Archive for the ‘My Music’ Category

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Pure Melvin

November 12, 2014

What’s up with the bad vibes, man? Well, after having experienced more than my fair share of shit going through a rough patch – don’t ask – I decided to vent with the all-new synth punk/garage wave project Pure Melvin. For those expecting something similar to Videogram or Call Me Greenhorn this couldn’t be further from it as it is aggressive, dark and kinda punk rock in its delivery.

Teaming up with Aussie musician Jamie Coghill, who’s handling the rhythm department, we’re currently in the midst of working out tracks for what’ll either end up as an album or an EP. This is more spontaneous than my previous projects and we’re making an effort not to overproduce or overthink anything. Just blast it out, keep the energy intact and maintain the freshness of each idea.

It’s too early to tell if this is a one-off kinda thing or something I’ll return to, but make sure to check out Officer Friendly rough mix on SoundCloud and give us a “like” on Facebook here. More tunage coming soon!

EDIT: Just finished up another track tonight and decided to post it on SoundCloud, so make sure to give Clone Factory a spin as well!

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2077: Raiders of the Apocalypse

November 4, 2014

So, yesterday saw the premiere of Videogram‘s video for 2077: Raiders of the Apocalypse on YouTube, released to coincide with the limited edition 7″ lathe cut version available via Facebook only.

The video – that’ll also see a physical release later on this year – was created using footage from the 1975 post-apocalyptic oddity A Boy and His Dog starring Don Johnson and one of my first efforts working with Adobe Premiere.

The 7″ is pretty much a vinyl collector’s wet dream and I really went out of my way to make it, well, kinda insane, ha ha ha. These babies are custom made by hand on square see-through plastic and comes with a 7″x7″ sticker instead of a sleeve. These are extremely limited and you can get yours here. Give it a spin on SoundCloud.

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Pumpkin Guts 2

October 28, 2014

Check it out: Just in time for Halloween UK label Graveyard Calling releases their second installment in the freebie compilation series Pumpkin Guts. Featuring all sorts of horror-inspired sounds, this 26-track album offers everything from “hellish horrorpunk, sinister synthwave, demonic dubstep and devilish disco” – including Walpurgisnacht off my first Videogram album. Get it here.

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Ungawa!

October 22, 2014

Well, since Hammond has given me his permission to share it, I figure I’d post it here as well. Teaming up with Aussie musician The Jimmy C here’s the new theme for his Beyond The Playlist interview show: Ungawa!

Don’t ask me where the heck I got that title from, but I figure it kinda fit. The track turned out great, Hammond’s satisfied and the track will premiere in December, so make sure to stream it online here. While on the subject, my interview:

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Camp Blood

October 1, 2014

October’s here and I’m pretty stoked to announce the release of Videogram‘s Halloween track Camp Blood. Created as a “nudge nudge, wink wink” to the fellow horror fans, it’s a tribute to the iconic Friday the 13th series and sort of a mix of the disco theme of Part 3 and Michael Jackson‘s Thriller (or at least that’s what I’ve been told).

Available via my Bandcamp along with iTunes and Amazon, there’s more streaming services coming later this month. Make sure to check it out and the video (using footage from Indonesian knockoff Srigala) below.

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Shadows of Prey

September 26, 2014

Check out the debut episode of Austrian director John Brito‘s web series Shadows of Prey that premiered online today! I had a sneak peek roughly a week ago and think this turned out pretty cool – especially considering this is a 100% no budget affair!

I love the title animation that really sets a nice tone, and with the music I produced being used for the end titles I sure have no reason to complain. So give it a peek and help spread the word!

EDIT: Read more about the series on John’s blog here.

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Lunchmeat!

August 5, 2014

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…as weird as it is for an old punker to admit, VIDEOGRAM is sort of a concept album… Head on over to Lunchmeat VHS Fanzine to read the all-new interview I did, covering the origins of the album, what’s coming in the near future and a pretty damn fine review of the album as a whole.

Sellergren has masterfully captured the most iconic aural tropes of Italian horror scoring, pushed them through his own personal filter, and melded them with an unmistakable and eerie 80s synth-driven scope of sounds to concoct what may just be the most powerful piece of electronic scoring to hit the horror community this year.

Read it here and check out the official page on Facebook here.

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PMB188: Vision Receiver

August 4, 2014
Image copyright Andy Fielding 2014.

