WeeklyBeats 2018 – Week 18, Quantized Pt.II

Week 18 – Quantized pt. II

Picks up where last week left off.
I like this whole song-fading-into-song thing, dunno how long I can keep it going for, but I’m enjoying working on a new album from left to right.

Thinking of coming back to this one with a friend who plays saxophone and record a couple of stabs in harmony + a wandering solo.

Repetition Repetition Repetition Repetition Repetition!

WeeklyBeats 2018 – Week 17, Quantized

Week 17 – Quantized

beginnings of a new larger-scale project
Thanks to Mel for the help w/ harmonies!

Noticing lots of other people around town going for a huge epic sound, spending lots of money in the studio to pull it off.

Trying that big production sound myself on a budget of 0 in an apartment.

Really cool old drum beat I have been wanting to use for a long time – essentially a half-time shuffle with the accent halved again. A quarter-time shuffle I guess. (Whole-time shuffle?)

An Opeth-style outro section. (Just quietly possibly my favourite guitar lead I’ve ever made) – also attempting to fade this track into next week’s.

You don’t know why
But you’ve got nothing at all
You think you’re flying
But you’re in free fall

I heard you got a new song on the radio –
You’re getting played almost every day, I don’t know how it goes.
You’re in tune and on time
Quantized – and holding on the market line.

Yeah it’s good
But I can’t feel it.

WeeklyBeats 2018 – Week 16, LoopJam2 – Ebow Chords


“Week 16!
Left this one till late – while working on new TSC songs during the week and trying to figure out a seperate project.

I’ve got a cool audio setup for this loop stuff – DI from my guitar, lineout from the Roland (which is playing the loops + Live guitar) and a room mic to capture the beautiful ambience of the loud fridge and traffic’

WeeklyBeats 2018 – Week 14, Engel Kvlt – BlkkrsNp▼ =xâö╫, JÑrg Flerg

An early look at a project so heavy, it is heavier than the heaviest heavy metal. No vocals yet and only a layer of noise-drums, with more layers of percussion to come. Arranged through some secret associates of mine based in Norway.

This band has asked me to post this text along with the audio:

“from the depths – the distant reaches. Comes an instrumental voice of pure, christian virtue.
The world’s most infamous and least famous christian black metal band – Engel Kvlt
After living in a sludge filled aquarium of doom and scripture for 33 years, never to return.
Their triumphant return.
Triple Umphant.

“Engel Kvlt (Norwegian for Angel Cult) formed in 1992 under their orignal name Ogvyndksgurgyndvinder, where they played primitive, satanic Black Metal. However, in 1993, the band’s main writer Vlåsgek was severely injured in a botched church burning that triggered an alleged awakening of (the) Jesus within him. Ogvyndksgurgyndvinder’s other member Vlåsgool soon followed his partner into Christendom and they changed their name to Engel Kvlt (Norwegian for Angel Cult) and altered their sound to a more primitive Black Metal and released their cult album “Jesus Ist Krieg”. The album only exists in the realm of recording, for Engel Kvlt never played a live show. Indeed, no one has ever knowingly laid eyes on Vlåsgool and Vlåsgek (or the session drummer for the album, Vlåsmidi, who is said to be currently living in Peru). Shortly after the release of “Jesus Ist Krieg” (which was only released on vinyl and limited to 4 copies) Engel Kvlt disappeared entirely as rumours of a feud between the two band members circulated. It is said that Vlåsgool and Vlåsgek disagreed over the religious intensity of their music and, during a culminative argument, Vlåsgek was shot in the face.”

BlkkrsNp▼ =xâö╫, JÑrg Flerg

Vlåsgëk the Incestinator – Guitars, Bass, Vocals,
Vlåsgøöl the Intestinator – Vocals, Lyrics,
Vlasmidi – Drums.

Time flies

Fark where did the last 20 weeks go

I’ve been keeping up (mostly) with WB2018 and lots of music projects – but been very slack on updating this blog. I think a lack of instant-gratification has to do with it, but I’m bringing it back into the workflow of my weekly upload.

First to catch up the last 20 ish weeks I’ve missed of WB uploads.

Long story short, moved towards doing guitar-loop pedal stuff for a while, went to melbourne for a month which killed the project temporarily, and upon return made a few of my favourite pieces for the year.

Atm still bugger all traffic on this site so I’m really uploading for science rather than any community, but I’m working towards lots of new projects and I hope 6 months from now to have this bad boy cranking along with a couple socials accounts – doing WB, live performances, teaching guitar lessons and also getting into audio licensing.

WeeklyBeats 2018 – Week 13, JazzEmUp

Week 13/52
Little diddly in E(b) minor.
Very short of time this week so this is a quick and rough setup – but I also used my camera to film it. Going to use this simple setup to film and record a bunch of guitar stuff for my social media.
Here’s to the second quarter of 2018!
Lots of guitar instructional vids / loop jams / practice diary stuff planned. some of which might make it into WB.
Also going to explore some other really different styles of music.

It’s gonna get weird for sure
Thanks for listening!

New Album!

I made an album!


‘Problem Solver’ is about 40 minutes long. It’s essentially 10 of the first 12 weeks of WeeklyBeats 2018 – remixed/made/mastered.
A daunting prospect at the start of the year, and LOTS of work, but I’m really happy with it and I’ve learnt a lot in the process.
I’ve never written much lyrically or done much lead singing so it was a huge learning curve and quite scary putting myself out there in that way – but I can already feel a huge amount of improvement since week 1.
Very happy to have this put together, and to move on to something completely different.
It’s free.
Please listen and feel free to get in touch and give me your thoughts.