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#1
Yeah so I'm working on a new album, have already got most of the tracks tracked (hehe) and I'm thinking I can't really assign names to these tracks I've been working on (all instrumentals). Not to force myself, I figured what if I have an album with unnamed tracks?

Also thinking of may be going a bit like Buckethead and doing a numbered, CD edition with just white boxes and some doodles on them (mind you I've been painting for over 10 years now) and a blank white CD. plus the name of the album and the name of the artist i.e. me: Vendetta V.


Wanted to know your opinion about the whole thing.

another reason is that I actually am having issues with the CD plant in the country (the only one that does thermal CD printing) so this would also save me from the troubles with them and their lack of paints.

TL;DR: what do you think of plain white CD box with a doodle on it and a white CD with instrumental music?
#3
I would go with track names, even if they aren't that special. I hate it when I hand up having tracks around without a name, especially if I want to listen to a certain one and have to go through them all to find it.

Naming them after UGers is simple enough and not to toot my own horn but, I think my user name would make a pretty good title
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#5
Pretty sure that's incredibly uncommon, and it doesn't make you appear as committed as an artist. It's something you just need to do, man.

Also, I had trouble with that before. But then I went on a vacation to the Bahamas, and then, out of nowhere, all these ideas for songs and titles came to me. So maybe try going out somewhere to help clear your head if you can't think of anything.

^ and do that.
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#6
anybody who does it who isn't elliott smith is lame as hell

he has 5 songs called "No Name #x" and all of them have lyrics. then he has an instrumental song (on the same album as No Name 1-4) with a title. that takes juevos
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#7
I think it's OK to have one or two untitled tracks if they're just brief interludes with no real significance, but a whole album of them would be way too much.

What's the album called? You could name them "(album title) part 1", "(album title) part 2" etc, at least then people would have some point of reference.
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#8
Name them, it doesn't matter what the names are as long as you name them. One could be called Diddle-splat booty rump, as long as it's named.
#9
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I think it's OK to have one or two untitled tracks if they're just brief interludes with no real significance, but a whole album of them would be way too much.

What's the album called? You could name them "(album title) part 1", "(album title) part 2" etc, at least then people would have some point of reference.


or you could do like periphery and just add them between tracks as a palate cleanser
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#11
so.... you wear a mask, play some sort of electro shred thing, want to organize your albums in a way buckethead already did and your name is the name of a movie?

What's your angle, exactly?

(also yeah, name your songs... open the dictionnary on a random page and there's your song title. repeat)
#12
well that sounds like everyone's up for names. I am probably able to think of names, but I just kind of like the idea that every listener will get their own ideas from the track, not get pre-biased from my names. (although I usually name my tracks with a very versatile name)
#13
@yoman
Actually, something like that would be creative. Not that exactly, but maybe something like the first letter in each track spelling out the album name or something like that.

Or kind of like what Local H did with their 12 Angry Months album where tracks 1-12 had the month in front of the song name.

Get creative, TS!
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#14
your music sucks anyway dude, nobody cares what you call it honestly
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well that sounds like everyone's up for names. I am probably able to think of names, but I just kind of like the idea that every listener will get their own ideas from the track, not get pre-biased from my names. (although I usually name my tracks with a very versatile name)


I like it when songs have names that give a premise for the music. I enjoy a lot of Black Metal titles for this reason since it makes me imagine a more fleshed out setting for the music.
#17
At the very least name them 1-12 or whatever. I'd still much prefer names as that would be really hard to remember.
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#18
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man, you are a really bad troll

Negative opinion =/= troll.

Regardless, if it's all instrumentals but they aren't cohesive or tied together (IE Nine Inch Nails with "Ghosts I-IV"), title them. If they do form a distinguishable whole, you can start considering not titling.
#19
As long as you don't name your track "Untitled."
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#20
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Negative opinion =/= troll.

Regardless, if it's all instrumentals but they aren't cohesive or tied together (IE Nine Inch Nails with "Ghosts I-IV"), title them. If they do form a distinguishable whole, you can start considering not titling.


DAMN beat me to it...
#21
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As long as you don't name your track "Untitled."


And make it 9 minutes long where after 4 minutes it's just silence and then a minute later a hidden song plays. I hate that shit.

Or, alternatively, you could just make it one giant song. Only need one title.
#22
i lied, burial did [untitled] and he's pretty cool too

but you're not burial or elliott smith TS you just wish you were buckethead

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man, you are a really bad troll


i remember him from MT and bandleading forever ago and didn't say anything then so why not now
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#23
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i lied, burial did [untitled] and he's pretty cool too

I forget which Ratatat LP it was, but they didn't title any of the tracks and they're just called 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ect. I didn't like it, I could never remember which one was which and it got on my nerves

And the Alt-J thing where after like 20 minutes of silence after Taro ends there's a hidden track

But if you don't want to title the track that's okay just don't do either of those things
#24
Well, it's pretty gimmicky to be honest. Just makes you seem over-pretentious, but, in a try too hard way, even if that's not he case.

Just look at ( ) by Sigur Ros, is that the level of pretentiousness you think you can get away with?


Nothing's better than stupidly, obnoxiously long though.
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#25
Just close your eyes. Turn around. First thing you see, name it after that.
Tomorrow will take us away
Far from home
No one will ever know our names
But the bards' songs will remain
Tomorrow will take it away
The fear of today
It will be gone
Due to our magic songs

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#30
Indian Summer did that and their fans assigned names to the song.


You are not Indian Summer. Nut up and name the damn songs.
#31
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#32
I think we're all in agreement that it's a horrible idea.

The queston that remains is what's with the obvious buckethead thing and copyright infrigement name?
#34
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i remember him from MT and bandleading forever ago and didn't say anything then so why not now


Can't really argue with that..
#35
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It's all he's got. He's not going to change either thing.


so in that case go right ahead with the doodle for song names. Maybe you can get an endorsement from popey's chicken or something
#36
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Indian Summer did that and their fans assigned names to the song.


You are not Indian Summer. Nut up and name the damn songs.

Mhmm!


Or at least use various English characters to represent names.
#37
you could always call one of them


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#38
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you could always call one of them


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Not this again!
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Quote by Deliriumbassist
Roman numeral them bitches. Or the dates of significant events in your life.

I actually really like the latter. I could see how I'd even put them on the cds or something.


thanks for everyone's suggestions and (negative) opinions


EDIT:
Quote by flexiblemile

The queston that remains is what's with the obvious buckethead thing and copyright infrigement name?

can you please elaborate on what infringement thing you're talking about? I'm honestly curious
Last edited by Vendetta V at May 7, 2013,
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