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  • The Guittard Tapes I and II

    12 Aug 2014, 06:17 by Guittard

    The Guittard Tapes Volume 1
    The Guittard Tapes Volume 2

    This group of songs collected dust for almost a decade. In 2012, I resurrected and mixed the songs from the misplaced 4-Track Tapes I had in storage boxes in Dallas, Texas since 2006 when I went into the Peace Corps in Bulgaria.
    The tunes were all recorded in Los Angeles, California during the period 1999-2003. At that time, I was working on songs for my California Daze album. The songs I include on the Guittard Tapes were never released until now. You will find some alternate takes or early versions for a few California Daze songs: Beach and Jazz Tune.

    Back then I was listening to the Byrds quite heavily and therefore many of the tunes are intentionally jangly with Rickenbacker sounds. I played the drums, bass, and even a sitar on the first track which was recorded 3 Weeks After 9-11. Other instruments I played were a 12 String Guild acoustic guitar, Fender Telecaster B-Bender, Dr. Groove Drum Machine, and various keyboards and percussion.
    Notice also that there is a song called Election 2000 which is about the Bush/Gore Election.

    Here is the track list:
    1. 3 Weeks After 03:36
    2. Aliens 03:57
    3. Ordinary Guy 03:44
    4. Getting There Is Not So Easy 03:15
    5. Jingle Jangle Instrumental 02:44
    6. Batman 02:12
    7. Jazz Tune 2000 Demo 02:30
    8. Beach Original 02:06
    9. Station 03:02
    10. Election 2000 02:00
    11. Jangly Instrumental 04:09
    12. Psychedelic Consciousness 03:13
    13. Walkie-Talkie Experiment 02:59
    14. Are You Up Instrumental 02:48
    15. More Jangle 02:21
    16. Tremolo Instrumental 01:20


    [youtube]http://youtu.be/B-1BgRcwEes[/youtube]
  • UNDER 100 LISTENERS - PROMOTER JOURNAL ONE

    27 Nov 2013, 15:46 by TheArtistBox

    WELCOME

    Welcome to The Under 100 Listeners Group' Promoters Journal.

    This is to collect artists that have been connected to our group or recently suggested to us. The first couple of journals however, will be filling all the old connected and added to our Comprehensive Under 100 Listeners 'LISTED' thread.

    Please enjoy and listen to each. I have put my ratings out of ten for each, what are your ratings? Comment below.

    ABOUT JOURNAL ONE

    These are the artists that were listed at the end of 2012. All artists now may not be under 100 listeners still, but we still support them in this journal as they were not part of our magazines.

    All artists should be free to listen to, exceptions are noted.

    JOURNAL ONE

    RATINGS
    10 - PERFECT
    8-9 - VERY GOOD
    6-7 - GOOD BUT NEEDS WORK
    5 - AVERAGE
    BELOW 5 - NOT MY TASTE

    KEY:
    ARTIST NAME (HOW MANY LISTENERS WHEN JOINED)
    TAGS
    LISTENERS TODAY
    MY RATING OUT OF 10


    $TAN LEE (1 Listener)
    , ,
    4 LISTENERS
    5/10

    @@ (44 Listeners)
    ,
    92 LISTENERS
    7/10

    24 hours the girl (17 Listeners)
    ,
    22 LISTENERS
    8/10

    A Brave New World (27 Listeners)

    28 LISTENERS
    6/10
    Lose the vocalist.

    Blood Ninjas (14 Listeners)
    ,
    62 LISTENERS
    8/10

    Chetuha Garibaldi (4 Listeners)
    , ,
    9 LISTENERS
    5/10
    Good backing, bad vocalist

    Doom Patrol (79 Listeners)

    83 LISTENERS
    7/10
    Good, but too generic.

    Eternalist (28 Listeners)

    29 LISTENERS
    7/10
    Need to be free listen.
    Previews (changed from a year ago)

    Fad3d (1 Listener)
    , , ,
    2 LISTENERS
    5/10
    Generic.

    Forever Dumb (23 Listeners)

    25 LISTENERS
    9/10

    Les Amices (8 Listeners)

    9 LISTENERS
    5/10
    Previews only
    Need free listen.

    Lobotomic Cohesion (6 Listeners)
    , ,
    149 LISTENERS
    10/10

    Mack Truck (44 Listeners)

    47 LISTENERS
    No free tracks

    Oscar for the Story (27 Listeners)

    29 LISTENERS
    9/10
    Very good but needs that extra push for perfect.

    Sakti (92 Listeners)
    , ,
    197 LISTENERS
    7/10
    A bit samey but good beats nonetheless.

