Description : So a guy buys a nice guitar at a pawn shop but returns it a few days later after waking from a sound sleep to hear it playing by itself. When he tells of his experience he is shocked to learn the owner had actually died while playing it. Is it fantasy or truth? Is the guitar in this track that very same guitar? Its all part of the mystery and fun of Halloween !
EDIT: modified ending to a deeper voice
Description : Back from a long hiatus with a new track inspired by one of my favorite stories. I've attached a little poem in the lyrics section. Read and see if you can guess who its about.
Multiple live guitar tracks(strat with delay and reverb) mixed down using FL Studio. Sampled bass and programmed drums.
Edit: Per your excellent comments and suggestions, adjusted levels to better balance out the mix with specific attention to drums.
Description : A demonstration in contrast.
Always loved Joe Satriani's melodic soloing using the closed wah. Tried a little bit of that along with some tremelo and phase shifter in the bridge.
More Space Rock to expand your mind and blow the cob webs out of the ol ear holes !
Description : Decided to finish a track I had started over a year ago. I didn't have much of this song complete, just the rhythm track. So I added a bass track, drums and the solo. Was trying to do something in the melodic djent style of Periphery.
Description : A song about AI with "You Are Alien" acapella by steelyvibe.
From SIRI to self-driving cars, Artificial Intelligence technology is real and spreading rapidly. The AI misconception is the idea that machines can’t control humans. Wrong, intellect enables control. Humans control animals not because we are stronger, but because we are smarter. If we cede our position as the highest intelligence on our planet, it's possible that we might also loose control. I think I see a storm on the horizon.
Description : Of all the classic Monster tales the Wolfman is definitely one of the saddest. Cursed, and destined to live as both man and monster. During the day he sits alone with his guitar, a prisoner of lonely existence, crying his heart out through his music. Then at night, the beast emerges, and in the dark under a full moon, he cry's as he rips the hearts out of his victims! Such is the life of a cursed bluesman!
Description : A collab with fellow Looperman, "dssdsdsd". He posted a pretty wicked guitar instrumental a while back of this song from KoRns Untouchables LP with a request for someone to mix it. I decided to give it a shot to complete the song. Wanted to stay true to the original as possible but didn't want a carbon copy so I tried a few ideas of my own. Added a bit of my own guitar, drums, keyboards, a lot of effects and even stepped up to the mic for a try at the vocals.
Description : "I remember a time of chaos... ruined dreams... a wasted land. But most of all I remember... The Road Warrior. Time to get back to some high gain, ear piercing, sub thumping, heavy f'n rock n roll. Crank it and enjoy the ride !
Description : In response to his request for a guitar collab here's some caffeine induced guitar licks to eviltwinzedds jazz loop.
Description : A little rockin' in The House of Frankestein. Crank the power levels to maximum and make sure your well grounded !
Happy Halloween boys and girls !
Description : My take on the Swedish stoner rock band Truckfighters song off their Gravity X album. Heavy fuzz laden multi tracked guitar riffs, thumping distorted bass and ground pounding programmed drums. Heavily processed vocal track by me which underwent at least 20-25 revisions in an attempt to give some semblance to the original and add my own flavoring as well.
Description : I discovered Meshuggah around 2003 and was blown away by the power, complexity and super Heavy sound of their music. Their "Nothing" album marked the switch to 8 string guitars and pushed Heavy Metal into a whole new territory. My track is a variant cover of their song "Nebulous". I have stayed pretty close to the original but added a few dynamic elements of my own. Its loud, its super heavy and way out there...Beyond Nebulous.
Description : Do the Gods like music?
What do they listen to when they are creating the fabrics of Space and Time?
Questions that can maybe never be answered but only imagined. More tones and drones from the outskirts of the universe and Neomorpheus.
Description : My thoughts for a Halloween track this year was to work up some foreboding Drone music with a little Delta Blues slide guitar mixed in. My inspiration being the classic story of Robert Johnson and his infamous deal with the Devil.
