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    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.

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    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....-_-
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    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...."
    "I'm sorry
    For all the things that I never did
    For all the places I never was
    For all the people I never stopped
    But there was nothing I could do...
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    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.
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    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 But I like to think it's at least a little of both.

    (2) I'm glad you like Long Way Down 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)!

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    For all the people I never stopped
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    I'm kinda getting addicted to the Noise Machine's compilation.
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    (Smiley face!)

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    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."


    Last edited by Static_Martyr; 12-23-2008 at 08:10 AM.
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    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.
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    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
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    For all the places I never was
    For all the people I never stopped
    But there was nothing I could do...
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