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Title: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on July 05, 2016, 05:58:57 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/gN7YNy4.jpg)

In the haze of pink vapor, midnight rises to the dawn of the Manimal's music. 

My Bandcamp
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com


Current Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/kanttilamusic 

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

Second Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero

Third Soundcloud 
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila5090

Forth Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial 

Fifth Souncloud 
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila

Odds & Ends Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/kaijala

SIMPLE DISCOGRAPHY
Spoiler
Albums
Fricktionary
Always A Critic
You Get The Point
Flat As Manitoba
Midnight Stella
Magnus Bridge
Homestyle
Black Hair Like Blood
Aesthetic
Call Of Mugi
Barry Goldman's World Tour
Ghosts Of Kaministiquia
Skywalk 
Post America 
The Natural Order
My Nonsense 
Infinite Human Machine 
Days Of Our Lifenheimers

EPS
Dumpster Dipstick
Refrigerator Worthy
Diver's High
Piirakka Enlightenment
Kanttila Bay 
Blurry Knuckles

SINGLES
Mari-Nation/So It Goes
Until Ash/90 Miles To Cuba
To Microwave A Penguin/Kansas City   
When Your Time Comes/Luger Eyes/Treat Me Nice   


DISCOGRAPHY
Spoiler
Fricktionary (Sept. 2016)
(http://i.imgur.com/BQ752td.jpg)
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)
(http://i.imgur.com/kmSeqmh.jpg)
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)
(http://i.imgur.com/Q1iIk3n.png)
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)
(http://i.imgur.com/0AQy81i.jpg)
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)
(http://i.imgur.com/CK6QITd.jpg)
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


Midnight Stella (Feb 2017)
(http://i.imgur.com/M0eGGDA.jpg)
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://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/midnight-stella


Refrigerator Worthy (EP)
(http://i.imgur.com/fHBvANu.jpg)
Cardboard Heaven
Goof Troops
Queen X Queen
Angel Island Zone
My Bop Bop
Blue & White Stripes
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/refrigerator-worthy


Magnus Bridge (May 2017)
(http://i.imgur.com/quES9hq.jpg)
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://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/magnus-bridge


Homestyle (May 2017)
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2378040911_10.jpg)
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://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/homestyle


Black Hair Like Blood (Jun 2017)
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0626191113_16.jpg)
Fringe
2002 Magazine
Chuck
Seaside Hotel
Catch Me Fresh
Girl Away
Aqua Blind
One Hopeless Buyer
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/black-hair-like-blood


Diver's High (EP)
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0183576228_16.jpg)
Yohane's Gothic Dawn
Visit
2007 Mist 
Conquistador Of The Dance Floor
Divers High
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/divers-high-ep


Aesthetic (Aug. 2017)
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a4285924636_16.jpg)
My Aesthetic
Visit
Diver's High
Nico Is A Skate Punk
Yohane's Gothic Dawn
Stella's Dawn
Dollar Drink Days
Grandma's Vacation To Cuba
I'll Have A Water
Crisis
Don't Drink My Ice Cap
Starscream's Brigade
Conquistador Of The Dance Floor (Feat. Ahasuerus) 
2007 Mist
Hospitality
Eli Belly
#NoCustody
Rose Petal Panic!
Farming For Commies
Tickle Interrogations 
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/aesthetic


Call Of Mugi (Sept. 2017)
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3983635849_16.jpg)
Oh, Yuigrad (Feat. Pipe Man, Ahasuerus)
Call Of Mugi
Third Party
Silent Suggestions
Wallflower Army
Treehouse Walls
Pink Blood On The Battlefield (Feat. Ahasuerus)
Stella Skies
Theme For Twin Tailed Winter
Coughing Up The Heel
Barely Gold, Man
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/call-of-mugi


Barry Goldman's World Tour (Dec. 2017)
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2565953544_16.jpg)
British People Are Weird
Suomi, Salami, Sasami?
Scusami
Tan Lines
Dia's Pain In Spain
Larger Than My Life
Arctic Whispers
The Motherland Calls 
On DVD
Hyvää Joulua! 
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/barry-goldmans-world-tour
     

Ghosts of Kaministiquia (Feb. 2018)
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3994475722_16.jpg)
Superior
Neo Venezia
Idols Have Abs
Silver Mines
Black Sea Fleet (Feat. Ahasuerus)
Lithuanian Devil
Vietnam
Yoshiko's Last Stand
Late 2000's Planet
Ghosts Of Kaministiquia
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/ghosts-of-kaministiquia


Skywalk (Mar. 2018)
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2676759850_10.jpg)
Freaks Find Their Way
The Reclaimers Of Karelia 
Nuevo Dia
309
Under The Skywalk
Midnight's Shattering Crystal
The Annexation Of You
Echoes In The Pool Room
Ocean Blue Mornings
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/skywalk
   

Piirakka Enlightenment (EP)
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3143454734_16.jpg)
A New York Morning
Minnesota
The Shy Lightning   
Camp Lazlo
Awkward Potato
Fraser Valley Apple Heist
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/piirakka-enlightenment-ep


Kanttila Bay (EP)
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0603710136_16.jpg)
Vicarelessly
Bettie Bound For Trouble
Atikokan
The Labors Of Larry Pine 
Gloved Hello
Summer Soundtrack
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/kanttila-bay-ep


Post America (July 2018)
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a1990742412_10.jpg)
The Tragedy Of Mr. Steak
I Don't Know Love
Power & Light
Country Club
America Runs On Lies
Eisenhower's Theorem
International House Of Pain
A Landscape New
Real American Garbage 
Last Chance Heroes 
Back In Canada   
Post America
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/post-america
 

The Natural Order (Oct 2018)
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3590311849_16.jpg)
Opening Act
Get In The Robot!
Natural Order       
The Fricking Demon Master
Sonderbar
England
An Absolute Unit
Cute Villian
Save All You Can Hold
The Love Agent (Feat. Ahasuerus)
On Your Wavelength
Harumäki
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/the-natural-order


My Nonsense (Nov 2018)
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0108997382_16.jpg)
The Crow's Feather
Gabriel's Dropout
Backyard
Laelaps Infinite
Matador!
B-Squad
Zero Singing Doves
Stride
Calamity Me
Jingo Girl
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/my-nonsense
   

Infinite Human Machine (Feb 2019)
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2361271401_16.jpg)
I Kill My Heart
New Gate
Relics Of The Old World
Bridge By The Sun
Operation Impala (Feat. Legomaestro)
Nothing Left For You
(I Wanna Be In) Your Photobook
Pink Shinigami
Kalamojakka
Personality Flaw
She Got Me
Aarto And The Old Boys 
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/infinite-human-machine-2
   

Days Of Our Lifenheimers (May 2019)
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0877409181_16.jpg)
No Reason But My Own
One Day
She's A Rock 'n Roll
Days Of Our Lifenheimers
When Your Time Comes
Love Is Nuclear War
Existence Is My Thing
Anti-420
The Greatest Gray
Kurtiiläinen
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/days-of-our-lifenheimers
   

Blurry Knuckles (EP)
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2987735983_16.jpg)
Battling The Squares
DiALONE
Cyclonus Bolognus
Arrival Of My Rival
I Gotta Know (Cover Song)
Star of Memories
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/blurry-knuckles-ep
 


Original first post. 
Spoiler
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
 
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: MahluaandMilk 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.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Manimal 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.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis 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?
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Coryn 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.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Manimal 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.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: NO1SY 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!
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Manimal 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. 
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: NO1SY 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!
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: LittRL 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.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Manimal 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.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: LittRL 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.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Manimal 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. 
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: legomaestro on July 06, 2016, 02:23:55 PM
That's some pretty good playing there Manimal. Serious props
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis 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.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Manimal on July 06, 2016, 04:44:24 PM
Hhhhhhhhmmmmmm, okay that makes sense actually. I'm trying to understand these things but I just see all these terms and it becomes gibberish in my head. But that makes sense and it's something to look into. All my chord knowledge comes from my Beatles songbook, which has been super helpful actually.

But just trying to come up with chord progressions destroys my brain because it's like...no matter what I do everything has been done before. Same with melodies, it's hard to come up with a vocal line because it's like I try to make it sound like something I know as an automatic response. Since a new melody is like a weird unfamiliar thing. I dunno it's all stuff to learn. I just learnt how to actually put together a song that I could track so...you know, long way to go.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: LittRL on July 06, 2016, 06:06:51 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.

Seriously? I would have thought a musician like yourself would have some studio quality mic around. :ohmy: It seems like a waste not to have something awesome to record with. Makes me guilty for having a Blu Snowball mic and barely using it. If anything good came out of Tamako Market (though I did like the anime) it was "Koi no Uta" by Dynamite Beans.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Manimal on July 06, 2016, 06:16:29 PM
Hey man, like I said I've never played with other people for real or even tried to really do actually non joke songs before this. Of course I'd like to get to greater heights but you know.

If anything good came out of Tamako Market it was Tamako herself. and that song, plus the OP "Dramatic Market Ride", the everybody loves somebody episode and the 'Koi no Uta" episode. The show had a great set-up and environment as well as a tone and theme I liked but the bird and the sub plot he brought tainted it. Tamako Love Story, the awesome movie, shows how good the anime could've been without Dera and all that nonsense.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on July 06, 2016, 09:53:03 PM
Hhhhhhhhmmmmmm, okay that makes sense actually. I'm trying to understand these things but I just see all these terms and it becomes gibberish in my head. But that makes sense and it's something to look into. All my chord knowledge comes from my Beatles songbook, which has been super helpful actually.

But just trying to come up with chord progressions destroys my brain because it's like...no matter what I do everything has been done before. Same with melodies, it's hard to come up with a vocal line because it's like I try to make it sound like something I know as an automatic response. Since a new melody is like a weird unfamiliar thing. I dunno it's all stuff to learn. I just learnt how to actually put together a song that I could track so...you know, long way to go.
You'll get there. Just keep writing and playing and figuring things out.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Jackhammer on July 07, 2016, 06:51:14 AM
I got the early punk rock feel from that. Like Iggy Pop and the Stooges kinda vibe.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Manimal on July 09, 2016, 11:48:46 AM
This one was though so I might just leave it as guitar track for right now. I'm having trouble staying in time on the drums and singing it...man I have no confidence with my voice, it's hard right now.

For now try to enjoy the guitar track. I think there are 6-8 tracks on it.
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/whatever-you-say-guitars-track
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 09, 2016, 12:03:08 PM
I really like this one. The guitar track is really grooving on its own.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Manimal on July 10, 2016, 10:40:40 PM
This is more a confidence thing but I'm really iffy on sharing anything with my voice, because it blows. I'm actually scared to project my voice because I feel like everyone in the world is listening to me when I sing even though I know no one cares. But I want to post some clips of me doing Beatles songs, which is what I mostly sing, to get over myself. I'm very bad at singing, I don't know how to do it right and I'm very scared I'm going to wreck my throat, but I love to do it.

So I'll share a few clips to get over my fear of sharing me singing for real. I know this isn't a singing forum but I'd be way too embarrassed to post this stuff on a music forum. So if anyone has thoughts, I'd love to hear them.

Also I play hard to drown out my own voice...I know.
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/062616-from-me-to-you
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/062616-every-little-thing
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/cry-baby-cry

Sponge Bob vibrato
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/061516-babys-in-black

Those are a couple of the 100s and 100s of clips I've recorded...I don't think you want to hear me blow out my voice in frustration during "Ticket To Ride" and "Like A Rolling Stone" so maybe I'll stash those away for now along with all my tries at doing McCartney vocal tunes.

Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: MK on July 10, 2016, 10:56:13 PM
Your voice is fine, I'd even put these in my speed paints (if I ever record my drawings again).  I haven't listened to the original songs but I still liked these alot
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: LittRL on July 11, 2016, 11:15:29 AM
I agree with Matsui here, your voice is good. All you need in practice, I'm only saying this cause you sound a bit off-key in some parts.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: suuper-san on July 11, 2016, 03:32:51 PM
I'm actually scared to project my voice because I feel like everyone in the world is listening to me when I sing
I absolutely get that :P

your voice isnt bad but i think it would sound better if it recorded better, or more balanced volume with the music :P
i dont know much about anything so i cant give any better advice than that :P
keep playing, keep singing :P
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on July 11, 2016, 03:55:55 PM
Thanks for listening guys. suuper, I recorded with my phone which was on the same level as my guitar so it doesn't balance very well. In my actually songs I record every separately...

LIKE THIS NEW TRACK!

I finished 'Whatever You Say". Re-recorded it, starting with the drum track, of course yet again all things done by me. I put down 4 rhythm guitar tracks with different tones, two for each channel, two brief overdubs, solo track, a bass track, and of course...the vocals. This song is too hard to sing, I put too many chords and my voice is low powered. The idea of this song is to be like Buddy Holly gone wrong. Instead of saying "you don't think you're beautiful, but I think you are" it says "ya you're not".

The lyrics are terrible but bear with me, I have nothing to write about and...I dunno. I kinda buried the vocals so you can focus on the backing track which I am happy with. Man I like this Jazzmaster. I only have a few issues with the set-up. It's such an easy guitar to play and there are so many tones to get out of it. For drums I kept it simple since I was having so much trouble staying in time.
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/whatever-you-say
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Jackhammer on July 11, 2016, 04:51:47 PM
Dead Kennedys. Nuff said.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Manimal on July 11, 2016, 05:13:00 PM
I've never listened to Dead Kennedys and I actually don't know what they sound like.

Have I channelled something unintentionally?
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Jackhammer on July 11, 2016, 05:58:00 PM
Well to me it sounded like the good old punk rock that I used to listen back at home with my mum.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Manimal on July 11, 2016, 06:13:21 PM
Punk with Mom? Pretty cool.

I like punk music but my knowledge is not the best. I'd say I've only listened to under 10 punks bands so far. For my music I want to take all my favourite stuff and smash it together. If I could project my voice better I think the song would be better...but if it's punkish it's alright if I sing out of key! Right? RIGHT!??!
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: NO1SY on July 11, 2016, 06:29:26 PM
Nice work on the Toms on that last track there Manimal :)
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Jackhammer on July 11, 2016, 06:32:43 PM
Yeah. She was a punk rocker back in the 80s. My first album for christmas was Holy Wood by Marilyn Manson when I was a kid. She listened to it as much as I did.

I thought that's the point of punk. What you lack in skill you make up with energy and attitude.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on July 12, 2016, 11:31:27 AM
My last song wasn't what I wanted it to be. So today I came up with this, wrote and recorded it in maybe 3 hours. It's just a lo-fi mess, just as I wanted it to be. Here is "White Bread".
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/white-bread

While the other two songs where lightly tapping into punk I decided to go all the way with this song. But I'm not a punk so I was like...I'll sing about how lame I am. Going for a Misfits vibe instrumentally, I was think of "Astro Zombies" when I made this. I amped the audio up to distort it as I couldn't get the guitar tone I wanted. It wasn't fuzzy enough. The drum intro was a nightmare, I didn't know which beat to come in on. This song is just meant to be a mess.

The benefit of being a one man band is I can make the songs whenever I want.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 12, 2016, 11:55:05 AM
I love the new one. Living proof that punk's not dead. Man, almost makes me wanna write my own lyrics and see if we can't do a little something. My vocals aren't exactly magnificent, and I don't really play anything (outside of ocarina, although as we've discussed I don't count time nor do I know how to keep tempo), but I do love to write poetry, which, in a way, is what music lyrics are.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: LittRL on July 12, 2016, 12:21:29 PM
I amped the audio up to distort it

This song is just meant to be a mess.

Just looking at the waveform made me want to buy you a better mic. Liked it, though I'm honestly not sure what most of the lyrics were.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on July 13, 2016, 02:58:25 PM
Oh boy here we go again! This song took no time but it was fun man. You know by now, all instruments and stuff by me! Listen to this one with headphones for the best experience!

Here is "Bottom Of The Food Chain".
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/bottom-of-the-food-chain
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: NO1SY on July 14, 2016, 06:11:07 PM
Dude please tell me you take part in the Poetry areas of this forum! White bread is genius!

Also it's definitely one of the best songs I've heard from you. The solo section was ace. Just wish the songs were a little longer!

Bottom of the Food Chain is also super tight! Well done! Was that all one take for each part?

The drums are super impressive! Can't tell me you're bad at them anymore! Disappointing lack of Cowbell however...
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Manimal on July 14, 2016, 06:37:11 PM
Thanks for listening!

Ya "White Bread" was a lot of fun. I do think I could add another 2 verse though, because as you said the run times for both are about a minute too short. I'd like to maybe redo it to get a stronger guitar tone. Since it's super bassy it blends in too much with the bassline which is played with the same distortion.

Ha ha, pretty much everything but the drums where first takes. The drums are a bit hard but I feel I have already improved by just playing for record like this. Well there where two cowbell hits on "Food Chain"...so that'll have to do for now. I don't like my vocal track on that one though. I was just shouting, but not at full power. It also has a lot to do with the mic. It records the instruments alright but gives my voice a...thin quality.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 14, 2016, 08:21:32 PM
I feel as if you are the one who started expanding the music section into Raiders sharing some of their stuff. I'm just gonna say here I may have only just gotten my stuff up, but you're the one who gave me the idea to share. Keep 'em comin in, man.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Manimal on July 14, 2016, 09:38:12 PM
Nah, Paipis was first. He posted a song a few months ago. Since he posted that I wanted to post something as well and I finally got to thinking a few weeks ago that I should just go for and make full on songs since I have the means to do so. But it's nice to see some people posting their stuff. The music section is often pretty quiet!

I wanted to share my stuff because I feel it will help me a lot. When I do things for no one I don't have as much motivation. But when I do something knowing people might listen it's more exciting!
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on July 15, 2016, 05:33:19 PM
I played a random drum track and was like "let's see what happens". All of my sticks are broken so I have to use the butt ends. This means I can't really jam on the ride very well.

Here is the instrumental "Theme For 2000 & 1 Cowboys".
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/theme-for-2000-1-cowboys
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 15, 2016, 06:06:13 PM
Nice. I can hear how using the butt end of the sticks is a bit of an issue, but you still seem to be doing pretty well. How do you come up with all these titles? lmao
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Manimal on July 15, 2016, 06:08:47 PM
The butt end is great for the snare but sounds very weak tapping on the cymbal. I gotta get new sticks...and try not to break them so quickly next time.

Well...I was like. It sounds like a cowboy. Lots of cowboys.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on July 24, 2016, 01:27:51 PM
New song "Pizza Topping". Bad vocals on this one but it was a mess of a track to record over...too many chords. I want to make something not boring but it's still just power chord stuff, so I feel the need to play all over. I want to make actual good music but this is the only thing I can do for right now...
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/pizza-topping
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Jackhammer on July 24, 2016, 01:45:52 PM
With a bit of a better recording equipment and some remastering the quality could be improved. I didn't get the feeling there would be anything fundamentally wrong, I might even go as far as say I would moshpit to this. Maybe you ought to research into jazz or blues for influences or perhaps early punk? Post rock might also be a good source or perhaps some kinda of progressive rock.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Manimal on July 24, 2016, 01:51:49 PM
I just got a slightly better mic actually, but it's not amazing. For the drums I had to put it right behind because the chord is not long enough to go in front. I need my laptop behind me to record right on the track so I don't have to go through the trouble of trying to get it in sync. So I have to make sure my headphones can still reach...ya mixing is awful, I don't even know what to do. I bury my vocals because I don't like them.

Hm, ya I could use something more. I'd say the only influences here are Bob Dylan in the verses, specially "Maggie's Farm", and Ace Frehley always shows up for guitar solos. I'd like to have more something in these songs but I guess I gotta record a bunch of crap before I do anything worth while.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Jackhammer on July 24, 2016, 03:51:34 PM
Dive right into the deep end of music. Try everything from classical syphon is and operas to really brutal underground porncore(yes. It's a thing). That way you can learn new things and sounds you couldn't find on your own. Elvis only listened to his own music to keep  his sound, but I think that only made him sound stale. I don't agree with every change the band I like makes in their music, but change and experimentation is an irrefutable and irreplaceable part of making music.

DJ Ruby Rhod: I don't want one position, I want all positions!

Same goes for music.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on July 26, 2016, 10:15:53 AM
Ye. This is just what I want to do right now. I know it's no good but it's just what works. I listened to Misfits "Children In Heat" and had the burning urge to make something so I came up with this in less time the length of the song and searched my lyric book for something cheesy to use. One of these days I'll make real songs until then here is "IDC". Man that brutal singing.
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/idc
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Manimal on August 08, 2016, 09:36:10 PM
No new songs...I have ideas and I can come up with melodies alright, but actually writing stuff is a different story. I feel I'm only good at improv and nothing else. But improv doesn't work when you're a one man band.

When I play KISS' "Shock Me" I always do an extended solo like Ace, because he is my guitar Jesus. I have not advanced past Ace level for lead but here are two clips of the best extended solo I've captured on recording. I cut out the brutal middle part where I do Bruce Kulick's tapping bit. It's not necessarily good playing but it's the best of my abilities as I stand today. I can't play any faster or cooler because I don't try.

The first clip is Ace worship with improv and lifted licks the second is all improv.
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/sets/olo-man

Also I've been practising my singing as always and I feel like I'm going to destroy something in my neck. I love singing but man. I don't understand how you're suppose to find your own tone, I can only project in faux John and Buddy, I cannot sing any other artists at this time. Here one of the songs I'm best at, which means nothing. If you're wondering why I sing so low it's because I literally do not know how to hit any higher. Cringe warning.
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/08032016-ill-get-you
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 09, 2016, 01:03:14 AM
Nice stuff thus far. I like Bottom of The Food Chain.

When you breathe, your stomach should go out and not your chest. You can also experiment with the space you form with your mouth.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Jackhammer on August 11, 2016, 12:44:12 PM
(Double post. See bellow ^~^)
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Jackhammer on August 11, 2016, 12:51:13 PM
Also remember to do a warm up before you sing. That way there is less of a chance of you hurting yourself while singing. A good tip is also to not use force when you sing. If you feel that you can produce a certain tone only through forcing it, it propably is doing damage.

You can open your vocal range by experimenting and practicing. What feels like a natural limit to your voice now is only for now. Sing daily, even if for half an hour. Do warm ups as well. You should feel the difference eventually. Or hear it.

Also breathing technique is important. Always use your diephram(diaphragm?). The muscle just under your ribcage and above you abdomen. That is the "bellow" you use to produce volume. Practicing that muscle is important. The stronger it is, the longer you can sing and more volume you can produce.

Place your hand just under your ribcage and breath in. Your hand should rise as you breath in. If it doesn't rise, you are either using your ribcage or belly which both are the wrong way. Practice this as well.

Edit: If you don't want to sing, I can do it for you.  :angel:
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Manimal on August 11, 2016, 01:31:40 PM
Hhhm yes, singing is hard.

Thanks for the advice guys, I'm having a lot of trouble with projecting, I really don't understand it. But I try...I do try to sing everyday. I just kinda do it and hope I'll somehow become better, I always record myself so I can hear my progress.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on August 14, 2016, 12:17:41 PM
Testing out my new earplugs this is "Little Eyes".

I have actual song ideas it just so happens that this is all that works for me at the moment. Turn down your volume...
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/little-eyes
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on August 17, 2016, 12:07:40 PM
New song "Dirt". It's pretty straight forward. I improvised on the drums and built the song from there. I don't like writing things down and planning as it takes away the spark. I had no idea where I was going with the drums so it was kind of exciting.

Obviously the intro is a straight up rip. I was playing "Dirty Boots" and "Titanium Expose" last night and didn't re-tune my guitar.
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/dirt
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 17, 2016, 03:48:47 PM
Probably my favorite of yours yet. May be the Sonic Youth influence.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Manimal on August 17, 2016, 05:36:02 PM
Heh heh, ya I thought the tuning was cool so I rolled with it, I do think I sub consciously summoned "Total Trash" though. I could've made the lyrics better, literally I wrote them on my phone in minutes. It felt satisfying to get that guitar tone. I just wish I could record my drums better but I don't have the means. It's all cymbal smashes.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 18, 2016, 01:08:22 AM
Are you recording on phone or computer?
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on August 18, 2016, 03:38:03 PM
Computer. I used my Blue Snowball for the last few songs. It's not an amazing mic and honestly my Rock Band mic records everything but vocals better. The Blue Snowball is too sensitive. The drums sound just as bad on my phone as the mics but I'm trying to find somewhere to put it.

But here is a new song, "Freak Con", now if I could sing on key it'd be better but you know. The drums sound better atleast. If I knew how I'd like to add tape hiss to this track or something that makes it sound more shaky and old like it was recorded on an 80s tape deck.

This time I recorded a temporary guitar track first and then did the drums. I think it worked better this time. I just edited it for a remix to increase a few things. I could've done better but once I'm done with a song I'm done. I want to make a ton of songs, I don't have the patience to perfect just one.
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/freak-con
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 20, 2016, 10:58:07 AM
Nice. Like the chord progression a lot. Probably your most well-written song.

Are you using Garageband?

You should be able to adjust the sensitivity on whatever program you're using. Also, there should be a plug-in to EQ the drums to give them more bass.

I know how to add tape hiss on Reaper, but nothing else.

Also, your click track might not be loud enough.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Manimal on August 20, 2016, 11:30:16 AM
Thank you, it's certainly the most song like. I do want to re-record those vocals though as they are brutal, and the lyrics could be strengthened.

I am using Reaper actually, I have no idea where anything involving input is on that thing. It's not as straight forward as something like Audacity in those regards. I just have to look around more, I just found all the various FX's but there are so many I can't even. I gotta look for tape hiss then, I love that little white noise. I also love the sound of old stuff recorded from the radio.

Also Reaper likes to pause a lot so I'll be doing a song and it'll stop for a second so I have to keep chugging hoping it'll come back at the right moment.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: NO1SY on August 22, 2016, 10:08:13 AM
Wait.... WAIT... WAIT! It's not four to the floor!? Manimal I am shocked! :tongue:

I don't know why but I get quite a Beatles vibe from this... might be the guitar tone or something.

Anyways I think you're right. This is the most complete feeling song you have written so far, which is great! The guitar has a great progression and it's much more interesting to listen to than strumming all the time.

The only thing I can say in constructive criticism, and even then I know it's difficult to do as a one man project, is to try to improve the tightness of the recording. Really playing parts on drums over and over until it's as close to perfect with the metronome, and making sure that the guitar lines up too.

Then the next thing would be to focus on adding little inflections into your playing - like a sharp pause, or a little piece of standout guitar that lasts about 2 notes worth of time. You can then add an inflection to match on the drums and it's a really cool little addition to a song that keeps listeners on their toes. I think you were on the right track at around 3:35 in this song :)

Awesome stuff!
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Manimal on August 22, 2016, 10:31:50 AM
Thanks for listening! Heh heh, Beatles I dunno but certainly the Byrds. I was listening to "Mr. Tambourine Man" and Ever's "Sleepyhead" when I was messing around with the guitar tone. Ya strumming all the time is boring but it's just so easy you know. Making a full on thing is hard for me as a one man band because I have to think how I am going to write it easy enough so I can play something else to it. I have to write the notes so I know what to play on bass to. I would do better in a band setting but I gotta do what I can do.

I hate metronomes so much, I can't tell you how much they stress me out. That constant clicking destroys my ears, even with the best ear plugs. The whole recording process is highly uncomfortable actually, I gotta go all around the room, chords get all tangled, guitars on the floor, ear plugs in so hard I need tweezers to take them out, man. But I know I gotta deal, and learn to play with metronomes better. For drum parts I keep it simple so I only have to do one take...

Ya I see, interjections would be fun, I just gotta make this whole process...less sucky and maybe less quick. I wanna redo this song and sing it better.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on August 22, 2016, 10:49:54 AM
Thank you, it's certainly the most song like. I do want to re-record those vocals though as they are brutal, and the lyrics could be strengthened.

I am using Reaper actually, I have no idea where anything involving input is on that thing. It's not as straight forward as something like Audacity in those regards. I just have to look around more, I just found all the various FX's but there are so many I can't even.
Have you tried turning the levels down on your audio interface?

Also for the effects. Do you have the AU effects?

I gotta look for tape hiss then, I love that little white noise. I also love the sound of old stuff recorded from the radio.
You'd have to find one of the noise generators. Adjust it to the right volume, and put a chorus on the master track with the wet signal all the way up and the dry signal all the down.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: NO1SY on August 22, 2016, 10:59:58 AM
I think the most important thing is that you have fun doing it. The process shouldn't be a chore.

Some good examples of these "inflections" are:

https://youtu.be/DWaB4PXCwFU?t=46s
https://youtu.be/1PLZA4aC8oA?t=55s

But what's cool to do is when the guitar does something unique from the norm of the song, the drums can break away from the usual of following the bass guitar rhythm and follow the guitar instead.

https://youtu.be/whUy9s7jeqE?t=1m42s

Obviously this is from a drumming perspective, but you can do it with other instruments also (like the bass coming up to harmonise with the guitars at the higher end of the spectrum.)

https://youtu.be/OkLRH82SWQE?t=55s

These are just ramblings from my own experiences listening to music, and when I was writing as part of a band.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: Manimal on August 22, 2016, 06:04:26 PM
Pipe, um...no? I don't see AU. JS, DX and stuff but not that. As for levels, yes I have if you mean the ones on the bottom, if not I dunno.

NO1SY, oh okay...I see what you mean. That stuff is cool but I'm a pretty low level drummer. I can go bo cha bo bo cha and stuff...and that's it. My main focus is to finish a bunch of songs. I'm pretty big on having a ton of output as I said before so I go fast and don't spend virtually any time on anything. It's just my way I guess, I don't have the patience to work things out. I'm not a tight player in any regard, I just hit my instruments and stuff happens. I've just accepted this as my thing.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music
Post by: NO1SY on August 22, 2016, 07:37:20 PM
It's cool man. Like I said, it was just a bit of constructive criticism from a songwriting and recording perspective. But considering what you've put out so far, I'm more than happy just to let you do your thing :)

I would give yourself a bit more credit as a musician though. Your drumming is pretty good for someone who says they're "low level". You've recorded some pretty cool parts. So don't play yourself down!
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on September 05, 2016, 04:50:35 PM
I haven't come up with any songs and have been overall pretty wiped creatively. I have lyrics but nothing else. I wanted to record something though so here is a one man band version of The Beatles' "All I've Got To Do". Horrific vocals I know. I learnt the drum and bass parts a minute before I played them.
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/all-ive-got-to-do-beatles-cover
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on September 06, 2016, 02:39:23 PM
Okay here is something I came up with today titled "Wizardology". I should learn how to sing. I'm very worried about my ears, I think I'm screwed, even with earplugs. I'd spend more time on my songs if I wasn't scared about that.
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/wizardology
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on September 08, 2016, 02:27:37 PM
Here's a thing. I wrote the lyrics in T minus 5 minutes because I wanted to get this song done and I didn't have any ideas so I just looked on my phone and scribbled this down. I can not stand my singing voice, it's SO FRICKING BAD. Oh my God how can a human be so horrible at something they like doing. At least on like White Bread and Wizardology it's a joke so whatever, but these lyrics where so embarrassing I could barely project them. I should rework it but this song is done on to the next. Here is 'Wowzers".
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/wowzers
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on September 10, 2016, 01:52:55 PM
This is my worst sounding, mixed, everything song. I only like the guitars which turned out okay kind of. I planned this as something far slower but I can't sing the lyrics I write with my envisioned projection, it's too embarrassing.

This is 'Idealizer".
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/idealizer
Title: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on September 14, 2016, 03:49:46 PM
I wanted to record something but I had no ideas so here is another sloppy cover this time "Day Tripper".

I was learning the bass part as I recorded so, don't tell anyone but I recorded it bit by bit so I could look at the tabs and stuff. I play this on drums all the time though, and guitar, so that was easy. Although I believe I go out of time about 80 times. Or something close to that. Also I can't sing or harmonize.

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/day-tripper
Title: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on September 17, 2016, 04:08:34 PM
Here it is, the finale to the project I've been working on. My very first songs, complete in some kind of album. I needed to do something to sum everything up. and I needed it to be fricking long. So people, I understand if no one will listen, but I needed to do this. Here is "Flies On Broadway".
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/flies-on-broadway
Title: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (1st "ALBUM" COMPLETE)
Post by: Manimal on September 23, 2016, 07:36:52 AM
The Manimal : Fricktionary
(http://i.imgur.com/BQ752td.jpg)
1. White Bread
2. Bottom Of The Food Chain
3. Pizza Topping
4. Dirt
5. Wizardology
6. Wowzers
7. Idealizer
8. Theme For Being Radical Or Not
9. Freak Con
10. Flies On Broadway
All Songs Scribbled & Performed By The Manimal
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/sets/album-1

An album, ha as if you can call it that. This is just my first collection of tunes, quickly assembled with a cover that was a video for something else, sloppily picked. It's a thing I guess?
Title: Re: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on September 23, 2016, 04:15:18 PM
Oh no not another one so soon! New song 'Popcorn".

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/popcorn
Title: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on September 27, 2016, 12:54:08 PM
New tune "Sunnyside Up". In my head this was going to be like an anime OP but it turned into...something else.

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/sunnyside-up
Title: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on September 29, 2016, 11:29:38 AM
New song "Electric Blanket" based off the same idea as "Idealizer" but a little more direct. Came up with the chords was like "sweet!" then I was like "oh this is Dirty Boots". So I changed it a bit.

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/electric-blanket
Title: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on September 30, 2016, 12:54:22 PM
I always say this but no human will ever be able to listen to all of this song. "Mocha Ice Cap". As the tag suggests I envisioned this as Bob Dylan and Plastic Ono Band era John Lennon on fuzz. But when you can't quite write as subtle as those two you just have to let it out in an endless stream of nonsense. I write lyrics like this on my phone all the time before bed but I always delete them in the morning.

So I recorded my guitar and vocals at the same time but I don't have the means to do so on my laptop so I hooked up my Rock Band mic to my computer and my Snowball to my laptop. Luckily there was enough room for my chord and everything. But my laptop is now garbage and it skips when recording so it's not quite in sync but whatever. I wasn't going to do this again. I taped the lyric sheet to the ceiling and looked up at it as I pounded away. The sound at the end is me pushing my pedals aside. I thought it would be a funny ending.

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/mocha-ice-cap
Title: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on September 30, 2016, 04:04:12 PM
Another song today, "Yellow". I don't even know what this is.

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/yellow
Title: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (NEW SONG-ish)
Post by: Manimal on October 01, 2016, 05:57:44 PM
This is some random thing I'll use as an interlude on the next project. It's just an improvised bit with random noises, as normal I don't like to plan things and I'm not a very gentle player so I just let it out as I can. "Theme For Floating On Atmosphere". It's nothing really but I felt like putting it up after those ugly songs yesterday. I don't know where I'm going from here.

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/theme-for-floating-on-atmosphere

"Mocha Ice Cap" was an amusing venture yesterday but no one has to hear that. It was unmusical, tasteless, overblown, whiny, and a poor attempt at introspection. "Yellow" was also trash. I don't know what I was thinking, I mean I do know but somehow my inner editor let those slip. I trashed them. Amusing documents for myself but not for anyone else. I like to share things and I like to make alot of things but I outta step up quality control.
Title: The Manimal's Lo-Fi, Out Of Tune, Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on October 04, 2016, 04:45:47 PM
New song "Will This Be On The Test?". I don't know either it just happened. I had a chord pro come into my brain and I was going to make some dumb thing about a runaway 10 year old but that is stupid. I gotta advance past that. I had no idea what to sing over this, although I worked on this more then a normal song I can't buy new vocal chords so nothing is perfect. I wanted to sing more lyrics but I didn't want to ruin the song.

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/will-this-be-on-the-test


Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on October 06, 2016, 05:39:55 PM
I really like the last two. Vocals could use more compression. They pop out volume-wise at random points.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on October 06, 2016, 05:43:52 PM
Heh heh, thanks. Yes I need to FX them better, my Rock Band records my voice so thinly. I put a sock on it for the last song which helped. I think the volume thing is just me, I sing some parts louder then others and shift around a lot. I wasn't happy with my vocals in the last song, nor my Bob Dylan at age four lyrics. Also I never played knowingly in 3/4 before either. Then I was like "wtf Norwegian Wood is 3/4" and all these other things I already knew. It was fun to record.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on October 24, 2016, 05:24:10 PM
New song 'Azu...NO!!!!". My throat ow. This was a bad idea vocal wise. I first did it as Joey Ramone, which was funny but not as intended. I pushed way too hard the second time.

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/azuno
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on October 27, 2016, 06:11:44 PM
"Black Vapor".

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/black-vapor
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: legomaestro on October 27, 2016, 06:18:55 PM
Oh gawd I need the lyrics for these. Feels so grungy and old school punk. I don't know the music terms but that's what I get. Good stuff.

Weird as hell song though.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on October 27, 2016, 06:32:19 PM
Heh heh thanks for listening! Just for you I'll post the lyrics for 'Black Vapor" on the info for the track.

I tried a different rhyme scheme this time which shaped the lyrics. Maybe not my best writing but you know.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Nairbons on October 27, 2016, 10:55:51 PM
So you're recording your guitar and vocals at the same time? Have you tried doing both separately, or is that a question that's been asked way, way back that I am too lazy to research.

If you sent me a "karaoke version" of one of your songs and seperate vocals, I'd love to take a stab at:

A) mixing them together because my true destiny is to become a producer

B) singing it myself because my true true destiny is to become the lead vocals in your band

C) Just listening to that version without vocals because my true true true destiny is to be a fan
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on October 27, 2016, 11:13:48 PM
No. I record each part seprately. Only on one deleted song did I do that, there was a lot of bleed through on that cut and it was a nasty song anyway. I normally do a tight guitar part them drums then more guitars then bass and vocals last.

Ha, I'll have to do that. Perhaps with "Popcorn". Nair if you sing that song it would be great, it's silly and not a shouty one. I doubt you'd want to sing "Azu...NO!!!!"...but ya I'll send you stuff tomorrow. The instrumentals are naturally easier to listen to without my "singing" to distract.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on November 02, 2016, 02:23:21 PM
"Canadian Tire (Open Tonight)". Two more songs and my second album is complete. I want to get on to some Christmas stuff already!

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/canadian-tire-open-tonight




Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 03, 2016, 11:40:08 AM
Your drumming is getting better. The time feels a lot more solid.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on November 03, 2016, 04:42:00 PM
I put the metronome in that track and "Will This Be On The Test", so that really helps! Before I just played from my guitar which gets messy like "Idealizer" which was a disaster to drum to.

This is "Dungeon Days", sequel to "Wizardology". I need to come up with tight vocal melodies or something because my singing is so bad on every song. But that is also reflective of my lyrics which can truly only be delivered this way. My basslines and tone need super work. But, I'm just having fun. Though these last two songs are really just thrown out let's get this thing done type tunes. Again I like quantity over all.

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/dungeon-days

Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW "SONG")
Post by: Manimal on November 03, 2016, 09:11:20 PM
So this is um...garbage but I kind of like it. I slammed it out yesterday, recorded in as long as each take took. I carelessly walked around with my mic reciting some thing I wrote a few months ago. This has to end my next album. There still needs to be one more nice song to link everything together, but this is "Tamako". It's a rip off of "In The Kingdom #19" and "The Gift" but hey, it's fun.

If you're new this thread...um, don't listen to this maybe. Or do, it's up to you.
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/tamako
Title: The Manimal's Music (2nd "ALBUM" COMPLETE)
Post by: Manimal on November 05, 2016, 06:31:40 PM
The Manimal : Always a Critic
(http://i.imgur.com/kmSeqmh.jpg)
1. Popcorn
2. Sunnyside Up
3. Electric Blanket
4. Azu...NO!!!!
5. Apply Directly To Forehead
6. Dungeon Days
7. Canadian Tire (Open Tonight)
8. Will This Be On The Test?
9. Theme For Floating On Atmosphere
10. Black Vapor
11. Tamako
All Songs Scribbled & Performed By The Manimal
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/sets/always-a-critic

2nd set of tunes, again if you can call it an album it is. This one came together too fast in the end but I wanted to get this one done. I aimed for more improv jam parts and repeat themes on this one. It's what it is.


Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on November 10, 2016, 07:18:59 PM
Not my most well realized or good track but ya know, just dinking around. One of those "less than 24 hour" songs from first idea to this. "We're Rolling". Discovering the digital drum compression SFX was a miracle.

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/were-rolling-1

WOW! Why did I not use this tool earlier!??! Suddenly my other songs have more beef and power! Here are remixes of "Wowzers" and "Idealizer". "Wowzers" is my best riff so far, the lyrics are not good but it has that "HA!" before the accidental rip off of the drum intro in "Smells Like Teen Spirit". "Idealizer" is another one where the guitars turned out just how I wanted. The drums blow, hard to fix that. I'm very proud of my guitars on this one, and my vocals sound kind of okay with compression! Kind of okay that is. Wow though, not great mixes but an improvement. Again they still sound off but this made me excited.

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/sets/da-remixes
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 11, 2016, 12:58:07 AM
Nice! They sound a lot better/clearer. Keep experimenting with that.

Next thing you want to find is probably an Equalizer (EQ). Or have you found one of those already?
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on November 11, 2016, 06:49:43 AM
I have messed with a few of the EQ's but haven't found anything that does much. I've used the 4-Band one. Gotta look more, I need to find something for the bass and drums. Oddly enough the digital drum compression doesn't work very well on either, any bass boast I've used was also unsuccessful. Of course with drums it's so much things at once, plus the nature of the recording, but I'll figure it out soon enough...
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 11, 2016, 02:11:32 PM
When you throw a compressor on, it's probably going to be immediately affecting the sound because of its default setting (I would experiment with those settings by the way; learn to hear extreme and light compression and what's better for what). When you throw an EQ on, its default setting is flat. There's literally no change unless you edit the EQ parameters yourself. An EQ is literally meant to let you change the volume of certain frequencies. You have to actually change something for it to really affect the sound. Dunno if you've done that. But they're sure to change the sound. It may be worth experimenting with it on a good recording of something. Take a song from your iTunes library and take out everything above 1.5 kHz and see how that sounds. Then raise that up. Flatten it again, and take down everything below 1.5 kHz. Raise that up. Flatten it, raise around 1.5 kHz. Just to get an ear for how it changes the sound.

Drum compression is a toughie. I can't vouch for that plug-in because I've never used it, but compression is mostly just for volume control. It's not going to fix problems with stereo width or input distortion or anything. I have some tricks for drum compression, but, probably, you want a multi-mic setup first. I mean, you can get Velvet Underground mono drums with yours, tho. If that's what you have to work with, that's what you have to work with. You're probably gonna require more EQ for that than compression. You definitely want compression on bass, though.

