Orchestral darkwave influenced by:
Angelo Badalamenti, The Cure, Rush, New
Order, Portishead, Killing Joke, Slowdive, Clan of Xymox, This
Mortal Coil, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Michael Andrews (Donnie Darko),
Tears for Fears, Love Spirals Downwards, Black Sabbath, Jamiroquai,
Thomas Dolby, Kent, Morcheeba, Pink Floyd, Vangelis, Testament,
Idaho, Julee Cruise, Kraftwerk, John Carpenter, Japan, Skinny Puppy,
Abandoned Pools, DJ Spooky, Joseph Arthur, Claire Voyant, Goldfrapp,
Katatonia and Acid Bath.
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What people have been saying:
Just You Watch, He Said
Nice mysterious jazz sound, like a detective theme. Good groove
and tempo feels. Love the pads used and interesting changes. I like
the way the tempo and mood picked up. Very nice.
A PLEASANT SYMMETRY
Change of pace - literally. I really like what you have done
here. Very interesting and accessible music. I like the story just as
Reflection on the Water
Simply beautiful. This made me feel so absolutely calm and serene.
The simplicity is striking and it flows gorgeously.
The Weight of the Sky
Very melodic. Really good melodies here, and
some nice chord changes - the basis for a solid song... Really nice
Too Many Toys
Why Are You Still Here?
Nice quadrature of feelings.... Really tells
a story with a unique ambience of the unknown. Each has it's own dark
mystery unfold with confusion and hardships until the end as he finds
his way back somehow. Great piece here, gets the mind working and stimulated.
Yes, this would make a good soundtrack to a movie for sure.
Maybe he will find an answer somewhere
in the ocean...or maybe in the sky. Cyan is the color that gives our
lives a different meaning. I love any color that is blue related. Lovely
sounds going on here.
Late Shift at The Terminal Cafe
...the synth melody is beautiful enough; that deserves a full ten.
I'm on the second shift myself! After seeing
all your songs and their respective categories I bet you rule
all over the classical charts! =) I like the way the bass line
snakes around in the back and provides the meat and direction of this
tune - kind of an Alan Parsons thing.
Trouble with Inertia
Fantabulous as usual. Great melody, fantastic piano,
great bass and excellent harmony. And I, personally, think you've
got very cool influences. theotoky
(no website yet)
One bad bunch of influencers
you have here on your list. Ach, himmel, and regarding
troubles with inertia: Don't give up - if looks could kill, they
probably will (games without frontiers), but THEY DO NOT. CHEEZE!
The Lost Balloon
I enjoyed the interesting movement to this song. Sounds hard to
fit into a genre. I think you picked a good one. It's a great "storytelling
song." Great changes of rythm and feel to the song. I like your
work here. I'll have to come check out some of your other music
when I have the time.
An awesome musical journey floating over many
venues and then the wind changes directions and gently sends it
elsewhere. This definitely has the feel of the title. Nice Track!
Why don't you tell me what color it is, maybe
I've seen it. This song has a strange happy atonal charecter to
it. I don't think I have heard anything like it before. I like it. A
simple idea; Bach would be proud...
Floating... The melody in this does that, driven
along by the bass and drums. Nice change of beats. The strings
are very intriguing. Excellent work, my friend. If I could do
this I would consider writing :-)
This grabbed my attention from the first note.
Very interesting composition here. Nice work. The sound quality
is exceptional. Good production work... sounds great coming out
of my speakers. ...I like your keyboard sound. How'd ya do it?
I love it. In the playlist now.
Rainfall in the City Tonight
...the tune here is so relaxing...and very well written and played.
The sound production was excellent. I liked the fade out then
back in at the 2:15 mark. Let me know when you put up another song
I really love this one! I don't know exactly
how to explain why. Sorry, I know that's not very helpful. But
it's beautiful - very melodic. And it definitely gives the feeling
of movement. SissyChrissy1
This is very soothing and relaxing. Can hear
the Morcheeba influence in it cos we are big lovers of Morcheeba,
too. Excellent work. Cheers.
This is very nice composition, but it's expression
relies on THIS SOUND! How did you get THIS SOUND? What do you
use to get this sound?
Valley of the Razor Blades
It's a baroque feelin' in this one, and it
would sound great even witout the drum loop. In its' architecture
and harmonic changes, "Valley of the Razor Blades" reminds me
of the castle of Schwerin/Germany. Would sound nice in one of their
halls in an misty autumn night.
Has a very lush full sound to it. A very
dramatic piece, good for you. Keep em coming. Still would like to see
a movie with your music in it.
Awesome strings...........Man, this is sending
a chill down my spine........... Has that nice chilled out and
relaxed tempo... Real mellow and also contains some cinematic
qualities... Excellent piece, man......
I like how it gradually shifts to a more
energetic level with more frenzy, if you will, in the melody.
I like the mood you have happening on this one.
Nice production, too. I like how the various sections flow into
each other. Great work!
You have done a great job here. This is a
beautiful song. Loved it. Great work.
Excellent work. Love the melody and classical touch.
A Skeletal Search
The bass intro reminds me of something. Can't
put my finger on it. Vibes are a different touch. Production
is very good. Interesting shifts in tempo.
Your best to date. Flowing, cohesive, excellent
bass line and I can dance to it. ;-) Good work.
theotoky (site coming soon)
I love the xylophones, and the mood shifts.
A very atmospheric and charming composition, with this undertone
of wistfulness -- like watching a rain-soaked world moving past
your window in a dream.