In Clarksdale, Mississippi in 1930, Robert Johnson supposedly made a deal with the devil at the crossroads where US highway 49 crosses US highway 61. Johnson had been playing down in Yazoo City and was on his way back up to Helena. He had hitched a ride that dropped him off next to the levee. It was a cool October night and a full moon glowed in the dark sky. He continued walking up the highway, guitar in his hand. As he approached the crossroads he was thinking about his friend Son House preaching to him about giving up his guitar playing. He really wasn't a good player and most people would joke and mock him when he was on stage. He hated it and was thinking he would give anything to be as good, no, better than his friend Son House. It was at that moment he noticed a figure in black standing there at the crossroads. As he approached him, a deep voice issued "Let me see that guitar boy"! He then took his guitar from him, tuned it and upon returning it asked if he would trade his soul to become a famous Bluesman. He agreed and the rest is history. Johnson's ability was seemingly transformed overnight to the amazement of everyone who knew him and he went on to become a Mississippi Blues legend. However, his fame was short lived. A mere eight years later the Devil returned to make good on the deal.
So this Halloween, be careful what you wish for, especially at the crossroads.
Description : "Remember the Sabbath day".
I went to see Sabbath for the last time the other night here in Dallas. They have proclaimed themselves a Dead Band Walking and are performing their final concert tour. They put on a great show as always but it was a sad ending, as most endings usually are. Since they are one of my favorite bands I decided to put together a little tribute track here. I have been busy working on some doom/stoner metal riffs and also have a lot of Sabbath cover stuff I've done. So I did a little mix of something new along with my version of Supernaut. It's basically a jam that focuses on replicating their sound and styling. I know there's a few Black Sabbath fans here so hopefully you guys will like it.
Long live the GOAT, the greatest of all time, the true Gods of Metal - Black Sabbath !
Description : Heavy Latin Rock based on a Scary Texas Legend - Read about it below and then listen. Dont be too a scared! Haha !
EDIT: Supafreakshow took some time to lay down a sick bass track for this. He sent it to me and I couldn't pass up re-mixing the track to incorporate some of the low register runs and fills. I think it really adds some punch to the bottom end. Thanks man, awesome bit of work. Looperman rules !!!
Description : My Halloween track for this year. Wanted to try some classic sounding heavy metal. Happy Halloween boys and ghouls. Watch out for the Monsters, they're out there! EDIT: Per SN's review I went back through and tried to address some of his critiques. I like the voice so, didn't change it much.
Description : Depression and sadness can sometimes serve as motivation for creativity as in the case of this track. A few months back I went through a period of loosing a few friends and co-workers. Attended a few funerals and as a result found myself reflecting on life. One night I had the urge to try to transfer my feelings into music and this is what came out. Some baratone guitar accompanied by synth and accapella.
Final EDIT: Further tweaking on levels and a slight change up in the timimg of the choir section.
Description : In the 1700's the Comanche Indians became known as the Lords of the Southern Plains. The Comanche ruled a region that stretched across New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and deep into the Texas Panhandle. The most feared and savage warriors of all the tribes of the old West.
Many believe their spirits still ride the night wind here.
Some Willie G style picking to a buffalo skin drum beat.
Description : Another Halloween track as promised. When I first read the Looperman Zombie Apocalypse Forum thread and considered doing a Zombie themed song, the first thing that popped into my head was Michael Jacksons Thriller. So I tried to come up with a cool street beat type groove mixed with some modern sounding electro or dubstep elements. Anyhow, this is what I ended up with...Happy Halloween to all you f'n ZOMBIES!
Description : My transition track here.
Want to start integrating some guitar into my tracks.
Description : Alpha Centuri...come in Alpha Centuri...do you copy?
I started out to make this strictly an Ambient thing but got bored so I decided to add a drum track and it morphed into something entirely different.
Description : Came up with this DnB track for Halloween.
A tribute to the little speed demons called Pulse Eaters who frequently hide in the grass along dark stretches of highways. Waiting to jump onto speeding cars and motorcycles, to claim a victim and grab a thrill ride back into the depths. Drive slow, drive safe on Halloween or one just might take you for a ride you wont come back from.
Description : I was just having some fun here tonight with the Sytrus plug-in in FL Studio and ended up with this somewhat corny lead that reminded me of the Star Trek theme. I'm a big fan of the old Star Trek series so I couldn't help myself from throwing something together with it. Thanks to Neucleon on the IL forum who had graciously passed me on a couple of cool .flp's that I reverse engineered to glean some of his alien tech from. So hit the Warp drive and hang on !