Fallout-inspired The Cockroach Sessions album released

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    We don't often post on fan-projects, but MrBumble has been working with Fallout modders crafting soundtracks for their projects for a while now. And now, his work is culminating in a full album of Fallout-inspired music. Check out some samples here, and support it by ordering here.<blockquote>'The Cockroach Sessions' is a collection of 21 songs that were, directly or not, Fallout-inspired. Some of the songs are remixes of songs that were featured in the forementionned projects, some others are entirely new creations... </blockquote><center></center>
  2. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    That is nice of you to do that BN. That may actually help the guy get more support. The music is top notch. It fits the Fallout theme perfectly. It is good to see projects like this come out.
  3. Korin

    Korin So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 6, 2010
    Sweet tracks! All very background-y.
  4. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    Better than the ambient music in Fallout 3 at any rate.
  5. Merchant

    Merchant First time out of the vault

    Jan 11, 2012
    I liked the sample of the first track... it reminded me of "My Chrysalis Highwayman" :clap:
  6. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    It's worth the $8 just to support something like this. I am curious about the music too.

    The Vault Dweller
  7. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006

    Thank you so much for making a newspost about this !

    Just to clarify, for those wondering why there are a few orchestral songs in the middle of the tribal-ambient and industrial songs : I also wanted to include some of my other work as a "composer".
    Have no fear as these tracks still have a slightly disturbing twist that reflects the album cover artwork.
    There are four of them on the album.
  8. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Pretty cool, love the style.

    /Edit: I have given you some annonymous 10 dollars. It's not much, but better than nothing. :>
  9. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    And I have just sent you the links :mrgreen:

    10 dollars might not be "much" but they still help immensely.
    Besides, I am aware that not everybody can afford to give ten dollars for something as "futile" as this so in advance : a big thank you to everybody who contributes and to whoever gave a listen to the samples.

    Just a few words as to why I chose to go through IndieGogo first instead of using the the usual ways to sell music ( CDBaby, Amazon, Itunes, Bandcamp... ).
    My goal was not just to sell that album. I'm proud of it but it's primary purpose is to serve as a sort of portfolio for my work as a musician. I'm not trying to make "The Glow Inc." into a known project or 'band' ( for a lack of a better word ).
    My goal, instead, is to raise some sort of awareness about my work as a composer in the hope to get some commissionned work.

    This is what I would LOVE to do as a living. I'm constantly trying to perfect myself, constantly investing in the latest soundbanks, but the sad reality is that it is VERY expensive to create a professional studio and this is why I'm launching this fundraiser : to showcase what I can already do with my ( decent, let's not kid myself ) home studio, to raise some awareness about my websites ( www.iamtheglow.com / www.theglowinc.com ), and to have a platform for those willing to contribute to this project.

    That being said, I'm still cool with the idea of having some sort of "official" album with the name of my project on it, with a cool artwork that wasn't stolen for once etc...
  10. Merchant

    Merchant First time out of the vault

    Jan 11, 2012
    The cockroach DJ mutant has a really freaky look, i don't mind being told what's up his identity :wink:
  11. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006

    I suppose it's a sort of metaphore for a one-man-band ( the fact that he has all these arms, allowing him to play several instruments at the same time ).

    The small cell and all the cables are there because that's more or less what my studio looks like : it's very small and there are cables everywhere.

    The guitar is simply my own guitar photoshopped into the picture and the laptop, even one can hardly see it, is running my DAW software.

    That artwork was done by Torvenius from Starbreeze ( Enclave, Riddick, The Darkness ) /Machine Games ( now working on a FPS for Bethesda ).

    You should check his art out ! He's a very cool guy to collaborate with and a very talented artist :


    BTW : to those who have bought the album : do not hesitate to post a review ! Would very much like to read it !
  12. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
  13. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    UPDATE :

    The album isn't selling too bad considering it's only been ten days so thank you guys !


    Three songs from the album :

    -Olympus 2207
    -Man Powered
    -Mix Into Remix

    Almost ten minutes of music for those who want to check the album out !

    Grab it here !
  14. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    Another tiny update :

    As a sign of gratitude for those who have bought my album so far :

    A free, unreleased, track !

    It is called "FINAL BOSS : Into the Cockroach Nest" and it's a bit on the trailer music / orchestral / dubstep side.


    ( the link to download the track is in the description of the video )

    This is the first of several free tracks to further complete the album !

    Enjoy !
  15. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    Sorry for bumping this once again, will only do so when there are some important news ( like new music ).

    "The Afterglow" is a limited release track, available with each new purchase of the album until March 25th ( previous buyers are able to download it too ). It's an atmospheric blues song, with slide guitare, baritone western spaghetti parts etc...

    You can hear an excerpt here here and get the album and song, if you're so enclined, there

    Finally and with something completely different : if your french isn't too rusty, you can listen to an half-hour interview about the album that I did with Fallout Generation.
  16. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    You can now preview the STANDARD version ( 14 tracks against 23 for the IndieGogo EXTENDED version ) of the Cockroach Sessions album in its entirety and for a limited time only !

    <iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Fplaylists%2F1753371&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=000000"></iframe>

  17. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    Nice stuff! Better than most Game OST's out there in the market right now.
  18. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    47 days left.

    This means I'm halfway there as far as time is concerned.
    However, I'm far from having raised half the money I need for this project.
    Unlike Wasteland 2, I don't think the Cockroach Sessions is going to reach the success I thought it would.

    Meh, that's cool though because I'm learning from my mistakes : I should have clearly spent WAY more time into promoting myself, put some work into an actual video etc...
    If I don't spend time building a fanbase to sell my product to, then it means the very people I'm likely to please with my music won't buy the product because they won't even know it exists.

    I have raised enough money to get an ethnic virtual instrument ( instruments from India, Persia, the Far East... ) so it's thanks to you, who have bought this album, that I'm going to kick the music I'm working upon atm ( for the secret N.O.W project that I hope we are going to start talking about sooner than later ) up a notch. This is a small victory in itself, so big thanks to those who have contributed so far.

    I think raising a fanbase is of critical importance now and I'm going to focus on that from now on.
    This is why I want everybody who was interested in the album to get the standard version ( which contains the most Fallout-ish music, no orchestral stuff but mostly industrial, ethic and ambient music ) for free.

    I want this version to be heard by as many people as possible. If you like it, then please share it, talk about it, share the link to my website, ask questions ( I will answer ), write reviews ( if you think something sucks, please say it, if you especially like something, say it too ), comment upon the artwork, the musicianship, the mix, the mastering...

    Help me improve the music.



    Also a few links :