You don't want to put a bass boost on bass usually. You can, but the "bass" in bass boost refers to the frequency range, not the instrument. That plug-in is mainly for mastering, I'm pretty sure.

But anyway, use your ears for the EQ, but I'd start out each mix by cutting out anything below 98 Hz in the vocals and guitars, and below 25 Hz for the drums. Maybe boost around 50 Hz with drums because your mic doesn't have much bass response. Bass will vary. See how that sounds and change accordingly.

Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on November 11, 2016, 02:50:45 PM
Ah, now it makes sense. Hhhm, I don't understand this kHz business but only because I've never looked into any of that, so it's something to mess with. I had no idea EQ parameters where a thing.

Hhhhm, ya a multi-mic setup would be nice but I need a new hi-hat and splash before anything. and double bass of course. Stuff's expensive though and I'm not exactly willing to drop hundreds of dollars just to make silly music so I'll have to figure out the best way to work a Rockband mic and 2/3's of a hi-hat. I tried the Velvet Underground thing on the first minute or so of "Tamako" but that was just another dinking around song. It's too hard not to hit cymbals, it's such a compulsion, I do it without thinking. Drum fills aren't complete with a crash. But yes I need to better EQ them and work with what I have.

Now that makes sense, heh heh. I atleast know bass boost isn't literally just for bass but my bass doesn't sound like a bass. I've yet to find a good tone...it's been years. When I do songs I mess around for maybe 2 minutes and go, so perhaps it'd be smart to fiddle more but I also like to record when it's flowing, don't want to miss the motivation you know.

I will see though, thanks for the comments. I wish I still had the tracks for "Will This Be On The Test?" and "Black Vapor" to mess with but naturally I deleted a lot of stuff. 
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on November 13, 2016, 08:52:16 PM
New song, just dinking around again, wrote and recorded this very quickly, improv. Listen as I destroy two languages I don't know. Here is "Ombelico Forte". 

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/ombelico-forte 

Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on November 15, 2016, 12:20:33 PM
"Lick My Wrist"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/lick-my-wrist

"Theme For Manimal In Wonderland"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/theme-for-the-manimal-in-wonderland
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on November 16, 2016, 01:07:46 PM
"Non Stop Sorry"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/non-stop-sorry
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 16, 2016, 01:46:06 PM
You got that compressor on pretty hot in "Ombelico Forte."

"Lick My Wrist" is cool. Like the noise at the end. Performances could be a bit better.

"Theme for Manimal in Wonderland" is pretty rad.

"Non Stop Sorry" is pretty cool too.

I like the noise elements you're bringing in.

Also, while you experiment with EQ and Compression. You could also try some stuff with virtual instruments. Go to the track menu –––> Insert virtual instrument on new track... –––> your instrument selection will show up (you won't have much and I'll get to that) –––> pick an instrument

To use it, go to the view menu and click "Virtual MIDI Keyboard" and press the notes on the keyboard. You can really just record one note. Then double click on the thing you recorded and change it however you please. You can change the notes or the note values or copy and paste them or make them different velocities.

You can search for instruments here (just check "free" and search for what you want in the tags.
http://www.kvraudio.com/plugins/newest (http://www.kvraudio.com/plugins/newest)

There are synths, drum machines, sample players, strings, piano, yada yada. Effects too.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on November 16, 2016, 01:59:50 PM
Ya that was a bit much, I don't know how to record acoustics very well either. Like where to put the mic and everything. The drums on "Lick My Wrist" are brutal, I didn't even know what I was doing, bass as well. Vocals...pffff. But that was kind of the point with that song.

But ya when I was doing that song I found that hey, it does make cool sounds when you slam a guitar against a cranked amp. I would like to get a real cheap guitar to beat up for that, I've already done too much. I knocked my Jazzmaster off the wall with my bass when I was doing "Non Stop Sorry" and chipped a little bit off the bottom. I was like...maybe I shouldn't do this...atleast not so frantically. I gotta look for some Pawn Shop junkers, even then this makes me feel bad.

Virtual instruments...interesting. That's definitely something to look into. I just gotta you know...figure things out with notes first...I like really want to make nice songs but this is just what keeps happening so I roll with it. Tamako and Apply Directly To Forehead where pretty well failures, but these ones where really thrilling to record. It's too exciting to make this kind of noise. I'm just going wherever I naturally go.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on November 22, 2016, 01:28:00 PM
Siigghh...I despise my voice sometimes, of course it's the lack of real vocal melodies that make it so bad but my vocal tone in general is heinous. Ah well, nothing to do about that. "MJ.DiNK".

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/mjdink

Also a remix of "We're Rolling" re-titled "Satellite Hacksaw".

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/satellite-hacksaw
Title: The Manimal's Music ("NEW" EP)
Post by: Manimal on November 27, 2016, 12:10:26 PM
The Manimal : Dumpster Dipstick (EP)
(http://i.imgur.com/Q1iIk3n.png)
1. Satellite Hacksaw
2. Ombelico Forte
3. MJ.DiNK
4. Theme For Manimal In Wonderland
5. Non Stop Sorry
All Songs Scribbled & Performed By The Manimal
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/sets/dumpster-dipstick

I got to cut this set off as an EP, end it before it gets too much. I want to start new and make some better tunes, I was just dinking around here but this is only going downward.

Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 27, 2016, 03:45:08 PM
I liked the noise stuff, but it'd be good to offset it with some tunes. Mainly cause you like stuff other than noise rock too.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on November 27, 2016, 04:19:12 PM
Ya, I mean noise is so fun and all, and I was pretty satisfied with "Theme for Manimal in Wonderland", but I just did those songs out of frustration really. Because "if I can't make good songs I can make the dumbest". I just want to wrap that up and start again.

I want to take in all I like, especially J Pop stuff, but that's way beyond my abilities and my voice is a major issue. All I'm good at is slamming like Malcolm Young and sloppily running like Ace Frehley, I've cemented myself in a limited place and I hope I can get out of that soon enough but like, that's my honest expression. I'm just going to keep churning 'em out and hope to get good somewhere in the process. Now that recording songs has become a routine of sorts I've forgot the "try" part.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on December 01, 2016, 10:43:13 PM
This isn't a new song but I detached the Freak Con bit from "Flies On Broadway" and remixed it.

I feel this is my best piece, besides "White Bread" of course. Not in terms of performances, my vocal is off, there's a mistake near the end with the second guitar and the drums are weak but there my best lyrics so far. I buried the meaning in over description. So for those who didn't want to suffer the 13 minutes of Flies this is the best part. "Freak Con (Bye Bye)".

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/freak-con-bye-bye

Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on December 02, 2016, 02:43:51 PM
I felt inspired by the Stones cover album to do...whatever this is. "Theme For Being Radical (Or Not) Part II" I guess. Just a typical blues structure with instinct soloing. A fat mess of I dunno. Just doing whatever I feel like now. In some regards I feel like I've done everything I can do by myself at this point, but this is my only option so...whatever. Anyways, "Theme For Consuming Cement".

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/theme-for-consuming-cement 
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on December 02, 2016, 04:08:02 PM
Learn keys bruh. At least the notes. Then you can do MIDI stuff.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on December 02, 2016, 04:34:37 PM
I mean ya I would if it was that easy. I'd certainly be a good idea if I can suddenly find the patience to do so. I have a clear vision of what I'd like to do and it's most definitely not what I do. I enjoy the process of making songs and the feeling of completing them so I want to do so much, same with art. That's what I do. I'd rather have Buckethead's output then Metallica's. I'm not going to work on something for too long. It's not my nature. I've just gotten so bad in this last month that I'm really starting to not care what I make as long as it's something.

Ugh ugly rant. Anyways yes I'd be a good idea and I'm sure it's not as hard as I think, I just have to make music that fits that stuff. Make you know...melodies.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on December 02, 2016, 04:54:50 PM
'ere
(http://www.piano-keyboard-guide.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/how-to-label-a-37-key-keyboard.jpg)

(http://www.sengpielaudio.com/GuitarNoteNames02.gif)

(http://www.piano-keyboard-guide.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/major_chords-2.jpg)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/21/83/0a/21830a1f5b45d9a310443d73fd1828e7.jpg)

Print 'em out and pin them to the wall in your room or wherever you record stuff. It'll help.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on December 02, 2016, 05:01:57 PM
That looks helpful, I'll do that. I never know where I can solo. One time I asked someone, like which positions can I do for like A he's like "there's no rules do whatever", so I've been following that principal. It doesn't really work you know.

I think I should try covers or something, maybe that will help me get out of this mess. I sort of have a desire to do a Katy Perry cover EP, like song off her first album, but um...I'm me so I dunno  'bout that. We'll see. I'm doing 12 little tunes for the 12 Days on the Happy Hour. Fricking that song goes to 3/3 randomly and then back, what the hell why is it so impossible to drum. Get outta here. Then fricking The First Noel is in 3/3 to. Ah! It's so hard to not think in 4/4 it's just feels correct and natural.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on December 04, 2016, 03:39:29 PM
Re-record of "Wizardology". The original has awful second and third verse lyrics and the structure needed some fixing up. Plus, like everything, faster=better. I could not mix this right, the drums are brutal. Smashing on the china the whole time just wrecks everything, but that's the best beat to play on it. Terrible, awful, horrific mix, but a better recording atleast. Expect for the drums, I just can't figure that out. There is no recording good drums with a Rock Band mic, but I have no choice.

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/wizard-i
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on December 07, 2016, 12:37:39 PM
Likely my worst vocal to date, but again the singing is there cause it has to be. "From There To Where"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/from-there-to-where

Re-record of "Popcorn". It needed to be fixed, the choruses sounded like they where falling apart. Plus the guitars have no jive and the second channel was just random. I was going for Ac/Dc vibes here, it's what I do best so I needed to try again. Mixing was a nightmare, the first cut was awful, even this the drums just kill it. The bass was fun to record but it sounds so off. I found out it was half a step down for a lot of songs before...I just never noticed because it's just the bass right? Nah, gotta work on that. The drums are just...ugh. No.

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/popcorn-ver-2
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on December 08, 2016, 12:58:40 PM
I want to make something as ass kicking as "Scentless Apprentice" but I'm me so "Alex Troubleback".

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/alex-troubleback
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on December 13, 2016, 11:05:17 AM
Something like part 2 to "From There to Where" or like...part 1. The Sprawl was running in my head when I wrote the lyrics so it came through a bit. Debuting my Telecaster as well. "After School Me Time".

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/after-school-me-time
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Forlorn Serpent on December 13, 2016, 08:00:54 PM
I just listened the last few that are still available to hear. I don't knew much about music genres. I don't listen to music, much. I as I listened, I had trouble understanding what was going on.  I guess it was too punk for me.

Especially due to the last track, do you ever create scores or soundtracks, whatever they are called. You know, ust background music to establish mood? Just curious.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on December 13, 2016, 08:35:16 PM
My songs are very messy as I record with a Rockband mic and have not quite figured out the art of mixing. Also I don't take much time to come up with melodies, I just hit things and stuff happens. I completely understand your reaction. The last song has a lot of tracks and in general the sound that happens is rather abrasive due to the volume and mixing and my singing which is...what it is. Also the noise which I find very fun and exciting.

I write the chords down as I come up with them and scribble some sort of structure, I like to improvise and often I randomly use lyrics from my songbook. But naturally with my out of key singing and the brutal drum sound it doesn't come together very nicely. Thank you for listening and posting anyway! I figure that's how people would react anyway. As for scores if you mean instrumentals I have a couple like this one which is not amazing but atleast lighter then the other stuff. I'd like to remix it and remove the drums but I deleted the tracks and I know I can't nail this feeling again. I based this song off the feeling Tamako Love Story gave me.
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/theme-for-floating-on-atmosphere

I'm still working on many-a-things and dealing with what I have/where I am skill wise for now. I think of my music like Bob Dylan, Misfits, Sonic Youth, The Beatles, Ac/Dc, and Buddy Holly thrown in a blender and mixed till all the charm is gone.

Also I found a picture from Tamako Market where they're holding records and felt a sense of dread as I knew I HAD to make this for the first post in the thread.
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/QaKDpZv.jpg)
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on December 14, 2016, 04:21:55 PM
I feel like I subconsciously took this melody from somewhere, I dunno. "Canned Corn".

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/canned-corn
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on December 16, 2016, 02:38:36 PM
"Space Touch".

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/space-touch
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG Ac/Dc Cover)
Post by: Manimal on December 22, 2016, 11:38:23 AM
Ac/Dc cover! "Hell Ain't a Bad Place To Be".

One of my favorite Bon tunes, but I couldn't deliver his lyrics with any degree of honesty so I just did me. Bon's lyrics where tongue in cheek fun anyway. Some timing issues and the norm but I hope anyone who listens can sense how much I love playing Ac/Dc songs.

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/hell-aint-a-bad-place-to-be-acdc-cover
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: MahluaandMilk on December 22, 2016, 11:52:15 AM
Haven't listened to your music in a while, bud, but I'm glad I clicked on this one. It makes me happy to listen to for some reason. I guess it's because I don't mind the raw delivery of the vocals, and man, it sounds like you've gotten better recording stuff and at the drums.

You're pretty skilled at everything, all things considered. I'm totes sharing you with my Skype friends.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on December 22, 2016, 02:44:58 PM
Thanks for listening! It helped that this is a song I know very well and have been playing for years, I want to do more Ac/Dc covers it's such a joy to play and I think it can help me improve my timing and recording techniques since I have an original to base it off. Recording drums is still an issue but it certainly sounds better then the first stuff...little steps. But yes thanks for listening again!
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on December 26, 2016, 12:09:32 AM
New instrumental. It's the same bit as "Theme For Floating On Atmosphere" but different. Where that tune was a sad but gleaming romantic dream with no target this is something else. A little thrown together but ya know. "Theme For The Furthest Reach".

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/theme-for-the-furthest-reach
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Forlorn Serpent on December 26, 2016, 12:35:17 AM
Now put this behind a messed up movie scene and you got the money shot.

I'm picturing clowns being hanged for some reason.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on December 26, 2016, 12:07:51 PM
I mean that's not what I was thinking but ya, that could be a thing.

This is the song meant to go before that one, "This Belief". Some timing issues and it's not the best but it is what it is.

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/this-belief

Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on December 26, 2016, 02:25:08 PM
I'm digging the voice samples. The past two tracks might be your best. I say keep incorporating new things. Gives it all more depth and freshness.
Title: The Manimal's Music (ANOTHER NEW SONG & ANOTHER)
Post by: Manimal on December 26, 2016, 02:32:35 PM
Oh you think so? Thanks, I just made another one 'cuz my next "album" needs another goofy rockin' rock song or two. I accidentally ripped off the Misfits' "Die, Die My Darling" in my intro, ugh. Naturally the repetitiveness is Ramones and Nirvana like. Grandma take me home x20 you know, I dig that. "Glue"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/glue

Okay I made one more today. "Lab Goat". More like a b-side then a main song, just something silly. Of course it's a lot like the Pistols' "Submission". Damnit! I come up with things and go "ya cool!" then I'm like "of course it's cool...it's this!". Damnit that one part is like "No Queen Blues" to! On "Sunnyside Up" I did that on purpose and did something different, this was just subconscious.

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/lab-goat
Title: The Manimal's Music (3rd "ALBUM" COMPLETE)
Post by: Manimal on December 27, 2016, 02:41:54 PM
The Manimal : You Get The Point
(http://i.imgur.com/0AQy81i.jpg)

1. After School Me Time
2. From There to Where
3. Pretty Kitty
4. Lab Goat
5. Alex Troubleback
6. Space Touch
7. Ombelico Forte (Album Ver.)
8. Glue
9. This Belief
10. Theme For The Furthest Reach
11. Poptart Hero
All Songs Scribbled & Performed By The Manimal
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/sets/third-album

Ya let's cut it off here. This is a significantly better set of songs then the last two but I still have got a loooong way to go. There are themes on this album and reoccurring bits, I thought of it more as a whole when I made the songs, even if it's not paced perfectly. I dunno, you get the point.

I hope someone enjoys "Poptart Hero", I still have a headache from that fricking middle part. Terrible idea to play that loud and it didn't even sound like I envisioned. Between the metronome clicking, cranking the tunes to play drums over them, and the sonic noise I have to wonder how this will effect my hearing in the long run. It's not worth it I know but I can't stop myself in the moment. I use earplugs always but I dunno.
Title: The Manimal's Music (2016 Compilation Album)
Post by: Manimal on December 30, 2016, 04:48:22 PM
The Manimal : It's Like That (2016 Compilation)
(http://i.imgur.com/Sv9QVzq.jpg)

1. White Bread
2. Bottom Of The Food Chain
3. Popcorn
4. After School Me Time
5. From There To Where
6. Dirt
7. Alex Troubleback
8. Theme For Being Radical Or Not
9. Idealizer
10. Freak Con
11. Freak Con (Bye Bye)
12. Theme For Floating On Atmosphere
13. Will This Be On The Test?
14. Black Vapor
15. Theme For The Furthest Reach
16. Poptart Hero
(Bonus) Hell Ain't a Bad Place To Be (Ac/Dc Cover) *
(Bonus) Popcorn (Acoustic Demo)

All Songs Scribbled & Performed By The Manimal sans * Young/Young/Scott (1977)
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on December 31, 2016, 12:10:42 AM
Dude, you've been writing seriously for like a year. You've made plenty progress.

Vocal delivery also takes practice. It's like an instrument in itself. If you never learn to play and practice country, how could you expect yourself to play chicken pickin' licks? Your voice is just your most undeveloped instrumental skill it seems. They've gotten better, though. When you take a large breath to sing, does your chest go out or your stomach?

Also, vocal range is a big thing. You're definitely not a tenor, so trying to sing Beatles songs may be difficult given that they were all tenors. Try a Johnny Cash cover or something and see if that doesn't feel more comfortable.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on December 31, 2016, 12:23:00 AM
I know! I'm just so impatient and sometimes I can't hold all my thoughts in any longer so it all explodes like that. All I do is think really I think myself crazy over actual nothing. But I feel good now that I let that out you know. All those times I burst it only makes me better.

Um, my chest I think. Or I dunno now. I've had increible struggles projecting and I destroy myself if I sing too long. Like my voice is finaled by verse 6 of Desolation Row. I only do it correctly by accident then not know how to do it again. I don't really even know wtf I sing on my songs. The chords are confusing and I don't understand vocal melodies. I've broken down Beatles tunes to figure out how that works but I haven't yet figured it out for myself. I think some things shouldn't be simple but by unessarcily adding chords to seem more invovled it only makes a bigger mess.

Ya Beatles songs are hard but all I sing really along with Buddy. Bra I can't sing Johnny Cash, I can not project a deep voice. When I sing it naturally comes out as some odd whine. I've tried so hard to sing "for real" I just have to keep trying harder that's all. and try other things yes.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on December 31, 2016, 12:32:58 AM
Um, my chest I think.
That's part of the problem. If it's your chest that's going out, you aren't breathing right. Should be your stomach that goes out like when you breath from your nose. Compare.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on January 01, 2017, 04:25:20 PM
Ah yes, it's hard to figure that stuff out in the moment, but it's something to work on. As well as my overall projection, I was trying to sing "Lounge Act" yesterday and I was having quite a time with the chorus because I try to everything way up, not high but like...how to describe...not like that basically. Ha ha, singing is such a fricking pain. I only sing good in the car when I know no one can hear me.

So, this is a very stupid song that's only purpose is I wrote tabs for the whole thing so that's a new step. "Yuri Goggles".

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/yuri-goggles
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on January 02, 2017, 11:42:57 AM
More doofy goofiness. This was meant to be white bread and dorky but I'm not sure if it's just fluff or one of the worst songs I've made to date...hhhm I dunno. "Adjust my Atlas".

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/adjust-my-atlas
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on January 03, 2017, 11:00:41 AM
Even more doofy goofiness. Ugh, I can not get a good bass tone at all. I only really care about my guitar parts so I just deal with it. I was very taken by Sarah's writing on Bonito Generation. I love how she writes about such simple, innocent and mundane things in a meaningful way. I tried to channel a bit of that here, but with shaky results. I came up with this title months ago and finally found a place to use it. "Today's The Anniversary Of My Favorite Movie".

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/todays-the-anniversary-of-my-favorite-movie
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on January 08, 2017, 11:38:34 PM
I re-recorded the drums and vox for "Idealizer" when I put up the comp album but it's never good how it is so I said screw it. This is the original guitar and bass tracks from Sept. Simple riffs but this is my proudest rhythm recording even if it's out of time. I just got the sound I wanted. There are so many little bits I could never recapture in a re-recording. Honestly it's better without the off drumming and whine vocal.
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/idealizer-guitars-only

Fixed up my Dec. re-record of "Wizardology" which was first done in September. The mix was too brutal before. I feel this is one of my best songs, it's just...hhhm not quite there in terms of recording. No matter the mix the drums will not sound good with that much china, but riding the china sounds best for the verses. I guess Lou Reed was right tho cuz there is ONLY cymbals in my drum sound. I sound re-record this again with my Tele as it has better clarity then my Strat but I gotta keep new songs coming. This is still not the best mix but whatever. Less drums atleast. My good headphones broke so I dunno if I mix better or worse with these lame in ear ones.
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/wizardology
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on January 11, 2017, 10:55:08 AM
"Just Give Me The Ratt's Ass"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/just-give-me-the-ratts-ass
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Carshald on January 11, 2017, 12:55:17 PM
"Just Give Me The Ratt's Ass"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/just-give-me-the-ratts-ass

Oh lordy lord.. with such a title.. Idk if I can trust to click on your link Manimal  :tongue:
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on January 11, 2017, 01:41:04 PM
and if you did you where probably like "lordy lord I knew that was a bad idea" heh heh.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: YuumaKuuga on January 11, 2017, 11:53:46 PM
"Just Give Me The Ratt's Ass"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/just-give-me-the-ratts-ass

Well, they have to give a rats ass if they want,  ::)
I have a feeling your gonna top that title soon  :glare:
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on January 17, 2017, 10:04:16 AM
Okay no never mind. I uploaded a track but I quickly realized no one needs to hear it. Way too mean spirited and hard to listen to.

So now I have a post floating here...this why you think before you do. But I'm just mad I can't come up with 1000 songs everyday. So um, here is my dumbest song to date again "Poptart Hero". I didn't post about it before anyway since it just appeared. I was like ya cool intro, of course it's cool that's from "Titanium Expose" you dunce.

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/poptart-hero
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on January 18, 2017, 04:19:56 PM
"Goofballed"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/goofballed
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on January 20, 2017, 04:32:57 PM
"Nostalgia Makes Me Puke Sometimes"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/nostalgia-makes-me-puke-sometimes
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on January 27, 2017, 03:51:10 PM
"Calls Blocked"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/calls-blocked
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Carshald on January 27, 2017, 04:02:30 PM
"Calls Blocked"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/calls-blocked
This usually doesn't fall under my taste... buuuuuuuuuuuut... idk i like it.. idk why, i guess it's that kind of music you can't help not to like for reason unknown to mankind!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on January 27, 2017, 04:11:48 PM
Thanks for listening! This was a rough one, not one of my best and I kept getting frustrated. It was going to be a nice song but then my mic wasn't recording my 12-string well so I went ham on the drums, that took forever so I added more guitar to vent a lil'. I need more "softer" songs for my next album but I don't like to do them as much, vocal wise atleast.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Carshald on January 27, 2017, 04:34:22 PM
Thanks for listening! This was a rough one, not one of my best and I kept getting frustrated. It was going to be a nice song but then my mic wasn't recording my 12-string well so I went ham on the drums, that took forever so I added more guitar to vent a lil'. I need more "softer" songs for my next album but I don't like to do them as much, vocal wise atleast.
I'll always give any kind of music a listen (except House and Hardcore Techno garbage that really just sounds like the heartbeat of someone on LSD or Acid). I'll look forward to listen to what you throw together next. Btw you're using a mic for your guitar? Ever though of actually using a Mixer? I know with the proper cable/adapter you can connect your guitar directly to a PC/Laptop and use Mixer program... but I find Mixers gives it a more "pro" feel to it, but that's just my opinion ;)
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on January 27, 2017, 04:55:57 PM
Hhhhm, I've never thought about that. I'd sound better I bet, my mic is awful. My songs sound too face smashing, but if I play quiet there's too much background noise. I'd prefer if there was a way to plug my amp in and record that as I'd never want to give up having an amp and stomp boxes. Digital things like that are nice but I don't think they could feedback and spew Sonic Noise as effectively. But I also could play loud without actually playing loud...it's something to look into yes. I need better recording stuff but I'm not really willing to spend the money to upgrade. I need to though, these steps help.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Misyne on January 27, 2017, 05:25:38 PM
It sounds pretty good! At least on the speakers of my ipad. The song is pretty neat, I had the idea you were making some sort of really garage-y punk before I actually listened. I don't know why. Maybe because of the nickname.

I'll always give any kind of music a listen (except House and Hardcore Techno garbage that really just sounds like the heartbeat of someone on LSD or Acid).

Hey! I like the sounds of heartbeat of someone on LSD ._.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Carshald on January 27, 2017, 05:26:35 PM
Hhhhm, I've never thought about that. I'd sound better I bet, my mic is awful. My songs sound too face smashing, but if I play quiet there's too much background noise. I'd prefer if there was a way to plug my amp in and record that as I'd never want to give up having an amp and stomp boxes. Digital things like that are nice but I don't think they could feedback and spew Sonic Noise as effectively. But I also could play loud without actually playing loud...it's something to look into yes. I need better recording stuff but I'm not really willing to spend the money to upgrade. I need to though, these steps help.
Lol yeah amps are the best though I'm more of a 'Brad' type.. in case you're wondering, I'm referring to LP's guitarist... way back.. like 10+ years ago I used to play ALOT more myself, plus the school I went to had a music dedicated workshop, where I played every day. When it was time to practice I'd still wear big *censored*ing headphones, simply so I could hear myself better.

At the end of the day it always comes down to wether you wanna spend the money for the good gear. Personally I'll eventually go the Pedals+Mixer because a Mixer mixed with Pedals and the right sound programs, you can get the same as with a Mic but just better quality.

OMG! Reading my own words I realize now why my friends tell me, that my last Job as a Stage Tech really has rubbed off on me XD... NERD ALERT! ;D
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Carshald on January 27, 2017, 05:34:16 PM
It sounds pretty good! At least on the speakers of my ipad. The song is pretty neat, I had the idea you were making some sort of really garage-y punk before I actually listened. I don't know why. Maybe because of the nickname.

I'll always give any kind of music a listen (except House and Hardcore Techno garbage that really just sounds like the heartbeat of someone on LSD or Acid).

Hey! I like the sounds of heartbeat of someone on LSD ._.
OMG! Misyne you're killing me here XD... Now I can't hate on 'Heartbeats on LSD' anymore... Hmm 'Heartbeats on LSD' sounds like good title for a song... unlike Blink 182 '*censored* a dog' XD
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on January 27, 2017, 05:39:03 PM
It took me a minute to realize LP meant Linkin Park. Ha right on, ya looking into a USB cable thing would be insane, plugging my guitar into my laptop...whoa. Those cables are cheap to...hhhhm. I'm more focused on improving my skills and songwriting then actual sound quality but it'd be nice to make more listenable numbers to. I'm more of a Malcolm Young, crank it and slam it guitarist!

It sounds pretty good! At least on the speakers of my ipad. The song is pretty neat, I had the idea you were making some sort of really garage-y punk before I actually listened. I don't know why. Maybe because of the nickname.

Thanks for listening! Well some of my other stuff is more akin to that sound but a lot sillier and unnecessarily loud sometimes. I use the Manimal as more of an ironic name these days because it sounds so blah and overblown when it's really just...me.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Carshald on January 27, 2017, 05:54:26 PM
It took me a minute to realize LP meant Linkin Park. Ha right on, ya looking into a USB cable thing would be insane, plugging my guitar into my laptop...whoa. Those cables are cheap to...hhhhm. I'm more focused on improving my skills and songwriting then actual sound quality but it'd be nice to make more listenable numbers to. I'm more of a Malcolm Young, crank it and slam it guitarist!

Well the cables are cheap but depending on what country you live in certain cables like the jack/usb one can a *censored*  to find XD I literally just got my jack/usb cable wednesday (which was supposed to have been part of my 'Rocksmith' christmas present but wasn't cause the damn cable is appearently a rarity here).
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Misyne on January 27, 2017, 05:59:31 PM
It sounds pretty good! At least on the speakers of my ipad. The song is pretty neat, I had the idea you were making some sort of really garage-y punk before I actually listened. I don't know why. Maybe because of the nickname.

I'll always give any kind of music a listen (except House and Hardcore Techno garbage that really just sounds like the heartbeat of someone on LSD or Acid).

Hey! I like the sounds of heartbeat of someone on LSD ._.
OMG! Misyne you're killing me here XD... Now I can't hate on 'Heartbeats on LSD' anymore... Hmm 'Heartbeats on LSD' sounds like good title for a song... unlike Blink 182 '*censored* a dog' XD

Hell yeah, I'd give that a listen. ^o^
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Carshald on January 27, 2017, 06:01:57 PM
It sounds pretty good! At least on the speakers of my ipad. The song is pretty neat, I had the idea you were making some sort of really garage-y punk before I actually listened. I don't know why. Maybe because of the nickname.

I'll always give any kind of music a listen (except House and Hardcore Techno garbage that really just sounds like the heartbeat of someone on LSD or Acid).

Hey! I like the sounds of heartbeat of someone on LSD ._.
OMG! Misyne you're killing me here XD... Now I can't hate on 'Heartbeats on LSD' anymore... Hmm 'Heartbeats on LSD' sounds like good title for a song... unlike Blink 182 '*censored* a dog' XD

Hell yeah, I'd give that a listen. ^o^

*puts on Musician hat* Better get to it before Manimal steals my title! :tongue:
For the record... seriously... and I mean SERIOUSLY! DO NOT GIVE '*censored* a dog' by Blink 182 a listen, it'll ruin the band for you permanently (if you like the band that is...)
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Misyne on January 27, 2017, 06:03:49 PM
Thanks for listening! Well some of my other stuff is more akin to that sound but a lot sillier and unnecessarily loud sometimes. I use the Manimal as more of an ironic name these days because it sounds so blah and overblown when it's really just...me.

But what band or artist name isn't blah or overblown, really? Music is all about creating an image these days to stand out. Maybe yours is a burly big guy banging the *censored* out of the instruments.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Misyne on January 27, 2017, 06:05:07 PM
It sounds pretty good! At least on the speakers of my ipad. The song is pretty neat, I had the idea you were making some sort of really garage-y punk before I actually listened. I don't know why. Maybe because of the nickname.

I'll always give any kind of music a listen (except House and Hardcore Techno garbage that really just sounds like the heartbeat of someone on LSD or Acid).

Hey! I like the sounds of heartbeat of someone on LSD ._.
OMG! Misyne you're killing me here XD... Now I can't hate on 'Heartbeats on LSD' anymore... Hmm 'Heartbeats on LSD' sounds like good title for a song... unlike Blink 182 '*censored* a dog' XD

Hell yeah, I'd give that a listen. ^o^

*puts on Musician hat* Better get to it before Manimal steals my title! :tongue:
For the record... seriously... and I mean SERIOUSLY! DO NOT GIVE '*censored* a dog' by Blink 182 a listen, it'll ruin the band for you permanently (if you like the band that is...)

With an introduction like that, you know I can't NOT listen to it now!
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Carshald on January 27, 2017, 06:05:24 PM
Thanks for listening! Well some of my other stuff is more akin to that sound but a lot sillier and unnecessarily loud sometimes. I use the Manimal as more of an ironic name these days because it sounds so blah and overblown when it's really just...me.

But what band or artist name isn't blah or overblown, really? Music is all about creating an image these days to stand out. Maybe yours is a burly big guy banging the *censored* out of the instruments.

*censored* I'd pay 50$ for a ticket to that kind of show! ;D
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Carshald on January 27, 2017, 06:07:52 PM
With an introduction like that, you know I can't NOT listen to it now!

Well don't say I didn't warn you.. Lemme warn you though it's a campfire song involving doing censored stuff to a dog's buttocks, a pirate and one's own sister! BUT DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU!  :tongue:
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Carshald on January 27, 2017, 06:08:48 PM
With an introduction like that, you know I can't NOT listen to it now!

Well don't say I didn't warn you.. Lemme warn you though it's a campfire song involving doing censored stuff to a dog's buttocks, a pirate and one's own sister! BUT DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU!  :tongue:

Okay that already sounds like the start to a dirty joke! :push:
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Misyne on January 27, 2017, 06:12:26 PM
That song... It's legendary.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Carshald on January 27, 2017, 06:15:10 PM
That song... It's legendary.
Lol you already listened to it??? Oh boy should I be worried about corrupting young ppl with strange and/or messed up song? :hmm:
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Misyne on January 27, 2017, 06:24:19 PM
I'm pretty corrupted as is. :D doesn't quite mean I want to *censored* a dog though!

Damn you, you got me listening to some more Blink 182 now. It's been a while.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Carshald on January 27, 2017, 06:26:49 PM
I'm pretty corrupted as is. :D doesn't quite mean I want to *censored* a dog though!

Damn you, you got me listening to some more Blink 182 now. It's been a while.
HA! Well you can never go wrong with Blink 182... ugh I still have yet to listen to their new album... last I listened to them was when they came out with their self-titled album in '03 XD
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Carshald on January 27, 2017, 06:33:01 PM
It took me a minute to realize LP meant Linkin Park. Ha right on, ya looking into a USB cable thing would be insane, plugging my guitar into my laptop...whoa. Those cables are cheap to...hhhhm. I'm more focused on improving my skills and songwriting then actual sound quality but it'd be nice to make more listenable numbers to. I'm more of a Malcolm Young, crank it and slam it guitarist!
Also if you don't mind me asking... What are you playing on? I mean what's your Axe of choice? ;)
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Misyne on January 27, 2017, 06:35:22 PM
I'm pretty corrupted as is. :D doesn't quite mean I want to *censored* a dog though!

Damn you, you got me listening to some more Blink 182 now. It's been a while.
HA! Well you can never go wrong with Blink 182... ugh I still have yet to listen to their new album... last I listened to them was when they came out with their self-titled album in '03 XD

Yeah, I only know some of the old songs. For some reason, I've been digging them a lot more recently, perhaps enough to actually listen through some of the albums. I'm currently listening to Adam's Song. Deliciously teen emo lyrics, but the music itself is undeniably good.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Carshald on January 27, 2017, 06:38:09 PM
I'm pretty corrupted as is. :D doesn't quite mean I want to *censored* a dog though!

Damn you, you got me listening to some more Blink 182 now. It's been a while.
HA! Well you can never go wrong with Blink 182... ugh I still have yet to listen to their new album... last I listened to them was when they came out with their self-titled album in '03 XD

Yeah, I only know some of the old songs. For some reason, I've been digging them a lot more recently, perhaps enough to actually listen through some of the albums. I'm currently listening to Adam's Song. Deliciously teen emo lyrics, but the music itself is undeniably good.
That's the thing I like about them... their lyrics are so classical Emo but at the same time they have a talent that's simply so good and awesome, you can't help not to love their music.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on January 27, 2017, 06:46:17 PM
Someone out there is cursing this thread for filling up the recent posts, but I'm just like...atleast it's being posted in 8) . (Don't forget there's songs in here to...somewhere)

It took me a minute to realize LP meant Linkin Park. Ha right on, ya looking into a USB cable thing would be insane, plugging my guitar into my laptop...whoa. Those cables are cheap to...hhhhm. I'm more focused on improving my skills and songwriting then actual sound quality but it'd be nice to make more listenable numbers to. I'm more of a Malcolm Young, crank it and slam it guitarist!
Also if you don't mind me asking... What are you playing on? I mean what's your Axe of choice? ;)

On Call Blocked I use my Indie IRK 12 String. It also has my Squier Telecaster which is my newest one. I used it on Lab Goat, Anniversary Of My Favorite Movie, Yuri Goggles, Poptart Hero channel 1, Pretty Kitty etc. Then there is my trusty Squier Strat which can be heard on Idealizer, This Belief, Wizardology, Ratt's Ass, clean parts on Will This Be On The Test? etc. Completing the Squier trio is my Jazzmaster featured on Dirt, Glue, Electric Blanket, Poptart Hero channel 2 and anytime I use crazy whammy etc.

Some other random ones here and there to.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Carshald on January 27, 2017, 07:01:50 PM
Someone out there is cursing this thread for filling up the recent posts, but I'm just like...atleast it's being posted in 8) . (Don't forget there's song in here to...somewhere)

It took me a minute to realize LP meant Linkin Park. Ha right on, ya looking into a USB cable thing would be insane, plugging my guitar into my laptop...whoa. Those cables are cheap to...hhhhm. I'm more focused on improving my skills and songwriting then actual sound quality but it'd be nice to make more listenable numbers to. I'm more of a Malcolm Young, crank it and slam it guitarist!
Also if you don't mind me asking... What are you playing on? I mean what's your Axe of choice? ;)

On Call Blocked I use my Indie IRK 12 String. It also has my Squier Telecaster which is my newest one. I used it on Lab Goat, Anniversary Of My Favorite Movie, Yuri Goggles, Poptart Hero channel 1, Pretty Kitty etc. Then there is my trusty Squier Strat which can be heard on Idealizer, This Belief, Wizardology, Ratt's Ass, clean parts on Will This Be On The Test? etc. Completing the Squier trio is my Jazzmaster featured on Dirt, Glue, Electric Blanket, Poptart Hero channel 2 and anytime I use crazy whammy etc.

Some other random ones here and there to.

Damn I'll have to take my hat of to you for using a 12 string XD I barely was able to use a 7-string bk in the day XD.. Telecaster's are a personal favorit of mine.. Idk I just always found them to be weight-wise good balanced and the neck's.. well atleast the one's i've tried rested will in my hand. Some guitars just feel weird, well atleast the neck does.
There was this guitar store in my hometown, they had this beautiful Gibson Les Paul Custom in blood red.. a real beauty but I still to this day hate myself for not asking my mom at the time, to lend me the rest I needed to buy that accursed beauty. Not that I regret settling with my Crafter Cruiser CJ-400, I find it to be perfectly balanced weight-wise. The neck was... idk a bit weird to get used to. But I'm happy with it, but I still drool over the thought of that Blood Red Gibson Les Paul Custom. I even still have my first Squier Strat which I bought super cheap at a flea market. Heck my gf keeps asking me why I keep holding on to it XD I guess it's the memories I have with it  :D
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on January 28, 2017, 01:16:14 PM
Ah 12-strings are fairly simple, it's jsut making it sound good plugged in that's been my struggle. and writing songs fit for it. I want to do jangle pop SO bad but it doesn't come to me as naturally as what I normally do. What I do is what comes to me when I hit my guitar, sometimes riffs just magically come out of nowhere.

Ya my Tele is my best guitar and it was only $200 new. It's so smooth to play, looks great, and has awesome sustain. I didn't plan on getting it either, I was just leaving the Music Shop when I turned around...we met eyes and...that was it. I was very disappointed with my Jazzmaster, that thing is close to junk as it is. You need to swap the bridge and do all this...ugh. It's so silly that I have to literally replace parts on a new guitar, the bridge is beyond terrible, I got a new one and it's only kind of better, I can only use it to make noise it's not good for anything else as is because it's so unplayable. It felt so right in the music shop as well. I got it over a Hagstrom Viking to. But it does have amazing tone and whammy so I just need to work on it but man.

I fixed 'Calls Blocked", put down a 2% better vocal track and tried to mix it better. Not quite as good as I wanted it to be but oh well. I can't believe I ripped off 'Won't Get Fooled Again" without even knowing it for that one part.

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/calls-blocked

Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Carshald on January 28, 2017, 06:07:13 PM
Ah 12-strings are fairly simple, it's jsut making it sound good plugged in that's been my struggle. and writing songs fit for it. I want to do jangle pop SO bad but it doesn't come to me as naturally as what I normally do. What I do is what comes to me when I hit my guitar, sometimes riffs just magically come out of nowhere.

Ya my Tele is my best guitar and it was only $200 new. It's so smooth to play, looks great, and has awesome sustain. I didn't plan on getting it either, I was just leaving the Music Shop when I turned around...we met eyes and...that was it. I was very disappointed with my Jazzmaster, that thing is close to junk as it is. You need to swap the bridge and do all this...ugh. It's so silly that I have to literally replace parts on a new guitar, the bridge is beyond terrible, I got a new one and it's only kind of better, I can only use it to make noise it's not good for anything else as is because it's so unplayable. It felt so right in the music shop as well. I got it over a Hagstrom Viking to. But it does have amazing tone and whammy so I just need to work on it but man.

I fixed 'Calls Blocked", put down a 2% better vocal track and tried to mix it better. Not quite as good as I wanted it to be but oh well. I can't believe I ripped off 'Won't Get Fooled Again" without even knowing it for that one part.

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/calls-blocked
Oooh so you improved the quality a bit? I'll give it a listen tomorrow then. You're totally right about the Telecaster being a smooth guitar... 3rd best and smoothest I've ever played on, plus all in all they're also good quality for decent price. The 2nd smoothest is obviously my Crafter (and my favorite) of the ones I've had over the years. Though nothing compares to this Guitar my old music workshop teacher at this school i went to 10 years ago. We were supposed to play at this Ballroom Dance at another school. I had just lost my friend then and to help pick up my mood, our teacher told me I could use his 1962 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean to play The Cranberries's Zombie.. that day was the first time I played Lead infront of a crowd. That song and that guitar... dude I've ever heard angels sing, that would be it. That Gretsch is the smoothest, most amazing guitar I've ever played on. Lemme just say that guitar played smoother than throwing an eel down a slip 'n slide.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on January 31, 2017, 09:13:22 AM
"Theme For Wishing and Not Doing"
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/theme-for-wishing-and-not-doing
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on February 01, 2017, 02:06:26 PM
"This Could Be You"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/this-could-be-you
Title: The Manimal's Music (4th ALBUM COMPLETE)
Post by: Manimal on February 02, 2017, 05:39:37 PM
The Manimal : Flat as Manitoba
(http://i.imgur.com/CK6QITd.jpg)

1. Welcome As A Washboard
2. Yuri Goggles
3. Nostalgia Makes Me Puke Sometimes
4. Today's The Anniversary Of My Favorite Movie
5. Calls Blocked
6. Adjust My Atlas
7. Goofballed
8. Just Give Me The Ratt's Ass
9. Theme For Wishing and Not Doing
10. This Could Be You
All Songs Scribbled & Performed By The Manimal
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/sets/flat-as-manitoba

We're as flat as the plains that dance leaves and cow
We're as flat as the washboard that hides behind her shirt
We're as flat as soda
We're as flat as Manitoba


4th album! All recorded from January 1st to February 2nd (sans track 9). It's better then the last but still not much yet. Some tunes like "Goofballed" and "Just Give Me The Ratt's Ass" I am quite satisfied with. I am coming closer to a vocal character. Influence from Bonito Generation appears lyrically on songs like "Today's The Anniversary Of My Favorite Movie". Some songs like "Nostaglia Makes Me Puke Sometimes" didn't turn out great and "Theme For Wishing and Not Doing" was recorded in November so it feels a little out of place but hey. It's flat.

