Chloroform Synthesia

Chloroform Synthesia

wacha's picture



Liner Notes: 

This one fits a little better with the doing a song in another artist's style, I went for a John Carpenter score feel here. The title came from the handy dandy Lana Del Rey song title generator.

I started this one a while ago for the #bassfirst challenge but the really struggled after I got the bass part done. I fiddled around with is a little yesterday and then some more this morning. I wanted to add some more to it but I didn't want to go overboard.

One this track:
Midi Lokomotiv set to Smoked Bass
Midi Lokomotiv set to Stepforward
Samples Stomps
Sampled chaninsaw (from

I added reverb and chorus to pretty much everything, even the chainsaw. Oh and I used the vinyl effect and put a hard warp on it so it would sound a little off. Nothing like actively trying to make off putting music. Smile

I wanted to use the chainsaw because, for me, that is one of the most frightening noises.

I'm a little more iffy on this one than I have been on the other instrumentals but there is something about it I like.

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


metalfoot's picture

What a dark and ominous sounding track!

Chip Withrow's picture

Off-putting? I suppose, but I like it. I was instantly jarred by the opening.
Sounds like paint being thrown on a wall - that's a compliment! Very unique and quite mesmerizing.

cts's picture

I agree wholeheartedly with you-nothing wrong with offputting music. It makes you have to grapple with reality with a little bit more fierceness and tenacity. This was all kinds of fun to listen to and I definitely can hear John carpenters style. Now I’ve got a break out my VHS tapes.

katpiercemusic's picture

I like the effect you got with pitch bending. Makes everything a little melty and not quite connected... like what I would imagine a chloroform experience would be like.

ductapeguy's picture

That is creepy and vertigo inducing. The combination of the wobbly dissonance of the bass synths and the atonal melody are really unsettling. It works well.

atitlan's picture

Can imagine this soundtracking some nightmare scene with wildly spinning and telescoping visuals in time with the warping of the music. Weird, creepy, yet strangely compelling.

cindyrella's picture

Cool! A bit dark and mysterious but I just love it!

Dragondreams's picture

I've got goose bumps and it's only just started!
This is massively menacing and a great use of those synth sounds. That bass is so rich it should have a calorie count. I love how slightly uneasy the "offness" makes me feel.

billwhite51's picture

you have captured the effective minimalism of a carpenter score. nothing sounds off to me, but nothing ever does. in music, everything fits.

coolparadiso's picture

Yup very dark and ominous, nailed as a movie track

lowhum's picture

There is a bit of monopolistic imperial feel with sprinkly uncertainty but definitely horrific future

jeustan's picture

Music that makes you close your eyes if you dare.

Candle's picture

Oh, I love the off-putting. It's so effective to give this that horrific creepy vibe. Again, that bass synth is just menacing - but deliciously phat. Again, this would work well in a soundtrack. John Carpenter would be proud.

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