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Espen Kraft - Tonight

from Completely Mental Volume 1 by The State of Synth



From the single "Tonight" (

Originally I wrote this with a completely different melody line and much more elaborate arrangement. Never felt satisfied and stripped it all down to drums, bass and a pad.
I wanted the sound of very early 80s synth-pop in terms of simplicity in both sound and arrangement.

Gear used:
The drums are Roland TR-626 heavily processed admittedly, and the Simmons SDS 800 for the toms.
Bass is Roland S-10 with a Novation MiniNova sample. Korg MonoPoly does some fast notes, and the Emax and Korg DW-8000 doubles as pads. That's it.

Broke out the old Atari 520ST for some very tight sequenced bass-lines.


from Completely Mental Volume 1, released August 31, 2019


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