I was going to do a big finale tune but I'll save that for later, it doesn't feel right. "This Could Be You" is a good enough ending for this set. Is there a theme? Hhhm, sometimes. So bam, now I can start on FAWM.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on February 04, 2017, 06:49:18 PM
The Manimal's music now on Bandcamp because...it can be AND it sounds better then on SoundCloud.

I put up my third album You Get The Point, edited it a bit. After School Me Time and Poptart Hero are the only songs here I feel are worth a passing whatever. After School Me Time is my greatest song so far.
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/you-get-the-point

and now Flat As Manitoba.
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/flat-as-manitoba
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on February 05, 2017, 02:58:52 PM
I've been sitting on this for a week or two but nah I have to put it up. This is my most destructive guitar track without using feedback (sans the beginning). It's not a great song otherwise though, it's pretty much the sound of me not caring. "Only Available With Coupons"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/only-available-with-coupons
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on February 07, 2017, 07:33:47 PM
Part I of the "Hopcake" saga, a four parter. This is...well let me say the others won't be like this, maybe. We'll see. "Guess My Number, Get My Colour (Hopcake Act I)".

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/guess-my-number-get-my-colour-hopcake-act-i
Title: The Manimal's Music (2 NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on February 08, 2017, 10:15:09 AM
Part 2, since this is the Ritsu piece and the last was Mio I figured they should be similar. "How Dusted Is Rust (Hopcake Act II)"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/how-dusted-is-rust

"If Only Ice Froze As Nice (Hopcake Act III)"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/if-only-ice-froze-as-nice

Also I was messing with 6/8 today and WTF I RECORDED FREAK CON IN 6/8! I had no idea I just put the metronome on and played. I hadn't even tried 3/4 yet but I somehow did that by mistake which is why the song sounds so out of time, I thought I was playing 4/4.
Title: The Manimal's Music (2ND EP COMPLETE)
Post by: Manimal on February 09, 2017, 04:52:03 PM
The Manimal : Krayon (EP)

1. Pretty Kitty (Acoustic Ver.)
2. Guess My Number, Get My Colour
3. How Dusted Is Rust
4. If Only Ice Froze As Nice
5. Just Wait For The Pay Off
All Songs Scribbled & Performed By The Manimal
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/flesh-krayon

Since I wrote all (but track one) in a day and recorded over 3 this needs to be an EP. Stuff like this doesn't work anywhere else. These are very much...free-flowing tracks. Each one is based off a K-ON character. It goes Azusa, Mio, Ritsu, Mugi and Yui. They are based on traits at first then become other things with the upchuck lyrics.

Just Wait For The Pay Off is the only song worth listening to here I think.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on February 14, 2017, 09:27:35 PM
"Theme For Midnight Stella"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/theme-for-midnight-stella
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on February 15, 2017, 11:29:51 AM
This was going to be fun and poppy like Wendy but I can only make big stupid rock songs apparently. "Cozy Nozi"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/cozy-nozi
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: legomaestro on February 15, 2017, 12:10:39 PM
Epic breakdown at the end there dude haha. Like the lyrics and art for that one.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on February 15, 2017, 12:16:26 PM
Thanks for listening Lego, the art is not my design I copied it from somewhere because...well it's obvious how I came up with the phase Cozy Nozi. I want to make the next album have lots of those radio bits, it's so...I dunno. Flipping through the radio feels so desolate but still direct, and getting those random vocal samples, it's interesting. I happened to tune it at the exact right time to get those lines about love for "Theme For Midnight Stella".
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: legomaestro on February 15, 2017, 12:27:22 PM
I haven't heard that one yet, I'll check it out.

Ah inspiration. Music is really interesting on that front. Keep on coming up with tunes, but I'm hitting a dry spell on the lyrics department.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on February 15, 2017, 01:20:51 PM
I've had trouble with songs lately to but the best thing to do is listen to what's around you. I've found with lyric writing if I just sit somewhere where people are talking I can find bits of conversations and random lines to put into songs. Some of my rambling in my lyric thread is from this, I heard like "hey McDolands is doing breakfast all day" and bam there's a song "Breakfast All Day". You gotta keep your eyes open to! There was a picture on the mirror in the washroom of a shirt saying "this could be you", bam I made the song "This Could Be You".

You're coming along with your stuff Lego, you just gotta keep looking for new things to do and improve on.

It's late now but that thing Paipis posted about, FAWM, it's very cool. February album writing month, it's cool to see what people do and you often get a comment or two! It's neat, I've got 11 songs written so far out of the goal of 14. After listening to Trout Mask Replica I've got lots of inspiration to just do literal whatever is in my head. I recorded myself spewing vocal vomit non stop for 7 minutes, just speaking bs framed around K-ON. It spawned much of the key phrases on the Krayon EP, worked fairly okay.
http://fawm.org
Title: The Manimal's Music (ANOTHER NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on February 15, 2017, 04:10:33 PM
"V Shaped Burn Out"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/v-shaped-burn-out
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on February 15, 2017, 06:31:14 PM
I'm sort of loosely doing that myself for FAWM. Same "first though, best thought" kinda thing. Have no idea if I'll actually finish it. I'll prolly release what ever I got at the end here. I'm mainly taking this as an opportunity to do synth-y stuff and learn some of the plug-ins I've got.
Title: The Manimal's Music (ANOTHER NEW SONG!!??!)
Post by: Manimal on February 15, 2017, 06:47:15 PM
"Trudeau In The Hoose"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/truedeau-in-the-hoose
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on February 17, 2017, 02:09:14 PM
"Love Ballad #282"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/love-ballad-282
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on February 20, 2017, 12:08:36 PM
"Idol Eyes"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/idol-eyes
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on February 20, 2017, 12:17:49 PM
I like the riffs on Idol Eyes. I think if the drums and everything were more in time with each other. Btw, I remembered that a way you hear the click over the drums is to wear earplugs turn it up really really loud so that it's clearly heard over the drumset.

Love Ballad #282 is really cool.
Title: The Manimal's Music (ANOTHER NEW SONG?)
Post by: Manimal on February 20, 2017, 12:38:24 PM
Thanks for listening. Ya the timing was hard, I recorded the drums with one of those fancy Zoom H2 things eh but it's not like a usb mic and I have nothing to hook things up so I had to record the normal track like I do on Reaper and then that one. They lined up but yes I was rather out of time in general. I can hear the click, yes I just jack that but it got messy here of course.

Uh yes the other song I...I dunno about that one. I was like hey hand drumming what can I do with this. Then that happened.

Also on the show last night Vacant referred to his buttocks as a Bot Bot and this tune occurred. "My Bop Bop"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/bop-bop
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on February 20, 2017, 01:13:38 PM
I believe there's a way to use the H2 as a usb mic. I'll look it up when I get back.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on February 21, 2017, 10:01:47 PM
I don't have the USB for it so I can't do anything there.

Also for FAWM there is the one chord challenge so I um...did something. Another interlude piece I guess. Not as good as "Theme For Midnight Stella" which I advise everyone to check out instead of this because I'm very happy with that one.

Also I tried a re-record of Idol Eyes today and cut my finger while drumming. So now there is blood all over half of my laptop screen and on my drums. It feels kind of badass tho, like signs of a battle, so I kinda of don't want to clean it. Even if it's annoying to browse with drops of my blood over the screen.

"No Wave For Kitty"
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/no-wave-for-kitty
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on February 21, 2017, 11:32:02 PM
Ah, well that's just a trip to Best Buy then. I'd recommend recording vocals with the H2 as well, for multiple reasons, but mainly because you can set the gain. That way you don't have to hold back when you sing and have all that tension that makes your throat hurt.

Also, if you have both plugged in you may be able to do a two mic drum set up. There are some I could recommend, and they shouldn't be all that hard to do.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on February 21, 2017, 11:48:58 PM
Best Buy don't you mean Future Sh...oh ya. RIP Future Shop. RIP Target Canada. If I can get a cable for it then that'd be great yes! Otherwise it's too much of a pain to line up the tracks. I hold back when I sing not so much for that tho but mostly because I don't want anyone to hear my lyrics sometimes.

Two mic set-up, I could do a three way if I had the fancy whatever piece to connect them all since naturally I can't record just by plugging them in all the usb slots. I could do it how it is now tho with the one connected and the H2 free. What do you know?
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on February 22, 2017, 12:01:49 AM
You'd risk phase interference with that one. What is phase interference? That's a long story.

But you should have two USB slots and you should be able to set Reaper to take multiple inputs.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on February 22, 2017, 12:24:48 AM
I haven't found a way to do so. I've Googled and it seems I need something else to connect both. I haven't looked into the settings too much however.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on February 22, 2017, 12:44:40 AM
Hmm. When you go to audio device settings, do you see a button that says "Audio MIDI Setup?"
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on February 22, 2017, 12:54:54 AM
Aaah I see a thing MIDI devices atleast. Gunna mess with this tomorrow all I see now is the go to bed button.
Title: The Manimal's Music (3 NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on February 22, 2017, 11:27:12 AM
Some dumb song. I can't make it sound good no matter how I mix it. It's a garbage recording as always. "Lovely Maidens Burn The Garden".

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/maidens-burn-the-garden

What's better is "Galaxy Rock, Twin Tail Locked"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/galaxy-rock-twin-tail-locked

My idea is to cram as much as I can to complete my FAWM album, Midnight Stella, toss it out at the month's end and just take a break for tiny bit to improve my skills and recording set-up. 

Also for FAWM today's 1 hour prompt was storm winds. So as it sounds you have an hour to make a track based on that. I um...did this, sounds like the album closer right here. Also this title has nothing to do with pregnancy...there are just repeat themes and odd focuses in my lyrics for this album and Krayon so it made sense at the time. "A Storm Brewing In Her Belly"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/a-storm-brewing-in-her-belly
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on February 24, 2017, 12:43:48 AM
Another 1 hour song for FAWM. The topic was "strawberry jam". I just played like an ape and it was a blast. I think it captured the energy, it is not a...good song per say but...I kind of like it. "Strawberries Drip Like Blood"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/strawberries-drip-her-highness
Title: The Manimal's Music (5th ALBUM COMPLETE)
Post by: Manimal on February 24, 2017, 07:21:27 AM
The Manimal : Midnight Stella
(http://i.imgur.com/M0eGGDA.jpg)

1. Cozy Nozi
2. Lovely Maidens Burn The Garden
3. Galaxy Rock, Twin Tail Locked
4. V Shaped Burn Out
5. Trudeau In The Hoose
6. Love Ballad #282
7. Idol Eyes
8. No Wave For Kitty
9. A Storm Brewing In Her Belly
10. Theme For Midnight Stella
11. Strawberries Drip Like Blood
All Songs Scribbled & Performed By The Manimal
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/midnight-stella

Here we have it my FAWM album. I am...happyish with it. It's pretty free flowing and off the chain which works better. Many of the songs are based on drum improvs and naturally there is lots of noise. A focus on radio noise and samples this time which is fun. Themes are mostly about girls, with the narrator stuck on the idea of a Twin Tailed Goddess but then on "Idol Eyes" he begins to think, maybe she's like me more then I know. I tried to make it work like an album and it's better themed then the last ones, maybe the tunes aren't quite there but I was just having fun with it and it comes across for me so cool. 

The biggest fail on this album is "Idol Eyes" which should be the center piece but the recording is not there, drumming is weak and the guitars not trembly enough. "Lovely Maidens Burn The Garden" also should've been better as a Kink-ish rocker. I played like a savage on that track but it didn't sound too good.

The biggest win on this album is the lyric "You want to die drinking root beer in your Mother's wedding dress". Also the main song the record was built from "Theme For Midnight Stella", one of my best songs to date. I think I finally topped "Theme For Floating On Atmosphere". I tuned into the radio on Valentine's Day and grabbed some samples like those wonderful passages on women & love which just made the whole album. I recorded these tracks in about 9 days and, ya it is what it is. FAWM pushed me to do these wilder songs and listening to Trout Mask Replica really inspired me to go nuts even more. Flat as Manitoba is better but Midnight Stella was way more fun.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: legomaestro on February 24, 2017, 07:23:52 AM
Now I wish I got into this. I was only listening to this at random, but Cozy Nozy and No Wave For Kitty were my favourites. I'll see what Strawberries sounds like along with some of the others.

Congrats for making it to the finishing line!
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on February 27, 2017, 03:10:47 PM
Another 1 hour song for FAWM. The topic was "The Book of..."

Since this will likely be my last FAWM song I went insane. Completely Thurstoned this poor guitar. I need to get this out of my system before I start on the next set. "The Pages Stick With Milk"

https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/the-pages-stick-with-milk
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on March 03, 2017, 05:43:02 PM
Okay the next set begins. I had to make a new Soundcloud since the other was filled up. So here we go. "Cardboard Heaven"

https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/cardboard-heaven
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on March 03, 2017, 07:35:28 PM
Nice to hear the 50s stuff coming out. Also, I'm always a fan of gradual intros.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on March 03, 2017, 07:51:20 PM
Thanks 4 listening. Ya it was 'bout time, though I wrote this song before recording stuff. Just added the spoken word part and changed the riffs. I got fancy and put a blanket over the amp and mic and man it instantly sounded better and cut background noise like pedal clicking.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on March 04, 2017, 04:28:09 PM
"Goof Troops"

https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/goof-troops
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on March 06, 2017, 02:52:57 PM
"Blue & White Stripes"

https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/blue-white-stripes
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on March 08, 2017, 01:26:49 AM
Praise be to Nero's Neptune I found the guitar track for one my best tracks to date and realized I rendered a drumless version! "Theme For Floating On Atmosphere" now without the mic drop in the beginning and panned drums. I deleted a lot of the files for the first tunes but I managed to find this atleast. I think it might be boring to everyone but to me this tune packs in my emotions better them my lyrics and singing can. My 12-string songs are basically me wishing I could make something as stunning as Ace Frehley's Fractured Quantum.

This is originally from October though, so if you've chanced into this thread I recommend the two above.
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/theme-for-floating-on-atmosphere-jam-mix
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on March 21, 2017, 07:08:55 PM
"Queen X Queen"

https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/queen-x-queen
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on March 22, 2017, 05:58:03 PM
"Angel Island Zone"

https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/angel-island-zone
Title: The Manimal's Music (3RD EP COMPLETE)
Post by: Manimal on March 24, 2017, 06:15:14 PM
The Manimal : Refrigerator Worthy (EP)
(http://i.imgur.com/fHBvANu.jpg)

1. Cardboard Heaven
2. Goof Troops
3. Queen X Queen
4. Angel Island Zone
5. My Bop Bop
6. Blue & White Stripes
All Songs Scribbled & Performed By The Manimal
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/refrigerator-worthy

Calling it here. This set has not gone where I wanted, it won't make for a good full album. "Goof Troops" is alright, and "My Bop Bop" to, "Queen X Queen" almost but, hhhm it's been hard to top the tunes on Flat As Manitoba.  So I'll end this here and hope next set is better. 
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on March 24, 2017, 09:46:26 PM
next album should

(feat. lego)
((feat. paipis))
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on March 24, 2017, 10:01:40 PM
Yes yes, that's the goal. I just need to come up with songs worth it you know. I couldn't imagine either of you on any of these tracks for instance. I had big ideas for this set, it was meant to be like spring cleaning or something cheesy like that, which is why Cardboard Heaven starts out with a vacuum and the noise is sucked away at the end because hey there was too much last time. But...hhhm it wasn't going where I wanted so starting again!

I should stop with the venting songs like Angel Island Zone. Flat As Manitoba was okay because it had none of those, nor did my first album which was like hey music is fun! Then Always A Critic was yes it is! Dumpster Dipstick killed that, and You Get The Point was like this where it got rushed at the end. All this in a couple months to...man. I just need a better attitude, I was doing okay the first three songs but then I don't know what happened.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on March 24, 2017, 10:50:23 PM
Well, you sort of have to marry what feels right to make and what feels right to listen to. Like, in the writing process, you might record yourself playing some crazy guitar stuff for 10 minutes and interact with it with guitar and drums. Then come back later and see what you can take from it. Like maybe you made some sound that was cool and can use it for another song. Maybe there was some weird thing you played that you want to make into a riff. Maybe you want to use it as a sample in something.

Also, you may find that working on multiple songs at a time bit by bit leads to a better product. Like, I know you like moving on, but you can move on to something without calling the previous thing finished. You can work on another song and come back to that previous one and work on that again.

If you don't have one already, I'd recommend a BOSS loop station (because it has a click and lots of memory). You can record an idea on that, add bass, play drums with it and sort of use that to listen back to ideas before you record them. You can even demo entire songs on it.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on March 25, 2017, 05:32:32 AM
Hhhm ya. Whenever I improv like that is when I play the best since there is no metronome pissing me off and I can just do whatever. The biggest issue for me is once again my ears which I am so worried about. Shoving ear plugs in them everytime I record and cranking the volume, it can't be good but there's no other way to record. However that's what makes things so unenjoyable for me, if that wasn't an issue and my laptop didn't randomly skip when it felt like it I wouldn't get so stressed. As I say I want to record and mix as fast as possible so my ears don't hurt so much.

Of course I can just come back to it and not upload things and be done with them as soon as they are done which would likely be a good idea. There is only one song, Will This Be On The Test, which has any kind of good or okay bassline. Everything else I do not care for bass parts because it's the last thing so whatever, I just do the chord notes and whatever. and I never warm up for vocals which also is not a good idea. Those two really need to be better, especially bass which the sounds lack so much.

I just have to improve the way and pace at which I do things I suppose because as it is recording is only fun 10% of the time. But if I don't make songs then I wouldn't be doing anything art wise at all. A loop station sounds pretty cool...
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on March 25, 2017, 01:26:35 PM
You might not have to turn it up so loud if you put the amp in a closet or something. Drums, I dunno.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on March 25, 2017, 01:31:23 PM
The first track is always fine but it's as soon as more is added it gets irritating. But for guitar I can actually record out of the room but drums are the big issue. There is no solution for that. It just is. So stressful since I have small space there, I gotta jam my laptop somewhere and the chords aaaaah. I also have been using the ends of sticks for months on months, it fits my ape like drumming but I lose a lot with it. I don't want to buy new sticks though because I'll just break them in a week or so like last time. Ah drums.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on March 25, 2017, 01:35:55 PM
Some tape to organize the cables and keep them down on the floor helps sometimes.

Also, playing that hard all the time can't be good for your wrists and arms either. You may try learning to do the same kind of drumming with less force all the time. Takes a bit of practice to adjust your technique tho. Maybe No1sey can drum on a track.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on March 25, 2017, 01:46:19 PM
Ya, if I played lighter the tracks would be better to as the cymbals wouldn't sound so overpowering and everything would generally be more precise. I also can't play fast for very long this way. It's so hard not to get wild though, drums are just like that for me. I cannot chill out and play them, it's always been a smash fest and I never can play for too long.

NO1SY offered and I was like yee but like I said, I need to more collab worthy tracks first. Even doing the last intro showed how better my guitar sounds over drums that aren't...like they are. But I'm so not interested in using a drum machine for anything like what I normally do. Other stuff sure, but hard rocking tunes with drum machines = NO. (Well Priest used a drum machine pretty well for most of the 80's but hey).
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on March 25, 2017, 01:59:18 PM
Well, drum machines aren't necessarily a proper replacement for drums, but industrial metal is all about mixing hard rocking guitars with drum machines (or drums that play more drum machine-ish beats), and some of it is pretty good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM5DOSC0jUo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM5DOSC0jUo)

But the effect is different, of course.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on March 25, 2017, 02:07:11 PM
That's true, like Godflesh and all them eh, I guess ya it's just what one is going for. I want my music to sound like a bunch of me's smashing stuff in a garage. Except it sounds good. I want to sound like a band as much as I can.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on April 05, 2017, 10:47:45 AM
"Zellers Heroes"

https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/zellers-heroes
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on April 07, 2017, 06:45:19 PM
"Kanan's School of Sunshine"

https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/kanans-school-of-sunshine
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on April 08, 2017, 10:57:32 PM
Kanan's School of Sunshine probably has your best vocal melody yet. I would learn the melody on guitar and use it to guide your vocals, but take that guitar out for the final product.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on April 09, 2017, 04:33:20 AM
Thanks for listening. Ya I don't know what happened there, it came so naturally, I just flipped through my lyrics until I found that. Then I simply needed to make the chorus that Love Live reference, if you haven't noticed I am way too proud of myself for coming up with that line on Welcome As a Washboard. It's written on sticker remains on the back of my 12-string along a little drawing of my character Stella. I feel like it secretly means something but I don't know.

Ah that would help...if I could figure out what the notes are. The song needs a better 12-string sound to and the ending wasn't what I planned since the drums sounded so bad.
Title: The Manimal's Music (A Semi Studio Recording?)
Post by: Manimal on April 10, 2017, 05:54:56 PM
The Manimal : On Dial (Recorded In A Semi Studio)
(http://i.imgur.com/ha6KIiv.jpg)
(*No Wave For Kitty* Intro)
1. After School Me Time
2. Popcorn
3. Goof Troops
4. Kanan's School of Sunshine
5. Will This Be On The Test?
6. Freak Con (Fake Out End)
7. Freak Con II
8. Canadian Tire (Open Tonight)
9. Outro
All Songs Scribbled & Performed By The Manimal
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/on-dial

This is me doing the one man band at once for once. I used the sound booth at school today, thanks very much to the kind Sir who sat on the other side the whole time. It's a small space but very cool and fun to play in. I brought my Tele and mini amp, it doesn't sound so hot however. I mess up a lot but it's whatever, I'm very very awful at leads when I play like this, in fact I'm such a sloppy guitarist, I guess this is how I would sound live, ouch.

Still I upload these things to track my hopeful improvement and it being my first time doing something this way is worth logging for myself so I put it up. I don't think my songs sound so good like this but the vocals are better. Not a bad place to record but of course I can't make whole songs in there as you know, drums and all. Just testing things out you know, even playing while someone was right there was something.

I also played Calls Blocked, Wizardology, Goofballed, Theme For Midnight Stella and Idol Eyes but none of them worked very well. It might've sounded better acoustically, or with less of a trembly sound. This reminds me how badly I need musical partners, but again no one's knocking on my door so I will do what I must to get my songs out. I can be the band, but I can't make it all explode in a single track.
Title: The Manimal's Music (2 NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on April 11, 2017, 08:34:29 PM
These two are linked, parts 1 and 2.

"Magnus Bridge" 
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/magnus-bridge

"Stella's Takeoff"
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/stellas-takeoff
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on April 15, 2017, 12:16:11 PM
I was so excited when I made the last track that I put whatever for lyrics and it stunk. So I fixed it, redid the vocals and drums and combined both parts for better flow. I thought, there's a story here.

To make a random story Magnus Bridge is the first real part of Midnight Stella's story, Theme For Midnight Stella and No Wave For Kitty being a sort of intro or prequel to these events. Her planet is destroyed by the Diametric Twin Tailed Goddess, who burns space with the Magnus Bridge. In this song Stella has escaped and watches her planet explode, but it wasn't her home and it's a sight she's seen many times. In Stella's Takeoff she burns off once again, but this time to find help against the Twin Tailed Goddess. It's a silly story I came up with in a few minutes but it makes the songs funner.

So here is the new improved "Magnus Bridge/Stella's Takeoff".

https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/magnus-bridge
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on April 19, 2017, 10:23:23 AM
"Inside My Fanzine"

https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/inside-my-fanzine
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on April 19, 2017, 09:25:56 PM
I was so excited when I made the last track that I put whatever for lyrics and it stunk. So I fixed it, redid the vocals and drums and combined both parts for better flow. I thought, there's a story here.

To make a random story Magnus Bridge is the first real part of Midnight Stella's story, Theme For Midnight Stella and No Wave For Kitty being a sort of intro or prequel to these events. Her planet is destroyed by the Diametric Twin Tailed Goddess, who burns space with the Magnus Bridge. In this song Stella has escaped and watches her planet explode, but it wasn't her home and it's a sight she's seen many times. In Stella's Takeoff she burns off once again, but this time to find help against the Twin Tailed Goddess. It's a silly story I came up with in a few minutes but it makes the songs funner.

So here is the new improved "Magnus Bridge/Stella's Takeoff".

https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/magnus-bridge
omg melodies, and good ones

You hold pitch pretty well in your lower range it sounds like, and you're getting better at it in your higher range.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on April 19, 2017, 09:43:49 PM
omg! Ha ha thanks, it seems when I try new things the results are good. I was just randomly watching some show and was like...let's try open G half a step do...oh my God a song. I took more time to work out the vocal part as well so, that helped. So now it's like...cool...now what. Ha ha, my song today wasn't a great one, but it was something silly to let out. Both Magnus Bridge and Kanan's School of Sunshine where literally those, lightning bolt strikes head and song forms, type deals.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on April 20, 2017, 10:16:56 PM
This isn't a song so much as another part of the Midnight Stella saga. It will be somewhere on the next project as an interlude. Got some help ha ha. This is the first track to feature someone other than me. I wanted this to be cheesy.

On Earth is the Dingus. He was once Barry Goldman but he was soon deemed the Dingus for his troubled goofball antics. He has his head in the clouds, dreams of nothing but Goddess and Queens. In this part of the story Stella is making trails to Earth, sensing something, a familiar energy signal.

"The Scene At Midnight"

http://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/the-scene-at-midnight

Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG | LEGO COVER)
Post by: Manimal on April 23, 2017, 02:20:51 PM
Phonecall For Stelly (Written by Legomaestro)
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/phonecall-for-stelly-ahasuerus-cover

I quite like this tune made by Local Mike Caster, or Legomaestro, and I wanted to try doing a cover. I had a lot to work with and add. It's a fun tune.

Hear Lego's orginal...(but iz a secret) (https://soundcloud.com/mordecai-jande-banda/phonecall-for-stelly)
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on April 23, 2017, 08:14:24 PM
Yeah, I liked that song BEFORE Barry Goldman covered it.  8) *2 cool*  :sure:

Nice cover tho. Y'all shoud collab I'm tellin ya.

Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on April 23, 2017, 09:53:54 PM
Way 2 cool man.

Yee, I felt I needed to try it, Lego is a lot better at making melodies, the actual tunes, then me and he's only been playing guitar for a short time. I would never make a song with only two chords like this, there would need to be some kind of stupid change-up, tempo switch, or something. Yet here we have something I could add layers on and do the Tomorrow Never Knows/Rain vocal on. But covering this made me realize how badly I need to rethink my approach, the Dirty Boots, Tuff Gnarl formula doesn't always win.

Again, I need collab worthy tunes first...
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on April 25, 2017, 12:05:13 PM
This is the third part of the Midnight Stella saga. So it's after Magnus Bridge and Scene at Midnight.

The Dingus who was once known as Barry Goldman has been outcasted by his own measure for being a goofball and now hides inside the old empty Zellers. Sitting alone with only a small radio that plays the local information channel non-stop. He thinks of not much, but a speeding Stella, soon on her way to Earth, knows what powers he beholds.

This song is in the classic genre of "The Manimal Loses His Mind By The End".

Time For Tims
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/time-for-tims
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Carshald on April 25, 2017, 03:54:20 PM
Hmm I feel like i got some catching up to do, before I start listening to your latest attempt at trying to bring insanity to life through music! :tongue:
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on May 02, 2017, 01:09:57 PM
Re-Floormatted
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/re-floormatted
Title: The Manimal's Music (MORE NEW SONGS??)
Post by: Manimal on May 02, 2017, 03:54:01 PM
The next part of the Midnight Stella sees Stella finally landing on Earth and meeting The Dingus, whom is actually Barry Goldman. The Dingus is basically like hey, "I'm living in this empty Zellers, this is kinda crazy, can you like help me?". Then the Diametric Twin Tailed Goddess shows up at the end as the land starts to rip apart, Stella and The Dingus can only watch as it explodes around them. This song and a few others are not meant to be like other songs, it's more like a little something unfolding so I don't repeat any lyrics, just progress.

MoonPhase II
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/moonphase-ii

This is a re-do of Midnight Stella's theme. Where the original is a 12-string track this is more reflected from "The Barry Goldman Perspective". I know this is silly but it's fun to think of my songs in this way. The loud silly tracks are pure Goldman goofballed silliness. The nicer tracks are reflected to the idealistic image of Midnight Stella. This is now both of these worlds meeting. Diametric, I honestly don't know what the words means, it's another Love Live pun like Kanan Ball.

Theme For Midnight Stella (Diametric Ver.)
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/theme-for-midnight-stella-diametric-ver
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on May 03, 2017, 01:56:01 PM
This is the last part of the Midnight Stella tale on this project. Now I just have to wait on two peeps  :tongue: and this album is done.

Cluster Nebula
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/cluster-nebula
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG | FEAT. LEGO)
Post by: Manimal on May 03, 2017, 09:18:32 PM
Lego gave me two riffs I did things, he wrote his parts and the chorus we sing. It's not perfect but it's sure fun and amazing to hear my voice with someone else. My songs feel like maybe too much of me, it's an overload, so this makes it work nicer.

Number 2 On A Top Ten List
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/number-2-on-a-top-10-list-feat-ahasuerus
Title: The Manimal's Music (6th ALBUM COMPLETE)
Post by: Manimal on May 05, 2017, 02:45:55 PM
The Manimal : Magnus Bridge
(http://i.imgur.com/quES9hq.jpg)

1. This Is Barry Goldman (Feat. Nairbons)
2. Zellers Heroes
3. Kanan's School Of Sunshine
4. Number Two On A Top Ten List (Feat. Lego)
5. Magnus Bridge/Stella's Takeoff
6. Scene At Midnight (Feat. Shimmy)
7. Time For Tims
8. Re-Floormatted
9. Theme For Midnight Stella (Diametric Ver.)
10. Moon Phase II
11. Cluster Nebula
12. Inside My Fanzine
All Songs Scribbled & Performed By The Manimal (sans track 4 Lego/Manimal)
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/magnus-bridge

The break of midnight cracks across every valley and plain in a haze of pink vapor.

Magnus Bridge is another step to expressing what I want to express. It's still hidden under layers of silliness and diversions, but it's basically an album of some loser praying to a space Goddess he's made up and inflated in his head. He dwells in an old empty Zellers and shuns the world, only listening to the environment Canada forecast on a small radio. Midnight Stella is his grand ideal of all ideals, the cosmic idol of sorts. She's found in galaxies far off, hopping planets and hiding from the Diametric Twin Tailed Goddess who vaporizes any planet she hides on.

Their are key details missing on this album, like who the Twin Tailed Goddess is, what the Magnus Bridge is and why Stella is important to all of this, but that's because they aren't so important to the ideas I was trying to convey here. However because of my reversed songwriting I didn't get to really express in any detail what I wanted to, because it'd be way too lame. So next album I want to try do that better.

The biggest wins on this album are Kanan's School Of Sunshine, Magnus Bridge and the collab with Lego, which it's just amazing to hear my voice with someone else for once, it gives me lots of inspiration. Also all the references, which I like to sing. A lot of my songs are about or in reference to K-ON (made a whole EP about the main 5), but I said it more clear this time. Also the Love Live references to, which is fun. and my solos! I'm no master but I got to rip the only way I know how and many of these tracks, which I am a big fan of guitar solos but often my songs don't need them. This time there where more spots for that. The solo in Time For Tims is the BEST thing I've recorded yet. Its a mess and its just simple stuff a 12 year old could out play, but it sounds JUST like me.

The biggest fails on this album would be the lumpy ending with lesser thought out and weaker songs without much movement or anything special to them. Moon Phase II and Cluster Nebula just feel tossed together without greater thought. My lyrical character developed and improved, but I still hid a lot of meanings and delivered some meh lines.

For next time I want more tune based songs, like what Lego does. I found covering one of his tracks and doing the collab showed how it's funner to do stuff like that, without all the instrumental bits everyone besides me likely would find boring. I want to express the more complex emotions silly things make me feel, and do way more geek/dewb based songs. I love to do those the most because they feel like they fit me best. But I don't want to make things too obvious.

More K-ON references, more Love Live puns, more collabs, more...silliness! But yes, this set is done, now let's-a-move on to what's next.
Title: The Manimal's Music (2 NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on May 06, 2017, 03:12:50 PM
First songs of the next set. This will very likely end up as another EP, I'm feeling that vibe for things. Just another one of those, do ironic, stupid and whatever things. For my other 3 EPs, Dumpster Dipstick was way too sour, Krayon was too noisy and gibberishy and Refrigerator Worthy was just a mini album with no flow so I want this to be more silly and clearly a joke that maybe, just maybe, says a little something.

Family Dinner Conversations
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/family-dinner-conversations

An Exercise In Proverbs
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/an-exercise-in-pro-verbs
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on May 08, 2017, 11:42:15 AM
One step forward is I actually did the vocal melody on guitar, used that as a ghost track and built from there! However the results are...um.

Beach Hair Stylist
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/beach-hair-stylist
Title: The Manimal's Music (4TH EP COMPLETE)
Post by: Manimal on May 09, 2017, 05:31:57 PM
The Manimal : Second Hand Style
(http://i.imgur.com/M2pHXkF.jpg)

1. Family Dinner Conversations
2. Beach Hair Stylist
3. An Exercise In Proverbs
4. Suck With Thrift Style
All Songs Scribbled & Performed By The Manimal
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/second-hand-style

This is just some stupid fun. Now that school is out I suddenly have more time to record so I want to make as much stuff as possible. This is just simple whatever have fun and not care type stuff, do I need to upload everything I make? Why not.

I just like to be constantly making and putting things up, I know this is just dumb but whatever. It expresses something I felt and actually runs one idea through the whole thing.

I wish I could make something like Magnus Bridge, the song, again though. I have no idea how I suddenly did that, it's the closest I've come to making an actually good track. Inspiration is like that I guess. I want to put more effort into my next album, but for now I will leave the goofing off for EPs!
Title: The Manimal's Music (Song Remake)
Post by: Manimal on May 10, 2017, 02:52:24 PM
"I'm a going to make a whole EP where I re-do some of my 12-string songs". I don't think so anymore. Ugh, "Freak Con" is my most sincere song lyrically but the original sucked hard as I had no idea I was even playing in 6/8 and it was a big mess. But doing it again has proven to be not overly worthwhile.

I was really happy with myself when I was making the track. I had some issues to work out on drums and when I actually tried my best and overcame the timing problems it was very satisfying. It was all a good time until the vocals.

Freak Con (Version 2)
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/freak-con-version-3

On a positive note this is the original again from August 2016. It was a milestone song then that sounds like unlistenable garbage now. So atleast I'm better at this. Still I just need to be more patient with myself, if I've go this much better at making songs since then it's cool. Still not even 1% good at anything yet, but getting there slowly. Not vocal wise, but other things.
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/freak-con

Also re-did the opening of the "Magnus Bridge" album but Nair did the narration and it's so much better now.
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/sets/magnus-bridge
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on May 14, 2017, 04:51:41 PM
First song of the next set!

This was a difficult track, it's lyrically about KISS tape traders, the peeps who have piles of unofficial recordings, they don't like being called bootleggers anymore ha ha. But the Gene interview clips combined with the music set a different tone that reflects a sentiment similar to what I said on "Freak Con". So it's kind of two things in this track. Singing was a major pain I did so many takes, I just wanted to burn this thing in the end. It's not quite the "this is why I love KISS" track I intended, it's more poking at those collectors if anything but the Gene clips worked so well on the instrumental.

Normally I draw the pictures for all my songs, but for this set I will use photos.

Magic Mountain (1978)
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/magic-mountain-1978
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Coldmiser8675 on May 14, 2017, 08:08:33 PM
Haha I love Zellers heroes, and Re-Floormatted! I had no idea you made music! Great voice too! Damn I'm impressed  :thumbsup: Wish I could sound like that, cause if I recorded my voice in song I'd probably shatter glass...
Any who,
Excellent job! I guess I have a playlist to run through... :clapping:
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on May 14, 2017, 08:16:54 PM
The Manimal = great voice? Ha ha, thank you so much for listening and commenting! I just have fun, singing is very challenging for me, especially being on key so I just try to put as much of myself into my songs, it's songs like those two I do best since I am most confident in the lyrics.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on May 15, 2017, 05:42:35 PM
Hhhm.

Ruby Labyrinth
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/ruby-labyrinth
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on May 16, 2017, 12:05:55 PM
*on second thought let's forget about this cover. Ha ha though it was fun to make listening back has just been awful with the bad drums and out of key vocal. Slow yer roll Mani-moll*
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on May 19, 2017, 02:22:07 PM
This is the last of the "trilogy" of songs I wrote on Saturday. None of them went how I expected and that's cool but I intended to make them all 12-string songs but that thing just sounds awful it doesn't record well nor sound good plugged in. Ugh. I have no idea where this next project is going but, I think it's shaping up to...a thing.

Mitä Joulupukki
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/mita-joulupukki
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on May 21, 2017, 03:34:01 PM
WOW NICE SINGING DINGHOLE. I know I can't sing, it really shows now. This was like take 10. But anyways it's a simple idea, cover the TV size version of one of my top 3 anime songs Minami Kaze from Full Metal Panic The Second Raid and add English lyrics of what it kind of sounds like. Maybe the idea is better than the track but whatever. My snares wires broke off but on recording it kind of sounds better actually, less noise.

No way I was making a better or even close to quality track like the original, it has such a nice sound with some keyboards and Mikuni's vocals. I just tried to make it sound like me.

Full Metal Weeb
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/full-metal-weeb
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on May 22, 2017, 02:12:43 PM
It's not that I've just become this terrible it's that I've always been this bad, just got lucky before.

But really the point of this track with it's verses of literally nothing but scraping and noise was not meant to be that good anyway. This song made me rage so much I had to upload it. I flipped my drums at the end and wanted so badly to completely destroy my kit but I didn't have the energy after so many failed takes. I have to stop in times like that, I get so worked up then go...why am I so mad it's just a dumb song. That's how it goes.

Timbits
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/timbits
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Forlorn Serpent on May 22, 2017, 02:20:29 PM
On the Timbits one, I liked it until around 1:08. What were you trying to do?  Good try overall.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on May 22, 2017, 02:26:06 PM
Sonic breakdown. I love making da noise and destroying my songs which is just what I do here and, well a lot of my tracks. Anyone, besides Paipis ha ha, who's heard my tracks never likes that, especially the big blast at the beginning of After School Me Time, but I like that in songs and it's very cathartic to do. Thanks for listening tho. This was going to be in a medley but I just expanded it, the point was to be this big mess but it was such a pain to drum to...and mixing also...man oh man.
Title: The Manimal's Music (ANOTHER NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on May 22, 2017, 04:58:40 PM
SCREW THAT ONE! It was whatever, this is not great but much better. I wrote a bunch of riffs and this last part of the next project will be these kind of random songs. The idea is to be quick and do whatever comes to mind first. BUT FINALLY the Sonic Nirvana/Dc song I've been trying so hard to do, I've come closer to thee.

Fairly Odd Pancreas

https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/fairlyoddpancreas
Title: The Manimal's Music (2 NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on May 23, 2017, 05:18:39 PM
Two songs, one is alright the other not so much. I had so much trouble with the timing for the second one for some reason, it was a challenge. I managed to get it okay after counting out loud, that was after pushing half of my kit over. I wasn't going to let that frustration go to waste so I had to finish it.

"Pinstripe Kermit" is one of my best songs yet though! If you want to listen to one of my songs I would advise that one! It's not annoying, well it might be, but it's not some noise mess like others. It's closer to what I want out of my music. I mean I like the rock rock songs with lots of messy bits, but I know they aren't as good as stuff like this and Magnus Bridge which is me actually trying.

Pinstripe Kermit
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/pinstripe-kermit

So Many Colours, One Paint Can
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/so-many-colours-one-paint-can
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: MahluaandMilk on May 24, 2017, 08:18:44 PM
You've turned into a real one-man show since the last time I popped in. Still could use a little work on the vocals, but the recordings are much more clear. Glad to see you guys are having fun on this. Like I said on OGHM's thread, it's almost like we have a more thriving music section than manga section sometimes.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on May 24, 2017, 09:00:53 PM
Thanks for listening to sum tunes. I think I could use a ton of work on my voice, there is maybe MAYBE one song where I sang on key of everything I've done so far, maybe two.

Ha ha, well I think music is a LOT easier to make then a completed comic or anything. I mean I can write a whatever, basic dumb song in a few minutes if I'm inspired, record in an hour and just look at my phone for whatever the hell in my notes and it's a track. It won't be good but it will be a thing. Meanwhile there is a ton of planning and work that goes into completing a comic. Something I have not done in almost 2 years, jeez. But ya it's cool, Lego likes to keep his songs a badly hidden secret but he's doing pretty well to.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: MahluaandMilk on May 24, 2017, 09:02:11 PM
(Leans in close like some kinda drug deal)
Where can I find his stuff?
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on May 24, 2017, 09:06:50 PM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/05/c1/9f/05c19fd756f232502f8480003d9fbf7d.jpg)
Go to one of my tracks and look at the related songs, you'll know. Manimal recommends Phonecall for Stelly most.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: MahluaandMilk on May 24, 2017, 09:07:35 PM
Yes, excellent.
I'm also on Soundcloud with my stupid stuff made from Garageband riffs. Same username.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on May 25, 2017, 12:34:06 PM
I'm not gonna be topping Magnus Bridge, my best song yet, anytime soon but if I could sing better this would be my second best so far. I was like, Sonic Beach Fossils let's do it the Manimal way. Okay.

Getting things back on track, Timbits and Crocker's... where not good tracks and they do not belong on my next album. Put that dumb trash on EPs.

Sunspot
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/sunspot
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on May 27, 2017, 04:05:15 PM
Weeb song inbound, sort of. I figure the next album needs one song like this, and it's certainly better then Timbits and Crocker but fricking ugh the guitars just don't do it. WTF come on sound like Nevermind plz. I just want that turbo chorus sound. Can I hire Butch Vig for a few bucks? Man my voice is brutal here. I don't know about this one. I like the title and stuff but eh. Fricking now my kick is broken and floppy.

Plz listen to the song above if you want to hear something from me. It's better. Wtf, why am I better at making those songs that straight rockers. Makes no sense.

Dia's Mole In My Cereal
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/dias-mole-in-my-cereal
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on May 29, 2017, 04:49:58 PM
Redid Timbits to not suck as much. Realized I ripped off Territorial Pissings, Silver Rocket and a bit of Radio Friendly Unit Shifter, but this is a trilogy of silly songs like this so it makes sense. Not the best just whatever, this album is done. I just need to wait for one more thing...

