Touched

Clifton Twins

After a jazzy intro, this song unfolds into an atmospheric verse with a layered beat of acoustic and programmed drums and an occasional odd time signature, after which it treats you with a very catchy chorus.

Clifton Twins like to combine contemporary production techniques and state of the art musical equipment with a traditional approach of diving into a studio and record spontanious performances on our instruments, to create a vivid, modern sound with a lot of character and distinguishing authenticity.

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Time Is a Vessel

Clifton Twins

An intensely atmospheric indie-rock waltz about a philosophical experience, with a lyrical guitar solo.

An intensely atmospheric indie-rock waltz about a philosophical experience, with a lyrical guitar solo by Rory van den Bergh.

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Words of Warning

Clifton Twins

A song about how the darkness of the night changes the appearance of familiar surroundings into an alienating, discomforting environment.

When you wake up in the night, it sometimes takes a while to re-orientate. In a moonlit city center everything looks different, even though everything is recognizable, and you feel a little detached from reality. It's as if the dream that you woke up to still continues.

With this song, we've tried to capture this atmosphere.

The sound of the track relies heavily on a punchy, noisy bass sound made with Razor, a soft synth by Native Instruments, that we also used for processing the vocals to create a vocoder sound. Razor really helped to generate the alienating atmosphere that we were after. There's a little twist to this when the intermezzo enters, which lifts the mood with a bright ride cymbal pattern and a Steely Dan inspired guitar solo.

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Will You Look at Me

Clifton Twins

Atmospheric downtempo groove with male vocals

Clifton Twins are a duo from Haarlem, the Netherlands, dedicated to producing sophisticated atmospheric downtempo grooves.

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