Last few weeks I’d been working on more samply/audio editing based tracks, so I enlisted the help of my mate and drummer extraordinaire Anthony to just do a blues track.
Kind of an ode to strippers
This was a single condenser mic in figure 8 pattern – capturing guitar amp + kick, with the Z00m H4n acting essentially as an overhead mic. Recorded vocals seperately. Really trying to steal some of that fred mcdowell + black keys vibe, and get a fat heavy sound but kind of friendly too. I personally really like the end result and think it’s a great way to do things!
A really fun project to mix
Thanks for listening! – huge shout out to Devieus who I just realised has basically left a comment on every track i’ve done for the year! That’s awesome and v much appreciated
Thanks for listening!
We’ll take the low road
No gods, No Masters
I gotta go
Push it push it push it faster
She’s workin’ hard – harder than it seems
She’s workin’ hard all night – harder than it seems
When i came in here – my wallet was bursting at the seams.
Take the low road
No Gods, no Masters
I gotta go
Push it push it push it faster.
Earn that money, earn that money money
Pretty girl you’ve got what I need
But I get the dreams for free
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.
“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.
‘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.
Please listen and feel free to get in touch and give me your thoughts.