    Sixstep (54 Listeners)

    67 LISTENERS
    5/10
    Previews only, need free listen.

    Songs of My Soul (13 Listeners)

    25 LISTENERS
    4/10
    Needs to improve your holding notes and high edges.
    Timing is a little off at times also.

    Stan Dish (23 Listeners)

    35 LISTENERS
    7/10
    Liked the tension and the build up.
    Just needs that extra 'darkness' or edge.

    The Hoopers (61 Listeners)

    64 LISTENERS
    2/10
    Not sure what this is. It's unique...

    Tilla & Dave X (3 Listeners)
    , , ,
    7 LISTENERS
    Can't listen to at the moment.

    White Mckenzie (8 Listeners)

    17 LISTENERS
    5/10
    Previews only, need free listen.

    All connections are relevant to the journal for promotion.

    All artists in this Journal:
    $TAN LEE | @@ | 24 hours the girl | A Brave New World | Blood Ninjas | Chetuha Garibaldi | Doom Patrol | Eternalist | Fad3d | Forever Dumb | Les Amices | Lobotomic Cohesion | Mack Truck | Oscar for the Story | Sakti | Sixstep | Songs of My Soul | Stan Dish | The Hoopers | Tilla & Dave X | White Mckenzie

  • Start And Click Series: Similar Artists From Prof. Wolfff

    12 Aug 2013, 14:46 by TheArtistBox

    ABOUT

    This journal series is a little game I used to read along to on this music forum. The basic idea was you started from an artist and you click the first similar artist on the list. You listen, write a few lines and rate the song and move onto their first similar artist. If their first similar artist was the same as your current run you were allowed to go to the second and if that was the same to the third and so on.

    So here are the rules:

    Choose an artist that you have played recently.
    Choose there first artist in their similar artist tab
    Write a few lines about the song you heard and rate it.
    And repeat.

    The game stops when you run out of steam or you’re just getting the same artists again and again even though you are going to the next similar artist down the list.

    This is a very good way to also get artists you never heard of and listen to them.

    EPISODE 1

    I am going to split them into episodes of around 5 artists each.

    I started with Prof. Wolfff and this is my journey:

    1) Eulenspygel - Staub Auf Deinem Haar (8:01)
    ,
    8/10

    A nice tune. Of course not English but you get the idea what they are singing about. After a section of singing, this song goes off on a remarkable tangent with solos from organ, guitar and the drums.

    As the first similar artist was Prof. Wolfff I went to the second.

    2) Erna Schmidt - La Folie D' Espagne (7:04)
    ,
    9.5/10

    A recorder mixed with an array of sounds from jazzy drumbeats, strumming guitars and bouncy bass which magnifies into a loud crazy solo and a hyperbeat from the drummer. An amazing introduction which maintains energy throughout the song.


    3) Eiliff - Hallimasch (8:48)
    ,
    7.2/10
    A darker feel to this song with cymbal stuttering and the use of a wawa pedal. Extrodinary writing skills with the alluding almost 'fear' of something major in the song. Keeps you entertained but does get tiring after a few minutes of the same bar. However, the vocals distorted lyrical delivery keeps you on the edge when the instrumental electrifies your interest back again.

    4) Trikolon - In Search Of The Sun (15:40)
    ,
    8.9/10

    A start of a marathon that reminds me of a Led Zeppelin meets Genesis. It also has the same delivery with the lyrics of The Animals. The instrumentation is okay, nothing to special up and until the solo with the organ which tantalizingly confronts you with pure fantastic scores. The length may put off a few listeners however the vocals and divergent onto solos and instrumentation keeps you listening to the very end without even wanting to look up how much time you have left.

    As the first similar artist was the same artist as another already on this list, I went with the second.

    5) Tetragon - For Example (16:40)
    ,
    9.8/10

    Another long song but here I really like the drumming on this one more so than the rest. The experimentation fills and creativity the drummer shows on this song is remarkable but not the only special thing on this song. The instrumentation as a whole where the organ works with the bass and drummer is truly defined. The guitar with sparring solos and credible licks keep the song at high commendable spirit. A shame no vocals but this doesn't make it obsolete and it doesn't deter from the excellent musicianship on display here.


