August 27, 2008


So here I am, sitting on a bunch of unreleased songs hoping to release an album out of them (once they're ready!)

But then yesterday I randomly made this song, and by golly, I think I'll post it.


Posted by dkordik at August 27, 2008 8:11 PM

fade out? come on! i liked that bit that had just started, then you faded it out. i hope there's an extended cut.

Posted by: ryan at August 28, 2008 8:45 AM

wantastic. starts off pretty straightforward, but then you add cool stuff and change the buzzsaw bass notes all up over the place and it just gets crazy. I like it.

One criticism, if you want it. I hate fade outs. I kinda think they're sortof 1985 or something. Just try to name a big song from the last 15 years that fades out...

The prospect of an RVP album is enough to get my foot a-tappin'. I'm a big fan of all the songs posted to the blog - are the album songs one we haven't heard yet? I'm giddy with anticipation. If you need any help with weird recording stuff or mastering or whatnot that I can help out with, let me know. You could also see if ralph's label would be interested in picking it up. Couldn't hurt.

Posted by: matt g at August 28, 2008 9:54 AM

Haha- sure, I'll extend the hell out of it! Now I'm always gonna fade out, it's like guaranteed feedback! :D

Yes, I do I do I do want criticism. Please please please please. No point in never getting better.

Posted by: Dan at August 28, 2008 10:19 AM

I love the fade out on the condition that the rhythm plays through once or twice more while fading to complete silence OR it segues into another track

In fact, maybe it's just me but it seems like an rvp album should have all the tracks kind of flowing together and fading into each other

Posted by: Neil at September 2, 2008 4:01 AM

Yeah, Neil's idea is a good one. I've heard lots of creative "quasi-fade-outs" where one-by-one the instruments will drop out and you'll be left with a beat or some random piano thing screwing around or whatever. That's really cool. I'm also a big fan of the "all these tracks blend together so well, it's hard to tell where one ends and another begins" school of thought. I didn't exactly do that on my last album, but I kept a lot of the pre/post song room noise & floor creaks in there to keep the songs from being too isolated.

I'm just not a big fan of the "repeat the chorus 500 times and bring the master fader down slowly" philosophy.

Posted by: matt g at September 2, 2008 1:14 PM
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