Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Astronaut King - Demo EP available for purchase

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The Astronaut King demo

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Kirche Gothika Vs DJ Fartbot - Jigsaw (DJ Fartbot Remix)

My friend asked me if I'd like to remix his song Jigsaw, so I put off homework in order to do so. The song is named Jigsaw, by my friends project Kirche Gothika.

I titled my remix:
Kirche Gothika Vs DJ Fartbot - Jigsaw (DJ Fartbot Remix)

You can hear it on MySpace at DJ Fartbot MySpace

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Astronaut King - Demo EP

The Astronaut King: Demo EP
Streamable, free to listen, check it out!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Hopefully an increase in quality is coming soon.

So I just bought a new sound card, a cheap mixer, and some other stuff. This means I might have a chance at getting some decent quality tracks done soon.

The only problem is finding time to record and mix these songs. I think my progress might be a little slow, but I'm still going to be working on and writing music. Once winter break hits I'll have a ton of time to work on stuff hopefully, so maybe I can have a DJ Fartbot album done by 2008, and possibly... a third Satan's Basement album. If I don't change my current work schedule, I should have a ton of time to work on music over winter break.

No guarantees on this though, since I don't know how much time I'll end up having.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Hey, I'm not dead.

Work and school have been taking up most of my time lately so squeezing music in is becoming more and more difficult some weeks. I've gotten some DJ Fartbot songs completed lately, but progress with Satan's Basement songs may be slow due to the fact that they generally take much more time and energy for me to make them.

In other news, college kids are just as ignorant to the world around them as high school and elementary school kids. I'm pretty sure everyone already knew that, but seriously, I hate how people tend to have this "Why would someone do such a thing?" attitude all the time about things they usually do. I think some people think the world really is a perfect place, and as long as they don't have problems, no one else has problems. But enough of that rant, I'll spare the details.

You know what would be cool? If people started giving me money.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Another new Satan's Basement song.

Don't worry DJ Fartbot fans, I'm still working on material.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Oh right, updates...

So there's a new Satan's Basement song up now, check it out...

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Satan's Basement music video??

So told me if I made a music video for them they could put it on their unsigned artists program.

I took very little time making it if you didn't notice...

I'm the only person in it, unless you count the storm.

It's all filmed in my house, on my digital camera which I had to tape in chunks because I've never bothered to buy a memory card for it. I had cranberry juice dripping from my mouth in this one part, I tried making it look like blood...

Anyway, I rushed it, it probably sucks, but hey... I did it.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Oops... I forgot to say...

It's been a while since I finished Cerebral Apocalypse.

Like a month...

It tells a story this time, 16 of the tracks tell a story, then there are 2 bonus tracks (because they didn't fit in with the story.) For those of you who can't do simple addition that's 18 total tracks.

I started working on this album around the time that school started, and finished it around the time my senior year ended. It took me a whole school year to finish this album and I'm proud of the way it turned out. Here's an image of the cover...

I can try explaining the story that this album tells to you but I won't do a very good job, it's better to sit back, listen to the album, and let the music tell the story for you.

It starts off with the main character going through a lot mentally, in a flawed world. Then ignorance spreads and war starts because of it. The main character ends up becoming part of the war and marches off into battle somewhat unprepared. New weapons and technology being used start killing people off quickly.

The main character becomes wounded in battle, falls, and slowly begins to die. All he can do is lay there and wait for his life to end. He's then carried off to the church and buried, and begins wandering in hell. Along the way he finds the corpse of an angel, defiles it, and is then sent back onto earth as the undead. Upon his arrival he begins destroying in the name of evil, and to destroy the ignorance that is humanity.

Rioting, killing, and mass chaos spreads, causing alarms to go off and everything is destroyed. All survivors were knocked unconscious, and the world slowly settled as the main character mysteriously disapears.
Everything is a little hazy and everyone because to wake up out of a confused haze, unsure what the future holds.

