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The Manimal's Music
« on: July 05, 2016, 05:58:57 PM »

Hey it's the Manimal here ready to jam here is where the music is.

First Soundcloud (July 2016-February 2017)
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise

Current Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero

Bandcamp
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com


I've been playing guitar since 2010 and wrote my first tunes in 2015. This year I finally got the idea to record some tunes as I also play drums and bass and pretend I know how to sing. My songs are not too good right now, I record the music with a Rock Band mic and my vocals with the Blu Snowball. My songs are to document my musical journey as I figure out things. I'm not one for theory or planning, I like to slam 'em out and record a lot of stuff.

KISS got me into music, Ac/Dc taught me guitar, Ace Frehley taught me to solo, Bruce Springsteen showed me lyrics are important, Bob Dylan gave me the confidence to write and sing, The Beatles showed me the wonder of vocal harmonies, the Misfits showed me how to kick buttocks with simple chords and Sonic Youth showed me I can do anything. What comes through in my tunes is...I dunno, something.

I've never been in a band or really played with anyone, all my music is me on everything. There are many cons about one man band music but I do what I must. I'm not great on anything but I do as I do and hope to get better. So yee.


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Hey ho.

Okay so for the first time I put together some sort of song. I played all instruments on it the best I can (when you've never really played with anyone else you gotta become the one man band), I'm not very good at drums or bass as you can tell and my lead work is questionable but the point is to capture an emotion. So most of these are first or second take, all recorded with my phone. I don't know if I'm in key, I don't know if everything is synced up, but here it is, my very first completed song...called..."Theme For Being Radical or Not". This is also the first time I played to a click. I did the first guitar track, then drums, then bass, then a second guitar track.

When I play leads I improv, so none of this was planned. I just go with what's in tha soul man. I like to play messy, thanks Ac/Dc, it's all your fault Malcolm and Angus.

Just remember, it's the first time I've done this and I literally recorded it with a phone in mostly first takes. Also my hi-hat is super broken with two large chunks missing and it won't stay closed and I don't know how to tune my drums.

Try to enjoy it!
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/theme-for-being-radical-or-not

DISCOGRAPHY
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Fricktionary (Sept. 2016)

White Bread
Bottom Of The Food Chain
Pizza Topping
Dirt
Wizardology
Wowzers
Idealizer
Theme For Being Radical Or Not
Freak Con
Flies On Broadway
BONUS TRACKS
Theme For 2000 & 1 Cowboys
Little Eyes
Day Tripper (Beatles Cover)
All I've Got To Do (Beatles Cover)
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/sets/album-1


Always a Critic (Nov. 2016)

Popcorn
Sunnyside Up
Electric Blanket
Azu...NO!!!!
Apply Directly To Forehead
Dungeon Days
Canadian Tire (Open Tonight)
Will This Be On The Test?
Theme For Floating On Atmosphere
Black Vapor
Tamako
BONUS TRACKS
Mocha Ice Cap
Yellow
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/sets/always-a-critic


Dumpster Dipstick (EP)

Satellite Hacksaw
MJ.DiNK
Ombelico Forte
Non Stop Sorry
Theme For Manimal In Wonderland
Lick My Wrist
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/sets/dumpster-dipstick


You Get The Point (Dec. 2016)

After School Me Time
From There to Where
Pretty Kitty
Lab Goat
Alex Troubleback
Space Touch
Ombelico Forte (Album Ver.)
Glue
This Belief
Theme For The Furthest Reach
Poptart Hero
BONUS TRACKS
Popcorn (Take 2)
Wizardology (Take 2)
Hell Ain't a Bad Place To Be (Ac/Dc Cover)
Locket Love (Ramones Cover)
12 Days O' Christmas (Day 12)

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/sets/third-album


Flat as Manitoba (Feb. 2017)

Welcome As A Washboard
Yuri Goggles
Nostalgia Makes Me Puke Sometimes
Today's The Anniversary Of My Favorite Movie
Calls Blocked
Adjust My Atlas
Goofballed
Just Give Me The Ratt's Ass
Theme For Wishing and Not Doing
This Could Be You
BONUS TRACKS
Only Available With Coupons
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/sets/flat-as-manitoba