    Hope you enjoyed this one! I certainly did.

  • New HealeyIsland album out now

    7 May 2013, 11:06 by HealeyIsland

    "It combines two of my favourite things - a laconic observational lyric ("The End of history is now a shopping mall - selling hairslides and bagels to the underclass") - and a lazy irresistible groove...... squelchy synth stylings make the production instantly memorable - if this gets widely played on the radio it'll instantly become one of those tunes that transport people back to the specific time and era when they first heard it. An instant nostalgia for those good old days of Spring 2013." writing about the track The End of History from the new HealeyIsland album On Ponzi Bridge.

    New HealeyIsland album On Ponzi Bridge is out now on WLM through iTunes, Amazon et al. A Bargain at £5.99. Go on, treat yourself.
    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/healeyisland/id279479264

    "IF THERE'S one electronica album you buy this year I'd make it On Ponzi Bridge by HealeyIsland" writes Lee Trewhela from Devon and Cornwall Media.
  • THE IRON LADY : A LEGACY, A SAVIOUR, A LEADER, A GENERATION

    9 Apr 2013, 10:40 by TheArtistBox

    "She meant what she said, she said what she meant"



    “The Falkland Islands are once more under the Government desired by their inhabitants. God Save the Queen.”

    A LEGACY

    1. TERRORISM - She stood the ground of no comprimise. In one instance she sent in the SAS to stop the terrorists in the embassy of Iran.

    IRA - she held her ground on the Hunger strikes in march 1981. She adopted the Iron Lady, no concessions to the prisioners. 3rd of October 1981 the protest ended.

    IRA - Grand Hotel Brighton bombing. 5 weeks later made the arrest on the terrorist. But never gave in to their claims.

    2. PROTECTION AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS

    Falkland Islands - She reacted to the invasion of flakland islands with a taskforce sent from Southampton in 2nd April 1982. This set up a 200mile radius around the islands.

    She became renowed leader as the "Iron Lady" worldwide.

    3. PRIVATISATION
    Grew the private sector to cut spending on public services.
    Made BT, Royal Mail, Railways and other services private or partly to reduce costs.
    Made employment. Made competition. Put the 'Great' back in Great Britain.
    City of London "Big Bang" made London more competitive to other markets and grew businesses. London became Financial Centre of the world in 1985.

    A SAVIOUR


    “New birth of British Leadership"

    1. TRADE UNIONS
    She cut the trade unions power that was strangling the country and focusing on more strikes rather than fair society.
    She ordered restraints on the protests of the National Coal Board, local ballots were held and rioting erupted. On june 1984, south wales 10,000 police from ten counties were ordered to keep the peace by Thatcher.
    The miners strike lasted until 3rd March 1985
    She continued to cut the public spending on the pits. "Pit Closure Reform".

    2. GREENHAM CAMPER PROTEST
    Since 1971 the Greenham Protests have gone on
    Baroness M Thatcher, took them of their premsis in 1984 where a missile silo was held.



    A LEADER

    1. IRON LADY
    Met Gorbachev from the Soviet Union in 1984 (Cold War). To bring "Openess and Honesty" to the relationship. She was the boulder that broke the Iron Curtain (Berlin Wall) in 1985.

    Laid the foundations of the First Gulf War (1990) by her relationship with Ronald Reagan and then George Bush Sr.

    2. LOCAL AUTHORITY
    Introduced a flat rate tav in authorities so the councils could fund themselves.
    In 1989 (Scotland) then to England and Wales in 1990 and later to Northern Ireland.
    Poll Tax Riots in Trafalgar Square in 1990.
    Even though the Poll Tax, in many ways was a bad law, in others it lives on today through Council Taxes which helps local authorities plan projects etc. This was later introduced by John Major.

    3. THE FALL OF GLC
    Took on Ken Livingstone and his band of crusaders (GLC) to cut their power down and to create a new office covering a smaller area.
    Defeated Ken Livingstone and his greedy socialists.

    A GENERATION

    "Mirrior of Thatcher, generations of political leaders will think what would "she do" in this situation"

    1. CASTING SHADOWS
    We call it the Thatcher Era for a reason.
    We remember her time in power for a reason.
    The world remembers the likes of Churchill, Thatcher and Disraeli but hardly anybody else.
    Come next century we will still be talking about her stay in office unlike other political leaders of the last decade.

