12th Jan 2016 20:01 - 8 years ago
Description : So I've been watching waaaay too many videos about monsters of the deep ocean. So it seemed only natural that I used this theme as a basis for a song. It's kinda got a modern rock sound, so I went with that as a genre description. Please enjoy!

Comments (17)

If you have time take a listen and give toastedavalanche some feedback.

MaxBonsi 8th Apr 2016 15:32 - 8 years ago
A wonderfull mix between Bowie and Portished
that's how it sound to me

toastedavalanche replied 8th Apr 2016 - 8 years ago
Well that's two of my favorite artists right there. So I'm gonna take that compliment and run. No take backsies!

pimikol 28th Jan 2016 16:13 - 8 years ago
Hey Toastedavalanche, please contact me :) i'm impressed by your voice, it match very good with the instrumental (piano is perfect)
Burtsbluesboxes 27th Jan 2016 18:03 - 8 years ago
Here's that Cthulu track I mentioned If you're into metal a band called Catacombes does Lovecraft Cthulu mythos themed stuff \m/ I like the beeps, its like being in a yellow submarine in an octupuses garden deep beneath the sea :p Is that spongebob i see?
toastedavalanche replied 28th Jan 2016 - 8 years ago
Thanks for sharing Pkatz. It's very doomy, but I prefer your interpretation if I may say so. You have a better sense of atmosphere and progression.
And Spongebob got eaten by the monster. That will teach him for creeping about an octopuses garden. Filthy creature.
theHumps 26th Jan 2016 14:17 - 8 years ago
This is pretty cool, such an awesome vibe here. The lyrics are simple, to the point and tells a good story that the listener can absorb themselves in and feel the same emotions the singer is. Mix is great, the "pings" at the beginning set the stage, the drums were nicely mixed I dig the effects on them. Vocals sit real nice and give the song a hauntingly eerie, deep in the ocean sound.

Very well put together on all levels of songwriting and production.

toastedavalanche replied 27th Jan 2016 - 8 years ago
Thank you very much for your kind words. I'm glad you liked the introduction, I didn't want to stroll right into the main theme and not have context. It felt right to build it up.

Evisma 22nd Jan 2016 02:19 - 8 years ago
Not sure If I've ever mentioned it to you, but your stuff really reminds me of "Davenport Cabinet". You have to check them out sometime.

I liked this one. Reverse bits were tasty. Vocals fit very well. Modern Folk is what I'd call it.

toastedavalanche replied 22nd Jan 2016 - 8 years ago
As in Travis Stever's band? I love that guy!! I'm a massive Coheed fan :P
Bulldozer is a killer track that I've been listening to for a while now. Sorry For Me has also become a bit of a personal anthem (I'm such a mopey bastard). So, uh, thanks for the compliment. It's something I can run with... NO TAKE-BACKSIES!!!

StaticNomad 16th Jan 2016 16:15 - 8 years ago

You're definitely evoking the sounds of the deep with that piano intro and other bleepy synth sound. Makes me think a tiny bit of Floyd's masterful epic called Echoes.

Into is OK but the proper track takes off on 0:41 with that funky beat and nice string part.

And then a good vocal arrives. I'm really getting to recognise your laidback vocal style. It's become quite distinctive.

Somewhere around 1:30 I think some reverse activity starts up.

1:52 a small vocal pop/plosive which you could maybe remove, just to tidy things up a little. I guess most people won't even notice it. Maybe you don't use a pop shield.

I really don't hear any rock music in here at all. What do you think is 'rock' about it? No guitar and not rock drums so I wonder why you hear 'a modern rock sound'.

Overall, it's good, interesting stuff. Kind of late night chillout or cinematic to my ears.

toastedavalanche replied 16th Jan 2016 - 8 years ago
Hi Statmad.

I always appreciate your comments as they always provide useful insight and criticism. The pop you mentioned has had me stumped for a while, I have been waiting for someone to point it out. So nice one for spotting it! After ages of checking through every track meticulously, I realized it is a clash between a panning guitar note and my vocal. I've corrected the problem in a revised version.
The reason I count the song as rock, is because I wrote the whole thing on guitar as a straightforward rock song. Then kind of repackaged it. The reversed sounds and the panning notes in the verses are all done on guitar. The synth in the first vocal part is 3 heavily processed and stretched guitar notes.
But you are right, it's sound isn't really rock at all now. I just hate, hate, hate having to choose a label for my music. Not because I think it's "oh so original" but because I think the audience has to make their own associations.
Anyway's, enough rambling and moaning. Thank you for your thoughts, you have given me much to think over. Especially as I work out what the hell I'm doing next :p

XyIlent 16th Jan 2016 02:29 - 8 years ago
Quite a beautiful track i can see it being a soundtrack to a movie or something.
The vocals are cool really fits with the track.
But what i love most is the piano and drums they blend well together, good job :)
toastedavalanche replied 16th Jan 2016 - 8 years ago
Fantastic! I'm a bit of a film buff and love soundtracks. I wanted to make something that felt visual, so your comment really made me smile. Thank you very much.

br1ttanymar13 15th Jan 2016 21:14 - 8 years ago
Excellent work! Love the voice. I don't think you ended the song too abruptly. I wouldn't change a thing. I hope you're planning on releasing this on your own album or something. I wish I could have the song on my itunes. I want to show people my discovery!
toastedavalanche replied 15th Jan 2016 - 8 years ago
Hi br1ttany. Thank you for your very kind comments. I'm glad that you enjoyed the track. I am planning an album at the moment. If you have soundcloud you can follow me on there. There's even an extra track (Devil in my Skin) that I haven't featured on looperman. Here's a link to my page:

Thanks again.

