After many many shit ideas I started with the rhythm from Lieb’s ‘Lightspeed’ and not long after the lead riff was done.
Feels like a tune in two halves to me. Dark and moody - brightness - dark and moody.
Enjoy : )
 

Propeller

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Jul 20, 2020
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I like the main melody. Having gone to the effort to construct something so good, it would have made sense to make more of it. Make it stand out for longer. Add an extra layer/twist.
Other than that, I think that the transitions in this track are quite weak. That's really what separates merely decent records from great ones. This sounds like a bit of a jumbled mess. Still quite enjoyable though and a decent effort.
 
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Narel

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Aug 4, 2020
195 Posts
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Tasmania
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Thank you guys! There are more positive comments here than the number of downloads on Beatport so far, hopefully this will change during the week!
LOOOOOL!!!!! And it got to a peak of #51 in the raw/deep/hypnotic/frogs/boobs/pavement trance charts. Shows how little is purchased these days