Monday, 24 September 2012

Smunctrum + remixes and stuff + more stuff

Greetings, people of... tortoisopotatia? I don't even know, but I've... uh, come back from, um, doing stuff. So, the big announcement is:

You might be thinking "What? What's Smunctrum?" and well, you have all reason to be confused or annoyed or whatever. But yeah, it's a new band. For the time being, yes, this is practically another solo project, although in the future it  won't be. And you know what's awesome? That other person is Nves. Yeah, that way underrated genius. This is the first song of something that will be epic in epic amounts.

Yeah, you're probably not convinced by it being epic, but well, let me explain: this first song doesn't have anything recorded by Nves, so yeah, it's not as epic as it would be if he'd have done some actual stuff to it as well. The reason he didn't? He's busy working on the new MAXD album, which I can't wait for... hopefully it'll be finished this year... or otherwise this Smunctrum thing won't really begin until next year, but oh well.

Anyway, when you see "experimental industrial rock/nu metal", that's the only way it can be put for now. I mean, there's a very simple groovy main riff that's been used in at least a thousand rock songs, hip hop beat-like drums, screamed vocals, clean vocals, rapping... wait a second, did I just say rapping? You know, I did, and it's true, and while I'm obviously not the best at that, with some little help by Nves, I managed to make it sound tolerable by using a shitload of effects (but that's not even very noticeable!). Of course, there's only one part near the end with rapping, unless you count the "keep your hands off, I'm on fire" parts as rapping. I don't, so it's just near the end. Anyway, the synth also is very basic, as is the bass, blah blah. It's a very simple song, okay? Don't let that misguide you into thinking it wouldn't be good. You know how usually I'm all self-hating? Notice how that's all gone? It's all because of the great Nves. Do I sound like a fanboy who's been given a ticket to heaven? If I do, well, you should understand. Anyway, yeah, well, there are deathstep-influenced parts, a psytrance-influenced part, blues-influenced parts, etc. and of course, I couldn't have succeeded at doing this entirely by myself; I mean, yeah, I technically somewhat did it all by myself, but Nves gave tips and stuff, helped with the concept, etc. and in songs that will be done later, well, he'll be involved in the actual making of the songs more than just that and the little effecting (if that's a word), which I, honestly, can't wait for at all. But I'm kinda worried how messy things might get if we both do "everything", you know, but well... that's a problem that will be at that time.

So, after this huge long rant, listen the song:


...but yeah, please "like" it, comment, favorite, etc. blah blah, if you think it's nice or cool or whatever. Also, go check out Nves' youtube account and subscribe to him and stuff: http://www.youtube.com/user/NvesX He's one of the reasons I kind of like sort of like the color pink, by the way, so that makes him even more epic. Although a lot of that is because of a certain Jack as well, but whatever. :P

Also, I'm participating in the Linkin Park remix contest of the song "Lost in the Echo". Of course, I won't win it or even come close with my deathstep remix, but you know, that doesn't mean it wouldn't be worth it just for the fun. You know, I like doing remixes, so... anyway, here's that:



Post hate comments if you want, I'll either delete them or thumbs them up or reply in some smart-ass way, whichever I feel like at the moment. I mean, everyone hates Linkin Park, everyone hates deathstep, so a combination of those two is, naturally, for the everyday person, the worst embodiment of music, which, for the most stubborn ones, isn't even music. But I'm not one of those people, so I don't care. Anyway, so yeah, I'm pretty proud of how the remix turned out... even though somewhat muffled and stuff, but that's because I didn't really even bother with any kind of "mastering" since, you know, blah, it's not like it'd be possible to win a remix contest where thousands of people participate in, with a half-assed deathstep remix.

And also, I entered another contest, on the website Not Strictly Dubstep, but I'm not sure if it got submitted properly because of internet problems. Anyway, if you're too lazy to read the rules of the contest, it's basically using the given vocal samples in a song with heavy bass. Well, naturally, that resulted in me doing a deathst... wait, what, no, not this time! I made a happy synthpop-dubstep song. Why? Because, erm, I don't really know. Listen my entry by clicking this text that you're reading right now.

Oh, and one more thing, although I'm a bit late to say it. The movie "Sucker Punch" kicks ass so much, or should I say, PUNCHES ASS I'm such a kid. But yeah, I just saw it last night, and while it was as epic as I expected it to be, it was a bit underwhelming in that it lacked an epic finale, like a moment of defining the epic stuff that went on in the imaginary/fantasy world/whatever. Oh well, it was still a huge movie, really awesome in pretty much every way, and Emily Browning is so hot... ❤ Anyway, I don't understand how critics claim it's misogynist or whatever; it seemed pretty much like the opposite, even considering how it ended and had a depressing undertone and overtone with non-depressing stuff layered in between. Just think of it this way: 99% of guys, even in action/fantasy movies, don't become as epicizedly great at almost everything so fast, etc. and seriously, overanalyzing movies isn't a good thing. But well, it was an awesome movie, that's all I can say, although the dragon thing was also a bit underwhelming, it could've been so much more epic if there had been an epic battle (lol, I love epic battles...) in small scale as well as the big scale, as there usually are in fantasy films. But you know, I'm not complaining. I wouldn't complain about a movie unless it really sucked gotta avoid pun gotta avoid pun gotta avoid pun ass, since everyone has their own taste.

I should've said "two more things", but since that "one more thing" was a reference to a repeated line in that movie, you know... anyway, so, yeah, this blog post won't end here:

There's a new layout on my music review blog, which I'm really proud of. Pink and blue and stuff, some yellowish stuff, etc. and HOLY GODDAMN MEGAFUCKING SHIT DYSPHORIA'S FULL-LENGTH ALBUM KICKED SO MUCH ASS!!!!111!!!!1!!! (lol) that it's hard to believe I haven't listened it over and over again all the time.

Also, I had one of the most epicly funny conversations with my friend on MSN today. It included jokes about cancer (no offence to cancer patients), what it'd be like if there were 80 billion people (I wrote a description that could serve as the opening paragraph of a book or something; the last line was "Even right now, I'm writing this on someone's ass.", since, you know, J**** please forgive me for the censorship of the name said no one would have enough space to move...). How that is relevant to any of the other stuff in this post, you can decide. :0

Another thing I might want to include here is an art thing I did, although it's really crappy and stuff, but well. Lick it, it's a thumbnail.



So, people reading this, those few who didn't come here searching for garden gnomes having sex with rubber ducks, have fun with your lives and stuff! :D That's what I'm doing, and I'm liking it. Obviously.

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