Orlando51 15th Jan 2016 21:05 - 8 years ago
This is absolutely brilliant...great vocal for the mood created, very relaxing!Faved!

toastedavalanche replied 15th Jan 2016 - 8 years ago
Cheers Orlando! I'm glad it has your approval. As a fan of your music it means a lot :)

Rhodesy 14th Jan 2016 19:16 - 8 years ago
Great track!The vocal sounding real original.Great production.Enjoyed. :)
toastedavalanche replied 15th Jan 2016 - 8 years ago
Thank you, sir! Your comments are much appreciated :)

Diskonnect 14th Jan 2016 17:56 - 8 years ago
Another cool track sir. I've got to say, all the songs of yours I've heard, your voice fits the track perfectly. Has a nice, laid back feel despite the theme of the track, great work. Liking the slowed down breakbeat drums. My only gripe (and its a very small one) is that the track ends a little abruptly. Well done though, enjoyed it! :)
toastedavalanche replied 14th Jan 2016 - 8 years ago
His Diskonnect. I'm glad you like music. I've tried more aggressive styles of vocals and they tend to sound forced and, being brutally honest, laughable. I've come to accept that the 'laid-back' approach is my style, it works better for me. That's not to say that I won't try other things in the future. But it works for me atm.
As for the abrupt ending, it's a fair comment. I cut it like that because I wanted to suggest that the "monster" was there (after spending 3mins "coming closer"). Though it may end up fading into another track when I finally get my album together; possibly a stringed reprise in a later version. We'll see.


mudhoen 14th Jan 2016 10:30 - 8 years ago
This is the sound I would here on the radio and would be wanting to know which artist it is and search for it on spotify etc. The intro is very catchy and when the drums come in its a very enjoying ride on the waves. Your voice really stands out in this song. Respect!
toastedavalanche replied 14th Jan 2016 - 8 years ago
Well that's one hell of a compliment! Thank you very much :)

Fl4zh 13th Jan 2016 13:36 - 8 years ago
Sounds very relaxing, you have a unique talent toasted!

Hopefully you make more of this genre!

Welldone my friend!
toastedavalanche replied 13th Jan 2016 - 8 years ago
Hi Karl. I've been working towards this sound for a while now. It's just a case of refining my technique and getting better equipment. If you get the time to check out some of my other tracks, such as Prison by the Sea or Candles, you can find a similar sound.

Glad you liked the track and thank you for the positive feedback.

DijamMusic 13th Jan 2016 10:37 - 8 years ago
Hello TA,
Very Interesting and brilliant.
Great job.
toastedavalanche replied 13th Jan 2016 - 8 years ago
Thank you very kind comments Jamid. I'm glad you enjoyed the track.

blu22 13th Jan 2016 02:48 - 8 years ago
I can't help but picture myself in a hospital room during a sunset or something when I hear this song haha, love it.
toastedavalanche replied 13th Jan 2016 - 8 years ago
Haha. Not quite what I envisioned. But as long as the image works for you, I'd call it a success :)

Cheers man,

Danke 12th Jan 2016 21:17 - 8 years ago
Ahhh...brilliant...not much to say...

just one thought: there are huge differences between genre definitions...if you like , listen to my new rock track...:-)

anyways...avantgarde chill/rock with your master voice...

hats off, Danke
toastedavalanche replied 12th Jan 2016 - 8 years ago
Thanks for listening. Glad you enjoyed the track.
I've downloaded your song and will see if I can come up with anything. No promises on results though. I seem to have a mental barrier when it comes to performing in other peoples music. Will message you and let you know either way.


Burtsbluesboxes 12th Jan 2016 20:45 - 8 years ago
I listened to an audiobook 'Creatures of the Abyss' About aliens setting up an intergalatic trading post beneath the ocean. They say the ocean is the last great frontier on this planet as we've pretty much thoroughly explored everywhere else. I would not be at all surprised to find out about sea monsters down there. Cool concept :D I did 'The old one Awaketh' about Cthulu. Isn't The Doom that came to Saranth also about sea creatures?
toastedavalanche replied 12th Jan 2016 - 8 years ago
I do recall the track actually. I hadn't realized we were dancing (or moshing) around the same themes. My title is even similar to yours!
I do love the work of Lovecraft, he's the king of written dread. I haven't read Saranth, but I do love Shadow Over Innsmouth.
I'm glad you are as fascinated about the subject as I am, there's just so much you can do with it creatively


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