Archive for May, 2012

yesss…a master

Thursday, May 24th, 2012
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where my tunes are being tweaked

where my tunes are being tweaked

I am in the process of having my music mastered for real, for the very first time. My initial reaction is “wow” very nice… I will be posting the new mix, as well as assembling a compilation, and will no doubt keep you updated about this and myriad other happenings soon!

demo > you call

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
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I was going to watch a movie tonight, and went into the studio and started messing with this idea…I could not play the bass part the way I hear it – so its pretty brutal, but just for fun I thought I’d put it up – thinking of calling this “you call”, but as you all know – everything is subject to changes…it is cool to me that I can share a ruff idea “virtually”, and not worry about costs etc…I called my label to ask if they minded me putting this up for public consumption – but I just got an answering machine – it was after hours non – emergency.

If thou hadst closed my life in seed and husk,

Saturday, May 12th, 2012
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And cast me into soft, warm, damp, dark mould,
All unaware of light come through the dusk,
I yet should feel the split of each shelly fold,
Should feel the growing of my prisoned heart,
And dully dream of being slow unrolled,
And in some other vagueness taking part.


new song > dont go in the basement

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
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this song might sound like some kind of B grade slasher movie on first blush, but I would like to think there is something more in it for those of discerning taste…it is actually less about a basement, say mine (where by the way my studio is located)…and more metaphorically that place where you and I know we should not go, the place where our shadow will find us…that place where our true self is replaced by an imposter. I got the idea from this chapter in Phantastes. This song features ample vocoder, synths, strings, electric bass guitar, reverse effects, saloon piano, my banging Ludwig drums mixed in front and a surprise or two. Enjoy.

dont go in the basement

dont go in the basement
scary place down there
they’ll find your replacement
and they won’t even care

look at that toothless smile
wishing you great harm
serpentine beguiling
bustin out his black charms

dont go in the basement
creatures of the night
lost souls in the casement
angels watch you right

play the drums

dont go in the basement
dont go twisted out
gently here reminded now
dont go feed the doubt

testing your resistance
try the holy call
souls sold for a pittance now
all the while He saw

na na na na na na na
na na na na na na na na (2x)