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T-6005
01-13-2006, 02:45 AM
That's right. Drunkenness and extreme boredom are leading me to post up links to my own music. My most recent song is unfortunately not included, but others are. The guitar work is far from flashy, and the vocal work is far from brilliant. But I'm irrational.

Well, here it is (http://www.mp3.com.au/thibaultkervarech)

Izie
01-13-2006, 03:12 AM
I think that apart from Bella, you might be the first person ever whose music I've listened to (Per doesn't count because I don't remember hearing anything of what he played, it must have sucked so badly that I repressed it).

I like it. Am I odd or just tired? Or are you good?

This is so confuusing.

the_GoDdEsS
01-13-2006, 10:12 AM
It was about time. You know my opinion already. I like them. Especially one minute. (You're so saved.)

T-6005
01-13-2006, 02:37 PM
Thanks for the feedback, dudettes. Of course, for this amount of it, I could have used MSN.

Wait... I DID!

SkunkIt
01-13-2006, 02:46 PM
All I see is, "dude ahhhhh".

T-6005
01-13-2006, 05:18 PM
That's my lazy version of an artist picture. The songs themselves are listed on the right side of the screen and are available for streaming or download.

the_GoDdEsS
03-03-2006, 12:58 PM
Bump. More attention to this please.

Paint_It_Black
03-03-2006, 01:32 PM
I'm loving T more than ever now.

Endings has a sort of Offspring/AFI thing going on. In a good way. That and 1 minute are my favourites.

I want more.

the_GoDdEsS
03-03-2006, 01:35 PM
One minute is just perfect.

Did you post up Not a Song?

T-6005
03-03-2006, 01:36 PM
No, I haven't. It's really experimental and kind of fucked up in the song structure, and I'm not sure it deserves to be put up. Although I have to admit that I like it, myself.

I also want to put up Words Ready, but I haven't gotten around to it.

And wow, good comments!

*fans face rapidly with hands* I can't... believe it!

the_GoDdEsS
03-03-2006, 01:37 PM
Shuddap. I like it.

Paint_It_Black
03-03-2006, 01:40 PM
Less conversation. More music. These things I do request.

T-6005
03-03-2006, 01:54 PM
I'm uploading a few now, but it'll be a few days before they come out. I'll bump this thread then.

Apathy
03-03-2006, 11:33 PM
I am completely in Love with Endings.

Nice work.

T-6005
03-04-2006, 12:49 AM
Thanks a lot. I had a bunch of songs like that written for my old band, but I only ever recorded Endings. Expect me to record the rest over the summer. As usual, I'll post any updates here, although I'll put them under the band name instead of mine.

JoY
03-04-2006, 09:24 AM
the more imperfect, the cuter. I love your music, T. I really do.

T-6005
03-09-2006, 09:51 PM
Update -

The tracks "Words Ready" and "Not a Song" have been released. Words Ready is more in the style of Endings, but Not a Song is another pretty experimental piece. With a bunch of arbitrary effects.

You can find them here (http://www.mp3.com.au/thibaultkervarech)

barangatang
03-09-2006, 10:22 PM
One minute is amazing. The strumming at the start is a little boring but then when you start doing that nice little soloing thing.

Endings is great, except for your voice is a little to drifty and annoying. But nonetheless, your a great musician.

T-6005
03-09-2006, 10:33 PM
Hah, yeah - I'm missing a little in each department. I'm not really great at any instrument. I try to make it into a cohesive whole, though.

the_GoDdEsS
03-10-2006, 10:30 AM
I am glad you uploaded Not a Song. Very glad.

T-6005
03-12-2006, 01:01 AM
Hah - as always, I'm glad you like it. I still think it's a little odd in some ways, especially the almost arbitrary song structure.

Paint_It_Black
03-12-2006, 02:45 AM
I really, really like those new tracks. And I demand more.

Edit: I'm not sure I adequately explained how much I really, really like those new tracks. I was concentrating on other stuff and suddenly realized that Words Ready has been on repeat for like half an hour. And I've only just started to get tired of it. Can you post the lyrics or send them to me?

the_GoDdEsS
04-01-2006, 02:36 AM
I disapprove of this being on the second page. Update.

T-6005
04-01-2006, 09:33 PM
I disapprove of this being on the second page. Update.
I was going to say that I haven't written anything new lately - but I've rerecorded Words Ready in a less aggressive way. With all clean guitar. I'll upload that soon and bump this accordingly.

coke_a_holic
04-01-2006, 09:49 PM
I love love love Not a Song. Seriously, holycrap.

EDIT: I'd like to add that you've reinspired me to start recording myself again. I posted a few things on here once, right when I first learned what a pentatonic scale was, I'm thinking now I could some more adventurous things... hm.

T-6005
04-02-2006, 12:50 AM
I love love love Not a Song. Seriously, holycrap.

EDIT: I'd like to add that you've reinspired me to start recording myself again. I posted a few things on here once, right when I first learned what a pentatonic scale was, I'm thinking now I could some more adventurous things... hm.
I'm glad you like it. Took me most of a day to properly finish.

And I'm touched that I inspired you. Do post some stuff.

EDIT - the clean version of Words Ready isn't coming along well. I just don't like the tones my guitar is achieving or how they mix with my voice, and the mixing itself is just not going well.

So I think I might just make it fully acoustic in about a month (when I have a decent condenser microphone) and upload it then.

Zero
04-03-2006, 01:12 AM
Lol, I like Not a Song a lot. Great job.

Eon.Blue
04-04-2006, 12:32 AM
My favorite was Words Ready

T-6005
04-04-2006, 09:25 PM
Thanks guys!

Not a Song is #17 on the Psychedelic Charts of mp3.com.au. I didn't know where to put it, so I put it there, and apparently got enough listens to bump it to 17th. If you like it, keep listening.

Because clearly I want to see it at #1.

But seriously, thanks. Last week, 1 minute was at #24 thanks to your listening. So yep - don't be stopping on my account.

HeadAroundU
04-05-2006, 07:33 PM
Dude, you are fucking awesome!

My favourite is "Endings"!!!
"Not a song" is very strange but I love strange things. Great song!
"Words ready" reminds me of Blondie.

T-6005
04-05-2006, 10:25 PM
Well, I like the fact that everyone likes it, but aside from "Your voice sucks," I haven't gotten much criticism. Any ideas on how I could improve, or am I so obviously awesome material that there's no way?

Izie
04-06-2006, 06:29 AM
*listens*

I still approve of all of this :)

Zero
04-06-2006, 02:14 PM
What are you using to record, ProTools?

T-6005
04-06-2006, 04:28 PM
The demo version of Cakewalk. I can't afford Pro Tools. I mix it down to a .wav file and then just convert that into mp3 format.

Zero
04-06-2006, 04:44 PM
Is that a windows thing or a mac? If you are running windows, get Sony ACID music studio. It's like $60 and its pretty powerful. Also to get more serious, start recording onto a blank external hard drive. It will improve your overall sound quality. Of coarse, do only what is in your budget.

Trial for ACID MS6 is Here (http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/download/step2.asp?DID=621)

barangatang
04-06-2006, 05:03 PM
The demo version of Cakewalk. I can't afford Pro Tools. I mix it down to a .wav file and then just convert that into mp3 format.
Ha, also download demos of recording software, and then convert into mp3s.

Do you use LAME to convert?

T-6005
04-06-2006, 05:11 PM
Barangatang, I use CDex - same progam I use to rip CDs onto my hard drove.

Zero - my sound quality isn't based so much on a lack of external hard drive, it's based on the microphone I'm using. I guarantee you, I'm probably getting the best sound out of it that I possibly can.

http://technika.shop.by/pics/items/9761.jpg

It's a budget microphone, not even meant for recording.

When I return home I'll have my other microphone, an AKG C 2000B. It's a decent condenser and I get amazing sound from it.

http://www.akg.com/mediadatabase/pspic/image//82/image1079363415_c2000b4055c756ec0b1.jpg

Zero
04-06-2006, 05:39 PM
Oh, I understand completly. Just saying that to further increase your sound quality, getting an external drive is just a suggestion.

Really, having an external drive is only good as a quality buffer.

oja
04-08-2006, 06:59 AM
i can't get to listen to any of your music but im sure its so cool

the_GoDdEsS
04-29-2006, 08:20 AM
No update?

T-6005
04-29-2006, 10:03 AM
Megaupload is being a bitch from Malaysia. It won't let people download. Masa Masuk will be up on mp3.com.au in a few days.

HeadAroundU
04-29-2006, 10:40 AM
T-bo, we want a rock song! What kind of song Masu masuk is?

T-6005
04-30-2006, 06:37 PM
Alright - There's a new song up called "Masa Masuk."

Here's the link: Thibault Kervarech - Masa Masuk (http://www.mp3.com.au/track.asp?id=127242)

HeadAroundU
04-30-2006, 07:08 PM
I like it. Very good job.
*HeadAroundU records is offering 4 album contract*

Jebus
04-30-2006, 10:33 PM
Alright - There's a new song up called "Masa Masuk."

Here's the link: Thibault Kervarech - Masa Masuk (http://www.mp3.com.au/track.asp?id=127242)
It sounds good, especially that main theme in the intro, but I didn't like the transition into the vocals. It seemed sort of sudden since the vocals are mellow sounding while the guitar riff is pretty wild. Maybe if you would just let that one last note before the vocals sustain a bit longer, the transition would sound better. I do see an improvement in your vocals too but still a bit sketchy at times. Also, that part at 1:32 sounds too much like come out and play.

HeadAroundU
05-01-2006, 10:17 AM
Jebus is right! :(

HeadAroundU
05-01-2006, 02:28 PM
but I know he could sell thousands of albums. Seriously. There is nothing what he couldn't refine in the studio.

T-6005
05-02-2006, 07:59 AM
Jebus, you are right - I didn't notice. I probably should have, especially since it's kind of a recurring part throughout the song. It's not the same, but it's very similar. As for my vocals - to be honest, I haven't had the time or luxury of working on them, and if anything they now sound worse.

Thanks for the appreciation, HAU.

T-6005
05-10-2006, 08:58 AM
More update.

Words Ready and Endings have been moved to another site, for a band I had back in Tokyo, since it's with them that I originally played it. I also recorded a new one for that, The Phone Song.

