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ShutUpYouFuckingMime
03-14-2007, 01:52 PM
Davey and Jade's (from AFI) electronic side project. They have song posted on their myspace now. It's called "Bitter For Sweet".

http://www.myspace.com/blaqkaudio

I like it. I'm hoping for more variation on the actual album though.

Your thoughts?

Tijs
03-14-2007, 02:19 PM
I only like the combination of the music with Davey's voice. I've always liked that on the AFI records. It just fits it so well.
Other than that, I wouldn't listen to it.

SuperKnux
03-14-2007, 02:44 PM
Wow. This shit is fucking cool. I can't wait to hear more.

Might as well have Jay Gordon as a guest appearence on this record. : P

EDIT: Anybody know where I can find the mp3 to this track?

ShutUpYouFuckingMime
03-14-2007, 02:54 PM
I found it on demonoid, but I don't have an account for that site, so I can't download it.

Fun fact: Love Like Winter and 37mm were originally meant to be Blaqk Audio songs.


EDIT: Speaking of AFI side projects, does anybody have any good quality Hunter Revenge mp3s? I can't find them anywhere. I really want "Why Can't U Understand?"

HeadAroundU
03-14-2007, 03:44 PM
I don't know what to think but I'll check the whole album when it's done, for sure.

I have a demonoid.

Guy from demonoid:
Posted by Skeletorama 9 hours ago [ Complain ] [ Send PM ]
Well, the best possible would be a direct rip at 96kbps, unless of course someone touched it up a bit.. I don't know about this copy, since I didn't download it, but here's a direct rip.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SESWJKU1

Little_Miss_1565
03-14-2007, 10:54 PM
I'm going to be honest here. I really, really like AFI, but I completely expected Blaqk Audio to suck. Mainly for the horrible spelling mangling, perhaps, but also because I hate the part of Sing the Sorrow where AFI suddenly, inexplicably, and terribly turns into VNV Nation.

So then I listen to this track, and I really fucking like it. A lot. Holy crap.

WebDudette
03-14-2007, 10:57 PM
Some of the vocals in this song are kind of annoying but all in all it is a fucking awesome song.

0r4ng3
03-14-2007, 10:57 PM
I hate the part of Sing the Sorrow where AFI suddenly, inexplicably, and terribly turns into VNV Nation.
I don't know who that is, but I'm guessing you're referring to that one part in Death of Seasons, where the song goes electronic.

I'll check out the song later. Should be interesting.

Little_Miss_1565
03-14-2007, 11:03 PM
Yeah, "Death of Seasons." That sounds about right.

JohnnyNemesis
03-14-2007, 11:09 PM
I hate the part of Sing the Sorrow where AFI suddenly, inexplicably, and terribly turns into VNV Nation.

Which happens for a grand total of 11 seconds on the entire album (I counted).

But yeah, what a horrible fucking name Blaqk Audio is. Good god. I'll check out the song once my Internet connection no longer sucks.

Little_Miss_1565
03-14-2007, 11:18 PM
Which happens for a grand total of 11 seconds on the entire album (I counted).

11 seconds of pure suckitude that sucks, not to mention doesn't speak well to how they might do an entire electronic album.

BuddyHolly
03-15-2007, 10:37 AM
When I heard the intro I thought it could be a cool songs... but the song started to suck when Davey starts singing

H1T_That
03-15-2007, 11:04 AM
I actually love the electronic part in death of seasons.

This song for some reason reminds me of Depeche Mode. Its not bad.

XYlophonetreeZ
03-15-2007, 01:25 PM
When I heard the intro I thought it could be a cool songs... but the song started to suck when Davey starts singing
I thought the exact opposite. The synths are generic and can't stand on their own. When Davey sings the chorus, that's the only good, danceable part of the song, and I kind of got the feeling that they just came up with that one good melody idea and wrote the rest of the song solely to build up to that.

ShutUpYouFuckingMime
03-15-2007, 01:31 PM
I thought the exact opposite. The synths are generic and can't stand on their own. When Davey sings the chorus, that's the only good, danceable part of the song, and I kind of got the feeling that they just came up with that one good melody idea and wrote the rest of the song solely to build up to that.

That's pretty much how I felt about the song. I like it, but it would be kind of a meh song without the vocalization.

0r4ng3
03-15-2007, 01:36 PM
So I checked out the song. It's pretty good. It's kind of like 37mm, but not really.

It's a bit on the lengthy side, though.

JohnnyNemesis
03-15-2007, 01:40 PM
11 seconds of pure suckitude that sucks, not to mention doesn't speak well to how they might do an entire electronic album.

