the play soundtrack project marches onward! i attended a rehearsal this weekend and assembled a few quick demos on the spot. current song titles are “the sea,” “the kids,” and “royalty.” they’re more in the style of my previous work, kind of a hybrid version of Bienvenido Mañana and the Dreams EP stuff… it’ll premiere sometime this summer so you’ll see those new songs sometime soon!
debut sessions continue on. i’ve completed “fight or flight” and “golden textured sky” and progressed on three new tracks: “the triumph,” “your souls,” and “the fever.” still on track for fall/winter!
it sounds real repetitive and shitty right now (the timing on the synth/string part is horribly off!) but you get where i’m going with this. triumphant tune with huge bombastic bass/keyboard/drums. might leave this an instrumental
good news! i can’t take a hiatus after all. why? you’ll see…
i’ve recently been invited to record a soundtrack for a small stage show! i’ll be sitting down with the writer and director and assembling demos and sketches for the show. hopefully i’ll be able to share the final products with you all for free, i don’t want to charge for any of this new stuff.
final final stage for the split ep! it’s not even an EP at this point though, it’s an album basically. all we need is album art and a name. it should be out within the next week! tracklisting below.
Intro to Infinity
Recipes of Life I: Cosmic Martini
Recipes of Life II: Pharoah con Latte
Recipes of Life III: Brown Acid
Hope in the Face of Despair
Was It All a Dream?
i’ve been recording demos for the debut at an almost frenetic pace. probably about 20 or 25 sketches done so far. you’ll see these soon, rest assured! planning release of the finished album by the winter.
this is another slice from the latest sessions. it’s called “Fight or Flight” and it’s an angrier, more fast-paced jam with more real instruments. thrown around pre-Reverse Spring and deals with my then-frustration with my peers. vocals distorted to near-death. nice dissolution to classic electronic jam near the end.
the only incomplete part of the song is the lyrics…
as the Some Strange Substance saga comes to a temporary close, i think it’d be appropriate to post a sketch of a new song i’ve been working on off and on for the debut. it’s called “Golden Textured Sky” and these unfinished lyrics deal with the story of a boy who wakes up one spring morning to find that the sky — once a comforting, happy blue being — has been replaced by a crumbling golden facade of despair and unhappiness and death.
this is a few chords of really distorted digital keyboard with some digital bass underneath. my vocals are distorted and thrown into some reverb and auto-tune. everything here is a placeholder and could be subject to change by the time the final product appears.
this morning i woke up and i saw the textured sky i reached for my surroundings and they were all phantom beings i went outside and i reached for it it was golden it was golden it was strange (probably the strangest thing i’ve ever seen) like nothing i’d ever seen before oh, nothing i’d ever seen before oh, nothing i’d ever seen before it was strange