Gates of Heck

Gates of Heck

standup's picture




Liner Notes: 

I wanted to do something today now that the site is open. I didn't want to just do nothing.

So i had some sounds of security gates clanging shut from the neighborhood I work in. And I had an accordion part from Nancy Rost for a totally different, unconnected song. And trains.

So I warped all those sounds beyond recognition. And this is what I came up with.


Uh, no.

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


metalfoot's picture

Nice. I like the way it all blends together for a foreboding feel.

kahlo2013's picture

Love the industrial factory like feel with the drums, the rhythmic drive, and the interplay of diverse synthesizer sounds. I like the contrast between the higher pitched whistling launch sound with the more gritty explosive sounds. There’s a feeling of motion, power and heat that is really effective.

Stephen Wordsmith's picture

Not only is this a piece of art, you've managed to upcycle noise pollution! Clever and sustainable.

It's more cohesive than it has any right to be, and the high-pitched whistle is a chilling refrain. Overall, very ominous, but in a way that stays grounded in the unpleasance of the real world. Stuck somewhere between purgatory and hell - the gates of Heck.

3tdoan's picture

The inhuman sounds of our world - not beyond recognition, just at the edge of it. Commuter hell is what it evokes for me. Driving rhythm had me nodding along.

writeandwrong's picture

Very industrial and can hear this is the background of a movie or tv show. It came together quite nicely!! Great way to start of the 50/90 season! Lyrics would ruin this piece. I need to go medidate now to get the commotion to stop lol As the last commenter just stated, "it's real life." Truth. Well done!!

Technicolor Gramophone's picture

Nice ... sometimes starting with nothing is good! This has a great moody feel, and the panning of the sounds makes it kind of psychedelic. Perfect headphones piece!

Technicolor Gramophone's picture

Nice ... sometimes starting with nothing is good! This has a great moody feel, and the panning of the sounds makes it kind of psychedelic. Perfect headphones piece!

helen's picture

From the description, I did not expect this to be so hypnotic and relaxing. I can see why metalfoot said foreboding, but for me it feels more like a meditation and all the noises from the outside are just that bit blurred and softened with the main lull being the focus.

Fuzzy's picture

Dude, this is wonderful!!
Lovely sounds here; from the tags I was expecting aggression, but this is really listenable and pleasant.
Great headphone mix here for sure.
Wow, so nice!!

Aging Ophelia's picture

Hearing this reminds me of being lost in the factory/industrial section of Indy just outside of the sunny downtown. It happened so m any times my first year there; the relaxed "i'll find my way out" section, then the mounting panic as I kept driving in circles.

barbara's picture

This is giving me flashbacks of a downtown warehouse avant garde art opening. It would make an excellent soundtrack for a disoriented party-scene. Quite good!

aesthetic72's picture

Super cool! Really engaging. It takes you somewhere frightening, but familiar.

katpiercemusic's picture

Atmospheric to the nth degree. I like the sound manipulation. I like the squeak of the gates.

darcistrutt's picture

You’ve brought in the emotion of unease. Maybe I shouldn’t have listened so close to bed. Well done!

ductapeguy's picture

Wow. This is cinematic. It would not be out of place in an episode of The Expanse.
This is a great start. Happy 5090.

Klaus's picture

It's like music to my ears. If I didn't know the way this was made I could swear that I'm hearing melodies in this. That high whining sound that goes down is mesmerizing. Very well done. Oida, this is bonza!:)

Silver Machine's picture

Mate, it sounds like music for machines, to keep them harmonious and reliable in the factory.
And then an automated hydraulic hole puncher from Tenessee swivelled his hip bearings to a primitive rhythm and the machines went wild and delinquent.

JamKar's picture

Nicely creative mood piece. Strangely addictive to my ears!

john_a's picture

This makes me want to watch a John Carpenter movie. Very cool vibes throughout.

Elesimo's picture

Oh, I love this! Really nice atmosphere, and a solid mix! Great job!

Is the kick/snare/crash also from the noises?