Bah, trupunx, whatevz! Personally, I always found the beginning of The Despair Factor much more jarring, though I know that in reality it's really much more obvious on Death of Seasons.

Llamas
03-15-2007, 01:45 PM
I'm going to be honest here. I really, really like AFI, but I completely expected Blaqk Audio to suck. Mainly for the horrible spelling mangling, perhaps, but also because I hate the part of Sing the Sorrow where AFI suddenly, inexplicably, and terribly turns into VNV Nation.

So then I listen to this track, and I really fucking like it. A lot. Holy crap.


11 seconds of pure suckitude that sucks, not to mention doesn't speak well to how they might do an entire electronic album.

These are my exact thoughts in every way.

I will definitely check out this album. I didn't like AFI going toward this style (especially DOS), but it's very good as its own side project not associated with AFI.

I think the music has substance without the vocals, actually, and I am hard to please when it comes to electronic music.

JohnnyNemesis
03-15-2007, 01:51 PM
Whether you think those 11 seconds sucked or not, it's absolutely 100% impossible to judge how they might do on an entire album based on 11 seconds of what was admittedly poor judgment on their part.

Llamas
03-15-2007, 01:57 PM
However, I'd expect that, if they were to put just 11 seconds of electronica into a song, they'd want it to be damn good, or the best they could come up with. Not just "hahaithinkelectronikwuldsoundgudher!" No, you can't figure out how they'd do an entire album based on that, but it's fair to make somewhat of a guess.

BuddyHolly
03-15-2007, 03:39 PM
but it would be kind of a meh song without the vocalization.

Well the intro is kind of break-beat-ish wich sounds pretty cool. I don't like the rest of the music in this song and I don't like Daveys voice wich makes this sound like a terrible song to me.

Little_Miss_1565
03-16-2007, 01:53 AM
Whether you think those 11 seconds sucked or not, it's absolutely 100% impossible to judge how they might do on an entire album based on 11 seconds of what was admittedly poor judgment on their part.

But you just KNOW that they agonized over that shit for DAYS. And Davey has clearly been a huge VNV Nation fan for years--he's wearing a VNV shirt on the cover of AP on their first cover, after all. Like Llamas said, if when they choose to step outside themselves for an electro breakdown, why go there of all places?

JohnnyNemesis
03-16-2007, 01:58 AM
if when they choose to step outside themselves for an electro breakdown, why go there of all places?

Because it fit in perfectly well with the kind of emotions he was trying to create at that particular moment of the song; listen to the lyrics and you can see how it was developed and why they'd place it there.

..I totally see where they were coming from as far as THAT angle goes...but...

they seriously probably shoulda done something once they listened to it and noticed that even if those 11 seconds fit in perfectly well with the mood and message of the song, they didn't fit the actual SOUND of the song at all.

I personally thought it sounded fine but I can't really justify it because it does come out of nowhere.

- -Lauren- -
03-16-2007, 01:20 PM
Oh meh gawd. I'm addicted. I want to download it pretty darn bad.

Either with or without the electronica break, Death of Seasons is still one of my favorite songs.

WebDudette
06-13-2007, 04:47 AM
They have a new song on there Myspace. The first about 40 seconds remind me of Depeche Mode. Haven't decided if I like it yet, but as of right now I'm leaning towards not liking it.

- -Lauren- -
06-18-2007, 05:14 PM
Blaqk Audio update.

Yes, they have a new song posted. It's called Stiff Kittens.

The album with be out August 7th, and it's titled "CexCells."

Little_Miss_1565
06-19-2007, 10:49 PM
Oh my god, gay dance revolution. I can see the pasties and hotpants. And DAMN at the Ian Joy Division vocals at the very beginning. LOL. And then they turn back into AFI. ;) I dig.

WebDudette
06-28-2007, 10:59 AM
So I've been hearing of a Depeche Mode/Balqk Audio remixish thing. Anyone know what I am talking about/have a link to it? I can't find it any where.

ShutUpYouFuckingMime
08-01-2007, 06:11 PM
So I guess the whole album leaked, but I can't find it anywhere. This is where you come in, HeadAroundU.

HeadAroundU
08-03-2007, 09:31 AM
Here I am, there you go. :D
http://www.torrentportal.com/details/1286977/Blaqk+Audio+-+CexCells.torrent.html

ShutUpYouFuckingMime
08-03-2007, 11:57 AM
Thank you, but it's not working for me for some reason. I downloaded the bitzip to get it, but it's not doing anything. Is there any other way of getting this?

