Description : Vocal loop, LM's GadManDubs. Drum track I did with Battery 4. Bass track I did with Output's Substance Bass Engine. Other plugins, Exhale, Synthmaster, Massive, Evolution Strawberry Guitar & Electric Sunburst guitar. Battery 4, Synthmaster & massive are stand alone. The rest run through NI Kontakt Player.
Description : I'm pleased with this one for a change. I got just the right balance of creepy & neurotic I was aiming for. The vocal loop was a godsend for that. I fiddled around with the details quite a bit for this effect. I did the drums & bass on this, which isn't typically my strong suit, but it works well here. The track reminds me of GoldFrapp so triphop genre. Vocal loop is LM's Luriitch
Description : This is a fairly simple, straightforward hard rock format, but I did it so that's what it sounds like. The vocal loop is LM's CloudyDaze who may well be appalled if she ever hears what I did to her acapella. The drum loops (1 on the verse, 2 on the chorus) is LM's flsouto who's a hell of a lot better at percussion than I am. This track is the B side, if you will, to, Lost You Baby, that I did a few tracks back. It's rather similar at least.
Description : This is for the refugees & their loved one's who stayed behind. May this horrific war be over soon & the people be free. I stand with Ukraine.
Description : I did this rather quickly & didn't sweat the mix. It's three notes, that's it. Basically it's CBC being the Ramones. That's why it's short. The Vocal track is LM's bigtig. I'm aware of how distorted the vocals are. That's what I wanted them to sound like.
Description : This is modeled off a Dead Can Dance Track of the same title. I'm a HUGE Dead Can Dance fan & wish to move ClickBait Cabaret more towards that kind of vibe. Most of my work is Witch house or adjacent to it. Dead Can Dance is very different from that. They would still be considered dark, even dreary at times, but I'm a goth & that's my thing. So here ya go.
Description : As in driving sailors mad & luring them to their death. This track is heavy on the low octave sounds. Getting it out of a swamp was something of a bear. The vocal Synth Exhale is all over this. I run those sounds through the Reverb Comet's more exotic settings, Tal Dub delay & the orb. That' how I get them to sound "inhuman' Cinematic genre cause, why not.
Description : This is the epitome of a ClickBait Cabaret track. It's dark & heavy with a weird feminine edge & drops hints about a grizzly homicide. It has that CBC soft, four chord chorus too. You're not getting more CBC than that.
Main Vocal loop: DJkillens
Drum loop: flsouto
The secondary vocal loop is in Russian & I have no clue who it is. I lifted it off a Witch House track titled Dissociation.
Description : This is witch house & that's exactly what it sounds like. If you're not familiar witch house is all about that dark Reese bass synth. It's often referred to as an "angry bees" bass. This track's got a horror film thing going on too. It's witch house, so of course it does.
Description : This is based on two old tracks of mine & sounds absolutely nothing like either one. I used more loops in this than I typically do.
Description : What can I tells ya? It's a Clickbait Cabaret track so it's got that dark, CBC vibe. It's based on an old John Cale song titled, Captain Hook. It's also a remake of one of the first songs I ever recorded titled, In Memory of the Holocaust. This version's smoother & less "horrifying."
Description : I haven't done anything in awhile. I got tired of screwing with this so just did some gain staging & panning & slapped it on here. It definitely sounds like something I would do.
Description : I'm short on ideas lately.
Description : Another piano ditty I've been screwing around with. The piano is Tapex.
Description : A rudimental piano piece I came up with. The title is a reference to historical events of the summer of 1914 that plunged the world into the seminal catastrophe of the 20th century. The track has some synth FX I've never used before. I didn't send this to LANDR for a final master.
Description : This is Witch House. It's got that CBC sound, but it's obviously Witch House. The heavy low frequency synths made this a bit of a bear to mix. The balance between the desired Witch House Feel and rumbly mud is a tricky place to get to. If you're familiar with Witch House, you know what I mean.
Description : TRIGGER WARNING! Controversial theme & Vocal track. It's a remake of one of my earliest tracks. If it's "better" is debatable. The original has a lo-fi, cheap AM radio sound that suits the theme. I didn't alter this much from the original. It has a bass line rather than a Reese. This version definitely sounds "bigger." Disclaimer: I DO NOT SYMPATHIZE WITH THE THIRD REICH.
Description : Vocals By DJ Samples. What can I tall you about this? It's ClickBait Cabaret & man does it ever sound like it. I'm a believer in sticking with your signature style. We've all known bands who's "earlier work" was better. That's because they drifted away from their original style & turned to shit. It happens all the time.
Description : So here's Clickbait Cabaret's latest masterpiece. It totally sounds like something I would whip up.
Description : Another short musical sketch. I used a free download from Native Instruments for Kontakt player called "Kinetic Treats" for a few of the tracks. It's kid toy sounds.
Description : Remake of one of the first tracks I ever recorded, originally titled, Terrifying Science. It's a reflection on the end of WWII and what nuclear weapons had unleashed upon humanity. This is IMO the best example of what I was aiming at with Clickbait Cabaret when I first started the project. Dark, ominous & at points, even terrifying. As CBC evolved I drifted away from that, sort of. CBC definitely has it's own style. This is the essence of it. The prototype Clickbait Cabaret track, If you will.
Description : I've been in a dry spell creativity wise so I'm trying to work my way out of it. If you've ever been in a Train station at 2AM when the bars let out, you get the gist of the title.
Description : I made this with Iris 2 from izotope, good old Massive, a drum loop & a free Dub FX plugin from TAL.
Description : When I don't have any ideas for full on songs I do weird ass musical sketches like this. I assume everyone has ADD & won't listen to anything too abstract for much longer than 90 seconds tops, so I keep these types of pieces short. I don't exactly kill myself making these kinds of tracks either. At least it keeps my creativity awake.
Description : I haven't done anything creative in awhile, so here ya go.