    2. VISIONARY
    She had a vision before her time.

    "Future, Moderniser, Great Believer"



    "She doesn't want respect, she expects it"

    "She did a lot of things right but also had a lot of problems along the way. Overall, however, she made Britain 'Great' again and put Finchley on the map."

    It seems that Labour fucks the economy up everytime they are in power and the Convertives are there to clean it up. Whilst the Lib Dems sit their grinning wondering what is going on. - Ian Hislop.



    ignore the tags:
    Iron Maiden, Iron lady, Iron Curtain, Great Britain, A Legend, Anarchy, Terrorism, Believer, Passion, Determination, Rip

  • Nac/Hut Report - ‬“Angel-like Contraction Reverse‭”‬, out now!

    24 Feb 2013, 16:30 by deconstructor_

    Second‭ ‬album by Nac/Hut Report,‭ ‬the‭ ‬music project by the‭ ‬underground‭ ‬noise-maker couple Brigitte Roussel and Li/ese/Li.‭ ‬Siren-mutated‭ ‬ guitars,‭ ‬delirious‭ ‬“musique‭ ‬concrete‭”‬ loops and‭ ‬heavily manipulated sounds‭ ‬create the‭ ‬mind-hammering‭ ‬layer for Brigittte‭’‬s‭ ‬ melancholic,‭ ‬hypnotic vocals.‭ ‬Distancing itself from the previous‭ ‬album‭ ‬“9th Overflowing...Milky Slaughterhouse...Dream of Incubator‭ ‬“ closer to a classical industrial background,‭ ‬“Angel-like Contraction Reverse‭”‬ sounds like an absurd crash between‭ ‬avantgarde‭ ‬ ,‭ ‬dream-pop,‭ ‬and outsider music,‭ ‬weird,‭ ‬surreal‭ ‬and sensual at the same time.‭

    CD,‭ ‬slimline jewel case,‭ ‬B‭&‬W cover and cards,‭ ‬artwork by BR.‭ ‬First‭ ‬edition limited to‭ ‬120‭ ‬copies.‭ (‬More editions‭ ‬are planned.‭)

    http://double-hallucinative.blogspot.it/p/store.html

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=218Djz-8RaY&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]
  • The Ultimate Doom Metal List

    22 Jan 2013, 13:43 by TheArtistBox

    something



    Introduction

    Heavy Metal started in the 60’s through Black Sabbath as it is commonly known, it also known and respected that in the early tracks of Black Sabbath that Doom Metal was hinted at. Doom Metal is traditionally derived stylistically in blues but with added ‘thicker’ sounds like the tritone from the guitars and double kick drums featured. The lyrics add a darker feel to the music imagining pain, suffering, loneliness and so fourth. However, it was not coined until the late 70’s and early 80’s when Pentagram and was massively innovative in the making of the scene as it is today.

    But in the 70’s bands less associated with heavy metal and more with ‘heavy rock’ (as I would call it) would come to be the foundations of this genre and forthcoming sub genres. These are bands like Budgie, Bang and Blue Cheer whom paved the way for a whole wave of thicker, heavier sounding music.

    The wave through the 70’s produced the early 80’s ‘first wave’ as many historians of Heavy Metal have stated. These artists are considered as Witchfinder General, Saint Vitus, Trouble (US), Pentagram and Candlemass. Each of these are said to have ‘created’ the now well known sub-genres of the genre.

    Witchfinder General’s Death Penalty, Trouble’s Psalm 9 and Black Sabbath’s Black Sabbath are the centre of what is called Traditional Doom Metal and is closely tied with Heavy Metal the most. The trademark clean and high vocals over a thick crisp sound expressing dark lyrics are the usual elements of these above artists music.

    Later, in the mid-80’s it is considered that Pentagram’s Pentagram (Now known as Relentless) and Saint Vitus’s self titled album are known to lay the foundations for the sub-genre known as Funeral Doom Metal with a more slower, slumber take on the traditional form adding death growls and screams to the mix of distorted guitars and heavy riffs.

    This was followed on by the Swedish giants Candlemass and their release Epicus Doomicus Metallicus, which sworded the line between Epic Doom Metal and traditional. It’s attributes including operatic and dramatic vocals, loud and furious music with an optional fantasy tone buried beneath.