I love how this starts out, the keys are
really sweet...I really dig the story line! I seem to hear
some classical influences here...nice touch. I like the different
"parts", follows along the story... Very nice listening here dude,
You did an awesome job. ...
Hmmm...you got me with all that vibe work...I'm
a sucker for that sound. I like the tempo and mix...you did
a wonderful job.
The Answer is C
I like your lead string line a lot. The
drum pattern change is cool. I'm not used to hearing drums
with classical, but it works here for some reason. Nice work...I'll
check some more of your songs. Thanks for the kind review.
The answer.... is "remarkable". This
is a very compelling composition and evokes an occasional
feeling of "darkness" as well as "freedom". Very well arranged,
perfectly executed. Good for you. We like.
This is a brooding piece with a lingering
string melody... nice harmonic modulations and some intregal
classical motifs used. Nice Work !
Nice classical elements, but a modern
feel - cinematic and full of intent.
Great job with the synths, and the downtempo/trip
hop feel that the drums gave it, and the low bass. (string
or electric?) Very nice song.
I can see it in my head! I especially
like the parts after the first and second breaks. Good work!
Excellent writing. Great melody and perfect
flow between movements. theotoky
(site coming soon
Much more so than Laura Branigan,
this makes me want to ride my ten-speed through the foothills
at an even clip of 45 mph, looking almost ever-forward,
risking a glance every now and again at the splendor of the
valley below. It makes me feel mighty in a soothing way. (And
Iadara finds it relaxing, as well!)
Man this one is really hard to
define, I mean that in a good way. I liked Destination:
X from the start. Very original and clever track, I like
the story that goes with the music. A beautiful journey.
This is very nice. That whole intro just
sucked me in and never let me out. Then it gave me a break and went
on to something else and sounded just as good as well. Very nice
piece of work you have here sir.
I hope to head of on a similar journey some
time soon, only to absorb as much of the world music as I can
take. Your track has a great 'Theme' feel and the melody breaks
the track up well. Great job here Cyanogen!!!
You're description of this song makes me want to
take a road trip to find myself as well. Now I've taken many "trips",
but not like you've described. lol. The mix is super tight and
the stream sound great. Good synth
work as well. Thanks for review. Peace!
DJ Matt Scratch
I kept waiting to hear Robert Smith
start singing................and that is a good thing!!!
:) Loved the tempo changes especially. Excellent!
I love the stories behind your songs, it
really adds something! Great song, neat combinations of styles!
Muy excellante! Crazy good stuff again. You really
need to be writing for the movies. This is the perfect background
for some creepy, trippy lynchy kinda thang.
(site coming soon)
Searching for the Bodies
You have a very unique style
which is further enhanced by excellent playing and production.
...This is dark and smooth, how nice.
Peter Lorre... "I'm not going
to hurt you, I'm only going to stab you"......that nasal
voice and big wet eyes...heh heh. Used to love him. Anyway,
this is surely great soundtrack music for any number of pictures.
Most would be dark of course. But it is very well done, and moving.
Nice stuff. I think the classical force in you is strong. This is
hauntingly lovely. Sort of sad and mysterious. I see night...a solitary
figure looks out the windows at the black bare branches moving
in the wind like dark fingers scratching at the night sky. The figure
seems to be in contemplation of past events that have brought sadness.
It is lonely. The candle gutters in a draft as the wind sighs through
a crack around the window. The figure shudders a little and pulls a
black shawl a little closer around her body. She sees in a lightning
flash the one she is thinking of standing by the gate.....and then he
is gone. Oops, sorry, you got me carried away there with this very visual
music. Excellent piece. Thanks for posting it.
The Land of Wind and Ghosts
Just when I thought cyanogen had given us
his best with "Meet Me Tonight at the Old Warehouse", he throws
this song our way. The Kate Bush influence is evident and this
piece showcases his affinity for piano. I won't be surprised
when I hear this on a soundtrack for some dreamy, surrealist
movie. theotoky (site coming
Meet Me Tonight at the Old Warehouse
Angelo Badalamenti would be proud!
An aural backdrop for an eerie
summer evening...searchlights flashing across a dark
field, illuminating a pale human arm... beautiful and ominous!
The Mirror Reveals
This would totally make an
excellent soundtrack, a la John Carpenter. Great thought
and structure to a tune that really tells a story. Too cool…
Souls Breaking Open
My favourite so far...
Intoxicating, moody, haunting,
beautiful. Reminds me of the dark back hallways of the
theotoky (site coming soon)
When I hear this song, I
envision our protagonist alone in his car, the lights
of the city reflected off the windshield, as he scans the
seedy side of town for some unknown villain... or victim.
The Mirror Reveals
Has a wonderfully grand, haunting feeling
to it. Very tight progressions and a joy to hear through… Very
Dancing in a Shoe Store
This piece masterfully showcases
the artist's versatility. Throughout the piece, we
are taken on a journey though many moods & styles. Each
movement is distinctly different while maintaining a flow
and cohesiveness to the overall piece. Excellent work. I look
forward to hearing more from you.
theotoky (site coming soon)
A Winter Afternoon in Prague
Another fantastic bit o'
work here. It made me want to do something... I'm just
not entirely sure what. Drink absinthe on a bridge most likely..
Haunting and evocative...An aural landscape
of a cold day in the eastern bloc...melancholy and lovely...
I saw visions of trains and telephone wires, of lovers parting,
of winter arriving. I keep playing this one over and over...
The Mirror Reveals
Rings of Saturn
Maybe it's only a keyboard...
but... this has something... I can't find the words,
but I like it a lot. Awesome track. Relaxing and a bit scary.