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Phuture Noize - Black Mirror Society (Album) [Q-Dance]

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Postby wsnnwa » 12 Jun 2018, 17:04

Wow what a fucking album. (L) (L) (L)

The atmosphere is amazing.
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Postby bassfaceBAM » 12 Jun 2018, 18:03

I just got a trial with Spotify so I can listen to it. Still haven't heard the album in full as Spotify fuckin sucks! Cannot turn off shuffle, the entire UI is a complete cunt to navigate. I just want to hear the album as it is intended to be.
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Postby bassfaceBAM » 12 Jun 2018, 18:16

Reverse Ghost:Would love to hear more like the intros for Black Mirror Society, Make The World Go, and Run Away, the same as I Got Noize from the last album. I desperately want to hear what PN can do with pure ambience and soundscape as a track. Hell I'd love to hear non-Hardstyle versions of these tracks and repurposed as if they were a movie score, because the ingredients are all there. Build on the melodies and sounds that are created. Hell even if it was just Future Bass or some variant of Trap that builds on what's already there I'd shit myself.
I also feel like I should point out that United States of Amnesia reminds me a lot of Volition by Audiofreq, the "Hey!" sample and strange kick included.


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Postby wsnnwa » 12 Jun 2018, 18:34

bassfaceBAM:I just got a trial with Spotify so I can listen to it. Still haven't heard the album in full as Spotify fuckin sucks! Cannot turn off shuffle, the entire UI is a complete cunt to navigate. I just want to hear the album as it is intended to be.


I would recommend using the dedicated Windows or iOS/Android application, in my experience it works much better than the browser application.
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Postby wsnnwa » 12 Jun 2018, 18:39

Phuture Noize Interview on latest Album
https://www.1001tracklists.com/stories/kxyubb/phuture-noize-celebrates-black-mirror-society/index.html

You’ve just released Black Mirror Society on Q-dance Records. What’s the story behind your second solo album?
PN: I wrote Black Mirror Society to talk about the landscape of society nowadays. It’s about the real and fake (internet) lives people live and how they are constantly manipulated to generate a more interesting fake life just to make money for big companies. I tried creating tracks that resonate my feelings towards this by integrating storylines where I can connect with like-minded people as well as trigger those that have a different mindset.

If you had to choose, what’s your favorite track of the album?
PN: I don’t really have a favourite to be honest. I also would rather not influence people’s listening experience by having one. I really do like how the title track came out though, it is the only track on the album that exactly came to be as how I envisioned it before I started it. Most of the others changed a little bit along the way.


You’re one of the most popular hardstyle artists of the moment. What’s the secret behind your success?
PN: It’s hard to say, sometimes I still can’t comprehend the success. I feel like people really appreciate the fact that I am trying to be real. There are a lot of fake hardstyle acts that are the product of marketing, based on pure entertainment. I like to see myself as an artist who thrives on creating music as an art form. I think that creates a more intense connection with the listeners and makes the music feel more alive.

Hardstyle is one of those music genres that has an incredibly dedicated fan base. Not only in Holland, but also in places like Chile and Australia. How would you describe the hardstyle community?
PN: They really live for it, they follow every artist in the scene even when they don’t really like them. Everyone wants to stay up to date with everything that is being done and they want to get really involved with the artists. It’s lovely to see that the listeners are sometimes just as dedicated as the producers. That creates such an amazing atmosphere at events and really makes it something that stands out from different genres. Almost everyone who dislikes hardstyle at first changes their opinion after visiting a hardstyle event.

What is it that makes hardstyle so unique?
PN: In my opinion it’s the perfect combination of energy and emotion. Although the base of hardstyle is this simple four by four kickdrum rhythm, it holds so much musical diversity and emotion. That’s really unique. The community around it makes it even more special.

We saw that you’re doing your first Black Mirror Society album showcase at Defqon.1. Sounds pretty epic! Got anything special in store for us?
PN: Of course! I am going to launch a new visual show there in addition to showcasing the album and making some special edits of my older stuff in the style of my new album. It definitely is going to be something different than a Phuture Noize DJ set.

As a young guy who made it to the top of his scene, you’re probably an inspiration to many aspiring producers. What advice would you give to those that want to be a successful DJ/producer?
PN: Focus on creating and playing great music rather than wanting to be successful as soon as possible; social media is overrated and good music will always speak for itself. If you are really good at what you do, people will notice and eventually even pay for it.
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Postby rupertbayern » 12 Jun 2018, 21:44

Of course! I am going to launch a new visual show there in addition to showcasing the album and making some special edits of my older stuff in the style of my new album. It definitely is going to be something different than a Phuture Noize DJ set.