Next set I have to go back to making rock songs that don't sound the same. My first two albums had distinct enough tracks and they where all about different things. I guess since I didn't make 'em as fast. The melody is nothing here, the mix stinks and the bass sound is terrible. It's just some nonsense really but whatever. I wanted this album to have the actually not terrible 12-string and such tracks and then end with some silly rock nonsense because you know.

Star Light Zone Act IV
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/star-light-zone-act-iv
Title: The Manimal's Music (7th ALBUM COMPLETE)
Post by: Manimal on May 30, 2017, 06:50:04 PM
Barry Goldman : Homestyle
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a2378040911_10.jpg)

1. Good Morning Yellowknife (Feat. Vacant)
2. Pinstripe Kermit
2. Magic Mountain (1978)
4. Ruby Labyrinth
5. Fairly Odd Pancreas
6. Dia's Mole In My Cereal
7. Sunspot
8. Mitä Joulupukki
9. Star Light Zone Act IV
10. Phonecall For Stelly (Legomaestro Cover) *

All Songs Scribbled & Performed By The Manimal (sans * Legomaestro)
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/homestyle


Last time The Dingus was in the old and empty Zellers. Praying for his own ideals to come true, the night dawned as Midnight Stella came from a distant galaxy. In her wake she brought the Diametric Twin Tailed Goddess who vaporized the planet. In the wake of it all The Dingus becomes history as Barry Goldman wakes again, Stella is gone and in fact was never there. On Homestyle we see our hero becoming disillusioned with his ideals but also sink in and out of silliness. There are two sides to the album, the more melodic songs that tend to go crazy or the silly rock songs. To even it out I put my cover of Lego's awesome "Phonecall For Stelly" because it was perfect for the end.

This is an odd album, it's not terrible by my standards but it's a little too samey and mixed up. I did re-do a few tracks but overall some stuff is lacking and there where some issues with my new laptop that made for some wonky bits. Overall it's just a whatever kind of deal.

The biggest wins on Homestyle are Sunspot, Ruby Labyrinth, Pinstripe Kermit and Lego's song. I had a cold for some of the first songs and it kind of helped me stay lower since I tend to go into silly mode by default, so it's still a big work in progress but better then last album. I cut this one a little short because it's enough, I don't want to take this further, just move on and make better songs next time I hope.

The biggest fails on Homestyle are Fairly Odd Pancreas and Magic Mountain. The latter could've been better with more work and there are maybe too many silly songs, even though I tried for less. I feel I was moving too fast this time, and for next set I should take it down and truly do my best. But it's hard because I want to get everything done right away. It's all a personal satisfaction type thing anyway, I'd be lucky if more then 2 people could sit through a whole of one of my tracks, never mind a whole album. It's just personal achievement like hey I have this many albums, let's make this many more!

I like what Digi says about prolific over perfect, I have the drive so I feel it's wasted if I don't smash out songs because this motivation can leave at anytime like it did with drawing. So I want to maximize it, even if the results aren't great. I mean sure, if I spent all this time from January to now on Flat as Manitoba it'd be an actually decent album but I have no patience for that. It's not how I roll. Just get it down and move on. This is Homestyle, my 7th album.
Title: The Manimal's Music (3 NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on June 02, 2017, 10:26:38 AM
Starting the next set with a song that got me actually hyped ha ha. I might make a few songs on this character sketch presented here. I don't know, these albums just happen and I just go with it. No plans just get stuff done.

Fringe
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/fringe

This isn't so much a tribute song, it's more like a statement and a oh my God this guy started it and was alive for everything. Hhhm, not the best thing ever I guess.

Chuck
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/chuck

So I'm not quite doing my very best like I said I was going to, but this is how I roll eh. I like to make songs fast like this and it makes me feel good to get stuff done as opposed to aimlessly sitting around listening to albums or something for the day. Now this write it then quickly record it thing doesn't always work but for everything sort of miss there is a Kanan's School of Sunshine or Magnus Bridge. So you know, it's like that.

Squidward In Paradise
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/squidward-in-paradise
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on June 04, 2017, 09:19:02 PM
I'm in a self indulgent and stupid top 10 mood. I did Happy Hour episodes now my own songs. Wow what an ego this guy has. Well whatever, I'm my #1 so here we go. This is the post to direct peeps to for my stupid songs anyway. These are my 10 best songs so far.

Who the hell does a top 10 list for their own music? Only someone so obsessed with their dumb songs that they would do something like this.

#1 : Magnus Bridge/Stella's Takeoff
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/magnus-bridge
- Good luck topping this Manimal. Without a doubt the best of me so far. The ending is too long but I hit a tone I never thought I could. Not perfect at all, the drums sound bad and the structure could be better, but for my songs it's the #1 best so far.

#2 : After School Me Time
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/after-school-me-time
- If someone asked, "who are you?", I would play this song. This is just me being me, it's everything that's anything with my music on this track. The sound sucks but I worked harder then normal and put many tracks on this one. The end is too long and it needed more lyrics but it's just one of my finer dumb songs. With it's K-ON pun title and the opening lyrics are the best I've written so far.

#3 - Kanan's School of Sunshine
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/kanans-school-of-sunshine
- I DON'T KNOW HOW THIS SONG HAPPENED AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO IT AGAIN WTF! The drums sound like trash and my singing is bad, but for a me song it's one time magic.

#4 : White Bread
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/white-bread
- This is a trash song for the record and it sounds so bad that I am the only human who can bare through it. Like all my songs but anyway this is just...how did I do did and how can I make something like this again. A one time magic type of deal. I was listening to the Misifts a lot and wanted to do something like that so this thing happened.

#5 : Sunspot
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/sunspot
- I can't sing. This song shows that very well but I knew what I was going for and it worked well enough for me.

#6 : Theme For Midnight Stella (Diametric Ver.)
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/theme-for-midnight-stella-diametric-ver
- The one time I used noise to an okay effect.

#7 : No Wave For Kitty
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/no-wave-for-kitty
- This is so simple it's just one single chord but this is a tone that makes me sad listening again.

#8 : Will This Be On The Test?
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/will-this-be-on-the-test
- A stepping stone song. Sounds like trash, one of my worst ever vocals, but it's one of my first kind of okay moments instrumentally. Though the end solo is dumb and shouldn't have been there. Almost ruins everything here.

#9 : Theme For Floating On Atmosphere
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/theme-for-floating-on-atmosphere-jam-mix
- I made this song and I want to live inside it. The expression of all my ideals in an overly long and really not that good song but it's a little more meaningful to me.

#10 : Zellers Heroes
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/zellers-heroes
- One of those dumb rock songs with riffs I worked on a bit more and a lyrical character that worked for me.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on June 05, 2017, 03:45:28 PM
This is another song about our rock star heroine, it was inspired by a bit in The Dirt where one of them describes the daily life on tour. The first track Fringe is about the narrator at one of her concerts thinking she's rad but he notices she's hidden in herself and distant. This track would be that idea of the daily life on tour, the soft parts would be our heroine's morning and the loud parts her rock n' roll crazy nights. It's a bit messy. No a lot messy but I don't know.

My idea for this next project is to have these character sketch songs along with stuff like Chuck and Squidward In Paradise that sort of paint the same idea indirectly.

Seaside Hotel
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/seaside-hotel
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on June 07, 2017, 10:28:57 AM
Okay never mind, chill out Manimal!

I just threw these songs out like whatever make it an EP. But no no no. Fringe, Seaside Hotel and Chuck are by my own standard album songs. I need to just clear my head and stop making such snap decisions.

Squidward In Paradise can be good if I re-record it and sing on key. Fix it not trash it. Skirted City Wonders was a straight garbage song with decent riffs. I need to rework it! I have to just chill! Get some patience. Ha ha, I read an article on One Man Band Mistakes. I am almost all of them. I like those three songs above fine. I just have to...ugh. I don't even know. What. I. Want. With. This.

Just keep doing what I can do.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on June 09, 2017, 01:33:21 PM
Okay let's get things back on track and continue on this next set.

KISS Meets Vampirella
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/kiss-meets-vampirella
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: suuper-san on June 09, 2017, 03:05:11 PM
listened to a couple, not bad :P
crazy lyrics as i am sure you are aware :P
made me want to compose music by +4%
keep it up
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on June 09, 2017, 05:55:00 PM
Thanks for listening! 4% not bad ha ha, music is fun. While sometimes, a lot of the time is me getting frustrated and compromising. But you know, it's how it goes.

Re-recorded my vox on "Squidward In Paradise". I CAN NOT SING THIS SONG. WTF. No matter what I do I am not on key no matter how many times I try I simply can not do it. I never know when I'm on key, likely I've never once been. I have no way of telling when I'm right, just when I'm horribly wrong. So I just deal.
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/squidward-in-paradise

The Blu Snowball is also still a trash mic. In general, it clips all the time. I can't sing too close or it goes SNAP I can't sing too far back, it just sucks for everything but podcasting. Which even then it's inconsistent, but that's more on me not sitting still and going all over in volume.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: suuper-san on June 10, 2017, 06:17:20 AM
i used to compose piano music so i know what you mean about frustration :P i cant imagine writing lyrics at the same time :P

i dont know much about singing warm ups, but do you do them before you start? ive heard it loosens the vocal cords and gives one more control over the notes they sing.

too bad about the clipping mic.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on June 11, 2017, 09:19:21 PM
Lyrics aren't hard to write I find. Depends on the inspiration, I knew once I listened to Bob Dylan that I could write about literally anything. From 30 year old virgins becoming wizards to reviewing a romance like a movie to playing drums on Kanan Matsuura's abs with KFC to Dia's Mole. I don't like to write about myself.

I don't warm up at all which is an issue. I never get a good time to do my vocals or practice singing. I can't sing when people are around. And the only time I can hit all the notes and be in key is when I act like a doofus and sing in silly deep voices. I nailed the bridge of I Should Of Known Better today because I was being dumb and not trying to sound like Johnny Boy which is impossible. I just have a stupid voice by nature so I have to deal.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: suuper-san on June 12, 2017, 07:17:04 AM
yeah i cant sing when people are around. even when im in the house alone i still feel self conscious :P

that reminds me that half my good drawings are done when i am mucking about....i wonder if its because we are more relaxed we can do our best....? sounds like a thread of an idea there.
do your best to warm up though otherwise you risk damaging your throat/voice as well ,i had a look and there are some quick warm ups that i found on youtube that take like a minute but really relax the throat. see if anything works for you.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on June 14, 2017, 02:12:30 PM
Ya that'd be the best idea for sure. I gotta really practice one of these days and not goof of so much...like in this new song.

Bit of a slump there, KISS Meets Vampirella wasn't very good and has no place on the next album, same with Squidward Lost In Paradise which I cannot sing. I've recorded a lot of failed tunes this last week but this is more like it.

Girl-Away
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/girl-away-1
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on June 15, 2017, 05:00:23 PM
Another part of this semi narrative character sketch. It's split perspective like Seaside Hotel, you decide when it's the rock girl and when it's the admiring fan. I figure on an album some songs should sound a bit similar so I put the tricks on Seaside Hotel plus all that stuff from Homestyle on here.

For some reason when I capo a song I normally cannot sing it at all. Also I'm the kind of person who capos a bass.

Catch Me, Fresh
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/catch-me-fresh
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on June 16, 2017, 02:26:38 PM
Mixing is so off but I'm just doing as I can. This song sounds off but those riffs! I used Thurston's F#F#F#F#EB tuning as heard on the likes of Starpower, Tuff Gnarl, Kool Thing etc. It worked out really well but it gets hard to play when the strings are all out of wack. The last three songs have been based on titles I quickly improvised and it's worked out well.

It's another part of next project's story. The order so far is Fringe, Chuck, 2002 Magazine, Catch Me Fresh and Girl Away. Need some more parts to fill it together.

2002 Magazine
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/2002-magazine
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on June 17, 2017, 02:03:58 PM
So the idea is this is Stella's song, yes it's another album about the Stella character, like I said she's the rock star this time. I wanted this to sound sort of like a band, kind of. Pretty hard to do that though. This is the first half somewhere on the album. Then perhaps the end will be the second half or something. It's meant to be a little more corny lyrically. Man this mix though I don't even know.

Let's say in the story the band is Stella vox + electric, Mr. Tambourine Butt on...what else (he gets second billing), Robert Nicholas on acoustic, and Roy Fizzlebottom on da cymbol + toms.

Aqua Blind
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/aqua-blind
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on June 18, 2017, 05:55:06 PM
This be a messy song but that's sort of the point. I wanted to do something like above that sounds more....live. It's an ongoing thing, haven't got it nearly down but I'm trying. After this set, which will be maybe 3-4 more songs, I need to do something more like this. Just rock more. But it's harder to come up with this stuff, the power chord slammers seem harder even though they should be simple.

One Hopeless Buyer
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/one-hopeless-buyer
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on June 20, 2017, 12:22:52 PM
The last song on the next album and to be recorded. I needed to redo this even more insane to be the stupid and dumb ending song after a set of songs fairly mild on dumb guitar antics. Just gotta draw the cover...and think of a title and my 8th album is done. Maybe do an interlude. Only 8 songs but I think it says everything it should and any more would be too much.

I feel like the intro riff is too good for this song, might use it again for a whole song.

One Hopeless Buyer (Ver. 2)
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/one-hopeless-buyer
Title: The Manimal's Music (8th ALBUM COMPLETE)
Post by: Manimal on June 20, 2017, 06:41:16 PM
Barry Goldman : Black Hair Like Blood
(http://i.imgur.com/280s4Q7.jpg)

1. Fringe
2. 2002 Magazine
3. Chuck
4. Seaside Hotel
5. Catch Me Fresh
6. Girl Away
7. Aqua Blind
8. One Hopeless Buyer

All Songs Scribbled & Performed By The Manimal
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/black-hair-like-blood


and here it is, my 8th and to date best album! It's shorter and more to the point with every song focusing on this very light narrative which is mostly just a presentation of the character of Stella in a different light. But really without realizing it the theme of my last three albums is just inferiority.

I wasn't going to go with this title but it's been in my head since I started. The biggest wins on this album are Fringe, Seaside Hotel and Girl Away. This is certainly the best set I've made, I redid and scraped a few songs instead of just tossing whatever into it. Developing my vocal character more as well, getting there very slowly.

The biggest fails would be...hhhm, I feel mostly happy with this set. One Hopeless Buyer is messy but it was a song I made literally in the middle of watching Don't Look Back. I paused it, slammed the song out very quickly, and went back. Aqua Blind could be better if it was longer but that wasn't quite the point. 2002 Magazine could be better as well, same with Chuck.

But this is my 8th album, my one year of making music is coming on July 5th. Oh man. I didn't use my 12-string at all on this album so I'm thinking I want to do a jangle album next, but more likely it will be stuff like One Hopeless Buyer. Who knows, not me that's for sure. I just go with what I feel and what explodes into my head.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on June 21, 2017, 12:17:33 AM
Why not write songs with both the jangle and the mangle?
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on June 21, 2017, 11:14:45 AM
Mangle pop.

Hhhm, ideas flow. I recently restringed my COMPLETELY REAL AND TOTALLY NOT AN INTIMATION Rick so it's ready for battle. As always I know what I want to do but it's more a matter of what I can and feel inspired to do. I really want to make stuff like Yui which has nice guitar layering and the tunes are just pleasant. and jangle songs to. Like again Sleepyhead simple as can be. The whole song is D, G, A until the bridge. But when I make songs it's like...okay if I make the chords to simple then it's lame right. There are times when acoustic strumming of simple chords sound so lame, but then a song like that which jangles it works so well. Especially because it has a sweet ass chorus bassline and nice melody.

But I still have the block of, well it's me I'm not like that. Even Magnus Bridge didn't have a...nice vocal. But I just need to smash more things out to get there so I don't know. Maybe I will try mangle pop, I literally don't know what kind of songs I'm going to make until I hit a guitar and things occur.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on June 21, 2017, 07:46:25 PM
Well, you like those songs so maybe you are like that a little bit. But of course the instinct to rawk is very powerful.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on June 21, 2017, 08:11:29 PM
I mean I'd hope so, and I do think that's true. But I don't get the burning feeling to grab an acoustic and make a nice song like I do other stuff you know. That's not the same type of explosive I must get this out type thing. Not even like I'm mad most of the time just enjoying myself a lot. It's much funner to scream I DO SAY!!!! or launch into a rant about Abraham Lincoln's unfixed gaze in the middle of a song then it is try to be all serious and stuff.

I guess I just want to be more like everything I like rather then just SonicNirvana/Dc. Little steps as always. I need to get that J Pop styling into my music somehow!
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on June 21, 2017, 10:00:20 PM
Pitch shift your voice an octave up? Although you may end up sounding more like Ween than Seiko.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on June 21, 2017, 10:51:23 PM
*Listens to one Ween song* Wtf this is good. I don't remember that song if it was in the Sponge Bob film.

Ha ha, ya no. I'm not going to mess with my voice or anything fancy like that. Kim Gordon and Patti Smith are not impossible to take vocal inflections from if you're a dude. But all the J Pop artists I like...I wouldn't even try. I can aspire to be as awesome as Seiko and yell. That's it. Still what works about Yui is not impossible to do instrumentally. I just want an ebow real bad. and a banjo like on miwa's Guitarium album. 6 string banjo guitar of course. I would play it ON EVERY song, even if it was inaudible.

But it's okay, I want to sing more like I did on the Lego collab. Like I said with little steps to get to these things. Like how first I needed to show myself I can write a song, then I actually could write a song about something. Obviously I can't write like Bob or Bruce because they are Bob and Bruce and have Bob and Bruce experiences. But I can write like Barry Goldman and um...well. I'm sure my #110 song unsecretly about Love Live, K-On and idealization will be even better then the 109th.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on June 21, 2017, 10:56:15 PM
Ocean Man is the only song of theirs I like tbh. But I was implying something more like "Push th' Little Daisies and Make Them Come Up."
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on June 23, 2017, 01:14:18 PM
I made another Bandcamp to throw random stuff on. Especially with 50/90 starting in July which I plan to try this is somewhere to just do whatever. It's all for me of course I just like to log things.

This is an album of outtakes from Black Hair Like Blood and Homestyle and then a whole bunch of stuff that was sitting around. Even two songs from 2015.
https://mrtambourinebutt.bandcamp.com/releases
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on June 25, 2017, 03:59:32 PM
and the next set begins...now I have done the Aqours third year trilogy. Started with their names in the lyrics of Welcome As a Washboard and ran Kanan's School of Sunshine, Dia's Mole In My Cereal and now this one! Oh boy.

Mari-Nation
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/mari-nation
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on June 26, 2017, 05:25:59 PM
Def an EP forming here. No way is this album material but it's fun to do. Just waiting for 50/90 to start really.

So It Goes
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/so-it-goes
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG | Canada 150)
Post by: Manimal on June 30, 2017, 02:37:31 PM
Ya know Manimal had to do something for Canada 150 with July 1st coming tomorrow. So I did the theme any good Canadian will know, but my way of course.

The Weather Network Theme
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/the-weather-network-theme-canada-150
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on July 02, 2017, 11:26:34 AM
A day late but for Canada 150 I have covered the theme of the classic 80's live action TV show where a normal dog goes town to town fighting crime.

The Littlest Hobo Theme
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/the-littlest-hobo-theme-canada-150

Original
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0p8oeiVDcx4
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Shane on July 02, 2017, 01:30:44 PM
SO if MR make anime.you gonna be the one who sing the OP huh.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on July 02, 2017, 01:33:01 PM
Perhaps, Paipis can do the OST and OP for the second season and Lego can do the low key ED songs.
Title: The Manimal's Music (5th EP COMPLETE)
Post by: Manimal on July 03, 2017, 05:07:15 PM
Barry Goldman : Hold My Harmonica
(http://i.imgur.com/7st4byv.jpg)

1. Mari-Nation
2. So It Goes
3. And Your Bird Can Sing (Beatles Cover)
4. The Weather Network Theme (Cover)
5. Queen X Queen (Version 2)
6. The Littlest Hobo Theme (Terry Bush Cover)

All Songs Performed By The Manimal (All Written sans 3,4, & 5)
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/hold-my-harmonica


50/90 starts tomorrow so I want to clear everything out and start the next set fresh. I've held back writing songs for a few days and I already feel like I need to get stuff out! So we'll see what happens for that.

Just some covers here with the first two being my songs and Queen X Queen a remake. It's just a little set of silliness. Sorry everyone, there is literally no harmonica on this ep despite the name. It's how it goes.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on July 04, 2017, 11:36:05 AM
50/90 has started and this is my first song for it. Yow.

My Aesthetic
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/my-aesthetic
Title: The Manimal's Music (1 Year Anniversary + NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on July 05, 2017, 01:44:30 PM
It's the one year anniversary of me recording music! Holy, one year ago I made Theme For Being Radical (Or Not), sitting on the floor recording with my phone. Trying to line tracks up by yelling out when the first one started. What a mess, but man 8 albums, 5 EPs and 120+ songs later I had no idea. It's something alright. I made a playlist of my best songs from then to now, the steps. It's chronological.
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/sets/1-year

But I got new songs to be-a-makin'.

Nico Is A Skate Punk
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/nico-is-a-skate-punk
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on July 06, 2017, 08:55:50 PM
This is a collab track for 50/90. A user named, Faststrings75 posted these lyrics and I felt I could make it into a quick song. This is also on my other account for the lesser songs for the challenge. I'm really liking hearing what people are doing on there. I want to be more engaged with the community then I was for FAWM this time.

Faststrings75 wrote this song because he ate three cheeseburgers on the forth of July and it was too much. This is a REAL story I am recalling.

Just Ate Three Cheeseburgers!
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/just-ate-three-cheeseburgers

I tried to re-do Magnus Bridge and add bits from my last album. The results where not as good.

Stella's Dawn
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/stellas-dawn
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on July 08, 2017, 03:42:15 PM
I may not be able to use my left middle finger right now but I can still play!

Starscream's Brigade
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/starscreams-bridage
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on July 10, 2017, 05:33:17 PM
Some dumb thing, it was fun to make though.

Rose Petal Panic!
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/rose-petal-panic

Some more 50/90 collabs.

AcousticMaddie is the first member to reach 50 songs! In only a week to. I made this from the lyrics she wrote for "God's Mighty Queen".

God's Mighty Queen
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/gods-mighty-queen

Faststrings75 writes these matter of fact lyrics of such mundane topics but I love it. So I took another set of his lyrics and did this.

Paper On The Sandwich
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/paper-on-the-sandwich
Title: The Manimal's Music (9th ALBUM COMPLETE)
Post by: Manimal on July 11, 2017, 04:42:05 PM
Barry Goldman : Aesthetic
(http://i.imgur.com/xnH3pwK.jpg)

1. My Aesthetic
2. Character Sketched
3. Nico Is A Skate Punk
4. Paper On The Sandwich
5. Rose Petal Panic!
6. Stella's Dawn
7. Not So Wild Life
8. Stascream's Brigade
9. Just Ate Three Cheeseburgers!
10. Theme For Saturn's Dust
11. Tickle Interrogations

All songs written by the Manimal sans 4 & 9 (Faststrings75)
All Songs Performed By The Manimal

https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/aesthetic


and bam, another album done in a week. That 50/90 inspiration, these aren't all the songs I did. I'm doing an acoustic EP to and discluded two full on tracks that didn't work on here.

I pretty much took the "my aesthetic" vibe and went with it. The idea is like it's everything I've done before pretty well. A Love Live song, another chapter of Midnight Stella, the second act of Poptart Hero, the spacey instrumental with that one ending I always use (it's too good to not overuse), etc.

My Aesthetic is one of my best songs! It was the first one I made, and I was super charged with it. Nico Is A Skate Punk however is one of my top 10 best songs yet. It's stupid but I had no idea it'd turn out so well. Unlike many of the faster songs here it actually has a proper ending and a verse riff. Tickle Interrogations is good by my standards as well.

I brought my Jazzmaster back into action and you know, I've been mean to this guitar. I've gotten mad at it and spitefully used it to generate noise on a few recordings, but I just didn't understand it yet. Now I do and it's a wonderful guitar for my purposes. We'll see how the Azu-stang is when it's here, hopefully the bridge isn't as bad but it likely will be. Still no 12-string...haven't found good use for that thing recently. I broke the whammy right off my Strat...I guess I can get a new one, the end is still in there.

Two songs where written by 50/90 member Fastrings75, Paper On The Sandwich and Just Ate Three Cheeseburgers! His words work well for me. It's an album of stuff, I don't think it's too bad by my own standards.  I don't know what's next, but I go at the pace I go. Maybe another album about Stella, maybe a concept album with each song focusing on Kanan's anatomy (that was an idea Vacant gave me), who knows I don't.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on July 14, 2017, 10:20:57 PM
Starting the next set now, keeping on for 50/90. I don't know what this set will be but it's whatever.

In a way 50/90 is bad since I don't think, with it, I will make another album that, by my own standards set by my music, is as good as Black Hair Like Blood and Magnus Bridge which where the best I could do when I made them. But this is the third take, I didn't just toss it out this time but...it's not perfect. It's just silly. Also both those albums only took 2-3 weeks so it's not like more work went into them, it was just the Goddess of inspiration was nicer to me then.

Last year it was exciting and every song on my first album was different in a way, and had their own bits, especially in terms of theme, because I was discovering things. I don't want to get too into my ways now, but this is works and gets me making songs, so I do it.

Dollar Drink Days
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/dollar-drink-days
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on July 19, 2017, 07:40:38 PM
Oh boy, I've been doing things. They are not great things but they are things, dat 50/90 inspiration wave, ride it till it passes.

Hospitality (Space Manimal)
THIS IS ACTUALLY ONE OF MY BEST EVER SONGS SO FAR! But I have to re-do my vox when I get a chance. I felt embarrassed at my lyrics and since it's a first person Midnight Stella song I didn't know how I wanted to sing or write it. But this instrumental, which I used Joni's Coyote tuning on, is the best of me. This is it for now but with a re-write and re-vocal it will be, not Magnus Bridge level but around there. I just don't know how far I want to go with Stella songs, it's fun to explore a character in music but I dunno. 
https://soundcloud.com/poptarthero/hospitality

Microwaves Save (Sonic Manimal)
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/microwaves-save 

Grandma's Vacation To Cuba (Typical Manimal)
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/grandmas-vacation-to-cuba

I'll Have A Water (I used Auto Chords for fun, it gave me a boring progression but I worked with it)
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/ill-have-a-water

Now Bottom of the Food Chain is a year old...oh where is that Manimal now, he has become too much of a goof rocker with his head in the Midnight Stella cloud to write a coherent song again. There's really no purpose in me posting my songs here anymore...but whatever. One never knows.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on July 21, 2017, 07:08:38 PM
I AM WAY TOO PROUD ABOUT THIS SONG. WHY I DUNNO BUT I AM.

Farming For Commies
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/farming-for-commies
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on July 23, 2017, 11:10:03 AM
HEY YOU.

DON'T DRINK MY ICE CAP!

https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/dont-drink-my-ice-cap
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on July 23, 2017, 08:28:02 PM
My sister wrote pretty much all of this song. I'm doing all this BS where ice caps, Dia Kanan KFC Castro fan-fiction, and stuff is in the same song and then a simple dumb joke about #NoCustody leads to this song that was written and uploaded in like 30 minutes.

#No Custody
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/no-custody

This is just a joke tune but I do feel like I'm doing everything wrong. I'm not really making songs so much as coming up with some serviceable guitar parts and smashing things over them. My lyric writing since 50/90 began have just been write it in 2 seconds after recording the song. Really, I don't know how to make songs that are...songs you know. Kanan's School of Sunshine, Pinstripe Kermit, the majority of Black Hair Like Blood, Freak Con, Goof Troops and My Bop Bop are pretty well the only like...actual songs I've made in a sense. I just can't do things any other way, I have no mind to take time. Just a mind to grind.

I was on a good path that I was happy with on Black Hair Like Blood but I've nearly trainwrecked now but I don't want to stop making songs! It's that 50/90 rush when people actually listen and comment on my songs, I'm addicted to comments so I wanna make songs faster to get more. What can I say!
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Shane on July 23, 2017, 09:22:12 PM
since you been singing for so long. i think it might be good idea to rent studio to record clear voice and all that stuff , when i first try manga i invest too..rent exspensive tool, try out a lot of thing first. so yeah . you voice you song already good it just you lack the tool i think
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on July 23, 2017, 09:34:33 PM
For sure, the biggest factor that instantly would turn anyone away is the sound quality, I mean my Rock Band mic'd drums just get worse. There is no kick at all know, all you hear is cymbal, I play like an absolute savage and you can't really tell because it's too thin. I get mad everytime that all my fills vanish. I only drum when I make songs, I literally start the song, grab my sticks and smash. If I mess up I stop and go back if I make it to the end that's the take. No time to work things out.

There is a sound booth type thing in the college here which I could use for singing, for free. I have thought of making the tracks for an album and going there to do my vox in one go. I'm sure there are studios to rent here but I would only do that if I had a band, which I very likely never ever will. Here I can do everything in a little bubble and finish a track in a snap. Go from thing to thing. It's like I don't want to make that complex, but I need to if I want to make songs that you know, sound good. But for now...
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Shane on July 23, 2017, 09:47:14 PM
hmm..... i know a lot of friend who into this kind of thing......do you use software to edit or modify you music ?
(i have the best software in my mac but idk how to use it IMAO)
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on July 23, 2017, 09:51:50 PM
I use Reaper to add a few effects. I haven't explored it enough so I basically just add a compressor to everything, upmix dat, boost dat stereo width, and bass-up the drums. It helps for the guitars a lot, my songs before all this where...much worse, but nothing can save the drums, they are d.o.a. I do very little, I have little mind for this part you know.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Shane on July 23, 2017, 10:04:27 PM
i might need to scout for more infomation before i can give you some solid advise then ( i dont know what i dont know LOL)  but here the thing. we may interesting in different career but im saw this determination in you man. i like ppl who dont give up for the thing they love. if u live around i would invite you for beer already lol
 
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on July 24, 2017, 06:54:46 PM
Thanks ha ha, you certainly have that determination to, I mean your artwork is really something dude.

Okay so this song, I was complaining a bit but you know, my 50/90 songs while maybe not the best I can do are helping me improve already. My vocals are off here but this is actually something a little different for once, and these are like my best lyrics in a long time also.

Eli Belly
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/eli-belly
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on July 25, 2017, 10:45:51 PM
Oh no he's at it again but it's just an instrumental. Good job Manimal, this is only the 100th space rock song you've made. Oh wow even though you used Joni's Coyote tuning you still found a way to do that one chord you always use in these songs. Wow did you actually just steal a bit from Seen Your Video, good job.

https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/diametric-kiss-instrumental

Haha, no I'm okay with this one, I guess it works as an instrumental but I've made like 4 songs like this, time to stop here I believe. No topping Magnus Bridge.

I found out there's a place here that does open jams, acoustic or electric of any kind on the weekends. In theory I love the idea of me walking in with my weeb Tele and smashing Kanan's School of Sunshine out, but...I don't think I have the sack to do that alone. I mean, it's not a big deal like who cares, and plus I can just scan the scene one week to see the vibe first. Hhhm. Going outside.

I'd have to do Kanan's School of Sunshine in a case like that, but never acoustically, no I need my Tele or not fake at all Rick. It's the only song that works on it's own, well Freak Con does to but I made it and I can't sing through it. There's always My Bop Bop which...no. People might actually like that one.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on July 28, 2017, 08:28:49 PM
New set starts with this. Time to reign in the goof rock a little more. Lyrically I was going too far into nonsense and writing songs that truly meant nothing at all for all of 50/90 so far. I'm mostly happy with this however the mix is tough, there are too many tracks and it sounds...really rough. My vocals are a little off to, but I want to make my song structures better and improve my lyrics a bit. I want this set to be fun like always, since it reflects my personality, but only the most outward aspects.

Divers High
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/divers-high
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on July 31, 2017, 01:47:32 PM
Gonna be lots of songs about 2007, goth girls and stuff on the next set. I was like hey I'll reference "Bleed It Out" at the end but make sure no one can tell because why not.

Yohane's Gothic Dawn
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/yohanes-gothic-dawn
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG FEAT LEGO)
Post by: Manimal on August 05, 2017, 02:48:18 PM
We at it again! Lego wrote the lyrics and vocal melody this time, just jamming.

Conquistador Of The Dance Floor
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/conquistador-of-the-dance-floor
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on August 07, 2017, 02:58:42 PM
This song might of sounded new...in like 1983.

Visit
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/visit

Next album is looking...odd. The songs are good by my standards but they don't work together very well, too similar. I've done too many 150 to 170 rock tracks in the last month, it's so fun to do them but I have gotten to the point where a new approach is very much needed. I feel like I was a lot more creative last year, in everything, my music, the Happy Hour, I don't know where that Manimal went. We need him back.

Dunno how different I can get with just mah guitars tho. I haven't used my 12-string in 33 songs. Nothing is coming outta that thing, it's just not happening. Pretty much it's been a Tele fest, sans this song and some others. Where's my Azustang music store!
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW EP)
Post by: Manimal on August 09, 2017, 05:05:55 PM
Barry Goldman : Divers High
(http://i.imgur.com/OSsfsvp.jpg)

1. Yohane's Gothic Dawn
2. Visit
3. 2007 Mist
4. Conquistador Of The Dance Floor (Feat. Lego)
5. Divers High

All Songs Written & Performed by The Manimal (Sans 4, lyrics and guest vox by Legomaestro)
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/divers-high


My Azustang is here so we cut off the set now, besides it's enough.

This is reflective of Chester's death, the already fleeting by mighty wave of 2007 sentiment, and rekindling friendships. Same with the last EP. I don't want this to be a full album, I don't know about my direction.

My school comics started poorly drawn but they had the best jokes and content. When I tried to make them look better they weren't as good. Sure enough my first two albums had the best tunes but awful recordings with countless timing, clipping and out of key issues. Still I have lost nearly all my creativity and my songs have become the same boring things and I need to stop. I think the issue is I want to make good songs and I try to make what my idea of a good song is, and it makes me take less chances and do possibly cool things because I want to make that Sliver or Wendy or Sleepyhead you know. But then I take a big goof dump all over the track with my vocals anyway.

I need to stop the John Lydon singing on every song, time to stop being such an idiot all the time. Like my voice...I'm more confident with my singing now which is a major problem because I'm acting like this big dinghole on my tracks. I wish I had a nice voice you know, but I also don't hate my tone that much. It just bugs me that I can only do one thing you know. I am not able to sing nicely, it just is not a thing I can do with my big doofus vocal tone. Time to stop the poor structures where the songs go on longer then they should or break into some stupid Sonic bit. But then what is it time for? I dunno! I have no idea what I should do, what do I want to do? Jangle songs, but my 12-string is just not working at all. I play it and it doesn't give me anything back.

I want SO BAD to make songs like this instead of what I do normally.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsK1J0NYMDU

But it's so beyond me, I don't know. The chord progressions are dead simple but it's a tone I cannot achieve. I think it's just me as a person you know. I make music that is as me as possible and reflects whatever my mood is. I also don't bother much with vocal melodies, I can't write a good hook or anything. But I'm not trying to either, so frickin' chicken I don't know.

I don't know what it is about my latest songs, they are lacking. They are missing something key that my songs used to have. Black Hair Like Blood and Homestyle saw me being more creative and doing a lot better, but I don't know how I lost that. Probably listening to the Ramones so much, I love listening to my mixtape in the car but frickin' it just keeps spinning and I feel it's making me do not interesting songs. It's weird to listen to my year old songs and be like "hey this is me" but also be like "where is this guy". I...I don't know what's missing here but something is. 50/90 was a bad idea? Hhhm, yes and no.

My lyrics have taken a massive dip in quality, now I'm writing complete bs at times, and in a song like 2007 Mist the last verse is in fact about Chester but how would you know, you wouldn't because I write songs like I'm hiding state secrets. Inside I want to just make the rock songs, so I do it. and I flip flop from thinking it's fine to thinking it's not fine and I'm declining. Ugh, I dunno what I'm doing ever. These aren't even like bad songs by my standards eh, they're just...I dunno! I donuts.

But now I have my Azustang so we'll see what happens on the next set.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on August 10, 2017, 05:34:13 PM
Introducing the new tool of destruction in the Barry Goldman army, the Azustang! A fiesta red Squier Mustang. Why did I go through the trouble of asking the music store to order a red one instead of settling with the sonic blue one in store? The answer is obvious. I didn't get a Mustang 'cuz of Cobain but certainly his great tone was a factor.

Just dinkin' around, here's a re-do of "Bottom Of The Food Chain" featuring 5 tracks of it. Need to get better settings and really gotta fix those snare wires.

Bottom Of The Food Chain (Take 2)
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/bottom-of-the-food-chain-take-3
 
Original from last year to compare
https://soundcloud.com/deepspacenoise/bottom-of-the-food-chain?in=deepspacenoise/sets/fricktionary

I want to remake a bunch of songs and make one awesome album with them but I feel I am beyond 'em all. The feeling is over, the vibe is done, they had their time and there is only forward to go. But I dunno, a lot of my first 5 albums songs could be improved greatly.

Step #1. Mix gooder
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on August 14, 2017, 04:51:48 PM
THIS MIX + VOX SUCK BUT THE TRACK DOESN'T IN FACT I AM VERY PROUD OF MY BASS PLAYING HERE, and the noise. However the mix just didn't work, oh well.

Crisis
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/crisis
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on August 15, 2017, 06:39:09 PM
So far for 50/90 I've done 7 songs referencing Castro or Cuba, about 4 or more Love Live and now about 3 Finland.

Nothing I could do about the clipping, the mic couldn't handle me.

Suomi, Salami, Sasami?
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/suomi-salami-sasami

The idea for now is you know what, who cares. When school starts again I'm sure I'll get back on track with my tunes but for now, I just jam and not really care.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW ALBUM)
Post by: Manimal on August 23, 2017, 03:45:22 PM
Barry Goldman : Aesthetic
(http://i.imgur.com/xnH3pwK.jpg)

1. My Aesthetic
2. Visit
3. Divers High
4. Nico Is A Skate Punk
5. Yohane's Gothic Dawn
6. Grandma's Vacation To Cuba
7. I'll Have A Water
8. Crisis
9. Starscream's Brigade
10. Hospitality
11. Farming For Commies

All songs written & performed by the Manimal

https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/aesthetic


HEY WAIT YOU ALREADY DID THIS ONE?

Ya I changed my mind. Since I've done 36 songs for 50/90 so far I rushed to make the first set way too fast and ended up with something really bad. So I thought I'd make the best album I could from what I've done so far to say hey, this was my summer. That kind of thing.

It's not a great set it's not a terrible set. It's just time to erase everything and get ready to start again. This is the 9th album of mine.

For the record this is the Barry Goldman discography. Just a boring list. Dates recorded.

Spoiler
ALBUMS
Fricktionary (Jul-Sept 16)
Always A Critic (Sept-Nov 16)
You Get The Point (Nov-Dec 16)
Flat As Manitoba (Jan-Feb 17)
Midnight Stella (Feb 17)
Magnus Bridge (Mar-May 17)
Homestyle (May 17)
Black Hair Like Blood (May-June 17)
Aesthetic (Jul-Aug 17)

EPs
Dumpster Dipstick (Nov 16)
Krayon (Feb 17)
Refrigerator Worthy (Mar 17)
Second Hand Style (May 17)
Hold My Harmonica (Jun-Jul 17)
 
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Shane on August 23, 2017, 03:48:31 PM
Welcome back minamal, u been gone for 2 years
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on August 23, 2017, 03:55:07 PM
Ya I know, I can't believe it takes me 2 years to make every album.

Also mina-mal. I like it. I approve of the intentional letter swap.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on August 28, 2017, 08:03:12 PM
Next set begins, the weeb revolution.

Third Party
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/thirdparty

Lyrics 
Spoiler
Revolution, just confusion
Give me your ears to clean out your fears
Gonna burst, clear mind's first
Answer engineers, pioneer to profiteers

You are a figure for somebody's game
Stomachs grow bigger when your fanning the flame
Look for a singer to ease the pain
The Moe Revolution drips in reign

What'd you do when you roll the dice
and you get snake eyes in your paradise
Double smiles mean someone's lying
If black and white is all you're buying

Violence, no silence
No one thinks, no one blinks
You receive, what you perceive
Indoctrinating needle, wrapping you fettle

You are a figure for somebody's game
Stomachs grow bigger when your fanning the flame
Look for a singer to ease the pain
The Moe Revolution drips in reign

If no one is right for you, let no one write for you
There is nothing to do, when you are screwed

Disengage, turn the dial
Avoid the rampage with a smile
Set the stage, wait a while
If they kill each other it's their trial

You with me say alright
No guns, no fight
No sun, no light
Peace is...outta sight

What'd you do when you roll the dice
and you get snake eyes in your paradise
Double smiles mean someone's lying
If black and white is all you're buying

If no one is right for you, let no one write for you
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on August 30, 2017, 12:26:35 PM
The MR music chain oh my!

Not super happy or unhappy with this one. I want to make more hair metal-ish songs, the only real riffy semi but not metal songs I've made previous are Yuri Goggles and Family Dinner Conversations. I don't want to go full on naturally, especially since I CAN'T SING metal or anything. I showed someone my tunes yesterday, he was surprised at how all the bad elements of my music, like my out of key singing, the Rock Band mic'd drums and all, connected together to sound like something. Ha ha, he couldn't believe the way I sing, I find people who don't know me super well are surprised by that. I guess they expect me to be some chill guy.

Call Of Mugi
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/call-of-mugi

Lyrics
Spoiler
We got big ideas now, we got our reason to be
Don't want you any how, turn around and just-uh
We want clearer minds see, we think straight to the dirt
Wish we could all be carefree, but now you make us pick-uh

Panzers, in my head
Panthers, in my bed
No rest till we're dead
I pick ignorance instead

We want a lil' sensation, we dreamt our time away
No blood for our nation, it's only my location

Fight fight, the winter dawns
Fight fight, nights grow long
Fight fight, our final song
Fight fight, all are wrong

Call of Mugi, runs in my heart
Call of Mugi, in my veins
Call of Mugi, tears you apart
Call of Mugi, in cloudy plains

This is a more normal Manimal like song. MY VOCALS OH GOD.

