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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    dude, it's perfect. if i can get myself to find time to listen to podcasts, i am definitely going to check this out, especially because i'm fascinated with the subject matter.
    Much appreciated! It's funny, I'm not into podcasts, but Melissa is. I think it'll be a fun project.

    I also noticed Soundcloud's compression fuzzes up my smooth Moog bass ever so slightly ;_; Related to that, this year I'll be compiling music I've made over the last couple of years and putting something out on Bandcamp, which should solve the fidelity issue, at least for downloaded versions.

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    Everywhere else gets cryptic little announcements, but I'll share the full skinny here.

    About five years ago, I started making music with the intent of compiling it into an album. Life took some wacky turns, but I've finally sat myself down and tracked everything out into a 45 minute long release.

    If you've been coming to this thread and listening, you've probably heard most of the music on it, albeit compressed on Soundcloud and not properly downloadable.

    I spent some time returning to the multitracks and fixing some things, and I ran the whole thing through my Sound Workshop 1280, which put it in an interesting space and gave cohesion to an otherwise somewhat disparate collection of music. I'm decorating it with photographs taken from the same five-year period. Right now I'm working on the proverbial liner notes, which I'm putting together on my Underwood No 5., and deciding how much additional stuff I want to include there. It'll just be a PDF in all likelihood, but hey. It's my art thing. Considering doing a GoFundMe or Kickstarter to fund a professional mastering. Lord knows I won't make money from sales to cover that kind of thing.

    Here's the tracklist. A lot of what had been sketches got new names.


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    i am very, very excited to hear this in its complete form

    don't know if you need a mastering recommendation (and honestly i don't know if he's even doing it any more) but Wade Alin of Standard Mastering did two of my albums and is fantastic (and affordable).

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    i am very, very excited to hear this in its complete form

    don't know if you need a mastering recommendation (and honestly i don't know if he's even doing it any more) but Wade Alin of Standard Mastering did two of my albums and is fantastic (and affordable).
    Thanks! It's been a mild frustration that I've only been putting this stuff on Soundcloud, where the compression does no favors to the recordings, particularly when my friend Mr Moog is involved.

    I hadn't been considering mastering but a friend of mine who runs Turtle Studios here in Philly gave me a good pitch. Since I'm considering that, and since I'll probably put a kickstarter up to help offset that, I've reached out to Josh Eustis to see if he's got the time and interest. Depending on his response, maybe that'll be a stretch goal

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    If you like the music from The Boghouse, you can now get it in lossless format over at Bandcamp, including a super chill 7 minute ambient remix.

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    Gettin' the album mastered next week, so leviathant.com is live.

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    You can now download a lossless copy on Bandcamp and get a 30 page PDF booklet, or you can stream and download on the usual corners of the internet.

    Visit leviathant.com for details.

    Thanks!

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    Digging it! "The Black Fades" is giving me Memorabilia vibes at first. The rest is also wonderful.

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    A little backstory on that first track...

    About four years ago, I was watching videos from a guy who has a couple of Moog percussion synth modules from the 70s. I thought the videos were absolutely terrible; perfect examples of why I'm generally not interested in modular synth stuff, for example:


    At the same time, I was also thinking, why do Metasonix tube drum machines cost thousands of dollars? There weren't a lot of examples online, but I do remember watching the video below and thinking that unique doesn't necessarily equal good.


    I probably tripped down this rabbit hole because the D-2000 had come out, and had some absurd price tag on it, and every clip I heard was absurd.


    But just because demos on YouTube sound bad doesn't mean there's no way to make these things sound good. I'm 99% sure Alessandro Cortini made a couple of records with Metasonix boxes, for example, and I put that stuff on repeat. So I set out to model these obscure, expensive machines using my less obscure, but also expensive drum machine, my trusty Tempest, designed by Roger Linn and Dave Smith. I also emulated some of the sounds from the Moog 701 & 702 percussion modules - notably the upswept kick drum heard in the clip below:



    After creating a kit of weirdo electronic noises, I built out a four on the floor beat with it, and really, really liked the end result. If I had any kind of developed audience, I could probably have released that beat on a four minute loop by itself, but I ended up building up and around it, eventually creating what would become the opening track on my album. You can hear the beat all by itself right near the end, around the time the Portland riot police start firing tear gas on protestors.

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    I'm late to the party, but I'm listening to this on Apple Music right now, and I'm digging the hell out of it. Nice work!

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    This weekend we had a gray, rainy/snowy day that just felt oppressive, after what's been a mild few months. Melissa was in the midst of a 48-hour composing binge against a deadline, so I was stuck in the house without anything to do, just kind of looking outside as things got bleaker and bleaker.

    So I made seven minutes of oppressive analog drone music to go with it, and posted it on Soundcloud where you can freely download it. Moog Model 15 iOS app run through the Sound Workshop 1280b, and Moog Sub 37.

    I find it suits being played loudly in headphones while working on stuff. I've been looping it for a half hour myself at work just now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leviathant View Post
    This weekend we had a gray, rainy/snowy day that just felt oppressive, after what's been a mild few months. Melissa was in the midst of a 48-hour composing binge against a deadline, so I was stuck in the house without anything to do, just kind of looking outside as things got bleaker and bleaker.

    So I made seven minutes of oppressive analog drone music to go with it, and posted it on Soundcloud where you can freely download it. Moog Model 15 iOS app run through the Sound Workshop 1280b, and Moog Sub 37.

    I find it suits being played loudly in headphones while working on stuff. I've been looping it for a half hour myself at work just now.
    gives me the same feeling as some parts of the dragon tattoo score, which is perfect given your intention to match it with the weather that day.

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    Listened. Loved. Bought.

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