posts tagged with the keyword ‘music’

2011.03.21

Frenetic Stereoear Here’s the twelfth song from the album “Frenetic Stereoear” titled “Cinder Bloc Party.”

Cinder_Bloc_Party.mp3

Phaser + Wah + Fuzz + Echo… yeah, I like this guitar sound. The background audio is from the May 2007 Web414 Meeting. I had it handy on my hard drive, and needed some background noise, it fit the bill. I also like the cymbals (there’s a bunch of them) and the slow pace of the song, but the standout, for me, is the guitar.

The name? I dunno, I was thinking of “Cinder Block to the Head” (since I never got to use “C-stand to the Head”) and decided on “Cinder Bloc Party” instead. (I guess there is a band called Bloc Party but I’ve never heard of them.)

On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being awesome) I’ll give this song a 7. I dig it.

2011.03.15

Frenetic Stereoear Here’s the eleventh song from the album “Frenetic Stereoear” titled “Operation Bomb Squad Assassins.”

Operation_Bomb_Squad_Assassins.mp3

This is probably my favorite song on the entire album. With this one I feel like it’s a complete song, and don’t listen to it thinking “It needs more!” so I’m actually happy. I even used it in a video I put out recently. As to the name? I don’t know where I came up with it, but I really like the sound of it.

I think at this point in the recording I hit a good groove, which is a shame, because we’re almost done… This also tells me I should start recording in January so by the time February rolls around I’ll be ready to track some good stuff.

On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being awesome) I’ll give this song a 9. Best song on the album!

2011.03.14

Frenetic Stereoear Here’s the tenth song from the album “Frenetic Stereoear” titled “Fituation Normal.”

Fituation_Normal.mp3

Fituation Normal has bass, some weird guitar sound/effects (but no real guitar playing) and very minimal drums… It’s slow, eerie, and atmospheric.

On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being awesome) I’ll give this song a 5. It’s really one of those things I think would work as an intro to a longer song… eventually.

2011.03.11

Frenetic Stereoear Here’s the ninth song from the album “Frenetic Stereoear” titled “My Three Guns.”

My_Three_Guns.mp3

This song is terrible. Really. Maybe not. I don’t really like it that much. I went back into it to re-work things once, and improved it slightly, but right now I really don’t care for it. It uses Club Dance Beat 050, mixed with fast loud guitars, which I thought would be a weird/funny juxtaposing of things. I guess it is. Maybe.

I actually do like the guitar sound used, and maybe the last 1/3rd of the song. I think it’s called “My Three Guns” because it has 3 guitar tracks.

On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being awesome) I’ll give this song a 3½. Ugh…

2011.03.10

Here’s the eighth song from the album “Frenetic Stereoear” titled “Carmaggedeon San Diego.”

Carmaggedeon_San_Diego.mp3

For this song I took “Vintage Drum Machine Pat 73″ and slowed it down… I do this sometimes to get away from the typical drum loop sound, by altering it somehow, hoping it’ll make it less “loopy.” The intro/outro and background noise is the engine from my car, which also influenced the name of the song.

Again, this song it really simple… probably too simple, and I dug the guitar sound I was getting with the previous song, so I stuck with that.

I noticed that some of these songs (style and title) remind me of the sort of stuff you’d hear from Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet or (to a much lesser extent) Man Or Astroman? and I’m OK with that, as I like both of them, and I really like surf music.

On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being awesome) I’ll give this song a 6, mainly because I really like the guitar “solo” part of the song.

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