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Old 01-31-2013, 04:57 PM   #16461
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:31 PM   #16462
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i haven't played my instrument seriously in a long time. no metronome or technique practice, barely any theory study, no full recordings, just some random riff writing, hardly anything that could be called a composition. i don't even break out my good amp or my nice guitar when i play anymore.

whenever i try composing, i never think its any good and end up scrapping it before the idea has been fully explored. my best moments come in spontaneity when i feel melancholic or lonely. I can sit in the dark with a guitar for an hour fully developing ideas in improvisation, but i don't feel like stopping to remember, write down or record all the subtleties and variations and nuances... the task takes too much and ruins my moment of catharsis

i'm becoming increasingly frustrated at my inability to convey certain emotions in my compositions... i feel like the formality of sitting down and composing doesn't capture my most raw, creative paradigms

when i actually write things down, my songs end up just being riff 1, riff 2, riff 3, riff 4, riff 5, all simply repeating in even times, no creative arrangements or transitions or fully fleshed out ideas

tonight i will attempt to start an idea i've had for an album for some time... it will be a cold, melancholic black metal record. seemingly minimalistic and trance like, subtle variations creeping into the listener's mind as the songs progress... low fi synths playing just one long quiet note at a time to add a razor like edge in parts or to provide a tranquil 'home note' underneath a cacophony of dissonance... sparse vocals recorded with 100% commitment, absolute intensity and emotion in the voice... field recordings of my surroundings between each long track..

i feel like i need to write this album to end a chapter in my life. it's going to be like climbing a mountain for me...

where are you right now? what space does your mind occupy?
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:47 PM   #16463
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You sound like youve got a real vision for your project, cant wait to hear it man.

For me, I used to just jam with some friends from high school. We mostly got nothing done and had some all over the place ideas. Only recently did we start seriously writing with a goal (record a demo) and vision in mind. We write a sort of melodic hardcore type of thing, with some metal, prog, and jazz (not so much in writing or chord progressions, my bassist is just a sick sax player when hes drunk) sounds. I think this so far has worked the best for us, and gave me a lot of motivation and inspiration for songwriting. Ive tried out some grindcore and death metal with these guys before (theyre all metalheads to some degree lol), but it just didnt work out, drummer hasnt got the technique and bassist listens to too much Mr bungle lol
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:04 PM   #16464
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I can relate somewhat, there was a pretty huge chunk of my guitar playing career where I was alright at coming up with one or two ideas, but stringing them together into a coherent whole never seemed to happen, so I just ended up scrapping everything. It wasn't until about a year or so ago that I realised the problem was I was always just trying to go for what felt right coming next and ending up with a tangled mess of riffs that never made sense. So I thought hey, why not try writing something with a couple of verses, a couple of choruses and a bridge somewhere in between - it worked for a huge number of the bands I listen to anyway. I'm still horrible in terms of productivity but it's slightly more an issue on the getting musicians together to play shit side now than it used to be. I have a retro doom band together at the moment and we'd plan to get together to write stuff last week but then the snowocalypse hit. Should be getting together for a few hours at the end of February though.

Right now I'm actually having fun working through Schoenberg's Fundamentals of Musical Composition. It's fascinating because the concept of form in classical music is a lot more precise than the broad sectional arrangements of pop music, I'm like five chapters in with the excercises and I've still only worked up to composing eight bar sections. But I can hear everything I write in full instantly afterwards by playing it myself on the piano which is a lot more satisfying than just hearing it in a guitar pro/tuxguitar file. My (modest!) end goal at the moment is to write a Sonata that quotes significantly from John Arch's vocal melodies from TSW/ATG just because I can.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:50 AM   #16465
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post that here when you record. listening to awaken the guardian now! no exit is next

I WILL WISH UPON A STAAARRR I BELIEVE IN YOUUUU AND IF MY WILL HAS STRAYED AFAR I REMEMBERED YOOOUUUUUUUU WILL YOU REMEMBER MEEEEEEEEEEE
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:35 PM   #16466
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----For video game fans, here's a theme I wrote. Let me know what you think.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:51 PM   #16467
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----For video game fans, here's a theme I wrote. Let me know what you think.
Great stuff! An almost tangible hue of apprehensiveness and urgency pervades throughout the tune, lending itself well to the thrill of tactical espionage that must be expected of any sort of stealthy action game.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:22 AM   #16468
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So is everyone still into metal?
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:27 AM   #16469
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Most people around here were swept up by the popular November 2012 craze of Djurent Djurent, a mish mash of 2 sounds that sounds exactly how it's described.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:32 AM   #16470
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Yeah, metal is so passé, it just keeps recycling the same old guitar/bass/drums formula. That's not art. Djurent Djurent is the future of music.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:58 AM   #16471
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WOW this stuff is sick!!! just checked out perifurry (should be called perRIFFury), and there was this one part that went like Djurent Djurent Dundundun djurent djurent widdly and was BLOWN AWAY, i need there album but hmv is closed (((
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:09 PM   #16472
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:54 PM   #16473
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Yeah, I've been a big Djurent Djurent fan ever since the release of their 2012 debut, Djuke. Before that I didn't really understand any of their work; all the demo material before Djuke seemed too artsy, too intellectual. It was Djuke where Misha Le Bon's presence became more apparent, and the music got more modern, the drum machine became more prevalent and the lyrics started getting less mystical and more specific, and complex, ambiguous studies of loss became, instead, cutting edge djentpop for the new millennium which I gratefully embrace.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:38 PM   #16474
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:47 PM   #16475
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Oh, I am elated that someone recognized where that was paraphrased from This calls for brunch at Pastels!
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:00 PM   #16476
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Great stuff! An almost tangible hue of apprehensiveness and urgency pervades throughout the tune, lending itself well to the thrill of tactical espionage that must be expected of any sort of stealthy action game.


Haha thanks dude! Very professionally written review there
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:35 PM   #16477
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Watched Django Unchained a few hours ago, and I must say, thoroughly enjoyed it. I went in about to hate it because of how little I care for Quentin Tarantino, but the man knows people exploding from bullet wounds, what can I say, he's a natural for exploding people.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:58 PM   #16478
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Well THAT got the motors going, so boys, favourite stand up comedians?
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:53 AM   #16480
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Well THAT got the motors going, so boys, favourite stand up comedians?

Peter Kay and Mike Harding are two the immediately spring to mind. Don't know how well they'd go down with someone outside of the UK however.

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