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New guitar!

2012-09-01 14:40:56 by Psil0

I welcome to the family, Caterina (an RG921qmf)!

New guitar!


Pointless music rant

2012-08-14 22:55:19 by Psil0

So as of recent I've been listening to latest Periphery album. I can't just get over at how perfectly constructed and produced this album is. It's a massive step up from 'Periphery'. While Periphery was filled with great rhythmic lines and awesome experimentation with electronic sounds, it missed out on being able to fuse it altogether so that it would flow. Well on 'Periphery II: This Time It's Personal' the band not only stepped up their writing skills, they also stepped up the production. The guitar clarity is better, the flow between songs is almost seamless, Spencer's vocals are more improved and he seems to have a more control with his voice. While on Periphery the balance and flow between the heavy and electronic seemed a bit sporadic, on Periphery II it flows perfectly. Also, almost every song has a line or part in which is memorable and gets stuck in your head. And the vocal melodies are extremely well constructed, so well you can feel a very nice smooth transition and Spencer's voice easily helping to establish the emotion of each song. Especially when he sings in more softer and sombre tone and his voice feels as smooth as honey.

Overall this album is by far the most complete album I've heard in 5 years. And I'm quite impressed and extremely eager to see the next product of this band.


I'm sorry to say...

2012-03-18 00:35:56 by Psil0

But fucking damn is this month's NAC is sad. Not the idea (fuckin' love it), but just the submissions so far. My god do the songs sounds just so uninspired and fucking drab. I write better music/riffs in my sleep (no really, I have). No creative thought, just the sad excuses for riffs and songs that were conjured up in ten minutes with no thought put in.

Here's to hoping the quality submitted gets better. And if not, then I feel bad that I can't record my recent music. I have a feeling that I'd just crush the competition and win easily. At least my riffs are well developed and thought provoking. Not like the absolute rubbish that's been submitted so far.


Music blog!

2012-02-20 12:41:23 by Psil0

I've started one.

If you love music and are a musician, producer, or just an avid music fan, please check it out! I'll be writing mostly about my view on such topics as writing, practicing, producing, and performing. Also, I'll be doing music review segments (might include some NG artists too).

More to come soon...

http://arkhammusic.blogspot.com/2012/02/practice -makes-perfect.html



It's my special day today. Someone should get me a hooker... and a cake!



Last night around 3 in the morning I crashed my car into a Jersey wall going to 65mph... It happened because I was irresponsible and tried to drive home after drinking and while also dealing with a lack of sleep.

Why I'm posting this? Because I don't want my fellow NG members and friends to ever do anything equally irresponsible. If you're tired, pull over. If you've been drinking and don't have a DD (like I did in my case) just stay put somewhere or call someone. Right now I'm lucky to be alive, but I know I'm going to be paying for my irresponsibility. My license has been suspended for 90 days as of now.

Also, if you are going to be drinking and driving home afterwards. Don't over do it like I did. Plan a time as to when you'll stop drinking, so you can sober up. I made that mistake last night because I lost track of time and got caught up in a good time. I made a mistake and now I'm going to have to pay for it.

All I know, is that this is the dumbest thing I've done in a long time. And I probably will be going over whether I should continue to drink or not this week.


Gonna try and do something here...

2011-10-19 12:06:53 by Psil0

I'm gonna see if I can possibly list everything and anything that's influenced me artistically/musically... Let's try it, now shall we? Also note, there is no order.

Pink Floyd
The Mars Volta
The Beatles
John Frusciante
Omar Rodriguez Lopez
Maynard James Keenan
Tool
A Perfect Circle
Incubus
Mike Einziger
Stan Getz
Miles Davis
John Coltrane
DJ Spooky
Johann Sebastian Bach
Bela Bartok
Deadmau5
Igor Stavinsky
The Rev (formerly A7X/Deceased)
Jojo Mayer
Led Zeppelin
Jack White
The Black Dahlia Murder
August Burns Red
Photek
Pendulum
The Prodigy
Concord Dawn
Bassnectar
Venetian Snares
Black Sun Empire
Dieselboy
Noisia
Daft Punk
Children of Bodom
Dream Theater
Meshuggah
Lamb of God
Oingo Boingo
Primus
Mr. Bungle
Faith No More
Mike Patton
Misfits
AFI
Social Distortion
The Clash
Sex Pistols
Circa Survive
The Sound of Animals Fighting
Saosin
Animals as Leaders
Minus the Bear
Muse
Radiohead
MGMT
Foster the People
Passion Pit
Cold War Kids
Aphex Twin
Frank Zappa
The Crystal Method
Mastodon
Santana
David Gilmour
Roger Waters
Danny Elfman
Dexter Gordon
Thelonius Monk
Paco De Lucia
RX Bandits
Joe Satriani
Steve Vai
Periphery
King Crimson
Cyberoptix
Gorillaz
Pearl Jam
Sound Garden
Muse
Nirvana
The Raconteurs
Opeth
Tyr
At the Drive In
Julien K
Rise Against
Foo Fighters
Beethoven
Massive Attack
Liquid Tension Experiment
Puscifer
Square Pusher
David Bowie
Queen
Phil Collins
Trent Reznor
Klayton/Celldweller
Guthrie Govan
System of a Down
Serj Tankian
Metallica
Max Roach
Gustav Mahler
Rush
Cream
Johnny Cash
Dwight Yoakam
Waylon Jennings
Bob Dylan
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Blue Oyster Cult
La Dispute
Ratatat
Deftones
Alice in Chains
Wu-Tang Clan
Queens of the Stone Age
Fugazi
Pixies
The Shins
Smashing Pumpkins
Dillinger Escape Plan
Drum and Bass
Dubstep
Trip Hop
Ambient
Electronic
Indie Rock
Alternative Rock
Grunge
Post Hardcore Punk
Progressive Rock
Metal

Other things (not music): Pablo Picasso, J.R.R. Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft, Symbolism, Impressionism, Aleister Crowley, Romuva, Claude Monet, Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton, Quentin Tarantino, Jhonen Vasquez. Along with random assortments of anime, sci-fi, fantasy, and horror themed things (and space too).

So yeah, that's pretty much everything that influences (where I draw from) me musically/artistically.


Submit an idea!!!

2011-10-14 12:02:13 by Psil0

So as of now I'm trying to plan my next song out (since I don't have anything big planned until December) and I kind of want to go with something fresh/new. Feel free to submit an idea. Ideas that utilize some sort of weird or interesting ideas are definitely welcomed.

As of now my ideas are: trying to create two separate songs and combine them together, go back to old school jungle, or utilizing some sort of ethnic/oriental theme to a song.


Feeling Accomplished... again

2011-07-25 02:59:11 by Psil0

Made the front page on the NG Audio Portal in the Best tracks ever section with my song, Invaderz from Beyond. So check it out, give it a listen (if you haven't already, along with a few five votes, please?).

Also, I'm kind of hoping that this is a good sign that I'm making significant leaps in progress with my musical style and that I'm actually accomplishing something and not remaining stagnant. Guess I'll see in another year or so if this is the truth.

Welp, I'm out.


RAWR!

2011-07-08 16:07:40 by Psil0

So yeah, Psil0 here. Just letting you know that I've got a new DnB track soon to be released here in a couple of days. Imagine DnB mixed with Mission Impossible theme and Dr. Who theme. Yeah, it's gonna sound something like that.