Silent Suggestions
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/silent-suggestions

Lyrics
Spoiler
When I found you, on the path to destruction
Your quiet voice hissed, a countdown to eruption
With someone in control, you'll stay in check
I'll clear the fog and get you outta this wreck

See through my fingers, speak through my palm
We'll be the winners, don't be alarmed

I'll keep you away, from what you mustn't see
You won't have to strain yourself, over what to be

It's not the cause, that makes the reason
Never ask because, just accept the season

See through my fingers, speak through my palm
We'll be the winners, don't be alarmed

Can't understand me, so I speak for you
This world will eat you, so let us complete you


Wallflower Army
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldman5090/wallflower-army

Lyrics
Spoiler
What's that smell it's all around, b.o. black hole sweat stained frown
Everybody just talks so loud, the wallflowers have their crowd
Rolling dice reading the rules, you a fool? Get back to school
Who know I was never alone, all of us are seen not known

So be me, see me, join me, you can see
Anything, you want, work hard, it's bought
That was the promise she told me
That was the price she sold me
Now, giddity up, get down, no frown, outta town
Anything you want, work hard, it's bought
It was no lie she told me
No fib to big to fold me

What's that smell it's fallen down, we have out boots on the ground
Black hair general's got the plan, no scam no demands just a stand
What're you doing stuck in the shop, are we winners or are we props?
Who knew we where never alone, we'll be both seen and known

So be me, see me, join me, you can see
Anything, you want, work hard, it's bought
That was the promise she told me
That was the price she sold me

Here's your gun, here is your knife
It's not fun, this is our life
You don't care? How dare...

You! Can't ya see? We're fine and we're doing alright
You! Can't you see? We'll fight for our lives
You! Can't ya see? We're fine and we're doing alright
You! Can't you see? We'll fight for our lives
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: legomaestro on September 01, 2017, 08:16:17 PM
Listening to Midnight Stella on your bandcamp in its entirety. Will list my thoughts as I progress.

Damn, that intro. Did you get Gelmra to do it or something?



The first track (Track #2) is so darn fitting. The thrashing drums, the rocking guitars! Good stuff.

Guh... Retail Rumble. I wish I finished that manga.

Track 3: I definitely never heard this one before. It's got that summer time looking out at the sun feel. So light and airy and fun. Damn it may even approach Arakawa under the bridges' ending song. And that was always a favourite of mine. 'Canonbaaaaaaaal, future!'  The breakdown is real good, though no surprise there.

#4: Wow I am totally not biased on this front but this may be my favourite track of the album!

#5: The album song is different for sure. I rarely 'see' narrative tracks from you. It's really fitting in how slow it is and stuff. Guh it reminds me of something but I can't place it in my memory. The 'Take off now' bit really makes the song. This is something that should be played live by a band for sure. (Or by a squad of Barry Goldmen)

#6: Scene of Midnight beginning is hilarious. Now I know the origins of 'Barry Goldman'. I just imagine a gurren lagann space scene.

#7:  'Dingus'. I googled the word. Fascinating. The guitars here are catchy as all heck. They just feel... so cowboy western for some reason. I'm probably wrong but the jive feel they give are legit. That breakdown at the end! Daaamn the drums

#8: Re-Floormatted I couldn't follow the lyrics as much but I really liked the supporting voice and guitars (all the manimal of course but yeah it worked). Re-flooormatted!  (hahaha what the hell was niko niko barf)  (and haha even you ended up laughing while rocking out to the song)

#9 Theme for Midnight *thumbs up* yeah man. These are guitars that take a catman away. Good stuff. Guh the fade out at the end just doesn't stop. Really good stuff.

#10 Suddenly we are in space with Moonphase II. Funny enough I thought 'space' before I read the title because of the beginning astronaut radio sounds. This instantly reminded me of a space anime - Planetes. Man I loved that anime. Slice of life in space. The feels man, the feels!  'Midnight Stella please rescue me, the last person in love with eternity.' Should be a freaking T-Shirt. A quote for the ages even. Great song.

#11 More space! I felt like I'd already listened to the definitive space songs of the album with Moonphase and Scene of Midnight, but it's sort of a fitting song you sort of always expect in a long album. I preferred the pensieve slow part of the song more than the addition, but it was an interesting song nonetheless. As always you can always expect your songs to be a journey rather than a repetivite pop-esque 'vocals over a music track' thing. It's the plague of new-school music. And yes, I say this knowing that I do the same. But come on. 4 chord songs are fun and all, but songs that stay in memory are those 8 minute tracks that just evolve and take you away.

Ahem. That being said this song managed to change twice in in a row hahaha. I'm impressed! And a bit worried...

P.s lyrics plz?

#12 'It is the year 2005 and I don't even know if something happened or whatever... Yeah!" Que guitars... "Subsribe... To Myanimlist!" And I think I heard the first f word by the famous Barry Goldman. Is this literally a song about anime reviewing and... shoes and... a fanzine? Man, this should be like a sitcom theme song. It's not a 'Stella' themed song but it's really cool in its eagle's-eye fly over details of the anime lifestyle.

I feel like making a fanzine.

HAHAHA 'And we have a podcast too... We stream at 6:30 because (couldn't catch this part) ' HAHA man this made me smile man. Fun song. Fun song.

I assume in advance that the breakdown will be awesome so I'll just step back and rate the album as a whole. Hm. 'strokes chin' Nicely done, Manimal. I usually only hear your tracks bit by bit and don't know how they come together but this really builds up well.

Oh gawd I thought I wouldn't comment on the breakdown but this one was pretty out there. The mic screech and the guitars go so wild they take over the general track... And then it just cuts off. Interesting stuff.


Whelp, that concludes my first MR album review. Very insightful I know, but I listened to it on a whim and enjoyed it a heck of a lot especially as I typed up the results.

Serious props Manimal. Fun as heck album!

Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on September 01, 2017, 08:27:04 PM
When the first human on earth actually listens to the whole of one of my albums...
(https://media.giphy.com/media/MpY4qYSGGFuRq/giphy.gif)

Lego dude, thank you infinite times for listening to it all and posting your thoughts, this is amazing to me really I appreciate it to the highest levels!

To ease some confusion these are the album lyrics, with some spelling mistakes, that's Nair on the intro! The album's story is more...an idea then anything. Barry Goldman is the Dingus Bo Bingus and he lives in an empty Zellers. He prays to the stars for something to come to him and change things and sure enough Midnight Stella arrives. She is also in my album Blood Hair Like Blood and on my upcoming one. I think of Stella as an idea, a Goddess figure built from ideals who only brings destruction in her path.
http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,17254.msg280200.html#msg280200

I wanted to make an album that could represent me as a daydreaming idealizer, me as a dingus geek and me as a Canadian. The expression is not perfect but it gets things across to a better degree then my next albums. Black Hair Like Blood is my best album techically, but it doesn't have the same character of me and the songs are more straight on.

There are some big issues I'd change with the album, such as extending Cluster Nebula to another verse before it goes crazy, and re doing Inside My Fanzine to fix some big timing and vocal issues, but still it's my album album you know. The one with da most heart. The recordings can be rough, I'm still learning but even now my songs have better sound. So that knocks down some tracks I feel, but songs like Moonphase II and Kanan's School Of Sunshine are my best expressions of myself yet. Once more thank you soooo much for this Lego! Seriously, it means a lot to me that you'd do this!
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Shane on September 01, 2017, 09:01:51 PM
Im late but.....im really like you ""Goof Troops"  Minamal

Since you come this far..........................................

why don't you try this one out.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH7nEnB9S1M (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH7nEnB9S1M)

it's ok if you don't want to........

it's ok.......
...
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Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on September 01, 2017, 09:14:19 PM
Oh thanks! That's one of my most me songs!

God Knows oh ya, I do love the song, that's a good cover also. I can't sing J songs though! Believe me, I sometimes try to sing Yui and Utada songs, even White Album and Love Live like Soldier Game. But I can't say the words, I have to try extra hard and also...I just cannot sing those songs, trying to do say, Utada's Distance with my voice, yow.

I've been wanting to take the style of those Haruhi songs, Hokago Tea Time and the Girls Dead Monster stuff. I love the J Pop and Ani J Rock sound a lot but it's another kind of song writing style that I just haven't reached the level of. I currently can't compose vocal melodies, I don't have the focus. I just come up with guitar parts and slam out a track. But maybe one day I'll be better...God Knows right.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on September 09, 2017, 01:29:19 PM
The continuing story of Barry Goldman who is now Dingus Bo Bingus, Commander Mugi, General Mio, the Moe Revolution, Yuigrad and being lame. Soon enough Stella will show up as this album is naturally the next part of Magnus Bridge. If I don't connect all my music it's just not fun then. Black Hair Like Blood is also part of it, I imagine this Earth has layer after layer of reality and in one of those layers Stella found herself as a short lived rockstar in 2002.

At the end of Magnus Bridge the Diametric Twin Tailed Goddess breaks through another layer when she glasses the planet starting with the rusted out and empty Zellers. Now she got new plans and the Dingus is led by his ideals into somewhere...perhaps unideal.

This song is whatever. I JUST WANT TO MAKE JANGLE SONGS BUT MY BRAIN CAN'T COME UP WITH ANYTHING  ON MAH 12-STRING! FU THEN! I KEEP MAKING THE SAME FRICKING SONG OVER AND OVER AND OVER. IT'S ALL BEEN YOHANE'S GOTHIC DAWN, THAT SAME VOCAL LINE, GOOD JOB ME! *ahem* anyway.

Treehouse Walls
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/treehouse-walls
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on September 10, 2017, 06:45:39 PM
It's not every time The Manimal is proud of himself but this time, almost. Finally I got to use my 12-string for the first time in nearly 40 songs. Though it is a little too close to Moonphase II, I mean it's a Stella song but still. This is a bit ahead in the Yuigrad story. Midnight Stella has been lost since the end of Magnus Bridge when the Diametric Twin Tailed Goddess glassed Earth and broke another plain of reality. Stella and the Goddess are sent far away but soon again the trail is found. Stella has burnt into Earth's atmosphere and finds the ghosts of reality who lead her to Yuigrad where she fights the Wallflower army to get to the Dingus and inform him of Commander Mugi, aka the Diametric Twin Tail Goddess', lies. However she is caught at the end and the last piece of the Magnus Bridge is in place...

Stella Skies
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/stella-skies

Lyrics
Spoiler
All along the solar system
Rocket burners leak transmission
I lost my way in the galaxy
The rusted Zellers falicy
My trails covered in burning stars
Glass the surface red as Mars
The light strangled under the moon
Twin Tailed Goddess arrives too soon

Another plate of reality
Shattered and erased entirely
2000 and 2 lightyears away
The midnight looms and forever stays 
Burning black hair in atmosphere
To indifferent to muster a tear
My eyes open to a ghostly light
Cover my wounds and send me to fight

The fortress city with lightning walls
Where misguided vile deception crawls
I feel the light of my hero fade
Diametric hands twist and jade 
The ghosts on my trail storm the gate
For 100 hours we battle for fate
Wallflower armies cut at the stem
The delusion sticks and cracks like flem

Yuigrad falls to its knees
Midnight ripples through virtual trees
I turn him over and find a face
Revolution stamped blood in disgrace
The dream dictotar loses her mask
Twin tails slip like shattered glass
Wrap around till I fall numb
The Magnus Bridge will soon be done
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG FEAT LEGO)
Post by: Manimal on September 12, 2017, 01:01:30 PM
To dial back one chapter this is the song taking place after Treehouse Walls. In this I sing from the POV of General Mio and Lego from Ritsu. Yuigrad is attacked by the ghosts of reality and this is the battle. Wack track, fun but it has some issues and a total let down of a chorus, but it's just meant to feel like...wut? But it's got Lego on it, third song with him. This time I wrote everything so it's not as fun as the other two, but it was meant to be like two characters telling the story in conversation sort of.

Pink Blood On The Battlefield (Feat Lego)
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/pink-blood-on-the-battlefield
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on September 13, 2017, 06:15:16 PM
I like the track, but my singing...my singing...my singing...my singing...story wise this is after Stella Skies and the instrumental a song below this. From the POV of the Diametric Twin Tail Goddess now that she has captured Midnight Stella and powered the Magnus Bridge.

Coughing Up The Heel
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/coughing-up-the-heel

This is much nicer one, a Stella theme. It goes between Stella Skies and Coughing Up The Heel.

Theme For Twin Tailed Winter
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/theme-for-twin-tailed-winter
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on September 16, 2017, 07:56:11 PM
Well, I didn't rage when I made this song so that was good. It took a lot of takes and mistakes and my vocals, bass and drumming still suck but the guitars...I guess by doing so many takes things iron out in that regard. It's the last song of this set, and...hhhm, could be better but eh. I just want to move on from this set. It's been a poor one. As normal songs get tighter, sound gets better, but quality gets worse and creativity ceases to exist. There is a pool of Barry Goldman-isms to pull from now, tactical noise, Stella song, randomly talking etc. etc. But really, what else can a guy like me do. Nothing, so I just do as I can.

Barely, Gold Man
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/barely-gold-man
Title: The Manimal's Music (10th ALBUM COMPLETE)
Post by: Manimal on September 19, 2017, 07:37:05 PM
Barry Goldman : Call of Mugi
(https://i.imgur.com/gyxspKl.jpg)

1. Oh, Yuigrad (Feat. Paipis, Lego) *
2. Call of Mugi
3. Third Party
4. Silent Suggestions
5. Wallflower Army
6. Treehouse Walls
7. Pink Blood On The Battlefield (Feat. Lego) *
8. Stella Skies
9. Theme For Twin Tailed Winter
10. Coughing Up The Heel
11. Barely Gold, Man

All songs written & performed by the Manimal sans *

https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/call-of-mugi


Well I did it. I made the most okay album I've ever made.

First the good, thanks to our resident piped pickled Paipis for this rad ass intro, you hear those things that sound nice in the first song? Supplied by the Pipe, oh it sounds so great. Also Lego sings with me on that track and Pink Blood which...collabs are fun but there was no real spark there and you can tell. It ain't our last two, this one is just kind of whatever much like...all of this.

Do I think it's bad? Eh. Do I think it's good? No. It's so middle of the line and plain that it's just...cardboard. I tried this concept and it didn't work because of course, it had to be the sequel to Magnus Bridge which isn't a story so much as a set of songs I made and then over thought them until I came up with some kind of progression. Because of this weeb Yuigrad idea the album is just uninteresting and leads to some pretty poor writing at points, though some lines I'm happy with.

I did get better at making tracks and tried to play cleaner patterns, but the guitars are nothing much here. I didn't do anything...new at all, though the last two songs have some of my more solid dual tracks, without the normal mistakes and noise crutches. The audio is lacking, now that I don't have clipping issues anymore everything sounds so sterile and quiet because I have to figure out how to mix things better, there is basically no reverb on my vocals and I don't track more then once so my voice comes through odd, not only from my delivery, but also the general tone. Guitars could sound better, I primarily used my Azustang and it sounds...iffy right now. There is a rare appearance of my V on the first two tracks, haven't used it since Zellers Heroes.

It's been a year since my first album Fricktionary and I've gotten a ton better at making songs since then, but my entire musical character has taken a turn for the worst recently. Black Hair Like Blood was fine though since it was a new concept. What I need to do is make the proper follow up to Flat As Manitoba, which is certainly my best album on a raw quality, not sound or recording. Still 10 albums in a year, I'm happy with that. I do put much thought into my music however there are many bad qualities about my work ethic.

A few things I should do are make slower and longer songs. Everything is from 130 to 170 on this album, with most 160. It only feels right to play fast but my songs don't really expand or do anything in the time. Also because I don't work on them long enough. Many songs like Stella Skies should've been longer, the end should've went for a minute of 12-string jam and Treehouse Walls should've been more adventurous. Wallflower Army had the right idea here, and it's the best made song I feel but even then it packs so much in under 3 minutes that it feels way to snap snap.

I don't really take any influence from much anymore. I got the Nirvana, Misfits, and Sonic Youth still hanging on, along with wannabe Buddy Holly and lots of vocal quirks I picked up from J Pop, but I need to try more. I got into a groove that I can't get out of. I want to make music that is not so clearly structured. I under use acoustics so bad, and it sounded so good on Chuck also. But we see what happens next!

(http://pa1.narvii.com/6541/40f47eda54029f7a4ccdab6e61639277d771820d_hq.gif)

Fricktionary is the "omg music, so new, what do I do" album. Always A Critic is the wild cousin that gets a little out of hand but develops new things. You Get The Point is the guitar against amp phase with more of that creative spark but less on...good tunes. Flat As Manitoba is the perfect Barry Goldman album, it just isn't all there in sound. Midnight Stella is the crappy trying to be more artsy and failing album. Magnus Bridge is the next level up. Homestyle is the honing of my sound. Black Hair Like Blood is the cutting the BS and making better structures album. Aesthetic is the summer, anything goes one. and Call of Mugi is the, okay Barry Goldman as a musical character is figured out, now it's gotten stale.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on September 21, 2017, 08:45:21 AM
Updated Aesthetic to make it a double album. So much better this way. I was conflicted but I'm pretty happy with the songs I made this summer, about 36 before Call of Mugi started. Some are terrible and even on here there is an iffy one or two, but stuff like My Aesthetic, Nico Is A Skate Punk, Yohane's Gothic Dawn, Grandma's Vacation To Cuba, Farming For Commies, Tickle Interrogations (lyrics are a bit embarrassing but instrumentation on the second half is as good as my songs have gotten) and Hospitality are some my best songs. Very happy with those ones and a few others on here.

It's too long and a bit messy at times but I think it stands as a fair effort compared to some of my other stuff like my latest. We got songs about Fidel Castro, Love Live, Tims, 2007, single mothers, and so on. I thought about erasing Call of Mugi but I may as well leave it to mark one of my missteps. Aesthetic is like...okay this whole thread is self centered and egotistical already so I'll just say I'm pretty damn happy with myself for the majority of this album. Some poor moments like Stella's Dawn and 2007 Mist, but man I guess because it was summer I just got into a vibe here, some of my best and smoothest tricks are on here.

New tracklist
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/aesthetic
Spoiler
1. My Aesthetic
2. Visit
3. Divers High
4. Nico Is A Skate Punk
5. Yohane's Gothic Dawn
6. Stella's Dawn
7. Dollar Drink Days
8. Grandma's Vacation To Cuba
9. I'll Have A Water
10. Crisis 

11. Don't Drink My Ice Cap
12. Starscream's Brigade
13. Conquistador Of The Dance Floor (Feat. Lego)
14. 2007 Mist
15. Hospitality
16. Eli Belly
17. #No Custody
18. Rose Petal Panic!
19. Farming For Commies
20. Tickle Interrogations
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on September 21, 2017, 12:34:44 PM
Mixing tips:
EQ- low cut on guitars and vox below 100Hz. Can be gradual or sharp, whichever sounds best. You may want to boost the high frequencies on vocals.

Compression- Too much, and not always the right kind. This is the biggest sterilizer of them all. With vocals it's okay, but with guitars it's a bit much. It can be hard to hear the differences between a short attack and a long attack but experiment with it. I do know a couple of "excersizes," to familiarize yourself with it's effects if you're interested.

Volume- mix at a very low volume if possible. Essentially, you want everything to be heard clearly, balanced both in terms of frequency and panning, and

Reverb and delay- best way to do this is with sends. Forgot how to do this in Reaper, but you should be able to find a tutorial. You can do neat stuff like sidechain compression with sends, too, which can greatly clear up the bass and kick parts.

Also, even before mixing, try to find the best place to put whatever mics you use when recording drums. The less mics you use the more important the placement. Since you only use one mic,  you need to find a spot where the volume of all the drums is balanced. In particular, your cymbals can be very loud sometimes.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on September 21, 2017, 05:14:36 PM
Thanks for the tips! I do in fact need to look into these things more as I always say. I don't even do anything now, just dump things into a template project on Reaper and move the volumes around. Since my #1 priority is to make as much music as possible I don't focus so much on these things, though I should as naturally it'd be nice to make songs that are more enjoyable to hear. and the main problem with Call of Mugi is that mix, yow.

Mic placement yes, on my first two albums I put the mic all around, but then I just got lazy and now it goes on a chair pointed at the kick. It might be okay to tape it to the ceiling but then I have to do that every time. Mixing is just the ultimate headache, I don't even know what things should sound like. I want to care about these things and fix them to make my songs all the better, and not just complain about how unmotivated I am all the time for things that take a while, but I guess it's because there is so much to learn and fix that I'm just like "whatever".

One of these days...maybe. I hope so.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on October 20, 2017, 02:04:19 PM
"Compose a melody" "Okay"
"Work on the song for more then 2 seconds and record more then one demo" "Got it"
"Motivate yourself to play your best on the track and do everything you can think of" "Yup"
"Make it sound nice" "Lol" 

So close yet so...not close at all. Oh well.

Dia's Pain In Spain 
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/dias-pain-in-spain
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on October 21, 2017, 10:33:53 AM
The effort shows. The songwriting and performances are some of your better work.

Also, I've said this before, but your pitch is way more accurate in your lower range. When you get up there you're just throwing notes in the ether, and it's probably because you're straining up there. I would keep working on and using your upper range for things, but just know that your strength currently lies lower.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on October 21, 2017, 11:19:06 AM
Thanks for listening, yes after the frustrating disaster of recording "Barely, Gold Man" I was like, k not again. So big surprise, making demos not only makes the songs better, but when it comes time to record them for real it's a breeze! I've made so many songs that are almost there but have stupid decisions in structure and vocals like Hospitality, Sunspot, Cluster Nebula, Moonphase II etc. So I should know better by now.

Yes, that second chorus was ow. I just don't like how my lower range sounds so much, but I know it works better then...that and some other vocal disasters that never need repeating. But yes, I should do what is on key. Certainly I intend to work on mixing slowly with every track, those acoustics vanish off the planet when the 4 electric tracks come in. and where's the bass...and where's the tambourine...but...these improvements happen very slow.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: suuper-san on October 22, 2017, 02:43:41 PM
I too feel the "oh well" pain, but when i draw, manimal :P
well done for keeping on churning the songs out though :P
kinda cool lyrics but i'm with papis. your voice is so close to the notes but not quite but i cant explain it since i cant sing at all. there were some good moments in it though.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on October 22, 2017, 02:53:13 PM
Thanks for listening, yes there are not many songs where I am right on key. I find I'm only good with songs in D, but I have way too many songs in D! Certainly this song didn't pay off like I wanted, it sounded fine with the melody played over it, but...not so smooth to sing. and even as a whole I think...it's just kind of a boring track. It lacks energy and feels to straight forward, but I've done so many bonehead tracks that I don't want to just have to play like an ape to make good tracks. So it's another step for me, not a failure like...my last album...
Title: The Manimal's Music (2 NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on October 24, 2017, 02:48:42 PM
This song though, eh. Demoed it 4 times, still the vocals, *shutter*. Once more I didn't hit it out like I hoped with this song and I don't really know why...but once more, the idea is to now do things different. Make songs from melodies. I did enough rock and goof for 50/90, I can't just keep doing the same thing of course. So maybe the music was not on point with the melody this time, but...I keep trying.

Excuse Me
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/excuse-me
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on October 31, 2017, 04:05:57 PM
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Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on November 02, 2017, 01:46:13 PM
Not happy at all with what I've been doing, needed to have fun again. I don't know what to do, I never do. So I need to follow mah heart as I do here.

British People Are Weird
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/british-people-are-weird

Spoiler
Say you say I drink your afternoon tea
Oh by the old country tree
There really aint much to see
In your raining city

You bake beans for breakfast
And your always the best dressed
Take a train to your block
Whats with the way you talk

Say you say
Im a hoser you're a jokester
La la la
Im a hoser you're the jokester

Say you say well your music was hot
But your a knobby lot
Eat your potato chip
You honky honk dip

Your Queen is on my money
Mr. Bean's pretty funny
Your land can fit inside me
I dont take milk with my tea

Say you say
Commonwealth means give me wealth
Say you say
Commonwealth for better health


Made it simple, dumped the last four songs in an EP, get rid of them along with my Halloween track for the Happy Hour "Don't Die". Cast it away, this starts the next set. 
https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/differing-heights
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on November 06, 2017, 07:16:51 PM
This was going to be an instrumental until I realized there is a tune to put over it. I have an idea for next album now which will likely have Dia's Pain In Spain and the previous tune. This is a song with the Inuit of Nunavut and Greenland in mind. I'm thinking perhaps every song will be framed around a different country, but not necessarily about them.

Arctic Whispers
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/arctic-whispers
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on November 17, 2017, 02:16:25 PM
Happy with this one mostly! Like "Today's The Annviersay Of My Favorite Movie" but better.

The Motherland Calls
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/the-motherland-calls

Pretty much a riff song that happens to have vocals and drums like "2002 Magazine".

On DVD
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/on-dvd
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on November 20, 2017, 02:33:26 PM
Whether it's K-ON or now Northern Canada, idealization is always the key theme of my music.

Larger Than My Life
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/larger-than-my-life
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on November 29, 2017, 11:16:13 AM
I need a little block of goof rock for the next album as well.

Bad mix, it's weird. Remake of a song I made for 50/90, I didn't record it with any care before. Made it a little less of a joke this time, while remaining silly as it is.

Suomi, Salami, Sasami?
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/suomi-salami-sasami

A classic Barry Goldman song really. With some new things. 

U.F.O
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/ufo         
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG | Suomi 100)
Post by: Manimal on November 30, 2017, 10:07:06 PM
OKAY I KNOW I CAN'T SAY THE WORDS RIGHT BUT DAMNIT I HAD TO DO IT!

I had to make a song for Suomi 100.

You may notice my vocals sound better, not singing wise but sound wise. I used the school's little spot this time, and might re-do all my vocals for this next album there. I need to figure out how to mix it though, I'm used to my constantly clipping settings, no clipping at all this time wow! and a nice location. It's hard enough to say the phrases in the chorus, never mind singing them. I tried many times but this is all I got, I`m like a J singer doing English I suppose. Celebrating the coming 100th birthday of the second best country in the world, which is next Wednesday.

Hyvää Joulua! 
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/hyvaa-joulua 

(https://img00.deviantart.net/323f/i/2017/060/c/1/suomi_finland_100_nes_version_by_kaztah-db0udpw.png)
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on December 05, 2017, 11:11:43 AM
Finally shaped this track into something, next album needs a song like this. My vocals are so so, this key is too hard for me to sing in. For the future I should avoid C...I can't go high in this one. But either way, I mention spaghetti and family dinners in my songs now and then but now I have made the full on Italian...anthem...not really an anthem but yes. Okay. Now I have 1 and a half Suomi songs and 1 and a half Italy songs. With 2 Canada centered songs the next album is made, just need an intro outro for the bas.

Scusami
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/scusami
Title: The Manimal's Music (11th ALBUM COMPLETE)
Post by: Manimal on December 05, 2017, 04:06:03 PM
Barry Goldman's World Tour
(https://i.imgur.com/OueJhvZ.jpg)

1. British People Are Weird
2. Suomi, Salami, Sasami?
3. Scusami
4. Tan Lines
5. Dia's Pain In Spain
6. Larger Than My Life
7. Arctic Whispers
8. The Motherland Calls
9. On DVD
10. Hyvää Joulua!

All songs written & performed by the Manimal

https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/barry-goldmans-world-tour
 

Wow it feels like a decade since my last album, which was only a week or two less than 3 months ago.

I feel my rapid period of slamming these things out is halting, as I have shown myself taking more time makes for a better result. Instead of making 2 or 3 sub-par albums I have made one I can say is to the near best of my current music making abilities.  As always it has it's issues but it's a considerable jump from the bored and almost sparkless Call of Mugi. I have added a couple of new elements as I always should. Finally composed a melody or two, and added a new trick for guitar I haven't used yet which is simply from looking up basics of Bossa Nova and recalling Eddie Van Halen's finger picking good riffs on many a tracks.

The theme is reflective of current interests, and indeed I have sparked a heritage fire. It simply came from learning a bit of history. I have always cared for my Finn and Italian blood, but now I care...even more! So this album is a reflection of that thought and other brief ones like, damn I wanna go to the Yukon, wow they have it rough in Nunavut and of course a song for Commonwealth friends among others. 2017 is the year of Canada 150 and Suomi 100 which is neat. I was going to put this out tomorrow for the date of Suomi 100, but the day before is fine to. Plus I just have to let it out now, it's the release I need.

The biggest wins on this album would be "Dia's Pain In Spain" and "Larger Than My Life". The former didn't turn out as good as I hoped but it's the first and central song everything was build around and with the composed melody it made for some more...well songlike elements about it. The latter is something different to, "Tan Lines" was almost there. For just rock songs, "British People Are Weird" does things as simple as my style goes, and it does the job. Thankfully it's not an album full of that, like my 50/90 stuff.

The biggest fails might be "The Motherland Calls" and "Hyvää Joulua!". The former is fine and the second time I have done a "funky" wah guitar track but it maybe has too long an ending and too little vocal bits. The latter has one of my nicest sentiments and it's a 12-string track but man those vocals. It's hard to sing in a language I don't know alright! Man. Atleast I tried I will say to myself. I don't think there are that big of fails, as far as my music goes this time. Certainly no "Treehouse Walls" to spoil the day.

I will reflect to myself more when I defecate out my "Best of 2017" comp, but man. I have gone so far this year. Still not close to making something that say, people would want to listen to without knowing me, but compared to even the start of the year this is a big step. and it's just come from my will and my drive to push. I go from loving it to absolutely hating everything I make and wanting to erase it all from time to time. But I keep going because I have to. I can't stop or else it will be like my comics, dropped.

Flat As Manitoba, Midnight Stella, Magnus Bridge, Homestyle, Black Hair Like Blood, Aesthetic, Call of Mugi and finally Barry Goldman's World Tour build my 2017 line-up. 8 albums...I do not think I can top this in the future, and I don't think I will try. This album has shown me it's vital to take breaks and the time to get things going again. I just go with how it goes. So we see. Next album I want to continue on the "chill" side of things and focus a lot more on my lyrics. I want to try old country seriously, in my own way, and do what I can with jazzy elements that is in my range of ability. and of course...I wanna rock.

So I've kanan balled the future, found Stella, gazed at the haze of pink vapor across midnight, rode in the sunlight on a pin striped suit, untangled the sweater of fringe hidden facades, said goodbye to the decade's worth of time from summer 2007 to summer 2017, answered to the Call of Mugi and now hid in the fields of blood line ideals. Or some nonsense like that. So once more, we do it again. The line of 2017, Kanan Ball The Future.

I need a new catch phrase now...
Title: The Manimal's Music (2017 Best Of Album)
Post by: Manimal on December 11, 2017, 02:00:13 PM
Best of 2017 (https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/best-of-2017)
(https://i.imgur.com/g9neWBT.jpg)

1.  No Wave For Kitty
2. Zellers' Heroes
3. Kanan's School Of Sunshine
4. Magnus Bridge
5. Pinstripe Kermit
6. Sunspot
7. Fringe
8. Yohane's Gothic Dawn
9. Conquistador Of The Dance Floor (Feat. Lego) *
10. Hospitality
11. Theme For Midnight Stella
12. Goofballed
13. My Bop Bop
14. Dia's Pain In Spain
15. Wallflower Army
16. Barely Gold, Man
All songs written & performed by the Manimal sans * lyrics & guest vox by Lego

https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/best-of-2017
 

and here it is my best songs of 2017. Oh man. The year started with a song about Kanan's abs and ended with a song about Finland's 100th birthday. I think...that's a solid way to do things. I made sure "Kanan ball the future" was the first and last lines in the songs for the sake of bookending the year's 8 albums nicely.

First of all I need to thank Paipis and Lego once more. Pipe, as you know I wouldn't have even started making music if you didn't happen to mention Reaper and then Sonic Youth. and Lego just having some one comment on my tracks and such is all I need to keep going! So thanks both of you for being my supporters! You need even a little bit like that to keep inspired.

My songs this year are much better then last, though still not great or overly listenable it's just you know, me making my way through things. I think it drives me slightly crazy how many times I've listened to my own albums, but it's what you gotta do. To note where you can improve and what you did wrong. This year started strong with Flat As Manitoba which was to the best of my music abilities as my last release of the year, Barry Goldman's World Tour was to. But Midnight Stella was such a violent drop in quality, mostly due to low inspiration, Beefheart, and FAWM. Still that's where "My Bop Bop" was born.

Magnus Bridge is maybe my "biggest" creative work and the one where things really started. Stella, the Diametric Twin Tailed Goddess and all that came to be. Stella is like the most confusing character ever, and the story told on that album makes no sense. Homestyle was a fun one to make, Black Hair Like Blood was the best of my abilities at that time though it should've been longer and could've been improved in many parts. This summer was wild with 50/90 being awesome and coming up with too many songs. So Aesthetic is super uneven and sort of samey. 

Then Call of Mugi is a boring one, but tighter in some ways. Though the concept, continuing Magnus Bridge, is even worse. I went too hard on things, now I don't think I can make a K-ON framed song again. I've done so many songs with references or thoughts to K-ON! and Love Live this year that it's silly. Kanan balled, Mari-nated, Dia-Rama, the big ones. My confidence and everything has improved from just grinding however, so I have formed myself into a better artist by the time of my latest Barry Goldman's World Tour. My music's mood is also reflective of my times this year.

I don't know where I go from here, I thought in November 2016 I had done everything I could as a one man band, but clearly that was wrong. Nothing about this is ideal, my set-up, my drumset, everything, none of it is ideal. But I just make due with what I have and deal with it. I want to play with a band yes, but I don't want to go through the stress of managing people. There is no magic always motivated and ready group waiting for me. So I will just continue as I do. Nothing happened from January 1st to now to change my musical set-up and unless I do something nothing will.

Yohane's Gothic Dawn is my favorite song I made this year, though Magnus Bridge and Kanan's School of Sunshine are my best. But Yohane's Gothic Dawn is a song that both rocks the hardest and reflects Chester's death, 2007 sentiment and is framed around a Love Live character. and it has my best solo.

But who knows not me. We just roll on eh eh yes yes okay yes indeed alright. The cover is kind of boring, I did so much with my friends this summer and have so many pictures of THE TREES AND NICE BLUE SKIES so I felt it was best to put one like it, and it fits my music, but it's just like. Wow a sky and water and trees, creative. But ya, so it goes eh.

To the next adventures...

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Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on January 28, 2018, 09:05:53 PM
2018, here we go.

Yoshiko's Last Stand
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/yoshikos-last-stand
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Coach Fro on January 29, 2018, 12:20:28 PM
Wow that was actually pretty good! The song has a nice groove to it and I can see it being used as part of a anime soundtrack or something along those lines. Your voice was a little weird for me at first, but I got used to it as the song progressed. However, there were certain parts of the song where you trying to hit a specific note in your vocals and it didn't sound right to me for some reason. I'm not much of a music critic, nor am I well versed in this kind of genre of music, so I'm not sure if I can provide any valuable critique. But overall, I did enjoy this song and I will be checking out more of your past work when I get a chance.

Keep on rocking brother!
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on January 29, 2018, 08:25:12 PM
Oh thanks for checking it out!

Indeed I was out of tune in parts, and I'm trying new ways of mixing my vocals. So they sit a bit odd on this track even more so then others. I'm happy you noted this though, any critique or comment is valuable to me because it's a note of the listening experience, which is important to know! I imagine most people would be thrown off by my vocals because, the way I sing kind of makes no sense. Thanks again! I am always very happy when anyone listens to my stuff!   

Another new one...eh my vocals are bad when I try to sing like this, just like on Dia's Pain In Spain. But it's the second most heartfelt song I've made next to Hyvää Joulua. and yes I know I said Venezia wrong...it's not perfect it never is but everything is a step I say... 

Neo Venezia 
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/neo-venezia
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on January 31, 2018, 08:31:34 AM
Is this really why I started making music. Is this really what I'm meant to do as a human being. Is this really my destiny. Is this really so.

Idols Have Abs
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/idols-have-abs
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Action Animation on February 01, 2018, 02:43:07 PM
wow you have talent^^
never expected MR to hold a  musician^^what kind of Mic are you using ^^
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on February 02, 2018, 10:48:25 AM
Thanks! Yes we have a few, I can't say I'm the most sophisticated of which! Rock Band mic for all then Blu Snowball on my vocals.

New songs firing out, I got to finish my backlog then get on some more FAWM tunes in true FAWM spirit. This song...could do better on the vocals as normal but eh.

Late 2000's Planet 
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/late-2000s-planet 
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Action Animation on February 02, 2018, 10:43:15 PM
I think it add more personality to your song^^ so Im eager to hear more^^
-Action
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on February 03, 2018, 08:17:57 PM
Thanks haha.

FAWM is in action now. So finally a song I recorded and uploaded today instead of held for a bit. It's messy, sometimes the point other times it's the mix. I'm going somewhere I want to with songs like this atleast. This is one of those songs I had no idea what it would be until it came together I wrote lyrics that made it seem like the track was made for them.

Superior
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/superior
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on February 05, 2018, 10:34:02 AM
Caught up to my tracks that have been forming since the end of December. I haven't been working hard on them or anything, mostly they've just sat and the lyrics changed a bit or I re-did some bits. This song I made when the Polish restaurant closed and it made me feel sad about my city. But by now I'm in the mood of wanting to feel like things are better and ignore everyone who says it's bad, but you can't and I just don't know. So that's the point of this track and this album. Just trying to be more honest to my own thoughts this time around.

I think that's another 3-4 songs left for this album! Depending how it plays out.

Ghosts Of Kaministiquia 
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/ghosts-of-kaministiquia
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG FEAT LEGO)
Post by: Manimal on February 13, 2018, 09:14:19 AM
We're at it again for the 4th collab. Lego wrote the lyrics and did guest vocals here.

The track is flawed, it always is. The mix is terrible and I dunno, doing a song without loud guitars at all feels too weird to me. The guitars always move things in my songs but in this they just kind of...exist. and I couldn't find the right drum groove since I don't know how to make surf songs. But this whole album is just me trying and if it doesn't work...atleast I tried. Plus composed melodies.

So ya, we at it again. The sad thing is, my songs sound better with composed melodies but I suck so hard at singing that I am now MORE out of key then ever before even when I do a vocal line on guitar to sing to. Why. Why.

Black Sea Fleet
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/black-sea-fleet-feat-ahasuerus
Title: The Manimal's Music (12th ALBUM COMPLETE)
Post by: Manimal on February 13, 2018, 02:07:21 PM
Barry Goldman : Ghosts of Kaministiquia
(https://i.imgur.com/83UjrNA.jpg)

1. Superior
2. Neo Venezia 
3. Idols Have Abs
4. Silver Mines
5. Black Sea Fleet (Feat. Legomaestro) *
6. Lithuanian Devil
7. Vietnam
8. Yoshiko's Last Stand
9. Late 2000's Planet
10. Ghosts of Kaministiquia

All songs written & performed by the Manimal sans * (lyrics & guest vocal by Legomaestro)

https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/ghosts-of-kaministiquia
         

I was going to be novel and put this out tomorrow but I just want it out of my hair. Like before these albums grow to be a pain and I just want them out of the way so I can work on better songs and start the cycle again. So this one, which I've been forming since December I just kind of hit send on when I felt the vibe of things was over and needed to shift. There is no idea but it works into some of the songs about my world. As normal there must be a song with a Love Live character name, but this time there is also Idols Have Abs, a phrase that's been around for a while now. I finally used it.

I am just starting to do better things with composing melodies, so this feels like a primal beginning, as with Dia's Pain In Spain. The issue is my singing which is even weaker with composed melodies because somehow it's even more impossible to be in key for that. But this is the beginning of that. Slowly the music I can make may become the music I want to make. But we will see.

The biggest wins on this album are Late 2000's Planet and Ghosts of Kaministiquia. Both are to the near best of my musical abilities. I wanted to make an album that was kind of just all over, but certainly I didn't do this as best as I could. Still there where tracks that have been forming for a bit, which like my last album proved to be a good way to make songs I am happy with. 

The biggest fail on this album is Vietnam, or atleast the first half. I tried something and it didn't work super well but the ending I am happy with even if it's a thing I've done many times before. Still it's been a bit since I've done something like that. Idols Have Abs isn't as wild as I would've liked either.

I tried new ways to mix this time so there is none of the "Digital Drum Compressor, Stereo Width, Stereo Upmix" like I put on every single track before. Instead I tried some different things and used a bigger amp. Still haven't got a great handle. I have better recording stuff now but still no way to use it yet, so the soundboard just sits there...   

When FAWM started things took a bad turn. Superior and Vietnam are very sloppy tracks, but something to get out of the system atleast. February seems to be a bad time for my music. I feel if I make an album over a few months it loses focus, and that is kind of the case here. So it seems for my purposes being quick is good also. 

So ya, it's another album! Not a ton to say this time. Just keeping at it, and now Lithuanian Devi joins the cast.     

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Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on March 08, 2018, 11:13:59 PM
Last time on the Midnight Stella saga the Magnus Bridge is fired at Yuigrad but is stopped when the Dingus takes control of the situation. The super weapon, powered by the Nebula Crystal in Stella, fell into the hands of the Diametric Twin Tailed Goddess, who sprung a trap for Stella in the fortress city of illusion. At the end of the forth plate, the Dingus and Stella fall through the surface, creating a rift in the reality. Midnight's crystal is shattered, and now the two find themselves in an all new dimension, one controlled by the Dingus' own instinct.

If that sounds silly, well it's not meant to be a clear and amazing narrative. This is the start of the third album in the Midnight Stella trilogy, which began with Magnus Bridge and continued with Call Of Mugi. I have a clear idea for this one, but we'll see how it goes. This song is lyrically based on the first chapter of The Kalevala which I have started reading, I wanted to note this increasing interest in my Karelian heritage specifically. and do so in a way that isn't the same everytime. 

The sound is muddy and poor here, my songs are still in that period. The intro is brutal, but it doesn't really matter what you do when your drums are trashed, it got bad this time last year, and now...oh my. My laptop was being slow when I was recording the drums and I got so frustrated I smashed my sticks through the snare so...the snare doesn't sound too good on this track. But I go on because it's what I do. Plus my drumming is stagnant, I play virtually the same on every track, which I intend to change up somehow. I'm loving playing bass more nowadays, it's so fun but it sounds so poor in the mix.

(https://i.imgur.com/uUoBPmg.gif)

So yes, the beginning of the Skywalk.

Midnight's Shattered Crystal
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/midnights-shattered-crystal 

Lyrics
Spoiler
Air-Lass, the maiden
For me the breeze has foresaken
A wave, fills her belly
and plently of, the storm is steady
The pains, awaiting on space
To plant this egg, the place
A gust, scattering East
and Northwest, South, never to cease

We will find our home, no will to be alone
The Air-Lass searches for you, hard as the beach wind blew

The sands and the stormy sky
Everything seems to say goodbye
Stand cool, look ahead
The maiden will shatter this dread

Their faces, are nothing like mine
The Mother Water sends her misty sign
Take heed, my children
I'll find the frontier to build in

We will find our home, no will to be alone
The Air-Lass searches for you, hard as the beach wind blew

Water Mother, in the overcast beach
No one, just trash and a single foot print
Rain is coming, and we need our shelter
Rain is coming, where is our shelter?