Here you go (http://www.mp3.com.au/playingwithfire)

Andy
05-10-2006, 11:36 AM
I didn't get through listening to them all (because of television), but the songs I did hear were awesome. The keyboard work on Looking Back is fantastic, although on Anymore you said it was your weakest style, and we can notice your discomfort in singing it in the vocals. As I said, I didn't listen to all of them, so I can't give a proper opinion on your voice but you certainly seemed a little uncomfortable in that song. I mean, I'm no vocalist, so I don't really know what the hell I'm talking about, but that's what I noticed.

Love the music though buddy

Preocupado
05-19-2006, 07:42 PM
Not a Song on continuous repeat here.

That means i approve.

T-6005
05-19-2006, 09:45 PM
Thanks, Preocupado.

So, right.

Endings and Words Ready have been moved to another location, along with a new song called The Phone Song. Find those three here. (http://www.mp3.com.au/playingwithfire)

the_GoDdEsS
05-20-2006, 01:13 AM
I like Help me or Don't. It's good to listen to. I'm glad you've been doing some accoustic.

T-6005
05-29-2006, 01:43 AM
New tracks up on the Playing With Fire site. I've moved the more rock songs over to it. 2 new tracks, plus Endings, Words Ready, and The Phone Song (not sure whether I've updated on that one yet).

Find these songs here (http://www.mp3.com.au/playingwithfire)

killer_queen
06-22-2006, 02:18 PM
I guess I'm an idiot for not listening these songs until now.

Anyway, I LOVED them, really loved them, especially Endings. I rarely like rock music so it kinda means you rule. I'm not keen on the vocals, though but just a little working on it can make everything perfect.


And I'm waiting for new updates.

T-6005
09-19-2006, 01:49 PM
New track up on my own artist page - The Hard Way.

Check it out, it's in the vein of Song For a Rainy Day, only... different.

Righto then, here you are. Enjoy. (http://www.mp3.com.au/artist.asp?id=14752)

T-6005
09-19-2006, 02:14 PM
I like Help me or Don't. It's good to listen to. I'm glad you've been doing some accoustic.
I'm considering releasing that one too - along with a funk song I wrote over the summer. I can't come up with any vocal part to it yet, but I like the way it feels.

For the record, my more rock oriented stuff is in my sig. The acoustic and non-rock stuff are at http://www.mp3.com.au/thibaultkervarech

randman21
09-19-2006, 04:52 PM
New track up on my own artist page - The Hard Way.

Check it out, it's in the vein of Song For a Rainy Day, only... different.

Righto then, here you are. Enjoy. (http://www.mp3.com.au/artist.asp?id=14752)


It's good to actually hear the song that goes with those lyrics you posted last week. I like it. Song For a Rainy Day is my fave, though. I envy your guitarring.

platinumpt
09-19-2006, 04:56 PM
Although your general style of music doesn't move me at all, I reckon you have some talent in composing. In your song "The Hard Way", your vocals kind of reminded me of Jack Johnson.

I've listened to "looking back", "not a song" and "the hard way", and definitely the latter was the best out of those. Or at least it was the one which fitted the most in the style of music I apreciate.

T-6005
09-19-2006, 05:35 PM
Although your general style of music doesn't move me at all, I reckon you have some talent in composing. In your song "The Hard Way", your vocals kind of reminded me of Jack Johnson.
If you prefer more rock stuff, you should definitely be looking at the Playing With Fire site instead.

T-6005
09-27-2006, 01:04 AM
UPDATE - "The Hard Way" is number 3 on the acoustic charts.

http://www.mp3.com.au/charts/27-9-2006/tracks/101/page1.asp

EDIT - "Song for a Rainy Day" is #20 on the same page, and Looking Back is #12 on the Easy Listening charts.

SkunkIt
09-27-2006, 04:21 AM
That sounds really good. :)

HeadAroundU
09-27-2006, 09:44 AM
T-bo, you are a fuckin' rock-star!

The hard way is beautiful and catchy as hell.

T-6005
09-27-2006, 11:28 PM
Another new track, since I decided to release a few I wrote and recorded over the summer.

"Funkish song" is basically what it sounds like - me experimenting with a more funkish rhythm.

Edited for the link - http://www.mp3.com.au/track.asp?id=133098

Jebus
09-28-2006, 09:03 PM
I really hate the site you keep your music in. =\

but yeah, I really enjoyed Funkish Song. Rejoice.

EDIT: Did you play the bass or someone else?

T-6005
09-28-2006, 10:17 PM
EDIT: Did you play the bass or someone else?
I played the bass. I had to borrow my brother's, but he doesn't have the level of skill I needed. Not that it's a very elevated amount of skill, but I needed it done right, and I think I did it.

T-6005
11-21-2006, 09:29 PM
I have a new song up, called "Badassity."

The story behind this one involves me scrapping all of an 8-minute song except for the end (this part). This is the only one that really stuck with me even though the focus is (as the site says), loud noise. I had fun making it, and I still hope some of you can stand listening to it.

EDIT - I should mention the song was inspired by an acoustic guitar part I wrote inspired by the John Butler Trio's "Take."

T-6005
11-23-2006, 10:50 PM
I was hoping for at least one comment :(

Jebus
11-29-2006, 07:01 PM
I like it. I like it a lot actually. It reminds me of post rock music, which I usually like. The intro is pretty cool. It reminds me of a train horn sounding in the distance warning that it's coming. Then BAM... you're too late and it hits you when the drums and riffing comes it.

I wouldn't go as far as calling it loud noise though. Well, it doesn't compared to the stuff I listen to. =p

HeadAroundU
11-30-2006, 05:01 PM
I love it. It's great. I can slightly feel the offspring influence. "Tehran" for sure and maybe "Pay the man".

T-6005
12-02-2006, 12:21 AM
Thanks guys - I do tend to kick ass.

Onnly kidding, but I will be getting all of my equipment back within the next month, so if you like my stuff be expecting updates.

T-6005
01-10-2007, 01:32 AM
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=I9RY1LJ9
A cover of the Placebo song "Pierrot The Clown". Seriously, I only wish I could have done it justice or had a good enough voice to do Song To Say Goodbye.

Still, a new drum program and a bit of a change in the bridge from Bryan Molko's voice to a few guitars doesn't sound too bad. So hopefully you'll enjoy.

T-6005
01-24-2007, 11:30 AM
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=R7FNT3T7
I combined two instruments, the keyboard and my guitar effects pedal and set it to flanger. It's surprisingly intuitive to play. Made for a really strange lead voice. I think I'm going to use that combination more often, because a bunch of good stuff came out of it.

So yep - tell me what you think.

JoY
01-24-2007, 02:29 PM
hey! I like that shizzle! I luvv that shizzle!

the lead voice IS odd, though. but there's something good about that.

T-6005
02-11-2007, 09:42 PM
This time, the song I'm putting up is nothing but a bunch of ideas thrown together. No vocals - just a bunch of guitars and a really awesome drum program.

Faux-punk riffs, a Muse-esque bridge/breakdown, a guitar used in place of a voice, a bit of random feeling my way through parts of the song - and this is what you get.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JKFPXGRN

T-6005
08-26-2007, 11:16 AM
Heya, my first update in a really long time. I'm bringing you the first 2 songs of mine in a long time that have any vocals (I haven't put up a few other songs I worked on, but I was mostly experimenting).

Anywho, the vocals are sparing in either, seeing as I dislike singing, but I hope you like them nonetheless.

Here's Dudu Dudu - once you hear it the title begins to make more sense.
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=G7ZG561Z

This one is actually the longest it's taken me to complete a song, seeing as I generally only take 1 day to completely record and sing and whatnot per song. It's called Normal because it's a much more standard song than the stuff I was trying to do before, experimenting with odd synth leads and such. A return to basics is in order every so often.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=O7HKE3A4

In any case, I look forward to any comments you might have, seeing at this is my first update in over 6 months.

mrconeman
09-01-2007, 05:39 AM
Why hello there. Well you know what I think about the first one, we were talking over msn, but to let you know, I have listened to it a few more times since, it's a grower, I do definitely think I hear some John Butler in the rhythm choice.

Downloading the second one....

Firstly I like the guitar tone, quite a lot actually. The harmonized stuff is pretty nice. The vocals are a little low both in the mix and in pitch, which isn't my favourite type of vocal, but it suits, I think you probably meant it to be that way too, it fits the mellowish style.

I'm veeerrry liking the lead guitar stuff with the wah, you probably think I'm just trying to unleash the flattery, but that is very very Tim Wheeler esque lead guitar, if you could sing that high along with it, it'd be very Muse-esque too.

You put yourself down too much man, this is probably the best song I've heard by a member on this board. Great stuff. *replays*

T-6005
09-02-2007, 03:25 PM
Thanks for the feedback, I'm very flattered, since I welcome and listen to your opinions on what I make. I'm very glad you like the songs.

I've considered putting a few things together into a sort of pack - not in the vein of an album or anything (I think if I called it an album I'd feel like the most pretentious idiot on the face of the planet), but a small compilation of stuff.

I enjoy releasing stuff little by little like this, but I'd like to get feedback on a slightly larger amount of my stuff at once - maybe 7 or 8 songs.

Kasavin
09-02-2007, 06:05 PM
I am incredibly impressed. These songs are awesome, and I'm suprised such high quality could come from someone in the "Your Band" forum. I have to visit here for often.

Badassity is really cool, it definetly has that badass vibe to it. It sounds like something that could be the backround music of a video game or movie or something. It's awesome.

Funkish song, I pretty much feel the same way.

The Hard Way is a really nice, mellow song. I have a feeling that maybe (now keep in mind I'm saying maybe) it could be an amazing song with an electric guitar, or maybe some orchestral effecta added in. The possibilites are endless.

Same thing goes for Song For A Rainy Day, which is one of my favorites on here.

Not A Song is cool, and it sounds like it could be a theme of something.

I really, really like Kinspire. It's beautiful, it's my favorite on the entire list.

Looking Back is nice, but I'd have to admit it's the weakest song on there, at least I think. It's still pretty good, though.

T-6005
09-03-2007, 08:09 PM
Thanks a lot for that feedback.

The stuff you find on the original mp3.com.au site is a little dated, though - you should check out the links in the links I posted recently (only a few posts ago). They're the most recent stuff I've some.