Then two bonus tracks.

Seriously, just listen to the album instead, it tells the story better than I can.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Updates: May 19, 2007

So the Satan's Basement album, Cerebral Apocalypse, is reaching completion finally. It's been a while since I've done much Satan's Basement work but I accidentally made a song for it last night that I thought would fit into the album quite well.

DJ Fartbot has been making more progress lately, as I've been spending more time on the computer, and making songs to put into videos and such. There's a lot of new DJ Fartbot songs, so check them out if you get the chance.

The Astronaut King, I haven't had much time to work on any songs for. I realize that only one song is not enough, but I think I'll get a lot more songs done for it this summer.

That's about all I have to say for now, I'll say more when I have some major updates.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Remixes to come soon?

I might remix some old songs, I'm not sure, but there are a few that I liked that I could add to, edit, and just make sound a hell of a lot better. Some of these songs would sound better if I just rerecorded them, but I'm not sure if I really want to go that far. Either way, keep your eyes peeled for new versions of old songs, and possibly just new songs all together.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

After much frustration, new song is up.

Before I start off the story, you can go to here to hear the new song

Technically, it took me seven hours to complete this song. I got home from school, and started working on it around 2 pm, and got some guitar tracks recorded. When I went to record vocals, I plugged my microphone in, and all I got was a horrible noise. So I took it apart to find out what was wrong with it, and only to break it even further. I tried some other methods of recording vocals for a while, I came up with some good ideas, but they all ended up sounding terrible.

I found a cassette, unscrewed it, took out the tape, and screwed it back together. I stuck the tape in an old tape recorder, and plugged the headphone jack from that into the line in from my laptop. When I would press record, my computer would be using it as a microphone, so I tried recording some vocals with it. Sure, it worked, but it sounded terrible because you could hear the gears moving from the tape recorder, and it seemed to pick up a lot of crappy noises, it was extremely sensitive for a who-knows-how-old tape recorder I got from Goodwill. I ended up just recording with the mic built into my laptop and using Audacity to amplify the tracks (the internal mic records too quietly).

At around 3 or 4, my power went out. See, this wouldn't have been so bad if I had actually saved my work at least once. So I started fresh again, angry, tired, and still full of energy drink. I was trying to get the loudest vocals, and parts where I actually sang done as soon as possible, because singing while my family is home is too embarrassing. When I finally got all the guitar tracks and about half the vocals done, I started thinking about other things I should put in, so I started working on bass lines.

Now, I don't have a bass guitar, so I had to make do with what I had. In the past, I've always used my brother's keyboard for bass, but this time I just used my guitar. On my amp, I set it to clean, turned off all mid and treble, and turned turned the tone knob on my guitar to have more bass. Since my guitar is usually downtuned enough to make a real musician puke, it sounds sort of like a real bass, and I really like how I pulled off a few of the bass lines in the song.

There's this one part in the song where I forgot to change my recording device on my computer to line in, so I recorded about 2 minutes of guitar without realizing this, but actually left it in there at the part where I'm whispering because I like how it sounded. I did the beginning vocals clean because I thought it would work best, the middle vocals I tried to make sound increasingly angry, or evil, to express the way I felt at those points in my life. The whispering and speaking I did just because I didn't know what else to do, same goes for at the end where I sound like Fat Albert. The ending really has nothing to do with the rest of the song, but I don't want to delete the ending. The song is kind of about how I've changed over the years on a mental and emotional level. I probably never would have done this song if it wasn't for a class, to be honest.

For lack of a better name, I named this one after the current album title, 'Cerebral Apocalypse'. It took me about 2 hours before I gave up and just named it that, so hopefully it's fitting.

New song finished

It ended up being the title track for my new album, and I'm going to turn it in to my class today. This won't end well. More details later today.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Recent Satan's Basement News

I might have a new song soon, because I have a final in a class that one option is to make a song. This might not end well...
But on the bright side there might be a new song.