Well, after that less-than-optimistic previous post it’s time for some kick-ass news that’s actually been months in the making. Time to premiere the video for Call Me Greenhorn‘s Here Comes Gorbot – off the coming CMGH2 aka The Abandoned Project album! Directed by Robert Griffith it stars Jerry Kokich and Olivia Dunkley from The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West web series – Olivia at her best Fay Wray and Jerry doing some great work as the King Kong-esque Gorbot, one of my fave criminal characters from the series.
The album itself will feature eleven tracks that actually were abandoned once I started creating music using Reason 6.5 in early 2013 – which if nothing else should tell you how much of a difference said DAW is to work with compared to other software available today. There’s nothing wrong with the tracks per se, it’s just that once I got into Reason I felt it was a second phase and that initial work just didn’t cut it. If memory serves me correct the video was shot in November 2012 and the songs were created some time during fall of said year.
Anyway, the album is due to be released later on this month complete with bonus tracks and the video. In the meantime check it out and share away! Cheers!
UPDATE: I’m stoked to announce that the video has been selected top pick at Frequency.com! Check it out here and if you install their application you can even watch it on your iPhone!
I looked and there before me was a pale horse. Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him…
Yes, here we go: Proudly announcing that the video for Call Me Greenhorn‘s Armageddon Dub is now up and running! Directed by Robert Boud it’s based on his great photo project Aftermath Apocalypse and fits the bleak industrial sounds of the song just perfectly. I already written about how the song was conceived, but my stats show you guys sure don’t like to click stuff, so it all began with me trying out both some new parallel processing techniques as well as getting to know the utterly insane Russian VST Molot one weekend, getting an initial basic track finished late on Friday evening and going to bed ending up having the worst nightmare in years.
With a heavy Walking Dead feel, the nightmare kinda freaked me out and I spent that Saturday trying to re-create the desolate feel of it and ended up with a weird, industrial soundtrack to go with the pretty standard meat-and-potatoes Dub rhythm track. Totally satisfied with the results I was kinda taken aback by the sheer darkness of the damn thing and am still scratching my head how it just kinda jumped out of me. Where the hell did that come from? Anyway, as much as I like the song I’m not adding it to the coming full length as its feel just differs from the rest of the material too damn much.
Now, if you wanna talk synchronicity let’s rewind roughly two weeks where I’m a bit bummed out about not having the equipment to edit new Greenhorn videos (I switched computers early 2013) and am trying to figure out just when and how to get something rolling when I jot down my little post about the Necronomicon Ex Mortis iPhone Case and wouldn’t you know somewhere in the UK was Robert reading it, clicking “like” and the next thing I’m checking out his portfolio and being blown away by his work – with the rest being history. Like I already stated he was perfect for the job as his imagery fits the feel of the song so good it’s eerie.
So make sure you check out the video on YouTube, it has been added as a download bonus goodie on Bandcamp so check that one out here, and please pay Robert a visit on his official site to check out his portfolio ’cause it’s damn good work. And if you wanna try out the insane Molot VST you can do so here.
copyright Sellergren Design 2013!
Now, this is exciting! Just got word from UK photographer Robert Boud that the first rough-cut of his video for Call Me Greenhorn‘s Armageddon Dub has been finished and is ready for an initial “screening”. This is awesome news and I am giddy as hell about it. His original project Aftermath Apocalypse Photography looked nothing short of stunning and got me approaching him about this project to begin with. It’s gonna be great! Stay tuned!
Speaking of the “single” – yeah yeah, Grampa still finds it surreal to call a digital release something that used to mean a physical product – it’s still available via Bandcamp.com, so check it out here, make sure to share and “like” and visit me on Facebook as well. The single:
Well, here’s something that’ll please both my love for naïve library music as well as interest in quantum physics: IBM Research‘s minute-long animation A Boy and His Atom: The World’s Smallest Movie - made by moving actual atoms frame by frame! Yes, in order to generate interest for their research they used the technology already at hand in order to create an animation using single atoms – with pretty decent results. It’s nowhere near say Ralph Bakshi‘s 1978 The Lord of the Rings, but nice nonetheless.
For more info about how this was conceived make sure to check out the video Moving Atoms: Making the World’s Smallest Movie on YouTube here, and there’s an article available at ABC News to read up on as well.
While on the subject: If you liked the music used in the animation as much as I did, how about giving Vic Mars a spin? I was hepped to this UK musician via Project Moonbase and after a couple of listens at his Bandcamp I’m hooked on his future-retro vibe. Visit him on Facebook here.
And let’s hope the kid doesn’t try to split it…
Yes! Might have some kick-ass news coming soon – if nothing else a future post regarding the phenomena “synchronicity” – but up until then make sure you check out UK photographer Robert Boud‘s video project Aftermath Apocalypse Photography on YouTube. It’s pretty stark imagery but still oddly beautiful.
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Speaking of The Norliss Tapes; Did you get Dead By Mono‘s compilation No Way Out! Vol. 3 CD? Twenty tracks of garage, beat, surf and instrumentals from all over the world, including A Trip To the Moon! Available via their official website in both physical form as well as digital downloads – complete and individual tracks. Check it out here and buy the complete EP at our Bandcamp here.
Oh, I completely forgot! I still haven’t posted the artwork on this page. It’s kick-ass! I’ll sort it out this coming week, stay tuned.
Alright, here we go: I just made a short teaser taste collecting soundbytes from thirteen out of the nineteen tracks off Call Me Greenhorn‘s They Call Me Superseven OST on Bandcamp – and it’s free! Yup, roughly 30 seconds each from this project that was about one month and a half in the making – there were some mixing issues as I basically am a Neanderthal that enjoys things a bit louder than the girlyman digital format can handle.
Anyway, that has all been sorted out so check it out here and don’t forget to spread the word via sharing on Facebook etc. The more the better. The teaser track (in full):
Well, amidst the celebrations of The Ramones I recently finished up the YouTube video channels for both The Norliss Tapes and Call Me Greenhorn. Tons of goodies – yeah, well, close to tens at least – and it’s been a while since I saw them and I think they still hold up. The video for Tipsy is pretty darn funny, but hey, who doesn’t love drunken monkeys?
Check ‘em out at http://www.youtube.com/user/TheNorlissTapes and http://www.youtube.com/user/CallMeGreenhorn, and as always make sure to share! Thanks!
copyright Jerry Kokich
Tune in on Tuesday this coming week (March 19th) as Superseven himself – Jerry Kokich – appears on the GenreTainment show hosted by Marx and Julie. As the feature They Call Me Superseven is coming closer to be released I’m guessing the main focus will be on that one, but as Jerry not only stars but also produces and sometimes direct, there’l probably be lots of anecdotes and trivia shared in this our long interview. Stream it online here. And while on the subject of the feature I am now finished with all the 14 tracks and only have some audio tweaking to do before it can be released.
Speaking of Jerry, he recently asked me to provide him with some music for a pitch trailer he was working on. And if you like me have no idea what that is, I googled after I said yes – always say ‘yes’ and then find out what the hell it is all about – it’s apparently a way for producers/directors to sell the concept of an idea to a network or film studio along with script, production sketches etc. I liked the idea and started working on something that’s based on the Gilligan’s Theme but sounding a lot more 21st century. I finished it, sent a .zip and this morning he sent me an email with the link for the finished pitch trailer for his Gilligan’s Island of the Dead. Check it out and feel free to share!
Well, with the They Call Me Superseven soundtrack album soon finished along with some other obligations as well, I’ll soon be getting right back to finishing the first Call Me Greenhorn album! I know it’s been delayed – I just checked and apparently I thought I’d have this wrapped up by December 2012! – but I considered the other projects I’ve been busying myself with to be of more importance. Plus, I sure as hell have gotten better using Propellerhead‘s Reason 6.5 so I honestly consider this lil’ break to be entirely beneficial for the project!
Anyway, originally posted on YouTube in November 2012, this teaser taste video features some kick-ass drums by Aussie musician Jamie Coghill, and some awesome visuals courtesy the creators of ‘Seven. Check it out, you can give it a spin on my SoundCloud here as well and feel free to share!