T-6005
11-19-2007, 06:18 PM
Hey guys,

Wow, so I've just realized that I've been posting my music up here for very close to two whole years.

Seems like a long time for me to have been writing songs and struggling to record them in the bedrooms and living rooms I've used, but on some level I'm kind of proud of it. I've made huge progress since I began doing this, and I still like doing it just as much as when I started.

So, another update, then.

I drifted into fucking with my drum program for quite a while, and came up with a song that I came to call Beatsong. It also features the first decent keyboard recordings in a long time.

It's funny, because I send my songs to people and I'm pretty sure people listen to them once and then never again - but that doesn't bother me overmuch if they like what they hear the first time.

http://www.mp3.com.au/thibaultkervarech

Sham
11-19-2007, 07:06 PM
That was really, really good. You have an obvious talent for this type of thing. I liked how you kept adding new sounds after certain bars; they really add a lot to the song, and you synced everything together really well. It was fun to listen to, and the beat in itself is pretty awesome. The whole song has a sort of "chill" factor to it, that could used as a backround song for something. That guitar solo was also really awesome, I never expected it. Keep it up.

T-6005
12-03-2007, 03:26 PM
Had a thought to make a song that would be video game music meets road music.

It turned out like this, enjoy.

http://www.mp3.com.au/Forms/MediaView.aspx?MediaId=111962

HeadAroundU
12-03-2007, 06:08 PM
It's good. Very catchy, you sellout. ;)

You should make the whole album. What do you think?

Also, do you listen to Smashing Pumpkins?

T-6005
12-06-2007, 10:16 AM
It's good. Very catchy, you sellout. ;)

You should make the whole album. What do you think?

Also, do you listen to Smashing Pumpkins?
Thanks for the compliment, but I don't see where the sellout comes in.

As for a whole album - sure, maybe I could put it into an entire package, but I honestly don't know what I'd do with it. I have no desire to try and sell the music, and putting it into a group format would only be to have it circulate.

I honestly don't like the Smashing Pumpkins very much at all - Billy Corgan's voice kills me. I do enjoy the song Zero though.

HeadAroundU
12-06-2007, 11:06 AM
Thanks for the compliment, but I don't see where the sellout comes in.

As for a whole album - sure, maybe I could put it into an entire package, but I honestly don't know what I'd do with it. I have no desire to try and sell the music, and putting it into a group format would only be to have it circulate.

I honestly don't like the Smashing Pumpkins very much at all - Billy Corgan's voice kills me. I do enjoy the song Zero though.
I was just kidding, but it's very catchy and tight.

I'm curious how would your album sound like, with completely new songs, maybe a couple of old ones.

You have something in common with them. Corgan is not a great singer, you have that tone of the guitar that he has and these mysterious strange sounds.

T-6005
12-22-2007, 12:39 PM
Hah, an album would be fun to make and package, but it seems like a lot of work for relatively little payoff.

Anyway - new track is up, with my longest title ever.

Walking On Ice in a War Zone (http://www.mp3.com.au/Forms/MediaView.aspx?MediaId=112967)

I just felt like the title fit what the song sounded like. It started off as me experimenting with creating different moods and just kind of came together.

Enjoy.

Harnum
01-05-2008, 01:41 PM
I just HAVE to bump this!

I am currently listening to Badassity and I am 110% impressed. This is fuckin' sweet! Holy shit! Good job!

T-6005
01-14-2008, 07:41 AM
Thanks a lot, Harnum. I'm glad you enjoy it.

I just got home from vacation so I'll probably get around to recording something eventually. Maybe something with more of a bluesy focus, I don't know. It could be a nice change of pace for me.

T-6005
04-18-2008, 03:29 PM
New song's up - it was really just kind of a test to see if I'd managed to resolve my latency and recording issues, and it appears I'm back in business!

Save for a few random pops, anyway - I had trouble getting this song to mix properly. The levels kept resetting themselves so the transition drums are too loud.

Enjoy this one -

Thibault Kervarech - Gain Groove (http://www.mp3.com.au/Forms/MediaView.aspx?MediaId=119738)

T-6005
05-18-2008, 05:49 PM
Bump.

I made the MIDI->mp3 thread in this forum too, but once I'd figured it out I decided to expand the song I was working on.

I call it "If I wrote video game music it would sound like this."

Here you go. (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XDC9T2OA)

Turns out it's in AAC format, hopefully y'all can deal with that.

Tell me what you think. This is a bit new for me. My MIDI has never worked properly before.

Homer
05-18-2008, 11:36 PM
it's in AAC format

Dude, no. Just, no.

EDIT:
Anyways, after getting it to work, I must say that it's pretty atmospheric. It could definitely work in an SNES RPG. So, yeah, it gets my approval.

P.S.
What'd you use to make it?

T-6005
05-22-2008, 12:27 PM
Anyways, after getting it to work, I must say that it's pretty atmospheric. It could definitely work in an SNES RPG. So, yeah, it gets my approval.

P.S.
What'd you use to make it?

I'm glad you like it. I made another one the next day that's meant to be more "boss music" ish.

I used my Microsoft MIDI Omni settings, but the interface I used was the Piano Roll feature in Cakewalk Pro Audio 9. You have to enter each note manually but it gives you a lot more control over everything.

T-6005
07-05-2008, 01:06 PM
Thibault Kervarech - Topgear (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=V5Y61AT8)

Everyone knows that I think the Topgear for SNES has the greatest music ever. This isn't a cover, just a song strongly inspired by the synth MIDI arpeggios all over that soundtrack.

Also I decided to throw in a bit of a dance beat in there. It fit.

T-6005
09-11-2008, 03:47 PM
MIDI music doesn't have to be ugly. Here's the proof.

I messed around for a while with everything and initially the melody to this song was much lower and required some solid bass to hear/feel, but the conversion didn't stand up, but my favorite part is the horns on the left, they're very faint but the support they give everything is easily my favorite part of the song.
Thibault Kervarech - MIDI Music can be Pretty (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZS2OOL49)

Give me your impressions.

Free?
09-12-2008, 03:33 AM
Hey, Mister Tee, I loved your compositions :)\m/ . They are so easy to listen, they have some depth, some mix of game tracks with guitar virtuoso's instrumentals (Joe Satriani comes to mind) with a Daft Punk's scent, some of them would suit as soundtracks to formula 1 racing and any of them should be a good driving music. Would be great if you'd put them all in one compilation, (sorry if you already did, I didn't read the entire thread).

T-6005
09-29-2008, 11:35 AM
Thanks a lot, Free?.

Alright, well, I've been getting more and more into video game music, as you've no doubt been able to tell, and I've just finished basically a collection of songs that are meant to be video-gamey. This is kind of the culmination of the musical direction I've been following since about March.

Here's one way to get at it - my mp3.com.au site. I know lots of you have complained about it before so I'm also putting it up for download.

If you want to stream it, here is the link. (http://www.mp3.com.au/Forms/MediaView.aspx?MediaId=127330)

For those of you who want my music on your hard drives (you know I said it) here are some other links. All the songs have been zipped into a rar file.

Here it is on savefile. (http://www.savefile.com/files/1812939)
And here on Megaupload (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=O7DEFAU9)

Here's just a breakdown of each song and kind of what I went through to get it.

PS - If you really aren't interested in songs without real instruments, just try tracks 5, 7, and 8.

1. Main Menu - Essentially I wanted to recreate those lovely arpeggioed chords you hear at the beginning of nearly every FF game ever, without actually just covering that song. So I used one of the preset MIDI organ sounds and got this.

2. Quest Music - This is the same song as up above. The one called "MIDI Music can be pretty." Mostly because I didn't plan on this compilation until a few days ago. Anyway, this is also all MIDI, with strings and a flute-ey sound. The best part, however, is that I used a synth voice on the left side to simulate horns and it really adds a lot and sounds fantastic. Essentially it's your basic exposition music.

3. Main World Theme/Dungeon Theme - Extricating the two parts of this song from each other and calling one the Main World Theme and the other the Dungeon Theme was beyond me, especially since I've had this song forever. Also ALL MIDI. I promise there are some real instruments soon.

4. Bar Theme - After a hard day of monster slaying, who wouldn't want to stroll into down and listen to some rowdy accordion music?

5. Minor Boss Theme - Real instruments! The guitars on this track are pretty great sounding, too, but I don't think they're so loud that they drown out everything else that's going on. Drums, Piano, two types of strings, some MIDI horns and then guitars. Nothing could go wrong. Point of interest - this song took me the longest to get done. It was the second song I wrote after track 3 and I only added the guitars last week. It's probably my favorite, though.

6. Sad campfire music - You know those scenes where you lose a team member who up until that point was integral to the storyline? Well, this song was meant to illustrate the mood after. Except I think it's failed. The low whistles are nice, though.

7. The Final Battle - Just finished this one two days ago! More guitar and doomsday bell sounds! Also the end of the guitar solo is pretty sweet.

8. End Credits - This track was my first successful marriage of MIDI and guitar, and it didn't fit anything in the rest of the song. Also another sweet solo to look out for.

Alright, that's it. I hope you enjoy the fruits of my labor.

Jebus
09-29-2008, 07:24 PM
DUUUUUUUUUUUUDE, srsly, DUUUUUUUUUUUDDE. This shit was awesome. Minor Boss Theme was my favorite as well. Did you get some new gear? Your lead guitar tone sounded great.

PS: I've given up on giving constructive criticism. "Awesome" is as descriptive as you'll get.

Free?
10-01-2008, 11:02 AM
T, could you please upload all your compositions in a single archive? They suit so fine as background music for some program studying...
:)_b

T-6005
10-03-2008, 10:18 AM
All of the video game ones are in an archive on megaupload and another one - it's a .rar archive. If you want all of my songs you can download them straight from my mp3.com.au site, but you have to download them one by one.

Free?
10-04-2008, 04:49 AM
Ah thanks! I'll download everything from your mp3.com.au page. I just had to search through that site a bit deeper (it looked like there was only the Game Soundtrack album from the first sight) :).
EDIT: <3 Sad Campfire Music.

T-6005
10-10-2008, 10:04 AM
Glad you liked that one. I actually really wanted to do something that sounded like that, but couldn't think up a good secondary melody so I went and played on the guitar for a while and ended up with a really distorted riff that I decided to just turn into that little ocarina melody. I think it sounds pretty good. The little flute-y bits in the background are my favorite parts, though.