Krayon (EP)

Pretty Kitty (Acoustic Ver.)
Guess My Number, Get My Colour
How Dusted Is Rust
If Only Ice Froze As Nice
Just Wait For The Pay Off
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/flesh-krayon


Midnight Stella (Feb 2017)

Cozy Nozi
Lovely Maidens Burn The Garden
Galaxy Rock, Twin Tail Locked
V Shaped Burn Out
Trudeau In The Hoose
Love Ballad #282
Idol Eyes
No Wave For Kitty
A Storm Brewing In Her Belly
Theme For Midnight Stella
Strawberries Drip Like Blood
BONUS TRACKS
The Pages Stick With Milk
Listening Is An Opinion
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/midnight-stella


Refrigerator Worthy (EP)

Cardboard Heaven
Goof Troops
Queen X Queen
Angel Island Zone
My Bop Bop
Blue & White Stripes
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/refrigerator-worthy


Magnus Bridge (May 2017)

This Is Barry Goldman
Zellers Heroes
Kanan's School Of Sunshine
Number Two On A Top Ten List (Feat. Lego)
Magnus Bridge/Stella's Takeoff
Scene At Midnight (Feat. Shimmy)
Time For Tims
Re-Floormatted
Theme For Midnight Stella (Diametric Ver.)
Moon Phase II
Cluster Nebula
Inside My Fanzine
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/magnus-bridge


Second Hand Style (EP)

Family Dinner Conversations
Beach Hair Stylist
An Exercise In Proverbs
Suck With Thrift Style
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/second-hand-style


Homestyle (May 2017)

Good Morning Yellowknife (Feat. Vacant)
Pinstripe Kermit
Magic Mountain (1978)
Ruby Labyrinth
Fairly Odd Pancreas
Dia's Mole In My Cereal
Sunspot
Mitä Joulupukki
Star Light Zone Act IV 
Phone Call For Stelly (Lego Cover)
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/homestyle


Black Hair Like Blood (Jun 2017)

Fringe
2002 Magazine
Chuck
Seaside Hotel
Catch Me Fresh
Girl Away
Aqua Blind
One Hopeless Buyer
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/black-hair-like-blood


Hold My Harmonica (EP)

Mari-Nation
So It Goes
And Your Bird Can Sing (Beatles Cover)
The Weather Network (Cover)
Queen X Queen (Version 2)
The Littlest Hobo Theme (Terry Bush Cover)
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/hold-my-harmonica


Aesthetic (July 2017)

My Aesthetic
Character Sketched
Nico Is A Skate Punk
Paper On The Sandwich
Rose Petal Panic!
Stella's Dawn
Not So Wild Life
Starscream's Brigade
Just Are Three Cheeseburgers!
Theme For Saturn's Dust
Tickle Interrogations
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/aesthetic


Orangina Season (EP)

Dollar Drink Days
Grandma's Vacation To Cuba
Microwaves Save
I'll Have A Water
Farming For Commies
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/organina-season

« Last Edit: July 24, 2017, 11:10:49 AM by Manimal »

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Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2016, 06:05:33 PM »
It's certainly very...loud :ohmy:

But yeah, I can't really discern much of what's going on considering that the phone couldn't really let you mix it very well.
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Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2016, 06:09:32 PM »
I mean, I recorded the tracks separate of course, I'm not so amazing that I can play 4 instruments at the exact same time.  But I am no mixer, I dunno how things work.

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Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2016, 11:36:45 PM »
Not bad. Pretty rocking. I was hoping for some vocals and lyrics though.  ;)

You could follow the harmony more on the lead. Do you know what the term "triad" means and how it works?

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Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2016, 11:50:55 PM »
Pretty good for the guy who can't write music. Keep up the work Manimal! You'll never be a legend if you don't keep striving ahead!

I agree with Paipis though, it would be really cool to get some vocals in there.

