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Static_Martyr
07-09-2008, 09:03 AM
http://www.myspace.com/timtationsmusic

Hi, my name is Tim and I'm a guitarist/backup singer, currently "unemployed." Until very recently I was a member of a local band (well, actually just two other singers and myself) called "The Great American Noise Machine," but due to complications we have decided to part ways....as a result, I am now operating under my joke-band side-project name, "The Tim Tations," which can be found at the address mentioned above. We're releasing a 2009 Christmas/Holiday EP in just a few days, so keep an eye out for that!

Thanks, BBS, for your support through the last 2 years of Static Martyr and Great American Noise Machine....hopefully, another band opportunity will present itself before long. In the meantime, I suppose I'll mostly be "releasing" songs just for fun here and on my other internet frequents, since the band career opportunity is kind of shot until further notice.

So yeah....um, click on the myspace, enjoy (or don't), and thanks for your support (or...um, unsupport? either way, thanks for taking the time to listen at all~).

--Tim

Free?
07-09-2008, 09:56 AM
Hey Tim! I liked all your short pieces. Good luck with finding more guys in your band and starting with a kickass album introduced by Nitro Records ;)

Static_Martyr
07-09-2008, 03:50 PM
Wow, thanks :) That's some motivation. And I've always dreamed of starting on something like Nitro, or Lookout!, just because of all the great bands that have come off of those labels---particularly the Offspring's debut (of course). That's one of my fave "punk" albums of all time, just because of how raw and visceral it is.

On a side note....did anyone else think "Stuff Is Messed Up" was a refreshing throwback to the good ol' Offspring vitriol? I haven't seen anything quite that aggressive (politically speaking) out of Dexter and the gang since Ignition (or maybe Smash, if you count stuff like So Alone and Not The One). In fact, I think that's one of my favorite tracks off of Rise and Fall.

Free?
07-10-2008, 02:51 AM
Yeah, Stuff Is Messed Up is definately the most aggressive song on the album, to me it reminds Americana (the song) the most.

Static_Martyr
07-10-2008, 03:18 AM
Ah, yes---I don't know how I could have forgotten about Americana...0_0

georgemartin
07-10-2008, 03:54 AM
Hey! Tim, Good Luck . Hope many more will join you very soon.

Static_Martyr
07-11-2008, 04:39 PM
Thanks; I hope so, too. Steve (singer) recently got in contact with a guy who plays bass and has a few ideas of his own, so maybe things are looking up? Now all we need is a drummer that's flesh and blood instead of circuitry and whatnot....(drum machine)....0_0

In any case, we're getting together this weekend to record some full-band stuff (with the drum machine, of course). It's not gonna be great (it's all in mono, because I can't figure out how to balance the mix right in stereo---the drum machine is in mono, and it's kind of the backbone of the sound), but it's just demos, anyway. I hope to have a decent recording studio set up some time in the next year or two.

On another side note: if anybody has any good mixing tips for using CoolEdit Pro 2.0, that would help me a lot. I'm having trouble making recordings with more than 3 or 4 tracks that mix well.

Static_Martyr
07-13-2008, 05:58 PM
This topic is probably old news by now, but I'm posting here anyway; I uploaded two new tracks to the page, both with vocals. I'm trying to get some basic framework worked out, so we can put together an EP or something---I got my hands on a decent mike, so we can improve the sound quality a little, now. It'll still take forever---with one mike, five tracks, and a hundred million retakes, it's going to be a long haul---but at least now it's on the way to being listenable.

Now, if only I could get my singer over here....@~@

Enjoi
07-24-2008, 09:47 PM
Very nice music. keep on rockin.

Static_Martyr
07-30-2008, 09:56 AM
Thanks much!

P.S. I'm getting an electric drum kit before long (they're significantly cheaper and a bit smaller than the real thing around here, and I don't have much money or space, so...yeah). So the sound quality should be improving slightly as time goes by.

Static_Martyr
07-31-2008, 03:49 PM
Yeah, I can't wait! I've always wanted to learn how to play drums. I get paid tomorrow, so I'll know then if I can go ahead and buy it tomorrow or if I'll have to wait two weeks until next pay day. Either way, I'll have it before two weeks go by, for sure.

In the meantime, I've been experimenting with different mixes/settings/equalizations of my drum machine. I uploaded a track with a couple of different customizations just today, called "An Apology (To The World)". It's the sixth track on the list on our Myspace. Kind of a Foo Fighters/Offspring type thing, at least inspirationally. I don't know if that's what it sounds like; that's just what I was feeling when I put it together.

So yah. Peace to the Offspring boards!

Static_Martyr
08-06-2008, 05:50 PM
I don't know how long this topic's supposed to stay dead before it's considered "bad manners" to revive it....but in any case, here goes:

I put up a version of "An Apology" on the Myspace today that has lyrics. For some reason the first verse is louder than the rest (I suck at mixing, sorry....though I'm working on it). I've been experiementing with "oozin' ahs" and vocal harmonies and whatnot, so I'd be appreciative if you could give it a listen and tell me how the ones in this song sound (during the first two choruses). Just on a scale of 1-10, roughly; I know they're not great, but I need an outside opinion in order to flesh out the picture I have of myself. Ya know?

Thanks in advance,

--Tim

Static_Martyr
08-09-2008, 09:39 PM
Hey, just reporting in~ I just finished piecing together our first Recruitment Demo EP! Yay! I'm sending it to all my friends and musician-people in the tri-county area, in hopes that a basser or drummist will see it and want to join the band. I'm also putting up some videos on our Myspace later this week (got 'em filmed, just gotta size 'em down to less than 200+ mb 0_0).

Even though we haven't interviewed or spoken to a single bass player or drummer, things actually seem to be looking up. I'm kind of stoked :)

I wish we lived closer together, so I could hand out copies of my demo (it's 15 tracks, way more than the 6 you can post on Myspace, unfortunately). This board seems like the kind of place where I could find people who share my musical interest. Around here it's all pop and country and shitty AC/DC cover bands. Nothing on AC/DC, just that I really, really hate the cover bands around here. I really do---although, to be fair, I think that's got more to do with the fact that every time you play a show around here, people ask, "do you guys know any AC/DC?", or, "can you play Freebird?" It's like a bad Ramones joke....cover bands are so overrated around here, I'm surprised there's an original music scene at all.

I guess we can bring back the good ol' punk scene, huh? God, I hope so...even Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance are better than this shit. Seriously.

Vera
08-10-2008, 12:40 AM
Just FYI - it's okay to bump your own topic so long as it's with news like "we have a new gig" or "we're recording a new song!" instead of "bump check out my band lolz!". Y'know? So feel free to revive the thread as long as you really have something new to talk about. Which you seem to, so carry on. :]

Static_Martyr
08-10-2008, 11:22 AM
Ah, that's nice to know~ I'll keep that in mind.

Shouldn't be a whole lot of updates for awhile, unless something off-key happens in the next week or two. I'm setting up a lot of the framework right now, but once I finish it's out of my control; we'll just have to wait for people who are willing to join.

Until then....adios~

Static_Martyr
08-10-2008, 08:53 PM
This is probably the best place to come first....but I just uploaded a cover of The Offspring's "The Kids Aren't Alright" that I thought you guys might want to give a listen~ I'm not entirely sure if that's legal or OK, but I figure worst-case-scenario somebody on these boards can ask the band if it's OK 0_0 But I really like that song, so in the meantime, the cover is the last track on my band's myspace (the URL is still in my first post in this topic).

Peace, Offspring boards :)

Free?
08-21-2008, 04:18 AM
I can't see TKAA there, but I have a feeling that I know how it would sound ;)

Static_Martyr
08-21-2008, 03:06 PM
Ah, well, I sorta *just* took it down last night and replaced it with a version of "Olympia, WA" by Rancid. I'm doing a rotating-cover thing every couple of weeks, just out of boredom. So far I've got Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne), Insight (Dead Kennedys), Olympia WA (Rancid), and TKAA (Offspring) recorded. We also have plans to do some stuff by NOFX and Alkaline Trio, plus maybe a few Green Days (and of course, some more Offspring).

In the meantime, though....I was actually just on my way over here to post that I've updated the Myspace again. I have a track on which Steve (our "true" vocalist) actually sings! It's the first one. As far as the others go, I've redone a few of them to improve the sound quality. Hopefully, now it's at least listenable 0_0

Free?
08-21-2008, 03:44 PM
I liked the ending of Military Mind. I'd label your current sound as "Angry voice of youth" :D

dff_punk
08-21-2008, 04:05 PM
The Olympia WA cover was actually quite decent. But tell The Drum Machine that he should add some more fills to his drumming :D

...although I know it is not easy to teach him that, I also had some experience with some guy named Drum Machine and he was quite boring in person.

Static_Martyr
08-21-2008, 04:59 PM
Well, thanks :) I wasn't sure about Olympia because I recorded it while I was sick (chest cold), and I couldn't belt like I wanted to. But I think it turned out OK, especially the backing vox (I snatched those from the Mell Yell backups on the NOFX cover, similar to our band's song Pop Song). I'm glad to hear you think so, too~

As for Drum Machine....we've been getting along a lot better in the past few weeks, but I still can't seem to get the fills down. He's not programmable, you see, so all we have to go on are the pre-installed rhythms (there are exactly 99). It's a matter of sampling them in, cutting and pasting, then re-sizing and re-fitting until they fit together in the allotted space. It's very tiring work, but it's totally worth it. We probably would have done more fills and whatnot if I hadn't been sick last night. Chest colds are a bitch >:( If you could hear our version of Crazy Train, you'd see what I mean about the fills. They're absolutely ridiculous on that one, nearly impossible to emulate using a Drum Machine.

EDIT: Military Mind is also one of my faves :) I really like Steve's vox on it because they're really natural-sounding, but also because he's good at ad-libbing. We've got this other track that's just his ad-libbing over my rhythm playing (the background noise is kind of grunge-y, think like Dead Kennedy's "Kinky Sex Makes The World Go Round"), that's really kind of disturbing. I'll be uploading that one in a few days, once we've got all the extra stuff sampled in. It's gonna be schweet~

Static_Martyr
08-26-2008, 09:36 PM
Alright, up for another total overhaul. Steve and I got together again this weekend and recorded a whopping 14 new tracks (!), and we've completely redone the Myspace. The only song still intact and in its original form is Military Mind; all the other tracks have been re-recorded (again, in some cases), or are new. We also have a new cover---Bad Religion's "In The Night."

I think this is a better set than before, mostly because there's more cooperation between Steven and myself. The songs are getting to be a little more diverse :) Feel free to check 'em out anytime you want.

http://www.myspace.com/staticmartyr

Oh, and new art, too~

And in other news, we might have a long-term bass player :) I gave the demo EP to a guy I know from work; he says he'll listen to it, and if he likes it, he wants in. I'm so happy now~ If this works out, all we need is a drummer and we're in da bidness!

P.S. I also have a version of "Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?" that I'm trying to find a place for. Unfortunately, there isn't one at the moment, so I figure I'll wait until In The Night tires itself out and swap 'em out for awhile.

Thanks for your support, Offspring boards!

--Tim

EDIT: There might be some lag time while the tracks are processing, but they should be available sometime in the next 24 hours (or so Myspace says). So if all six aren't showing up yet, don't freak---that's just Myspace being douchey.

Free?
08-27-2008, 03:32 AM
It will be interesting what will Static Martyr sound like after 5 years. Your current sound is kinda oldschool, but bands used to evolve into something (a bit) different (like Manic Subsidal / ST Offspring -> Ignition -> Smash and so on).
You really need a drummer now :). I personally would like to hear more "living" drums, it's a suggestion for your future drummer to make drums sound a bit more complicated than it is now :) (somehow I'm getting bored with simplification of drumming which is so popular today). Try to get Chris Mora from Silent Civilian, he knows how to make a right beat :D :D

Static_Martyr
08-27-2008, 09:41 AM
Hah....I'd be happy just to *be around* in 5 years. But yeah, that would be cool to do like a retrospective type thing at that point....as for the drummer, we're working pretty much around-the-clock to find one. That was the whole reason for putting out this EP, actually---we had been waiting and trying to find one before we recorded stuff, but it was taking so long (and with absolutely no progress at all....I mean, this is something you either have or you don't, there's not really an "in between" phase), we decided to go ahead and start laying stuff down with a drum machine, just to get an idea of what kind of shit we'd have. That would give a clearer picture of what kind of stuff we play than "we play lots of stuff, ya know" 0_0

God, these thrash tracks would be *so* good with a real drummer....I think I'm gonna go salivate.

Static_Martyr
08-27-2008, 10:47 PM
P.S. The Kids Aren't Alright is back up on the Myspace, and I re-did the vocals because they were a bit too noisy before. Hope you enjoy~

Static_Martyr
08-29-2008, 03:52 PM
Here they are, my fliends -- every complete cover we have recorded to date as Static Martyr:

Kristy, Are You Doing Okay? (Offspring) http://rapidshare.com/files/141141027/Kristy__Are_You_Doing_Okay.mp3.html
Half-Truism (Offspring) http://rapidshare.com/files/141213607/Half-Truism.mp3.html
The Kids Aren't Alright (Offspring) http://rapidshare.com/files/141142151/The_Kids_Aren_t_Alright__Offspring_Cover_.mp3.html
Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones) http://rapidshare.com/files/141147506/Blitzkrieg_Bop.mp3.html
In The Night (Bad Religion) http://rapidshare.com/files/141148681/In_The_Night__complete_.mp3.html
Part III (Bad Religion) http://rapidshare.com/files/141151797/Part_III__complete_.mp3.html
Insight (Dead Kennedys) http://rapidshare.com/files/141149560/Insight__vox_-_Tim_.mp3.html
Olympia, WA (Rancid) http://rapidshare.com/files/141151083/Olympia__WA__steve_-_vox_.mp3.html
Whoops, I OD'd (NOFX) http://rapidshare.com/files/141152407/Whoops__I_OD_d.mp3.html
You're Wrong (NOFX) http://rapidshare.com/files/141153022/You_re_Wrong.mp3.html

Enjoy (or don't)! But even if you don't like them, don't hesitate to say why. We're what I like to call a "Fetus Band" --- we're probably not where we're going to be if and when we start actually playing places and getting signed (if we ever do), so we're totally 1 million percent open to feedback at this point.

Also, though, keep in mind that I have very, very shitty recording equipment. I know this, and the sound you hear is the best I can manage with my current equipment. Although, if you have any tips for how to improve our sound without purchasing new equipment (as I'm already planning to do that), by all means let me know, because that would be awesome :D

--Tim

SyLeS
08-30-2008, 12:01 AM
I listened to a couple covers, they were pretty good. I just think you just need better recording equipment. To be honest this is one of my favorite bands ive seen on the fourms. I love your songs on myspace, i can really see you're band going somewhere! 5 out of 5!

Static_Martyr
08-30-2008, 11:30 AM
^*does a little jig*

But yeah, we do need better equipment. Once I get some money saved up, I'll be getting some better mikes, and I definitely need a better mixer (the brand is so generic, it's not even printed on the mixer). The bass mikes are the worst, though---they're missing the foam heads! So I have to use my guitar mikes for the bass mike, which is weird because I have to reset the parameters every time I go between recording guitar and bass. I really just want a separate one to do each part with (one for vox, one for guitar, one for bass, and many for drums). Oh, and a real drummer would be very, very cool.

But yah, thanks for the good word~ Now, if only more drummers around here felt that way...

Static_Martyr
08-30-2008, 04:47 PM
P.S. Got a new one up today, You're Gonna Go Far, Kid:

http://rapidshare.com/files/141391592/You_re_Gonna_Go_Far__Kid.mp3.html

Static_Martyr
08-30-2008, 09:19 PM
Okay, one more thing. I know I'm probably bugging the piss out of you, posting something new like every 30 minutes, but I'm on a roll today and I'm afraid to stop for fear of losing all this material. I just uploaded a new original song to the myspace called "Us" (it's track 5 on the list), and I wanted to get some feedback on it. If one or more of you guys could give it a shot and let me know what you think, that would be quite awesome, indeed :)

Thanks in advance!

http://www.myspace.com/staticmartyr

Free?
08-31-2008, 02:07 AM
Is it only me or drum machine sounds better than ever in YGGFK? :) Also, a good cover, the only thing that needs to be fixed is vocals of "Dance fucker dance" part, too loud, me thinks.
As for "Us", it instantly reminded me of a Bad Religion song, good stuff :).

Static_Martyr
08-31-2008, 02:18 AM
^:D

Yeah, I busted my ass on the drums for that song. Spent about 3 hours working on the drums alone, with the last hour and a half going for guitar and vocals. And that's starting with material I already know! (It takes way longer if I try to do something that complex with something that I can only reference inside my head....yeesh! But I'm working on it). And I'm re-doing the vox for YGGFK tomorrow, just because I figured out what I was doing wrong mic-wise right after I got done with that and started on Us. I would have done it today, but I totally scrapped my throat while I was doing Us. Too much screaming in one day 0_0

Killjoke90
08-31-2008, 08:49 PM
This is the "Steve" that Tim has referred to.
I'm stoked that people are liking what we have done, and I hope that you like the stuff that will be coming up soon.

and I assure you, it will be quite a bit.

Static_Martyr
08-31-2008, 10:22 PM
^Yay! Steve made it.

Static_Martyr
09-02-2008, 01:11 AM
I put up a new song on the band's myspace today. It's called "Whisper," and it's my first try at writing a full-fledged acoustic song. It might be a little too soft for all you Offspring fans out there (heh), but if you keep an open mind it shouldn't be too horrible.

http://www.myspace.com/staticmartyr

Enjoy (or don't)~

Killjoke90
09-03-2008, 07:39 PM
New song on the Myspace. It's called "The Fool", and it's in the same vein as "The Path", and "Static Martyr". Really short, and fast.

Listen if you would like to.

Free?
09-04-2008, 03:10 AM
14 seconds song was really short :). I can't figure out the lyrics by ear :o .
Will you do a mid-tempo song (like Bad Religion's Broken or Offspring's She's Got Issues) with slower melodic vocals and less guitar distortion on verses (maybe palm muting), an easy to sing along song, you know what I mean :]? I would recommend that. For now you sound very raw oldschool and punk! :)

Killjoke90
09-04-2008, 06:10 AM
Oh, absolutely.
Tim, and I are working on a song that incorporates his melodic high notes
in chorus form and the verses would focus on my damning growl.
Perhaps it'll bust through the one minute mark.
;)

Static_Martyr
09-04-2008, 01:27 PM
14 seconds song was really short

And yet, we *still* have NOFX beat out over Fuck The Kids (Part I). That song is, what, 4 seconds? :D

Will you do a mid-tempo song (like Bad Religion's Broken or Offspring's She's Got Issues) with slower melodic vocals and less guitar distortion on verses (maybe palm muting), an easy to sing along song, you know what I mean :]? I would recommend that. For now you sound very raw oldschool and punk!

I actually have a couple slower ones (somewhere around the same tempo as the first verse of Apology) that I've written but have yet to record....but for the moment, I'm trying to focus on a similar project that Steve and I are collaborating on. Like he said, it's an attempt to fuse his "hardcore" expertise with my knowledge of "mainstream/pop" melodies, etc., something kind of like Half-Truism except....well, different. Half-Truism is melodic all the way through; this one will be very, very fast during the verse (think Minor Threat...or, barring that, at least Da Hui or something) and then slower but still kind of fast during the verse (like the second verse of Apology, maybe) and with a focus on a melody. So it goes like this:

Verse: haul ass
Chorus: sit back and enjoy for a moment, but not long enough to get all chilled out
Verse: haul ass again

I think it's gonna be pretty freakin' sweet :)

P.S. Steve-o, you know how to add lyrics, right? Or did you not have the words for the 14-second-er? I'm gonna post the ones I know right now, but for the record, here's how ya do it:

(1) Go into "edit profile" like you were gonna upload a song
(2) Click on "edit" over the song you want to post lyrics for
(3) Post lyrics in the queue that says "lyrics"
(4) Save
(5) Enjoy!

(P.S. I couldn't remember the parts near the very middle, so I just put "????" instead.)

Static_Martyr
09-04-2008, 07:48 PM
Okay, here's a track I jammed out this afternoon. It's the longest one I've done so far (see: Jam Session Track), clocking in at 4:55, but part of that is because I tried to do it in the style of early metal and blues (sort of like Black Sabbath, before they became "metal metal").

Although, I can't help but feel it sounds similar to something, maybe by Black Sabbath. I'm not 100% familiar with their discography, so if it turns out this is a clone of a Black Sabbath song, I'll say now that it was not intentional 0_0 I I couldn't think of what song it sounds like, and I couldn't just not record it, since I rarely get inspired enough to jam out a song from scratch like this. So yeah.

http://rapidshare.com/files/142709201/Judgment.mp3.html

I would have posted it on our Myspace, but the limit there is 6MB, and it's 6.7. So enjoy (or don't)!

--Tim

P.S. Here are the lyrics:

She never knew what it meant to be with someone who was true
Used and left behind, a theft of body and future
Sent away at just 18 to lead a life alone
She got in deep with someone cheap
Now she has broken bones and a child of her own

He's just like you, with attitude, down in the dumps sometimes
He doesn't know a thing about this thing called "real life"
Had a girl at just 18, took her against her will
And now he's gone, so far away --- "Can't she just take a pill?"
He says, and now it's off with their heads

I guess I didn't know a thing about
The things that everybody talks about
Assertions never helped me understand the truth
Just made me see I don't know what to do

There's a preacher man who says he can explain the thin blue line
He says it's htere for all to see --- oh, and it's "divine"
He tells a story to say it's okay
To keep us seeing each other in that way
But does he know anyone that goes against his way?

I guess I'll never know a thing about
The things the preacher man, he talks about
Statistics show that we can't understand a thing
About the lives that others live in the here and in-between
The morality you say is yours, it doesn't belong to you
No one knows the difference between right and wrong and true
You say you've walked a hundred miles in my shoes
So what's the point of me even being here at all?

If you're so fucking right, what's the point of us being here at all?

lost_nvrfound
09-04-2008, 07:56 PM
Groovy! Cool tune bra!

Static_Martyr
09-04-2008, 07:59 PM
^Yay! A compliment~

(is not being sarcastic; really enjoys compliments!)

EDIT: Are you sure it doesn't sound like something else, though? I can't seem to get around that....it sounds so damn familiar.

Static_Martyr
09-06-2008, 01:42 AM
I just figured out what song it was making me think of, and it turns out it doesn't sound much like it at all: Behind The Wall Of Sleep, by Black Sabbath. I don't know why it made me think of that one, because in retrospect they sound pretty much nothing alike. I guess part of the vocal hook brought it to mind?

In any case, I'm content with that. Working on some new stuff now~

Static_Martyr
09-07-2008, 02:06 PM
Hey, I got a new jam out today :) All instrumental. I decided to incorporate an instrument I've never used before.....of course, as a result I had to change the lineup a little bit. There's just no way this instrument could work in a more traditional punk scenario.

Just see for yourself. You'll be surprised, in either a good way or a bad way. But you will be surprised.

Unless, that is, you know me :)

http://rapidshare.com/files/143438177/Due_Representation_of_Perspective.mp3.html

It's called "Due Representation of Perspective." Enjoy (or don't)!

--Tim

lost_nvrfound
09-07-2008, 07:39 PM
I like it.

Static_Martyr
09-10-2008, 06:54 PM
Alright, I just set up our Purevolume.com account. It's at the following address:

http://www.purevolume.com/timandsteve

We have our entire first self-released EP for listen and for download (it's called "Please Leave The Room If This Will Offend You").

This site gives us a chance to display a much wider array of sound than the pathetic 6 tracks afforded by Myspace. So hopefully we'll be able to keep a more diverse track listing in the future.

Thanks for the support~

--Tim

Static_Martyr
09-18-2008, 01:40 PM
Just uploaded a new song :) It's called "What I Am (Again)," and it's just under three minutes. Kind of hokey, but I was feeling hokey, so....yeah.

http://rapidshare.com/files/146402757/What_I_Am_Again.mp3.html

Enjoy (or don't)!

--Tim

Free?
09-18-2008, 01:59 PM
A bit offtopic here. There is one bad thing about rapidshare - you can't download more than one file at time. I have some kind of glitch that says that my IP is already downloading a file, so I can't get your new song. I would be glad if you could upload at some other site like http://sendspace.com/ . But it's not that big problem, I'm sure I could download "What I Am" tomorrow.

Static_Martyr
09-18-2008, 03:48 PM
Oh, it's no problem~ Like I said in the other topic, I have all the time in the world...(sigh)

http://www.sendspace.com/file/c1z1dk

There ya go! Thanks for the support, BTW :)

Free?
09-19-2008, 05:09 AM
Hey, that was one cool solo :) and the song seemed to be catchier this time.

Static_Martyr
09-19-2008, 03:01 PM
^The intro solo, or the octave passage in the middle? Either way, many thanks :)

And yeah, that's what I meant by "hokey." I have this deep, deep fear of lapsing into writing nothing but catchy pop tunes. Which is weird when you think about it, because I really like a lot of pop music (Green Day, Collective Soul, OK Go, etc.).

But yeah, it's pretty hard to deny your roots. I grew up on pop and rock and bluegrass, so yeah.

Free?
09-19-2008, 05:14 PM
Hehe, nothing to fear, really. To me Offspring has the catchiest songs ever. A catchy song is super as long as song has some good message and your songs never been poppy message-wise.
And I meant the intro solo back there.

Static_Martyr
09-19-2008, 06:15 PM
^Hah, thanks :) In any case, I'm glad you said that because I just realized I haven't posted the lyrics anywhere:

"You say that you love me, but is it true?
Would you say it again in a year?
You stuck around that long once, so far in the past
So you proved that it's not just for here and now

You say that you care what I do with my life
Would you stand here beside me forever
You sat by my side 'till the day that I died
So you proved that you would leave me never

But what's the point of this bickering mess
If it's not for the reasons it seems?
I don't think you understand, in spite of what you've done
That your love is not for me

It's for a part of me that you believe exists
It's for an afterlife of eternal bliss
It's hard to see how it's come to this
You're only taking orders from the man up above
It's him that you're thinking of when we're making love
And you don't see a problem there at all

You say that we're one, but you're really alone
'Cause to you, I'm just one of a dozen
A pawn in a great game where everyone's the same
One of a million others

You say that you regret the day that we met
But that wasn't because of me
It's 'cause you want everyone to act just like you
To fear all the same things you do

So say goodbye for all the things you did
You're finally free to do the things you said
I'd give up my seat in the land up above
Just to get around the things that you're thinking of
If you'd just reconsider, you'd become what I am again

If you change your mind, you'll become what I am again."

In the version I uploaded, I said, "When you don't fear a God, you've become what I am again," but I thought that was a little too blatant so I toned it down a bit. I've redone the vocals and smoothed 'em out a bit because I overloaded in some places (bad habit of mine, heh). But yeah.

EDIT: It's about several things, really, but I guess the one thing it's about most of all is the "xHxcorex" Christian definition of "love," where you're basically driven out of a community and cast out as a social pariah, all under the blanket definition of "love" --- that "we love you and we don't want you to go to hell, so that's why we abuse you like this, because we want you to change!"

And I totally agree about the message thing. That's what I hate about so much pop nowadays, is that there's just fluff and nothing else. That's why I like that some more alternative bands are kind of sneaking into the pop scene, like Green Day and Offspring and Bad Religion --- it's kind of like they're injecting a vector-virus of intellect into a stagnant scene, ya know?

[/musing]

Static_Martyr
09-20-2008, 08:31 PM
New song, yay!

http://www.sendspace.com/file/r9dn4c

Well, it's not technically new. But if you've ever wondered what The Offspring's "Americana" would sound like, sung in my shrill voice (and with the following lyrics), then today is your lucky day!

Well, I'd like to tell you all about my dream, it's a game
It's ten years later, not one fucking thing ain't the same
'Cause nothing is changing, it's just rearranging
Just doing the same shit a different way
Everything's wasted in Americana '08

Well, fuck you!

Whoa, whoa, whoa -- your dream has come true
Whoa, whoa, whoa -- your dream has come true

Well, give me a sweepstakes, another chance to sell my soul
If I had a platter right now, you could swallow it whole
My image defined by the things left behind
It's a quality find if you're fucking insane
Everything's fucked up in Americana '08

Well, fuck you!

Whoa, whoa, whoa -- your vision is still true
Whoa, whoa, whoa -- your vision is still true
Yeah, it'll always be true

I am a product
Of your environment
Don't blame me, I'm just born here, but I wanna FUCK YOU!!!

Dick Cheney's alive and the President's thriving
He's making sure nobody's left alive
Everything's fucked up in Americana today

Well, fuck you!

Whoa, whoa, whoa -- our nightmare has come true
Whoa, whoa, whoa -- our nightmare has come true
Yeah, it's always been true
Yeah, it's always been true

randman21
09-21-2008, 09:48 AM
^Sucky. I can't download it for some reason.

Anyway, I regret not listening to your myspace until now. You've got something and I likey. But the way you have to record drums sounds miserable. What drum machine are you using? If you want to stay in the "free" price range, I'd recommend Hydrogen (somewhere here (http://www.hydrogen-music.org/)). And let me know if you need some drum samples. They're not great, but they decent for free.

So you're the one with the higher voice? You totally sound 13 (in the awesomest way possible).

Static_Martyr
09-21-2008, 05:38 PM
^Ah, thanks much!

BTW, if that download didn't work, maybe try this one:

http://rapidshare.com/files/147278403/Americana__08.mp3.html

And yeah, I'm the one with the shrill voice :) As for the drums, most of our early stuff uses the drum machine on my sister's Casio keyboard (subpar even by drum machine standards), so it requires a lot of equalization to fix up to the point of listenability. However, I got a new electric drum kit a couple of weeks ago, and I've been practicing and experimenting with that on our more recent stuff. The tracks I actually play drums on are (IIRC):

--What I Am (Again)
--D.R.P. (it's not on the Myspace, it's on our purevolume account)
--The Ground (2.0; I still have to put this one up)
--The new collaboration I'm finishing up mixing as I type this (it's called "Forget Me")
--Americana '08

I think that's it for now. I'm also working on another original track called "Giving Up, Live It Up" that I'll play drums on.

I really, really want to learn how to play drums so I can at least record my own stuff without having to rely on a drummer (we can't find a drummer for shit right now; there are like 4 drummers in the tri-state area, and they're all already in like 5 bands apiece). So I'll be experimenting with some simpler stuff, and maybe some basic fills and whatnot, over the next few weeks, until I've gotten comfortable with the drums. Right now I kinda suck 0_0

EDIT: Here's the one we both sing on, called "Forget Me." I play drums on this one, too (and guitar and bass) :D Rapidshare and Sendspace links, respectively:

http://rapidshare.com/files/147301268/Forget_Me.mp3.html
http://www.sendspace.com/file/gk083a

randman21
09-22-2008, 07:57 AM
Dude, I like your voice a lot, for some inexplicable reason. Heh, and I dig the new take on Americana. Couldn't have said it better myself.

Btw, just a head's up, my "band" just friend requested you.

Static_Martyr
09-22-2008, 09:06 AM
:) Thanks!

Btw, just a head's up, my "band" just friend requested you.

Heartily accepted :)

P.S. Totally listening to the band page right now. Response in a bit~

EDIT: Your singer sounds kind of like me, I think 0_0 And BTW, love the acoustic Meaning of Life cover. I always like doing weird shit with covers :)

Static_Martyr
09-23-2008, 08:14 PM
Alright, here's our new song for the moment. We're getting together again Friday to do 2 or 3 more, so be expecting those (or don't be)!

http://rapidshare.com/files/147873706/Giving_Up__Live_It_Up.mp3.html
http://www.sendspace.com/file/te5edf

I tried to focus more on instrumentation in this one, so be listening carefully to the guitars and bass and drums, not just the vocals. I'm getting a little better at the drums, but there's still one slip-up during the first chorus that I couldn't seem to get right. Oh, well --- I guess that's punx or whatever, so it's okay, right? (hah, j/k, you no get mad, please? Good times for everyone!)

Song title: "Giving Up, Live It Up"

"If you're gonna fight, you might as well believe in something
Or else you're just wasting your time
Running back and forth, running someone else's errands
Just waiting for your day to come so you can die

If you're gonna take shit, you might as well deserve it
Or else you're getting cheated out of life
Going up or going down, it's all the same to me
At the end of the day, I'm still not the way I want to be

Nothing's gonna change, not even me
It's always standing right it front for everyone to see
We're never gonna reach it and that's....fine with me....
I'm hesitant to believe in anything--

--you say true
I say, "to who?"
You say, "to me"
But the problem is, I don't believe you

If you're gonna complain, at least say something smart
Or else it's just the same old schtick again
The puzzle pieces never change, the picture stays the same
But there's always someone there who thinks it's different

Nothing's gonna change, not even you
Not even after all that you've been through
You think you're gonna reach it, and that's....fine with me....
You're ready to believe in anything

If you're gonna fight, you must believe in nothing
Close your ears, and open up your eyes
Wave that flag high, wave it 'till it makes you cry
You'll need it when you get pushed aside

The curtains have already parted
The game has already started
Everything we've ever said
Will be repeated 'till we're dead

Everything I never said
Will be repeated 'till I'm dead
Everything I never said
Will be repeated 'till I'm dead
In my head."

Free?
09-24-2008, 07:27 AM
You're quite strong lyricist! And song structure is great, more than a standard punk rock song, I also love fast tempo palm muting. Keep your spirit up! :)

Static_Martyr
09-24-2008, 01:58 PM
^

*is happy now*

EDIT: I just now realized where the first line from your sig comes from, and I should totally have gotten it by now. Seeing that this is an Offspring forum and all. For like two weeks I thought it was "Get It Right" (I can hear it in my head being sung to the tune of Get It Right), but I just listened to that and the song it's actually from and it totally isn't from Get It Right.

Static_Martyr
09-26-2008, 09:00 PM
New stuff! And it's AWESOMELY good! Steve wrote it; it's available for free download on our Myspace (and soon on our Purevolume, once we get the new album put together)!

Seriously, check 'em out and let me know what you think; the tracks are called 100 Nights With Pop-Pop and No Name #7. Kudos to anyone who catches the hidden reference in No Name #7 (hint: it's in the title) :)

http://www.myspace.com/staticmartyr

--Tim

Static_Martyr
09-30-2008, 12:51 PM
Okay, for some strange reason the songs I told you about weren't on our Myspace for viewing for awhile (some stupid Myspace technical error). BUT things have been fixed and now everything's up and working. So yeah, sorry about that 0_0

Free?
09-30-2008, 02:43 PM
2 new songs (no name and a thousnand da... ehm. 100 nights) are awesomely good indeed! I especially loved nights because it instantly reminded me of one of my long time favorites Backyard Babies. Great job guys!
EDIT: *repeats 100 nights and starts a mini moshing*

Static_Martyr
09-30-2008, 03:18 PM
Many thanks :)

Yeah, 100 Nights is kind of a party song. Steve wrote the lyrics and everything, and we tried to set up this kind of ZZ-Top meets Hit That/Original Prankster type instrumentation. I think it went pretty well~ Especially if it's got an internet mosh started 0_0

And I really like No Name #7. Steve wrote it and we recorded it dry (and I was fine with that, really), but we threw in some extra harmonies and whatnot and now I really really like it :)

Static_Martyr
10-03-2008, 08:10 PM
http://rapidshare.com/files/150721676/Your_Name_In_Joke_Form.mp3.html

Here's the new song Steve and I recorded this afternoon. It's called "Your Name In Joke Form" (written by Steve), and it's kind of a Kiss/Misfits style song. I know, that sounds weird, but it actually sort of makes sense once you hear it 0_0

Free?
10-04-2008, 04:52 AM
The self-esteem-ish intro was really weird but the song is good. Am I the only one who thinks that your band kinda evolved?

Static_Martyr
10-04-2008, 05:28 AM
Weird in a good way, or weird in a bad way? Either way, now that you mention it, it does kind of sound like Self-Esteem....huh, weird 0_0

And yeah, the idea is to try to write songs across the board (genre-wise), so if we ever do go anywhere with this, people can't say, "Oh, they changed their style later on, they SOLD OUT," because we can just say, "No, no, we always played everything from the start."

We still have to wade through the hip-hop and folk genres, but....well, maybe we can skip those? Hah....

Free?
10-04-2008, 05:48 AM
Folk and hip-hop heh. I'm sure you can skip em :).
And the intro was simply weird, neither in a good or bad way.

Static_Martyr
10-10-2008, 12:47 AM
New acoustic version of Have You Ever off of Americana~ It's 5:02.

http://rapidshare.com/files/152581341/Have_You_Ever__acoustic_.mp3.html
http://www.sendspace.com/file/982fo2

I decided to try something different (I got bored today~). I'd be stoked to hear what you guys think :)

Free?
10-10-2008, 04:18 AM
Wow, maestro! Very emotional and heart moving cover! *wipes a tear*. Bravo! ;)

Static_Martyr
10-10-2008, 06:49 AM
^Aw, shucks :) Thanks much!

Static_Martyr
10-10-2008, 08:21 AM
I got bored this morning (again) and did my Nitro (Youth Energy) cover for the Smash album. It's acoustic (of course), kind of in the same style as Have You Ever but with a different spin:

http://rapidshare.com/files/152677353/Nitro__Youth_Energy__-_acoustic.mp3
http://www.sendspace.com/file/8tfhhx

Enjoy (or don't)!

Static_Martyr
10-17-2008, 06:23 PM
New track at last! Sorry for the wait :(

http://rapidshare.com/files/155049383/The_Underdog.mp3.html
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ot5e8e

It's kind of a classic rock/rockabilly type thing. I'm not really familiar with the genre, though, so I hesitate to call it purely "classic rock." It just has this weird retro feel to me, for some reason 0_0 In any case, it's called "The Underdog." Here are the lyrics....and if you guys could give me some opinions, that would be quite fine and dandy and it would make my weekend, as I spent all day working on this~

Everybody says that they've been violated
Everybody says that we're discriminated
Such a shame it is that we're all so atrocious
That we'll try to milk someone else's injustice
Makes me wonder why the view seems so good from here
If everything's going down to Hell from here
The world's been coming to an end since it began

Seen it on the TV, I know that it's for me
I wanna be the one who kills complacency
Sparking racial tensions for honorable mention
I wanna live inside an alternate dimension
Where I'm violated, I've been desecrated
If they think my life can fuel the prime-time machine
They might let me in....they might show me some respect!

(Yeah, right....)

If everyone's the underdog, then who's on the top?
When everybody's trying to be something they're not
Does it make it any better just to know that you're alone?
You try to wear the jacket when it's too fucking hot
Just so you can get on camera for a 10-second spot
And I think that's plenty of Elmer's glue in your hair
(You try to be yourself but you don't know anymore
Distracted by the groupies breaking down your front door
All this attention's piercing down to the bone)

Calling bullshit on the Christian fascist leaders
All the money schemes and the crocodile tears
Outcasts calling out the organized religions - hey
At least they're making all their own decisions
Play the underdog card, everybody does it
Nobody will question you or call on you because
It's the forbidden game that nobody wants to play

You can't win....

If you win, you'll be rejected by your family
Just stick to the bottom where it's fine and dandy
Just stick to the bottom....

If everyone's the underdog, then who's on the top?
When everybody's trying to be something they're not
Does it make it any better just to know that you're alone?
You try to wear the jacket when it's too fucking hot
Just so you can get on camera for a 10-second spot
And I think that's plenty of Elmer's glue in your hair

Who's the real underdog now?!

Free?
10-19-2008, 04:30 AM
I've enjoyed that groovy song much, thank you!

Static_Martyr
10-19-2008, 11:27 AM
^:) Schweet~

Static_Martyr
10-19-2008, 08:00 PM
New track! Well, again, not really new. Another Offspring cover; Jennifer Lost The War.

http://rapidshare.com/files/155685332/Jennifer_Lost_The_War.mp3.html
http://www.sendspace.com/file/11kyow

I got bored again this afternoon....

Static_Martyr
10-24-2008, 09:33 PM
Three new tracks up and running! Steve and I got together today and did some recordings; one traditional, one strange, and one alternative:

Just Like You -- a traditional "punk/pop" song, written by me
http://rapidshare.com/files/157289502/Just_Like_You.mp3.html
http://www.sendspace.com/file/kjiz98

Batman -- a cover of the 60's TV show theme song
http://rapidshare.com/files/157290657/Batman.mp3.html
http://www.sendspace.com/file/huuxp5

Backseat Love -- an alt-rock/rap type thing, written by Steve
http://rapidshare.com/files/157291121/Backseat_Love.mp3.html
http://www.sendspace.com/file/fx73lx

And the lyrics:

Just Like You

"Might makes right, it's what everybody thinks
As long as you agree with me
We can't determine truth from a neutral point of view

I feel what I feel and that's all that's real
You just don't understand the conditions of the deal
It's not about the truth, it's about what's right for me

I don't want to hear your circumstances
Everything you say breaks my romances
I can't control myself, so I'll control you

You don't believe in me, so I won't forgive you
You can't trust yourself unless I'm there beside you
No one knows the truth except for me

Look in my eyes and you'll see through my disguise
A man in his forties who can't wait until he dies
A life he'll gladly waste just to see you burn

Hell is not for me, it's for you motherfuckers
Every single thing caught in the destruction
No one will survive, and that's fine by me

'Cause I'm a post-apocalyptic self-loathing child-beating
woman-hating masturbating deprecating self-defacing
motherfucker just like you....I'm just like you

I'm just like you
(Except I'm right....)"

Backseat Love

"(Let's) let love take the backseat
(Let's) let love take a hike
(Let's) let love take the backseat
And everything will be alright

Let's fuck with the windows open
Gotta try and remove that stank (Damn!)
You can't do this when a ring's on ya finger
That shit will forever linger
Longer than the stankiest stank
Ranker than the rankest rank
Adultery ain't fun
Adultery ain't nice
So fuck the marriage, so we can fuck all night!

(Let's) let love take the backseat
(Let's) let love take a hike
(Let's) let love take the backseat
And everything will be alright

Within this puss is the prize
That you waited for all ya life
Ain't no strings, no lasting bliss
Just suck, fuck, pull, and then a kiss
A kiss on ya nose to say goodnight
Thank "Your" god she aint your wife
Tomorrow night's another fling
More guts to kill, NOW FUCKING SING...

(Let's) let love take the backseat
(Let's) let love take a hike
(Let's) let love take the backseat
And everything will be alright

You get the idea
The message is clear
Fuck love! Fuck commitment!
And best of all....
Fuck that bitch in her ass!"

Batman

Umm....Batman?

If you have the time (and have a Myspace), by all means try to drop by the Myspace page and tell us what ya think! If you don't have a Myspace, you can always just leave feedback here. Thanks much in advance!

http://www.myspace.com/staticmartyr

--Tim

Free?
10-25-2008, 05:06 AM
Haha, I see you had fun times there. Batman and Backseat Love are funny, especially Backseat Love. It has something I can't explain, fuck all the "trupunx-or-not-or-whatever-it-should-be-labeled" crap. Backseat Love IS great! Oh, I think it has some Powerman 5000 vibe, <3 it!
Also good work on Jeniffer and Just Like You! Keep on (punk)rocking, experimenting, doing whatever the fuck you want and having fun :) \m/

Static_Martyr
10-25-2008, 10:05 AM
^:)

Thanks much! And yes, it was much fun~

Static_Martyr
10-26-2008, 10:31 PM
I wrote this song to commemorate a special occasion. Don't expect anything flashy; just straight up traditional hardcore, nothing more (something like 35 seconds). It's called "Gotta Do Whatcha Gotta Do."

http://rapidshare.com/files/157915241/Gotta_Do_Whatcha_Gotta_Do.mp3.html
http://www.sendspace.com/file/dmmf84

Lyrics:

"Blackness overhead
Destruction in my head
I'm feeling like I'm bleeding like I'm dying
Like I'm dead

Overloaded sigh
My senses cranked on high
Don't want to die God knows I try
I cannot just sit by

Fuck this, fuck that, fuck everything
Fuck silver jewels and fuck diamond rings
Fuck the kids and fuck the truth
Just fuck it all, fuck everything
But you."

Free?
10-27-2008, 04:38 AM
It's a good thing that you posted lyrics because I find it pretty impossible to figure them out by ear lol :p.

Static_Martyr
10-27-2008, 09:41 AM
Yeah, something like that. After I recorded it, I was listening to it and thinking AFI meets Minor Threat. Not really great, but it's not really supposed to be great, it's supposed to be furious >:(

Static_Martyr
10-30-2008, 08:54 PM
Say, new song up! Dare I call it "hip-hop?" I'm not sure if that's what it is; we totally scrapped the guitars for this one. The only instruments are a keyboard and drums (we used keyboards for the main riff and for the bass), and we tried some new ideas for harmonics and background vocals. Think "The Network," except more hip-hop than electronica.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/haeoht

BTW, here's a loud FUCK YOU to rapidshare for instigating a 10-download-per-file rule for all of my uploads. I'm going full on with sendspace now, ya stupid douches!

(j/k, I'm sure there's probably a halfway decent reason for that)

Anyway, lyrics (these are Steve's, BTW):

WISDOM BITCH

"She had to run up the bills
so now her legs shake with thrill
She had to have that couch
now she's taking it in her mouth

Born and raised in New Orleans
and that's where she lost her dreams
Bourbon Street smells of sin
but to her it reeks of all the
men she's fucked for cash to pay
for all the things she's bought
all along the way ...... HEY!

and after hours brings out the tears
Fucked up bitch of the year!
She crying, dieing.
She doesn't care.
as long as her fix
gets her where
she needs to go.
She's on the floor
screaming for more
Fuck Me! Fuck Me! until I'm sore!
I want to cry. I want to feel pain.
I want to feel you inside me again.

You hurt me, leave me.
and I can dig
the way you grab me
and then you dig
yourself inside me
and I cry
"My Dad this to me WHEN I WAS FIVE!"

Don't stop. Please keep at it
Don't you even sweat it.
I saw a shrink. and she said it's fine.
It could have been worse. i could have died.
and I wouldn't be here.
making you smile.
This never would have been worth your while.
but of course, my friend Steph
can take your cock and balls in one breath
and I'm not skilled just startin' anew
hell, I'm lucky to even fuck you.
I need the money. I gotta survive
5-9, and I won't be alive.
You understand. You hear my plea.
I see it in your eyes.
Now, come fuck me...."

Free?
10-31-2008, 07:36 AM
Keyboards are cool. Might be a new subdirection in your art. Backseat Love and Wisdom Bitch both are funny to listen.

Static_Martyr
10-31-2008, 07:46 AM
:)

And is it just me, or does the second one (Wisdom Bitch) sound kind of Chinese, on the keyboards? I don't know why, but the more I listen to it, the more I hear that...weird 0_0

Oh, and thanks~

Free?
10-31-2008, 12:17 PM
Yeah, most likely that feeling comes from old classic games music like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMjmEJxHD7w&feature=related .

Static_Martyr
10-31-2008, 01:43 PM
Well, to be fair, that was Chun-Li's stage in SF2. That was kind of aiming for the Chinese sound, ya know? I didn't really intend it that way, it just kind of happened....

But in any case, I figured out why. The "Chinese" scale is based largely on the major pentatonic scale, which is one of the scales that I do for keyboard improv/riffage. That, combined with the particular "synthy" tone that I used on that particular track, kind of gels together to create this nostaligic, almost Chinese-sounding tune 0_0

Free?
11-01-2008, 08:05 AM
But in any case, I figured out why. The "Chinese" scale is based largely on the major pentatonic scale, which is one of the scales that I do for keyboard improv/riffage. That, combined with the particular "synthy" tone that I used on that particular track, kind of gels together to create this nostaligic, almost Chinese-sounding tune 0_0"

Haha, yes, I think I was trying to say all of that stuff in my previous post. I didn't say that you were aiming to sound Chinese there :))

Static_Martyr
11-02-2008, 03:46 PM
New song!

http://www.sendspace.com/file/vbg6sv

Well actually, this is a song I wrote for this side project Steve has called "The Great American Noise Machine." It's called, "Please Leave The Room," and here are the words:

"I've got a thing that I want to show you
I just want to get to better know you

A part of me that I can't believe
A decomposing piece of granite in my head
A recognition with which I can't bear to live
I'd rather be dead

Please leave the room (if this will offend you)
Please leave the room (so I can end my life)
Please leave the room (or just pretend)

I've got a thing that's split wide open
And I don't know why I ever had any hope in it

A piece of truth that I can't get around
A searing agony suppressing my doubt
A bunch of friends I don't know anymore
I'd rather blow off my head

I hope that you can learn something
I'll pass this on to you
When you're in that awful place
There's nothing you can do

So....

Please leave the room (if this will offend you)
Please leave the room (so I can end my life)
Please leave the room (or just pretend)."

Free?
11-02-2008, 03:56 PM
Cool stuff. You guys are hypercreative. I wish Offspring would make new songs every 2-3 days :-].

Static_Martyr
11-02-2008, 04:25 PM
:D

Yeah, well part of that is because I have a TON of free time and a lot of thinking to do....but I saw this one band on Myspace doing this thing where they do a new song every week for a whole year, and I thought that'd be a cool idea (since we kind of do that anyway, to an extent --- we occasionally go two or three weeks with nothing new, but occasionally we'll drop 2 or 3 in the same night~).

And thanks :)

Static_Martyr
11-10-2008, 05:21 PM
Alright, new shitty demo!

http://www.sendspace.com/file/p7uyoc

It's called "Swing," and it's gonna be the intro track (after the spoken-word intro; it's the first "song" track) on our new album/EP thing we're self-releasing. Here's the lyrics:

"You're in the ring again
Blindfolded on both sides
Voices coming at you
But you are never ready

It's in the eyes
The place you don't want to be
Don't understand, don't figure out
Just swing for your life

If you aim for the neck, then you'll see
A violent side that you don't want to be
Is this your legacy? It's what you long to leave behind
When you finally die

Your turn to sing again
It's not that you don't know the words
It's more like there aren't any
An instrumental violation

Your turn to swing again
Your turn to sing again
You see the hurt, don't know the words

If you don't aim for the vein, then you'll see
The violence subsides, leaves behind a human being
This is my tribute, this is my offering to you
Before you finally die

It's just a tragedy
It's all inside of me
Just swing for your life."

_Lost_
11-11-2008, 06:35 PM
Oh my... I didn't realize how many songs you had posted! I just downloaded them from americana 08 on... wow... listening now. I'll tell you my thoughts when i am done. HAHA! nananananana BATMAN!

Static_Martyr
11-14-2008, 03:21 PM
Okay, this is our new fuckaroo band page: Great American Noise Machine!! It's basically all the weird/chaotic/nonsense stuff left over from Static Martyr, plus some original stuff written mostly by the other dudes in the band:

http://www.myspace.com/youreundoingmybeltwronghun

Two new songs, which we recorded Wednesday night --- "Long Road of Loneliness," and "Red State of Denial," both of which will be on the GANM EP called "White Flag of Surrender." Lemme know whatcha think if you can find the time to listen (shouldn't be too hard --- Red State is 54 seconds, Long Road is 1:23).

:D

Free?
11-16-2008, 04:06 AM
Your last 3 songs are more like Static Martyr than GANM. Still cool stuff though ;].

Static_Martyr
11-16-2008, 07:14 AM
I just checked the page again....I didn't see White Flag there the first time 0_0 Apparently they've decided to use that for GANM. Before, we had been thinking about using that as the intro track to our next Static Martyr album (kind of like 'Time to Relax' or 'Intro' from Smash and CO1, respectively....albeit a bit longer; maybe more like "The End" from MCR's The Black Parade).

So yeah, White Flag actually is technically Static Martyr --- I wrote all the music and Steve wrote all the lyrics. Allen wrote Red State and Steve wrote Long Road; so ironically, the stuff that sounds more SM-y is actually stuff that was not written by myself or Steve 0_0

But also, we're trying to merge the projects. I don't know how we'll handle that site-wise (which myspace we'll use), but expect more input from the other band members (we have 5 now, yay! GANM has a bassist, a drummer and two singers --- Steve and Allen), and be expecting more across-the-board random shit that nonetheless appears to have a watered-down rock edge~

Static_Martyr
11-17-2008, 06:06 AM
This isn't really related to the band per se, but I've started a video series on my blog called "Solo Series" where I just have brief clips of myself playing solos from different songs on the guitar. It's mostly just an experiment with videos on my Myspace (I don't have any other videos at the moment 0_0), but maybe you'd like to see them?

http://www.myspace.com/timandjeffrey

That's my personal myspace. If you just click "view my videos" below the profile pic, it'll take you right to 'em. The only one that's done processing at the time of this posting is "The Hell Song" by Sum 41, but there are two others on their way (Tom Morello's solo from Anti-Flag's "Depleted Uranium Is A War Crime" and the solo from "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid"), and later I'll be putting up another one (the full solo from our song, Static Martyr).

So have fun with that (or don't)~

--Tim

Static_Martyr
11-23-2008, 12:22 PM
Alright, I went back and completely re-did the second and third solos (about 2-3 bars each) for this song, "Your Name (In Joke Form)," and the sendspace link is at the end of this post for anyone who's interested; I'd basically just like anyone who has a minute to give it a listen and rate my guitar playing on the second and third (and first, if you haven't heard it yet) solos. I'm trying to move beyond just running up and down the pentatonic scale, although most of my playing is still heavily minor-pentatonic- and blues-derived, and seeing that it took me as long as it has to realize that the original second and third solos from this song were almost identical to the one in "100 Nights With Pop-Pop," I'd really *really* *really* appreciate an extra, unbiased ear :)

No hurries, though; I'm using this one no matter what kind of review it gets, I just want kind of a rough "1 to 10" estimate of how this sounds; think of it as "rating my sound."

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: I guess what I mean is....whether or not you play guitar....is my technique really obvious? That's what I'm worried about; I've gotten to the point where I've started recognizing some of the simple cliches of guitar playing that a lot of "pop-rock" bands utilize, and they just kind of feel lazy to me....I'm terribly afraid of suffering the same dilemma myself. So what I mean is, as you're listening, do you hear any little "moves" or "tricks" that seem really common or overused in guitar playing? I tried to be creative and blend several different styles together to make something that I hoped was different, and I feel like I did an alright job. So what do you think?

http://www.sendspace.com/file/im79xg

ad8
11-24-2008, 07:10 AM
Well, I did notice that there are certain patterns you use in every solo... and I noticed that you use the pentatonic scale quite often... but I don't think that it's making the sound worse. It rather characterises the sound. And btw: I love "Your name in joke form":)

Static_Martyr
11-24-2008, 03:52 PM
Yeah, I know, I hate that :( It's like I do it without even realizing it. That's one of the things I'm working on, though, so it should be getting less apparent with each song I record (if I'm doing it right 0_0).

And thanks, Steve is always stoked to hear that someone likes one of his songs~

Free?
11-25-2008, 04:52 AM
The second and third solos are definitely re-done in a better way than they were. I definitely can hear the difference.
And I don't think that you should worry that much about your solo's. It's alright if they are written in the same way, it's not your third released album, so you can't really say that you're being repetitive or something.
I can't write solos, but I think one thing you might try to change is that you play solos with the same rhythm, so you might put some slower/faster (from the usual solo rhythm) parts in them. You know, like slide-bridges or faster shreds. I hope I don't sound like a fool and you can get what I mean. :) Easy for me to say huh :J.

Static_Martyr
11-25-2008, 05:13 AM
No, that actually makes a lot of sense; the repeating bend there in the middle of the second one was actually the first time I've ever tried to "break the rhythm," so to speak. It occurred to me after reading your post that, in retrospect, it could very well be the ocassional breaking of the rhythm that makes a solo feel like it's more than just a bunch of notes in a song....at least, giving it that quality that belongs to so many of my favorite solos :)

I have some ideas now~ Coincidentally, I also have a few songs to record....unfortunately, they're gonna have to wait until later this week, maybe this weekend 0_0 I'm almost done with this game, Persona 3, and I'll probably be playing it the next two days between work and sleep....it's one of those things I just can't put down until I'm done with it, see ;)

ad8
11-25-2008, 06:34 AM
Yeah, I know, I hate that :( It's like I do it without even realizing it. That's one of the things I'm working on, though, so it should be getting less apparent with each song I record
I know that, too. I try to write different solos and I end up playing the pentatonic scale up and down:D But as long as it sounds good, I don't see no reason to stop it. Free? points it out very well:

It's alright if they are written in the same way, it's not your third released album, so you can't really say that you're being repetitive or something.
And in my opinion, it's better to play the pentatonic scale once again if it fits with the song than to insert some jazz arpeggios that don't fit at all. I mean, most people that listen to music probably don't even know what a scale is and just pay attention to the sound itself;)

Static_Martyr
11-25-2008, 02:11 PM
I know that, too. I try to write different solos and I end up playing the pentatonic scale up and down But as long as it sounds good, I don't see no reason to stop it. Free? points it out very well:

Yeah, but that still makes me nervous....it doesn't completely dismiss the possibility that, if I keep playing this way without changing anything, I might still be using the exact same techs in a year or two, or maybe an album or two....I mean, most people don't know scales, you're right, but there's a part of me that thinks people will start to notice if the same few notes are repeated over and over and over across several albums (even if only on one or two songs)...

...or maybe I'm just paranoid? 0_0 In any case, I will still probably be using minor pentatonic/blues to base most of my stuff on....I'm just trying to figure out different ways to play it at the moment. I mean, there are hundreds of ways to play those notes --- shred, bend, unison bend, slide, mute, scratch, feedback, staccato, sweep, etc. --- I just need to learn how to do them :D

And in my opinion, it's better to play the pentatonic scale once again if it fits with the song than to insert some jazz arpeggios that don't fit at all. I mean, most people that listen to music probably don't even know what a scale is and just pay attention to the sound itself

Yeah....I notice a lot of the songs I use the MP scale in tend to have the same or similar chord progressions. Maybe that's it?

In any case, thanks for the advice, folks~ It's really gotten me thinking :)

Free?
11-25-2008, 05:44 PM
Relax, Tim. It'll be alright. Yeah, you're simply paranoid, nothing serious to worry about! ;P I'm sure you'll discover many new moves on writing music. The fact that you're worried that much proves that you will not keep your hands down and just follow the road you already know, you'll try to find some new paths. Like you already did, your songs are diverse. Punk, hardcore, rockabilly, keyboard, acoustic: doesn't look like you just keep making clone songs.

Static_Martyr
11-26-2008, 07:32 AM
I guess all I'm really worried about is stagnation....when I first started playing, I would always practice like 5-7 hours a day and I felt like I was getting better all the time....but then I would hit a brick wall with something, like when I first started alternate picking (up-down-up instead of down-down-down); I couldn't even trill the same note on the same string, much less do any of the frilly shit that comes with soloing. I tried for months and months and months, practicing to the intro solo from "Idiot's Revenge" by The Bottle Rockets, and I got nowhere. Jack squat. Still sucked after three months, just as bad as when I first started. I got disheartened, and almost quit playing for awhile.

Then, one day, like a god-damned miracle.....I got up and started playing, and I realized I could just play it. Like I'd known how my whole life. Just like that, I could do it 0_0 It was like a "Level-up" in an RPG; it's like the whole time I was practicing, I was earning Experience Points, and when I finally accrued enough, my skill level just "increased" on the spot. Weirdest thing that ever happened to me.....although now it's kinda the norm. Anytime I learn a new trick or a new song, that's how it goes. I can't and I can't and I can't, and then BOOM! I can. I love it and I hate it 0_0 Although I'm glad for the "can" part that comes at the end.

Anyway, [/ramble]. I'm bringing this up because I want to say, I'm working on some new techniques (finger tapping, rapid hammer-on/pull-off, and sweep), and I'm getting fucking nowhere with all three. I can't really use them in songs until I get better, so I'm stuck doing the stuff I already know until that magic POP! happens and I can do one or all of them. And so I'm in this rut where I realize I need to expand, I just can't for the time being. It sucks :(

ad8
11-26-2008, 08:09 AM
I notice a lot of the songs I use the MP scale in tend to have the same or similar chord progressions. Maybe that's it?:)

Yeah... I think that's it. But that's a normal thing. If you'd write a song with some jazz chord progression, you'd also play the harmonic minor scale / arpeggios of the chords and not the pentatonic scale. On the other hand, it's totally normal that you play the pentatonic scale on your punk/rock songs. Something else just wouldn't fit. So relax, friend:D

P.S.: and why don't you check your myspace? Someone might want to add you;)

Static_Martyr
11-26-2008, 07:25 PM
Got a new one for ya~ It's called "This Is My Love For You," and it was written and voiced by Allen and Steve. It's kind of a Depeche Mode meets U2 kind of thing, if that makes sense. Oh, and with some hardcore vocals 0_0

http://www.sendspace.com/file/3q8g1k

No lyrics right now; I'll have to get 'em from Steve later. We also did a funny piece called "Feel This Fill That," behind which there is actually a story (I'll explain later, I only have a moment right now). Later~

P.S. We're done with the first Great American Noise Machine EP, called "White Flag Of Surrender," and we're currently working on the joint project to follow (Static Martyr + GANM), called "Saviors of Flavor" :D

ad8
11-28-2008, 01:32 PM
Got a new one for ya~ It's called "This Is My Love For You," and it was written and voiced by Allen and Steve. It's kind of a Depeche Mode meets U2 kind of thing, if that makes sense. Oh, and with some hardcore vocals 0_0

Pretty good stuff:) But I didn't hear any U2. (I mean "I like it" = "there's no U2":D)

Static_Martyr
11-28-2008, 02:15 PM
Ha! Well, to each his/her own, I suppose~ I actually like a lot of U2. Kind of an early form of ambient new-wave, I guess. I also like the Edge's brilliant use of delay pedals to create a pseudo-orchestrated feel. That's what I meant by "there's some U2 in there," BTW --- I didn't actually use a delay pedal, but I was shooting for a kind of echo-ring style of chord-riffing.

And thanks :)

Static_Martyr
11-29-2008, 12:36 PM
Gots a new one for ya! This one's for Noise Machine, and it's a cover of the introductory rap song from Person 3 for PS2:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/w2zaq0

It's kind of half-funny (because there's no way I can sing as good as the people in the song, so I "improvised," say, NOFX style?), and half-serious, because this is a really bad-ass song. Here's the youtube video of the original for comparison's sake; it would be awesome if you could let me know what you think of my version, both as a comparison to the original and as a stand-alone. Thanks in advance!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUVogkgWcEc

EDIT: And while you check that out, check out this other one. It's officially the coolest song in Persona 3~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSq_nfTs4Ko

These songs make me wish I had rhythm....-_-

Static_Martyr
12-01-2008, 08:00 PM
Okay, this is a completely insane, dischordant, structureless party song with a repeating chorus for sing-along purposes; when we start playing live, we're gonna play this one a lot (at least I hope so~). Judging it from that perspective, I'd really like to hear what you guys think :)

http://www.sendspace.com/file/1m06ut

It's called "Long Way Down (Battleground)," and here are the lyrics:

"Yeah, it's a long way down
But I'll stick around with a smile
Yeah, it's a battleground
But the feeling takes me higher

If all you gonna do is give up and give in
Then get down and get out
'Cause that ain't the way the world spins
Under every rock, around every corner
Someone try to put you to a stop before you carry out your order
Try to understand they do it 'cause of morals
Kick 'em to the curb before they make our future for us
'Cause the rims of time keep spinning
And you don't want to belong where you're wrong at the beginning

You got no substance
I thought you'd be above this
Get up, get off the ground and let's resolve this
20/20 hindsight
Ain't no good with blind sight
Dead eyes won't make it through the day, so you can fuck the night

Hell on earth ain't about what it's worth
Coming back around now
Taking you to town now
Gonna lift you up, bring you down
Show you what it's all about now
Don't give up
Let the people show you up
And when the time is right, show your uppercut
Stuck in a rut
Like a fat ass stuck in a chair
You come out swinging with your hands in the air
Tell the boys it's time to rejoice
Time for the people to scream with one voice
Now come on, America, make some noise

Gonna make it through
Pass it on to you
Don't make my mistakes and go through what I been through

Save who you can save
Don't you be a slave
Get up, get out and get down before the second wave

Make it through, make it through for you
Make it through, make it better for you...."

Free?
12-04-2008, 07:49 AM
I checked all the links, I have to say that the original Persona tracks didn't impress me, most likely because I didn't play that game and it doesn't mean anything to me, your cover was ways much better to my ear :).
Long Way Down reminded me of some song, I can't recall it, but the chorus has it. I like.
Oh and My Love is good too. I can hear "Feelings" vibe in the first verse riff. And what a solo! Definitely something different from your previous solos.

Static_Martyr
12-04-2008, 03:57 PM
I checked all the links, I have to say that the original Persona tracks didn't impress me, most likely because I didn't play that game and it doesn't mean anything to me, your cover was ways much better to my ear :).
Long Way Down reminded me of some song, I can't recall it, but the chorus has it. I like.
Oh and My Love is good too. I can hear "Feelings" vibe in the first verse riff. And what a solo! Definitely something different from your previous solos.

(1) Persona 3 has a soundtrack that kind of has to grow on you over time; I totally understand what you mean here, because I actually hated the soundtrack when I first started playing....but I don't know what happened, right around the halfway point, I just kinda fell in love with it 0_0 It's mostly J-pop and rap and techno, genres I used to hate....but I say, this game has totally opened my mind to these genres because it's given me several situations in which I can tap into the emotional impact of music as a whole, in defiance of genre....if that makes sense 0_0 I think I've actually figured out how to listen to music without giving a shit what genre it is. An amazing feat for me, considering how sensitive I was to such things just a few weeks ago~

Of course, that could all just be that Persona 3 is a bad-ass game and I like anything associated with it :D But I like to think it's at least a little of both.

(2) I'm glad you like Long Way Down :D I wrote it after work the other day (to keep me away from playing my Persona 3 FES follow-up~). I really like the rhythm of the words in the Persona 3 songs, and I wanted to see if I could do some weird rhythms (like in the P3FES song, where he says, "Every man's gotta fight the fear/I'm the first to admit it, sheer thoughts provoke the new era/become a big terror/but my only rival is my shadow, rewind, then play back and fix my own error;" I really like the way the rhythm kinda spirals off out of time, goes crazy for half a measure, then wraps neatly around to fix in time with the next bar....it's like the MC is mocking the rhythm, almost! Like, "hah! I can speed way up and then do some tricks and come back down, all in time for the next measure!"). So I'm totally going to be incorporating this method into a lot of my work from now on; I really, really like how this whole rap thing is with regard to rhythm --- I never thought I'd hear a genre that made me listen to the drums as the lead instrument!

(3) As for My Love, you can thank Allen for that one~ I wrote the actual notes for the solo, but he wrote the placement (i.e. "solo here, riff there, etc."). I helped with some of the melody, too, but by and large that was an Allen song. Steve's in there somewhere, too (I think during the part where they're saying, "This is love, don't think it's hate;" I think you can hear him screaming there somewhere). And the intro riff was definitely feelings-inspired; I was worried it might have been too close (it was actually identical at first), so we changed it up some. I couldn't change the whole thing because it fit the progression too well 0_0

It was also Allen's idea to play the solo that way, though; I tried doing my traditional thing and he said, "No, don't moustache it up!" (that's an inside joke, sort of; that song "Red State of Denial" on Noise Machine's site has a solo that I tried to play in a mock-70's southern-rock style, and Steve and Allen started calling it "Moustache Rock" because it sounded like something some southern guy with a big moustache would play). So you can probably thank Allen for most of that song~ No bends and all, that was his idea.

Aye, I seem to have rambled again....in any case, thanks for the listen! I would say that you can now download Noise Machine's EP in full, but I think you already have most of it....in case you don't, though, or if you know anyone who doesn't and wants it, here's where you can get it for free:

http://sites.google.com/site/ganmyo/

The tracks are (IIRC):

1. Backseat Love
2. Please Leave The Room
3. Wisdom Bitch
4. Long Road of Loneliness
5. Red State of Denial
6. My Love For You

and I think White Flag was on there, too, but there are only those 6 on the Myspace (you can't have more than 6 on Myspace....argh), and so it could just be that it wouldn't fit on the Myspace. Anyway, enjoy (or don't)!

--Tim

Free?
12-07-2008, 05:54 AM
I'm kinda getting addicted to the Noise Machine's compilation.

Static_Martyr
12-07-2008, 04:30 PM
(Smiley face!)

:D

Static_Martyr
12-23-2008, 09:06 AM
Alright, new song at last! My computer took a shit on me, so it's been slow going, but we're finally up and recording again~ This one's called "The Answer," and it's more traditional hardcore (think "Us" meets NOFX):

http://www.sendspace.com/file/vvx64d

It's a little messy, but that's because I've gotten a bit rusty (haven't been practicing a whole lot lately....been feeling kinda "meh," headcoldtastic, and whatnot). In any case, enjoy (or don't)!

Lyrics:

"Like an avalanche
Like a bus driving the wrong way down a railroad track
It hit me, and I wondered.....how could it be this way?
How could I not have noticed?
The way things are today
All we wanna do is play, and fuck tomorrow
'Cause tomorrow's another day

In a multitude
In a textbook-definition sense of wonder
It came to me, a realization that nothing I have done
Has been what I have wanted
All I wanna do is stay right here and stagnate
'Cause I can't find the strength to break away

I never realized how much power I can have
I never thought I'd find a way to get the things I never had
I can't explain this revelation
(Or) communicate (my) first-hand sensation
Impossibility becomes so real/surreal

I never thought the answer would be so simple
An understanding consequence of meeting new people
This unforgiving degredation
Second-hand annihilation
Leaves me with no feelings of regret

In a sudden flash
It's all become so clear to me, the things I've done
Where to look and how to go about righting all my wrongs
Where have I been for so long?
No wonder something's wrong
As soon as you believe you've found the answer
You're oh-so-fucking wrong

I can't get through to you
But (that's because) I'm not trying to
It's not my job to make you better
But do you need responsibility to lend a helping hand?
It's your choice to be my enemy or (my) friend."

:D

ad8
12-23-2008, 10:42 AM
Once again, I like it. But there is something that annoys me a bit. It sounds like there's a cut in some parts of the song. Did you change the speed during the song? Anyway, the song itself is great.

Static_Martyr
12-23-2008, 12:01 PM
Nah, actually I was playing with stop-and-starts, fucking with the tempo. Rhythmic experimentation. Like I said, parts of it are messy (I also haven't had time to fuck with cool edit in awhile, so I've got to reacquaint myself with it....gha).

In any case, thanks :D

Free?
12-23-2008, 01:48 PM
Now it's a classic NOFX piece, great! And I like the tempo-messing \o/.

Static_Martyr
12-23-2008, 02:14 PM
:D Well, I'm glad y'all received it so well~ The drums were the hardest part; trying to keep that insane pace going for three minutes killed my shoulder....0-0

Also, I've been sick all week, and all that rattling didn't exactly help my headache....I'm thinking I'll probably wait a few days to record the other ones I've been "saving up" in my head :)

Static_Martyr
01-09-2009, 06:38 PM
Alright, sorry for the long wait folks --- Steve, Allen and myself got together last night and, since then, we have put together four new tracks plus a re-recording of The Answer (to be uploaded later --- I still gotta mess with it). Enjoy (or don't~)!

Here are the links:

Campus Crusaders for Crust = http://www.sendspace.com/file/6iotk6

Johnny White and the Columbine Kid = http://www.sendspace.com/file/qu4mb3

Spin Out and Crash = http://www.sendspace.com/file/x2u1u5

My Depressed Bear = http://www.sendspace.com/file/0xez0f

And the lyrics:

Campus Crusaders for Crust

"I don't know what I want anymore
All I feel is lust
I can't eat these snacks anymore!
But who can I trust?
I want something to eat
Maybe with lots of wheat
I'm gonna get some or bust
I'm gonna get me some crust

I'm going on down to my college dorm
Fillin' me out an entry form
Feel my hunger turning to dust
Thanks to the Campus Crusaders for Crust

Got me a delicious treat
Something healthy I can eat
Won't tear my stomach up
Can I tip you a couple of bucks?
He said, "No thanks, you're guaranteed, son
To have crust of the finest breed
And if you ever need any more
Just call on me"

He said,
"We've made a life decision
This is our holy mission
To provide the best of you
With the very finest Jewish Rye.""

My Depressed Bear

"My depressed bear lives inside the television
My depressed bear lives inside the TV
He says he's fine, but he's hollow inside
My depressed bear is alright

My depressed bear, he's always there when I need him
He brings me up when I'm feeling blue
My depressed bear doesn't have an identity
But he's just fine with me

He likes to wax philosophical
His theories are improbable
He's always thinking
He's always got that inkling
He knows that I'm by his side

My depressed bear is a special kind of friend
He's always there for me when I need a hand
My depressed bear gives me everything I need
'Cause he's a fine friend, indeed

He wants to do the impossible
He might wind up in a hospital
Maybe he thinks too much?
Maybe I'm just a crutch
He knows I'm always by his side."

I don't have the words to the other two at the moment; I think either Steve or Allen still has them. I'll post 'em when I get 'em. In the meantime, I'll be playing SMT: Nocturne until I have to work again :D

Llamas
01-10-2009, 05:03 AM
Dang, you've got a lot of songs. I'll have a listen sometime in the near future...

ad8
01-10-2009, 05:09 AM
Steve, Allen and myself got together last night and, since then, we have put together four new tracks plus a re-recording of The Answer (to be uploaded later --- I still gotta mess with it). Enjoy (or don't~)!
Sweet!:) Looking forward to The Answer... that song definately grew on me.
I like the Campus Crusaders for Crust, whereas I didn't immediately like Johnny White and the Columbine Kid and Spin Out and Crash... but I'll listen through them a few more times and then see if I either like them better or have any constructive criticism.
Wow at My Depressed Bear! I wouldn't have expected you to make such a song, but I like it. Very good work!

Free?
01-10-2009, 06:10 AM
Fuck me if Static Martyr isn't the most solid and productive band around here! More than that, they also have a side-project, the Noise Machine. Great work on lyrics, they really deserve a special mentioning! How many songs have you written already in 6 months? 20-30 or more? Yet you still manage to surprise with some new experiments. This time it was Johny White (which is truly an experimental song) and My Depressed Bear which apparently is one of the catchiest tunes you ever done. Ska-Weezer-something else sound grows on you instantly. Spit out is a Noise Machine type song, Campus Crusaders is a classic Static Martyr one. Keep up the great work, Tim, Steve and Allen!

I think you should make a compilation with all your songs.

ad8
01-10-2009, 06:53 AM
I think you should make a compilation with all your songs.

Yeah. We want an album!:D

Static_Martyr
01-10-2009, 07:55 AM
:D Thanks much, supportive people of the BBS! You are very much appreciated!

As for Spin Out and Johnny White....I actually like Johnny White alright the way it is (it gave me confidence in Allen's musical talent, because he wrote it, sang it, and played drums on it; all I did was play acoustic rhythm in the background). The only thing I really need to fix on that one is to pull back the drums a bit (they're kinda loud, and that odd frequency on the steel drum kinda distorts the chord progression), and to raise the acoustic guitar. The idea was to give it this old country barroom feel, just some powerful acoustic in the mix with a faint drum tick-tack, and some twangy vocals. I really shoulda messed with it before I uploaded it, but truth be told, after I finished mixing MDB and CCFC last night, I couldn't help but upload all four....I just love uploading new stuff, and I though, "Hey, why not upload four? That'll compensate for the downtime, right?" Hah~

But seriously, as for Spin out, I need to add a bass line and some keyboards to that one (and maybe some vocal lines), so it's kind of only half-done for the moment. See, when Steve and Allen are over, we tend to get the very basics of the track, but after they go home and I start mixing shit, I tend to play with things and add things and it sometimes becomes this completely different song. I had like 6 hours to work on MDB and another 2 to work on CCFC, whereas I've only worked on the other two for about 45 minutes to an hour, each.

Also, any criticism is always appreciated~ Hell, I'm just stoked that people took the time to listen to it in the first place!

ad8
01-10-2009, 08:16 AM
Ah, I know now why Johnny White and Spin Out sounded so strange to me:D Spin Out indeed needs a bassline. And the vocals in Johnny White seem to not fit with the song imo, but maybe the guitar just needs to be a bit louder.

Static_Martyr
01-10-2009, 10:26 PM
Alright, I fixed up Johnny White and Spin Out/Crash. Try these:

Johnny White = http://www.sendspace.com/file/jcpqrp

^I pulled the volume back on the drums, and I also adjusted them so they were in the same key as the guitar and vocals. Someone pointed out (and rightly so) that the vocals didn't fit, but I played the guitar part specifically so that they would fit....which can only mean that the guitar is not prominent enough to imply the right progression, whereas the drums are too prominent and drown out the progression. So I upped the guitar and dropped the drums, and I left the vocals as they were. This should help greatly~

Spin Out and Crash = http://www.sendspace.com/file/33gqxh

I added a bass line and some overlapping funk guitar for this one....I really think it would benefit if we removed the keyboard lines during the verse, though....for some reason, I can't get them to wrap around the bass and guitar; they're just ever-so-slightly out of tune, in such a precise way that it's impossible to reconcile them by editing....if you notice, during the "it's all done/I hope you've had your fun" part, the bass and guitar are in perfect tune, whereas during the verse and chorus, the guitar seems out of tune. This is because of the keyboard's weird tuning. I asked for Steve's input on this, since he and I kinda collaborated on the keyboard part. If he's cool with it, I'll take it out because I think it muddies up the mix.

ad8
01-11-2009, 06:19 AM
Alright, I fixed up Johnny White and Spin Out/Crash. Try these:

Johnny White = http://www.sendspace.com/file/jcpqrp

^I pulled the volume back on the drums, and I also adjusted them so they were in the same key as the guitar and vocals. Someone pointed out (and rightly so) that the vocals didn't fit, but I played the guitar part specifically so that they would fit....which can only mean that the guitar is not prominent enough to imply the right progression, whereas the drums are too prominent and drown out the progression. So I upped the guitar and dropped the drums, and I left the vocals as they were. This should help greatly~

Spin Out and Crash = http://www.sendspace.com/file/33gqxh

I added a bass line and some overlapping funk guitar for this one....I really think it would benefit if we removed the keyboard lines during the verse, though....for some reason, I can't get them to wrap around the bass and guitar; they're just ever-so-slightly out of tune, in such a precise way that it's impossible to reconcile them by editing....if you notice, during the "it's all done/I hope you've had your fun" part, the bass and guitar are in perfect tune, whereas during the verse and chorus, the guitar seems out of tune. This is because of the keyboard's weird tuning. I asked for Steve's input on this, since he and I kinda collaborated on the keyboard part. If he's cool with it, I'll take it out because I think it muddies up the mix.

Thanks for the new versions! The changes really improved the songs and I'm starting to like Spin Out And Crash now:)

Static_Martyr
01-11-2009, 08:04 AM
:D I'm glad it worked out!

Free?
01-11-2009, 04:11 PM
Yeah, your changes gave those songs a bit more ear-friendly, mainstream (:D) sound. For most people it should be a big step forward, but I definitely don't afraid of earlier versions.

Static_Martyr
01-15-2009, 09:52 PM
Alright, we got our jams on this afternoon and pumped out about 4 1/2 songs; basically, 4 songs (one with two versions) and an intro~ Kind of a throwback to the original Static Martyr recording sessions; just two guys, three guitars, a drum machine, a keyboard, and like 15 billion short but awesome hardcore songs :D Enjoy (or don't)!

Succession (0:13) = http://www.sendspace.com/file/p1l1pz

The Hindering (0:40) = http://www.sendspace.com/file/ahrzsb

Spit It Out (0:36) = http://www.sendspace.com/file/wiglh8

Shit Feelings (1:27) = http://www.sendspace.com/file/v2x7by

*Shit Feelings - Beatbox Remix (0:32) = http://www.sendspace.com/file/qeug7w

**You Were Never There, Were You? (3:08) = http://www.sendspace.com/file/w4iceu

*=This is a brief, goofy-ass version of the full song that I recorded behind Steve's whispering vocals, whilst I was trying to convince him to give it a hip-hop-ish beat. I said it would sound really cool if we threw some keyboard in there and gave it a slow, heavy drum beat, and dragged it out a little, and he declined at first, so I made this choppy little demo to show him what I was talking about....I got carried away instead, and needless to say it did not have the effect intended....it's mostly just here for a giggle or two :D

**=Like our earlier song, No Name #7, done in this style, I'll be adding some harmonies and extra guitar to this song before long. In the meantime, feel free to enjoy the dry version~

Anyway, here are the lyrics (all lyrics are Steve's this time):

"The Hindering"

"You gotta' big mouth for spitting
bullshit in my face
I gotta' big dick for fucking
you wife everyday

Talk Shit Once!
Let it slide.
Talk Shit Twice!
You die tonight.

You flappin' your gum's
Talkin' too much
fuckin' insane
and it's driving me nuts

Talk Shit Once!
Let it slide.
Talk Shit Twice!
You die tonight.

You piss and moan
and I'm goin' insane
This baby mama fuckin' drama
got me goin' outta' my
BRAIN!"

"Spit It Out"

"Talk talk talk talk
Talk talk talk talk

get it out! Spit it out!
or shut your fucking mouth!

Talk talk talk talk
Talk talk talk talk

Losin' control! On a roll!
gettin' hot. I gotta go!

Piss and moan
No control
Looking like I'm on a roll
Beat your face
with Bitch Wisdom
Your price is never worth the sum.

Talk talk talk talk
Talk talk talk talk

Shut Your Fucking
Shut Your Fucking
MOUTH!"

"Shit Feelings"

"You resent me!
Well, who the fuck cares?
Self resentment;
I have enough to share

I know that I hurt ya
I did ya fuckin' wrong
Fuck livin' in the past
Attempt at holding strong

I anger you. You anger me.
Who the fuck knew,
That dating friendships
would fuck up my crew.

Now, I'm friendless
hopeless.
with no chance of goin' on.

helpless crying
fuck trying!
It's me.
Not You!"

You Were Never There At All, Were You?

"My mouth is dry from... crying
My eyes are wet from... flying so hi.
I need a doctor to cure me of ills
when the bogey man fetches an animal to kill

He needs a fix for his long white rob
He needs a lover who learns love in Morse code.
I need a fighter who's seen my favorite films
and who sings along in tune to my favorite hymms.

and that person.
that lover.
Just might be you.

I seek a trip for the big West Coast
I must follow the trail of an old Southern ghost.
My ears are open for you to sing your songs
My head is empty tonight, so no sing alongs.

I need a long lost sign from the city above.
To let me know which man she will love.
and if that sign never comes, I'll understand.
and I'll search for the beauty with two open hands

and that person.
that lover.
Just might be you.

Well things work out in the strangest of ways
366 dollars. A leap year of days
and I'm better for the knowing, but not better at all
She understands my delima, but she built this wall.

and I know the sacrifices that she had to make.
to love such a fool who compares to a snake.
Slithery skin and a tongue that'll fork
I thought you were the lady who could understand my sort

but that person
that lover
Never was you

No, it never was you."

ad8
01-16-2009, 06:19 AM
Wow, you guys are... more than super-productive:D
I'll give it a listen now, then post my opinion on the new songs.

Btw: Is the re-recording of The Answer finished yet?

Static_Martyr
01-16-2009, 08:52 AM
Btw: Is the re-recording of The Answer finished yet?

Almost; the music itself is done, I just need to wait until I can get everyone out of my house so I can do vocals (they always come in and complain about how loud I am, interrupting otherwise perfect takes; so I usually wait until everyone's at work or out doing stuff to record).

Free?
01-16-2009, 11:13 AM
It's great to have whole band writing lyrics not a single guy, isn't it? :)
Keep it up!

Static_Martyr
01-16-2009, 01:41 PM
It's great to have whole band writing lyrics not a single guy, isn't it?
Keep it up!

Yeah, it's definitely nice to be able to take a break every now and then and still have people who can pick up the slack. It's kinda like we take turns doing song lyrics --- I'll write three or four, then Steve will write about the same, then maybe Allen will do a couple, and then it's back to me again~ Hopefully Allen will be contributing more in the future, but for now we seem to have trouble all getting our schedules to coincide (it's been once a week for about three weeks now, but that's kind of an abnormality in the grand scheme here).

And as for keeping up....well, you ain't gotta tell us twice!....or even once, really :D

Static_Martyr
01-18-2009, 11:16 AM
Alright, got a new acoustic ballad fer ya~ It's a sequel to "Johnny White and the Columbine Kid" called "Johnny White, Envelope Guru." Here's the link:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/gtvcmu

And lyrics:

"Johnny White, Envelope Guru"

"Oh, Johnny White, he killed all of his friends
Moved up to the mountains to escape the local trends
His .88 tucked away, maybe to use another day
His violent ways forsaken in favor of a sunny day

Well, Johnny heard a rumor from a friend
It said, "Hey, Johnny, ya know, this hatred's gotta end
You oughtta find out what you wanna do, what's best for you
This murderin' ain't right, you need some social limits, too"

He said, "I've found a reason, so I wanna go
I wanna spend my days making envelopes
With lots of pretty lacing and a perfect strip of glue
And I wanna mail those letters, too"

Well, Johnny's friend was taken by surprise
And Johnny, he could tell just from the expression in his eyes
He said, "Bud, don't you judge me, 'cause you know what I do best
Fuck with me, I'll lay you six feet under like the rest"

They say Johnny went postal, but if only they knew
The lengths that crazy Johnny White subjected himself to
He made a thousand envelopes a day for seven years
Until the cops came to those mountains and confirmed his biggest fears
And they arrested him."

ad8
01-18-2009, 12:49 PM
Wow. Johnny White, Envelope Guru = beauty. I liked it right after the first listen.

Free?
01-18-2009, 01:16 PM
Cute ballad, it's also a great thing to create a character who would be mentioned in more than one song, you surprised me again :].

Static_Martyr
01-18-2009, 01:32 PM
Alright, one more for today: The Answer, Version 2.0, finally complete after three weeks of labor! It's not perfect, but it's as damn close as I plan on getting:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/2c3u9t

And of course, new lyrics:

The Answer

"Like an avalanche
Like a bus driving the wrong way down a railroad track
It hit me, and I wondered --- how could it be this way?
How could I not have noticed?
The way things are today
All I wanna do is play, and fuck tomorrow
'Cause tomorrow's another day

In a multitude
In a textbook definition sense of wonder
It came to me, a realization
That nothing I have done
Has been what I have wanted
All I wanna do is stay right here and stagnate
'Cause I can't find the strength to break away

I never realized how much power I can have
Never thought I'd find a way to get the things I never had
I can't explain this revelation
Communicate first-hand sensation
Impossibility becomes so real/surreal

Never thought the answer would be so simple
An understanding consequence of meeting new people
This unforgiving degredation
Second-hand annihilation
Leaves me with no feelings of regret

In a sudden flash
It's all become so clear to me
The things that I have done
Where to look and how to right my wrongs
Where have I been for so long?
No wonder something's wrong!
As soon as you believe you've found the answer
You're oh-so-fucking wrong

I can't get through to you
But I'm not trying to
It's not my job to make you better...
...but do you need responsibility
To lend a helping hand?
It's your choice to be my enemy
Your choice to be my friend

It's not that it's not real
It's just that you can't feel the same forever
So move along now

It's not that you can't deal
It's not supposed to be a drug
But you can't live without it

You might just have the strength to break away...

Can you hear them all, beyond the rise and fall?
They call to you, they ask you for salvation
They don't ask....they fucking beg

And will you drag them through this nightmare?
This vision of reality?
It's what they want to see, or so they say
They tell you, just get on your knees
And pray for glory
But I don't want to be a slave

The answer's always moving because the question is absurd
You haven't told me anything I haven't already heard
Just stupid bullshit condescension;
I'll find my peace, and did I mention?
Truth is such an unforgiving thing....but at least you fucking tried."

EDIT: Ah, crap, didn't see these:

Cute ballad, it's also a great thing to create a character who would be mentioned in more than one song, you surprised me again :].

Hah, many thanks :D I wasn't originally gonna do it with Johnny White (I've had this one planned for a week or so now), but then when I actually sat down to do the lyrics, every time I needed a word, "Johnny White" just drifted into my head...and so it goes~

Wow. Johnny White, Envelope Guru = beauty. I liked it right after the first listen.

Wow, thanks~ I wrote and recorded it in like 15 minutes, which is sort of a new record for me.

ad8
01-19-2009, 10:11 AM
Oh my god. The new version of The Answer blew me away:) + the quality has improved.

Static_Martyr
01-19-2009, 02:47 PM
:D

*is happy*

Also thanks~

But yeah, I was playing with The Answer in CoolEdit the other night, and I was re-sampling the back vocals.....and I found this feature under "noise reduction" that I had never noticed before: "Clip reduction."

@o@

I click on it, and these options come up:

-Restore heavily clipped
-Restore light clipping
-Restore normal

And I'm like, "there is a God...."

So I've been playing with all my old stuff now, messing around with this clip reduction feature....I am quite content now~

ad8
01-20-2009, 05:30 AM
:D

*is happy*

Also thanks~

But yeah, I was playing with The Answer in CoolEdit the other night, and I was re-sampling the back vocals.....and I found this feature under "noise reduction" that I had never noticed before: "Clip reduction."

@o@

I click on it, and these options come up:

-Restore heavily clipped
-Restore light clipping
-Restore normal

And I'm like, "there is a God...."

So I've been playing with all my old stuff now, messing around with this clip reduction feature....I am quite content now~
Hey that's cool. I'm looking forward to some remastered stuff:D
By the way, I noticed a part in The Answer(2). During "cause I can't find the strength to break away" (1:32 - 1:36), the sound seems to "melt" or something(I don't know how to express this). Also, what is that weird noise after the acoustic break begins? Sounds like you're stepping on a newspaper:D

Static_Martyr
01-20-2009, 07:35 AM
By the way, I noticed a part in The Answer(2). During "cause I can't find the strength to break away" (1:32 - 1:36), the sound seems to "melt" or something(I don't know how to express this). Also, what is that weird noise after the acoustic break begins? Sounds like you're stepping on a newspaper

Yeah, I heard that, too :( Gotta fix that. I was fumbling with the lyrics sheet....bad short-term memory, see.

As for the meltingness, I'm not sure what that could be. I'll have to listen to it again~

ad8
01-21-2009, 09:38 AM
As for the meltingness, I'm not sure what that could be. I'll have to listen to it again~

Well, I listened to it again and it seems like there is missing a part of the song (one or two seconds). You can hear it very well when comparing it to the part in The Answer #1.

Static_Martyr
01-21-2009, 06:38 PM
Oh, that? :) I'm a bit relieved now~ See, that was something I did on purpose; I had this picture in my head of the entire band playing the first verse....and then, almost like they can see the chorus coming, they screech to a halt right before it begins, all together in a sort of "skidding" motion (I guess this would be the melting you describe?), and then they just kick back in out of nowhere about a half-second later. As strange as it may sound, that's actually not edited in; that's the way it was played, and the way I intended it.

But if you're criticizing it because you don't like it, that's cool, too~ It's not like I expect all of my ideas to be made of gold. Just chalk it up to wacky experimentation :D

EDIT: Thinking of it like the long-jump event in a triathlon helps; it's like the recoil before the actual leap. Imagine there's an obstacle between the end of the verse and the beginning of the chorus, and the music kind of hesitates before the jump, massing its energy into the next motion....and then there's the leap, and it's not touching the ground, and then it hits the ground full force. After a slight readjustment (maybe a rough landing?), everything's back to normal~

I imagine if there was a video for this song, it would be kinda like "All I Want" by The Offspring (not entirely, just using the guy from the video as an example); picture the guy doing a jump right during that part, then hitting the ground as everything starts up again. Same thing later, on the last note of the solo in version 2.

Have you listened to "Walking Disaster" by Sum 41, off of Underclass Hero? Deryck Whibley does something similar when he ties the slower intro into the faster verse/chorus progression of that song.

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Static_Martyr
01-31-2009, 10:06 AM
Alright, I hesitate to call them "new songs," but we have some new recordings up:

Can Intro = http://www.sendspace.com/file/azf9bl

Hotmouth = http://www.sendspace.com/file/s26fdy

Just a couple of humorous little ditties about nothing, really. Allen wrote both of them; all I did was play drums and keyboards.

As for Can Intro, there's a little story behind that....we always have lots of soda around during recording sessions (usually either Coca-Cola or Orange Crush), and while I was recording the keyboard part for Hotmouth, Allen opened a can of coke and it made that "pt-shhh" noise it makes. In the moment I put two and two together and thought, "The album we're doing is called Saviors of Flavor, right? Flavor....coke....that can be our intro!" So the next time one of us opened a coke, we sampled in the sound and recorded a vocal track underneath it. And that will be the introductory track to our "album" when it's finished.

As for Hotmouth....the vocals need some serious work (we had like 8 overdub vocal tracks at first, but it overloaded so badly that I had to mute half of them....I'm hoping I can get Allen and Steve over sometime in the future so we can work out some kind of coherent melody or harmony or beat or something....I think it could be truly great if we could actually make it listenable~ It could be like a dance-pop song with lyrics so filthy, even the most self-proclaimed "edgy" stations wouldn't want to play it :D But yeah, Hotmouth isn't so much a thing in itself as an harbinger of things to come; we're trying out some different drum beats and stuff. Definitely not traditional "punk" stuff.

Lyrics will be posted later with the final version. As of now I don't have them.

ad8
02-01-2009, 05:46 AM
The Can Intro reminded me of Time To Relax... Ah good old times:D
Hotmouth was ok, but I think the vocals need to be a bit louder/clearer.

Static_Martyr
02-01-2009, 12:00 PM
Yeah, we're re-doing the vocals in Hotmouth from the ground up (save for the Ray Charles/Stevie Wonder parts~). They were kinda slapped together at the last minute. We were supposed to do it this Friday past but something came up and we ended up not getting together. I'm pulling for Thursday at the moment, so here's hoping that works out :)

ad8
02-10-2009, 08:23 AM
I just wanted to drop by and say that I love "What I Am Again". I discovered it only a few days ago when I was reading the whole thread. I actually wanted to download some more songs, but most of them were deleted by the file hosters... fuck you rapidshare!:mad:

Static_Martyr
02-10-2009, 11:02 PM
Alright, folks, got some new material fer ya~ Tonight was acoustic/remake night, so we did a bunch of acoustic songs, plus a revision of one of our older songs ("No Name #7"):

No Name #7 (Full Version)* = http://www.sendspace.com/file/oavl4k

Another Day, Another Chance = http://www.sendspace.com/file/of549m

Sadness, Ended = http://www.sendspace.com/file/ss8w95

Try = http://www.sendspace.com/file/hndnh2

Lyrics tomorrow (I'm quite tired at the moment, sorry :(). In the meantime, enjoy (or don't)!

EDIT: Crap, missed the above post. Thanks a lot! And if it helps, on my next day off I'll be uploading all the stuff that hasn't been uploaded (or has timed out since we stopped using rapidshare) and putting it on the first page, and I'll continue to update it every time we post something new. This'll make it easier to skim for new stuff; all you'll have to do is check the most recent post date, then go to the first page of the topic. The juicy details will be in the new post (along with a download link~), but the link and song title itself will also go in the first link for convenience :)

ad8
02-11-2009, 06:23 AM
That's a nice idea:)
Btw, could it be that something is wrong with No Name #7? When I try to download it I don't download a mp3 but some weird application thing.:confused:
Anyway, the harp in Try seems to be a bit out of tune. Other than that, the songs are great as always.

Static_Martyr
02-11-2009, 09:11 AM
I don't know about No Name, that's weird 0_0 Maybe try this:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/oavl4k

As for the "harp" in Try, that's actually a harmonica :D And yeah, it does seem to be grievously out of tune.....I was thinking of getting rid of it altogether (because I hate it), but Steven loved it so I figured I'd get some second opinions first. It was mostly an afterthought we tacked on at the end, to make it seem "more country" (it's kind of a stereotypical country song, if you didn't notice).

Free?
02-11-2009, 10:30 AM
No Name#7 didn't work for me either, it wasn't an mp3 that you download, odd.
Anyhow, it was a sweet acoustic session! Lyrics would be good for my full appreciation tho :p.

Static_Martyr
02-11-2009, 10:51 AM
Jah, I am compiling the lyrics as I type this~ They'll be up by this afternoon.

And I just tried the link myself, and it links to some kind of encrypted program called "No Name" instead of the song file....weird. I'm gonna upload it one more time, but I'm gonna try something different this time.

(later)

Alright, I tested it, and it works for me. I think the name confused sendspace (the term "full version" did, anyway; and apparently No Name is the name of some kind of software?). Here's the new link, which I'm sticking in the last two posts as well.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/oavl4k

P.S.

I have no idea how that happened....all I know is, I uploaded an MP3. How I can upload an MP3 and then download something else from the same link is beyond me 0_0

ad8
02-11-2009, 11:16 AM
I don't know about No Name, that's weird 0_0 Maybe try this:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/oavl4k

As for the "harp" in Try, that's actually a harmonica :D And yeah, it does seem to be grievously out of tune.....I was thinking of getting rid of it altogether (because I hate it), but Steven loved it so I figured I'd get some second opinions first. It was mostly an afterthought we tacked on at the end, to make it seem "more country" (it's kind of a stereotypical country song, if you didn't notice).
Ah, ok. I didn't know the english word for the instrument and my dictionary said harp:D

And thanks for No Name! It worked well with the new link. Plus it's a nice song:)

Static_Martyr
02-11-2009, 05:47 PM
Ah, ok. I didn't know the english word for the instrument and my dictionary said harp

Oh, sorry....I keep forgetting you're from another country 0_0 Probably a stupid question (i.e. I should know by now), but where are you from?

And thanks for No Name! It worked well with the new link. Plus it's a nice song

:D Thanks much!

P.S. Sorry about the lyrics, it'll be a short delay. Technical issues and stuff. I'll try to have them later tonight or tomorrow morning.

Static_Martyr
02-11-2009, 06:47 PM
Alright, lyrics for all:

The ones for NN7 are in an earlier post, IIRC. I need to dig them out again....in any case, they're no different in the new version than in the old one.

Also, I don't have the words for Another Day, Another Chance; I have the rest in text form, but Steve brought these over on a piece of paper and I can't seem to find it for the moment. I'll have to request 'em from Steve again. In the meantime....

Sadness, Ended

(From what I understand, Steve wrote this for his GF Lauren for Valentine's day.)

"Seasons come and Seasons go
but I'll be sitting here.
Thinking of you, my love

and you will be here
forever and a day
at least I hope shit
turns out that way.

Marriage, kids.
picket fence.
A future complete with a smile

Watch ourselves grow
from now until we're old
and keep on smilin' all the while.

See, we're the same
in so many ways.
Goofy grin. Stupid Jokes.
but, boy does it pay!

cause I got a lifetime of love
a lifetime of fun
A lifetime of smiles
Sadness is on the run.

Goodbye, bad feelings
Hello to sunny days.
Hello to the lady
who left me in this daze.

I'm a better guy for knowing
such a lovely gal as she
and I'm a lucky man for knowing
that this girl
This sexy girl.
Loves me and only me."

Try

"I'm not the one
to take time with thoughts
I act, not think
This fight has been fought.

and I'll try to make it better
on another day.
but to fight with me about it
won't make it go away.

We both have some issues.
I think that we need help.
A rehab of love
a rehab of ones self

Depart from your beliefs
open up your mind
I know that you'll believe me
in due time.

and you'll accept our emotions
and this love will last
but this bullshit jealous anger
we both must get passed.

Bitterness. Resentment.
Two things to get over.
cause the days are moving fast
and I'm only gettin' older.

So pack up all the hatred
send it somewhere else
There's enough to pass around
and enough has been felt.

Give it one more try
and I'm sure that you'll see
With so much anger in the world
You could love someone like me.

So, give it one more try.

Another go around.

Just for the sake of old times gone.
Just for the sake of holding on.

Give it one more try.

Give another Spin.

Give another try.
Don't say, "Goodbye".

Give another try..."

Free?
02-12-2009, 03:18 AM
Lyrics always make your songs much worthy to me, thanks!


Oh, sorry....I keep forgetting you're from another country 0_0 Probably a stupid question (i.e. I should know by now), but where are you from?


Check his "Location", Captain Clueless :P

ad8
02-12-2009, 07:33 AM
I was going to say that:D I don't know if you know Germany. If you do, I'm from the northern part(near Hamburg).

Static_Martyr
02-12-2009, 03:13 PM
Check his "Location", Captain Clueless :P

....AAAAAND I'm an ass....

What's funny is, I said beforehand that it was a stupid question, but I was wrong as to the reason why 0_0

Static_Martyr
02-14-2009, 08:21 PM
P.S. Here's the words to "Another Day, Another Chance."

"I'm sleepless and it's showing
'Cause the bags are slowly growing
And my eyes are going downward in a steady, sharp decline

Aimless thoughts I'm thinking
Mix with the coffee I'm drinking
And the sugar rush
Can pull and push
But I'll be standing all the time

And it goes to show
That nobody knows
When sleeptime will prevail
Laying in your bed and feel like Heaven
But God, you look like Hell

And it hurts to dream
It hurts to snore
A migraine of evil thoughts
I count the sheep
My ABC's
And nothing seems to work for me

I turn on the boob tube
It's already a quarter past two
Infomercial dreams abound
Syndicated shows will astound

Hours later, I'm still awake
The sun cares not what's at stake
Another day, I walk alone
Another chance to hold my own."

Rutegard
02-16-2009, 07:35 AM
i like your song, but i can't decide which one i like themost, your songs or your lyrics :]

i just like both equally i guess! congrats!

Static_Martyr
02-16-2009, 08:45 PM
Alright, can't remember if I uploaded this one or not. It's a revision of "You Were Never There" where we completely re-did the guitar:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/4aeobu

The lyrics are the same (I used the same vocal track, just re-sampled the guitar to it).

Anyway, um....carry on....0_0

P.S. I didn't see this at first:


i like your song, but i can't decide which one i like themost, your songs or your lyrics :]

i just like both equally i guess! congrats!

:D Thanks much! Most of the ones we've done recently are about 50-50, with Steve and Allen collaborating on lyrics and me working out the musical parts. Although Allen's been contributing a lot of keyboard in our recent stuff, as well. So if it's words, whoever's singing it probably wrote it. As for music, that varies; I play most of it, but a lot of it is actually written by Steve or Allen.

The collaborative efforts seem to be working out, in other words~ I've also heard that we'll be meeting the drummer/bass player before too long. So here's hoping that works out....

Rutegard
02-17-2009, 03:34 AM
:D Thanks much! Most of the ones we've done recently are about 50-50, with Steve and Allen collaborating on lyrics and me working out the musical parts. Although Allen's been contributing a lot of keyboard in our recent stuff, as well. So if it's words, whoever's singing it probably wrote it. As for music, that varies; I play most of it, but a lot of it is actually written by Steve or Allen.

The collaborative efforts seem to be working out, in other words~ I've also heard that we'll be meeting the drummer/bass player before too long. So here's hoping that works out....

well, in that case, send kudos to them too :)

Static_Martyr
02-17-2009, 05:25 AM
Can-do-will-do, my fliend~

Free?
02-17-2009, 02:30 PM
Nice work on re-recording You Were Never There, the guitar is brilliant.

Static_Martyr
02-19-2009, 06:15 PM
^Thanks much! I'm just glad I was able to re-sync it....it took me three tries, and that was gonna be my last one before I called him over to re-record it from scratch (I was trying to surprise everyone with the changes like I normally do --- the effect is better that way, I think~).

This is another acoustic one called "The Fool (Again)." The beginning sounds kinda like Steve's song, "Another Day, Another Chance" to me, but I promise that's a coincidence and nothing more :(

Also, the name is also very similar to an early hardcore song Steve wrote called "The Fool," but it's also a coincidence relating to the subject matter of both songs. Although this song is aimed more at the Arcana Tarot interpretation of the word "Fool" (which you can read about at the link at the end of my post).

The Fool (Again) = http://www.sendspace.com/file/5v4cmi

And lyrics:

"I ran away thinking I'd be back one day
But God was planning something different
The apathy inside resulted in a landslide
And I never was that much into it

The day it came down, I felt it was a game
Now everything seems so different
As I turned to look away from my inner decay
I heard a voice tell me, "Don't look back....

....or you'll be sorry
Don't look back
It's not okay
Don't look back
To be this way
Lift your face
And face yourself, say it!"

I know that I am just a fool
Wandering, wandering, trying to keep my cool
Wondering what this life will lend
Wondering where this road will end

I know that I can't do what I'm told
As long as there is suffering, I will grow old
I'm wondering, what does it mean
When everything feels like nothing at all?"

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fool_(tarot_card)
(ctrl+F "Symbolism")

The Fool is the spirit in search of experience. He represents the mystical cleverness bereft of reason within us, the childlike ability to tune into the inner workings of the world. The sun shining behind him represents the divine nature of the Fool's wisdom and exuberance. On his back are all the possessions he might need. In his hand there is a flower, showing his appreciation of beauty. He is frequently accompanied by a dog, sometimes seen as his animal desires, sometimes as the call of the "real world", nipping at his heels and distracting him. He is seemingly unconcerned that he is standing on a precipice, apparently about to step off.

The number 0 is a perfect signifier for the Fool, as it can become anything when he reaches his destination. Zero plus anything equals the same thing. Zero times anything equals zero. Zero is nothing, a lack of hard substance, and as such it may reflect a non-issue or lack of cohesiveness for the subject at hand."

Free?
02-20-2009, 04:10 AM
Lovely. I sense radio hit. Vocals are kinda RHCPepperish, as the whole song I guess. I love that solo thing (Dammit I Changed Again part too ofc :]). Catchy stuff.

Static_Martyr
02-20-2009, 05:04 AM
Hah! RHCPtastic! You have no idea what a huge compliment that is to me~ Thanks much :D

Side note: what is "ofc?"

Free?
02-20-2009, 07:31 AM
ofc is shortened "of course", of course :p.

ad8
02-20-2009, 07:38 AM
The Fool is again a great song! Do I hear some Self Esteem/Kristy,... in there?;) Anyway, I like it. Very nice solo and beautiful vocals as always.

Static_Martyr
02-20-2009, 03:52 PM
ofc is shortened "of course", of course .

Ah....I'll have to keep that in mind. Not really good with internet shorthand, is I.

The Fool is again a great song! Do I hear some Self Esteem/Kristy,... in there? Anyway, I like it. Very nice solo and beautiful vocals as always.

Right after I uploaded it, I realized that the intro sounded kinda like SE, and I was afraid it would be a little obvious....as for the Kristy part, I didn't really notice it at first, but now that you mention it, I guess that middle part does kinda sound like the acoustic part of Kristy 0_0 Another complete coincidence, I promise.

Funny thing is, I haven't been listening to much Offspring lately (just one run through RAFRAG the other day while I was grinding for EXP on Persona 3). I've been listening to mostly Rammstein, AFI, Bad Religion and Minor Threat....

In any case, thanks much :D

P.S. Ad8, I was snooping around on the internet earlier and I found out that another word for "harmonica" is actually "mouth harp." So when you called it a "harp," you weren't entirely off~

Blitzkrieg Bop
02-22-2009, 09:57 AM
Dude, I have been hearing about the stuff that you have been doing and thought that tonight I would go and do some snooping and was pleasantly surprised. I am really impressed with Giving Up Live It Up. Keep at it cause I believe there is a great future there :)

Static_Martyr
02-22-2009, 07:47 PM
Dude, I have been hearing about the stuff that you have been doing and thought that tonight I would go and do some snooping and was pleasantly surprised. I am really impressed with Giving Up Live It Up. Keep at it cause I believe there is a great future there :D

Wow, thanks much! You have no idea how encouraging it is to hear comments like that.

P.S. I'm working on a new track (it's gonna take a couple of days to actually record) called "Merlin," that's kind of a continuation of The Fool (Again). It's part of a really, really long song (think "The Decline," like 18 minutes or so) that I want to do around a central theme. I'm gonna do it song by song, and then mash 'em all together when I'm done. Not like Jesus Of Suburbia or anything; I want there to be sort of a running theme between all the songs, musically, but at the same time I want them to be kind of stand-alone-able, if you know what I mean. I just don't want it to be like 15 completely different and irrelevant songs stacked on top of each other and called "one song."

Static_Martyr
02-25-2009, 07:00 PM
Alright, I've got about 3 big song projects on the table (plus whatever Steve brings over next time), so in the meantime I got bored and recorded these:

Long Way Down (Battleground) - Final Remix {3:20} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/xcs5l0

The Alphabet {0:27} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/wqxe66

Long Way Down is a remix of the rap/pop song I did awhile back (with much better quality and instrumentation, at least I think so). I've been meaning to fix some weak parts and steady out some rhythms for awhile, so I did it today because my family is out of town and I have the house to myself :D

The Alphabet is just something I recorded the music to like a week or two ago (the whole thing took maybe 15 minutes, 20+ counting the bass retakes....the bass line was actually a bit tricky to learn). I just did the vocals tonight because I was really bored (again), having just finished Long Way Down and being too tired to record a new song from scratch, but still wanting to record....so I laid on some intolerably awful hardcore vocals. Don't worry, it sucks on purpose~ You have to have a sense of humor if you're going to cover The Alphabet in hardcore style, see?

(Also, side note: The idea to cover the alphabet came to me when I was humming it at work the other day....I thought, hey, this would be a funny song to play live, right? I wasn't gonna do it at first, but I naturally starting thinking of basic chord progressions to use as the basis, and the first one that popped into my mind --- the one I used in the track --- sounded oddly familiar. I realized, it's because it has the same tune as the intro verse to Joey Ramone's cover of What A Wonderful World! Also, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Seeing that one of the three songs had already been covered, I felt it was my duty to hurry and cover the next one before someone else got the idea first~)

Anyway, I'm off to do laundry. Short day tomorrow, but lots of hard labor....ghaa.....

ad8
02-26-2009, 12:50 PM
Haha, ABC is some classic hardcore stuff:D
And the quality of Long Way Down has dramatically improved. Did you get a new mixer maybe?

Blitzkrieg Bop
02-28-2009, 09:56 AM
So, I have just downloaded some of your stuff and giving it a listen and I just wanted to say ... I am really becoming a huge fan of your stuff :)


The Alphabet {0:27} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/wqxe66

ROFL ... this is really awesome :D

Rutegard
02-28-2009, 11:49 AM
:D The Alphabet

Static_Martyr
03-06-2009, 12:06 PM
Haha, ABC is some classic hardcore stuff
And the quality of Long Way Down has dramatically improved. Did you get a new mixer maybe?

Thanks :D And actually, no, I'm still using the same mixer. That particular song was re-recorded right before my left channel completely took a shit on me. Now all I have are right and center >:(

But yes, I do plan on getting a new mixer....although it's probably gonna have to wait until early April. My next two paychecks are already dedicated to more immediate needs....

So, I have just downloaded some of your stuff and giving it a listen and I just wanted to say ... I am really becoming a huge fan of your stuff

ROFL ... this is really awesome

Ha :) sweet! And thanks!

:D The Alphabet

I'm surprised that song is getting as good of a reaction as it seems to be. Not complaining --- quite stoked, actually! Just surprised 0_0

Alright, in other news....here's the newest track for my little epic project thing; it's called "Merlin." Nothing really crazy, just some stripped-down rhythms and harmonies. I want it to kind of lead out of "The Fool" and into the next part, which I haven't titled yet. But rest assured it will be a worthy follow-up to this one.

As such, you may notice some similiarities between the "songs" I'm recording for this big project, because I plan on shooping them all together at some point. So they're more like giant parts of the same song --- think "Dazed And Confused," lengthwise, maybe....with some recurring themes here and there. So yes, I'm aware that I seem to be repeating myself on occasion, and that's intentional in this case, so don't worry~

Merlin {3:11} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/a9kjh2

"I'm gonna be someone significant
I won't make myself indifferent
I don't have to be so innocent
Just wanna get myself right into it

Hell yeah! I wanna be someone who matters
I want to be fit to rule the world
Got all my world ideals at my side in my hand-made basket
Reality's never felt so free to me

Too many sides to choose from in this life
Too many friends singled out in strife
I gotta go forward
Which means I gotta go somewhere
Somewhere that means something to me

Hey! I'm gonna be someone, I'm gonna find out what I'm lacking
I believe there are others out there like me
Every day when I wake up, I think about what happened
And I know that I gotta set myself free from me."

ad8
03-06-2009, 12:15 PM
The lyrics dude. Where are the fucking lyrics? The fucking song is useless without the fucking lyrics. GODDAMMIT.

Just kidding:D. What I really want to say is that Merlin really rocks. I love the guitar and the chorus and the whole song in general. The title made me think a little bit, though. Since your song names usually were kinda self-explanatory, I wondered what this song might be about. Anyway, keep it up!

Static_Martyr
03-06-2009, 04:20 PM
OH SHIT!!! I totally forgot; I compiled 'em and everything, I just forgot to post 'em. Sorry! Updating the above post now.

ad8
03-07-2009, 05:46 AM
OH SHIT!!! I totally forgot; I compiled 'em and everything, I just forgot to post 'em. Sorry! Updating the above post now.

lol, take it easy;) I was just joking, but thanks for the lyrics!
By the way, nice lyrics again!

Allen
03-08-2009, 11:37 AM
Wow. I didn't know you were making our demos publicly available, sir. I've just been recording for me to listen through and decide what needs to be done with a song. Now it'll be stuck in the back of my mind that people are going to hear every little thing. Oh well, that'll just force me to try on the demos.


I'm really excited about the responses we've been getting here, though. Reading through this thread has actually made me really want to start recording again. I'm pretty stoked, and totally in love with the lyrics I've been writing, as well as the ideas that have been coming from the group as a whole.

We're aiming to start practicing in the next week or so with the full band. I'm really just mentally masturbating at the thought of a live show and all the different possible ways to pull it off.

On the album front, I'm not entirely sure yet what we're going to do with Saviors of Flavor. We have an upwards of 40 songs, and I'm not even done recording all of mine. And most of them are just demos that have to be re-recorded. The debate in my head is wondering whether or not we should go with the massive undertaking of recording 40 tracks to perfection, or if we're just going to pick our favorites and assemble them into an album. I guess it all depends on how the recording process goes.

ad8
03-09-2009, 12:08 PM
Wow. I didn't know you were making our demos publicly available, sir. I've just been recording for me to listen through and decide what needs to be done with a song. Now it'll be stuck in the back of my mind that people are going to hear every little thing. Oh well, that'll just force me to try on the demos.


I'm really excited about the responses we've been getting here, though. Reading through this thread has actually made me really want to start recording again. I'm pretty stoked, and totally in love with the lyrics I've been writing, as well as the ideas that have been coming from the group as a whole.

We're aiming to start practicing in the next week or so with the full band. I'm really just mentally masturbating at the thought of a live show and all the different possible ways to pull it off.

On the album front, I'm not entirely sure yet what we're going to do with Saviors of Flavor. We have an upwards of 40 songs, and I'm not even done recording all of mine. And most of them are just demos that have to be re-recorded. The debate in my head is wondering whether or not we should go with the massive undertaking of recording 40 tracks to perfection, or if we're just going to pick our favorites and assemble them into an album. I guess it all depends on how the recording process goes.

Hey, it's nice to see that you found your way in here;) What I want to ask is: Do you have 40 songs with Static Martyr + GANM or is it just the GANM?
Or has Static Martyr eventually become GANM after all?

Static_Martyr
03-09-2009, 02:09 PM
Hey, it's nice to see that you found your way in here What I want to ask is: Do you have 40 songs with Static Martyr + GANM or is it just the GANM?
Or has Static Martyr eventually become GANM after all?

Well, as far as the band name "Static Martyr," that actually was just myself and Steve for a time....but that was only about the first 12 songs we did, maybe a few more. Everything after the "Please Leave The Room" album from Static Martyr (the one on SM's purevolume page) is considered GANM; and to avoid any petty conflicts/issues, as far as I know we've decided to incorporate everyone's name into the ownership (i.e. no "music by Tim, lyrics by Steve" crap, just "music and lyrics by GANM").

In any case, GANM has actually existed longer; Allen and Steve had it going before we even met. Steve and I just kinda kick-started the recording process a little early with Static Martyr, is all. They're both essentially the same thing :D

And yes, Static Martyr did get absorbed by GANM. So even the old SM songs will probably be played live/re-recorded/etc. under the name "Great American Noise Machine," and we'll all most likely be giving/taking joint credit.

Free?
03-10-2009, 08:55 AM
I finally paid your latest songs some attention.

Long Way Down (the new version). It seems that rap parts are even faster, there are many noticeable changes, but I've listened quite a lot to the original, so I can't tell you straight away which version I like more. Anyway, good job on re-making.

ABC... :D Drunken Party on Sesame Street. You'd make Fat Mike feel proud!

Merlin. I've read the lyrics before listening the song and I expected it to be a light, acoustic and optimistic song. But it appeared so different and quite heavy. Association? Zombie by Cranberries :]. I liked the song, especially your whoa's in the end.

Static_Martyr
03-12-2009, 10:05 PM
Hah! Thanks :) Been working pretty hard on the more recent numbers.

BTW, I posted this in the AOM topic as well, but since that'll fade after a month, I need to move it here:

Attack Ships On Fire Off The Shoulder Of Orion {2:12} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/cfhqrf

New song, written by Allen. As such, I sadly have no lyrics at the moment.

Static_Martyr
03-24-2009, 06:52 PM
Alright, it's been for fucking EVER, but I finally got done with my new song. It's called "The Implosion of Jachin and Baoz," and it's part 3 in my Super Penultimate Fucking Long Song project (and therefore the "sequel" to Merlin). If you get bored while you're listening (which I hope you don't, but if it comes to that), then maybe you can try and figure out what the connection between these songs are? ;)

(NOTE: If you think you've figured it out and you want to guess, PM me! Don't post it here; I want everyone to be able to figure it out on their own. It's meant to be like that, and it's a lot more fun that way, at least I think so~ Also, if you can't figure it out, just hold out for awhile. There are many more to come, and the theme will gradually become clearer as I draw closer to the "conclusion").

http://www.sendspace.com/file/ch2pr1

For all you addicts, I also have lyrics~

The Implosion of Jachin and Baoz

"Hey, little girl, in your pretty little world
I know what you must be thinking
You look at me and you see a subtle thing
And I know that you have the same feeling

It's just a matter of contemporary atmosphere
Something so relevant, it's eating you here and now
A word that will unravel your soul
And reveal the threads that comprise you

Say, little girl, in your shitty little world
I know what you must be thinking
Don't look to me, or you'll see what you don't wanna see
But I know that you're gonna bring it

Now it's a matter of a stationary attitude
You've come so far and you don't want to see it to the end
Attention down to every last detail, meticulous in your stagnation now..."

ad8
03-25-2009, 08:30 AM
Awesome:) The bass is very nice in this one, and I also love the lead guitar in the beginning. I like the lyrics, too. I'm looking forward to the sequel:)

Static_Martyr
03-25-2009, 02:23 PM
Thanks :D I actually had 2 or 3 different variations of the lead guitar and bass riffs that were supposed to recur throughout the song....but given that it's supposed to be less of a complete song in itself and more of a segway between Merlin and the next song, I didn't want to define it too prominently in the entire scope of things, so I cut it down to just two short verses. Also, I had to tone down the bass during the second part of the solo (the repeating riff part), because I couldn't get it to mix so that it wouldn't distract your ear from the lead guitar :( Which sucks because there's ultimately less groovy bass than I wanted there to be....

Although, I actually intended for this to be a ska song at first (that's where the bass came from), but it turned all proggy when I sat down to record it. Who knew?

Oh, and I've also been toying around with my mixing tools, to try and find some nice-sounding tricks to use until I can afford a new mixer. Douche bag rammed me on the highway on the way to work this morning, and so that new mixer just got pushed back another few weeks (gotta rebalance my wheel + buff a shit-ton of scrapeage...FTL). So I gotta either start stagnating, or start getting more resourceful....

(BTW, that's my long-ass way of saying that I've found some new tricks for mixing bass that make it sound halfway decent. Thanks for noticing :)).

Free?
03-26-2009, 06:48 AM
As ad8 said, I liked the song, especially the intro. Also the second half of solo (just before the second verse) made me remember that time when you were at your solo dead-end-crisis, you still bring something new. As for lyrics, I feel they are quite personal (well, as most of your lyrics anyway!), I can't connect it to Merlin yet because it's still pretty vague to me what you've tried to put in "Implosion".
What I didn't quite like and would change is the "dance" drum parts in verses, they don't sound to me good enough to keep up with the lovely intro.
Also, sorry for an over-used analogy, but I like your style of epic projects more than Green Day's, you're not trying to wear rock opera pants to sound epic, that's nice :].

Static_Martyr
03-26-2009, 03:07 PM
@Free:

Two things;

(1) Thanks a bunch :D I know I say that every time somebody says something cool about one of our songs, but I can't really find another way to express it. Just that when people like our stuff even a little bit, it pulls me out of whatever I'm doing and makes me want to record a lot more (and faster, at that~). I imagine that if we ever get any local real-life/etc. fans, or any more than 2 or 3, I'll probably shit myself from the overload....

(2) You refer to the "dance" portions; I assume you mean the "n-tch-n-tch" techno-sounding beat in the middle? XD Well, if you listen closely, you'll find that's actually an illusion; I can upload the solo drum track if you'd like, and you'll see what I mean. I had the guitar on a really low frequency, so during the ska-guitar parts (where I played on the off-beat), the mike picked up the parts where I plucked the silenced strings in between each regular stroke as having a HUGE bass frequency, on par with the bass drum. So while the bass beat is actually more like Nothingtown's (almost exactly, really; that was my launching-pad for this drum track, because I wanted it to be reminiscent of the Ramones' 1-2-3-4 simplistic drums), due to the muting effect of the low-frequency guitar strings, it ends up sounding almost like club music. The drums play on quarter notes only (bass-snare-bass-snare), but the guitar mutes on eighth notes, which makes it sound like it's bass-snare/bass-bass-snare/bass, kinda like dance/club music.

In any case, I liked the way it sounded, so I kept it (and I suppose explaining the illusion doesn't make the fact that it sounds like club music go away)....but I totally get what you mean~

In other news: I've already written up the next part, which I hope will expound on the theme a little bit. Things should begin to clear up a bit in the next few tracks; this next one will be parts 4, 5, and 6 all together, and it will be very quick and very short (probably between 1-2 minutes, like TIoJaB).

Also, when I'm all finished, I'll post the explanation for the whole concept....that is, if you guys don't guess what it is by googling or wiki'ing key terms before I finish (hint hint)~

Just a reminder....if at any point you think you know, don't spill it just yet! PM me if you want to know and I'll tell you....but I want it to be a surprise for as long as possible :)

Thanks,
--Tim

Static_Martyr
03-26-2009, 08:01 PM
Alright, here's the next part(s); 3, 4 and 5, also known as

Mother and Father, Ordained {1:33} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/xtsb11

At first glance, it's a paranoid politipunk rant. But it also sort of tells a story; if you can't figure it out by the (purposely vague for the time being) lyrics, it's about the end of society; it's kind of a throwback to the old Static Martyr days. Just a messy, straightforward hardcore song. I couldn't fit a solo into this song without dragging it on for too long, so what you hear is what you get~

Lyrics:

"We are conditioned by society to take a wife
'' '' to identify
...to replicate
...to masturbate
...to ostracize
...to deitize (yes, I realize the right word is "deify," but I was in the moment...)
...to understand
...to reprimand

Nothing's gonna change if we never turn the page
It doesn't make much sense to hide the truth in an empty rage
Still, everything you say, it makes me feel that way
Everything will stay the same and nothing's gonna change, yeah

We are conditioned by society to show our might
...to stand and fight
...to think we're right
...to spread our strife
...to obligate
...to dissipate
...to live our lives
...to shrivel up and DIE..."

Stay tuned for Episode 6!

ad8
03-27-2009, 06:52 AM
I like the song, but I love the lyrics. I wanted to write a song about this topic for some time and now you express it brilliantly as I could never do. Very great job!

Free?
03-27-2009, 08:04 AM
Yeah, cool tune, nice lyrics! Did you try experimenting with backvocals on it? What I imagined are long "whoas" at some places in the second verse (in Half-Truism style), they would add some melodiousness (gosh, what a word!). Or in chorus. To me it seems like the song itself is asking for whoas hehe.
Like:

We are conditioned by society to show our might
...to stand and fight
...to think we're right
...to spread our strife
whoooooooaa
...to obligate
whoooooooaa
...to dissipate
whoooooooaa
...to live our lives
whoooooooaa
...to shrivel up and DIE..."



And yes, you got the "dance beat" thing and explained it nicely.

Static_Martyr
03-28-2009, 01:26 PM
@ Free?:

In retrospect, listening to the song, I can hear some possible places where "whoas" or other chants/harmonies could fit....I'll toss it around in my mind. I plan on doing a proofing run of the entire set once I'm finished, and if I decide to add it in, I'll do it then.

@ad8:

Thanks! Although I'm sure you could do it better if you tried. I quite literally pulled this one out of my ass; the only thing I really sat down and worked out was the chord progression, because it was killing me. The rest was pretty much done from day 1.

In any case....here's part 6:

I Chose To Love {2:03} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/gunb1h

Lyrics:

"Not too long ago, I cried out to myself
I wished away all the things I thought I had
And paranoia swept over me
With my mind underneath, I felt like I could hardly breathe

And I know that what I did never changed a single thing
And I knew all the suffering that I thought it would bring
But that doesn't make it better and it doesn't make it right
So excuse me if I find a way to stay out here all night

In this desolation
This remnant of the world I used to know
It's no longer so
And this deprivation
From all the things I thought I'd never need
Is slowly clawing away at me

So I keep on walking with my eyes to either side
Though I know I'm not perfect, at least I can say I tried
When the curtain calls, I'll go without a sound
Like I ever had a choice! I just couldn't wait to come around
When I look above me and I see your smiling face
I will always remember what you told me about that place
It's not real in any sense, but it has a value all the same
If it's not in your heart, then it's Heaven only in the name

...my love..."

ad8
03-28-2009, 04:17 PM
I tried to download it but when I clicked on the link it said "page not found"... Could there be a typo in the link you posted?
Btw: Ew, romantic lyrics!:eek: Nah, jk:D I like them;) And even if the lyrics to Mother and Father, Ordained were written without special attention, they are great. I just love the topic of that song.

Static_Martyr
03-28-2009, 04:59 PM
Sorry! I fixeded it. I put "sen space" instead of "send space" because I'm an ass.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/gunb1h

EDIT: And it's not that the lyrics weren't written with special attention; just that they all kind of flowed together at once without much effort. I just knew where they were gonna go. I had no fucking clue what I was gonna do for the chord progression, though, because the lyrics are designed to rape, pillage and destroy any sense of melody the song might have had; I was going for that trash-metal hardcore vibe, guitar-wise, and I always have trouble writing what seems like random chords....I always like for there to at least appear to be a semblance of a higher purpose, and by that I mean, I don't like to just throw random chords in and hope they work. Thus, I spent more time than I had planned coming up with chords, whereas the words just came naturally~

But yeah, thanks :) I'm really glad the theme carried over so well.

Static_Martyr
04-26-2009, 02:18 PM
Alright, it's been like what, a month now? Two more days and it will be, anyway....but yeah, I finally got my PC working and I ran through two songs today, one original and a cover; the original is part 7 of my Super Big Song Project (which has now been officially segmented into individual songs....they got to be a little too individualistic [and lengthy] to cram into a single song. The whole thing would be over an hour all told, if I crammed 'em all together, and I don't even know if I would have the patience to listen to an hour-long song.....and on top of that, some parts would seem long and kinda repetitive).

Here's the deal:

Victory With A Capital "Why" {3:42} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/267m8t

Small Man, Big Mouth (Minor Threat Cover) {1:02} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/aaeb0q

Lyrics for my original one:

Victory With A Capital "Why"

"I'm sitting up here all alone on a hill
And I'm hardly aware of my own free will
I cannot react 'cause I'm splitting in two
A passionate distraction as I stare into the blue

Now I'm standing up here, I say, "come what may"
It doesn't really matter at the end of the day
A commonly-overlooked detail of being free
Is that I gotta have a reason to look out for me

So I won't....I stay low
'Cause there ain't one good fucking reason I should go
I said no....how should I know?
'Cause I'm so comfy and secure right here alone

So I'm staying right here
And I'm sucking on some pills
They take it away, all the time I had to kill
If I start to wake up, I can get a refill
So I don't have to see the dreams, I gave 'em away
When I traded my life for this inner decay

I said no, but maybe so?
'Cause I don't know if I wanna be alone...."

The cover, meanwhile, is pretty straightforward; when I haven't recorded in awhile, I usually do a pretty tame cover, just to get my gears running again. I'll probably come back later and do like a funky acoustic version, or maybe some new wave type thing, but for now I just needed a jumping-off point to get started on my cover, so....that's why it's pretty much unremarkable. I figured you guys might wanna hear it anyway, though, so I put it up for shits and giggles. And, it's kinda like having something to compensate for the wait, eh?

But I am working on Chapter 8 of my Super Big Song Project; I've actually got 8, 9 and 10 already worked out in my head, I just needed a PC to work on 'em with :D Which I now have. So hopefully we'll get back into the rhythm soon and you'll see more stuff popping up again (I've started to fall behind this past month....I don't think I've gone a whole month without adding a song since I first signed up here 0_0).

Also, updated the first page with the new stuff~

randman21
04-26-2009, 04:23 PM
I've got lotsa catching up to do with you guys, man. It's been a while. Victory With A Capital "Why" is just great. Makes me wanna cry, But being the manly man I am, I can't.

See, it's in-depth analyses that you've been missing out on all this time. I'm never really good at this sort of thing. :P

ad8
04-27-2009, 01:24 PM
Nice! I'm happy to hear of you again. Victory With a Capital "Why" is awesome. I can't wait for the next epic song from your project:)
I didn't know the original Small Man, Big Mouth before, but your cover is nice! Keep it up!

Blitzkrieg Bop
05-02-2009, 09:38 AM
Tim ... I seem to be having a problem with sendspace on your older stuff. Have they been deleted from sendspace, if so, please can you replace them. Thanks in advance :)

Free?
05-02-2009, 11:22 AM
"Victory" is awesome! Riff has stadium rock vibe, the song should be a great soundtrack for driving towards sunset, solo is so delicious!
Small Man, Big Mouth is a pretty much standard cover.

Static_Martyr
05-02-2009, 07:33 PM
Tim ... I seem to be having a problem with sendspace on your older stuff. Have they been deleted from sendspace, if so, please can you replace them. Thanks in advance

Ah, damn, you're right. I just checked, and it seems that most of the older files have been deleted....I can only think of a few things that I can do to solve this problem, all of which are temporary (as re-uploading them will only bring them back for another month or so, when they'll be deleted again); I'll pack them all into a couple of zip files for easy uploading and put them up all at once (to save time --- uploading them one at a time takes a good hour or so with this connection [sometimes more], if I do them all at once). To avoid having to dedicate an afternoon to re-uploading them every few weeks, I'll just do that; I'll get on it as soon as possible, and thanks for letting me know~

Too bad most of them are demos, or else we could just upload them in album form to purevolume.com....I don't want to have a bunch of just random tracks up, though, because it will confuse people about what goes where and what we're trying to get at from an album perspective; singles and individual demo tracks are more a Myspace thing, ya know? So I'll see what I can do about getting them uploaded to myspace or some other place; in the meantime I'll put up some zips so the files aren't just lost to everybody :cool:

EDIT: I just realized, not everyone has a fast internet connection, so maybe I should try something else in addition to a mass-uploading zip file deal? I dunno....I'll try to figure something out. But if anyone has any suggestions, fire away! I'm really not sure what to do about this for the long-term....I've heard Myspace can host a lot more files now, but I can't seem to be able to get that to work for our band page.

"Victory" is awesome! Riff has stadium rock vibe, the song should be a great soundtrack for driving towards sunset, solo is so delicious!
Small Man, Big Mouth is a pretty much standard cover.

(1) Awesome :D Hearing that gives me a little heart about the remainder of this project....>_> (mum's the word, unfortunately~)

(2) Yeah, SMBM is pretty "meh." I really want to come back at some point in the future and do either an acoustic version, or a melodic dance version with some kind of lead riff/rhythm. I'm actually working on another cover to that end right now :)

Blitzkrieg Bop
05-03-2009, 11:36 AM
Ah, damn, you're right. I just checked, and it seems that most of the older files have been deleted....I can only think of a few things that I can do to solve this problem, all of which are temporary (as re-uploading them will only bring them back for another month or so, when they'll be deleted again); I'll pack them all into a couple of zip files for easy uploading and put them up all at once (to save time --- uploading them one at a time takes a good hour or so with this connection [sometimes more], if I do them all at once). To avoid having to dedicate an afternoon to re-uploading them every few weeks, I'll just do that; I'll get on it as soon as possible, and thanks for letting me know~

EDIT: I just realized, not everyone has a fast internet connection, so maybe I should try something else in addition to a mass-uploading zip file deal? I dunno....I'll try to figure something out. But if anyone has any suggestions, fire away! I'm really not sure what to do about this for the long-term....I've heard Myspace can host a lot more files now, but I can't seem to be able to get that to work for our band page.

I don't really have any suggestions that could help you out regarding the long-term, but I won't mind if you uploaded them into a couple of zip files. Like it is easier for you to upload them, it also makes it easier for us to download them :) I'll keep an eye here for any updates in the next couple of days.

Static_Martyr
05-04-2009, 06:15 PM
Alright, I'm gonna zip 'em into a few files and upload 'em. It's gonna take about two or three days, though, because there are over 150MB of files to compress, and I can only upload 200MB a day....and I have to keep some bandwidth free for the rest of my family, so I can only do about 1/3-1/4 of the whole thing each day. I'll start tomorrow (my dad already overstepped the limit today, so we're about 20MB from max capacity), and I'll upload about 40-50MB a day until I have all of the files uploaded. It should be between 3 and 5 zip files, alphabetized (for the most part).

If ya want, I can PM you when they're up~

ad8
05-05-2009, 10:02 AM
Alright, I'm gonna zip 'em into a few files and upload 'em. It's gonna take about two or three days, though, because there are over 150MB of files to compress, and I can only upload 200MB a day....and I have to keep some bandwidth free for the rest of my family, so I can only do about 1/3-1/4 of the whole thing each day. I'll start tomorrow (my dad already overstepped the limit today, so we're about 20MB from max capacity), and I'll upload about 40-50MB a day until I have all of the files uploaded. It should be between 3 and 5 zip files, alphabetized (for the most part).

If ya want, I can PM you when they're up~

I could help you with that if the uploads are causing trouble for you. Just tell me which songs I shall put together and upload. I think I have got most of them by now;)

Static_Martyr
05-05-2009, 02:06 PM
^Well that's the thing, it's sorta all of them. After awhile they time out and sendspace (or rapidshare, or any filesharing site you don't have a premium account with) deletes them. So even if there are some songs that don't need uploading right now, they will need it before long --- I think the timeout is either one month or three months, but I'm not sure. All I know is that I uploaded most of the stuff in the first post of this topic back in March, when I was AOM (most of the links are C+P from the AOM:March topic, anyway). And it's only two months later, and over half of them are down. So I'm leaning towards one month or 30 days or something.

And thanks for the offer/help, but as we record more songs, I'll still need to keep searching....but in the meantime, if you want to upload some yourself, feel free~

Static_Martyr
05-06-2009, 04:59 AM
Sorry about the delay, folks, but I just found out (rather abruptly) that Allen will no longer be a part of the project because he's moving very far away :( So it's back down to Steven and I again; and out of respect, we've decided not to use any of the songs that Allen wrote by himself in case he wants to use them with a future project.

And with this new change, the band's name will probably be changed back to "Static Martyr," because that was what we called ourselves before Allen came along.

Free?
05-06-2009, 05:26 AM
Ohh, what a surprise... Good luck to Allen, it's a shame that he doesn't know yet that he's skipping the chance to be a part of the future rock legends.
Seriously tho :[.

ad8
05-06-2009, 05:30 AM
:(... I hope you find a new member for your band soon.
Which songs were actually written by Allen?

Blitzkrieg Bop
05-06-2009, 09:29 AM
If ya want, I can PM you when they're up~

That would be really cool ... Thanks :)


Sorry about the delay, folks, but I just found out (rather abruptly) that Allen will no longer be a part of the project because he's moving very far away :( So it's back down to Steven and I again; and out of respect, we've decided not to use any of the songs that Allen wrote by himself in case he wants to use them with a future project.

And with this new change, the band's name will probably be changed back to "Static Martyr," because that was what we called ourselves before Allen came along.

I'm sorry to hear about Allen, but does this affect the uploads. I can understand if you want to respect his artistic input into bands, but if it does affect the uploads, can you maybe make this the last one ... before you make any major changes :) I just want to complete my collection of your stuff and if it doesn't work out, I will have to go begging at ad8 door ;)

ad8
05-06-2009, 02:49 PM
This is my collection:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7BSS302F
This should be about 100 megabytes of awesome music. Enjoy!
Maybe some of the GANM songs are missing(the White Flag Of Surrender EP is not on there), but maybe they are. I'm sure that it'll be much easier now for Tim to upload the few songs that might be missing.

Static_Martyr
05-06-2009, 02:51 PM
I'm sorry to hear about Allen, but does this affect the uploads. I can understand if you want to respect his artistic input into bands, but if it does affect the uploads, can you maybe make this the last one ... before you make any major changes I just want to complete my collection of your stuff and if it doesn't work out, I will have to go begging at ad8 door

No, it won't affect anything we've done so far --- these are mostly unofficial demos. The only stuff we've officially released (and on our own label, at that) are the original 11 Static Martyr songs, which can be found at the purevolume account in the first link (I think it's still there; if not, it's just purevolume.com/staticmartyr).

As far as "not using Allen's songs," I only meant that if we ever make a For Serious album on a For Serious label, we won't be recording songs that he wrote, unless we credit him for doing so. We all co-wrote them together (I did most of the music, Allen himself did most of the words, and I think Steve did some stuff, too, like backups and things). What I meant was that we're keeping it open for Allen to use them himself, if he goes on to start another project.


Which songs were actually written by Allen?

Let's see....from my list here, it's:

-) Attack Ships On Fire Off The Shoulder Of Orion
-) Hotmouth
-) Johnny White and the Columbine Kid
-) My Love (For You)
-) Open Your Mind
-) Red State of Denial

We'll probably still use the can intro ("seven-up~"), just because (A) It is Totally Awesome, and (B) Bands do stuff like that all the time, with guys that aren't actually in the band (or are in another band) doing intro tracks and stuff, like Higgins and Teh Offsperings. And we already have it recorded, so it'd have some kinda novelty value, I think --- I mean, it's the only track we fully recorded and saved that our original "other singer" had vocals on.


Ohh, what a surprise... Good luck to Allen, it's a shame that he doesn't know yet that he's skipping the chance to be a part of the future rock legends.
Seriously tho :[.

You act like you were expecting this, maybe....? Hmm....

But seriously; I don't know if it was entirely up to him. Steve didn't tell me much and I haven't spoken to Allen personally, but from what I hear, he's going to live in Mississippi with his dad. I don't know why, though. So maybe he does realize that, and he just has no say in the matter? :confused: Hah~

In any case, it's times like these that we're glad to have even one or two people who even give a damn where our project ends up, even if it's only in the most distant, forum-connected sorta way. I'm working on two new songs (one of which is somewhat influenced by this new development, but both of which are part of this Super Epic Song Project), and Steve has four or five planned (one or two of which will probably be recorded this weekend), so be expecting the flow to increase a bit over the next few weeks. We gots a TON o'material and nothing better to do, so when I say "Static Martyr is back," I mean that in every sense of the word :cool: Time to Garage things up all over again!

Well, except recording quality. That's *lightyears* better, and as much as I like the overall sound/tone of the original SM recordings, I'd like to keep it that way from here on out~

EDIT: Thanks much, ad8! I didn't see that at first; you and I must've posted around the same time.

*checks*

Yep, just three minutes apart. Anyway, white flag just has four or five songs on it IIRC: White Flag of Surrender, Red State of Denial, My Love, Backseat Love and something else that I can't remember. If one or two of them are in there, then they probably all are unless one of us missed something. Just let me know if something is missing, though, and I'll stick it up.

Static_Martyr
05-07-2009, 05:12 AM
Okay, um....in an interesting turn of events, Allen will not actually be leaving the band and the name will probably stay as Great American Noise Machine.

...0.0

More updates on this amazing, compelling and 100% socially-relevant story after I get off work today. Gotta go right now.

Blitzkrieg Bop
05-07-2009, 09:13 AM
This is my collection:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7BSS302F
This should be about 100 megabytes of awesome music. Enjoy!
Maybe some of the GANM songs are missing(the White Flag Of Surrender EP is not on there), but maybe they are. I'm sure that it'll be much easier now for Tim to upload the few songs that might be missing.

Adrian ... you rock, I'll download them as soon as I can :)


Okay, um....in an interesting turn of events, Allen will not actually be leaving the band and the name will probably stay as Great American Noise Machine.

...0.0

More updates on this amazing, compelling and 100% socially-relevant story after I get off work today. Gotta go right now.

That is great news :)

Free?
05-07-2009, 09:22 AM
You act like you were expecting this, maybe....? Hmm....


No, I was surprised about Allen leaving.
But I can see how you got an impression of me expecting that thing. I just didn't want to depress you more.

Static_Martyr
05-07-2009, 02:47 PM
Hah, yeah, I know Free, I was just fuckin' witcha~

And yeah, it is awesome~

In any case....Steve called me late Tuesday night, talking about how Allen was moving to Mississippi and leaving the band and it was gonna fuck up the movie they're filming (separate thing, not affiliated with GANM as far as I know), and going on about how it sucks and all. I was like, "That's kinda sudden." And he agreed. So I popped Allen a message that morning before I went to work, asking him what was up and saying it sucked that he wasn't gonna be in GANM anymore. To which he promptly responded that he would still be able to do all the GANM stuff, and that we're probably even going to have another practice this weekend.

0.0

So I'm just now sending Steve a "WTF?!" message, for getting me all worked up like that. I was running around telling everyone I know about how GANM just took a huge hit, and now I look kinda like a dick because it turns out it was just Steve overreacting. I'm thinking, as an act of Friend Revenge, that I'll start a meme about how he thought Allen was trying to steal me away, so he wanted to get rid of him because he caught The Ghey for Allen :p

Static_Martyr
05-10-2009, 02:55 PM
Alright, parts 8 and 9 of my Big Song project is/are complete:

Just Us (Alone) {3:56} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/n3i5kq

All voice samples in this song are taken from Persona 4 for PS2. I'm not going to use them for the final version (because I used too many for it to be really legal 0.0), but I couldn't resist using them for the demo. It just sounds so bad-ass to me :D

Lyrics:

[spoken: "Come on, how many people out there actually think about what's real, or what's right and wrong? Next to none, I bet. It's useless to think about those things in the first place. You don't get anything out of facing reality, and there's no way to change it, either. I mean, what could be more boring than brooding over things you can't change? It's better to just ignore them, and believe only what you want to believe in. Doesn't that sound a lot easier? It would be awesome if everyone's life could be that easy...."]

"Wading through the depths of the sea of my unconscious mind
I've come across a treasure that I thought I'd left behind
It's something I believe is real but I know deep down is not
And yet, I'm not the only one who can see it for what it is

And I know it's not for real
But I know, yeah, I know --- there's something to see here

[spoken: "I did those things because I could, and it got interesting, so I watched."]

I've tried time and again to understand this tendency
It's an imaginative specter and it lingers pleasantly
I think of it as something that exists outside of me
But when it's down to rhyme and reason, I believe that it's just me

I go wherever it tells me
And I know, yeah, I know --- it's what compels me

So maybe there's no justice, but can I still believe there's truth?
I can't personify these sentiments to an objective source
But does that mean that I can't value them? Of course not!

They try to tell me things I know that I can't believe
They think I'm saving all these tricks up my fucking sleeve
They try to tell me that there's nothing I can say
If someone does it, then I can't just look away
If you were standing there, I know you'd do it, too
It doesn't matter if it's what God told you to do
Is that the reason you believe your life is true?
That's fine, I guess, but there's another reason for what I do

'Cause in my mind, there's common good
People doing what they think they should
In an androgynous cacophony of people playing out their lives

[spoken: "Both sides had the best of intentions, so the game of cat and mouse would never end....ah, it was awesome!"]

No matter what we say
It'll always be that way
Just living out our lives
Just another way to die..."

[spoken: "Fine....live however you want. If you think....you have the power to change the future....then go right ahead."

"Everyone has the power to do that."]

So? Eh? Whatcha think? This is my first time using voice samples, so I'm curious as to how it will be received.

ad8
05-13-2009, 03:15 AM
So? Eh? Whatcha think? This is my first time using voice samples, so I'm curious as to how it will be received.
Sorry, I downloaded the song a few days ago but forgot to write my thoughts about it here. So, I like the idea of samples in the beginning and in the end. The song itself sounds epic. I really like the guitar riffs and the vocals.
In brief: I FUCKING LOVE IT! :)

Free?
05-13-2009, 04:09 AM
Just Us. Lyrics are great, I LOVE the "Hypodermic" guitar on verses which is very Offspring-like (I adore such tempo's that aren't simple monotonous palm muting), around 3:20 the melodic filling makes it sound like an AFI song. Great job!

Static_Martyr
06-05-2009, 09:57 PM
Sorry, I downloaded the song a few days ago but forgot to write my thoughts about it here. So, I like the idea of samples in the beginning and in the end. The song itself sounds epic. I really like the guitar riffs and the vocals.
In brief: I FUCKING LOVE IT!

:D


Just Us. Lyrics are great, I LOVE the "Hypodermic" guitar on verses which is very Offspring-like (I adore such tempo's that aren't simple monotonous palm muting), around 3:20 the melodic filling makes it sound like an AFI song. Great job!

:D

Sorry I took so long to get back to you guys....I've been working 40+ hour weeks at work (a nice change of pace, actually....and I have the paycheck to show for it~). A couple of things:

*(1)* This is part 10/song 8 of my "epic song/concept album" side project; we're almost halfway there, folks! It's called "What If (Luck of the Draw)," and it's my first attempt at trying odd timings (like sudden/abrupt time changes). Criticism is welcomed :)

What If (Luck of the Draw) {3:34} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/nujd35

*(2)* This is our new "album" that we're releasing soon as Static Martyr, called "Where We Were Heading" (the zip file has all of the basic mixdowns, before any hard editing/smoothing). If you have the time, feel free to have a listen and tell us what you think!

Where We Were Heading = http://www.sendspace.com/file/70baj3

Here's the track listing (lyrics are in the zip file):

1. Intro - On The Surface of Light {2:20} NEW!
2. This Town {2:28} NEW!
3. Rehab Is For Dopesick Lovers {2:56} NEW!
4. Johnny White, Envelope Guru {2:14}
5. Heather {2:23}
6. My Own Private Gardener {0:45} NEW!
*7. 52 Seconds of Rape {0:52} NEW!
8. Sadness, Ended {2:19}
9. Gotta Do Whatcha Gotta Do {0:35}
10. Pain of Knowing {2:05} NEW!
11. Stepping Stone {3:01} NEW!
12. Campus Crusaders for Crust {1:11}
13. The Beat Rolls On {2:29} NEW!
**14. Sadness Bleeding on the Doorstep To My Heart (Part 11) {3:20} NEW! = http://www.sendspace.com/file/jmvqel

There are two more songs (called "Mr. Christ, I Miss Her" and "Such A Pity") that we'll be adding soon for the "official" release. They're not done yet, so the album isn't actually done, but I figured it's been awhile since we've contributed here at all, and it'll probably be another week or two before the whole thing gets put together. So keeping in tradition with trying to put out at least 1 song a week (or at least 4 per month~), here's what we've got!

*=I assure you that yes, it is a horribly convenient coincidence that our song was exactly 52 seconds with all things said, just like the Bad Religion song "52 Seconds." No, this was not intentional, believe it or not 0.0

**=This is gonna be the "hidden track" when we "officially" bring it out; also, there was apparently an error of some kind, and the complete version of this song did not upload with the zip file, just a 30+ second clip. The link for the full version is above, immediately after the song title on the track listing.

Also, lyrics for Luck o'the Draw:

"Given that you believe in a unifying degree
It stands to reason it applies to me
But what does it mean when you extend validity
To the things you want to believe are really there

It doesn't matter if it makes the world a better place
This stuff about objectivity just reeks of desperation
That's not the reason I believe the way I do
It's what reality holds me to

What if the world revolved around all that you believe is wrong?
Ritualism, and reality's swan song
You say you can tell the difference between this chance existence
But I think it's just another resistance against the luck of the draw

It's your philosophy that we should all agree
Unite in a battle against the powers that you believe you see
You're scared to admit that what you feel just might be incomplete
Your enemy lies within and you can't admit that you can't defeat it

But what if we don't believe the righteousness you preach?
Rife with apologetics, your mind is like a leech
Take a stand for one, but death to all the others
You say your enemy is your brother man, but....

Sometimes I wonder if you're right
But I know that's only 'cause I want out of this fight
I lift my face and face up to myself
'Cause the truth can't come from no one else
If I believe that, I can't sell myself
I'd rather not know at all than adopt your pretend education

What if the world revolved around you and your personal truth?
Then why would all of us be here searching for it, too?
You say you know what's right, you know that you'll win tonight
I accept your challenge because I believe in the luck of the draw

The luck of the draw's the only way to resolve
If you don't think you can win, then why don't you just give in
And stop fucking complaining?"

So as you can see, even though we haven't been posting here much, we've still been *quite* busy....we just wanted to wait to post anything here until we had the whole thing put together for the most part. But now it's here, so enjoy (or don't)!

ad8
06-06-2009, 05:27 AM
Hah, yesterday I still thought about you guys and felt like your thread should be updated... et voilą, there it is:D I'll listen to the album now. I listened to What If already and it sounded great!

Blitzkrieg Bop
06-07-2009, 12:45 PM
I took some time this weekend to give your stuff a good listen since I downloaded all the stuff above and got all your old stuff from ad8 and I must say I would list your music among the bands I usually listen too ... totally awesome :)

P.S I still love ABC ... it is currently ranks in my top 10 :cool:

Viemods
06-13-2009, 12:38 PM
I am using Home service. I got problem in accessing the internet a while ago. To solve the problem, Home technical support changed my network settings from dynamic IP to static IP. What are the differences between these two? Which one is better?

ad8
06-13-2009, 12:49 PM
I am using Home service. I got problem in accessing the internet a while ago. To solve the problem, Home technical support changed my network settings from dynamic IP to static IP. What are the differences between these two? Which one is better?
lol.

By the way: I still think that The Answer is one of the greatest songs I've ever heard:)

Static_Martyr
06-13-2009, 05:02 PM
Alright, one more new one that I just finished today --- part 11, song 9 in my Super Epic Song project (which is now officially halfway done!):

From The Heart {3:51} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/t2j69r

Lyrics:

I heard an old man say to a little girl
You gotta be strong if you wanna make it in this world
With such contempt
So morally bankrupt that you cannot pay the rent

She had no idea what she was raised to believe
A reality of fear with little reprieve
Conditioned to be hopeless from the very start
She was solidly persuaded to play someone else's part

And she did not believe, though she knows not what it means
Reality set up on her, trapping her in between

A voice comes from within
"Don't believe their truth," it said
She looked around, discontent
And as she turned her head, she looked into a mirror

The thought had been thought, the crime committed
She dropped to her knees, her values split in two
No longer assured of her superiority

Looking to the sky, she found a harsh reply
A silence like the laughter in the night

Where did her strength come from?
Was she the only one?
Splayed before her, a new world
Where she can make herself useful

(But....there is *one* blemish...
On this otherwise perfect story...)

A million questions asked
A billion answers passed
Beliefs lost in her past
Reality is changing

What's left to have faith in?
She'll never just give in
She knows there's something there
Just waiting to be found out

She knows it's not the end
But it's hard not to pretend
She knows what's best for me
But at least now, she looks up to reality again

She knows it's not over yet
She's only just perceived the threat
The battle has now begun
And it will never end
And she's just fine with that."

*note: interestingly, this song started out as a re-imagining of one of our very first songs (track 3 on our very first EP with our very first 12 recorded songs), "An Apology (To The World)." But it ended up being something totally different. The only reason I bring that up is because there's a break near the middle that sounds kinda like the break in that song (rhythmically, I mean).

Also on the subject of that break about halfway through....it sounded deathly familiar to me, and for several hours I couldn't remember where I'd heard it. Then it hit me: I fucking stole the strum pattern for the interlude of Trust In You (yes, the Offspring song). The notes are different, and the accent is different, but it's the same damn rhythm. I almost scrapped it right there, but I had already done the vocals and bass, and I liked it too much to get rid of. So yeah :p

In other news....I'm already working on parts 12 and 13 --- probably my favorite ones so far~ 12 is going to be *very, very* fast, like NOFX fast.....13 is going to be very different from any song I've done for this Epic Song Project so far. It's gonna be almost all on keyboards.

So yeah. Laters, and enjoy (or don't)!

P.S.

Almost didn't notice:

By the way: I still think that The Answer is one of the greatest songs I've ever heard

1) That's very kewl and thanks much :D
2) I have a feeling you will be really digging the second half of this song project, then, if that's the sort of thing that, as we say around here, 'cranks your tractor'~ (Maybe not all of it, but definitely the kicker-offer...)

Also:

I am using Home service. I got problem in accessing the internet a while ago. To solve the problem, Home technical support changed my network settings from dynamic IP to static IP. What are the differences between these two? Which one is better?

lol, indeed~ Bot? Or misdirected forum user?

ad8
06-14-2009, 01:58 AM
*note: interestingly, this song started out as a re-imagining of one of our very first songs (track 3 on our very first EP with our very first 12 recorded songs), "An Apology (To The World)." But it ended up being something totally different. The only reason I bring that up is because there's a break near the middle that sounds kinda like the break in that song (rhythmically, I mean)
I was reminded by An Apology during the beginning, too. Is that one actually one of your favourite songs? (since you have some of the lyrics in your sig)
So far, I liked From The Heart, too. I like the lead guitar in the second part of the song. Also I want to say that the lyrics reminded me of my song Mature since the general topic is very similar.


In other news....I'm already working on parts 12 and 13 --- probably my favorite ones so far~ 12 is going to be *very, very* fast, like NOFX fast.....13 is going to be very different from any song I've done for this Epic Song Project so far. It's gonna be almost all on keyboards.

So yeah. Laters, and enjoy (or don't)!

P.S.

Almost didn't notice:

By the way: I still think that The Answer is one of the greatest songs I've ever heard

1) That's very kewl and thanks much :D
2) I have a feeling you will be really digging the second half of this song project, then, if that's the sort of thing that, as we say around here, 'cranks your tractor'~ (Maybe not all of it, but definitely the kicker-offer...)
Oh yeah:) I'm looking forward to it!

