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Sat, 13 Jun 2009
Motörhead - Ace of Spades - Songsmith Version
This song is a reaction to the greed that caused the financial collapse. How it is permissable to allow lending institutions and Wall Street barons to make bad business decisions and have citizens and taxpayers across the world foot the bill is beyond comprehension.Tue, 18 Nov 2008
I get a lot of band press releases for my blog and I post very few of them. How I Became theBomb is a different story. Their mix of electronics, rock with great stylized vocoder processed vocals is fantastic. The space/military theme with Strangelove influences is awesome. Were I still playing music in the old electronic rock project I was in 10 years ago I have no doubt we would be playing similar bills.
They got the helmet on ebay and apparently it is an authentic Russian cosmonaut helmet, at any rate it made the singer Jon Burr very sick after the several hour video shoot.
They have 4 upcoming digital releases planned through June of next year.
Each volume will have 3 songs accompanied with a video. The volumes--named after famous military slogans--will be released on various notable dates, all of which are listed below.
Vol. 1 Who Dares Wins – November 5, 2008 (Guy Fawkes Day)
Spar mangled banter on boombox.org
Merce Death: Real Time Canon Test
Found this while checking out Chris Ashley's blog. As usual lots of nice new html drawings there and then this video. I had heard of Merce Death before but never taken the time to check him out until I saw this video on Chris's blog. It is cool check it out. He records himself with samplers and plays over them in real time. Nice work.Sat, 19 Jan 2008
"The Nature of Things" by Canadian singer/songwriter Jon McKiel and his band is a great indie pop find. Their label emailed me a couple weeks ago to check it out and I did. It is great! The whole record good solid indie pop.
"The Nature of Things" recently won a place on The Coast's "Top 50 Album of 2006" and earned him the title of "Best New Artist", and was recorded by Thom Flowers at Boston's Fort Apache Studio, home to such indie staples as the Pixies' "Come on Pilgrim" and Radiohead's "The Bends". The record was mastered by Noah Mintz (The Dears, Stars, and Broken Social Scene) at Lacquer Channel in Toronto.
On February 12th Jon McKiel will release his "The Nature of Things" on Wednesday Records.
You can check out "War on You", which can be found at:
The evilcomputergenius often performed live at the sub-tronic theatre in 1999-2002
For the last almost 2 years I have been working on a collection of new dub influenced bass driven tracks for my project evilcomputergenius. Since my focus is primarily visual art, the collection is just something I have been working on in my spare time. However the tracks are starting to sound really good even in their unmastered state. The collection is beginning to come together to tell a complete story as well.
So...I have decided to just release all the unmastered preview tracks in various forms for free full download on the internet so people can check them out and so I can see if folks respond to any of the tracks. So if you need some fodder for your ipod for the drive to grandmas for turkey day go get em here and here!
The tracks are a wide range of tempo from 80 bpm to 130bpm. Most are very dub influenced electronica with some electro-rock and some progressive breaks and some drum and bass influenced tracks as well. If you have a sub woofer it will get a good work out.
The tracks are mostly finished but they are still unmastered. Casey Hess, old band mate of mine and member of the Burden Brothers is going master them soon when I finfish fiddling with them. I gave him some really early stuff to play with and he assures me the mastered versions will be a marked improvement.
In the mean time feel free to check out the unmastered tracks and put them on your Facebook page and put them in your lastfm.com play lists.
Feel free to contact me if you like them or hate them or just want to say drum break at 4:18 in song whatever is driving you mad.Wed, 11 Apr 2007
One of the nice things about having a site and blog is that from time to time I get emails from artists and djs that really have some nice stuff going on and I get to experience new things that I would not have otherwise had time to go looking for on the internet. This is one of those great finds.
Tago-Mago is a remix mashup blog. Bruno Sugai remixes rap and r&b accapellas with hip hop, breaks and rock mashups. He makes his own midi compositions to go with them. His style is fresh, I have most of those accapellas in my library of samples and stuff and haven't come up with anything as fun as what he has. He has several mix collections up with mashups like Missy Elliot vs Supergrass or Japan vs. Unkle and Bizzy Bone vs. Six Finger Satellite.
Bruno Sugai writes... I've been making electronic music for 7-8 years now, and recently got into remixing a capella tracks. (On his first album) i'd say 70-80% of the music not including voice is me on midi; the rest is an assortment of samples, including ones of tracks my friends made. my other stuff is at http://inkstink.com/bruno and http://inkstink.com/fasafas. askinazi has mp3s up at http://inkstink.com/askinazi.
Well, I completely forgot to post these mp3 songs. They are about 9 months old but better late than never I guess.
The very observant may have noticed them in my flash music player off and on but I never posted them. There are a couple more songs I can't find 128khz versions of so I will have to post them later. I have some new evilcomputergenius downtempo dub stuff coming soon too.
Mon, 30 Oct 2006
Four New evilcomputergenius MP3 tracks!
Since 1986, Gwiazda has worked with sampling and sound effects to create the unique musical language that is derived from the interior musical characteristics of noise itself. His recent work is concerned with creating immersive musical works and computer multimedia. Performing live with sampler, guitar, and tape, he has given concerts, workshops, and lectures throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Gwiazda produces animated audioscapes, oddly situating twisted and chopped real-sound samples . . . combining elements that don't have any clear relationship into compositions of surprising unity.
- reviewed in CMJ by Robin Edgerton Douglas Wolk.
Check out Henry Gwiazda noTnoTesnoTrhyThms at Innova recordings.
Be sure to squish the roach at U4EA Design. Fri, 08 Sep 2006
I totally spaced on posting this track when I finished it a couple months ago, enjoy if you like this sort of thing. I finished a pretty dark heavy evilcomputergenius track a month ago too, just have not had time to upload it. I Will have to get around to it between baby feedings some time. Tue, 18 Jul 2006
20 min documentary on the Amen Break
Courtesy of dailydrone.org(in German) Sun, 16 Jul 2006
Courtesy of ruccas.org and dailydrone.org(in German) Fri, 31 Mar 2006
I have been working on some new evilcomputergenius and Don Relyea tracks. Three tracks in all coming soon. I'm taking a little more time to let these new songs simmer. I had some regrets about overdoing some of the phased drum tomfoolery on The Cleaner. So I am going back and taking some of it out and posting a new version soon. So if you like The Cleaner the way it is you might want to save a copy.
Unfortunately I suffered a catastrophic hard drive crash right after I mixed this version of Domination(4.9mb) so I lost the original. I had intended to add some more analog synth sounds to the breakdown in the middle, but after listening to it for a while I think it sounds fine the way it is. This track is the one I used for the soundtrack to one of my video entries for the [PAM] perpetual art machine project. Sun, 12 Feb 2006
New progressive house mix of Unstoppable. Fri, 10 Feb 2006
I have been working on some new solo music in the progressive house and breaks genres and I am getting my sound down. I have a new track called The Cleaner. It is a pounding track with lots of guitar work, a driving bass and house beat accentuated with breaks. The Cleaner is a song for people who solve problems if you know what I mean.
The Cleaner (2006 prog mix alt)(5.3mb) Thu, 22 Dec 2005