T-6005
01-10-2009, 12:32 PM
Update.

I actually recorded two songs for the BBS mixtape. I wasn't sure which was better, so I sent in Egyptian Robot Battle.

Here is the other one. I titled it Damn You, Balthazar.

Megaupload Link (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FEAIS5SI)
mp3.com.au link (http://www.mp3.com.au/Forms/MediaView.aspx?MediaId=130483)

Enjoy! Feedback is much appreciated, as always.

In other news, I think I might get back to music with vocals soon. I've got a few ideas popping around in my head. Recording a few songs with a cohesive plan in mind and attempting to write some lyrics will be at the very least a creative exercise.

ad8
01-11-2009, 08:12 AM
Update.

I actually recorded two songs for the BBS mixtape. I wasn't sure which was better, so I sent in Egyptian Robot Battle.

Here is the other one. I titled it Damn You, Balthazar.

Megaupload Link (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FEAIS5SI)
mp3.com.au link (http://www.mp3.com.au/Forms/MediaView.aspx?MediaId=130483)

Enjoy! Feedback is much appreciated, as always.

In other news, I think I might get back to music with vocals soon. I've got a few ideas popping around in my head. Recording a few songs with a cohesive plan in mind and attempting to write some lyrics will be at the very least a creative exercise.
I like it. It's way better than Egyptian Robot Battle (just in my opinion). I'm curious on how your songs with vocals will sound.

Free?
01-11-2009, 04:05 PM
I don't know exactly why, but the Balthazar is kinda like the most forgettable your song so far O_O. Your songs usually leave some trace or association so I can remember the melody, this time I can't recall anything. I'll listen it again and will try to figure out what's wrong.
Well, it was better this time, it's a classic T's composition, it has it all, but yeah, I have to pay some special attention to remember it. :confused:

T-6005
01-13-2009, 12:37 PM
Well, I finished one of three upcoming planned songs in which I sing. Which means that I've written lyrics, which is one of the most frustrating things for me, but I felt the need to stretch some long-dormant creative muscles and give it a go. That and the fact that my electric is currently out of commission means that I had to go it acoustic this time, too.

Most of my problems revolve around my inability to enjoy my own lyrics because they suck, and my aversion to singing on tracks because my voice is awful. In any case, I hope you all enjoy this song. It's called The Way It Is.
Download Here (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LMRYPUCG)
Stream and Download Here (http://www.mp3.com.au/Forms/MediaView.aspx?MediaId=130573)

And here are the lyrics as they're sung.


Puzzle boxes, paradoxes,
early nights and higher taxes,
new locks on old doors.
Changing clocks and worn floors
and I don't care what you're fighting for,
So I can't be yours

But you can't be a hero,
If you live inside the machine.
And you can't be a hero
You live inside this machine

Board games and toy trains,
Special occasions with cheap champagne,
Smiles and nods,
Christmas will be hard this year
None of us will be here,
We've lost our facade.

But you can't be a hero,
If you live inside this machine,
And you can't be a hero.
You live inside the machine

Inside the machine
Inside the machine
Inside the machine

Free?
01-13-2009, 03:22 PM
T, you criticize yourself waaaaaays to harsh.
I loved the song right after first listening, lyrics are great, full of metaphors so it leaves a wide field for imagination and thinking about meaning. A bit psychedelic, a bit blues and a lot of Thibault's classic spatial (had to use a dictionary for this word) sound. Pleasant vocals and backvocals.
You definitely shouldn't leave this direction and keep making songs with vocals.
5/5!

Homer
01-13-2009, 03:57 PM
The Way It Is

I enoyed it. Not really much to say. Maybe a tad too much reverb?

Damn You, Balthazar

I definitely enjoyed this one more than than the Egyptian Robot Battle, but I think you just need to fool around with panning a bit more. It seems that there's too much going on in the center. Also, compressors are your friend as I've just recently discovered.

Anyways, I give these songs a rating of 6. PERFECT!

randman21
01-13-2009, 04:06 PM
"The Way it Is" is a great song. Of course the guitar rocks, but I especially like the backing vocals. And I don't know if the crescendo effect with the vocals were intended or if it just happened that way, but that was nice. Good to hear you singing again.

T-6005
01-19-2009, 11:16 PM
Yeah, the backing vocals just sounded right, and then I thought about maybe trying to start soft and build, and it came together quite nicely, I think.

I also like the lyrics a little bit, which is unusual. I generally don't.

Homer, you're right about too much reverb on the voice, but again, it's because the sound of my voice seems keyed to sound like screeching chaos to my ears, so I need to reverb and chorus it a little bit. Also I've found that a little reverb cuts acoustic hum wonderfully.

T-6005
01-27-2009, 03:34 PM
Great, here goes.

Song two of a three-song arc with vocals I'm planning. The first one was (obviously) The Way It Is.

This one I like more - couldn't tell you why. It's called The Way It Used To Be.

I came up with it while toying around the idea of doing a postapocalyptic style song, and although in the end I didn't go with that there are some definite elements from that I idea I decided to keep. I swapped out the church organ I was going to use for a simple piano in the last verse/chorus and I think it sounds great, and then I pared down the length a lot.

I enjoyed making it, but I've spent most of the day finishing it up so I'm not even sure if it sounds any good or not at this point.


Megaupload Download Link (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=3G5Q9KFY)
MP3.com.au Site - Stream and Download (http://www.mp3.com.au/Forms/MediaView.aspx?MediaId=130482)


Here are the lyrics and general chords as they're sung and played.



E Now I sit on the stage
C I can still hear the applause while
G outside my city burns
D/C/G I am alone with my thoughts
E Inside this darkened theater
C I make believe tonight
G That the buildings haven't fallen
B7 That we're all still alive

E
G That we're all
B7 Still Alive x2

E As my family burns
C I cannot squash my memories
G Of a thousand smiling faces
D/C/G Of a city loving me
E It's easy to remember
C As your bombs drop towards me
G The way my city used to look
B7 The way it used to be

E
G The way
B7 It used to be x2

E Now I sit on the stage
C I can still hear the applause while
G outside my city burns
D/C/G I am alone with my thoughts
E Inside this darkened theater
C I make believe tonight
G That the buildings haven't fallen
B7 That we're all still alive

E
G The way
B7 It used to be x4

Hope you enjoy it.

wheelchairman
01-27-2009, 08:12 PM
lol if you don't know it's post-apocalyptic it'll remind you of AFI lyrics. (but post-apocalyptic is ALWAYS cool). You should include zombies though, to make it more obvious.

Also really enjoyed Damn You, Balthazzar.

EDIT: On a better note, your voice is fine. Doesn't sound bad at all, so quit being gay about that. is

I enjoyed what I a lot though, and it also was better than I thought it would be (and I thought it'd be pretty good). So I'll probably listen to some more when I'm no longer busy with being lazy.

Llamas
01-27-2009, 10:23 PM
As per usual, I like your stuff, but I especially enjoyed this. I think your voice adds a great effect in the tone of this song, and I can definitely hear the post-apocalyptical ideas throughout. You made the right choice by sticking with piano, and I totally hear this building into something huge... I'll definitely want to check out the third song for this. :)

I was wondering if you'd be able to upload a zip file with all of your songs. That would be awesome. I'm too lazy to go through the thread and download each one, haha.

ad8
01-28-2009, 05:12 AM
I like the song. Your vocals are good and they bring some great diversity for your sound. I also like the piano/orchestral sounds as they bring a variety of beautiful sounds in there which adds up to a really complete piece of music.
(I hope you could understand me/get my points)

randman21
01-28-2009, 03:25 PM
As I listen to this song, I can't help but wonder what has happened in the last few years. When I first started posting here, I remember that you were really, really struggling to write decently lyrics. Now, BOOM, two lyrical powerhouses in a row. Those shine through the most for me, but the melody in this one is equally impressive. For some reason, it reminds me of "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega. The strings and piano are just right, and don't do too much. What do you use to make those?

I'm glad you added the chords, too. I suck at playing by ear, and I want to learn this.

Free?
01-31-2009, 05:16 AM
After first time it didn't seem very post-apocalyptic to me, but after few more times of dedicated listening and reading through lyrics I can definitely feel the vibe, this song draws some painfully sad yet amazingly graceful pictures in my mind.

T-6005
03-10-2009, 01:10 PM
The strings and piano are just right, and don't do too much. What do you use to make those?
Cakewalk.

I didn't release a song in February - I was on a roll before, too, but it's like being Artist of the Month made me shy since I wanted to put out my best work and just got frustrated. Now that that's over I'm working on a few things. One is still the last song with lyrics (called Monochrome), and the words still mock me as they refuse to fall into place, and I have to admit that although I've got all the instruments down, the voice is lacking and I've given up on it a little bit.

The one thing I've finished is essentially what I think of in my head as a slow jam, where people just keep adding on to one basic idea for a few minutes without the problems that happen in a regular jam - that is, one person taking a perfectly good vibe and trying to solo for 15 minutes.

It gets pretty powerful sounding by the end, but only lasts a little over 2 minutes.

Thibault Kervarech - Slow Hello (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ABIYBC3O)

Seriously, I'm putting up what I have on Monochrome - you guys can add vocals or write lyrics because clearly I am unable to do so.

Seriously. Take this song and sing on it.

Thibault Kervarech - Monochrome (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CW5URMR3)

randman21
03-22-2009, 08:09 PM
Slow Hello is complete awesomeness. One of my favorite things about your stuff is the drums. Not to discount the instruments you actually play (which are always great), but you have a knack for making good rhythms. I like how it slowly but steadily builds. I never have the patience to let a song snowball like that. Heh, I was sad to hear it end. What if I said it reminds me of a certain Phil Collins song?

It seems that I have less to say about Monochrome, not that I didn't like it. I'm of the opinion that it works as an instrumental.

T-6005
03-23-2009, 05:04 PM
Thanks, Randy - I enjoy getting a good drum beat going, though all too often I find myself getting lazy and kick-snare-kick-snare-ing it.

And I happen to love Phil Collins (although I don't listen to him much, he's one of those artists I passively enjoy). And the subtle but awesome beats he strikes, so that's a definite compliment there, thanks.

I had a rough day, so I totally needed to get my mind off of my troubles. I took every little idea I had lying around in my head and threw it together into a song that I think turned out pretty fucking awesome. Also, I wanted to see how good I'd gotten at guitar in general. Seriously, the vibes I got while making this song are tons of fun - there are quite a few improvised fills and even a short, completely improvised solo. It's not entirely together but was tons of fun to make.

I hope you enjoy this - here is the streaming link to Airplane Jump! (http://www.mp3.com.au/Forms/MediaView.aspx?MediaId=132895) (the exclamation is part of the title)

And here is the download link! (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=U0CAE7C9)

Best listened to with headphones or decent speakers.

Free?
03-23-2009, 06:21 PM
Fuck man! I luv Airplane Jump! ! I've got a feeling that will be my favorite T's song eva, so damn catchy tunes mashed up into a fucking awesomeness.
d<3finitely.

ad8
03-24-2009, 08:28 AM
Free? is right, the song is pretty damn catchy. I love the basic riff. The lead guitar and the drums are very good, too. Basically this song has a cool atmosphere and the instruments fit in perfectly which makes it even cooler. Great job!

T-6005
03-27-2009, 03:56 PM
Hey, glad both you guys like it!

Yeah, it was kind of a sweet result that came out of an otherwise crappy day. I particularly like what I did with the tribal-y drums (though maybe I should have left the cowbell out of it).

T-6005
04-17-2009, 07:15 PM
UPDATE.

I finished the song I was originally going to do for the BBS Musical. Since that fell through I retweaked it and recorded this, called Run Away.

A little bit of buzz on the vocal tracks - I am sorry. I tried to get rid of it, it was all gone when I finished in the program and then in the conversion it came back. It's not bad, I just personally notice and it grates on me.

In any case, it's still got probably one of the coolest moments in any song of mine, from 1:37 to 1:41. I know, it's a short moment but I honestly think it's pretty cool.

Megaupload Link (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GJDPKCDI)

Stream Here (http://www.mp3.com.au/Forms/MediaView.aspx?MediaId=133441)

I hope you all enjoy it.

ad8
04-18-2009, 05:16 AM
Once again, I like it! Your songs always have some special vibe which makes them pretty unique-sounding. Also, you are good at adding other instruments like the piano to a song and making them fit in perfectly.

T-6005
04-21-2009, 01:20 PM
Once again, I like it! Your songs always have some special vibe which makes them pretty unique-sounding. Also, you are good at adding other instruments like the piano to a song and making them fit in perfectly.

I'm glad you liked it! Originally there was another jangly piano bit with just kind of ended up jarring with the beat, so I scrapped it. Pretty glad I did.

I do love putting piano and strings into songs - I feel it increases the range of feeling and depth the song has, especially if you do a little something different with every instrument so each song becomes sort of a multi-leveled tapestry of sound. Well, that's the goal, anyway - actually pulling it off is much more difficult.

I realized I forgot to post the lyrics. So here they are.


There is no way in hell
That we will let this happen again
Once is enough, twice is too much
Walk away while you still can
Do as we say or we'll do what we do best
Oh...
When we catch up with you
There'll be nothing left


Go Home

Now we are telling you to get away from here
Now we are telling you to run away from here
And don't come back for her
And don't come back for her
And don't come back for her

If I ever see your face again
I'll kill you, I swear.
When we find you, when find you we do.
Oh...

T-6005
07-09-2009, 02:52 PM
So, I was getting kind of lost in playing a lot of similar riffs on the guitar, and I didn't want to put out something that sounded EXACTLY like some of my other songs, so I decided to take out the regular synth-strings and piano that I use, and just got a standard rock song.

As for lyrics, I ended up exploring the idea of middle-class paranoia. Moving away to suburbs and gated communities, refusing to let your kids play outside and feeling the need to control their movement, thus denying them personal sovereignty - it's symptomatic of a culture which fears the unknown, and so gravitates naturally to controllable homogeneous environments.

Of course, that's a load to try and put into a song, so I tried to simplify it into a simple perspective, with as few words as possible.

Here are the lyrics.

Who's that
Walking down my street
Where are my children
Will they listen to me?

I...
I live on Fear Street

Noises keeping me awake at night
Whatever's out there's got an appetite.

I...
I live on Fear Street

And here are the links. The mp3.com.au one will lead you to a streaming version, and the megaupload one will allow you to download the song.
Megaupload Link (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=44YNAL30)
Stream Here (http://www.mp3.com.au/Forms/MediaView.aspx?MediaId=130482)

Enjoy!

T-6005
07-12-2009, 01:39 PM
... man, nobody?

Just too bad.

ad8
07-13-2009, 02:53 AM
Fear Street is a nice and straight-forward song. The guitar solo is great... actually the entire guitar is very good (as usual in your songs).
Also, I always admire your guitar sound which is just... admirable:)

randman21
07-13-2009, 10:32 AM
Wow, totally didn't see this until now.

Fear Street is a nice and straight-forward song. The guitar solo is great... actually the entire guitar is very good (as usual in your songs).
Also, I always admire your guitar sound which is just... admirable:)
All of this. And allow me to say, I am glad that you started singing again. Vocals are superb, spot-on the entire song. Also, this is not coming from a songwriting standpoint, but I sorta wish there were more verses, like short interjections followed by choruses. I can really feel the mood of the song from the few you have already. Nicely done.

Free?
07-14-2009, 05:46 AM
T does some bits of metal and horror punk. ;] I love the vocal parts and I do enjoy the song much!

T-6005
07-14-2009, 04:38 PM
Fear Street is a nice and straight-forward song. The guitar solo is great... actually the entire guitar is very good (as usual in your songs).
Also, I always admire your guitar sound which is just... admirable:)
I'm glad you like the guitar - I planned out the beginning of the solo, then just added little bits in playing over it until I had what I wanted - wasn't sure how it had turned out.

All of this. And allow me to say, I am glad that you started singing again. Vocals are superb, spot-on the entire song. Also, this is not coming from a songwriting standpoint, but I sorta wish there were more verses, like short interjections followed by choruses. I can really feel the mood of the song from the few you have already. Nicely done.
To be honest, this is probably the final version of this song. I know what you mean, though - I just tend to shy away from writing lyrics unless they blossom fully-formed into my mind, or I get on a roll. Sometimes I just can't think of another line that fits in.

Glad you enjoyed it too, Free? Positive feedback's always the best.

I think this sort of line of song is almost over for me - aside from the one I submitted for the mixtape and another song I'm working on, tentatively titled "Again and Again," I think I'm going to wrap the last few songs with vocals up into one pack/album type thing and release it under the title "Songs for the End." I feel a need to change up what I'm doing every so often, just so the act of writing music doesn't become stale. You've always got to change a little something and evolve.

T-6005
08-12-2009, 05:52 PM
Hey guys. Kind of a big update here.

Finished another song and I'm calling it Again and Again. It's kind of on the same vein as the others.


The world grows old
And we learn before the end
That we'd send others to die to save ourselves
Move through space
Too fast to see the pain
Of those who've paid enough to see us well

Again and Again

What kind of world are we living in
When parents send their kids to die so that you may live
An automation, a process we have made
You'll be the first in line to be a slave

Again and again

Societal apathy, the injustice of using other people's lives as barriers to protect your assets and way of life, and especially how even those that object to some of these processes find no way to change the way they work.

This song also features a completely different kind of synthesizer from the one I've been using up until now, and I'm rather pleased with the result. There are a lot of instruments in this song, and I've done my best to keep things from getting muddled.

More importantly, however, is that I've decided that this train of thought is just about over - I've put five of my last songs together into sort of a mini-compilation which I've decided to title "Quiet Apocalypse."

I've always loved the idea of the Apocalypse - as a concept, obviously... I don't invite the world's destruction. But the thought of societal breakdown, postapocalyptic social organizations and the choice between morals and survival - these interest me, as does a lot of literature set in apocalyptic or postapocalyptic environment.

Anyhow, I always imagine pseudo-classical music melding with powerful rock instrumentation when I think of it - which is almost ironic since total destruction probably wouldn't leave a lot of place for songs like that. I've never had the means (or probably the vision) to create and record songs like that, that sounded powerful and were recorded well enough to satisfy it. And I'm cool with that - instead I've spent the last year fiddling around with the same ideas, only tailored, shifted, and applied to my own situation. The "Quiet Apocalypse," if you will.

If you've listened to my songs in the past year, you'll have heard most of them. The tracklist goes as such:

1. The Way It Is
2. Fear Street
3. Voice of a Million
4. Again and Again
5. The Way It Used to Be

So below, I'll add a link (download and streaming) to Again and Again, and another link to download the .rar file in which I'll have put all 5 songs.

The entire compilation doesn't even clock in at 15 minutes - it's a short little thing, I know. In the .rar file I'll add all the lyrics in their own .txt documents, as well (The one for The Way It Used to Be even has the chords if you'd like to learn it!)

For Again and Again:
Megaupload link (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1HLZF8O5)
To Stream (http://www.mp3.com.au/Forms/MediaView.aspx?MediaId=136173)
For the entire mini-compilation:
Megaupload link (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EV025J0M)

Enjoy!


I really hope you guys enjoy it and I'm looking forward to your comments.

Free?
08-15-2009, 01:04 PM
The lyrics seem to be less misty this time. I imagine your apocalypse-songs as background music for a mellow theatrical performance in a ruined theater with no roof and walls on the dust covered stage in the middle of fallout-like ruined city during sunset, this song is no exception.
My favorite part is solo.

AllIn All It's Not So Bad
08-15-2009, 04:02 PM
fear street ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
specially the solo
and when i heard the song it reminded me of another song but i cant quite put my finger on it
is there anyway to download so i can listen to it on my ipod?
edit:
Topic-Thibault's Music
Last Post- AllIn All It's Not So Bad
kinda funny

T-6005
08-16-2009, 10:40 AM
fear street ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
specially the solo
and when i heard the song it reminded me of another song but i cant quite put my finger on it
is there anyway to download so i can listen to it on my ipod?
edit:
Topic-Thibault's Music
Last Post- AllIn All It's Not So Bad
kinda funny

Yeah - you can download the .rar file from megaupload. It's got all the songs on it.

If you just want Fear Street, you can go to the mp3.com.au site, List all the songs (It'll be under Odds and Ends) and find it, and there should be a download link there.

randman21
08-16-2009, 04:09 PM
Ahhh, cool. I have a song called Again and Again.

I need to make a point to listen to this project in its correct order. It's funny, parts of the song are my favorite of the five, some my least. I guess the overall concept is my least (although it works in the scope of things), but the section from the solo until the end is awesome. And the piano part is particularly delectable.

Jebus
08-19-2009, 10:58 PM
Again and Again.
I see you're a fan of muse. Honestly though, I've never been that big of a fan your vocals. Not sure if I could give you any more criticism beyond that. Just wanted to say that harmonized bit was absolutely sick.

PS: I was considering buying a madrox shirt with that logo, but then I thought it was too much. It's practically an entire costume.

T-6005
08-21-2009, 03:58 PM
I see you're a fan of muse. Honestly though, I've never been that big of a fan your vocals. Not sure if I could give you any more criticism beyond that.
You won't get any argument from me. My voice has always been the thing I hate the most in my music.

In Again and Again the vocals are especially bad. It's possible that in the next week I'll scrap them entirely and put a strings effect over where the voice was, or at least give recording them another shot because they're pretty terrible right now.

As for the Madrox shirt - I totally do want one. It would be beyond awesome.

T-6005
08-24-2009, 02:16 PM
Due to a hatred of my own voice that is particularly strong on the last track, Again and Again, I've officially decided to redo it - with a vocoder.

I'm using a freeware DX vocoder, and fuck is it ever difficult. Every different note is currently in a different track after I split the .wav files, and now I have to add a different patch to each one.

I think it's totally going to be worth it because this is the coolest thing I've ever done, but god damn is it ever time consuming. After almost an hour's work, I've got maybe 15 seconds of voice done, and it's hardly smooth. I have to mix it and make sure the tracks flow into each other. It's going to be a few days but I think the result could be truly awesome!

randman21
08-24-2009, 04:34 PM
Hey, I can't fully endorse this, but just to give you another possible option, maybe you could try the Analog X Vocoder (http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/Audio/vocoder/Freeware.htm). It seems to be much less time consuming that the one you're using, but that may also mean that quality you seek won't be met with it. I wish I could save you the time by telling you how good it is, but I've had it installed for years and years and have never even used it. :P

T-6005
08-24-2009, 07:04 PM
Super-fast update because I'm headed out for sushi.

It took me all day (minus going out to pick up my new X-Factor volumes and going for a run) but I finally did this this. What it does is generate a tone (or multiple tone) and meld it with the previous sound I had, which is why I needed multiple tracks. At last count I had nearly 40 tracks, but I think the result is pretty weird.

Good weird. I half think it fits that a robot should be singing lyrics like these.

Thibault Kervarech - Again and Again Ver. 2.0 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=X0ABUPM5)

Enjoy! I'll add it to the mp3.com.au and put that link up later, but right now I got raw fish calling my name.

randman21
08-24-2009, 10:37 PM
Cool! The vocoder fits so well with the song, when I really didn't expect it to. Would you be okay with turning everything else down a bit, though? I couldn't hear the vox very well.

I'm just loving that solo. It's awesome the way it just sorta comes in, all unassuming-like. "o hai guize, I'm just gonna slide around for a sec and be all cool n stuff."

Also, what program do you use to make the synth sounds?

ad8
08-25-2009, 10:33 AM
The general idea seems kind of strange at first but it was totally worth trying it.
The song gets a completely new feel in my opinion.

ps: I also think that the vocals could be a tad louder.

Ammiddeon
08-25-2009, 01:23 PM
I have read Maos last dancer myself and I have also read the childrens version . I found the childrens version did not carry on and on as much. Anyway I liked the book because it showed that if you want something you really have to work for it

T-6005
08-25-2009, 06:52 PM
Cool! The vocoder fits so well with the song, when I really didn't expect it to. Would you be okay with turning everything else down a bit, though? I couldn't hear the vox very well.

I'm just loving that solo. It's awesome the way it just sorta comes in, all unassuming-like. "o hai guize, I'm just gonna slide around for a sec and be all cool n stuff."

Also, what program do you use to make the synth sounds?
Glad you like the solo. Originally it was just two harmonized guitars, but then I picked up a little DS "game" called Korg DS-10 synthesizer and pulled out the arpeggio bits. Once I put it in, I thought it was absolutely awesome with the guitars, so I kept it.

The general idea seems kind of strange at first but it was totally worth trying it.
The song gets a completely new feel in my opinion.

ps: I also think that the vocals could be a tad louder.
Glad you liked it.

And just because you both say the vocals could be louder, I'm outdoing myself and putting this song through an unprecedented third stage of revision. But just because it's you guys. Vocals have been tweaked and everything else has been ever-so-slightly modified (mostly just tiny reverb tweaks).

I still don't want the vocals to be overpowering the rest of the instrumentation, though - I'm rather partial to the background.

So here you go - Again and Again v3.0 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2MDBKXPA)

I have read Maos last dancer myself and I have also read the childrens version . I found the childrens version did not carry on and on as much. Anyway I liked the book because it showed that if you want something you really have to work for it
That's... not really helpful.

T-6005
10-02-2009, 09:19 AM
Before I started working on Randy's cover, I decided to finish the song I was working on at the exact moment, so here it is. It's actually partly recycled lyrics from another song that didn't end up being recorded - I kept the title, Monochrome. It's got vocal harmonies and even a part where there's nothing but Thibaultvoices!

There's far less instrumentation than usual - it's just guitars and drums. I almost put more in, but the timing was really difficult and I preferred the more straight rock approach.

Here is the Megaupload link (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=F7M489P9)

Enjoy.

T-6005
03-03-2010, 05:25 PM
I've completed the first song since my mixtape contribution. It's called Black Box and it's part of a work-in-progress compilation of songs I'm working on that I've tentatively titled 'Where is Home', in part inspired by my own experiences growing up abroad... but not too much. Themes carry over from Quiet Apocalypse, at least lyrically.

I really wanted to keep innovating with this song. Well, maybe innovating's not the right word, but I think it's necessary to keep doing things a little bit differently. For example, I've used heavy reverb and chorus on every song I sing on, and I love multi-layered instrumental bits - so I decided to do exactly the opposite. The guitar is exactly as I captured it, not processed at all, and the vocals have the tiniest bit of tweaking (namely, setting the sound setting to 'Unplugged'). Both the main and harmony vocals were done in a single take, all the way through their respective parts, which is another first for me, since I usually like to make sure every single part is done well on its own terms. The vocals and lyrics are probably the best I've ever done, but that might not be saying much.

I was considering posting this in the lyrics thread, though I think they need to be heard specifically in the context of the song. When I mentioned to llamas about subverting expectations, particularly in the context of a rhyming scheme, this was the song I was thinking of.

Anyway, here's the megaupload link - download, enjoy, and tell me what you think!
Download Here (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Y21FC0GB)


Lyrics (and chords!)

Note - I write Amaddmaj6, but I believe the chord is just Am6. This is how I play it. Chords are in bold, and hell - I'm going to change the lyrical notation for it too.

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


Am6---- Even then we were sideways
-Em----- Nothing to it but to do our part
Am6 ---- Never looked up, never wondered
-G------ Where you end and where I start
Am6 ---- If this moved or if it shifted
C/B7/Em- You thought you could get away from me
Am6---- Don't give my fairy tale a chance
B7 ----- Pay no attention to my heart

G What if someone had known back then
D
C But it's too late to change our minds
Em
G Were there warnings in the air
D
C But it's too late to change the times
Em


Overtime is in the air
Take it from me I don't care
I don't know what life's about
But I'm not waiting to find free air
Take a day or take a year
You thought you could get away from me
Don't give my memories a chance
Pay no attention to my heart

C/B7/Em You thought you could get away from me
C/B7/Em You thought you could get away from me
C/B7/Em You thought you could get away from me
C/B7/Em You thought you could get away from me

T-6005
03-12-2010, 11:14 AM
Damn doodles gimme feedback plz!

ad8
03-12-2010, 11:53 AM
Hey, sorry about this! I tried to download this on the day you released it, but Megaupload would not let me download it and then I kinda forgot to do it:o.

So the song was a bit different from what you mostly do, but I liked it straight away. Seems like you work well with only an acoustic guitar, too.
You could stick to both the electric and the acoustic songs since they complement well.

T-6005
03-12-2010, 12:42 PM
Thanks, ad8. Your answer actually went a long way in not making me feel like a tool for bumping my own thread for a lack of replies, which is kind of a Your Band no-no.

Yeah, I like what I've done with the song, since I don't do too much acoustic stuff and singing is not my strong suit.

T-6005
04-26-2010, 03:21 PM
First update in a while. I've retooled Black Box into an electric song. I kept the initial vocal tracks and tried to build a rock song AROUND them, which has actually been a pretty sweet experience. The first thing I did was finally decide to tune in to Homer's constant complaint about the Beatcraft drums. Instead of putting in a ton of work to make them more realistic, I decided to process them in order to give them a low-fi, garage-rock quality that still managed to retain some punch by running them through a radio filter. Hearing what that sounded like - and loving it - I dedicated most of the song to countering the voices with a really bass-heavy garage rock feel. Then as window dressing I put in two guitars and improvised a solo over the top (the solo you hear is my second improvised attempt... hell yeah).

Finally, I fucked the levels all up and down to try and get a chaotic feel that more or less stayed cohesive, processed the voices, and uploaded it.

Comment and enjoy!

Black Box (Electric) (http://thibault.bandcamp.com/track/black-box-electric)

Main Site (http://thibault.bandcamp.com)

ad8
04-27-2010, 05:37 AM
That's a badass solo, indeed!

I like the new version of this song. It has a very relaxed, yet rocking vibe to it. Good conversion!

randman21
04-27-2010, 01:58 PM
Yeeeeah, I really like Black Box, especially the acoustic version. Is this the song that was being discussed when I was on the podcast? Anyway, there are no negatives about it. One of my favorite things is how the opening chord* sort of gives it a light, quirky feel, though it's not a very light song as far as I can tell. Also, I have to put out that it's your best vocal effort yet. You were right on point the entire song. Even threw in some stylized vocal runs in there. Awesome.

*What is that chord anyway? Not being much of a music theorist, I'm just gonna guess some kind of 6th. And that's purely a guess.

T-6005
04-27-2010, 03:51 PM
Yeeeeah, I really like Black Box, especially the acoustic version. Is this the song that was being discussed when I was on the podcast? Anyway, there are no negatives about it. One of my favorite things is how the opening chord* sort of gives it a light, quirky feel, though it's not a very light song as far as I can tell. Also, I have to put out that it's your best vocal effort yet. You were right on point the entire song. Even threw in some stylized vocal runs in there. Awesome.

*What is that chord anyway? Not being much of a music theorist, I'm just gonna guess some kind of 6th. And that's purely a guess.

Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, I was playing around with different chords while trying to stay in key and came up with that one. It's Am6, though to be honest I find the notation a little bit weird since it's a major 6th instead of a minor sixth.

Anywho, it's played like this:

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

The song itself is in G/Em.

For the vocals - it's pretty much the most effort I've put into vocals yet. I practiced for days before recording, and actually managed to do the whole thing (harmonized voices aside) in a single take, which was a wonderful feeling.

T-6005
10-17-2010, 10:30 PM
First update in like six months. I guess that in itself isn't unheard of for me.

I've got a bunch of new songs that I hadn't mentioned here, really, including two recorded exclusively for the mixtape. I won't mention those here, but they are all part of an upcoming "release" (I call it that, but it's just the act of putting my music on the internet) entitled Where Is Home. I have 8 out of 10 tracks recorded, plus 2 bonus tracks I've already finished.

The song in particular I updated for is called Interregnum - I wrote and recorded it in an hour yesterday and I'm actually very proud of it. Its influences are definitely a little more folksy than I usually have, but I think I've channeled that into a short and sweet little effort. Even my vocals are half-decent.

Here are the lyrics


The King is dead long live the king
But now we're lost in interregnum

The queen is gone the people cry
But what to do when monarchs pass
Away from here

Take what is yours
All yours

Who were they to be remembered
Far away and ruling
Over our lives

Still and silent is the night
Without our leader by our side
We will never be the same again

See the streets of painted blood while
We forget that we were one

The King is dead long live the king
But now we're lost in interregnum


The queen is gone the people cry
But what to do when monarchs pass
Away from here

Take what is yours
All yours

Take what is yours

I mostly like the lyrics because of the way they flow in the song. It's always been my primary preoccupation when writing words to songs that they flow well in a particular way, and I really like the way this turned out.

So here is the track, Thibault Kervarech - Interregnum (http://thibault.bandcamp.com/track/interregnum), and the main site of Thibault's Music (http://thibault.bandcamp.com/). If you do check out the other songs from Where is Home, be advised - Rush Hour Star and DEFCON 2 (Chaos Emerald Version) are my BBS mixtape submissions.

So enjoy, and any feedback is appreciated.

Outerspaceman21
10-18-2010, 12:17 AM
As soon as I saw "The King is Dead", I immediately started thinking of "THE KING IS DEAD, FUCK! THE KING IS DEAD WOOOooooOOOO!!!"

Good song btw. Well written.

T-6005
10-19-2010, 11:07 PM
Thanks, Outerspaceman. As I'm sure you noticed, there isn't a huge amount of parallel between the song I wrote and A Wilhelm Scream's.

The chords and lyrics sort of came to me in about a fifteen minute period while I was having breakfast with an acoustic on my lap - something I never do. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I take that seriously. An hour later I'd warmed up my voice as far as it was going to go and recorded it.

If I had to pick direct influences for the song, I'd say I was thinking of voices that are incredibly pleasant to listen to - just interestingly written little pieces that have singers with clear intonation and a sort of odd gentleness to their tone. Think Yo La Tengo meets Simon & Garfunkel. Though nowhere as good as either, of course.

ad8
10-20-2010, 06:42 AM
I listened to Interregnum and even though you try something new in that one, you're still good at it! The song has an Simon and Garfunkel-ish feel to it, indeed.
I'll listen to the other songs later, so I don't ruin the mixtape surprise for myself ;)

T-6005
12-10-2010, 06:00 PM
Hey dudes, another slightly sporadic update.

I've finished another two songs and they sound completely different. Well, the writing style itself isn't insanely far from my recent ventures, but I'm using a different program to synthesize the instruments and everything is sounding a whole lot better.

These are two songs that I've been working on for a while, and they were the biggest obstructions to rounding out the soon-to-be-completed album I'm working on.

Without further ado, please check out Where Is Home and Yperaht on Thibault's Music Site (http://thibault.bandcamp.com), give them a listen and tell me what you think!

Yperaht is probably the most radio-friendly song I've ever written. It certainly didn't start like that, but I'm very proud of the mix and the way the finished result sounds. The intro cello is also something I really enjoyed writing.

There's also a third 'song' added called DEFCON 4. You might remember DEFCON 2 (Chaos Emerald Version) as my BBS Mixtape submission and my love ode to Sonic 2 - well, that was a version of an original, more 'hardcore' techno version that I came up with on my DS, and to which I added a fadeout to segue into Black Box. DEFCON 2 didn't end up fitting with the rest of the album's vibes so I scrapped it with a heavy heart (also, it went on for too long and had very little variety, I later realized) and cut out the outro into its own little song.

T-6005
12-23-2010, 01:39 PM
So I actually decided to upload DEFCON 2 after all, despite scrapping it. It doesn't really fit the rest of the album so I had to get rid of it, but it's the original version of one of my BBS mixtape songs.

I've uploaded it here (http://thibault.bandcamp.com/track/defcon-2), and of course if you want to listen to the almost finished album Where Is Home with the songs from the last post, you can do so here (http://thibault.bandcamp.com/album/where-is-home) or take your pick of everything offered here. (http://thibault.bandcamp.com)

I changed the design of the site a little bit - the biggest real difference is of course that the albums have pictures attached to them. Ten points if you guess where the pictures are from.

Enjoy, and of course feedback is always much appreciated.

T-6005
12-23-2010, 04:57 PM
Second update today - it's been a busy one!

I decided that Black Box was perhaps a little flat with just the acoustic and vocals, but that I liked both parts. So I added two guitars and a little retooling and have a new version of the song!

You can go to http://thibault.bandcamp.com, select Where Is Home, and then listen to Black Box (as well as Yperaht, DEFCON 4 and Where Is Home) or you can just go straight to the song by following this link. (http://thibault.bandcamp.com/track/black-box)

ad8
01-03-2011, 03:12 AM
Second update today - it's been a busy one!

I decided that Black Box was perhaps a little flat with just the acoustic and vocals, but that I liked both parts. So I added two guitars and a little retooling and have a new version of the song!

You can go to http://thibault.bandcamp.com, select Where Is Home, and then listen to Black Box (as well as Yperaht, DEFCON 4 and Where Is Home) or you can just go straight to the song by following this link. (http://thibault.bandcamp.com/track/black-box)
That was a nice addition to the song!

T-6005
01-03-2011, 06:41 PM
Thanks man, I appreciate the comment. I just felt like the song was too long to survive with just the vocals and guitar, and that a little variety couldn't hurt, as well as another guitar to subtly enhance the dynamics at times.

I'm drawing close to finishing this entire album/collection. Yesterday, I finished up a song I've been working on for a little while called War In The Sky. It's the second to last song that will be added, aside from one called Without My Mind that is still in progress.

This is probably the biggest throwback to my video game music bent thus far. It's one of only two instrumentals on this album, along with Destroy the Suburbs, and I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I managed to blend guitar, video game-y melodic runs and sort of an orchestral flow as well, as well as elements of dance, techno and lo-fi drumming. The timpani in particular turned out well and add a lot to the orchestral sections.

In any case, here's the link - check it out!

Here is the album page. Here is the track itself.

T-6005
04-23-2012, 12:54 AM
So here's my first update in more than a year, apparently.

I've begun working on a new 'album' - or more accurately concept-album style independent track compilation - which currently has three songs recorded. I consider these probably the most significant expression of the type of music-writing I've been doing over the last 5-8 years, which is as it should be. I'm happy with all of these songs thus far and plan to add 7-9 more depending on vision, inclination and work ethic.

In any case, enjoy three of the songs on the album, which is titled Dark Water. The concept behind the album remains the same - as ever - and focuses around the theme of human apocalypse. Specifically, I aim for it to be a semi-musical, lyrically esoteric exploration of themes that surround the ideas of apocalypse without necessarily breaching it directly and falling into the oh-so-tedious overblown statements of the end that pervade many modern sensibilities.

Except that despite that entire last paragraph I was hoping for it to not be too pretentious.

So, thus far I have three songs. These are-

Ragnarok - Track 4 of the album, and the first destruction-focused track, with the general theme of endings and interruptions.

Exodus/Shrike - Track 5 of the album, with a general theme of escape and survival, intercut with a very specific and simultaneous sense of nostalgia and the need for survival. This was actually a submission for one of the mixtapes, so some of you have doubtless heard this one before. [I don't have a lot of time to record these days, so instead of a few days it takes me an average of a month and a half to put a song together]

Lyrics below.


Turn off telemetry it lies
There is nothing planetside
Only here in vacuumed waste
Is what's left of the human race

Whole species turned back inside
Our orbital exit, satellite out.
The only thing to evacuate
Is what's left on the last ride out.

Part one of exodus
Leave behind all that was bargained for
Part one of exodus
Leave behind all that was bargained for

Don't look back to the ground below
Those behind were the first to go
Being consumed in heat and flame
We can't go home again

No more looking up at night
Steer us away to pinpricks of light
Falling away from the birth of man
I'd steal the moon, ask me if I can

Part one of exodus
Leave behind all that was bargained for
Part one of exodus
Leave behind all that was bargained for


The tree of man is rising
In the tide of setting ground.
The tree of man is rising
And we've got nowhere to run

The Osiris Myth - Track 8 of the album, wherein the protagonists have, if not come home, then managed to finally go to ground in a place that will allow them a new beginning.


Think once, think twice
Think again if you'd like
Look around at paradise

Flowered trees,
Resurgent dreams
I just know we could be happy here

No more cold shadows in our beds
A space for sunlight in our heads

We can shake off our longest sleep, babe
Welcome the future this is destiny

What matters to you
It matters to me
What matters to you
It matters to me

A riverbank in sunlight and we've got nothing to hide
But we will learn

Bitterest taste of organic red
And no one's here when it's time for bed

Shaking around these troubled dreams
Welcome the future this is destiny

What matters to you
It matters to me
What matters to you
It matters to me

A riverbank in sunlight and we've got nothing to hide
But we will learn

<Bridge>

What matters to you
It matters to me
What matters to you
It matters to me

A riverbank in sunlight and we've got nothing to hide
But we will learn

What matters to you
It matters to me
What matters to you
It matters to me

A riverbank in sunlight and we've got nothing to hide
But we will learn

Enjoy. http://thibault.bandcamp.com/album/dark-water

And, obviously, I would love some feedback if you could spare the time.

Degstur Lolland
04-23-2012, 09:14 AM
I liked the old school Thibault more, you totaly sold out. :D

"Mankind is forced to abandon the earth and left to run and drift, looking for a new home. The exodus begins. But why should a species that destroyed their own world be allowed to even search for a new one?"

When do you predict it's gonna happen? Because it's gonna happen in a billion years for sure, we will have to jump at least to Mars.

Why should a species be allowed? Why the hell not? We are already finding a lot of planets. I helped a little bit too.

As an artist, are you going for realism or the opposite?

coke_a_holic
04-23-2012, 11:32 AM
Okay, so I'm listening while I study, and the first thing that really, really struck me is when Ragnarok went all 8-bit on me. I seriously started rocking out, hard; That rhythm behind the guitar solo and, later, the synth part is kickin'. The part before it is interesting and thoughtful, as well, but the rockout is definitely the right place for all the plodding (and plotting) to lead to.

I've just finished Exodus, and I've got to say that I'm a big fan of the song-structures so far; they grow upward, not outward. I don't know how to describe it better than that. I feel like the songs I write can move forward, but have no upward mobility, and that might just be me not putting enough stock in certain melodies or rhythms.

I'm balls deep in Osiris now, and I want to add that the instrumentation is pretty cool, too. I like your use of synths and keys without sounding like a synth or keys band. You show enormous restraint and discipline with your instrumentation at times. It can be so easy to get masturbatory with instruments when you're in a one-man-band. I would know. I get masturbatory.

Anyways, long story short: you've got a nice ear for pop melodies, good harmonies, and cool transitions that don't sound forced or awkward, so I'm impressed and kind of jealous. I don't know if the songs need to be >6 minutes each, but I also am not a kind of person who cares bout that sort of thing, so whatevs, fuck it. The album, to me, reminds me of Pink Floyd's Animals, in its song structures and tones. It just makes me want to start actually contributing music to Your Band again.

T-6005
04-25-2012, 12:46 AM
I liked the old school Thibault more, you totaly sold out. :D

"Mankind is forced to abandon the earth and left to run and drift, looking for a new home. The exodus begins. But why should a species that destroyed their own world be allowed to even search for a new one?"

When do you predict it's gonna happen? Because it's gonna happen in a billion years for sure, we will have to jump at least to Mars.

Why should a species be allowed? Why the hell not? We are already finding a lot of planets. I helped a little bit too.

As an artist, are you going for realism or the opposite?

Thanks for the feedback, and I suppose I'll answer your questions in reverse order.

I am absolutely not going for realism. I think more about the apocalypse as something to think with or perhaps think through than as something which is embedded in the future of the human race. The apocalypse is a signal of the 'end of history,' and thus of its success or failure. Under that definition, the Rapture remains no less a dream of apocalypse. And it's with that idea that I'm thinking through things.

As for sellling out, I'll agree that my recording methods have moved up in budget, but in terms of selling out I'd unfortunately have to disagree. If anything, the music I write now is less accessible than what I did before.


Okay, so I'm listening while I study, and the first thing that really, really struck me is when Ragnarok went all 8-bit on me. I seriously started rocking out, hard; That rhythm behind the guitar solo and, later, the synth part is kickin'. The part before it is interesting and thoughtful, as well, but the rockout is definitely the right place for all the plodding (and plotting) to lead to.

I've just finished Exodus, and I've got to say that I'm a big fan of the song-structures so far; they grow upward, not outward. I don't know how to describe it better than that. I feel like the songs I write can move forward, but have no upward mobility, and that might just be me not putting enough stock in certain melodies or rhythms.

I'm balls deep in Osiris now, and I want to add that the instrumentation is pretty cool, too. I like your use of synths and keys without sounding like a synth or keys band. You show enormous restraint and discipline with your instrumentation at times. It can be so easy to get masturbatory with instruments when you're in a one-man-band. I would know. I get masturbatory.

Anyways, long story short: you've got a nice ear for pop melodies, good harmonies, and cool transitions that don't sound forced or awkward, so I'm impressed and kind of jealous. I don't know if the songs need to be >6 minutes each, but I also am not a kind of person who cares bout that sort of thing, so whatevs, fuck it. The album, to me, reminds me of Pink Floyd's Animals, in its song structures and tones. It just makes me want to start actually contributing music to Your Band again.

Not every song will be so long or so explicitly multi-layered instrumentally. I just cut a violin and a hammond organ from a track I was working on because the drums and the heavy-bass sound worked just fine.

I really appreciate the comments, mostly because it sounds mostly like praise, and who doesn't love that. I agree, however, on the song length option - each song is aimed at telling a segment of a story which is meant to be rendered more theoretically (sketched, if you will) than explicitly. And I like to mess around with tonality and song order way more than song structure or the scales that I am using (the odd and for me extremely effective key change in the verse of Exodus, Shrike aside). There is no higher praise than to compare it to Pink Floyd's Animals for me, since despite being the beginning of the end it was also the first exploration into what would become The Wall.

You should contribute to Your Band more. Everyone should. It's literally the only place in the world which will ever hear what I write, and I think it would be incredible if others would consider it as open and unrestricted a forum as I do. Particularly with your each for dynamic and flow, which I might say so seem to be your particular strength as a songwriter.

One last thing - you mention an ear for pop melodies, and I wish I could object to it. I'll just have to admit it as a weakness instead, since I have a lot of trouble coming up with more subtle melodic chains unless I'm experimenting with chromatic key changes (and I've never released any of that because it sounds awful).

Degstur Lolland
04-25-2012, 11:47 AM
A bit more seriously, you seem to be great, but I don't like your music. :D However, I always try to check it out. :d

What Pink Floyd albums do you guys recommend to me? I know they are not my band, but I'm crazy and have to check them out. They are clearly right wing band. :D

T-6005
12-06-2012, 09:46 PM
That's right, gang, I'm still around. I have a bunch of new tracks, too.

http://thibault.bandcamp.com/album/dark-water-2012 Is the link, and as far as the BBS is concerned, these tracks are new:

Saving The World
Idol Love
Wanderlust
Demons

So to answer your first question, yes, I am still awesome as all get-out. To answer your second, I am indeed still writing music. I still enjoy it and I've only gotten better. I'll be the first to admit that it's not exactly an uncommon occurrence when it comes to music - there are areas of reality where I can admit to being beaten.

All the same, enjoy what I have of the album. There are five more tracks on the way (two in the recent future), with the most recent update bringing us up to a sweet prime seven. The BBS has heard three - The Osiris Myth, Ragnarok, and Exodus Shrike - but is it ready for the other four?

You tell me, ladies and gentletrolls. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed making them. As much as I enjoyed the mixtapes. As much as I enjoyed covering our one and only Randman21's OLE (and believe me, I enjoyed that!)

Cheers, my friends!

OC HAU
12-07-2012, 07:47 AM
I can feel the sexual encounters on the new songs. :D

Wanderlust has some tricky magical music, but honestly I recognize the amateurism in it.

Also, generally, you need to work on vocals.

I will always check good old T out.

T-6005
12-22-2012, 01:48 AM
Man, you're totally right on most of that. Generally the sexual encounters. Also that I need some vocal work.

I feel like Demons shows that I am occasionally capable of nice vocal arrangements that don't sound like shit, though. It's probably the song that I'm happiest with. The instruments involved are my acoustic guitar, the back of my acoustic guitar, my recycling bin (with my condenser mic stuck inside) and my voice.

Also, it took about three hours to come up with and finish. Reckon that's the best part. Aside from the line "sleep is for the alive and weak," which I have the shameful secret of actually being extremely happy with.

T-6005
10-07-2013, 05:25 PM
Hey all.

I thought I'd resurrect my own thread for this, because why not?

As some of you know - likely not that many of you, but a few - I write a webcomic over at http://doppelgangercomic.net. Starting off it was more than a little rough but I think things are starting to come together a lot more in the last few months so I'm pretty excited about it.

Anyway, I also write short stories for the webcomic (sort of an 'expanded universe' vibe) but I also figured it would be fun if I imagined Doppelganger animated somehow, like Batman The Animated Series.

Long story short, I decided to write a theme song for the webcomic. It's called the Doppelganger Theme and I'm actually pretty proud of it.

Give it a listen here http://thibault.bandcamp.com/album/doppelg-nger. Let me know what you think.

Long-term, I may do more themes for specific characters or worlds that our main character visits, but right now this is the only one. Hope you enjoy it!

Jebus
10-11-2013, 11:56 PM
That was awesome. I mean really really good. The part where you brought out the synthesizer was pretty rockin. Didn't know about your webcomic. I see you're going for a Question type of character. I'll check it out later.

T-6005
10-17-2013, 09:14 PM
Cool man, I'm glad you liked it! I was really happy with the way it turned out.

Yeah, I write a webcomic. It's been pretty rough going since I've never written a comic before, but I'm starting to (finally) get the hang of it. Thing's finally coming together somewhat, so I'm looking forward to the next few issues.

SoundSolutions
11-12-2013, 05:11 AM
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T-6005
02-18-2014, 04:19 AM
New music? You betcha.

I contributed Vickers' Theme to the Mixtape, but I was just finishing up another track called Lights Over the City of Neon.

It's still dedicated to expanding the soundscape of the Doppelganger universe, mostly because that gives me a little bit of thematic focus and it's fun! This one's really more about the feel of the city the webcomic's artist created in our second issue, and it's meant to have equal parts dramatic mood and Hong Kong Triad meets a hint of breakbeat.

Here you are, it's the third track here. (http://thibault.bandcamp.com/album/doppelg-nger)

siati
02-26-2014, 12:21 PM
Dude, you are f***ing awesome!

My favourite is "Endings"!!!