Featured Recording: The Architect by Deadzone
“The Architect” by Deadzone
“The Architect” was one of the first tracks I wrote after the release of my previous album “Multiverse”. After the album released, I ended up taking about six months off from producing because I was so exhausted from my own relentless perfectionism and the issues that are inherent to the music industry. I was able to approach things with a fresh perspective after taking a good break. After picking up some new software and brushing up on my skills with tutorials, I found that the new tracks I was creating had a fresh energy to them. My fresh new energy encouraged me to keep writing and eventually make another album.
Creating The Architect
When I started laying out the foundational patterns of the track, I was using a lot of sample libraries that are typically used for trailer music and orchestral compositions. All of the strings, horns and choirs that sound like loops were actually arranged from sample libraries. I processed into short dynamic phrases that sort of feel like loops, but still have a very organic texture to them.
For the drop section, I used a synth called Native Instruments Massive for most of the sounds. That particular synth is considered to be a bit “old fashioned” among producers these days. Regardless, I’ve always loved the aggressive, tonal-based sounds you can get from massive. Many people have made comments to me, that it feels “old-school” or even “nostalgic”. I’m a huge fan of older dubstep, so that’s fine with me.
The sample in the beginning of the track is actually from the movie “Alien Covenant”. It was originally the idea of James Brooks [aka Asteroid Afterparty], who put it in his remix of the track. When I heard it I asked him if I could put it in the original as well. He said “Sure”, so kudos to him! Overall, “The Architect” is one of my personal favorites from the new album and I think fans of my earlier music will especially like it.
Listen to “The Architect” along with the full album here: https://fanlink.to/WanderingTheAbyss