The "I'm a musician, kiss my ass" thread.

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Surf Solar, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
  2. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
  3. Ohaimerk

    Ohaimerk Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Mar 30, 2009
    I make what I call 32 bit industrial funk music, best way I can describe it. Mainly work with midi instruments and digital manipulation but I'm working on getting some recording equipment up to start writing some real music.

    Just finished up my favorite work to date, a cover of apocalyptica's hall of mountain king.

    [youtube][/youtube]Much thanks to Little Robot for the input :D

    Here's my favorite original work. A few of you have already heard this one though...


    There's a couple five or six more but they all suck for the most part. Nothing serious for now, mostly just cool sounding tunes I came up with when messing around and built songs around. Just trying to build my skills with the softwares and composing for now.

    Damn fine :clap:
    I've been playing the guitar for a couple years, much envy of that skill level

    I hate to add to a months old discussion but I totes agree. A good example is Dani Filth, of Dani And The Filths. Amazing on records, almost unlistenable live. Marilyn manson too, but he's not a smoker, just a shitty singer. On the other hand, one of my favorite singers, ICS Vortex, is a heavy smoker and drinker and can sing like the finest opera star and sounds amazing both on stage and recorded. Doesn't really have that much endurance though, sings in short bursts in a lot I've seen and in the arcturus shipwrecked dvd he gets pretty rough and even sits down for a couple songs, visibly winded :D Check out dimmu borgir's sacreligious scorn or arcturus's chaos path for examples of his best work imo. His ex-arcturus buddy Garm was a pretty bitchin smoker too. Probably better than vortex but his style is something much different, especially in Ulver.
  4. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    Woo, this is in fact pretty old.

    I actually hate music, to be honest. I do sing something at times though... Hope that'll suffice to pass me as a musician.
  5. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    How is that even possible...
  6. mobucks

    mobucks jetski Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    Haha thats like saying "I hate being able to see in color".
  7. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    I do amateur songwriting in my spare time. I have vague ambitions of amounting to something but never will because I simply don't have the drive, discipline or will to do so. However, I can still occasionally put together ass-sounding shit, and I'm getting a decent mic soon so I'll at least be able to record vocals that don't sound like they've been through a cement mixer.

    Random crap, a lot of it unfinished or really rough or badly mixed or whatever: Nightmare.mp3 Song!.mp3 Desecration_bass.mp3 Is.mp3 in Fire_vocals.mp3 (cover) Metal Stuff.mp3 By Fear.mp3 (cover) Putrescence - Zombie Warlord (Final).mp3 (oldest coherent song of mine that isn't entirely unlistenable) Knockoff.mp3

    And just in time for the season: Santa Gift.mp3

    I hate myself and want to die.
  8. Ohaimerk

    Ohaimerk Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Mar 30, 2009
    You should use soundcloud or something, not many people would download a raw mp3 anymore. I tried a couple of them, sounds awesome. Do you do all the instruments yourself?

    Forty-eight hours or so after being introduced to dubstep by Little Robot and suddenly I'm an official dubstepper. I think. I've actually only heard like three dubstep songs and I wasn't really paying attention while listening. And they were all by that skillrex duder and everyone's like "Dude he's not dubstep gosh." Nevertheless, this is what I assume the genre is like

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  9. Yoshi525

    Yoshi525 Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 10, 2006
    ^That is indeed dubstep.

    I play the piano well and several instruments not so well. I have a truly hellish singing voice, but like to sing - especially when drunk. Much to the annoyance of others.
  10. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    OK, maybe I don't hate music, but I certainly am not a big fan of it. I really want to find music that I can listen to on and on, and the thing is, the genre does not matter at all.

    I haven't so far, some of it can have a really good bit in it but then it gets completely spoiled later on.
  11. Ohaimerk

    Ohaimerk Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Mar 30, 2009
    That's not how music works. That's not how anything works. Everything gets boring after a while
  12. paladin_lord

    paladin_lord It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Dec 12, 2011
    a couple of years ago i had a band called euthanasia, i was the lead voice and guitar. but since the band is over i only play or sing at home now.
  13. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    I know a few NMAers liked and bought my previous album so I figured I'd do a bit of gravediggin' to introduce my new band.

    Meet the ...


    In all seriousness, Engines of Malice is Roxy from Contre Jour ( a cool, semi-famous french cold wave / synth pop band ) on vocals and myself on keys, programming and guitars.

    We sound like something between Fever Ray, Björk and Nine Inch Nails but with our own twist.

    Here is our first single, "Surrender" !
    This song was written, recorded, tweaked, re-tweaked and produced between August of 2012 and last February.

    If you like what you hear, you can join our FB page for more songs, news, tidbits and medias
  14. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    That was really good. Is all your music in a similar vein? Would be nice to hear more. Very atmospheric. I'm usually not a big fan of electronic music, but this is just how I like it.
  15. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Sounds pretty cool. I like the voice very much.
  16. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    Thank you guys !

    It's in the same vein yes. Some songs are more electronic/industrial than this one, others feature eastern instruments more heavily, while some are almost entirely orchestral but all feature the same eerie atmosphere.

    We are going to unveil new songs on our FB page in the weeks to come. Our goal is to build some anticipation for a few live shows, ideally before this summer :)
  17. Izual

    Izual Pipe rifle & chopsticks

    Sep 18, 2009
    Would sure put that in my Spotify playlist. :3
  18. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    Contre Jour are great, I love french cold wave or anything -wave, really.

    Awesome! Now show me where I can buy your stuff.
  19. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    You can't...yet 8-)

    Our facebook page / Contre Jour's will point you in the right direction when the time comes.

    We will release other songs in the weeks to come :)
  20. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    New excerpt from the upcoming EoM E.P ( should be 6 to 8 tracks long ). The song is called "Dread" and is way more agressive and over the top than "Surrender".