That sounds very cool
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Postby bassfaceBAM » 12 Jun 2018, 21:56

rupertbayern:
Of course! I am going to launch a new visual show there in addition to showcasing the album and making some special edits of my older stuff in the style of my new album. It definitely is going to be something different than a Phuture Noize DJ set.


That sounds very cool


How old is old? As in Existence Through Sound old?
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Postby bassfaceBAM » 12 Jun 2018, 22:02

Once this album becomes available on Amazon I'm buying it. But in the meantime I'll be streaming it on that garbage Spotify app. Despite a system I don't care for this album is excellent. Like really good. I think it may just be better than pos but it needs time. Some tracks are solid at the moment where others are just sublime. The title track, drift away, world of distortion and we are the future and circles and squares all outstanding. And even some of the tracks are short it feels like a complete track. I love how Marco is serious about making something more than just a dancefloor album. It's also not on the nose with its message. I think after a long time listening we may all take something different from this. I really need the physical cd though.
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Postby bassfaceBAM » 12 Jun 2018, 22:03

Also just to add, his melodies are just so well done. The way they progress just building on top of themselves and feels natural and not overly complicated for the sake of it. Loving this album.
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Postby Gommes_ » 12 Jun 2018, 22:27

Still waiting for my hardcopy to arrive. But of course I listened to the whole thing as soon as it was online.
Great album. A truly great album! I love how all the tracks have some sort of the same theme and can be identified as a part of Black Mirror Society. Everything great was already mentioned on this forum and I absolutely agree. _O_

However, to a certain extent I also have to agree on the mixing sounding a little flat. Nevertheless it is a brilliant album and definitely in my top 3 together with the 2 Audiofreq albums.
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Postby Neko » 13 Jun 2018, 11:28

Still totally blown away.

I'm totally amazed by how the tracks are sounding so natural, every little detail has its reason to exist on that very position. It just doesnt feel forced and goes with the flow. Loving that.

Regarding the missing crashes and sweeps
I'm not really getting the point of missing sweeps as they are not missing. The sweeps used just sound a bit different than just filtered white noise.
And regarding the crashes... Overall, you barely hear crashes in Raw on a beginning of a drop nowadays. Thats because taking away those crashes can sometimes have a bigger impact as the drop has more room for the kickdrum, whereas with a crash it has to fight in the mix a bit (resolving sometimes in a little volumereduction of the kick by the limiter, talking 1db or maybe less). ofc crashes exist to resolve tension in that particular moment, but if you can resolve tension otherwise you don't need the crash that badly.

The "unusual" thing here is that marco also doesn't use crashes on melodic drops where crashes would be found normally. This is absolutely amazing to me, he builds his tracks a certain way so a crash isn't really missing on the drop (sounds like that for me). With that, his tracks sound so direct and also a bit dry sometimes, which I see as a signature of him. Amazing how he takes away something and building everything else the way the thing taken away isn't missing.

Talking only about crashes right on the first beat of a drop.
Effect crashes at the end of a drop are still being used.
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Postby GamerZoneUSA » 13 Jun 2018, 16:21

I love the album after sitting down an properly listening to it instead of just in my car.. I think it's on par with Pursuit of Thunder. World of Distortion, Circles and Squares, and United States of Amnesia are my favorites. Especially the melody in Circles in Squares
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Postby NEKA » 13 Jun 2018, 18:01

I lreally ike Run Away and Lost In The Moment!They have something in them which hit me.
Rest in not my cup of tea though, pretty much same thing as with previous album.
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Postby th3r3zo » 13 Jun 2018, 18:12

bassfaceBAM:
rupertbayern:
Of course! I am going to launch a new visual show there in addition to showcasing the album and making some special edits of my older stuff in the style of my new album. It definitely is going to be something different than a Phuture Noize DJ set.


That sounds very cool


How old is old? As in Existence Through Sound old?


Maybe tracks like Sleep, Coma or the first 2 albums, when he producing in a duo :dunno:
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Postby Amperial » 13 Jun 2018, 21:55

NEKA:I lreally ike Run Away and Lost In The Moment!They have something in them which hit me.
Rest in not my cup of tea though, pretty much same thing as with previous album.


Agree. Though i don't like both tracks you mentioned.
I am more into Black Mirror Society and Drift away.

Someone here already mentioned it. I'd like to hear those melodies in a different (more relaxed) genre.

Also i just can't enjoy it due to the Hardstyle kicks (they sound "out of place"?) but i can't party to it as it sounds too flat.

It feels like he tried everything making those tracks desperately perfect. I don't have that feeling with the tracks above/The Aftershock. The Aftershock is a good example of a PN track with an on point kick roll/melody harmony.

I give it a few more listens though but i enjoy Mysts productions by a long shot.
He just packs the Hardstyle atmophere with way more drive and power which i miss here.
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