We are weak, the weakest ever
We are weak, the worst kind
Who has honour, who has valour
When every day is a storm cloud shower
To the face, of the sleeping bear
Eyes fixated, no movement to spare
Who dare, to poke the beast
A step forward, we shall be released
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on March 09, 2018, 06:33:14 PM
This is a better song, the last one is a bit messy and certainly a mid album type of track. But this one I think is decent by my own standards. Singing is a little off of course.

Going back to scribbling pictures for the art doesn't look good at all, especially when my scanner doesn't work. I wanted to give them that old touch but it looks awful. Whatever though, it reflects the music quality really.

Nuevo Dia
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/nuevo-dia 

Lyrics
Spoiler
What if today I was someone else
and my old self would walk away
I'd see a Goldman in his mind
The fellow they've seen all the time

Feel no fear, of messing up here
I'm someone new, whatever I do

What if today there was no thought
Of keeping up the image I've got
I'll be you for the day
and see in your eyes, see your way

See your sky, see your rise
and everything you hold inside
Then no matter what I do
The record is filed under you

Feel no fear, of messing up here
I'm somebody new, whatever I do

Dia, Neo Dia
When the sun is getting higher
I'll try my luck with something new
But I expect absolutely nothing from you

Dia, Neo Dia
When the walls are getting tighter
We run this fair for something fake
and we leave without a face to break
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on March 11, 2018, 03:07:25 PM
A simple idea, and very much a Barry Goldman song.

The Reclaimers Of Karelia
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/the-reclaimers-of-karelia

Lyrics
Spoiler
Lost in the center, of a thousand words, make me sink away
I'm cuttin' and crawlin', through broken geeks, they have so much to say

I see myself in them, I really can't pretend
We keep it out or in, in a sweat bin

Some really freaky faces, fallin' in their places, people of their sort
The skirts full of dirt, and wigs on twigs, pay into the fort

A culture of their own, a clique gone battle prone
Here's the world today, blood so far away

The Reclaimers Of Karelia, man I do not see ya
Anglo Saxon, Frenchy Mad Man, it's so le passe
Oh we have a kind of our own, this hobby watered and grown
They carve a path of their own, so unknown

Here's a generation at war with themselves, nothing else to do
No Soviet invasion, no Commie dictation, it's all inside of you

Emotions are the bombs, panic in alarm
Keep it out or in, in a self held bin

The Reclaimers Of Karelia, man I do not see ya
There is a culture, based on hobby, in the hotel lobby
I see you wearing your Aqours suit, with a brand new look to boot
Product culture how it is, but we're all running the freak show biz

Make me sink away
They have so much to say
Nothing else to do
It's all inside of you
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on March 12, 2018, 04:10:06 PM
I am rather happy with this one, I have done something different atleast. and I thought this was just going to be a throwaway as well. 

309
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/309a

Lyrics
Spoiler
If it was up to me, you'd be "free", so don't you come and question me
I want nothing to do, with the Strange Brew, you feed to your crew
You're stuck in the mind, and find you bind, yourself to the bed
Wrists go red, and now you dread, being a convict in your head

I want you - nowhere - in my sight - you might
Question and wonder why that is - I don't care - alright

If it was up to me, you'd be "free", so don't you come and question me
You seem to gain, something from the pain, but still find a reason to complain
You have to be, in society, not Fairy Land all tipsy turby
Free to speak, means I won't sneak, my works of warning and critique
Not personal, it's principal, so decrease the decimals
If it was up to me, you'd be free, to be judged upon, just like me

I have my - own trouble - to stumble - in life
I have no - pity if you don't try - alright

309 - you overcome
309 - and don't come undone
309 - stregthen your head
309 - and get outta bed
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on March 18, 2018, 12:04:34 PM
A song from the Diametric Twin Tailed Goddess POV like "Coughing Up The Heel".

The Annexation Of You
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/the-annexation-of-you

Lyrics
Spoiler
"Let's annex Albania
Let's reclaim Karelia
It's whatever you want my, follower
If it leaves a bad taste take, Recola"

Feel weak to a, woman's tears
Run the trail with, zero fears
Please don't cry it makes me mad
I'll find who did it and I'll, make it bad

"Curious down the hall
Answer without a call
It's you who crawled to me"
Stella says, "what a pity"

The old folk make my, heart break
I'll come over find, something to bake
Rude Grandkids get a, wicked slap
Appreciate their stories you, stupid brat

It's in my brain to feel this way
Hope no one turns it astray
The Twin Tails speak, "Aloha Aloha
Let's annex Albania"

Always turn my way
Annex you today
Diametric fleet
Falling like a sheet
Midnight's purple light
Out of your sight
Always turn my way
Annex you today
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on March 21, 2018, 06:43:57 PM
Possibly the first song on my album in works, unless I do an intro thing. It didn't go as I planned, but I like when songs go that way, as long as the outcome is not too bad. I still want to make more normal type songs, when I make a song I feel I have to change things up a lot and do verses and choruses very quick as to not repeat so much. But many great tracks will just play the same thing over and over while the vocals drive changes until a bridge or something. 

Freaks Find Their Way   
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/freaks-find-their-way

Lyrics
Spoiler
What was left of the fair blew away in the cold
When the summer skies froze and covered in mold
The boxes of pizza rotting in sweaty vapor
To the trash can next to the program paper

Here is the Skywalk
On one ends the future’s shock
Will you stay here as generations rise
To trample you on the way to the prize

We can age and age till we break in a rage
And wonder how we skipped to this page
What year is it, how old are you?
How old are you?

Come, to the Freak Con, it's awkward and it's dumb
Close, the hotel doors, join in, on the greasy fun

You are my people, it's just how it is
I might not like you, but what can I do

We're not all strange, we all kind of range
And no one is the same, it's all in the name

Come down, to the Freak Con, the show is turned on
Come on, to the Freak Con, before it is gone

You are my people, it's just how it is
Do I even like you? , well you know I do

Oh my idol friend, they're going to replace us

Your Mother says, "Freaks find their way"
Your Father hopes, you'll be like him one day
Your Mother says, "Freaks find their way"
Your Father hopes, you'll be like him one day

We're clearing out like County Fair
Robins Donuts everywhere
One day you'll see your light
And get so blind you can never fight


My friends showed me this little thing they did that sounded like the opening of a documentary, I instantly got them to do it again and record it knowing it must be on my next album.

Introspective Interlude     
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/introspective-interlude     
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on March 25, 2018, 05:18:45 PM
This album actually has a far more sound concept then I figured at first. A couple more songs to go.

Echoes In The Pool Room 
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/echoes-in-the-pool-room

Lyrics
Spoiler
Typical situation
My bagel is stale and there's no ginger-ale
French vanilla's in the machine
and the morning grey is passing

Echoes in the pool room die
and along the hall streamers lie

My blanket cape drapes down the floor
They're setting the show up once more

Oh the aroma
We pack like fish ready dish
You don't have to add any spice
The thoughts in our minds can suffice

Yesterday a Dragon Slayer told me, 
"No girl can ever be lonely"   
Funny, but anything can be a truth
If you hear the case of another booth

Still these wholesale declarations
Sweep every corner of the nation
I will make my very own today, you see 
Everyone is wrong, expect for me       

Echoes in the pool room die
and along the hall streamers lie
They rise it up to steal your money
This nerdy front to them is funny       
 
Now this hotel booms with sound
Now the geek squad is all around
I see the smile crew counting money
This manipulation to them is funny
   
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW ALBUM)
Post by: Manimal on March 30, 2018, 12:34:04 PM
Barry Goldman : Skywalk
(https://i.imgur.com/rpoKsSS.jpg)

1. Freaks Find Their Way
2. The Reclaimers Of Karelia
3. Nuevo Dia
4. 309
5. Under The Skywalk
6. Midnight's Shattering Crystal
7. The Annexation Of You
8. Echoes In The Pool Room
9. Ocean Blue Mornings

All songs written & performed by the Manimal sans 

https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/skywalk
           

and another album is done, a part Stella album but mostly it's just what's on the mind of me. It might be my best album yet! Or is Barry Goldman's World Tour...it's one of those two. I think the flow is a little off and it maybe trails off a bit, but still it has some of my best tracks that feel like the best of my current abilities. and I got to use my acoustics more this time and atleast used my 12-string on a track also. and that cowbell to.

The biggest win on this album is obviously "Under The Skywalk" the best song I have made so far besides "Magnus Bridge". I am very happy with how it turned out, not my vocals, but the rest of the song. Of course my vocals are just whatever as always, but man that song was just the thing I needed to make to represent something I needed to. Also I am happy with "Nuevo Dia", "309", "Midnight's Shattering Crystal", "Echoes In The Pool Room" and "Ocean Blue Mornings".

A lot of this album is just based on my experience at the last sort of geek con held here. It wasn't great and made me miss the local anime con that ended in 2016. When it's a general geek fest you can't find "your people" because it's just everyone. Only when I ran into one of my friends was I able to find a bit of anything like that briefly, otherwise it was just not a great time. I already made "Freak Con" but you know, it keeps on going. and it makes me think of how "my people" changes over generations. My parents generation didn't care for their heritage so much, but I find myself caring very much about my two bloodlands and it makes me want to keep it alive because it's what makes us us or something. I don't want to be annoying about that though, I am not an actual Finlander or Italian, I am a Canadian who carries the blood of centuries of Karelian, Abruzzian etc. history that led to here. It doesn't make me special in the eyes of anyone but myself, so I want to think of how I can say these things without being like the classic Plastic Paddy or something. 

Next album I want to make songs. Like actual songs that are song like and not just whatever thrown together. Although I was better at that this time I think. Perhaps if I make the beats with a drum machine first, then write off of that and play it normally (of course there would never be a drum machine in my actual music) it could be better. I want songs to feel stand alone like they have a purpose and quality of their own, which is not what my albums feel like now. This is what happens when you make music without caring for "the rules". Of course I don't want to play by "the rules" but if I want to make music like what I love then it has to be better than this.   

So ya, another album done let's move on to the next one and hope it's better ei.

(https://pa1.narvii.com/6644/7541b3d5a612d37490e65058c75484fb5f83abb8_hq.gif)
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Coryn on April 03, 2018, 08:39:08 PM
Are you going for having the two like, vocals and guitar tracks split between the two ears? Under the Skywalk is great, but my ears are begging for combined audio in each ear.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on April 03, 2018, 11:52:00 PM
In all my songs guitars are panned hard with two different tracks for left and right with other random fill ins panned around and vocals are always center. The thing on that song is only one acoustic plays during the whole verse so it sounds like it's split as nothing else fills but the softer drums.

I always say it but I should put more into mixing...right now my songs are too muddy and dulled where they previously where overly loud, trembly and messy. But I've only tried two different ways also...
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on April 06, 2018, 01:26:25 PM
My Superior Northwestern Soul (Compilation Album) (https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/sets/my-superior-northwestern-soul)
(https://i.imgur.com/MwxZdHN.png)

1. Larger Than My Life 
2. Superior
3. Suomi, Salami, Sasami?
4. Scusami
5. Late 2000's Planet
6. Wallflower Army
7. 309
8. Under The Skywalk
9. Nuevo Dia
10. Hyvää Joulua!
11. Coughing Up The Heel
12. Midnight's Shattered Crystal
13. Stella Skies
14. Ghosts Of Kaministiquia
15. Barely Gold, Man
All songs written & performed by the Manimal

https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/sets/my-superior-northwestern-soul
   

Woohoo, it's the end of another era of the Manimal's music. This is a compilation of my previous 4 albums Call of Mugi, Barry Goldman's World Tour, Ghosts Of Kaministiquia and Skywalk which summarize my life in the passing Fall-Winter season from the start of second year, the discovery of the Polish restaurant, the start of the college strike, some mild adventuring in the townships, the dropping out of school which I firmly decided while eating pierogis, the end of the Polish restaurant, gaining more knowledge of my heritage, oh the madness, the antics so crazy huh. I normally don't like to clutter my Soundcloud with compilations but I want this to feel like the end of an era of my music, it's just a thing for me. I think the eras end with the seasons and all, and this has been a good era for my music. 

I have finally gotten a better expression, there is nothing I'm necessarily burning to write about. But I got a much clearer vision, and went from making songs of my idealization and my goofiness to trying to make something about my place in the world, my city, my nationality/heritage, my goof, all that stuff. I think if British bands sound firmly British, how can I sound not just firmly Canadian, but firmly like someone from Northwestern Ontario. We are not the same as the South, which is why I separate us, I want people to know when I say Ontario that I do not mean Toronto, and that Canada has so much more to it than the super cities. Until Call of Mugi I always called my stuff "Goof Rock" which is a tag I don't use anymore...it's just me rock! Not to say I'm so unique and special, my music and I are quite self-absorbed. 

Sometimes I get down about my music, thinking it's not like the stuff I love and all. But all I can do as a one man band is make the music of me, and try to do stuff that feels like something only I can make. Being a one man band is a self absorbed kind of thing because it's only me you know. It all revolves around me, which is good and bad for making music. It means I can make literally whatever I feel, but within my own abilities without any other minds.Regardless of how it is. and this is certainly my strongest set of tunes put together that say something about me and who I am. In a silly way, because my music is still pretty silly all things considered. But I take it seriously regardless because it's the work of me, it's what I do.

I don't think what I make next will be so different, I know how I am. But this little chapter of my music is done and I'm actually happy with it, and how I have expanded my aims a little bit. I'm not such a profound lyricist, and my compositions are too rushed and overly jumpy, but it's how it goes. The songs here are some of my most honest I'd say. It's the superior soul of the Goldman.

(https://38.media.tumblr.com/e8b941894bbee46fa782d882f849f7f9/tumblr_mq5hczMRPw1r6qhvto2_500.gif)   
 
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on April 12, 2018, 03:55:03 PM
No time to stop! Another set begins with...well a song. The mix is miserable. Don't you dare make fun of how I say "breakfast" okay. I've never said it correctly and never will. Bref-ixt. I've said many times how I love morning talk shows because they feel so sentimental, something about it feels so 2000's just like the guide channel that played movie trailers and all the jingles like "iTravel 2000 dot com! Call 1-8-6-6 wow deal! and get away for less". and the classic "800-5-88-2-300 Empire! Today!". One of my silly dreams is to be on one of those early shows. and New York is always an interesting city to me. When I think of America I think TEXAS, but New York is like that outsider image, the super city.

Oh ya I got a new hi-hat also.

Mornin' New York 
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/mornin-new-york

(https://pa1.narvii.com/5960/372cbdba0b3f82bac02823479f840cc54024bcd2_hq.gif)     
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on April 12, 2018, 04:59:51 PM
"Brexit"
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on April 12, 2018, 05:11:05 PM
Yes but with the f for the bref action. Like bre-fix-t or something. Though I could go into Tims like "I want a sausage Brexit sandwich". Brek-fest is too much word, the k sound just slows you down or something. I dunno.
Title: The Manimal's Music (2 NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on April 15, 2018, 12:14:01 PM
Well looks like the first three songs of the next project are in place...

Burger Cops
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/burger-cops   

The Shy Lightning                                                           
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/the-shy-lightning   
Title: The Manimal's Music (2 NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on April 22, 2018, 11:48:11 AM
This is likely the most hell raising jam I have made ever. I'm quite happy with that despite how it sounds. This has far more feeling and...well endurance and ability to it then my sloppy "punk" jams like "One Hopeless Buyer". This drum track was hella hard for something so simple. I had to go robot mode and stop thinking just to keep up. I've never played such a beat so straight for this long.

Fraser Valley Apple Heist
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/fraser-valley-apple-heist

This is a different thing now, well slightly. I did some brand new to me tricks. It turned out some what I suppose.

Awkward Potato   
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/awkward-potato     

(https://i.imgur.com/zj8AloV.gif)
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Coryn on April 22, 2018, 12:45:36 PM
That first one definitely does have that early punk kinda vibe. Although I am, as ever, confounded by your taste in subject matter.

Awkward Potato seems to play to your vocal strengths. Sort of rambling and spoken instead of straight up sing I suppose. It's also nice that I could understand you throughout the whole thing. You tend to lose yourself in a lot of your stuff, so it was a nice change
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music (Another Song?)
Post by: Manimal on April 22, 2018, 01:07:03 PM
Haha, thanks for listening. Eh, just a simple apple heist in BC, you know doing some wicked stuff. What you mean you can't understand when I shout like a dip and jumble words in a confusing manner? Ya I know what you mean though.

Another song today. It's um, I made it in like 2 seconds and wrote the lyrics while the water was boiling for mah noots. I don't actually say "zed" but as part of making my music as Canadian as possible I must take it on. Well, this set is shaping up more like random details of my life that are mundane but amusing to only me. Musically this is me trying to improve the rhythms of my songs, I'm quite happy with my bassline on this track though it doesn't punch althrough well in the verse. 

Camp Lazlo
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/camp-lazlo   
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on April 29, 2018, 02:26:29 PM
-edit-

I should've thought for a second before putting that on. It wasn't a bad track by my means but a little heinous on the lyrics and overall tone. Does not work for my album in the works. Certainly I will reuse the music, but not the lyrics. Ouch.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW EP)
Post by: Manimal on May 01, 2018, 04:07:10 PM
Barry Goldman : Piirakka Enlightenment (EP)
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3143454734_16.jpg)

1. A New York Morning
2. Minnesota
3. The Shy Lightning
4. Camp Lazlo
5. Awkward Potato
6. Fraser Valley Apple Heist

All songs written & performed by the Manimal

https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/piirakka-enlightenment
           

This is the end of Barry Goldman everyone!

Well just the name. I'm changing names to Kanttila, which I feel fits myself better. The music will be the same, whatever stuff I feel like doing, but I just want to start a new page and have a name that fits me more. Basically I wanted something Finnish so I will go with my (recently discovered) original family name changed generations ago and add a letter. Barry Goldman is an overly catchy name that just works but it's not a name that I'd like to have for myself and where my music is going. If I made music on a big scale I'd just use my own name, but for this stuff I don't want to be Barry Goldman anymore.

This EP is two trilogies of songs, it was never really going to work as a full album anyway, besides they are 6 tracks that are their own things and I like what I've done here. It's just a short listen which, if anyone was to listen to my stuff, would be for the better. I am quite satisfied with the 6 tracks here anyway! "A New York Morning" is certainly one of my best songs with an actually normal structure and a real chorus!

So yes it's not really an end or a beginning or anything, I will still count my albums the same, but now with a new name and Bandcamp etc. That's 13 albums and now 5 EPs since I started July 2016. Let's keep things going as the one man band who...smashes things until...bandmates appear? Eh, maybe one day. For now Barry Goldman goes bye bye and Kanttila rises.

(https://78.media.tumblr.com/dc4afd5ca1987172e134c47a9ea6c13c/tumblr_nmcs8rxtjZ1tyak95o1_r2_500.gif) 
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on May 06, 2018, 12:59:00 PM
Let's try some covers, k why not. I have no idea where I want to take my music right now, I have lots of lyrics and ideas but not so much how I will pull them off. I also want to conserve my riffs as to have lots of input for 50/90 this year, since it was such a great time last year where I basically shaped my own musical identity. Being me I want to keep the music flowing and uploading, so my heart tells me to try a covers EP. Now with my new musical name oh joy.

Heartbeat (Buddy Holly Cover) 
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/heartbeat   

I was very unsure about this one but I gotta push myself in little ways, which is what I did here, covering a song I knew I couldn't pull off vocally because...well I'm a guy. So I went way off the original key and tried to do a version that felt honest to me, while keeping the form of the song. I tried to do almost all the elements of the original instrumental, but it didn't all come through so vividly. Of all Carly Rae's songs this was the easy pick, the one that made me love her to begin with, the follow up single in 2012 that was only a hit in my country. This was the hardest thing I've had to sing aside from Under The Skywalk, mainly because of the key, as if I sing too low it sounded bad so I tried to do it all in one tone, unlike the original. So that might sound off.

Curiosity (Carly Rae Jepsen Cover) 
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/curiosity   

(https://steamusercontent-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/360653562179606821/806897BE7DC84C122DC530F7515A5F5F9C8AD045/)
Title: The Manimal's Music (2 NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on May 13, 2018, 08:19:18 PM
Our 5th collab, it's not like, a fun back and forth but we do different things everytime. Lego came up with the verse and chorus riff as well as the lyrics and melodies. You can tell write away the verse is a Lego melody also. This is fun to work with and the results trackwise I am happy with aside from the mix and the terrifyingly horrific bass sound. Based of the comic we did where I drew and he wrote. That was a one time magic, but we continue to make collab tracks because it's fun man. I love to make songs with Lego, whatever way we do it.

The Labors Of Larry Pine (Feat. Lego)
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/the-labors-of-larry-pine 

I'm happy with the music here, but the mix eh. I tried something sort of new to me I think. I ripped the Johnny Marr trick of open tuning and dropping things. I tuned my Jazzmaster to open A and threw loose whammy bars at it, and messed with the volume and whammy. It was fun and sounded neat. I've said it a lot, the Jazzmaster is a tool for cool things and you have to use it like a tool. It's not a normal guitar. It's a wild animal. I alao did the thing in "Ask" which sounds like a harmonica as a rhythm maker in the later verse. Cool trick.

Gloved Hello   
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/gloved-hello

(https://pa1.narvii.com/5983/51ad9127ba899346af1d827eeb951ea0d709d1f1_hq.gif) 
 
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: legomaestro on May 14, 2018, 10:14:51 AM
Ninja link drop to the collab in question. http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,15755.msg259770.html#msg259770

Cheers for one time magic. And serious props on that breakdown and turning my trashy bass into something worth listening to. I tend to sing my lyrics too restrained so I find it cool how you sing them out.

This was fun indeed haha.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on May 15, 2018, 10:24:25 AM
Barry Goldman & Ahasuerus : Two Much Power (PLAYLIST)
(https://i.imgur.com/BmqRAjn.png)

1. Conquistador Of The Dance Floor
2. The Labors Of Larry Pine
3. Black Sea Fleet
4. Pink Blood On The Battlefield
5. Number Two On A Top Ten List
6. Mr. Loch Ness
7. I'll Have A Water
8. This Clock Keeps Ticking
9. Camp Lazlo
10. It's OK
11. Sunspot
12. Epic Deathscene
13. Superior
14. Phonecall For Stelly
15. Diver's High

All songs written & performed by the Manimal

https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/sets/two-much-power
           

The combined power of me and Lego! Features the 5 collab songs we've done so far, and 5 previous tracks from both of us going back and forth.       

Lego drew the cover! We make a great duo...I like to make music along with Lego, he and someone from UltimateGuitar are the extent of my Soundcloud network! Maybe some people from FAWM 50/90 to but a lot of those folks only post when it's go time. So I wanted to post this fun playlist of the songs we've done and some randomly chosen songs that go together in some sort of manner.

So this is just something enjoyable. I make so many songs that I like to make things like this to list them in a good way. Like I'm really proud of "Diver's High" aside from the overly busy mix and out of key singing right off the bat. SOMEHOW it has 200 plays on SoundCloud. A fairly good amount of that is from myself, but it isn't all me. It was a 50/90 song, but that count is impossible to explain. It's a song about just wanting to do things with my life that aren't the same as always. I don't know what Diver's High means, I heard "runners high" in K-ON which is where Mio gets song ideas when she's on a mad jog, and went from there. "Sunspot" is also a little more meaningful, being about my 10 AM world in this city, but some of the lyrics and singing suck. "Superior" is my most honest lyric yet. "Camp Lazlo" is me writing about 10 years ago and today, and how weird it is that a new generation of kids born in 2000 on has risen. "I'll Have A Water" is a simple 50/90 song with the most cliche chord progression ever, but it's one of my most upfront and hell ya vocals. I hope I can recapture that magic this 50/90. I wanted to go with one of my FinnTalian or Canada songs but nothing fit.

For Lego I went with "Mr. Loch Ness" because it's cool as hell. "This Clock Keeps Ticking" for it's lyrical themes and idea. "It's OK" because it felt like a big step up when he put that out. "Epic Deathscene" because it's one of his coolest lyrics and song ideas. and of course "Phonecall For Stelly" is still his best song. That simple two chord, one finger movement, drone that never ends and the catchy as how-did-you-come-up-with-this-dude vocal line. But yes, before I get more rambly I'll just end it here. A fun playlist of double power.

(http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/30600000/Yui-and-Azusa-sakura_shaoran-30695473-499-250.gif)   
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on May 17, 2018, 12:21:06 PM
It's like I forgot Pet Sounds was such an inspiration when I started making music and just discovered it again when I changed my artist name. I don't know what it is, but I'm going to do it some more. Lyrically pretty lame, but my mind is pretty blank at present. I did the assertively Canadian thing well enough on Pirrakka Enlightenment. I got a little too serious on Skywalk however, it was an album built on a very specific interaction at the last local geek con which I sang about with great detail on "Under The Skywalk". But my last few albums have been about what my place in the world and identity mean to me.

So I think it's time for some more...fun. I haven't made simply fun music since Aesthetic. I'm always so serious even when I sing about silly things. But whenever I sing about silly things I get mad that I'm not making enough serious songs. So I'm just going to ignore that nonsense and if I want to make a stupid song I'll make one the best I can.

Bettie Bound For Trouble     
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/bettie-bound-for-trouble

Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on May 21, 2018, 10:21:41 AM
Finally I broke out my white shorts and white shirt look yesterday, which means it's almost the best season of the year at last. When the snow is gone it's ice cap season and when June hits it's Orangina season also. Thank God to. This is the funnest rock song I've made since last August. It's a quality to my music that has been lost in the seasons. I think it's emerged better than before.

I'm way to proud of the line "they turned him into teriyaki. Yama, Mioski pierogi". Like it's not clever why did I think I was genius for this. Anyway a fun rock n' roll song, and only the third time I've gone full Ac/Dc for the riff. "Idol Eyes" (I hate that song title so much, I wanna punch my February 2017 self for many reasons and that is one) and "Don't Drink My Ice Cap" being the other times. Every single time I pick up a guitar I go G, D, A out of habit, it's just automatic. So I made a riff of that simple as it is, but whatever. *Let's ignore how hard it rips off "Rock Your Heart Out" but hey that progression is A, G, D that song also has one of Malcolm and Angus' coolest interplays in the verse"*

Vicarelessly
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/vicarelessly
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on May 24, 2018, 03:33:16 PM
My Rock Band mic is starting to fail me, it cuts out sometimes so I have to watch the audio closely when I record. I covered up one spike in volume in the ending by doing a favorite trick that sounds intentional, but ended up being a good way around not playing the drum track again. A simple song really, not a great guitar sound either. Lyrically it's you know, summer just feels like the best and in the time before July I feel like...what can I do to make sure I have a good season. The best is to not overthink and just roll with it.

Summer Soundtrack
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/summer-soundtrack 
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Coach Fro on May 24, 2018, 07:36:30 PM
Really enjoyed this song man. Had a nice groove to it that I can sort of bounce to. Your voice falls a little flat  at times, but it sounds a lot better from the song I remembered hearing from you awhile ago. (I think it was called Yoko something?)

Overall good stuff Manimal!
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: devola on May 24, 2018, 09:44:43 PM
Man you are living the life I wish I could be living right now. I broke my electric guitar a while back and I haven't gotten back into making music since that happened.. Though I do occasionally like learning a song or two to cover on my acoustic. It's so old at this point I'm surprised it's still working.

Anyway, I get to live vicariously through your music now, so it's a win in the end.  :clapping:
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on May 25, 2018, 09:11:22 PM
Thanks for listening and commenting Fronomenal! The melody is off yes, it wasn't solid at all. Just kind of figured it out quickly with lyrics I wrote for something else. Yes, it's a lot better than "Yoshiko's Last Stand" which was my first song of the year.

Devola, well you're drawing like I wish I was. So see how it works haha. It's always one or the other for me. I guess you just do what your heart tells you, and in that regard your art is like wow look at all this quality stuff this guy's making. I wish I had that motivation for drawing still, but it's focused all on my music now. I make so much music that I forget the simple joys of just making a song, it gets lost in the EVERY TIME I PICK UP A GUITAR I MUST COME UP WITH A NEW SONG mentality I've developed. I remember it when I hear an old song and think...damnit I wish I savored this one more and gave it more work while I had the chance and vibe.

If you want a good idea of what I do this playlist tells. It's in order of newest to oldest, simply skipping around does the trick. Can't promise any of it is listenable but it exists.
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/sets/the-legacy-of-barry-goldman
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Boosted Nomena :) on May 27, 2018, 09:28:04 AM
wow, 42 songs is a good production volume, you can be proud of Barry Goldman  ;)
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on May 27, 2018, 11:10:23 AM
Haha, yes I have volume one can say that much. Now Kanttila needs to top that Goldman...not off to a great start.

This song is rough vocally but I tried...it's just very hard to sing low and to a melody for me. But I'm working on composing these things naturally. I only wish my vocals could be on the same level as my instrumental abilities, it does sound unbalanced really.

For some reason I always tell people from Dryden or mention when Dryden comes up that my Grandpa was one of the carpenders who worked on the mill. Like wow what an interesting fact unbelievable wow. So I put that in a lyric at last because again...who else would sing that.

Atikokan
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/atikokan   
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW EP)
Post by: Manimal on May 29, 2018, 01:09:13 PM
Kanttila Bay (EP)
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0162574464_10.jpg)

1. Vicarelessly
2. Atikokan
3. Bettie Bound For Trouble
4. The Labors Of Larry Pine (Feat. Lego) *
5. Gloved Hello
6. Summer Soundtrack

All songs written & performed by the Manimal sans * lyrics/riffs/guest vocals by Lego

https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/kanttila-bay
           

Shout out to my friend for being the cover star of this EP.

I'm calling it as another EP, the twin to Piirakka Enlightenment. Even if I changed my musical name it's all the same canon and Manimalverse. In fact I have new ideas that I want to do with my music and a new project I may be working on, which is a series of fake live albums. Basically I'll play 6 of my songs, one take each per instrument and put it together like a concert, but it's really just me playing loose. It's a way to revise my songs, and it scratches my itch to record and upload. So the story is, Barry Goldman is touring the country starting at Yellowknife with Barry's GoldBand, while Kanttila is making music. If I make up stories it makes things more enjoyable for me. Even if it sounds like I'm making up imaginary friends because I'll never get a band together. But alas.   

This EP is fine, all the songs are different, it didn't feel like an album. Nothing to connect everything together. "Gloved Hello" is about the only track with some real craft and advancements on it anyway. I want to take a break from new songs until 50/90 begins in July, this way I can recharge a lot and come up with a lot of riffs and what not, while also doing the fake live things as a way of just...jamming to the songs I've made. But my inspiration does what it feels like so not even I know what my next move will be.

As with my last EP there was no reason to make this an album. My last, atleast 4 ones have all had a theme or purpose to be. This one is just some random tracks so it works better as a 6 track 23 minute ordeal. Not even .02% as good as Piirakka Englightment, which is a work I'm rather proud of for sure, but you know I only had a real creative spark for the first couple tracks. This is why I want to do this other project for a little while to satisfy my need to record and upload. "A New York Morning" has set the bar higher for me, it had...a real chorus! I should work on making real choruses. I suppose "Atikokan" has one though. I just had a magic week when I came up with those 3 jangle tracks on that EP, lightning of inspiration!   

But anyway this is yet another EP. The name change feels pointless and of course Kanttila isn't catchy as Barry Goldman and is just a weird example of my emerged quest to pursue the inner blood Finn but eh, whatever. Another set is done.

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Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on June 01, 2018, 09:28:15 PM
I always want to show people my music, but I always turn it down or skip over my vocal parts. So I made a safe to listen to album of the instrumentals of various tracks which you can ensure are much better on the ears without me. It actually makes me a little sad to hear how much better the songs are without my singing over them, because it's the most upfrontly me part of the music, I sometimes feel bad for having to sing over some of these tracks. Like I put the work into recording them and then gotta take a steaming defecation right over all that. You can just hear how much better these songs are without singing. Though many of my songs are nothing without my vocals, it's not like EVERY song has a bad vocal performance or anything, please refer to Tanlines, Larger Than My Life and most of Skywalk. When I think about it my best song is truly "Larger Than My Life". I'm so fricking proud of myself for making that song, more than anything else it's my most divine moment of expression and sudden lightning. I'm not a good singer but I am definitively a good rhythm guitarist. Although it may not be exciting to listen to, this is 12 of my Gold Band Songs Without The Gold Man.   

https://barrygoldman.bandcamp.com/album/the-gold-band-without-the-gold-man 

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Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on June 04, 2018, 11:51:42 AM
Last year I ranked my top 10 songs at that point. So now I gotta do it again but a top 20. This is very self absorbed but you know whatever, I like to compare and always highlight what my best work at the moment is in the rare instance of someone stumbling on this thread and listening to something. Last year's list (http://forums.mangaraiders.com/index.php/topic,16497.msg282060.html#msg282060).

This is the playlist for all the tracks.
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanofficial/sets/my-top-20-songs-from-20-to-1

Spoiler
20. Sunspot
This is like the most effort I put into different guitar parts and I think for what I aimed for I did it as well as I could, although some of the lyrics and my singing are horrific here. Basically trying to be all Beach Fossils with some Wah-Wah that I liked....how that one band used...I don't know this was like the 2 seconds I was okay with modern Indie last Spring. The song sounds flat in many regards but it has that guitar power atleast. Also lyrics that well, I don't really like but it's about something I guess. I HATE the STUPID nothing is nowhere line. BUDDY. I know that was throw away and silly when I sang it but COME ON. Way to just take it over the top.

19. Seaside Hotel
I don't know what I was doing last June but it's a lot better than what I have been doing. On Black Hair Like Blood I made the bad mistake of recording "One Hopeless Buyer", because I felt angsty after watching Bobby's 65 tour doc, like man I'll never be that cool so to hell with it I'll just wreck it up, which pretty much misdirected my music entirely from how progressively better every element had been getting since I started. This set me back big time, but also made for more fun. But anyway, this is a simple loud quiet tune, but it's a magic moment, as much of these songs are. Where my Strat was so perfectly out of tune and poorly set-up that it sounded tropical in the intro. One aesthetic I go for is that picture of Azusa eating toast from the K-On! movie, it's such a mood. 

18. Mari-Nation 
My greatest song intro ever. One of my best set of riffs to a simple but for my standards good vocal line.  The only issue is how bad my vocals are on the track, but that aside it was a good inspired track where I used the Pipe Man's suggestion of a jangle and mangle track, so it features the super charged distorted 12-string on the left channel. Lol, on the rare time someone gives me a suggestion I normally do well with it.

17. Hospitality   
I used Joni's "Coyote" tuning and did something that sounded different! I just wish I spent more time on this song, it was a one time vibe, and the lead and ending sections I am very proud of. Just wish I spent more time on the guitar tone, lyrics and vocals. This could've been a much better song.

16. Divers High 
The song I made when I realized my music was getting a little too silly. Vocally it shows my weaknesses very much, but it stands as something I am quite happy with in terms of theme and guitar power, especially the solo. 

15. MoonPhase II
This is the Stella call out song, some of my best lyrics actually, I made it after feeling disillusioned with college after hearing out some classmates thoughts and views on day to day life. It was like, man why is everyone so jaded and everything, I don't like that. The composition is a little off in this track, but I'm happy with what I tried here for sure. I saved that riff in the end for so long just to use in the right song.

14. Zellers Heroes
Aggressively Canadian, the song where Wal-Mart must be destroyed and Zellers can reign again, basically because the protagonist is bored. One of my best Goof Rock songs with the greatest bridge I've come up with. Plus I hadn't sang about this kind of stuff 1000 times when I made this track.

13. Camp Lazlo
A song made in like 2 hours. I put some noots on, wrote the lyrics like nothing and came up with the composition just as fast. I love when a song just comes together this way, it's simple and though I messed up vocally at the end it didn't matter because it worked with the flow. This is just my inspiration having fun. Also using the drumsticks on guitar case thing I saw in the Elvis Comback special and was like "I'm doing that in my next couple songs man".

12. 309 
When I do something different again, come up with an actual chorus and also some of my greatest and sharpest lyrics. One of the only times so far I've come up with sharp lyrics also. 309 is a worthless title, even in context to the album it's just the room number of the Dingus and is merely from 867-5309 anyway. I used my classical acoustic well in the end of the track.

11. Fringe
I don't know why this song just sounds better than most of the other songs. I sang well for once, the guitars came out with the right tone, and in general it's a tight track that is just far more better constructed than most of what I make. It has that Strat power sound, and showcases my rhythm playing the best. I even figured out how to use the whammy on the Strat well without making it go out of tune! Sadly I broke it off while making another song on the album, Skirted City Wonders I think which I didn't even end up using, and got a piece stuck in, I still haven't replaced it yet. This song is just me at my very very best in nearly every single regard.

10. Theme For Midnight Stella 
My magic 12-string piece that I've been stealing bits from over and over. I just had a sharp of inspiration with it, and since it was Valentine's Day that I recorded it there was plenty great clips to take from the radio with. It was fun to go around and record from local radio, a thing I've done many times since. I had PPOMO in my ears when I performed it also, it's not the best sounding track but it's just a benchmark of my personal quality. Plus it's the first Stella song, where it all began right here.

9. Pinstripe Kermit 
I looked at a picture of Kermit riding a bike in a pinstripe suit and found it novel enough to make a song about. One of my brightest jangle songs, and though the sound is not great it begins to mark the end of the clipping era, where everything sounded awful. Pinstripe Kermit is just a Spring song, I was just feeling it in the air man, and I wanted to make a song that was very polished. I intended it to be a collab with Lego so I worked extra hard to make a very smooth track that didn't get to crazy. That collab didn't happen here, and instead I was left with one of my shiniest moments so far.

8. Yohane's Gothic Dawn   
Chester Bennington's death was the most significant pop culture event for me since Michael Jackson died. It suddenly made me realize many things like man, my generation is next. We're becoming the 90's kids and 80's kids now, the 2000's kid uprising...just seeing all the comments on how much Linkin Park meant to so many people despite all the poor albums they'd made since 2007. It made me go back and now I love the band's first three albums on the reason of just being fricking great, strong sentimental attachment to 2007 aside. and I had pushed this away and ignored the band for so long. This song reflects that and has my greatest solo. I frame a lot of these type of songs around Yoshiko because she's the chuuni character who you can assume will one day have that moment of awakening where she needs to change and become "boring". Yoshiko is a big inspiration, along with this idea, in my music.

7. Conquistador Of The Dance Floor (Feat. Lego)
Lego says he's convinced we didn't actually make this song and instead some kind of weird clones took over and created this. I almost believe him because this is for both of us nothing less than a lightning bolt of inspiration. The song is just a rock n' roll track, and the reason it's great is because of Lego's contributions, being the lyrics and vocal line. I was blown away by the bit Lego did in the bridge, and the way he sang over my track was unlike what I would of done. This song just makes me smile like a bastard man. It's so fun and has the combined powers of me and Lego at our best. Even if we both pronounce "conquistador" wrong. 

6. Barely Gold, Man   
This was the most angry I got while recording a track. Everything was going wrong, take after take. But by the end, while I was pissed off and resisting the urge to throw things around, I had polished the song so well that I got through it tight as I could and it turned out to be quite good. At 170 it runs fast and has some of my best twists and movements. I'm very happy with this song, it's one of my definitive tracks, even down to the name. It made me very angry to record but it turned out in the end unlike so many other songs that go bad.

5. Hyvää Joulua!
The single most sincere and real song I've made. I really tried to sing well in Finnish in the chorus, and although I didn't pull it off well, and the phrases I quickly chose a blog didn't really come together in a profound manner, it's just the perfect way to say I love my heritage and the greater story of my family. Even if I know it can be tacky I don't care because it's important to me, and that's all that really matters. I didn't even record this track knowing what it would be, it just so happened to sound the exact way I needed it to for a Suomi 100 song.

4. Kanan's School Of Sunshine 
I wrote the lyrics on the first day of second semester, and when I came up with the silly pun line that sounds deeper than it is "Kanan Ball The Future" this song came to be. I was watching some lame show when I came up with the chords which do sound almost like Wonderwall which disturbs me greatly. Still this is one of my songs where I raised the bar for myself higher than before, much higher.

3. Under The Skywalk
I've tried to take J Pop sounds and put them in my music but it never worked until this song. Where everything came together and man it just felt great to record. Even though the vocals where a pain and it took me forever to get the right take, even though the one in the song isn't really that great. This is just one of those divine inspiration songs that I could only of made with a firing burning in me. It's the most recent example of me setting the benchmark higher. Now it's my current standard!

2. Magnus Bridge/Stella's Takeoff
Like what Lego said about Conquistador, I'm not super convinced that I made this song, it might've been a clone or something. Maybe an alien takeover. I used open C or G and the results where just unlike anything I've been able to muster up since then. The "you got it, take off now" part is the single greatest musical achievement of mine yet, that whole section man I don't know how it came about so smoothly. Once more, I wish I spent more time on the song to make it longer, I was so inspired and felt a rush with how well the tuning worked out, so I went on and on with the Stella's Takeoff section. It should've only been a minute and a half long, I should've shortened it by a bit for sure, but as it stands this is my greatest accomplishment in music yet and the possible peak of my one man band abilities. Though I hope that is not true.

1. Larger Than My Life 
How can I make a song that is the most Canadian thing possible without being annoying and corny? This is how. I was inspired by my growing interest in the country outside my own area, and I am especially fascinated with the large and mostly empty territories. I came across a vlog series where a Japanese girl was going to school at Whitehorse to learn English. It was confusing, why would someone go to the Yukon for school? But it was nice, and I thought man, I wanna go to the Yukon. So I made a song about it. This is right when I dropped out of college because it was lame, and I had this 2 months from November to December that was a mini era in itself.

The song is simple really, I looked up Bossa Nova chords and tried to make a song around it. As it turned out, I made my most well paced song with some of my best lyrics, and of course a distinctly Canadian feel which is what I try to go for in my own way. Magnus Bridge is naturally my best achievement, but Larger Than My Life is by far my best song as a song. 
   

I suppose it's just a lull in my music, I feel like I was really going somewhere up to when I made "One Hopeless Buyer". I had fun with my 50/90 songs, and I like many of them because it's fun summer music. I continued where I was going on Barry Goldman's World Tour anyway, and then on Skywalk. This just tells me I should work slowly on my super albums, and have my fun stuff separate. I feel like you know, I gotta keep going and squeeze it all out before I'm too old. Sure I'm only a month away from 22, but you know, time is against us all, I feel like it's a race against time or something. But I don't know what the race is you know, there's no destination either. Not like the Goldband is forming anytime...ever at this point. My last EP was not that great...that's why I'm going to try to just not do anything this month for recording new songs unless I have a really good idea. I would do myself well if I could stop thinking about/listening to my music for a month but heh. Not with my brain.

