Starts pretty simply, but gains momentum.
I like how it turned out – much “housier” than anticipated. Sort of like slow Dutch house.
Karl D – Reactor(Download – Right click and select “Save As”)
If you think “Ghost” is a bit similar to“Logic Bomb”, it’s not an entirely unreasonable observation.
Essentially, “Ghost” and “Logic Bomb” were two stems grown from the same idea. Initially, they could have been the parts of the same track, but they each evolved into it’s own thing – “Logic Bomb” taking on a much more aggressive, thick sound, and “Ghost” exaggerating the more minimal and quiet elements I wanted to include.
Did you already catch the short-but-thrilling breakdown in the middle of this track when this debuted in Pattern Recognition?
Karl D – Ghost(Download – Right click and select “Save As”)
As promised, here is the first release from Pattern Recognition.
If you listened to the mix, you may have identified “Logic Bomb” as something of a high point.
The track was intended as something of a peak time throwdown – I think it turned into something different along the way, and I’m glad for it. Stylistically, many of the instruments are heavy with grit, and the measured pace on the drum track help this stand out. I think this still has the “big room” feel I was looking for, without being too obvious or cliché .
Karl D – Logic Bomb(Download – Right click and select “Save As”)
Humans spend the bulk of their lives developing experiences, which in turn change our own perceptions. These perceptions later become “filters” – assumptions that you make subconsciously about the world around you. For centuries, this is how the human race has survived – it has shaped our ability as individuals to assess threats, as well as guide our overall evolution to become top-ranking members of the food chain. In the modern world, our intellect has become more advanced- but the basis of our psychology has not changed. At times, this keeps us from learning new things, and we see change as largely a threat. To truly reach our self-actualized potential, we need to be able to identify these filters before they become a problem.
The tracks presented in this mix are something of a departure from my own comfort zone – I’ve used an array of unconventional techniques to craft the sounds within this mix. By letting go of my own expectations, I was able to learn from the experience and craft something that even surprised me. The mix also helped spawn two new tracks, which I am debuting here(“Logic Bomb” and “Ghost”). Both tracks will be available for individual download in the coming weeks.
Which filters will you allow to shape your existence? Will you let go of your assumptions to develop new experiences? This is Pattern Recognition.
Karl D – Pattern Recognition(Download – Right click and select “Save As”)
If you can figure out the acronym without any help from me, you deserve a prize. Put it in the comments if you think you’re clever enough!
My goal was for “SCAR” to be somewhat of a hybrid of acid house, dub, and techno. Like some of the previous entries, this track’s instrumentation is stripped down to the bare essentials.
Check out the first track from life.remixed. “Collapse” is a somber exercise in minimalism which still has room for some variety. There’s a nice rave stab before the halfway point that breaks up the otherwise dead-serious tone of the song.
Track 3 from the Artifice EP is “Trackdown”. The pads in the background bring the anxiety level way up, and the insistent bass bounces along through most of the track. Like much of the techno work I produce, there are only subtle changes to the mix over time; but where someone else might see minimal techno as pointless and thin, I see exciting buildups and thrill.
This track is like a random beats 2-for-1 sale. Starting out as a uniform techno stomper, the tempo is modulated midway through to transform this minimal caterpillar into a paranoid dubstep butterfly. There is sharp contrast between the two parts, despite using the same bass instrument.