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Wow, I’m actually embarrassed to admit it, but this was apparently two years in the making: The debut recording from the stoner/sludge project Ursa Major entitled The Thief The Whore The Fool. I checked this blog and this concept was brainstormed during the summer of 2011 and even though I never gave up on the idea of creating something just unbelievably heavy and dissonant this just kept getting pushed further and further back. What the hell happened? Well, “life” I guess. Probably the lamest excuse ever, but it’s pretty close to the truth.
Anyway, this won’t be properly mixed or mastered until the end of the summer unfortunately – yeah, looks like my 2013 schedule is busted – so I thought “what the hey”, posted this edited and unmastered rough-mix version of the track (the finished version is roughly nine and a half minutes) and hope it’ll generate enough interest for the finished version. There’s more to come, but like I already stated in that post two years ago I’m not too sure this’ll grow into a “proper” touring and recording band. I’m content
just coming up with this crazy shit, uh, the creative process.
You’ll find the track on Ursa’s Bandcamp here, but give it a spin below and spread the word!
Whoa Nellie! Well, I’ve been made aware that I have a tendency to blitz through things and just don’t leave enough time – or room – to fully promote the stuff I do. I gotta admit that is a character trait of mine. I’m so engulfed in the creation part of the process that once I’m finished with it I kinda just leave it and move on to the next thing. So with that in mind, here’s a sampler of what I’ve done lately and your chance to catch up with it all:
The Jimmy C – The Man Who Never Dies (REMIX EP 2013)
Featuring my three remixes of the title track. Check it out here.
Call Me Greenhorn – The Harvester
A brand-new, bit darker track that won’t appear on the coming S/T album due to be released in June. Check it out on my SoundCloud as well.
Call Me Greenhorn – Here Comes Gorbot (video)
New video for the CMGH2 aka The Abandoned Project album directed by Robert Griffith from The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West, starring Olivia Dunkley and Jerry Kokich – the latter as Gorbot. Good fun! Check it out on my YouTube as well.
Call Me Greenhorn – The Titan Was Deemed Unsinkable
The first “darker” track that actually will be included on CMGH‘s debut. I love 70′s Jamaican dub and I’m satisfied with the results. Check that one out on my SoundCloud while you’re at it.
Call Me Greenhorn – Armageddon Dub (video)
And finally we have the kick-ass video for Armageddon Dub directed by brilliant UK photographer Robert Boud. His haunting imagery was a perfect fit for this track and I’m so stoked he agreed to do this. Check out the single on my Bandcamp here and the video on YouTube here, and make sure to visit his official page for a taste of his other works!
So there we go! Make sure you spread this around and stay tuned for more updates!
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.
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.
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I’ve been busying myself sending out tons of promos lately – man, am I thankful for the digital age as postage and packages would’ve cost me a small fortune! – and was informed by director/producer Robert Griffith of The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West that Spy Bop Royale wrote a nice lil’ blurb about Call Me Greenhorn‘s They Call Me Superseven OST album calling it “wild, way-out” and “nutball”. Check it out here and – again! – here’s the link to the Bandcamp page:
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Make sure you head over and check out the Kickstarter campaign for They Call Me Superseven as me and producer/creator Robert Griffith decided to sweeten the deal by offering every backer a free download of Call Me Greenhorn‘s They Call Me Superseven OST album! Yeah, not only are you doing the production a great service, you also get screen credit plus some nice tune-age for your computer, iPod etc. to enjoy while basking in your new found celluloid glory. Check it out here.
Speaking of the album: The stats on Bandcamp are quite impressive, and I’m thrilled to see the sounds are getting spread all over the dang planet. A bit frustrating when it comes to Twitter though as I’ve found out it’s damn near impossible finding any post pointing people in your direction – I’m a nerd and really want to send out thank-you notes to those that actually take their time to promote my music. Still available here and there’s also a sample track on my SoundCloud:
Keeping up with Orwell‘s rattling the stick in the proverbial swill bucket, make sure you check out the remixed and remastered version of Call Me Greenhorn‘s In Space EP on Bandcamp! It sounds way better than its initial release and I’m pleased as hell by the finished results. Give it a spin here and don’t forget to
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Now how can you not be flattered by criticism like that? I ask you. Dare you even. I’m excited to say that The Norliss Tapes video for Groovy is sure starting to climb in amount of views on YouTube. I’m stoked as hell and thank everyone involved for agreeing to do this. Keep sharing!
You know the phrase “stoked”? Well, I’m no bitter old man (although I do unleash The Angry Old Fart every once in a while) and I consider myself to have most of my childhood enthusiasm intact, but I still think words like “stoked” or “awesome” have become a bit overused. A bowl of corn flakes is nice for breakfast but calling it “awesome” might be taking it a bit too far. That said I am stoked and thrilled to announce the premiere of The Norliss Tapes video for Groovy featuring the cast of The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West! Yes! Yes! Yes!
The second installment of what I call The Trilogy of Awesomeness, this idea was born early on as I am a fan of the series, but it took some time for me to finally muster up the courage to email Robert and Jerry that produce the series asking if this was doable. To my surprise they said yes and a short while later I had all the footage needed to edit the video. How cool is that of them? I know there’s still a couple of weeks left, but so far this video is the most fun I’ve had in 2012. Awesome!
Anyway, as an added bonus we decided to make this a free download for fans of the band as well as the series. It’s roughly 335 MBs and you can get it here. Please share the link. If you have YouTube both Norliss and the S7 crew would appreciate you sharing the video and don’t forget to check out the Herz und Liebe EP on Bandcamp here.
UPDATE: Director Robert Griffith created an event on Facebook for the video, so please join up here and share among your friends etc. We’ll all appreciate it. Thanks!
Well, this is spreading like a wildfire underground; It seems like rapper/anger management poster boy Chris Brown decided to sport the same sort of leather jacket I myself wore 24/7 as a teen. All the classic bands are there – The Exploited, D.R.I., Corrosion of Conformity‘s skull, one of my own personal faves Suicidal Tendencies etc. etc. Hardcore is hip baby! The kids are lapping it up like kittens at a bowl of cream! Makes me wonder when Sony is gonna gimme a call about Gå Vidare till Norrmalmstorg‘s EP Blästrad! having 24.000+ visitors so far on Bandcamp.
Well, the bands themselves have been reacting to this. Above shows Municipal Waste‘s reply on Twitter, but it seems the whole thing started with D.R.I.’s reply on their Facebook yesterday:
Thanks for the free publicity/advertising Chris brown,we guess, but you are still a fucking loser. Wonder how much he paid for the jacket….or if he even knows any of the bands!
And FYI I’m not kidding about GVtN’s statistics. How about giving the EP a spin here. Oh, and speaking of The Exploited, I played the shit out of this 7″ EP back in the 80s: