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    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2009
    Uncovered some footage of my old band and transferred it to video:
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2009 edited
    Most recent video that I haven't shown here

    Made it while rewatching Inland Empire. I feel it shows.
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    A nice man called Eclectic Warrior used a 1934 Danish stop-motion animation film to create a rather lovely video for Kemper Norton's Denaissance

      CommentAuthorMIss K
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2009
    Here's me in non tranny mode (left), eating in Djurgården, Stockholm earlier this month with my friend and bandmate Jennie (right).
    Deathline eat food!
    We're playing tomorrow night (Wed 24th), headlining at Water Rats in Kings Cross, London, if anyone wants to come and say hi! Email me for cheaplist (£4). Band website

    (cross posted from the self portrait thread)
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    For the first time online, I've posted the entirety of my 1987 epic "The 'Pops' Science Story" in four parts on MySpace.

    A lo-fi mix of Casio samplers, guitar noise, abused drum machines, tape loops and a sci-fi narrative torn from the pages of the Weekly World News and Fortean Times, with fake news broadcasts over a bed of experimental noise. I produced it in a weeklong creative fugue on a four-track cassette deck, I released it on cassette as an "audio comic". (And 128 kbps MP3 is not much of a loss) I guarantee you've never heard anything like it.

    I think it's held up pretty well over 20 years.

    Figured it should have been a cult classic by now... Brian Eno liked it, called it "strangely addictive" and bought a copy for his daughter working at the BBC. Steven Grant always mentions it fondly. But I think I sold maybe a half-dozen copies over all.

    The Copyright Office called me when I submitted it - they wanted to know how to categorize it.

    I always wanted to release it in illustrated form... at one point imagining a rough, asymetrical, Ted McKeeverish look.

    Anyway, it's strange and unique and you can hear the entire thing now.

      CommentAuthorMIss K
    • CommentTimeJul 18th 2009 edited
    My band Deathline playing again, at The Legion on Old Street, tomorrow evening (Sun 19th). Great bill would really love to see some chapelers there!

    Details here:
    • CommentTimeJul 18th 2009 edited
    oky doke, i make uhhhh droney ambient light-heavy metal stuff i have trouble defining it.

    i do it under the moniker of Gods and nearly everything is recorded in 1 or 2 takes and posted straight up. i can't dwell on it or i'll never put it out


    • CommentTimeJul 18th 2009 edited
    IF yer local to the DFW Megacity, lemme tell yeh about this thingy ( no cover)

    23 july

    starhead ( spooky Tex-Brecht folkrock)

    Jenn Gooch (grits-core love songs)

    Warren Jackson Hearne (merrie murderer and gloomadeer)

    Sabra Laval (smoky and sexy scotch-folk)

    the art on the flyer is by Julie Zarate (sugar-skulled bad mexican chica)

    thanks for yer time.
    • CommentTimeJul 18th 2009
    I'm in a Portland, OR-based band called Jana Osta. We recently recorded our debut EP which is available on myspace. Think The Melvins versus Sonic Youth and Rush.

    Thanks for listening, guys!
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2009 edited
    and hullo, again.

    hope this ain't outta line, but my music is how i draw, how i storytell, so:


    For the month of August, Starhead will be holding a Twitter-based contest to give away copies of their debut album, Escadrille.

    1. Follow Starhead on Twitter: *
    2. Go to Starhead's myspace page and listen to a few songs, or see them live at one of their upcoming shows, which are also listed on their myspace:
    3. Post a single-tweet(140 character) review of a particular song, the album, or the band in general. Include the hashtag #starhead somewhere in the tweet so we can find them.
    4. The six prettiest tweets will be chosen by Starhead themselves, with help from Delirium. Fabulous Prizes will be distributed.


    One First Place winner will receive a signed copy of Starhead's debut CD, Escadrille, and a one-of-a-kind art-quality acetone print of the album's not-so-secret artwork, handmade by Delirium herself.

    Two Second Place winners will receive a signed copy of Starhead's debut CD, Escadrille.

    Three Third Place winners will receive a digital copy of Starhead's debut CD, Escadrille, from The Wow Signal Music Company.

    1. Anyone related to a member of Starhead is not eligible to enter. Ask em' nice, I'm sure they'll give you a copy.
    2. Entries must be posted between 12 AM August 1 and 11:59 PM August 31, 2009(US Central Time)
    3. You can post as many entries as you want.
    4. Do not steal other people's words. We know how to use a search engine. We will find out.
    5. People who are already following Starhead on twitter before the contest's start date are still also eligible to enter.

    oh, and a free DL of our song "Delirium" :

    hey, thanks for yer time.
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2009
    Quickie first draft, just guitar and vox. Not a new song, but a new recording. Hope to have a more filled out version next week. Doumbek, maybe mandolin, something in the bass range.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2009
    Hypothetical question:
    this is a lie, but nevermind

    If I wanted to take a drum loop from one song, bass from another, then whack a couple of samples over the top - all from other fairly well-known songs, is there anyone here that could do that for me? Or is there a simple way for me to do it? I have garage band, but have never really even investigated what it can do.

    I'd like to be able to really just say... okay... clap and bass from Safety Dance, syth stab from Funkytown and the Godzilla theme dropped in occasionally... whack it all together, yeah? Except not necessarily those specific examples. Can that be done easily now?
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2009
    It is relatively easy to take a whole clip out of a song and sample/repeat it in Garage Band. It gets much more complicated (a.k.a. nigh impossible, at least with GB) to extract an individual track... say you've got a segment of drum/clap/synth from Safety Dance, and want to dump the synth bit and keep the drums/clap. Once it's bounced down to a single album track it's all one animal, and not designed to be separated. If it's a stereo track you can extract just the left or just the right, but not just the guitar or just the vocals.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2009
    Okay, so what does it take?
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    you just need to find a clean solo of the bit you want. like a drum fill where the other instruments have dropped out. like izenmania says you can't (easily) remove other instruments from samples as it's all part and parcel of the mix but once you have found the individual sounds you want any sound editing software will easily allow you to build a tune from the individual samples you've made. Audacity is very easy to use for taking samples and for editing them together and it's free. Acid is also good but you'll have to 'find' a copy or pay a lot for it.

    it takes a bit of work but can be good fun when it comes together. this link is for a couple of tracks i did a year or so ago just for the hell of doing something utterly different from my usual music.
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2009
    In Garage Band I believe you can just drag and drop an audio file into an empty track and edit it down from there, but if not there ought to be an import function to pull it in. (I haven't used GB in about a year, so I'm a little rusty on it)
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2009
    Here's a section of some free improv my friends and I did yesterday:
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    @celan - that was good to hear - nice one.
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    Warren posting some EVP stuff reminded me of an ancient track put together in a dank Cornish bedsit when I was drinking too much and not going out with girls.
    It was made exclusively from EVP recordings ( hence the lack of a tune ) and is a miserable old thing. But it was fun remembering the hours of turmoil and absinthe-led cutting and pasting that led to its creation , so I stuck it on Youtube.

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    I guess this falls into this thread...

    I've been tinkering with making insruments recently, have made a dulcimer out of an arts supply carry case and just finished my Steel Rod Box...

    there's more pics and a few sound samples here: