Well, I’ve noticed that I’ve got some fellow audiophiles among my visitors so I thought I’d share the latest find when it comes to free VSTs available: Meet Russian behemoth Molot! And dear God is this a fierce beast! You know the climactic scene in Evil Dead II when the demonic dimension rips through the fabrics of reality and the Rotten Apple Head comes through the door to swallow Ash? Well, this piece of tube-powered compression emulator kinda does that with your sounds.
I initially tried it out on the unmastered track of Call Me Greenhorn‘s album teaser – and to be honest I don’t have a title for that one yet – and I had to rip my earphones off ’cause it damn near took my head clean off. And I live for that kinda sound. There an almost endless amount of variety offered plus some nice presets if you’re new to it or just wanna save some time (personally I found the “room” setting kinda nice ’cause it had a slight SSL feel).
Based on the same technology that gave the World that other beast (the Sovtek-powered Big Muff distortion pedal), it’s a primitive, no-bullshit chunk of gnarly oomph! that does not aim for sophistication. Like author Vladislav Goncharov himself says: “[If you're...] Looking for transparent compressor? This not your choice. This compressor adds a lot of coloring to sound.” And he’s not kidding. This’ll color everything. It’s loud and noisy and ugly and just everything that makes rough and raw music great.
You can download it here, and he’s offering some limiters and clippers as well that I’m gonna check out as soon as my damn ears stop ringing…
Well, here we go: Via the ComicBookMovie.com website I catched a glimpse of the teaser for the upcoming remake of Evil Dead as it premiered (?) at the New York Comic-Con. And you know, even though this would be a great opportunity to unleash The Angry Old Fart and start hollering at clouds again, I gotta admit this looks pretty darn good! Yes, the quality is pretty lo-fi considering it was filmed by an audience member but it’ll give you a general feel of it and I for one am not disappointed. It could be worse.
Granted, I’ll probably never get used to the idea of anyone but Bruce Campbell portraying good old Ash, but the intensity and groundbreaking horror of the plot itself seems to be intact. And like KNB maestro Greg Nicotero himself once stated in an interview, this time around they had the budget to produce some truly horrifying FX making it more horrific than The Exorcist.
Check it out here, but FYI it contains a lot of gore. One more photo:
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Well, I pretty much spent the weekend sending out emails etc. in order to promote The Norliss Tapes Herz und Liebe EP and uploaded two songs on my SoundCloud as well. Slowly but surely Groovy is becoming one of my fave tracks on account of not only having a nice, reggae vibe but also being a sort of tribute to Bruce Campbell and Evil Dead II. For a whole generation of horror fans he’s become the icon of cool pretty much thanks to his amazing portrayal as the anti hero Ash in the cult trilogy.
Listening to the track I now envision a music video with the Norliss members dressed up as a run-down, over-the-hill wedding band – we’re talking 70s fashion and maybe horrible faux comb overs – with Bruce himself starring as the cheesy, crooning lead vocalist (or maybe Elvis from Bubba Ho-Tep) that pretty much owns the stage while alternating between saying the only “lyrics” of the song into the mike and trying to hit up on the female members of the audience. And maybe throw in a couple of nice dance moves as well. A man can dream right?
You’ll find the SoundCloud here and the release on Bandcamp here. And please share.
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