I take myself very seriously it seems! The other truth is I have a lot of time to type things and I just go off. 

I feel let down. Divers High has been getting about 6-8 plays a day for the last month and I've just seen it's actually by different people from different places. I was happy like man what is this, than I realized the most recent Gundam series has an OP song called Divers High and everyone who is looking it up on Soundcloud is looking for that song and likely clicks on mine and is like "what this isn't the right song". Well Mitsuhiro Hidaka, I don't know who you are but you stole my title! Haha. Man I was so happy about all those plays to, I hope some of those people stuck around for the song. It's exposure for me anyway, I saw into the future with that title yup.

Also Catherine Wacha from FAWM puts together a collection of songs for charity every year, for Lupus, and it's mostly FAWM folk, I sent in my track "Nuevo Dia" which sits as track 6 of 40. It's neat to see my song among many others, it got played on a New Jersey internet radio to, which is you know, just internet radio, but it's still like someone not me or my friends who played my song on internet airwaves. It's exciting for to imagine people hearing my music, even though most may not enjoy it. Since it's a rare thing it's exciting you know, it's when my music leaves the bubble of my head.
https://rockthelup.bandcamp.com/album/rock-the-lup-volume-ix   

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Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: suuper-san on June 04, 2018, 04:46:44 PM
well done on the radio thing :)
well you're a couple years younger than me but yeah do as much as you can while you're young.

I haven't listened to your music much, so I listened to the album while sorting anime :P

If you don't mind me giving my opinion, of the album order,
#1-liked the guitar
#2-voice was a little quiet but liked the tune
#3-liked the lyrics and tune
#4-started not okish but i liked the last half, butfelt like a really long outro :P
#5-liked the music esp. guitar. first half vocals were better
#6-liked the lyrics and vocals. fav so far
#7-the vocals and music matched quite well, felt balanced.
#8-didn't like the lyrics or music but your voice itself sounded nice and in control. except the last 30 seconds i liked :P
#9-not sure. music was ok. lyrics were ok
#10-liked the intro. lyrics were cool and overall very good. fav so far. couple of off notes though. reminded me of something else but can't remember what :/
#11-lolwut too deep for me :/
#12-good (but strange) lyrics. the loud bit at 2:15ish was fairly off, like your holding your volume back so it feels strained.
#13-felt all over the place so didn't like. when you scream/yell I think your mic can't handle it maybe...
#14-liked the vocals and drums. didn't like the tune
#15-liked the music
#16-"trout and potato cake" nuff said. liked the vocals and music. thought you were singing Japanese at one point tho.
#17-liked the beginning. felt you were more on tune in this one. didn't like the lyrics but liked the overall feel and tune
#18-so far the only slow song? felt extra slow because of the contrast :P liked the guitar bits and the second half. didn't get the quiet and echo-ey bit tho.
#19-really liked this. felt a lot more professional than a lot of the others. loved the tune and vocals. fav so far
#20-liked the tune and the last part

keep it up!
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on June 04, 2018, 05:39:00 PM
Thanks so much for listening and giving your honest thoughts! That's important to me, to know how people actually feel about my stuff you know. When I make songs I only have my own judgement so I'm like um...this must be okay, ya sure. I can certainly tell you like the more...you know, song songs better. I don't know how I can out do or even equal myself from "Magnus Bridge", the last three here are actually like you know, songs I tried to make have vocal melodies and flow. I'm happy you like "Hyvää Joulua!" atleast, that's the important song haha.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: suuper-san on June 05, 2018, 08:13:23 AM
I'm quite the casual listener so yeah song-songs are indeed more my thing :P
I always tell myself I will get back into music composition but always too focused on the art to spare time :/
Feedback is what we are here for ;)

PS regarding #10 Fringe I remembered the song it reminded me of, second half of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-Q99xISYu4 mind the non-english version :P
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on June 05, 2018, 11:22:58 AM
I certainly like song-songs more also, really anything well put together and interesting that's catchy and melodic. I wish I could have that more in my music but it's way harder to write something with good melodies. I just need to work on my singing more so I can actually do the composed type songs, whenever I sing to a melody it's a disaster, I never know how it works with the chords either since I normally sing to the chords you know.   
 
I wish I could just take my pop inspirations like Seiko Oomori, Yui, Utada, Carly Rae, Lorde etc. and do more with that. I can understand Johnny Marr's guitar playing well (but not equal it of course) and take from that, I have the Malcolm Young & Ace Frehley things down and the Sonic Youth Jazzmaster tricks + song structures I use so often and Misfits slamming, but the pop stuff is hard. It's like, I don't play keyboard and I'm not a girl so I can't sing that way so how can I do this stuff? I love Seiko's music so much and everything about her and I just want to be able to do something akin to that spirit I feel in her music you know. Like "Kyuru Kyuru" and "draw(a)drow" make me want to smash it up, "Dogma Magma" is a wonder of the creative spirit, "Zentai Shoujo" with it's fantastic melodies + that distinct Seiko melody style and "Nama Kill The Time 4 You" sounds so sweet and crazy at the same time and all that. When I listen to the Seiko album the underlining feeling I get is this anxious inspiration almost like "I need to do something". But I'm just me, I can only make what kind of music would come from a Northern Ontario guy.

It's not so easy to get that catchy melodic stuff down, so many of my songs just don't have choruses because I want to string my riffs together and not repeat them over and over. But so many songs I love will have just one progression over and over so when it changes it feels more satisfying. Even pop songs like Carly Rae's "Curiosity" which I love are literally one progression non stop but with variety in that instrumentation and parts. I generally need to understand dynamics better and have more patience with my own recordings! I might do good making an album of more simplistic tracks that don't feel the need to do this and that really fast.

That is a random thing haha.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on June 29, 2018, 08:42:12 AM
It's a weird era for my music. I was going to change my name but I was like no, I have to be Barry Goldman. It just works and I kind of wish it didn't but it does so I must go with it. It's the only name sort of my own that fits. So Kanttila Bay is now a Barry Goldman EP and suddenly I got another one going. Kanttila stuff wasn't very good anyway besides "Gloved Hello" and "Summer Soundtrack". I was just wanting to take a break until 50/90 but then all of a sudden all these songs came about so frick, another EP must be made for a trilogy. This is like the failed album era where nothing comes together as a whole because I'm thinking ahead too much. This song is the ultimate do it quick. I wanted to make the bones of a song in less than an hour and I thought, Carly Rae songs are often just one progression with elements added so why not try to do that. So I tried to make a pop song that is still Barry Goldman. It's not amazing or anything just a quick one.

The other guitar parts just came naturally, and boom a song was made. Simple. I gotta finish the EP by Canada Day because then it's boom off to Kansas (if all goes as it does, not going to jinx it). I have 5 songs anyway, just need to sing on two and add bass to another. I should try to make a 6th song also instead of adding my cover of "Kansas City". So I won't get to start on 50/90 right away but I need to have an EP to be symbolic and end this era of my music, the sort of lost period after Skywalk. Yes, I am a big time Barry Goldman historian and everything is an era. This song is obviously about how I feel right now, it's the sequel to "Diver's High" in a way.

World End Mika
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanmusic/world-end-mika 

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Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on June 30, 2018, 08:38:32 AM
When in doubt write about your Grandma...again. No my Grandma is not violent like this, it just works in the song.

Slipper Assassin 
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanmusic/slipper-assassin 
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: MK on June 30, 2018, 11:05:24 AM
That one was pretty funny to listen to
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW EP)
Post by: Manimal on July 01, 2018, 10:23:08 AM
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Title: The Manimal's Music (2 NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on July 10, 2018, 08:44:50 PM
Back in business. Returning from my trip to Kansas City where I had a valuable and amazing experience like no other with our resident Vacant, Coryn and Nairbons to go back to forum names. I wrote my whole next album with Nair's guitar, coming up with random ideas for songs wherever I could. This song for instance is all Vacant, he sang this ditty out of nowhere when we saw a Mr. Steak grill at Cabela's and this is the song that I worked on the most. I got back yesterday...or early today, and I feel terrible from lack of sleep but I needed to record. I'm currently in a weird state where I know the last week happened but now back at home I feel like I've lost my grip of reality and time...I need to sleep more tonight.

So the next set begins!

The Tragedy Of Mr. Steak 
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanmusic/the-tragedy-of-mr-steak

A cutting edge song about Dunkin's and how it can't compete with Tims.

America Runs On Lies   
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanmusic/america-runs-on-lies 

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Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on July 12, 2018, 11:47:25 AM
I reached the peak of the new songs with the first 2. Without realizing I made 2 of the best, tightest and melodically sound songs of mine. There is only one other song I worked on that much, the rest are just put it together the hope it works with lyrically inspiration I got all around from everywhere possible. It was such an eventful trip, months of happenings in a week, and I saw so many little things that I can base the whole album on my experience easily.

But man what a time it was, really one of the most important things to myself I've done in forever, and without a doubt the best week of my life since summer 2015. I realized what a vacation was actually like for once. It made me feel like the 6 months prior actually paid off. Now that I'm back of course it feels sad and like yup nothing changes, I guess the bummer of life is just that right, you work for those moments but they don't last very long and then you go back to just blah. This is obvious but only this year have I come to understand things better. There are little things along the way as well but it's so easy to just forget it and be like...ugh. Now it feels like...damn...having nothing to work towards or build up to in my life. But this is just the way things are.

This song is just, Eisenhower is in a lot of places in Kansas, from the state sign to the statue of him at the Legends mall, so we thought of Eisenhower's shower and came up with some rhymes that I used in the first verse. Musically I'm very happy with this track, one of my best solos as well. I've not developed a good fast playing technique, I just kind of found out one day after playing so long that I could solo faster than normal. But I'm not accurate or that tight with it quite yet.

Eisenhower's Theorem 
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanmusic/eisenhowers-theorem 

This one is based on IHOP and buying a Chiyomi Anzai figure at the barren wasteland of a con we spent an hour in. Chiyomi is one of my favorite characters from a show I haven't seen because she's just funny anime girl Mussolini. I find Italian heritage and much of it's representation to be funny at times, there is that element of just goofiness that makes me love it and want to sing about it so often. So I did that again. IHOP was so American, and Vacant is some kind of weirdo that eats pancakes with a spoon and thinks it's desert food. 

International House Of Pain
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanmusic/international-house-of-pain   
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on July 15, 2018, 09:48:25 PM
One morning in KC I wrote 5 songs, just the guitar parts. I asked Vacant want to write about and he said a love ballad. I was like "but I don't know love". Romantic of course lol it's not that rainy a song but now it seems more dramatic then I thought. Then I goofed a mock 50's song like in the intro here and I quickly was like damn this can be a song. It's the only time I've written about this actually, I've managed to avoid any kind of romance related song in the now 2 years I've been at it. "Superior" is the only other time I've written lyrics this real, but it's not a great lyric by any means. The track is alright by my standards, the mix sucks man I wish the bass could pop. I play my best on my songs and you never can hear the stupid bassline. Four acoustic tracks playing the same thing and 2 different ones. 

I Don't Know Love
https://soundcloud.com/barrygoldmanmusic/i-dont-know-love 

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Title: The Manimal's Music (2 NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on July 20, 2018, 12:06:41 PM
Four songs left on my next album. This one is me trying to do country like the Dukes theme. It's the first song we came up with in KC. Just seeing all the blown out bits of tire on the highway made me go "real American garbage!". We saw a Yang Ming transport go by and Nair came up with that bit in this song. 

Real American Garbage
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/real-american-garbage

This is the second song I wrote there, I had trouble getting the right guitar tone but once I got it things worked just fine. Maybe it could be a little longer but I think it does what it should do. I'm really quite happy with this one, it was one of the ones I felt most confident in.

Country Club 
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/country-club 

I gotta do this again where I write the music for every song before making the album. It's really worked here when I have a bunch of stuff to record and the time to work on things a bit inbetween.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on July 23, 2018, 01:17:40 PM
Another song, just 3 more to do.

This one I wanted to be like a kind of early 80's AOR Rock song like Journey's "Stone In Love". It didn't end up that way so much. This is the Manhattan, KS song for the album, and it sort of connects with other lyrical themes of the last few albums. In a way it summarizes and resolves them. Vocally I am trying to figure out my voices with these songs, and see what I can do. It was a pain to sing this and get the right melody over the guitars. The main money in this song is the arpeggio bit anyway.

Maybe my songs are too rushed, I think this could've used another verse perhaps. I have a weird clock ticking when I make music that says, no don't make it too long! But this could've been longer. In many ways I have gotten so good at making my own songs that I have a book of tricks to pull from, I need to come up with some new ones for next time.

A Landscape New
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/a-landscape-new   
Title: The Manimal's Music (14th ALBUM COMPLETE)
Post by: Manimal on July 25, 2018, 09:11:40 PM
Kanttila : Post America
(https://i.imgur.com/xrW2cy3.jpg)

1. The Tragedy Of Mr. Steak
2. I Don't Know Love
3. Power & Light
4. Country Club
5. America Runs On Lies
6. Eisenhower's Theorem
7. International House Of Pain
8. A Landscape New
9. Real American Garbage 
10. Last Chance Heroes 
11. Back In Canada   
12. Post America

All songs written & performed by the Manimal w/ help & inspiration from Simon, Matt & Brian

https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/post-america
           

and here it is, at last another album from me! It's only been since the end of March...which for me is a really big gap!

I've said it enough in the thread but this is the album based 100% on my amazing week long trip to Kansas City to meet resident Happy Hour dudes Vacant, Coryn & Nair. From hours after landing I was thinking of things to write about, Nair came up with the title and everyone came up with little bits. I tried to get all I could, and describe all the emotions I felt as it was a very introspective trip for me as well. My goal was to write 12 songs, so every morning I grabbed Nair's guitar and went at it. I didn't write all the lyrics and vocal melodies, which makes some later tracks suffer, but I had the bones down.

There is a story and meaning for every song, even "Eisenhower's Theorem" has Vacant coined lyrics. Me and him appear on the cover on July 4th when we went full on non-American American. I was looking for my representation everywhere though, any mention of Canada was exciting. This is really a special album for that regard, I had a goal and I did it. I captured the experience of a lifetime in my own way.

Barry Goldman's World Tour can't soon be topped as my best album, it's a craft and culmination as well as a general feeling I haven't got back. But this is easily my second best album. Although I would never put "Last Chance Heroes" if not for the rules I set for it. It feels nice to upload a 12 track album, it feels like it's meant to. Like I really did a complete album instead of just giving up and releasing what I got. I can say this is the complete Post American album, every song I wrote on Nair's kitchen table with help from my friends.

The inspiration just flew rapidly, my music had been going off since Skywalk. I didn't have a real solid backing to make an album off until now. It's been 2 years since I started making music and stuff like this tells me I still have something to say after all these songs. Of course there is still lots to improve on, especially with my singing, but whatever this album is a personal achievement and the result of a monumental week. I started recording within 12 or so hours of coming home, because it had to be done for myself. This time I can say, for the first time ever, I did everything I wanted to do with a project.

So here it is, another album of mine. An album that is Post America...(n trip).

(https://78.media.tumblr.com/1c8edce28067f0dcbb159dc1baffe8dc/tumblr_padhyjl3dt1wga4wmo1_500.gif)   
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on August 19, 2018, 07:19:48 PM
and the next set begins! Now we are post Post America and a month after Kansas I can say I've felt some things change in my life, not very many but lil' things, other things I've realized about myself that I'd like to change and so on. This is a strange time in my life compared to last year, slowly adult realities creep up and show themselves, and I find I am so strong with my sense of self, my strong grasp on my identity and my personal principals, but so weak in many regards. and I don't like this. In KC I thought so deeply about myself and my relations with others, as well as my place in the world and there where many times we where hanging out somewhere and my mind was a thousand miles away.

My place in the world has replaced idealization as the biggest theme in my music this year. With my music I find my expression to be stronger than ever, and I am slowly doing more what I'd like to, even if the results are never as good as what I wish they could be. This new song is Jangly and clearly based on the Smiths' "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle". Last album I hit a home-run for myself with milestone songs "Country Club", "A Landscape New" and "I Don't Know Love" so perhaps this album will be along those lines. Or maybe not, we'll see eh.

Save All You Can Hold   
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/save-all-you-can-hold 

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Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on August 22, 2018, 12:26:55 PM
Musically this is one of my top 10 songs yet! Singing is maybe weak but man this is one of those magic songs where I just had the idea and wrote it down quickly right before I recorded it. Things just came together. Lyrically it works as well, being about you know, wishing to not disrupt the natural order of things in life and how melancholic I feel when things change like that. But man this instrumental fricking is easily one of my very best yet. It jangles, it mangles and man this is the stuff I wanna be making. Boom boom, Natural Order.

Natural Order
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/natural-order
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: suuper-san on August 23, 2018, 08:00:43 AM
>>save all you can hold
decent lyrics but a safe melody, so good but nothing-y at the same time
reminds me of all the clutter in my house and my room. I feel like getting rid of it all now :P

>>natural order
loved the build up on the chorus. lyrics were coolish. if not top 10 then definitely close :P
music was very nice and with the drums etc the instruments worked together to make the tune good.

good stuff keep it up :P

I think a lot of the time your voice skips out of melody to "speak" the lyrics, especially the last words of lines in some places. I've heard that style around, but it sounds like you do have the ability to hit the notes well, and hold them etc. Personally being a pop-only kinda music person I think that would sound better, but I don't know/forgot what sort of style you're going for.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on August 23, 2018, 09:46:39 AM
Thanks for the comments! The first one I know what you mean, I basically wanted to make a low key arpegio type song, which normally I don't do songs that keep such a steady beat. I was aiming to make a song like this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azNq-XaaS9Q). Here Johnny Marr plays the same thing the whole song while Morrisey just goes all over. I'm not so good with vocal melodies so my voice went flat during the non chorus bit. I was trying to learn this song but I had no patience to figure it out since Johnny Marr's parts are often too intricate for my patience, and a mistake in the tabs I was looking at had me coming up with my song. 

Haha, I'm going for my style! Really though I'd like to sing better, since J Pop is such a great inspiration of mine (that never comes through in my music) I would like more melodically sound songs but it's harder to make them. Often I struggle to make it through a song vocally, especially with my lyrics that don't always flow well. I figure my vocals are a lot better than 2 years ago but I haven't improved too much in the last year as well...I don't practice singing I just sing when it comes time to finish a song.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: suuper-san on August 24, 2018, 12:54:58 AM
well the linked song sounds very similar to your one, so I think you got that spot on :P

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often too intricate for my patience
Yeah patience is a difficult thing even for artists. If I've learnt anything over the last 7 or so years I've been drawing, it's that time invested in a piece is always worth it and the resulting quality will 99% of the time be much better than your usual work.

Yeah J-pop is pretty much all I listen to, although thats partly my otaku blood's fault :P
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I don't practice singing I just sing when it comes time to finish a song.
Well if singing is anything like art, practice is very important! Try singing actual J-Pop songs and learning them (if you don't know a shred of Japanese that can be a tad difficult, but it's actually how I started learning the language), and trying to get as close to the originals as possible. Since you have something to compare to, you will be able to see where to improve and change.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on August 27, 2018, 08:38:05 AM
It's a little too close for me but I went different places. I want to take more inspiration and try to really look at songs I love to see how I can well...make better songs.

J-Pop is such a pain to sing, unlike other songs I can listen to something 100 times and never be able to sing along because I don't know the words, only the sounds. I've been trying to do Seiko's "I Kill The Time 4 You" by printing the lyrics and going along with the song bit by bit to write what the words sound like. Seiko is hard since she goes all over, I love in J-Pop how natural the language works in song and how the singers stretch the words. I've tried to sing Yui and Utada songs. Yui is good to sing, I want to try songs like "Driving Happy Life" and "Summer Song" more. Easier to sing, Utada is next to impossible for a guy to sing.

I just love J-Pop so much, the tones are the best sounds in music for me. It fills something in that other music doesn't. All my top artists offer something different that is valuable in it's own way. There is a certain ideal and comfort. The feel and styles, I've never gotten sick of it. The anime stuff gets the same, but the good stuff is fricking good. I hope I can bring more of that into my music somehow. Seiko especially has this feeling that is unique in all the artists I love. J-Pop hits me different than something like Bruce (whom all the most meaningful music I've heard in my life is by) but it's still this valuable feeling I wish my music could feel like.
Title: The Manimal's Music (2 NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on September 23, 2018, 03:00:30 PM
Finally I have lifted myself from the rubble of nothingness that followed "Natural Order", atleast for the moment. I have been working on my music at the same pace but with no good results for the last month. After I squeezed the KC wave as much as I could I was left with a feeling of, k now what do I do? I made my big album that took everything in, than everything I made after was garbo compared. I made some quick tracks for 50/90 but none of them felt good, but finally I got a decent take of one song and the other just came about.

This is my spooky Halloween song of the year. I wanted to make a song that sounded foresty, and when I came up with the phrase Witchmaker I googled it to find a movie which I skimmed about to find some sort of inspiration for the tune. I have a new instrumental which is an e-bow, at last! I have wanted one for years based on Paul Stanley's use of it on Love Gun and his solo album. Than I realized Yui uses it heavily in her music which sounds awesome, so I had to make a song which could make good introduction of it. So I am happy with this one.

Sonderbar
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/sonderbar

The next is pretty simple, an album tier Kanttila goof rock song with some weird length of parts that came from mistakes in the guitar guide track that I rolled with. I have found, to advance Goof Rock I try to think of serious things to base the lyrics off and not vomit all over the track like I did last year with the worst moments on Aesthetic. I must destroy Barry Goldman Goof Rock, it got too much and I hate making songs that are worthless and mean literally nothing to me in a single regard. So this song is alright I suppose.

Get In The Robot
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/get-in-the-robot 

I deleted Save All You Can Hold because it's waaaaay too close to "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle". When I played both back to back intros to my friends and they went "dude wtf" I knew it was too obvious. I love that song so much, it's perfect but I can't feel good about my music if I steal that clearly. So my next album is unknown at the moment, but unlike before where anything went, I find it better to try to make something actually not terrible, like I want to make a way better album than Post America, which is not so possible but who knows. Now that I set the bar higher with songs like Country Club and A Landscape New I outta top it somehow. So I do again. I Don't Know Love is not such an achievement for me anymore when I realized I used a dreaded 4 chord cliche. G, Em, C and D. But it actually has a good melody and the chorus changes so meh.

Also I had a big setback when I bust through my bass drum this morning, but I just gotta buy a new skin, as soon as possible. I was working on a song to, I tried to tape it up so I can get through the track but once I got to the wild ending where I go ham on the pedal and smash the drums up, it just tore more and more until I angrily ripped it apart....but alas. It took almost 9 years of abuse before finally the thing broke, and you know I stomp on that thing pretty hard. So that sucks but it can be solved. Also back to my old amp from last year, since I fried the one I'd been using all year when I did the lead of Natural Order. BAND-MAID has taken over from The Smiths as my mixtape on repeat in the car and musical obsession, and it's cold again so the seasons change and I hope my music can as well. I want to make Barry Goldman's World Tour 2 in terms of doing new things. But whatever I do is whatever I do so not even I know what my next album will be.

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Title: The Manimal's Music (2 NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on September 27, 2018, 04:55:37 PM
Two new songs that have been around for over a month, but I finally got them down better. Man no more D for this album. D is my key (not a great catch phrase), but it starts to sound too similar put side by side. The thing that sucks with demos is you can improve the structure a lot but there are little things that are never the same. The original for "England" had a way better bass and drum sound but the ending was too short and the quieter part was sloppier. So sometimes it's like, you just gotta accept that some parts will be inferior but the overall song will be a lot better. 

This is a song about the table top geek hideout store, one of my friends went all the time in the HS days, last year a bunch of us went and man it was something all right. I like to play board games with my friends like Secret Hitler, Talisman, and Catan. But the environment is oddly intimidating and weird in those kind of places. It's good for peeps to have their spot though, so there's something I kind of like about it even if it's consistently strange and you don't want to be there. This is always a fascination of mine the whole culture of it all. I mean I wrote a whole album about it, but this is a more specific song.

The Fricking Demon Master
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/the-fricking-demon-master 

A simple ditty here inspired by The Smith's "Jeane". I wanted to make a Brit Pop feeling song so I went dead simple on this one with a classic Sonic ending. Always good to use my 12-string, it sounds a little better than normal here. But this isn't such a nice jangle song. I wanted to do a mangle pop song again so I did!

England
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/england
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on September 30, 2018, 06:13:00 PM
The next album is forming, very slowly. After Post America I want to make my albums 12 songs, or atleast nearing 40 minutes. 10 songs at about 2-3 minutes a tracks feels too cheap. 12 songs felt full last time.

This is a lil' ditty about my best friends, I just took a phrase I found funny and changed it. I've started saying absolute a lot, like you absolute animal, it's a funny thing I got from Vacant I guess, it's just such a dramatic word ABSOLUTE. You got the walking bass line you can't hear super well here and man I'm happy with my drums I got into that groove that I pull out sometimes. Manimal and bits of 50's style is a winning thing for me. I don't know why, but I just click with that style. Plus it has REAL lyrics. I wanted to take that phrase and make a song about my best of buds, my A-Listers, but in my own way of course.

An Absolute Unit 
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/an-absolute-unit
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG FEAT. LEGO)
Post by: Manimal on October 04, 2018, 12:57:13 PM
So Lego sent me something in the beginning of July, I recorded the track in the middle of August and finally now it's uploaded and done. It took a bit but I am quite happy with the result. Since our previous collab was about the comic we made together Larry Pine, we switched to do a song for my story Mango P.I. Lego wrote the lyrics and gave me a wack demo with this weird vocal delivery and only one chord progression.
 
I refined the progression to this which man, I feel like I sub consciously got it from somewhere. I have never made a track like this, there are no electrics and it just slowly goes along. Lego gave me something awesome to work with and this is the result of our 6th collab. This is a very late album type of song that is like nothing else on there. I'm quite happy with this one even if the mix is off. I sang most of Larry Pine so Lego sang the majority of this song. I figure by the time you get to track 10 you'd like a break from my voice for a bit haha. This is our second best collab song I would say!

The Love Agent (Feat. Lego)
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/the-love-agent-feat-ahasuerus
Title: The Manimal's Music (15th ALBUM COMPLETE)
Post by: Manimal on October 06, 2018, 08:57:19 PM
Kanttila : The Natural Order
(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a3590311849_10.jpg)

1. Opening Act
2. Get In The Robot!
3. Natural Order
4. The Fricking Demon Master
5. Sonderbar
6. England
7. An Absolute Unit
8. Cute Villain
9. Save All You Can Hold
10. On Your Wavelength
11. Harumäki

All songs written & performed by the Manimal
#9 heavily influenced by Marr/Morrisey song "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle"   

https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/the-natural-order
           

Another album is done, thank God now I don't have to think about it anymore. The Natural Order, the path of destruction, the two key points of my principals. This is an album about this and that, elements I lack, elements that make it all good and elements of just whatever. It's the sequel to Post America in that my songwriting has changed and become more reflective of my times with less little side shows. This album still has that but in a slightly better form.

Now this is not a great album it has major flaws, namely my singing on "Cute Villain" and "Harumäki". I composed good melodies that I couldn't sing for both and dealt with it. It sucks but it's life, I'm not a singer I'm a guitarist who became a one man band because I don't want to have to find other people to form a band with and deal with BS and nonsense and because this is how I feel self fulfillment like I am doing something I can look back and be proud of in my life. I did post an ad online but anyone that replied was boring and not my style. I didn't get many replies anyway, my post was long and maybe offputting lol, I just listed a lot of bands and my intent as a musician clearly.

This album has good moments, it has meh moments, certainly it's good by my standards. Not as good as Post America but not as bad as Ghosts Of Kaministiquia. It works as reflecting the melancholy and natural order fluxations of my life after it's biggest event in years, the KC trip to meet the poikas which was the best week of my life so far since August 2015. A time when I finally took life in my hands and wrote my own story instead of just going along with things. I finally did something in my life and it was amazing thanks to the Happy Hour guys. I am so thankful for the experience and it has impacted my life greatly. Yet it hit me with such melancholy afterwards and combined with these on and offs feelings and frustration at the situation in my city it all just kind of comes together to this. Uncertain how I feel but still feeling anyway. 

Lego comes on for a song he wrote and I'm happy with it. I stole from a Smiths song on "Save All You Can Hold" and I tried to add more BAND-MAID to meh effect. I want to just make a ROCK N' ROLL album next. NO BS. NO MORE STUPID BITS. JUST ROCK. No stupid doing this and that, just fricking the Manimal. But writing those songs doesn't come natural despite learning all instruments from Ac/Dc a band that I have a high powered musical knowledge on. Sadly the only way to make rock n' roll music is with a band. YOU CANNOT make TRUE rock n' roll by yourself as a one man band it is just not possible. The best songs are "Natural Order", "An Absolute Unit", and "Get In The Robot". The biggest flaw is the flow, it has virtually no flow and just kind of does whatever because the songs where written over 3 months when I had different ideas of what I wanted the album to be.

So ya it's another album, maybe my last of the year? I don't really know how can I know? There was Ghosts, Skywalk and Post America now a 4th album of 2018, maybe I'll do another if the songs come, maybe I won't. If I won't than I need to work on a lot of things in my music. Like just rocking more and becoming a better guitarist who can sweep pick and play the solo in "Lucretia" instead of some fast picking inaccurate sloppy Tele tremble screaming Ace Frehley loving madman. But one step at a time. This is me this is my 15th album and it's The Natural Order.

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Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on October 08, 2018, 01:38:20 PM
Last album is a bomb, so I said forget about it I'm just going to have to make a better album fast as I can.

I was pretty angsty about my music yesterday, I had a moody drive with my BAND-MAID mixtape and listened to Iron Maiden's Fear Of The Dark than sat down for 5 hours and wrote 10 songs, so basically my next album. My intend, to destroy my last album which blows. I figured, it wasn't good so I just have to do better next time. So I just went mad and boom wrote it all. This is how I push myself, I get so angry at myself for being substandard so I can do something decent. I did this with Magnus Bridge and Barry Goldman's World Tour.

So the idea is simple. Rock. No BS, try for less this and that and more consistent just energy and jamming. I restrung my SG to bring Super Ang back to action for the first time since "Dollar Drink Days" I believe, over a year ago. Is this the best song ever? Nah but I'm not going to worry, I'm just going to try and make a FRICKING ROCK album and forget my previous failure, because The Natural Order is a failure, not because it's my worst album rather it came after a big personal win with Post America and was garbage in comparison, so people! You need to make garbage until you snap out of it and realize your sucking! and than get mad about that!

The Crow's Feather
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/the-crows-feather

(https://66.media.tumblr.com/34ffdc37db3babf196ae132a0e26a15c/tumblr_ozmguuSVcQ1t0lt8go1_500.gif)   
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on October 11, 2018, 12:02:02 PM
The rock rolls on. I love this approach! I just record 2 guitar tracks for each channel, left SG w/ TS7 Tubescreamer right Tele w/ Boss Super Overdrive and do no extra bits aside from a little chorus fill and the solo. Then drums and bass. Maybe some tammy if the song calls for it. It's so nice to do this after trying to jam this and that in. I want this to be my band sounding album a little bit. That punk energy I developed with a lil more Ac/Dc and Iron Maiden is my idea. 

Hard to mix this one actually...gotta work on that bass sound. The drums/bass/vocals sounded nice then the guitar added makes it more complicated to mix so I just say eh whatever.

Gabriel's Dropout
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/gabriels-dropout

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Title: The Manimal's Music (2 NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on October 14, 2018, 05:06:29 PM
This is a simple ditty that sounded like a backyard...so I called it "Backyard". I'm trying to record each song in the order I wrote them in, which may well be the order they are on the album. So this song starts on the last chord of "Gabriel's Dropout".

Backyard   
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/backyard 

Woooo, this is my most violent song since "The Annexation Of You". Took a while but finally wrote lyrics I feel passion about to bring out the Manimal in this simple song that took forever for me to realize I needed to play to a 100 BPM track and not a 190 BPM one to get the riff sounding right.

Laelaps Infinite   
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/laelaps-infinite     
 
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on October 15, 2018, 02:03:10 PM
Quickly put together a music video for "America Runs On Lies" with my Kansas clips. Just a fast edit that took me waaaaaay to long to get to. Watch in awe as Vacant syrups pancakes, Coryn points at something, Nair waves and I drink Dunkin's. Sadly the video never tops it's first shot. The editing got wack also.

But finally some video from the KC trip. 

America Runs On Lies (Music Video)
https://youtu.be/oDyyWD9sBCk
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Coryn on October 15, 2018, 03:09:58 PM
*war flashbacks*
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on October 18, 2018, 04:13:44 PM
About halfway done the next set, unless I go with 12 songs but we'll see. These songs are ending up 2-3 minutes so I want at least 30 minutes. 30-40 is the ideal album length for my music, but I should aim for longer songs. Sometimes the 4-5 minute ones turn out nicely. Compared to the verse, chorus, verse, chorus, instrumental to end songs like this one.

Matador!
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/matador 

Re-did the vocals on "Laelaps Infinite" also, it's a highlight song. But the first version had some bad self righteous lyrics in the second verse that ruined the whole song. I have written some truly awful wack lines this year on split emotions and they always turn out embarrassing. But that song is fixed now!                   
Title: The Manimal's Music (2 NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on October 25, 2018, 05:40:12 PM
So I thought, I made 5 songs I am pretty happy with, why not...not rush the next album? I was like ya I'll finish it by Halloween but of the 10 songs I wrote on the 7th only 7 or 8 are usable. I wanted to be novel and write/record the songs in order but then I was like, no that's stupid. I want to actually try make something good and consistent this time unlike The Natural Order. I figure I'll do 12 songs so I can have cornerstones. Yes, I like to think of my albums as records so side 1 and 2. Gotta have those cornerstones.

This song is the sequel to "An Absolute Unit" which is a song of my best friends. This song is about the rest of my friends haha. One group per verse. Silly lyrics of course. This one was pretty fun, a simple riff to build on.

B-Squad
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/b-squad 

This one I came up with today, like "Backayrd" it's a song where I get to stomp on the pedal for those dynamics instead of just use different tracks. I got to use my, little lyric details that don't seem connected and aren't anyway. I broke one of my tom skins so um....time for a new one I guess. 

Zero Singing Doves
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/zero-singing-doves 

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Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on November 01, 2018, 09:19:52 PM
Also "Zero Singing Doves" is fixed with better vocals, I am very happy with that song it is a little different in a way. I think I'm going to try 2 more songs on the album. But this is hard, I don't quite know what to do for song 8 and 9, that's the tricky part of the album, it will either die or keep on the same path. I'm super happy with my vocals on all songs but "Jingo Girl". I have got to do my wack thing with more honest lyrics and also be more aggressive like on "Zero Singing Doves" and "Lailaps Infinite". I'll post the link again because I'm so happy with it despite some issues with the verses. The chorus I just yelled and got to reference Canadan Sanomat and Turun Sinappi!
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/zero-singing-doves       
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on November 09, 2018, 07:40:55 AM
A bit of a different song here. I don't know if it will work on the album, this is the tough part. I have 7 solid songs and somehow I need to come up with a strong last act. The pace needs to slow a lil' bit so I tried this, a bass heavy song with some little guitars. I um...well maybe I subconsciously borrowed from the intro of "Sunglasses At Night" (maybe lol). I don't know if this is like last album meh stuff or worth putting on this album, I figure I might as well since it breaks down from the louder rock songs a bit. "Zero Singing Doves" is so much better than my normal songs so it's hard to follow up. I recorded another song yesterday I just need vox for. This album is taking a lil' longer than I thought it would but that's not really a bad thing.

Stride
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/stride   
Title: The Manimal's Music (16th ALBUM COMPLETE)
Post by: Manimal on November 11, 2018, 11:15:42 AM
Kanttila : My Nonsense
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1. The Crow's Feather
2. Gabriel's Dropout
3. Backyard
4. Lailaps Infinite
5. Matador!
6. B-Squad
7. Zero Singing Doves
8. Stride
9. Calamity Me   
10. Jingo Girl 

All songs written & performed by the Manimal

https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/my-nonsense
           

So today on Remembrance Day, 100 years after the end of World War I we have a new album from Kanttila. The time had come to make my full on Rock album, but my music has always been full on Rock. However this time it is...two times the Rock? It's another set of My Nonsense.

After the failure to find direction with The Natural Order, an album that had 3-4 false starts as a Jangle set, Acoustic set or Goof Rock set, I found I needed to make a consistent album and really just Rock. I was burning to make a much better album and had my angsty BAND-MAID soundtracked drive that led me to writing the first 6 songs on this album in one go, along with some others I didn't use. The idea was simple, bring back my SG, the guitar I put so much in, and just make a SG on left, Tele on right, double tracked on both, Rock album. I always make Rock music but this time I wanted it to be more focused.

This is my first album to not have any Sonic noise, aside from a bit of accidental feedback before the solo in "Gabriel's Dropout" this set is void of any screaming feedback, analog delay sweeps and my normal tricks. I use my ebow twice and the tammy is broken out here and there, but aside from the acoustic in the first bit of "Backyard" (which I made off like the right channel me was playing the acoustic than dropped it for the Tele) it's all SG and Tele, Super Ang and the Stellacaster. Since The Natural Order was a jumbled mess of directions, with not terrible songs just terrible flow, I needed to make an album that worked together, even if it kind of fails in it's last act, like Post America also did.

"Zero Singing Doves" is this album's best song and one of my top from the year so far. I'm very proud of it! It came out of nowhere and just turned out perfect on my scale. I am also happy with "The Crow's Feather" and "Matador!". There aren't any terrible songs by my standards on here although "Calamity Me" is very clearly a filler song that's only purpose is to lead to "Jingo Girl", the natural finale song. Actually "Calamity Me" is really no good in terms of the vocals. I have been struggling with the last part of my album's forever. I start very strong but when it comes to the last week I get so rushed to want it done that the songs suffer. Post America had a brutal hit with "Last Chances Heroes", ruining what might of been my best album. The Natural Order had "Harumäki" which was almost good but ruined by my terrible vocals on that song.

I have been getting more tactical with my bass playing, I like to play bass it's fun and since it's my first instrument I'm not too bad at it, although I always played it like guitar. I feel like Andy Rourke really gave me a kick with his amazing basslines in the Smiths songs, that made me feel like...okay bass is vital and it's time to step it up. Before my basslines where often too quite to hear or just kind of there. I'm not coming up with amazing parts or anything, just trying to be a lil' more noticeable on the bass.

Lyrically there is a pretty evident theme, maybe it's evident I don't know. My lyrics are sometimes too rushed to be good, but I feel I have my moments and I've gotten better at making them feel like things only I could've written but not going overboard like I have in the past. When I look at some of my lyrics I wrote before Barry Goldman's World Tour it's truly amazing how terrible I was and how embarrassing I got. Barry Goldman's World Tour was my first album to finally shape my lyrics into something, and though I've had terrible missteps earlier this year on the awful album Ghosts Of Kaministiquia and some strangely horrific phrases on Skywalk, ever since I dropped the Barry Goldman name and went to the much better and way more fitting for myself Kanttila my expression has improved tons.

Post America was the major turning point for my music, and though The Natural Order didn't have album flow these are way better albums than say, Call Of Mugi or Homestyle. Though they might not have songs as good as "Coughing Up The Heel", "Barely Gold, Man" and "Pinstripe Kermit". When I listened to Haru to Shura the other night I was really taken aback how good it was and it made me think, I'm not making music that will ever be...anything more than silly basement Rock that can't connect or really do anything for anyone but myself. Haru's album felt important like it had a big statement and a powerful expression. Granted she has however many people working on that album and I'm just one guy who makes absolutely everything by myself, quick as possible, with no input or help unless it's a collab with Lego, but it makes me think...man I wish I could just do more than this. But this is literally the only thing I am able to do by myself. I just need to get better!     

So this album is me doing what I do best really. This is my "big Rock" album that has no nonsense yet it still does have My Nonsense. Overall it's fine, it falters by the end but the first 7 songs are all strong.

Next up I want to do a Christmas EP, maybe 5-6 songs. Me and Lego have talked about a collab EP also, more laid back and looping like Lego's music is. So I can say, I'm fairy certain this one here is my last album of 2018, but you never know with me eh. If anyone has ever been interested in listening to my music I say this is the album to go to because it's better as a whole than my other albums. So that is all for this set, time for the next!

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Title: The Manimal's Music (Christmas Tunes Begin)
Post by: Manimal on November 26, 2018, 02:49:16 PM
The Yule songs begin. I want to try make an EP, like 6 songs since they are short. It's a little trickier than I figured however so maybe 5. Who knows.

These aren't like top quality but you know, Christmas music have fun with it. "Jingle Bell Rock" is a must you know, I was going to do it at 120 BPM all nice but then I started playing drums really fast to the click and based the track on my drums. Not much guitar wise. "The Very First Christmas" is the classic Sponge-Bob tune, I didn't want to go hard on the voices, it's a bit off but eh. You can't tell me I didn't nail Plankton's part...because I fricking did.

https://soundcloud.com/kaijala/jingle-bell-rock
https://soundcloud.com/kaijala/the-very-first-christmas 

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For my real music I am very much uncertain where to go next. I know I need to change my approach again. I've gotten into this sort of new era with Post America and with a trilogy of albums it's time for new. Skywalk was the last time I really went with that Magnus Bridge set of ideas and aimed for big album scale instead of tracklist of all good tunes. I feel my creativity has decreased since the Kanttila Bay EP. I feel really inspired by Haru's album, it made me feel like I need to make better music once more. Cemented by getting Sennou on record and really clicking with that album. It's like, I need to make the next step up in creativity from Skywalk. Post America may be good for me but it wasn't very creative in a way. My Nonsense was fine really, but it didn't do anything all too different or crazy.

So I figure I should maybe spend December trying to figure out what I can do and record some things if I have the inspiration. I still haven't found a way to make my Jazzmaster really work and I don't make songs that breath or have space enough. My music is so overly structured and organized, it's riff x4, riff x4, to end kind of thing. Such is life as a One Man band though...and such is how it shall stay it seems.     
Title: The Manimal's Music (ANOTHER CHRISTMAS SONG)
Post by: Manimal on December 01, 2018, 11:49:33 AM
Another Christmas tune, this is a kind of wack version of "Welcome Christmas" the Grinch tune. It's um, a little more wild than it needs to be with some more...um, silly vocals. It has some Clash Give 'Em Enough Rope style guitars. My goal with these is to take these classic and defined tunes and see what I can do with them since there is such a strong base I don't need to just strum away. So I'm seeing how I can add new elements to my music, especially in the other two songs which have slightly sparser guitars.   

