Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I surfed a building today when the ground decided to shimmy and shake to the sweet tunes of a 5.4 quake. It was kind of fun up here on the 12th floor.
As surprising as that was, I was more surprised to learn about a new review of not if but when that just came out. I sort of don't remember sending a CD out to this site, but now I'm not surprised I did cause the review is (in my opinion) spot on in both credit and criticism. It's about as fair and balanced as Fox News (hardy har har).
No, it's a really well-written and intelligent review.
The Superstarcastic Review
Monday, July 28, 2008
What?! Another new demo?! No. This is not new; I think I first posted it months ago. But I've been on such a kick recently that I went back, completely remixed it, and totally screwed with the canned drum sounds. I think this is a much more badass version.
Plus I think I really, truly, finally 'get' compression. I've always understood its general nature but now I'm starting to close it down big time. Much excitement ensues.
I'm thinking there needs to be a new EP in the near future...
tombs distorted demo
By the way, if you've been enjoying these demos (or any LOP albums) please become a 'fan' on Facebook - I'll probably use that like a mailing list to send out the rare update (like when the EP comes out).
Friday, July 25, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
I got off work early and had some time to work on the demo. The version below is now the final demo version.
Here is another demo.
I really didn't think I was going to post this, because even for a demo it's way too rough. It needs some work.
Then I said, "screw it".
I recorded this yesterday in about 20 minutes. The middle eight is stupid cause I keep repeating the same line, then the ending has nothing, just guitar. That will all be fixed.
But I won't have time to do anything new until late next week at the earliest.
So deal with it.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
I never, ever, ever watch movies, but I just watched 5 in three days. That's more than I've seen in the past year. All were pretty good:
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood
Glengarry GlenRoss is just plain solid. It's a classic for good reason.
Roger Dodger is surprisingly dark considering the subject matter. At first I was opposed to the cinematography, but it grows on you as the story progresses.
I had somewhat low expectations for No Country, as my filmmaking buddies all thought it was 3/4 of an incredible movie. I thought it exceeded my expectations.
The same filmmaking buddies think There Will Be Blood is nearly perfect, so I had super high expectations for it, which it just about met. Frankly, I can't think of anything the movie did wrong, but I wouldn't say it resonated with me as much as I had hoped.
I've also been listening to tons of new music (for me at least):
Coldplay - Viva la Vida
Weezer - Red Album
Sigur Ros - whatever the new album is called
Explosions in the Sky - Those Who Know the Truth Shall Die... (not new)
Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant
Tokyo Police Club - Elephant Shell
I haven't listened to all of them enough to proscribe judgment. I will say that I've had the Explosions record for a long time, and I listened to it a bunch at first, then forgot about it for a couple years. Now I am waaaaay into it - it's unbelievable. Yasmin the Light is a perfect song. Just Perfect.
Working on some new demos, but heading out of town this weekend. Plus I'm sick, making vocals dicey.