Breaking Down Faithless Insomnia


Breaking Down Faithless Insomnia

Insomnia by Faithless is one of the most well known tunes in the EDM scene and even though it was released back in 1995, that pizzicato riff is still one of the coolest melodies of all time. With that said, here’s an interesting video from Point Blank Online Music School where Ski Oakenfull breaks down some of the key elements of the Insomnia:  synth stabs, string line and pizzicato riff. Check it out!


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Petri Suhonen is an electronic music hobbyist. He has been producing music with computers over a decade on such styles as trance, downtempo, ambient & experimental electronic using FL Studio.

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alex aven
alex aven
3 years 11 months ago

Awesome find! Love videos like this, very useful.

3 years 10 months ago

Brill .. so clear and so good !!!!

3 years 8 months ago

And here comes offtopic: are you mac or PC user?

Jim C
Jim C
3 years 4 months ago

Wow! One of my ALL TIME favorite songs!
I loved every minute of this breaking down!
Thanks so much!

Rikki Sho
2 years 2 months ago

Nice breakdown. On a seperate note – that drum loop you got going on (most prominantly at 9::16) sounds almost exactly like Dreamer by Livin’ Joy! 🙂