Rebecca Mayes Muses: War for Cybertron

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War for Cybertron

Rebecca Mayes learns the language of Cybertron to bring us this message from a beloved transformer.

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graham? you updating Rebecca's videos now?

anywho pretty cool but odd

EDIT: WOAH! i had a weird glitch

Was that actually icelandic. Weird video and some harsh criticism but good song none-the-less. Haunting I think is the word

Different. Rather intersesting to listen and to watch. Keep them coming.

Oo, a haunting sound of Icelandic music. Now where did I put my sugarcube albums? Very lovely.

Sounds like Rebecca is channeling Sigur Ros.

Good choice if i might say so myself.

Great work as usual!

beautiful song, nice change from the norm :)

Great kamasutra performance... just kidding, please dont suspend me.

I liked the song, nice concept. What language was that? (if any)

There was a problem with the volume curve, i had to crank up my volume to listen to the beggining and end of the song but half of it i had to turn it down because it was too loud.

Overall very pleasing video. Looking good one more time Becca.

I don't want to sound like a nerd but... am I the only one who thinks rebecca sounds hot when she speaks whatever language she's speaking? By the way great song keep 'em coming!

Samsont:
I don't want to sound like a nerd but... am I the only one who thinks rebecca sounds hot when she speaks whatever language she's speaking? By the way great song keep 'em coming!

Sorry, now you do sound like a nerd. ;)

OT: Nice song, although the volume difference is very, VERY large.

That was a pretty interesting twist to things. Keep 'em coming!

Are you even trying to make good music anymore?

Sorry to offend, but this sounds like a crappy sigur ros cover band attempting to write something original for the first time, but then trying to pretend that they "weren't really trying."

The funny thing is I enjoy sigur ros and bands in that genre. This was just plain pathetic.

Was the the whole meant to suck that bad to convey how horrible this game is?
This is without a doubt the worse song you have ever written.

That was terrible. Usually I'm a big fan but that was just too much. I'm sorry but the last few videos you've posted were just rubbish.

Well can say... it,s the first time i really dont like one of your soung Rebecca... Trought some seem to love it..

fun and interesting to listen to and great visuals too.
only downside is that I couldnt sing along.

Love it! It's cool coz it's loads different to what others do, very you!(In a good way)
The song also sounds very heartfelt...

I actually liked this one quite a bit. It captured the spirit of the what I originally thought Muses would be from the first song than most. Too often the song is just a video game review set to music. I like ones that actually show the game's universe from another perspective, like this one and the original Sim's complaints to his creator.

Nice song. I am curious whether you are actually singing a language, or just going for a Scandi language sound :)Either way, I wouldnt be able to understand the words.

I can see why some people might criticise for the "Sigur Ros" rip off thing. But it didnt sound like a rip off to me, and you cant please everyone. :P

Woah, you are really hitting me. And I agree with the posters above, sounds like you adopted a language from Scandinavia or something. Either way, reminds me of Discovery Channel with their heritage shows. Really loved how the womans sing in a strange language but still make it emotional and full of meaning.

Love this one!

Was she... hitting a drum with a piece of broccoli?

Because that's what it looked like.

Clever story and a clever original idea. :) I particularly liked the lines where you (ahem, Soundwave) had put together a video game using war footage from the war that wiped everyone else out. Put a nice spin on the whole macho-warmongering-robot thing (not that I've actually ever followed Transformers).

Good stuff!

Holy SHAZAM

Rebecca as Soundwave= Epic Win

...interesting song to say the least...it was odd...different...but I loved it :D

Let me be honest, I love your music, but this was more criticism than music, compared to your other music I'd give it the shaky hand, rather than the thumbs up.

Honesty is Amnesty

We love you regardless <3

Ne1butme:
Sounds like Rebecca is channeling Sigur Ros.

Good choice if i might say so myself.

I found it to be more Bjrk than Sigur Rs.And I dislike both.

Fairly lacking to the other songs.While the lyrics were interesting,and the singing was good.But the music din't cut it for me.

Xavier78:
That was terrible. Usually I'm a big fan but that was just too much. I'm sorry but the last few videos you've posted were just rubbish.

I'm in the same boat with you there. I used to think she of her music amazing crafted melodies with humorous lyrics from the perspective of a girl gamer who embraced being girly rather than trying to be one of the guys...

As of lately my opinion of her and her more recent work hasn't been to high.

Wolfrug:
Clever story and a clever original idea. :) I particularly liked the lines where you (ahem, Soundwave) had put together a video game using war footage from the war that wiped everyone else out. Put a nice spin on the whole macho-warmongering-robot thing (not that I've actually ever followed Transformers).