    The last of the notable sub-genres and the most recently derived was Drone Doom, essentially very slow, heavily distorted and experimental based doom. This is often characterised and known to be artists like Sunn O))), Earth and Boris as the originators of this sub-genre.

    Fusion Genres

    Doom Metal, as in all genres of Heavy Metal, has fused together with other genres to create some other different sounds. Some of this music is notable of calling it something to make it more correctly accurate for fans and critics to indentify. Listed below are the fusion genres with a small detailed explanation and then notable artists of that sub-genre.

    is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal. It combines the slow tempos and pessimistic or depressive mood of doom metal with the deep growling vocals and double kick drumming of . The genre emerged in the late 1980s and gained a certain amount of popularity during the 1990s, but had become less common by the turn of the century. The notable artists are: Dream Death, Sempiternal Deathreign, Delirium, Necro Schizma and Winter.

    Later in the 90's the sub-genre achieved widespread proclamation with the 'Peaceville Three' as Anathema, My Dying Bride and Paradise Lost notable for signing with Peaceville during the height of the genre.

    encassing the themes and lyrical content and the shrieks and snarls of the vocals of with the slower, thicker sound of doom. Notable artists include: Woods of Ypres, Forgotten Tomb and Barathrum.

    is a style of riff-based doom metal that’s fast and makes use of guitar or bass effects such as reverb, fuzz, phaser or flanger. The music is heavier , darker and slower than and incorporating more elements. The genre is strongly influenced by the psychedelic-oriented works of early Black Sabbath. Notable artists include:- Sleep , Acid King, Electric Wizard and Sons of Otis.

    is a style that combines doom metal and , sometimes traces of southern rock.. The composition is slow, heavy songs with faster tempos spread throughout the music containing elements of distorted wind instruments, hardcore drumming and politically intrigued lyrics. Notable artists include: Eyehategod, Crowbar, Buzzov*en, Acid Bath and Grief.

    All Genres (some may link to their separate journal)

    Traditional Doom Metal
    Funeral Doom Metal
    Epic Doom Metal
    Drone Doom Metal
    Death Doom Metal
    Blackened Doom Metal
    Stoner Doom Metal
    Sludge Doom Metal


    All Artists (Some will have a link to their artist profile)

    Acid Bath
    Acid King
    Anathema
    Auaesuve
    Barathrum
    Black Sabbath | Artist Profile
    Boris
    Buzzov•en
    Candlemass
    Crowbar
    Delirium
    Dream Death
    Earth
    Electric Wizard
    Eyehategod
    Forgotten Tomb
    Grief
    My Dying Bride
    Necro Schizma
    Paradise Lost
    Pentagram
    Saint Vitus
    Sempiternal Deathreign
    Sleep
    Sons of Otis
    Sunn O)))
    Trouble (US)
    Winter
    Witchfinder General
    Woods of Ypres

    Version 1 (Unfinished artists list)

    Any Recomendation is appreciated, I may have heard of them before but still comment!
  • Epidemic video

    10 Jan 2013, 11:30 by deconstructor_

    New video by Brigitte Roussel
    Epidemic
    Brigitte RousselEpidemicEpidemicDouble Hallucinative
  • Epidemic

    13 Dec 2012, 17:24 by deconstructor_

    December it's the month of cold and miracles - then finally we come out with the first release for the new born Double Hallucinative: Epidemic by Brigitte Roussel. Both songs "In my chest" and "Epidemic" were composed in the same bad period together with her mini album "Fire Eaters", in fact they have a similar atmosphere, more obscure and freak than her very first dark-electro recordings.
    Disgusting music for disgusting times.
    All the rats will cry.


    Buy it on bandcamp: http://brigitteroussel.bandcamp.com/album/epidemic Brigitte Roussel
    Double Hallucinative
  • A film in which the video and the audio are the same data

    2 Sep 2012, 01:19 by JakobVirgil

    There are 44100 samples per second for the audio 25 frames per second for the video. so the image is 42 x 42 pixels (the fuzziness you see is caused by your computer expanding it larger than the postage stamp size of the original). The visual and the audio are literal mappings of each other blue=left channel red=right channel.

    Tldr; You are seeing the literal data that you are hearing.

    It is also nice with red blue 3d glasses.
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/embed/LBSAzmvFsgg[/youtube]

    It is dedicated to bob of SFIAS even though I did not use his three color method and he would not have approved