ShutUpYouFuckingMime
08-03-2007, 07:48 PM
Yeah i was able to download it, but it won't play at all.

cool 2 hate 681
08-03-2007, 08:27 PM
i am having the same problem

HeadAroundU
08-04-2007, 05:38 AM
I downloaded the torrent of the same size as you have (but from somewhere else) and it works. Have you ever downloaded a torrent that worked well or are you a complete nOOb?

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LOPRYV5Q (here's 77MB torrent) (I use 'BitTorrent' to download torrents)

HeadAroundU
08-04-2007, 05:46 AM
I'm uploading 58 MB version to megaupload if you hate torrents.

EDIT:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=36RVL90S (it's just 160 kbps but it's fine)

black_dust
08-04-2007, 06:12 AM
I'm uploading 58 MB version to megaupload if you hate torrents.

EDIT:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=36RVL90S (it's just 160 kbps but it's fine)

Ahhh your the best ;) cheers!:D

ShutUpYouFuckingMime
08-04-2007, 09:56 AM
I downloaded the torrent of the same size as you have (but from somewhere else) and it works. How you ever downloaded a torrent that worked well or are you a complete nOOb?

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LOPRYV5Q (here's 77MB torrent) (I use 'BitTorrent' to download torrents)

I've downloaded a torrent that worked well before, but this one didn't. Thanks for the other links! :)

Llamas
08-04-2007, 01:59 PM
Holy shit... this album is amazing. Like, seriously. I'm well aware that my appreciation for electronica pretty much quadrupled when I went to Europe, but I think I would've liked this before, too. This is seriously awesome. It sounds like Davey seriously just let his creative juices flow... it's like Decemberunderground was an attempt at experimentation, which failed (well, I personally really disliked it)... and this is the full blown experimentation, and it totally wins. I didn't think I'd like Davey's voice in electronica... but wow, I love it. Again, this is just so good. I've downloaded so many albums since getting back to the US... and yet I have a feeling this album is going to climb my last.fm charts pretty quickly.

black_dust
08-05-2007, 10:48 AM
Its alright woudlnt say its anything speical basic beats and melodies, its very 80s like thats cool i guess, needs more acid and break beats ;)

HeadAroundU
08-05-2007, 12:51 PM
Oh, how I love the song number 5!

ShutUpYouFuckingMime
08-05-2007, 05:05 PM
I love love love this album! Snuff on Digital and On A Friday are my faves.

0r4ng3
08-06-2007, 04:19 PM
Wow, this album is pretty impressive. Better than I thought it would be. But to be honest, My expectations weren't all that high to begin with. Still, it's awesome.

britt.45
08-07-2007, 07:36 PM
Ooooh. I'm beyond excited for it.
:D
Perhaps because I love electronic-y sounding music, too.

XYlophonetreeZ
08-09-2007, 10:21 PM
Snuff on Digital kicks ass.

All About Eve
08-10-2007, 12:11 AM
Snuff on Digital kicks ass.
I agree. That was definitely the most standout song and I was about to make almost that exact same post.

Llamas
08-10-2007, 12:38 AM
<333333 = Snuff on Digital, Bitter for Sweet, Stiff Kittens, Semiotic Love, Again and Again and Again

<3 = On a Friday, The Love Letter, Cities of Night, Wake up Open the Door...

Meh = Between Breaths, Where Would You Like Them Left?, The Fear on Being Found,

ShutUpYouFuckingMime
08-10-2007, 01:30 AM
<333333 = Snuff on Digital, Bitter for Sweet, Stiff Kittens, Semiotic Love, Again and Again and Again

<3 = On a Friday, The Love Letter, Cities of Night, Wake up Open the Door...

Meh = Between Breaths, Where Would You Like Them Left?, The Fear on Being Found,


Agreed, except I'd put On A Friday in the top list as well. Snuff on Digital is probably my favorite on this album, though.

HeadAroundU
08-10-2007, 10:15 AM
Bonus tracks
"Black Electric" (iTunes exclusive)
"Girls & Boys" (Hot Topic exclusive; Blur cover)
"Mute" (Best Buy exclusive)

B-sides
"Black-Ink Style"
"If Only" 1:56 http://download.yousendit.com/BCF5CCB367A5AA52

I'm going to hunt for those.

SuperKnux
08-10-2007, 11:18 AM
Speaking of the bonus tracks.. I am going to be purchasing the Best Buy version since I have a reward zone account with them (and they generally have their albums $9.99 the first week.)

So can we count on some of you all to upload the cover song as well as "Black Electric" on Tuesday? I'll most likely try and upload "Mute" for you all if you'd like. I might be a little late since I have class all day though.

Yatesy
08-12-2007, 03:58 PM
Downloaded the album last night and I was impressed to say the least. Snuff on Digital is probably the best track. I must hear the Blur cover as soon as.

JohnnyNemesis
08-14-2007, 06:54 PM
Can someone either send the album to me or upload it here? I'm salivating with excitment over it (lol gay) but my campus network makes downloading torrents damn near impossible. Help?

HeadAroundU
08-14-2007, 07:50 PM
http://download.yousendit.com/2FBC61E4495267A3

VultureDude
08-14-2007, 10:35 PM
any luck on those B-Sides/bonus tracks?

black_dust
08-15-2007, 01:08 PM
Yeah i really wanna hear these bonus tracks hate it when bands put out 3 albums with diffrent songs on each! just another money making thing :(

HeadAroundU
08-16-2007, 02:46 PM
http://www.savefile.com/files/976867

All we need is 'Black-ink style'.

SuperKnux
08-18-2007, 10:04 AM
Mmm.. that cover is nice. I was always fond of the original, so it's good to see Blaqk Audio doing a cover.

- -Lauren- -
08-18-2007, 05:13 PM
I bought the CD today, it's pretty much amazing. I LOVE "Semiotic Love".

JohnnyNemesis
08-18-2007, 09:37 PM
I don't know how I feel about this album yet. I'm one of the biggest and longest standing AFI fans on the board (been a fan since '97, foo'), and most the songs on this Blaqk Audio album are GOOD, but it just feels like...I don't know. I get this sinking feeling that they don't know what the fuck they're doing with synthesizers and barely have any business touching the sacred instruments.

I dunno.

All About Eve
08-19-2007, 09:18 AM
I think they're trying to pass it off as more professional than it is, since it really is just an experiment for them. They should have waited for an album or two to make this big of a deal out of it. But I still like it regardless.

Lithuanian Offspring
08-19-2007, 09:24 AM
Pfff! Stiff Kittens.

Little_Miss_1565
08-19-2007, 10:17 AM
I don't know how I feel about this album yet. I'm one of the biggest and longest standing AFI fans on the board (been a fan since '97, foo'), and most the songs on this Blaqk Audio album are GOOD, but it just feels like...I don't know. I get this sinking feeling that they don't know what the fuck they're doing with synthesizers and barely have any business touching the sacred instruments.

I dunno.

The best part about synthesizers and programs like Reason today is that you don't have to know what the fuck you're doing anymore, haha. :)

Vera
08-20-2007, 01:54 PM
I just booked a ticket to their NYC show. Ricky, come with me, let's just fag it up over there, you me & Sarah!

WebDudette
08-21-2007, 01:22 AM
I get this sinking feeling that they don't know what the fuck they're doing with synthesizers and barely have any business touching the sacred instruments.


You may only say that because the other bands you listen to are like Gods of synthesizers.

Llamas
08-21-2007, 02:09 AM
That which you quoted rather annoyed me.

HeadAroundU
08-21-2007, 06:04 AM
They know what they are doing. They are selling out.

JohnnyNemesis
08-21-2007, 08:08 AM
You may only say that because the other bands you listen to are like Gods of synthesizers.

Mayhaps.


That which you quoted rather annoyed me.

Cry moar. It's true.

0r4ng3
08-21-2007, 08:10 AM
Look at it this way: if their main problem is inexperience with synthesizers, their next album can only be better.

JohnnyNemesis
08-21-2007, 08:12 AM
I agree. And some...or, actually, much of this album is good, it just doesn't keep my attention and lots of the sounds are just thrown around in there where it doesn't make sense and ends up being boring as fuck.

It's funny, 'cause this is exactly what I was saying wouldn't happen when this little side project was first announced. And now it's happened.

XYlophonetreeZ
08-24-2007, 11:47 PM
The album is good but not great. Using the ilovellamas patented <3 system, this is how I'd do it.

<333333333333333333333^10: Snuff on Digital
<3333333333: Semiotic Love, Where Would You Like them Left?, Cities of Night, Bitter for Sweet
<3: Between Breaths: An XX Perspective, On a Friday, Wake Up, Open the Door, and Escape to the Sea, Black Electric
Somewhere between "<3" and "meh": The Love Letter
Meh: Stiff Kittens (shitty choice for a single), The Fear of Being Found, Again Again and Again

In essence, Snuff on Digital is the only mind-blowingly good song, while most of the rest are just good and some aren't even that.

H1T_That
08-25-2007, 05:24 AM
Meh: Again Again and Again



Again Again and Again deserves at least a few <3's i feel.

Vera
08-25-2007, 03:26 PM
As my friend said it; gothic techno porn.

I'm seriously diggin' the freaky lyrics. I'm not diggin' the goth!sex mental images they're giving me.