I want to see how I can add little melodies into my music and stuff. I think of all my favorite J-Pop songs, they have little catchy bits. Like Seiko's "Nostalgic J-Pop" and "Nama Kill The Time 4 You" with their little do-do-do-do's and all. I hum little things like the keyboard fills in Utada's "Distance" all the time and J-Rock is classic for having those melodic guitar hooks in the intros. Those bits are what gets to me most, it's the English phrases and melodic details that are catchy when I can't even understand anything. I love Seiko's "Kimi Ni Todoku Na" because I thought she said "baby baby baby baby, lonely lonely lonely time" but I found out yesterday it's "loli loli lonely doll". I love how great it sounds when an English word sneaks in and it's something that I can't so much carry over into my music. I don't really want to like force Finn words in here and there when I can't even pronounce them right lol. There is so much in J-Pop I want to do that I simply can not.

I want to add more of that to my music, the embellishments that my songs lack. I just never know what to play exactly and ya, composing melodies isn't my greatest ability for sure. It's hard to tell when things are in tune for me and if the fills are going all wack. Even singing on these Christmas songs have been difficult.

Welcome Christmas
https://soundcloud.com/kaijala/welcome-christmas     
Title: The Manimal's Music (MORE CHRISTMAS SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on December 03, 2018, 08:39:10 AM
2 more Yuletide tunes. Maybe only 2 left for the EP...

I don't think this is my best work or anything, not at all. In fact I was hoping these songs would turn out better than they have. We have "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" which has bad vocal sound though compared to my norm I don't my singing was...all that bad, I really did try you know, though I have "first word is way out of key" syndrome in all my music. I didn't use any effects of mixing on my voice just so it could sit semi natural on the track which is quieter than my music is normally. I didn't sing the second verse because I don't like the phrases "veiled in flesh", "Virgin's womb" and "Godhead see". That's like super early Black Metal kinda stuff.   

Next is "Linus and Lucy" which...is a bit out of my musical range but was very much worth trying. Really it's simple but it's that kind of, whatever the hell beat that I don't really know how to play. and the bass is so tough to keep up with I capo'ed on the third fret. The drums would be better if you could hear the rim hits better, which you can't...like at all. I cut out the swinging whatever part because man as if I know what to do in that kind of breakdown. So I just went 2% Sonic in the end. It's a 12-string, Strat and Jazzmaster track. I think I learnt something from recording it. I watched an interview with Kevin Shields and found a great trick for Jazzmasters is to wrap tape on the whammy so it sticks up a bit more which gives you better control when you strum and whammy it.

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
https://soundcloud.com/kaijala/hark-the-herald-angels-sing

Linus and Lucy 
https://soundcloud.com/kaijala/linus-and-lucy 

I re-uploaded last years cover of "Santa Christ" as well, so that's a thing. The drums don't sound good but the guitars are better than I can do if I tried to re-do it. Plus I don't remember what chords to play over the melody, I tried to record it again and it didn't work. This works so I'll just use it again.   
https://soundcloud.com/kaijala/santa-christ   
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: MahluaandMilk on December 03, 2018, 02:26:55 PM
Ah, the vocal echo on Santa Christ is a little awkward to hear, but eeyup, it is that time of year.
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on December 03, 2018, 02:45:29 PM
Ya that's a failure to double track. That was like one of the first songs I doubled the vocals so it didn't work well. Now I double almost every song I do, if not every chorus or big part. I should've just re-recorded the song since I'm naturally better than I was last year but, I didn't feel like it. 
Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: MahluaandMilk on December 03, 2018, 02:49:10 PM
Fair enough. First tries aren't meant to be masterpieces, after all. :santa:
Title: The Manimal's Music (BEST OF 2018 COMP)
Post by: Manimal on December 04, 2018, 10:33:05 PM
Kanttila : Best Of 2018
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1. Country Club
2. The Tragedy Of Mr. Steak
3. America Runs On Lies
4. Natural Order 
5. A New York Morning
6. I Don't Know Love
7. Nuevo Dia
8. Under The Skywalk
9. The Crow's Feather
10. Zero Singing Doves
11. Gloved Hello
12. Late 2000's Planet   

All songs written & performed by the Manimal

https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/best-of-2018
           

5 albums, 2 EP's, about 70 songs, that is my 2018. This is the compilation and quite a good look at what I can do in music and where I took things this year. Away from the silliness and stupid antics of 2017 and into a slightly more tune focused direct that is...a little more solid. It's the year I said no more Barry Goldman, because it's Kanttila time! I finally found the right musical name that I feel super comfortable with. Skywalk was the big end to Barry Goldman and Midnight Stella. 

Ghosts Of Kaministiquia was really just a getting back to it after Barry Goldman's World Tour album. It was part FAWM and some odds and ends from the right end of December and January. I mixed things a bit different from here on, and it was rough at first. This is not a great album but it's just a little bump in the road. Skywalk is my biggest album, maybe more than Magnus Bridge. It really feels complete and is like I said the send off to this music world I made before. It is my most creative and most album-y album and I am very proud of it. I did some new things and overall it's something I can stand behind as a personal great work. It might be my best album.

The EP's, Piirakka Enlightenment and Kanttila Bay are also solid but I kind of wish they where full albums. I had a lot of inspirations, The Smiths powered me this year along with BAND-MAID. I listened to my Smiths mixtapes in the car an insane amount so it rubbed off and I did FINALLY, good Jangle songs! I had waited so long to make good Jangle songs and I finally did it. Kanttila Bay was more wacky but it kind of worked.

Now Post America, I can talk about the Kansas trip forever because it's one of the most important weeks of my life so far and thanks to Coryn, Nair and Vacant I had the most...just...frick. Frick man it just frick. I can go on forever about how much it means to me that this even happened and I actually did something in my life and wrote my own story and escaped the confines of my world I've been trapped in. There is my life Pre and Post Kansas, it unearthed so much in me and really I got so much out of it. So Post America is the turning point in my music where it's more song to song based and I think aside from "Last Chance Heroes" it's a good work. The Natural Order is a bump in the road but it has some decent songs just no good idea.

My Nonsense is my most consistent album because I stuck to one solid idea, and "Zero Singing Doves" is a song I AM SO proud of. If there is one song I want people to hear that I made this year it's that song. It's really a complete track that I stand behind fully. I can say, I made the music that represents my feeling very honestly. Everything I made this year is just me. I made the music to document the times of my life at this point, as is the goal of my music. To make the sounds of me.

I was going to make a post ranting about how I'll never form a band and I need to be better, but I can say I am very happy with where my music has gone. It's not great, I still am no good singer but I feel my other abilities have gotten a little better. I want to be more musical and really make something that feels more like Seiko's music. I want to make music that is more than what I do but still my music. I feel like The Clash's Give 'Em Enough Rope was a very motivational album for me this year and my style because it's just so awesome, along with the Smiths and BAND-MAID that is about all that inspired me this year, aside from my great return to my homebase of music in October. But I lack what makes those bands good. I need to make my magic "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle" song or "Decided By Myself", "All The Young Punks" etc.

I want to form a band and play with humans but, I've not allowed it to happen. I posted an ad on Kijiji after watching the best anime of forever and the only one of 2 shows I watched this year A Place Further Than The Universe, but everyone is kinda lame. I posted it 3 times and the people who reply just don't seem like they get me. They read certain bands while ignoring you know the important ones like Seiko, The Smiths, BAND-MAID, BiSH and such. Because I don't want to be in a partying Classic Rock cover band, I want to make the best possible Rock 'n Roll music in my context that can channel the energy and spirit of Seiko (the most true in spirit Rock 'n Roll star of this generation of music) with the sound of Give 'Em Enough Rope Clash, Bon Scott era Ac/Dc, the Smiths, Buddy Holly, BAND-MAID etc. and still just be as real as it can be.

I hope I can be in a band one day, I really do. I want so badly to jam with other people and perform. But for now I wait for nothing and only do. So we have another year of my music done. Frick guys. I didn't think I'd make it this far when I started in 2016 but here we are. The second full year of Manimal music. Pipe thanks as always because it was you who got this going and no one else (well besides myself but you know), and Lego thanks for always being my supporter and even inspiration with your own music. and Coryn, Vacant, Nair, you guys know I don't need to say anything. Let's hope 2019 is...actually no. Let's just see what happens and not hope for anything. I will quietly post my Christmas EP on SC, this thread will fade until the next album begins. What do I want to do next?

Well, I want to make better music. That's pretty simple. So let's keep at it huh.

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Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on January 01, 2019, 03:11:51 PM
I'm breaking new gate.

I have a reason to write songs again. Every album cycle I try to get something, a burning need to write then I use it all up and look for it again. I basically destroyed myself to rebuilt myself by writing 7 songs in one night almost 2 weeks ago and doing a few things to improve myself. I had what I think might be a catalyst moment last night also. My music is always a reflection of me when I make it, always. Otherwise it sucks. and to make good music I feel I have to destroy and rebuilt, a simple enough cycle.

Isn't it strange how serious I can be?  :push:

Now we can ignore that the chords are "Kanan's School Of Sunshine" but different rhythm and order, because my past music doesn't matter. It's time for me to just, try and suck less and less and really stand proud behind the Kanttila name. This is the perfect song for me to start 2019 and my next album I feel. The next set is "Infinite Human Machine".

Nothing Left For You
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/nothing-left-for-you
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on January 06, 2019, 09:55:43 PM
This song is about the old Finlanders, Wops and so on that you see when you go to Robins in the morning. Yes, not even Tims this time, we're going for a true Northern Ontario aesthetic now. They are always there chilling, and it's like, isn't that a weird goal to have...be old as them and still have the same friends just chilling in fricking Robins Donuts. So I made a song about that feeling. It's one of my favorite kind of songs to make, one full of isolating and specific references that you'd only get if you're from my city! 

The track is very simple, it has an old style Barry Goldman 12-string bridge and I'm very proud of my drumming/bass playing on this song. A simple groove but I'm aiming for stronger grooves and less guitar tracks! This song is nice and easy, 4 tracks and 2 for vocals. Now my vocals, well...not really my best. I don't know about this set. I was super excited about this song until I sang over it. Then it went from cool to, oh man. This might be an EP, or not. It doesn't feel like an album even though I'm having a breakthrough of things to write songs about besides...Yoshiko or something.

Aarto And The Old Boys
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/aarto-and-the-old-boys     

A current issue in my music is length. I can't seem to write a song that hits 3 minutes. I don't know how to make a long song without repeating too much, sometimes. I have done some 5 minute tracks that are very strong because of their length. It makes it feel more complete. But I just can't break the formula of my music. I broke the old Sonic structure of verse, chorus, verse, chorus, instrumental to end but now I need to expand somehow and make longer more complete songs. I can and have done my share of 3-4 minute songs but it's hard to get there. and I don't know how necessary it is. 

Maybe my songs don't need to be that long on average though. To me you can't make a song under 2:20 or it's not really a song. I like the classic Beatles song length. Do a lot in little time is my ideal but I think maybe I need to make songs that are atleast 3:30 to 4. My songs are largely the same in structure also. 

I kind of want to make Goof Rock again. I want to do new things and write serious songs about my life but I feel the results are not as good as my careless quickly written goof rock songs that are more electric and moving. Maybe an issue is how safe my music is now versus this time 2 years ago when I was in Sonic City. No more doing anything wild. I want to make good tunes so bad but my music maybe is plain now. But I don't want to go back to thinking things like "Love Ballad #282", "Idol Eyes", "Lovely Maidens Burn The Garden" and the Krayon EP are okay because they aren't. So I might be doing okay.
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on February 11, 2019, 08:41:22 AM
Alright, getting there. Maybe next week my next album will be done? I have perhaps 2 more songs to write/record, so we'll see. This has been the longest it's actively taken me to make an album yet, I've had a lot of ideas that I didn't think would work, but it's coming together bit by bit. The two songs above will be on the album, I just didn't feel it was the time to put 'em out, and I thought of scrapping them also. The timing with FAWM always screws me up in January. Plus I didn't know what kind of album I wanted to make yet. I'm aiming at 12 songs, all real songs no interludes and over 40 minutes.

This song is a milestone, one of the best tracks if not the best one I've made yet. It's not perfect but it's certainly something I can really stand behind. It has more J-Rock elements from BAND-MAID and BiSH than ever before, with some Sonic elements to and such. It came to me so naturally also, I woke up, showered, got the idea, started the car, wrote the chorus, went to Tims, than wrote the rest of the song and recorded it. Vocals are rough but I think compared to last year I'm better already. So this is the "single" before the album if you want to call it that. This isn't the first song I've made on the Winter War and Ladoga Karelia but it's the most general and best written song on it I've done, since it could apply to anything else. Instead of "this is my specific reference only I get".   

Look out for Infinite Human Machine, if I still call it that. I might.

Bridge By The Sun 
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/bridge-by-the-sun     

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Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW ALBUM)
Post by: Manimal on February 17, 2019, 06:03:54 PM
Kanttila : Infinite Human Machine
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1. I Kill My Heart
2. New Gate
3. Relics Of The Old World
4. Bridge By The Sun
5. Operation Impala (Feat. Legomaestro)
6. Nothing Left For You
7. (I Wanna Be In) Your Photobook
8. Pink Shinigami
9. Kalamojakka
10. Personality Flaw
11. She Got Me
12. Aarto And The Old Boys 

All songs written & performed by the Manimal sans
Track 5 Lyrics, Vocal Melody & Guest Voice by : Legomaestro

https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/infinite-human-machine-2
       

At last this album is done! 98 days after my previous one "My Nonsense" we have "Infinite Human Machine" my 17th album and the only one I've made so far that went (pretty much) how I hoped it would.

I'm a bit disappointed I reached 12 songs but not 40 minutes but that doesn't matter. This is an album where I let my inspirations of the moment drift off in certain tracks, and let others sit. It's very much an album of 3-4 different parts put together. It's all linked under one theme, and it's something that...well let's say when I wrote "I Don't Know Love" something was unleashed and my music would never be the same. and this year started with a little jolt to my emotions, so I made an album about it. There is no track here I feel is awful or out of place, everything just does it's trick. Now that I've made an album based on this I don't really want to do it again, so hopefully I got that out of my system, but we'll see where my music goes.

I put more Elvis into my music along with inspiration from BiSH and AYUNi D's PEDRO project. Nowadays I'm mainly listening to BiSH, Elvis and The Smiths so I tried to mix it up a bit on here. The 50's swing on the drums and bass, with other stuff. I think this is a decent album for my drumming and bass. I'm happy with that part, I think I have my own groove on the drums. I'm not nuanced or technical but I believe I can atleast hit my feelings out of them fine. It's a bad album for my solos however, I feel my leads are very weak on here and don't really explode like they did on "My Nonsense". My vocals are well, the same as normal but now I have a bit of a better idea of what I want to do.                                 

Next time I want to whatever. I'll do whatever I do next when I do it. I do really want to do a 7-8 song Elvis cover EP, I've already done a few songs, so we'll see huh. This is "Infinite Human Machine" finally done! 

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Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on April 01, 2019, 10:38:50 AM
The next set begins, an Elvis cover mini-album! 

As is known I love Elvis, it's one of those passed down things in the family. I started listening to his music in 2015 and came back hardcore in the last few months when I had a little spark that scrambled my thoughts and now the way I view the world and myself. Elvis' music has soundtracked my life since New Years, along with BiSH. It's the sound of so much to me. He had the voice and ability to make tunes his own. There is a cosmic power to Elvis' best work, it has a real soul to me. The best songs about love and related things ever recorded, the romance, the longing, every feeling was conveyed in his best work. and it's all connected with me in such a manner, stronger than before. Elvis was better than anyone at delivering these things for myself. Sure he didn't write his own songs, but he was an interpreter, and the raw emotion of the tunes is what gets to me. Bruce is the artist of my life, no one will ever top the connection I have to his music and it's value to me, Born To Run is the most important album ever made as far as I care, but Elvis is close in other regards. So I wanted to do a tribute to this very important music to me. So we'll start with a fun tune from Golden Records Vol. 1. I am working on another song right now that is pushing my voice the most I ever have, we'll see how successful I am with that...   

Treat Me Nice 
https://soundcloud.com/kanttila/treat-me-nice-cover-song 

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Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Manimal on April 09, 2019, 10:12:07 PM
Switching Soundclouds now that the other one is full once again. I made a quick playlist of my best songs since I changed my music name to Kanttila last year. It's a good look at what I've been doing and what I can do.
https://soundcloud.com/kanttilamusic/sets/this-is-kanttila

I'm a bit of a nostalgic fool, I wish I wasn't but I can't help but. I've been making music since July 2016 and it was a different time for me in a way. I've gotten comfy in my full time job I started in the exact beginning of 2018 and now that I decided I'm not going back to school this year it's like, hhhm, what am I doing in life? I started music when I was about to start college and it's chronicling my life journey since than. Even if not a ton has happened per say. Sometimes I miss my beginnings, it's always so fun to start a new thing you know, but I've gotten so much better since than and my songs are technically better also. I have so much sentiment for 2016, it's annoying to feel this way but I know why I do. Like everyone I'm just trying to navigate my life and figure it all out, and this will reflect in my next album more than ever I'm sure, I'm being crushed by the things I've been realizing, but I have to move past it.  What do you do when you finally after all this time realize your Thunder Road dreams will never happen and everything you wanted was never going to come no matter how long you waited all along? Man oh man. "Days Of Our Lifenheimers" is up next, and my Elvis cover EP will come along slowly between inspiration.

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Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SINGLE)
Post by: Manimal on April 20, 2019, 10:06:10 PM
We'll call it that. A single of sorts, my first one I guess. "When Your Time Comes" featuring a song that won't be on my next album "Luger Eyes" and the Elvis cover I posted before "Treat Me Nice". I like the idea of singles but I've never regarded my songs like this. But my idea is to upload this and then the rest of the album when it's done instead of what I've done before where I make a song and quickly upload it. "When Your Time Comes" is the first song I wrote and recorded for this album. It's kind of a song that keeps building but not too anything crazy. "Luger Eyes" is just an 80's Metal song, but the most glorious attempt I've had yet. It's not all the way there to be an album track so I just took some random lyrics from my notebook and pieced it together. So yes, the first single of me in a way.

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https://soundcloud.com/kanttilamusic/when-your-time-comes?in=kanttilamusic/sets/when-your-time-comes-single
Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on April 27, 2019, 11:39:09 AM
Another track, I am very proud of this one. It's far better than the last song, and one of my best yet maybe.

Lego helped me with it. I sent him the track and he came up with an excellent vocal melody I used on the song. I used some of his lyrics in the chorus and the bridge and wrote my own for the verses and such. Lego really gave life to this song by finding the melody in the music that was there, which I myself would not of found. I don't have the same ability to come up with good melodies that Lego does. My Jazzmaster was the star of this song, that thing is amazing when you really dig in and smack it about.

The meaning of this song is simple, you can ponder the meaning of life and the meaning of this and that but at the end of the day you need no reason but your own. Take that as you will.

No Reason But My Own
https://soundcloud.com/kanttilamusic/no-reason-but-my-own
Title: The Manimal's Music (2 NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on May 07, 2019, 09:11:31 PM
So that was annoying. My laptop was out for 2 weeks because of the charger port so I couldn't do anything on the album. I have all the instrumentals done, I just need to sing on 'em now. and I've quickly found...I kind of made an album full of songs I can't sing. So this is going to be...greatly challenging.

This song not so much, even though I'm sure I'm out of key, I always am most likely. The track how ever, ya I'm happy with it wow. It worked a lot better than I thought, it was dynamite recording this song! So hopefully I can do the other songs okay because jeez I made songs in the wrong keys. Ugh I hate being a garbage vocalist. But I'm not doing anything to improve so, my fault. Singing is way harder than guitar and stuff. WAY harder. On the brighter side I AM BACK ON THE SOLOS for this album! Last album had trash solos but this track has a real me solo. So I'm okay with it! My solos are instinct, pure instinct. I improv a few takes until it sounds okay. I always try to do 4 different things in a solo and I could never play it back again. I'm not versatile mostly but you know I do what I do. Here is the song.

Existence Is My Thing
https://soundcloud.com/kanttilamusic/existence-is-my-thing 

R.I.P. Stoners.

Anti-420
https://soundcloud.com/kanttilamusic/anti-420

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Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on May 13, 2019, 04:09:26 PM
Next album is almost here. My last day on this job is the 18th so I'm going to put it out on the same day to be symbolic. It's even my 18th album. Wow, Carly Rae's new album on the 17th as well, talk about timely. She'll be facing me in the same position of life I was in when Emotion came out in 2015, unemployed and not going to school that year (though I basically have another job lined up pretty much). Anyway this is my music so here's the title track. I think I'm allowed to say it's a pretty good song, vocal issues aside.

Days Of Our Lifenheimers
https://soundcloud.com/kanttilamusic/days-of-our-lifenheimers 

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I wasted some time ranking my albums also, so here is that. Featured song below the titles.

Spoiler
1. Post America    
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/track/country-club
Of course being the Kansas album there is a lot of sentiment behind this one. An album written on Nairbon's guitar on his kitchen table. There is only one bad song and it's an awful one "Last Chance Heroes". Otherwise it's inspired and fiery, plus it's based on an amazing experience in my life. Some lyrics are poor but it's really a solid album overall with the most consistent theme I've ran. Despite the one bad song this has to be my best album yet for a bunch of reasons.

2. Skywalk 
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/track/under-the-skywalk
- I've tried a few concept albums and this is my most successful one, even if it makes little sense. It has some bad moments and lyrics, not to mention weird angles and confusing ideas presented that are not explained, but it's a solid work overall that has a real theme behind it and a style. It has "Under The Skywalk" after all, one of my best ever songs. The album has some misses but overall I'm proud of it.

3. Barry Goldman's World Tour 
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/track/larger-than-my-life
- There is something about this album that makes it something I'm very proud of. It has some misses like my humiliating vocal on "Hyvaa Joulua" and the weak opener "British People Are Weird", but everything sort of just works on this album. "Larger Than My Life" is the best song I've ever made yet and despite some of the lyrics being cringy I think it's a decent album because it was really the best I could of made at the time. When the album ends you know everything was said.

4. My Nonsense 
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/my-nonsense
- This album doesn't have much to say, it's really as simple as it's name. It has a theme, just make a good Rock album with my Tele and SG, double tracked on both sides. It has filler songs, actual filler being "Stride" and "Calamity Me" but when this album is good it feels stronger. A little more beefy in a way and my vocals aren't too bad overall. Plus the ending solo of "Jingo Girl" is my absolute blow-out, it's one of my best final songs that really says, this album is over.

5. Magnus Bridge   
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/track/magnus-bridge-stellas-takeoff
- My first album that raised the bar for myself. It began to shape my style and expression, introducing Midnight Stella to my music and some new styles. The title track is a major achievement of mine. "Number Two On A Top Ten List" was also my first collab with Lego. The album had it's failings and some cringy moments but as a whole it was my first complete altogether work.

6. Homestyle 
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/track/sunspot
- This album is really silly, but I kind of really like it. Homestyle is a variety with some Jangly tunes, slammers and a cover of Lego's "Phonecall For Stelly". Although the tone is all over the place with some overly serious lyrics and silly ones the album was meant to sound like Spring and with an opener like "Pinstripe Kermit" it did the trick. I think this album got the fun right before my sound was fulyl defined.

7. Black Hair Like Blood 
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/track/fringe
- This is another concept album, not fully fleshed out. It has some more Nirvana elements to the dynamics, clear in songs like "Seaside Hotel" and "Catch Me Fresh". My Strat shines and there is a renewed Rock energy to the tracks. "Fringe" is a benchmark song and the ending "One Hopeless Buyer" is as dumb as it gets with my music. The album is a little too short and could've used more work to be better.

8. Aesthetic   
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/track/farming-for-commies
- This is what Goof Rock is. My double album is a big stupid blow-out with some ridiolous songs that got a little carried away. It's my 50/90 album so I had a lot to choose from, and the album has it's own energy and style. This is where I defined everything about my sound. It has just about all my tricks of the time and on, all the song structures and antics. Some songs are really bad however and my vocals are crazed.

9. Call of Mugi
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/track/barely-gold-man
- I thought this album sucked when I put it out but it has some of my best songs yet like "Barely Gold, Man", a top 10 for sure, "Stella Skies", "Coughing Up The Heel", "Wallflower Army" and even "Silent Suggestions". The concept is bad and it's painfully in character a lot of the time, even my collab song with Lego stinks. Paipis provided an excellent opening piece however, and I did a lot of different things in the structure of the songs. This album is both bad and good.   

10. Infinite Human Machine    
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/track/bridge-by-the-sun
- I don't know why but I dislike this album a lot even though it has a lot of my better songs. It has some strong ones and a good variety but it just sticks out as a sour note for me, perhaps it was the inspiration behind songs like "Nothing Left For You", "She Got Me" and "I Kill My Heart". "New Gate", "Aarto And The Old Boys", "Relics Of The Old World" and the best song "Bridge By The Sun" are fine. But as a whole there is something off about this one to me.

11. The Natural Order   
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/track/natural-order
- Thrown together, it has no real flow but some decent songs. It gets iffy towards the end and overall was just rushed to get it done and it never had an idea as a whole album. "Natural Order" is one of my best songs for sure but "Save All You Can Hold" is a dirty rip off of The Smiths "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle" and "Harumaki" is painfully out of tune vocally.

12. Flat As Manitoba   
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/track/goofballed
- This was another step-up for me and the first album I posted on Facebook actually. I thought I was finally making good stuff. Not quite but there is a notable improvement in everyone but the terrible sound. This album is painfully on the ears but it has songs I worked out more like "Goofballed" and there is a lot of variety. Not everthing works but I was still figuring it all out.

13. Ghosts Of Kaministiquia  
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/track/silver-mines
- Bad album, carry over songs and terrible lyrics here and there. It has a really bad sound and some songs really needed to be worked out more or cut. "Superior" is almost good and "Silver Mines" is alright. It has some awful songs though and nothing can save a track like "Idols Have Abs" which itself was an attempt to make a song like BiSH's "SMACK baby SMACK". I don't like this album.

14. Fricktionary
- It's my very first album so I don't fault it too much but man, what the hell. Sometimes I wonder about myself, and when I make songs like "Wizardology" where I scream "I AM A WIZARD AND NO ONE'S TOUCHED MY LIZARD" I'm just like man, what was I thinking. "Wowzers" makes me cringe and the 12 mintue finale "Flies On Broadway" only has 1 good minute in it. "Freak Con" makes me die so hard I die. This album was me...just trying to figure it all out. It was all different then, guitar, the way I viewed music, everything.

15. You Get The Point
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/track/after-school-me-time
- "After School Me Time" was a bright moment and the album has it's times where it isn't an unbearable cringe fest with the worst lyrics I've ever written. Man I deleted two songs off it just because no one needs to hear them. This album got out of control in some regards and it's truly awful at many points. I was jsut trying to figure it out and  in the mist of Sonic Youth and Nirvana.

16. Always A Critic 
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/track/will-this-be-on-the-test
- Wow. Sometimes it's amazing to me how awful my creations can be. This album was a step-up in many ways from my first but wow when it's bad it's insanely bad. "Black Vapor" was almost amazing but it was ruiend by the worst lyrics I have ever written, period. I deleted most of this album, "Apply Directionly To Forehead" and "Tamako" are so bad that it's insane. I was trying to do something, and I did something, I put stuff into these songs and I tried, but it never needs to be heard again. A big stepping stone.   

17. Midnight Stella 
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/track/theme-for-midnight-stella
- Insanely terrible. "Theme For Midnight Stella" is one of my best compositions, "No Wave For Kitty" is nice, but the fact that I thought "Cozy Nozy", "V Shaped Burn Out", no...the fact that I thought anything else was okay on this album is a marvel to me. Always A Critic was bad but it had real effort. There is no effort in most of these songs, they are just a trainwreck of horrible energy. "Idol Eyes" is my worst song, my single worst song for sure. Wow I hate it so much. It was so bad that the following EP Refrigerator Worthy opened with a vacuum cleaner to clean away this album and then I made Magnus Bridge...                   
Title: The Manimal's Music (18th ALBUM COMPLETE)
Post by: Manimal on May 18, 2019, 08:05:52 AM
Kanttila : Days Of Our Lifenheimers
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1. No Reason But My Own
2. One Day
3. She's A Rock 'n Roll
4. Days Of Our Lifenheimers
5. When Your Time Comes
6. Love Is Nuclear War
7. Existence Is My Thing
8. Anti-420
9. The Greatest Gray
10. Kurtiiläinen

All songs written by the Manimal sans A1, A3 Manimal/Legomaestro
All songs performed by the Manimal

https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/days-of-our-lifenheimers
                   

In the haze of the longest daily day, the mundane happenings and events of it all, change might soon arise now and then. To break that casual comfortable nature. These are the Days Of Our Lifenheimers.

BOOM! This is the album to mark a couple changes in my life, I timed it to coincide with my last day at the Pawn Shop, which I've worked for a year and 4 months. It's been quite the experience, in the dull ways and in the crazy ways. It's good to be leaving, and now my life may move again, my monochrome world spins once more before a new natural order settles. This album reflects that in a way with it's at times mundane focuses and other times silly cartoony scenes of idol references, historical happenings and everything put together.   

I faced my greatest challenge with the vocals, this album was made all instrumentals first, so I had this complete thing but no idea what to sing over it. Only two of these songs where made with a vocal melody in mind. I had such a hard time with the first song "Life Is Comedy" that I took it off the album. It worked though since "No Reason But My Own" is the star song. Lego helped me with the melody, he came up with this excellent vocal part for the tune and I had a good lyrical inspiration. It's the best song on the album because of him. Lego also helped with "She's A Rock 'n Roll" which is my tribute song to Ayuni D.   

"Days Of Our Lifenheimers" is the first song I really made for the album, since "When Your Time Comes" is a bit of a hold over from last album in style. I was playing my friends guitar aimlessly and started playing the sort of Sonic Youth riff that turned into something I'm really happy with. The song has the best sound on the album. I used my Jazzmaster for more than just whammy craziness on this album, it has the best clean tone of all my guitars and is the perfect tool for the right part. I also made some 70's/80's Metal type songs with my Dad's PRS and my SG, "Love Is Nuclear War" being inspired by Judas Priest's album Stained Class and "Kurtiiläinen" which is two songs of mine in one, an unused one from My Nonsense, and a new one that is like The Clash's "All The Young Punks" mixed with BiSH's "Lonely Girl".   

This album is two parts, the first 5 have their own feel. It's my style taken to a different way, the sort of thing I've developed. The second half has more inspirations like "Existence Is My Thing" coming eerily close to Whitesnake's "Guilty Of Love". Though "No Reason But My Own" is a mixture of Van Halen's "Dance The Night Away" and Elvis' "The Girl Of My Best Friend" in parts. "Anti-420" is simply a hi-tempo slammer, I used my Tele for all it's worth on the left channel, I wanted it to be the silly, somewhat catchy song of the album with a title that pops. Even if it sounds like a title a cop would use I am anti-weed (for myself not others) but it's really not a serious song if you listen to the lyrics.             

I think my drums sound the best they ever have, for my ol' PS2 era USB mic on a chair somehow they sound more clear on here. I did tighten the hell out of the snare (which has no wires since they broke 2 years ago) and got a new tom skin that sounds badass (I need to replace the other two). I also got a pair of Rock Knockers which have butt ends on both sides of the sticks, my dream since I've played with butt ends since I saw Nick Menza do it in a video (only broke 1 stick this way in over a year instead of when I broke sticks all the time and even used taped up ones). the bass also gets a little more life, "She's A Rock 'n Roll" was build around the bassline and there is a solo in "Kurtiiläinen". Speaking of which my guitar solos are back and better than ever! I let it rip on this album, Ace Frehley gone mad on a Tele style.   

I think my lyrics are a bit more focused. "Love Is Nuclear War" is an anime like song about something I am very familiar with, a story song. "When Your Time Comes" is a little much maybe with it's a very out of place Yugo War theme with BiSH, Morning Musume and BAND-MAID reference (knives sharp as Saiki's teeth was maybe not a great lyric). Also this album features two Cuba references, a mainstay in my music. "Days Of Our Lifenheimers" is a song about just sitting around waiting to be inspired, in my case I started reading the classic Batman graphic novels and I'm addicted, and it makes me want to draw again but I don't have the spark anymore. "One Day" was me sitting at a Sushi place wanting to write a song about...well, the highway. The vocals on that song are horrible though.

This album is far better than my last, which was at times a bit much. I went a little too into it with my angle on then current emotions. But I had to do it, even if I don't like the lyrics to some songs. My beginning of year albums are always not good. It atleast had one of my top 5 best songs yet "Bridge By The Sun". This album might not be my best like I had hoped, but it is something. It is mostly complete even if I gave up on the first song because I couldn't sing it/find a melody. It was not the best fit song for the album though. The second half could've used a song instead of the instrumental bit, a slower song, but the album was done there was no reason to write another song when I knew I was done with it.     

Regardless this is my 18th album. Don't know what happens next, it's always weird with 50/90 in July. I'll just see where it goes, I want to make a longer album, 50 minutes to an hour. This album is the average length of my albums, 32-38 minutes. It feels too short for my idea. Could've used something longer on the second half since it's Rock after Rock after Rock. But anyway here it is, Days Of Our Lifenheimers.

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Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW SONG)
Post by: Manimal on June 16, 2019, 12:20:28 AM
Here we go. Before 50/90 I have to do something. I got in a rampage with something and that wave of inspiration has already left me. But I got three songs out of it, all I need to do is make 2-3 more than I can have another EP, this set is called Blurry Knuckles and for a reason. This song I am super duper proud of the instrumental. My vocals are whatever, not great. I made the mistake of playing in half a step down which I am unable to sing well in. I wrecked my voice trying to sing a cover that may or may not be on this EP. But anyway this track is me in my brighter moments. It has my normal thing I stick to because it works and I like it. Rhythm guitar power to the max, no solo because it didn't need one. So let's battle the squares, yes. 

I finally jammed with some dudes last night and, I have feeling it could be the start of something maybe. They are serious about making and recording music and seem like perhaps fun to be around, perhaps. I was getting excited and I felt alive when we put together a track yesterday. I really felt this energy in me, like wow I'm writing a song with people! and there are suggestions I can add and see how other people feel! It's not just me! and they have songs I can add to and put my input to? This is all new to me. I'll see where it goes.

Battling The Squares
https://soundcloud.com/kanttilamusic/battling-the-squares 

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Title: The Manimal's Music (NEW EP)
Post by: Manimal on June 22, 2019, 03:59:32 PM
Kanttila : Blurry Knuckles (EP)
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1. Battling The Squares
2. DiALONE
3. Cyclonus Bolognus
4. Arrival Of My Rival
5. I Gotta Know (Cover Song)
6. Star of Memories

All songs written by the Manimal sans A5 (Evans/Williams)
All songs performed by the Manimal
 
https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/blurry-knuckles-ep
                   

So here we have it, an EP that is just a couple random things and current inspirations. It started with the first two songs which are just straight up Hard Rockers, with the double tracked guitars and all. This wave didn't last though, and I wanted to have a seventh song but I got nothing left for this. 50/90 will start soon enough anyway, this is just my in-between of albums.

"DiALONE" is one of my best full on Rock songs yet for sure, and "Star of Memories" might be a lot like "Country Club" but it is perhaps the only truly chill song I have ever made yet. "I Gotta Know" is a fun Elvis song from Golden Records Volume 3 that I thought I'd cover and included it since it's the first thing I recorded here in the Post-Pawn era. This is the beginning of the Post-Pawn era and this EP reflects it where Days Of Our Lifenheimers reflects the end of my Post-Kansas era of life.

My albums connect to the eras of my life, of course they do. and of course I group my life into eras. Now that I'm jamming with people we are making our own things, I'm just going along with what they have, my songs wouldn't work for anything but my own thing. and it's fun to work with simple stuff from other people I've found. We recorded a track last night with me on guitar and drums which was pretty cool. I hope we get stuff done so I can post that as well, we just gotta keep at it. Jam #2 and we have 3 songs already.

So this is Blurry Knuckles, it's just you know what it is. Just a little something or other.

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Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Coryn on June 23, 2019, 11:42:37 PM
Ah, y'know I should have known after you first mentioned the name. I imagined you were going for some sort of metaphor with the whole blurry knuckles thing. Maybe some sort of play on 'bloody knuckles', but nope, here we are, staring at a literal blurry picture of knuckles the echidna.
Title: The Manimal's Music (2 NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on July 16, 2019, 07:28:32 AM
50/90 time. Here are two new songs, one rocks the other still kind of rocks.

Life moves in new directions fast, and I've been hit with many good realizations since quitting my previous job. I want to make a double album that can reflect that along with the same ol' brand of Goof Rock I always do. I intend to make better use of this 50/90 to make looser songs and try some new things. "The Declaration Of Kanttila" is simple but was very fun to do, the lyrics say "this is the album opener". Nowhere near as strong a statement and song as "No Reason But My Own" (one of my top 5 songs yet) but you know, can't always top yourself so easily. and that song would be absolutely nothing without Lego's vocal melody. "Contingency Plan" is a song that came about very quickly and I just added more to it until I was like, damn okay. So this album, more guitar solos like mad, more 50's Rock/Country vibes I hope, and more whatever I feel like doing in the moment.

I am beginning to feel I am often not making music for the best of my abilities at times. Like, "No Reason But My Own", "Star Of Memories", "Magnus Bridge" are songs I used my best for and meanwhile I make songs that are just silly and stupid like it's nothing with sometimes bad or overly reference based lyrics ("When Your Time Comes"). I am always conflicted, so instead of a conflict I just do both whatever I feel like it to keep the vibe of my music natural and alive. "Contingency Plan" is atleast a song I brought my best for.  I just don't make tunes often enough or just straight up songs. I too often go off in a track and it tuns into something else.

Days Of Our Lifenheimers was a bit incomplete, and could've done without "When Your Time Comes" and should've had the song I couldn't find a vocal melody for "Life Is Comedy". But I am overall quite happy with that album, more so than others. I think in terms of instrumentation it's my best album. My vocals aren't horrific on it either, compared to other albums. Blurry Knuckles not so much, but it's just a quick EP before 50/90 and better than last year's attempt at that. Plus it has "Star Of Memories", which is way too close to "Country Club" but different vibe.   

The Declaration Of Kanttila
https://soundcloud.com/kanttilamusic/the-declaration-of-kanttila

Contingency Plan
https://soundcloud.com/kanttilamusic/contingency-plan               

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Title: The Manimal's Music (2 NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on July 31, 2019, 07:42:22 AM
I've lost my focus but I am really happy with some of these 50/90 songs.   

"Who Rules The Knight?" I am super proud of, it's a classic me type of song with some SY elements in structure and dynamics, not in noise, and my favorite kind of vocals to do. I think it's a kicking song, about Daredevil, Batman and Michael Knight. I really think I did well with that one. 

"The Great Dodge Caravan" is a BAND-MAID inspired in change-ups song about the most powerful vehicle in world history. I was going to make it a Funk type song like I have done before, but this is way better. I just went for it, I need to make some more songs like this, but I have no inspiration at the moment.

Who Rules The Knight?
https://soundcloud.com/kanttilamusic/who-rules-the-knight 

The Great Dodge Caravan
https://soundcloud.com/kanttilamusic/the-great-dodge-caravan   
Title: The Manimal's Music (2 NEW SONGS)
Post by: Manimal on September 06, 2019, 07:40:07 AM
The album draws closer. I don't think it will be one of my greatest or anything, in fact it seems to lack power and energy in a way. I think due to the mix and also the songs.

However "Misunderstandable" is a highlight and one of my more crafty moments for sure. I am quite happy with this one. and "In Your Darkest Hour" being the first song lyrically of it's kind for me. With a call back sort of outro.

I have better plans for my album after this one. It's time for new things but first I gotta finish this one, only one song left to make and a few left to do vocals on.

Misunderstandable 
https://soundcloud.com/kanttilamusic/misunderstandable

In Your Darkest Hour
https://soundcloud.com/kanttilamusic/in-your-darkest-hour
Title: The Manimal's Music (19th ALBUM COMPLETE)
Post by: Manimal on September 08, 2019, 09:42:53 PM
Kanttila : Closer To Clarity
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1. The Declaration Of Kanttila
2. The Great Dodge Caravan
3. Contingency Plan
4. Cyclonus Bolognus
5. Safety Vest Squad 
6. Who Rules The Knight?
7. Misunderstandable
8. A Couple Of Weird Quirks 
9. 23 Year Old Me
10. My Best Buds Of All Time
11. New World Dinnertime
12. Fender Of Feeling 
13. Prepare For Rain
14. Your Insured Doomsday
15. Ayaka
16. In Your Darkest Hour
17. Our World Inside The World
18. Closer To Clarity 

All songs written/performed by Kanttila

https://kanttila.bandcamp.com/album/closer-to-clarity
             

So this is my 19th album, a rip roaring double album that says who I am now and who I want to be. 

It's a mess. A big cluster of this and that with no real direction. At times it makes sense and than it slips into something random. This album is really just everything I came up with from July up to now. It's not one of my best, but it has it's moments and it serves as a blow-out of everything I have learnt and added to my music since my previous double album Aesthetic 2 years ago. It ends on a rough note with a brutal vocal performance on "Closer To Clarity" which itself is the most lyrically revealing song I've ever written, much like most of this album. 

I would say this set has my greatest lyrics yet, but that's about it. The solos are strong, but the recordings go all over the place. My USB mic broke so I finally began using my Blue Snowball to record everything, so some songs like "Prepare For Rain" and "23 Year Old Me" are recorded with it and it's clear I have no idea where to put it. My USB mic I got used to and figured out how to optimize it since the start in July 2016. But this I have to figure out.

Espeically for acoustic. I intend to make my next album acoustic, tune, lyric and vocal based. To work on my abilities to write tunes (which if you listen to this album you will find my melodies are not there) and to be more confident and present my singing upfront. Hopefully make songs that fit my vocals and current singing better. I need to work on good tunes. I can make a good song, proven by tracks like "New Gate", "Magnus Bridge" and (with help from Lego who came up with the entire vocal melody) "No Reason But My Own". I just need to let my songs cook a bit more. 

So I wanted to get this big 18 track 1 hour long album out of the way to start working up again and go in a better direction. This album is rough, and it has some off moments, but it's reflective of where I am right now in music and life. One of those kinda albums.   

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Title: Re: The Manimal's Music
Post by: Coryn on September 15, 2019, 06:35:53 PM
Y'know, I will be interested to list into this one and see just how much it jives with how I (one of your friends), think it jives with my own perception of you. Granted, you've been going through a lot of growth! So it's kinda hard to say right? Definitely going to be on my list for Monday morning music!