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Synth Single Review: "500" by Iterations

Karl is a longtime freelancer who's passionate about music, art, and writing.


Iterations’ 500 has a haunted, hollow feeling to it that is full of sorrow and emptiness. The track opens with a clean, sharp synth carrying a repeating, medium-high pulse that is joined by a light drum beat. Echoing synths sweep in and a clapping, repeating percussive pulse adds shape while the misty sounds add an indistinct feeling to the music. A thick, heavy bass throb moves below the other elements while cosmic clouds rise through the other parts.

An ethereal line of soft, light synth carries out over the endless beat, delicately sliding in shadowy lines. The ghostly melody cries out on hollow, aching synth while the cosmic sounds run together, combining as they drift through the music. The roving, minor key melodic line journeys out, questing over the percussive dynamism underneath it. A metallic, quickly bursting synth repeats a bright pattern, shifting between different elements before returning to that mournful, wandering lead that calls out in an open voice.

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