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Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2016, 05:35:21 AM »
Thanks guys

As for vocals, I tried to come up with a melody for this but I couldn't think of anything, to me this song is just a guitar jam. The whole point was to get out the sound I hear in my head when I aimlessly solo. Hearing my leads behind a track, even if it was just me playing, is actually a confidence booster because it sounds like it was always meant to sound. I felt such electricity when I played the last track, it was like everything suddenly made sense. Even though it's not like a great tune, I am proud of something I have done for once because I got to play with a point and it worked for what I was expressing.

Triads...um...kind of but not really.

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Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2016, 06:07:47 AM »
DUDE! DUUUUUUUUUDE! I always find it so cool when people make music and put up songs :)

It really sounded like you were having fun soloing there! Well done for playing with a click also, keep practicing with one to continue getting used to it and different timings and bpm's. Just be careful to keep your feel in mind though, there were a couple of instances that I felt you may have gotten swept away in the metronome's beat and stopped playing in the swing-rock feel for brief moments.

Your drums sounded fine to me tuning-wise although I dunno how you have them mic'd up.

My only gripe was your high-hat really! but that's not something you can really help at the moment...

Also might be cool now to test out songs with varying dynamics and stuff???



Man send me something to drum along to!

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Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2016, 06:16:24 AM »
Ya I was being super carefully with the drums, I actually only played to the click for the first guitar, then I played drums listening to that guitar track while looking at my professional notation chart. But I was really trying to stay in time since  I haven't done something like this before. But ya I was surprised how much better everything was thanks to the click, and coming up with a tempo, plus actually writing out the chords in a proper way. I mean duh right?

Ya you saw how bad my hi-hat is! Yes I want to make more different ones for sure. There was a certain excitement with this one since it all came together okay. I can send you something to play to, I just gotta come up with more stuff now. 

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Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2016, 07:54:15 AM »
Looking forward to it!


You really clobber those drums too! No wonder you've broken your hats! Go find a ghost note exercise and practice the light strokes!

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Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2016, 11:18:07 AM »
I'm pretty terrible at most things musical but I did enjoy that song. It's my kind of tune to listen to, vocals or not.

It did sound a bit messy to me like you said but good.

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Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2016, 11:27:32 AM »
Yes NO1SY I play pretty beastly on the drums, I was playing with one broken stick actually so I had to smash the snare with the butt end, which actually gave it more power. This is a more tame performance though. It's also like the lightest I've played guitar on tape. I played the rhythm softly and wow, it sounds so much better. Since I seek my rhythm inspiration from the likes of rough and mean players like Malcolm Young, Bruce Springsteen and John Lennon I think that I need to slam to make it sound good, but there is a lot more to it then that.

Glad you enjoyed it Litt! The messy-ness was part of the vibe, the solo was just me letting loose, I literally lost myself at parts and listened back going 'whoa what". I don't even know where that came from at 2:21. It was also just mesys sounding because of the nature of the recording.

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Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2016, 01:36:31 PM »
Do you have an actual mic for recording music or do you only have a phone/computer microphone available? I was just wondering. Not sure if this needs mentioning but for some reason your song reminded me of "Koi no Uta" from Tamako Market.

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Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2016, 02:11:58 PM »
I have a Rock Band mic I could use...I will try that next time, I just used my phone for this and I didn't play around with positioning it all that much. "Koi no Uta", my God that episode was amazing right? Best of the show and one of my very favourite anime episodes. I can hear it in the scratchy rhythm and chords. 

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Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2016, 02:23:55 PM »
That's some pretty good playing there Manimal. Serious props

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Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2016, 04:29:27 PM »
Triads...um...kind of but not really.
So a C chord is played like this, right?

e-0
B-1
G-0
D-2
A-3
E-x

The note on the A string is C. On the D string, the note is E. G is G. B string is C. High E-string is E. In this chord there are only 3 notes– C E G. Any combination of just those three notes forms a C triad, no matter how many of those notes there are. A major seventh chord would add B. A dominant seventh would add B-flat. This is relevant to solo-ing because the most basic way to follow the chord progression in the song is to base your solo on the notes of each chord. So if you have a C chord, you can revolve around the notes C, E, or G. An exercise you can do is to look at the chord progression of a song you like and play the triad notes over them, maybe the scales if you can identify them. Get it ingrained so it's there when you go wild and you don't have to think about it.
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