PS: I love your rapping part in Pain Of Knowing! Nice flow, homie!:D

Static_Martyr
06-14-2009, 09:23 AM
I was reminded by An Apology during the beginning, too. Is that one actually one of your favourite songs? (since you have some of the lyrics in your sig)
So far, I liked From The Heart, too. I like the lead guitar in the second part of the song. Also I want to say that the lyrics reminded me of my song Mature since the general topic is very similar.

1) I wouldn't say it's my "favorite," per se, at least not musically. It's just something that's kind of personal to me, is all.

2) I don't think I've heard anything you've done except that one cover of Forget Me awhile back (was that you? I think it was, but I can't remember....I still wasn't really familiar with everyone back when that topic was up). You're Ricetigers, right?

*goes to check topic*

Oh yeah I'm looking forward to it!

PS: I love your rapping part in Pain Of Knowing! Nice flow, homie!

1) You and me both! I've had part 12 stuck in my head, exactly how I want it, for several months now, but I wanted to wait until I actually got that far to write/record it.

2) :D

Free?
06-14-2009, 10:01 AM
I've been listening to your latest zip-compilation for a while, I think it's pretty cool. I really like the last version of Johny White, also Campus Crusaders are so Manic Subsidal, as well as Rehab has Ramones vibe.
I must add that drum machine has become a trademark-sound of Static Martyr :P.

I totally heard that Trust In You thing in From The Heart haha. :D

ad8
06-14-2009, 10:31 AM
2) I don't think I've heard anything you've done except that one cover of Forget Me awhile back (was that you? I think it was, but I can't remember....I still wasn't really familiar with everyone back when that topic was up). You're Ricetigers, right?

Yep. Mature was the song I submitted for the BBS Mixtape II, by the way.

Static_Martyr
06-14-2009, 11:33 AM
Yep. Mature was the song I submitted for the BBS Mixtape II, by the way.

Wow. I really have been under a rock....I seriously don't remember that. It seems that I have more catching up to do than I thought :o

In any case, I've already extracted your MP3s from the RAR files in your AOM topic; I'm burning CDs for On-The-Way-To-Work-In-The-Morning listening. I must say that I am quite impressed with the album art; call me out of touch, but I could never do something like that on my own in a million years. I *suck* at computer art :( I'm totally printing those things up and making copies!

And are you guys really "signed," or is that just kind of a funny/formality thing with the label name and everything? I noticed your Myspace says "unsigned," but I swear to God, the art looks fucking professional. It's amazing, I tells ya!


I've been listening to your latest zip-compilation for a while, I think it's pretty cool. I really like the last version of Johny White, also Campus Crusaders are so Manic Subsidal, as well as Rehab has Ramones vibe.
I must add that drum machine has become a trademark-sound of Static Martyr :P.

Thanks much :D Although I hate that we had to re-use some tracks from before (we have *almost* enough completely new stuff --- like 8 or 9 tracks, plus 2 more we just did --- but since our last "album" never officially came out, we figured we'd just stick the best ones from that one on this one). Kinda kills some of the tension from the wait.


I totally heard that Trust In You thing in From The Heart haha.

I know, I'm so pissed about that! I was so proud of myself right after I recorded it, because it was totally ad-lib off the top of my head, and then I found out it was from Offspring. It's still alright, I guess, but knowing that it's not completely original anymore just kinda takes the oomph! out of it for me. Good thing it's only like 30 seconds long in an almost 4-minute song, or else I'd feel really bad.....

P.S.

Almost forgot! New song we got done this weekend, called "Such A Pity." It's really lo-fi, 'cause we were shooting for this 1950's radio vibe. Check it out:

Such A Pity {3:04} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/29n5lp

Lyrics:

"A May night, it was raining
Some people were giving out their hand
It was honest, it was pity
I turned my heart and turned my head

The lady who lied said she understood
But the friends who never left me
Did their best at what they could

She killed me inside
And I never stopped to think
Was she honest? Was it pity?
Was it something that she had to hide?

A still life, a hand to guide me
I left alone, and you followed

Early morning, sun is rising
My stomach churns and has its way
Drunken anger, what a pity
Writing words I'll never say

Reasons I cry
That will never mean a thing
To a person who's naive
And who listens to nothing but reprieve

A real life, a heart to guide me
I left alone, and you followed
I left alone, such a hollow soul."

ad8
06-14-2009, 12:25 PM
In any case, I've already extracted your MP3s from the RAR files in your AOM topic; I'm burning CDs for On-The-Way-To-Work-In-The-Morning listening. I must say that I am quite impressed with the album art; call me out of touch, but I could never do something like that on my own in a million years. I *suck* at computer art :( I'm totally printing those things up and making copies!

And are you guys really "signed," or is that just kind of a funny/formality thing with the label name and everything? I noticed your Myspace says "unsigned," but I swear to God, the art looks fucking professional. It's amazing, I tells ya!
1. I'm glad you like our album artwork:) I made them all by myself with an age-old version of photoshop(from '99 I think)! I'm also flattered that there will be copies of my cds in the USA:D

2. No, we're not signed. I just like to design the album covers and everything else. I kinda build up my own little "Ricetigers empire" with my own record label (RiceRecords) and stuff:D



Almost forgot! New song we got done this weekend, called "Such A Pity." It's really lo-fi, 'cause we were shooting for this 1950's radio vibe. Check it out:

Such A Pity {3:04} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/29n5lp

Lyrics:

"A May night, it was raining
Some people were giving out their hand
It was honest, it was pity
I turned my heart and turned my head

The lady who lied said she understood
But the friends who never left me
Did their best at what they could

She killed me inside
And I never stopped to think
Was she honest? Was it pity?
Was it something that she had to hide?

A still life, a hand to guide me
I left alone, and you followed

Early morning, sun is rising
My stomach churns and has its way
Drunken anger, what a pity
Writing words I'll never say

Reasons I cry
That will never mean a thing
To a person who's naive
And who listens to nothing but reprieve

A real life, a heart to guide me
I left alone, and you followed
I left alone, such a hollow soul."
Nice song! This one reminds me somewhat of the Beatles.

Static_Martyr
06-22-2009, 04:58 PM
New song; part 12/song 10 of my side project/concept album thing, "Hangman." I know my voice sounds like shit on this one, but that's because it's a song that was more about the feeling that I had when I wrote it, and less about the technical accuracy. I would call it "Melodic Hardcore," if that makes it any clearer~

Hangman {5:31} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/p972ue

Lyrics:

"Frozen, frozen up in time
Time to leave my cares behind
'Cause we're moving to the past-time

Gone, gone away, a cloud of dust
Hurricanes of addled trust
Trust I thought that I could honor

I look around and see
These shallow dreams around me
I don't know what to think....should I laugh, or should I try
In misery?

Lost, lost in a rambling court
Of mediation and the sort
Of mediocre hopes and values

That leave, leave me in a twist
What kind of sick "romance" is this?
The kind you want to leave behind you
But never mind that

We are damned to be
The victims of what others see
I can't resist to try, but the past refused to change
It's misery

It's time to play hangman again, my friend
It's time to let the last one in as we repent
Where once I was stoked, I've now gone broke
I've wasted all my time in this lie

I know what I want to do
I want to make it up to you
But there's no second chance at first impressions
No longer can I make my case to you
I've done horrible things to you
And I've seen what's inside you

So just believe, leave in a trail of death
An argument you can't protest
Under a banner of equality

Go, go ahead with such conceit
There's no such thing as sweet reprieve
Only mortal strife and suffering

Which is better off to you ---
Eternal happiness, or truth?
I won't pretend to know when you're though
Do you remember when you said

It's time to play hangman again
This fight draws to its bitter end as we contend
I once was bitter, now I'm cold
I breathe your hatred out with a sigh."

So yeah. Enjoy (or don't)!


1. I'm glad you like our album artwork I made them all by myself with an age-old version of photoshop(from '99 I think)! I'm also flattered that there will be copies of my cds in the USA

Jah, I already made 'em. They're in my car, in the little compartment right under the stereo panel. And my, do they look (and sound) swanky :)

On that note, I've been listening to them more lately, and I have to say....they are growing on me. Quite so, quite so~ I still can't figure out the title (I don't usually have the track listing on me when I listen to them at home, so I never think to check while I'm listening), but there's this one track that I think is completely bad-ass and stands at the very top of all of your work that I've heard so far. I'll tell you the name later on; I'll have to listen through and see which one it is again.


Nice song! This one reminds me somewhat of the Beatles.

Ha! Funny you should say that; Steve and I were just bickering earlier about the Beatles.

ad8
06-23-2009, 06:22 AM
New song; part 12/song 10 of my side project/concept album thing, "Hangman." I know my voice sounds like shit on this one, but that's because it's a song that was more about the feeling that I had when I wrote it, and less about the technical accuracy. I would call it "Melodic Hardcore," if that makes it any clearer~
I just listened to it and I seem to like it. I'll now listen to it a few more times and maybe it'll grow on me. The lyrics are good, too. They reminded me of a song I wrote during the "Toy Of The System-era":D. It never made it on the album, though.


Jah, I already made 'em. They're in my car, in the little compartment right under the stereo panel. And my, do they look (and sound) swanky :)

On that note, I've been listening to them more lately, and I have to say....they are growing on me. Quite so, quite so~ I still can't figure out the title (I don't usually have the track listing on me when I listen to them at home, so I never think to check while I'm listening), but there's this one track that I think is completely bad-ass and stands at the very top of all of your work that I've heard so far. I'll tell you the name later on; I'll have to listen through and see which one it is again.
That's nice! I'm curious about this song. Currently there is one of my songs that I really like over the others, but you didn't listen to that one yet(it's my submission for the BBS Mixtape vol. III). Also, there was a time when I preferred The Answer over every other song of yours, but ever since Mother And Father, Ordained and Just Us (Alone) came out, they've been on a similar level of awesomeness for me.


Ha! Funny you should say that; Steve and I were just bickering earlier about the Beatles.
:D I like most of their music, so you can take the previous comparison as a compliment;)

Static_Martyr
06-23-2009, 03:09 PM
That's nice! I'm curious about this song. Currently there is one of my songs that I really like over the others, but you didn't listen to that one yet(it's my submission for the BBS Mixtape vol. III). Also, there was a time when I preferred The Answer over every other song of yours, but ever since Mother And Father, Ordained and Just Us (Alone) came out, they've been on a similar level of awesomeness for me.

1) I finally figured out what it's called --- "Break Down." I am in love with that lead riff. That song has a similar atmosphere (albeit a bit more straightforward) to Hangman, and although I'd had the progression for it in my head for quite some time, it was hearing this riff in Break Down that actually made me say to myself, "That's the kind of song I need to make," and it got me up off my ass and ready to actually record it :D

See, I have this fear....when I hear a song in my head, and it sounds *totally fucking great,*, I'm terribly afraid that when I sit down and actually record it, it won't have the same magic that it had in my head, ya know? So I was quite relieved that Hangman turned out like it did; it's certainly my favorite one off of this entire Formerly A Long Ass Song But Now A Sort Of Concept Album Thingy project so far~

For record's sake, I already have the title for the next one picked out; it's gonna be called "Nyarlathotep."

2) That's cool about Mother/Father and Just Us~ I like those, too, but I'm eventually going to do a complete retake of the vocals on both. I redid Just Us once, but I really can't stand how boring and apathetic the retake sounds, so I'm doing them over....again....I'll be uploading all that once this whole project is finally complete (which is apparently going to be a lot sooner than I'd expected; I'm already over halfway through) :) But on that note, has anybody come anywhere close to figuring out the "puzzle" around which I structured this song project? Any takers? ;)

(Note: If you have, don't say it yet; I want to see if anyone else can figure it out! If you absolutely must say something, just PM me.)


I like most of their music, so you can take the previous comparison as a compliment

But of course! I don't know too much of them myself, but Steve's been trying to get me into them for awhile. That's actually sorta what the argument we were having was about....

ad8
06-24-2009, 03:01 AM
1) I finally figured out what it's called --- "Break Down." I am in love with that lead riff. That song has a similar atmosphere (albeit a bit more straightforward) to Hangman, and although I'd had the progression for it in my head for quite some time, it was hearing this riff in Break Down that actually made me say to myself, "That's the kind of song I need to make," and it got me up off my ass and ready to actually record it :D
Ah, ok! I'm happy that I could inspire you to do an awesome song like Hangman. After listening to it several times it definately grew on me. It has kind of a "The Meaning Of Life"-atmosphere in the verses.


See, I have this fear....when I hear a song in my head, and it sounds *totally fucking great,*, I'm terribly afraid that when I sit down and actually record it, it won't have the same magic that it had in my head, ya know? So I was quite relieved that Hangman turned out like it did; it's certainly my favorite one off of this entire Formerly A Long Ass Song But Now A Sort Of Concept Album Thingy project so far~
Oh yeah, I totally know this feeling:D


2) That's cool about Mother/Father and Just Us~ I like those, too, but I'm eventually going to do a complete retake of the vocals on both. I redid Just Us once, but I really can't stand how boring and apathetic the retake sounds, so I'm doing them over....again....I'll be uploading all that once this whole project is finally complete (which is apparently going to be a lot sooner than I'd expected; I'm already over halfway through) But on that note, has anybody come anywhere close to figuring out the "puzzle" around which I structured this song project? Any takers?
That's cool even though I love both songs as they are now. Also, I didn't find it out yet but I'll think it over again.

Static_Martyr
06-24-2009, 04:31 AM
Ah, ok! I'm happy that I could inspire you to do an awesome song like Hangman. After listening to it several times it definately grew on me. It has kind of a "The Meaning Of Life"-atmosphere in the verses.

Wow....I guess it does 0.0 I knew that sounded familiar, but I couldn't place it :)


That's cool even though I love both songs as they are now. Also, I didn't find it out yet but I'll think it over again.

Ah, well, no hurries or anything; I was just wondering. It'd be kind of hard to figure it out right now, but I've gotten far enough so that it's technically possible. Although if you think you can, of course you're welcome to try~

ad8
06-24-2009, 12:26 PM
But on that note, has anybody come anywhere close to figuring out the "puzzle" around which I structured this song project? Any takers? ;)

(Note: If you have, don't say it yet; I want to see if anyone else can figure it out! If you absolutely must say something, just PM me.)

So I listened to parts 1-12 of the epic song project again. I think I could figure out what you meant if I only knew what you asked for. I didn't really understand(language barrier, I guess:D) what we should do. Should we try to analyse the lyrics and then find out the general context/the meaning of the single songs and the project as a whole?

I'm pretty sure I could know what I have to do if only I'd have read this thread properly:o

Static_Martyr
06-24-2009, 02:39 PM
So I listened to parts 1-12 of the epic song project again. I think I could figure out what you meant if I only knew what you asked for. I didn't really understand(language barrier, I guess) what we should do. Should we try to analyse the lyrics and then find out the general context/the meaning of the single songs and the project as a whole?

Well....all I can say without ruining the surprise altogether is that it's much more than just lyrical theme. The lyrics themselves are actually made to stand alone, although they will ultimately contain references to one another (notice certain recurrences of certain words, like the heavy use of the word "reality" around tracks 8-9).

I think the best way to describe my aim here is to think of this whole project as a big book of short stories, with each song being like one short story in that book. Each of the stories can be read on their own, and each one has its own unique message from the others....but when put together, they form a bigger picture, and you see that they all contribute to a much bigger story/theme than any one does by itself.

Also, I planted key terms in the titles of each song to help illuminate the true theme....but I tried not to be too obvious, because, well, vagueness is actually kinda part of the thing. Vagueness and ambiguity.

Trust me, it'll all make sense once I'm finished and I'm able to come back and explain it. If I explain it now, I'll lose my steam to finish it --- my drive right now is based on seeing the differences in how people interpret each song on its own, as opposed to how they interpret them as a singular whole. So don't wrack your brain too much; like I said, right now it may technically be possible with Wikipedia and some clever research, but I'll still be surprised if anyone actually gets it right now. The theme has sort of been established, but not really explored or resolved yet, if that makes sense :confused:

(But if by some chance you *do* figure it out, remember to try not to spoil it yet! How many people can discover it is another sort of research plan; that will say something as to how well I've put my idea into words, and how easy it is to recognize and interpret.)

ad8
06-25-2009, 12:49 AM
Ah, ok. So I'll wait and stay quiet even if I should know what it's about;)

Static_Martyr
07-14-2009, 05:03 PM
Alright....sorry for the wait, folks! It's been a long month, and it's only going to get longer (Steve and I are going to see Offspring Friday in St. Augustine, and on the 28th we're hitting Bad Religion, Anti-Flag and NOFX at Warped Tour in Atlanta, and on 8/1 I'm seeing Green Day in Atlanta as well~). So this will probably be another slow month with only 1 or 2 songs every couple of weeks :(

But don't worry, we ARE still alive and kicking. Here's another chapter of my SUPER EPIC SONG PROJECT --- chapter 13/song 11, titled "Nyarlathotep."

Nyarlathotep {2:29} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/80uiis

I've been playing with compression and some different mixing techniques (formal thanks to anyone who posted in the Mixing Bass topic I made awhile back....I need to go post there again 0.0), and so it sounds like SHIT mixing-wise (for some reason the whole mix is completely off-center and it's hanging really low, and the bottom have of the waveform is completely flat....weird), but I don't think I did too bad musically. Check it out and give me any criticism you might have in mind (good, bad, constructive or just plain mean, at this point I really don't much care how mean you are, because I am really paranoid and want to try and catch all of my glaring flaws right now before we have a full band and start playing shows and whatnot). Besides, these are just demos anyway....so yeah, thanks in advance to any listeners/reviewers!

Lyrics:

"I once heard a Christian man say, "we all deserve to die"
I asked him to explain why, but he couldn't
And I never understood until now

I once heard a tale of a being who's not the truth that he seems
The source of god, a living thought that denies us our emotions
And makes us live like robots

And when that being comes, I guarantee that I won't be the only one
To stand my ground and be defeated

Nyarlathotep --- just one more step
And you're on me....I lose my memory
Nyarlathotep! Die in protest
And you're gone like a faulty analogy

I know you're there, watching me survive
And I know that there's a riot in your eyes
And I know you'll find me
I know you're waiting for my will to subside
And I know that you'll never really die

But I can't keep going on and on
With this belief that you'll never be gone
I just can't stand to see the way that you're watching over me
Knowing that it's just a matter of time until your victory

(I've just one life to live)
You're standing over it
But you contaminate it
You're looming over me
You are my vacancy
You're me."

ad8
07-15-2009, 02:02 PM
Alright....sorry for the wait, folks! It's been a long month, and it's only going to get longer (Steve and I are going to see Offspring Friday in St. Augustine, and on the 28th we're hitting Bad Religion, Anti-Flag and NOFX at Warped Tour in Atlanta, and on 8/1 I'm seeing Green Day in Atlanta as well~). So this will probably be another slow month with only 1 or 2 songs every couple of weeks :(
SHAME ON YOU FOR NOT RELEASING 10 SONGS A DAY!!! SHAME ON YOU!!!!!:D
...j/k of course:p, seriously now, that's an awesome month for you with Offspring, the Warped Tour and Green Day! I hope you'll be able to enjoy it.
Other than that, I enjoyed Nyarlathotep after the first few listens. I don't know if it's just the mixing, but this song really stands out and seems very special. This may have to do with the piano and the reverb(or is it delay?) on your vocals or just with the chord progression.



I've been playing with compression and some different mixing techniques (formal thanks to anyone who posted in the Mixing Bass topic I made awhile back....I need to go post there again 0.0), and so it sounds like SHIT mixing-wise (for some reason the whole mix is completely off-center and it's hanging really low, and the bottom have of the waveform is completely flat....weird), but I don't think I did too bad musically. Check it out and give me any criticism you might have in mind (good, bad, constructive or just plain mean, at this point I really don't much care how mean you are, because I am really paranoid and want to try and catch all of my glaring flaws right now before we have a full band and start playing shows and whatnot). Besides, these are just demos anyway....so yeah, thanks in advance to any listeners/reviewers!
I don't think that the mixing in this one is worse than before. I don't really hear any quality loss in comparison to your former works. If anything, I would say that the quality even improved.
Besides, Hangman REALLY grew on me. I absolutely love that one.

Static_Martyr
07-16-2009, 06:43 PM
We has a present for joo~ We recorded all of these tonight; we literally *just* got done.

Three new songs; "The Coach's Lament," "Mr. Christ, I Miss Her," and "Imgrid." Enjoy (or don't)~

EDIT: Make that four; add "Late Bloomer."
EDIT: Make that five; add "Smithsonian Bartender."
(We actually recorded these two earlier, but I realize that I never did put them up for some reason...go figure).

The Coach's Lament {5:01} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/tyg238
Imgrid {1:44} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/fmnhpq
Mr. Christ, I Miss Her {5:02} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/pnymaz
Late Bloomer {0:47} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/ikbmfq
Smithsonian Bartender {1:52} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/quedny

Sorry, but I don't have lyrics right now; I'll put 'em up later when I get the chance.

ad8
07-17-2009, 02:48 AM
So this will probably be another slow month with only 1 or 2 songs every couple of weeks :(



Three new songs; "The Coach's Lament," "Mr. Christ, I Miss Her," and "Imgrid." Enjoy (or don't)~

EDIT: Make that four; add "Late Bloomer."
EDIT: Make that five; add "Smithsonian Bartender."
:D
This is the Static Martyr we love;)

(Downloading now, I'll comment on the songs later)

Static_Martyr
07-20-2009, 05:50 PM
Alright, time for a quick tribute to an awesome band; as the first official release under the name of my side-project, "The Tim Tations," I bring you....a cover of Sum 41's The Hell Song, as a tribute to that FUCKING AWESOME show on Friday :D

The Hell Song (Sum 41 cover) {3:22} = http://www.sendspace.com/file/1q2h5a

I will be recording an Offspring tribute as part of the same project very soon; still trying to find one that both represents my L-U-V for them, that I can actually play faithfully ;)

(Hint hint: Any suggestions will be considered welcome and then some~)

EDIT: I forgot to mention....my vocals are a bit, ah, crusty, because I still haven't recovered from screaming myself into heat exhaustion on Friday. So excuse those in advance, maybe? :o