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    Toams
  Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:53 pm
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A set of tracks this time, almost some sort of a mini-album. These are mostly old tracks, and some experimental short ones. Give it a try!


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  Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:25 pm
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wooo~ i wonder who ever listens to these (at least leave a message!) (even if you didn't like it)

here's a new track, kind of inspired by Gui Boratto.
although it's a bit more electro-ish than his things.

Tomas - Three (Original Mix)


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    Brewmeister
  Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:28 pm
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Ich! "thump thump" music. This is the kind of stuff that makes me leave a bar. My wife & daughter would probably love it, though. :)

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  Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:14 pm
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haha, well thanks for at least giving it a try.
I often experiment with softer music too, but that doesn't sway my peers like this does..
and great reactions are always good to get!
(Besides, i like this too. Maybe if i grow older and wiser it'll pass. I'll just enjoy it for now.)

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    Perihelion
  Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:37 pm
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Hey Tomas, those tunes you sent me are really cool! I really like them. I'm not a music person and don't really have any useful feedback to offer, but you should get a job doing this or something. I'm keeping them in my Winamp library. :thumb:

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    Toams
  Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:19 am
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Hey, thanks!

Yeah if i could I'd experiment with music all day, buy all kinds of instruments, make recordings...
But alas, I am a student with a side-project that is a business as graphic designer, so the music is really my lowest priority (although not at some occassions, like when i'm procrastinating, but it should be anyway)

It's all part of this plan I have for myself. I want to be in advertisement/commercial business, so I'm mastering product design, graphic design, and audio design, and a little bit of marketing and business management. I'm doing a recent job so far and it still seems like a good choice. I'm curious to see how it turns out in the future.

(also on a sidenote i just enrolled for a design contest together with a friend, so thrilled)

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    Brewmeister
  Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:24 pm
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I was right, my daughter loved it. She shared it with all her facebook friends.

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    Toams
  Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:52 pm
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Hahaha, well that's just great! :biggrin:
How old is she?

On a sidenote, I'm really interested in what people hear when they listen to music. Why do they listen to music, what do they want out of it? I'll probably do some research on that subject in the future, it really intrigues me. People can listen to the same music in such a different way.

For example, you said that track was ""thump thump" music", but is that because of the ever-present kick? That's only one sound in the whole mix. Would you like it if I took that out? Or if I made it less obvious? I think people that are not into electronic music would still disapprove, because the music is made to get people moving, and is based on that umph umph that's through the whole track.

So many tastes, I think it'll be hard to make a song/track that EVERYONE likes.

However, brew, what do you think about this kind of music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES2-1HJiHDE ?
It's also heavy on the electronic stuff, but well mixed with 'real' instruments.

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  Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:31 pm
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She's 24. and big into the 'techno' scene.

I used "Thump thump" as a generic term for tecno/electronica/dance. My disdain is mostly for the "dance remix" where they take an otherwise 'good' song & just add the thump thump. If we walk up to a bar, and from outside all I can hear is a constant 120bpm thump, I know i'm gonna hate it. :)
I keep earplugs in my wallet for those occasions when my wife gets a jones for dancing. Or she goes with her girlfriends, and I hang out at the brewery & listen to old blues. :)

"Three", to me seems to be missing something (with or without the thump). it's very well mixed, but a bit repetitive & drawn out. Perhaps more of a melody, some vocals, or better yet... video.

I do like "Sycamore" a bit more. Vocals, and real instruments both make a difference. no "Thump thump" but still a nice heavy beat. The video also adds to the experience, providing a visual reference to relate the music to. Still not a track I would listen to again.
I can imagine either song as a soundtrack for a commercial / movie...

What people hear? pretty subjective. Being a musician, I pick everything apart, and listen to all the individual bits. It's a broad generalization, but it seems to me non-musicians tend to listen to a piece as a whole. Which, I think, is why you can get away with "faking" a song in a performance. It doesn't have to match the original exactly, as long as you hit the right chords, and throw in the obvious 'signature' licks, the audience relates & hears the song they're familiar with.

Why do people listen to music? even more subjective. I listen mostly to learn. If I'm not picking apart the instrumentation or the arrangement, I'm picking out harmonies. Or scouting for songs I'd like to learn & add to my repertoire. Some listen for simple enjoyment, or to dance, some listen to escape, and I'm sure motives change depending on the situation. whether listening at a bar/club, or a concert, at home or in the car. You could probably spend a lifetime trying to fully answer that question.

On a happy note... everything I've listened to that you've done is mixed and arranged well. Your music is surely evolving. Have fun with it.

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  Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:23 pm
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I tried to experiment a bit by not using a standard 4x4 beat. I kind of borrowed it though, and got huge 'inspiration' from this track for my lead melody and sound, the end result's pretty different though.



The song starts out pretty mellow and dark, and goes on getting a bit more dynamic. Around the middle of the track (you can see it in the waveform) it progresses into a more dance-like tune, with raw synths, for a short while. Pretty intense.

Oh, and it's downloadable.

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  Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:04 am
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Inspiration for this track: http://soundcloud.com/damienromei



Ladies and gentlemen, we have lift-off.

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  Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:49 pm
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Hello and welcome to a new episode of 'sick smashing sounds', your host for this evening will be T-T-T-Toooo maaaaas.
The newest addition to his Rack of Tracks is Guillaume, a heavy-on-the-bass techno banger.
Check it out now!

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  Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:27 pm
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Hello and welcome to a new episode of 'guy ritchie quotes without vowels', your host for this evening will be none other than the big man himself; Tomas.
The newest addition to his Rack of Tracks is Mikhail, an ever shifting soundscape of rhythmic beats, interrupted solely by the soothing sound of bells and trumpet.
Check it out now!

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  Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:03 pm
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Hello.

This new track is a nicely balanced piece of work, made up of soothing melodies, on a dish with a side of deep rhythms, best served hot.
I present to you: Achilles.

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