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Dead silent

A song written without listening to it

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Liner Notes

This is my song for the "No Listening Project"[archived] challenge, proposed by @gubna.

I wrote the song on the OP-Z without listening to a single sound. I programmed a chord progression and tried to add elements that would fit the song. The presets for different instruments were chosen from memory, though now that I think about it I should've chosen randomly.

Hopefully this is not too bad! I'll listen for the first time after someone has commented on it. I expect the song to be OK because I played it safe and stayed in my comfort zone... I might do it again using random presets and taking more risks.




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This is a hilarious challenge but you did a good job. I enjoyed the listen love the tones you used and the laid back nature of it.

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petemurphy replied on FAWM on 2021-02-17:

Wow, you guys are all putting my effort to shame. I was just hitting random keys on the piano 😄 This is a really cool, laid back vibe. Really well done, especially with the limitations of the challenge. Cheers!

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helenseviltwin replied on FAWM on 2021-02-17:

This is stunningly good for no-listening. Really nicely chilled track

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chroes replied on FAWM on 2021-02-17:

Mh, well, that's one way the no listening challenge can go. I'm sure there are many other ways that would sound terrible! But not this. This song is beautiful, it has such a nice development over time, and although the whole soundscape is skewed to the softer and rounter sounds, it makes a beautiful and complete piece! Great job!

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reklov replied on FAWM on 2021-02-17:

Wow! Never expected this! You could get deaf overnight and no one would notice it! This is almost terryfing good!

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kanttila replied on FAWM on 2021-02-17:

This no listening challenge was interesting and you pulled this off really well! For my ears everything works in here great, it's awesome that you managed to pull this off and mix all these elements together. I like how it ends with the instruments slowly dropping off.

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aeye replied on FAWM on 2021-02-17:

This is a cool challenge. It turned out really good. I definitely wouldn’t be able to do this lol

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dzdandcunfsd replied on FAWM on 2021-02-17:

I like it!!!! some excellent sounds, but like you listening to mine was frustrating, as my favorite guitar line I remembered doing wasn't audible, but I've already started to scavenge bits. Overall this is a really pleasing listen. How dare you not mix this good enough with no ears on it!!!! hahahahaha

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elesimo replied on FAWM on 2021-02-17:

Ok, let's listen to this now, after @kissinginpublic's comment... That chord progression kind of sounds like I wanted to. I like the bass. High hats are good. The arpeggio is too quiet, I can't really hear it. The piano is also quieter than I wanted. The pads are too loud. Hahaha, this is frustrating, but the song has some nice parts! 😁

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Spoiler? You did good 😀 There are some really nice sounds in this and the composition works well.

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bradbrubaker replied on FAWM on 2021-02-24:

This feels to me like someone sitting in a waiting room full of anxiety over what news they may receive.

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apertome replied on FAWM on 2021-02-24:

Very interesting process! I like it. really sounds like just a normal track. Kinda tempted to try the "no listening" approach. hmm!