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Future Music has finally gotten to reviewing This Is A Heavy Product, which I sent them some 5 months ago:

One track only from Andrew (The Random Numbers) and it is a blend of what he calls indie rock and casiopunk tendencies. The backing is a very strict programmed rock drum track with a heavy guitar rhythm courtesy of Steinberg's Virtual Guitarist while the main element is a single-note melody played with an analog synth lead sound that Andrew would no doubt be the first to admit is a bit cheesy. Fun stuff but that synth is too in yer face. A little delay or reverb would sit it back more in context with the backing.

Completely dry sounds can work but may sound a little too far forward in the mix.

I'm not sure about the "very strict programmed rock drum track" parts; maybe they didn't make it to the somewhat Cameron Potts-esque drum break after the false ending. And I imagine the synth would lose a lot of its angularity if I bathed it in reverb.
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On July 8th, 2005 11:20 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
I know that, though the plasticky, angular, primitive quality was part of the aesthetic decisions made. There were several layers of dry synth sounds there as well (though some used delays), and distortion/overdrive was used in places.

There's a MP3 of the track here.
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On July 9th, 2005 03:03 am (UTC), datakid23 commented:
consider it played on the car tape
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On July 10th, 2005 07:48 am (UTC), datakid23 commented:
btw, tell me more about the This is a heavy product cd (I presume)
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On July 10th, 2005 10:18 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Not much to say; it was a one-track CD-R which was made solely for the purpose of sending the track in to Future Music.
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