Image copyright Andy Fielding 2014.

Cheers to DJ Bongoboy and MC Zirconium of Project Moonbase who aired Regina dei Cannibali End Titles off the Videogram album during last night’s show Vision Receiver!

Roughly an hour’s length, the episode features some cool Nigerian funk courtesy Keyboard, more reissued material from Italian composer Piero Umiliani and a nice track from Jez Butler. Stream or download it here.

More podcast action comes via Dead Air that aired mid-July. Featuring Doc Terror himself, it covers the Italian Horror Week, Lucio Fulci‘s cult classic video nasty The Beyond and a discussion about my recent album. Stream or download here. While on the subject, the video:

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(Talkin’ ’bout) My Vacation

July 31, 2014

Wow! Well, the first thing that struck me once I typed in the title of this post was “Gee, that was a quick four weeks!” And yes, looking back this month kinda flew by at an amazing speed. Even though I spent a lot of said time dealing with various outcomes from Videogram – both the project and album – one thing immediately popped up in my head while thinking of these past weeks: This turned out to be the month where I set a new record in sheer amount of naps taken. No joke, I can sum up July 2014 with one letter: Zzzzzzzz.

That said, the first week was spent fine tuning the Videogram album, releasing it to coincide with Doc Terror‘s Italian Horror Week and afterwards kinda being overwhelmed by the reaction it received. The international horror community, especially in the United States, seemed to really take to it and with more interviews and reviews on the way I am cautiously optimistic that we’re still in the beginning of its momentum. Physical releases are being discussed and I am also putting out one very limited edition myself that’s sure to have vinyl collectors drooling.

"That song is evil, I tell ya! Evil! Evil!" Thrilling stats from my Bandcamp page.

“That song is evil, I tell ya! Evil! Evil!” Thrilling stats from my Bandcamp page last week.

As an added bonus I was early on contacted by two horror directors in the US who wants me to produce soundtracks for their upcoming feature-length projects. I can’t give out any more details about that, but I have already expressed my interest in collaborating and it sure is exciting. I’m looking forward to dig in and get my hands dirty!

More music news: I finished up the soundtrack work for Austrian director John Brito, who’s Shadows of Prey horror web series is due to premiere pretty soon. I gotta admit it feels weird to have completed it, and thus not taking an active part in it anymore, but I enjoyed being there for the embryonic stages and wish John and the rest of his crew the best of luck with it. I’m looking forward to seeing the final results!

So what else happened? Well, for me summer offers a great opportunity to get some reading done, so I bought some new books from Feral House, who’s easily my favorite publisher. In an age of mindless pap, they – or is this a one man operation run by Adam Parfrey? – keep putting out jolting, intelligent literature that truly makes the reading experience what it was supposed to be: Riveting, engrossing and full of insights. I picked up two titles, Joseph Scott Morgan‘s horrifying Blood Beneath My Feet: The Journey of a Southern Death Investigator and Brendan Mullen‘s Lexicon Devil: The Fast Times and Short Life of Darby Crash and The Germs. The latter is an oral retelling in the same vein as Legs McNeil‘s classic Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk and Morgan’s biography probably being the darkest book I’ve encountered so far. Google the title, read up on it and make up your mind if you wanna be exposed to his writing ’cause there’s some truly horrifying imagery being shared and it is not for the squeamish!

Movies? Hmm, off the top of my head only a couple comes to mind, documentaries like Don Argott and Demian Fenton‘s 2011 Last Days HereSean Donelly‘s 2008 I Think We’re Alone Now and TV movies like Steven Spielberg‘s 1971 Duel and John Newland‘s 1973 horror Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.

 

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Queen of the Cannibals

July 20, 2014

What’s eating you, pal? Check out the all-new video for Videogram‘s Regina dei Cannibali End Titles. Premiering during Doc Terror‘s Italian Horror Week – that wrapped today – it’s gotten its fair share of positive feedback and I’m pretty satisfied how it turned out.

Drawing inspiration from UK video label VIPCO‘s trailers, I used footage from the 1983 Italian obscurity Adam and Eve vs. The Cannibals. Considered to be in the public domain, it’s a pretty cheesy effort and I gotta admit, not anywhere near as gruesome as say, Cannibal Holocaust or Eaten Alive!.

Check it out (NSFW), there’s more in the works to be made official later on and make sure you give the album a spin.

 

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