Good stuff!

(NERD ALERT!!!!)

In the new accepted canon from the novel Exodus, the war is fought because of differing ideals on how to do away with the caste system of Cybertron. One side led by Megatron and one led by Orion Pax, who is then given the name of Optimus and the title of Prime. Megatron had been working with Pax, and behind the scenes had been orchestrating terrorist attacks that could be blamed on the caste system, was outraged that Pax had been given leadership of the planet by being named Prime instead of him.

Now the reason their were no more Cybertronians being born was that the Decepticons had gained access to Dark Energon that corrupted the user (Energon being the fuel of Cybertronians) sort of like PCP mixed with Meth and Heroin, and to keep them from infecting the Allspark, they shot it off into space to protect it. The Decepticons did manage to infect the core of Cybertron with it and as a way to counteract it, Cybertron had to shut down for millions of years which led to the Autobots leaving in the Ark and eventually led to them and the Decepticons crashing on earth as had been established in 1984.

Ok, that was long but the thing that people are missing that don't follow the mythos is that the Autobots are fighting a just war to keep the Decepticons from just creating havok and terror to rule through sheer power and fear. Optimus Prime as a character has been established as someone who would prefer to work things out peacefully, but is also able to fight for what he believes in which is the freedoms of all beings.

So really it's a bit unfair to say they are warmongering. Yes they are in a war, but it's a war that most would rather not have to fight, but they do because they believe that the prinicples of peace and freedom are worth fighting for, no matter how at odds it seems to be.

(Sorry, I'm a huge Transformer fan and just wanted to throw out the reasons for the war since a lot of people just think of them as robots with big guns. Also, yes, there are similarities in the mythos and real life, but please don't take this post as an invitation to start a political discourse, as it's not the time nor place to do it.)

I have to say I didn't really like the electric guitar part(s). After that soft start it just hurt my ears. But I liked the rest of it. And that was Icelandic wasn't it? Either that, or the language the Elves in the Lord of The Rings speak.

RanD00M:

Ne1butme:
Sounds like Rebecca is channeling Sigur Ros.

Good choice if i might say so myself.

I found it to be more Bjrk than Sigur Rs.And I dislike both.

Fairly lacking to the other songs.While the lyrics were interesting,and the singing was good.But the music din't cut it for me.

You dislike Sigur Ros? I have a great swell of pity for you. I'm sorry, i'm really very sorry.

I love variety. That was superb - again!

I spend Friday afternoons (every other week) at work wondering what the song and video will be when I get home.

Thanks for exploring different styles. Please keep up the great work.

The video had plenty of game footage in it, too - which I think is important for these reviews.

Icelandic....appealing in a interesting way...Never listened to Icelandicish Music before So I wouldn't know how to comment on that...wonder if there are any good icelandic musicians that I could listen too..

Very haunting, but, I loved it...and a lagnauge I had never heard before...beautiful!

I can actually pinpoint when and where I started not liking her and her work.

-Plants Vs. Zombie: The music was weak, but not every song can be a hit.

-Mass effect 2: The Last good song she made before she became desperate for attention.

-The mirror: Sigh... If I wanted to listen to an insecure girl go on about how everthing makes her feel ugly, I'd ask my girlfriend to get dressed before we go out somewhere nice... The only difference is I get to have sex with my girlfriend afterwards... something a lot of Rebecca's male fans don't seem to be able to grasp as "something that ain't gonna happen with this chick."

-Behind the scenes part 1&2: Her going on and on about a lot of stuff that not many people really wanted to hear, answering maybe 5 questions from fans, and then setting up the infamous, un-called for and pointless attack on yahtzee as a "crush." It also sort of forced me to see that Rebecca isn't the brightest peanut in the turd. I mean she thought Yahtzee lived in england at first, she doesn't speak about anything other than how things make her "feel" which is a horrible barameter of measurement for ANYTHING seeing as it is a self centered perception. It's like finding out the artist you enjoy listening to has the mindset of a 4 year old.

-The Machine: At this point it just seemed like she was either grasping at straws to attempt to have another song, or connect her minorly successful gimic in to writing serious songs about "what it's like to be a girl" (because lord knows that's why I started listening to her)

-The Monster: The idea pool has run completely dry and it becomes obvious. The music itself was so boring and repetitive it made me feel as if I were waiting in the elevator of an establishment that subscribed to an XM channel that played only "the 'best' light rock."

-Heavy Rain: An interesting experiment that I considered neither good nor bad. However I'd be lying if I said I didn't find the armpit hair particularly appealing. Her patting her self on the back for "taking a huge risk" via her blog (even though nobody noticed the armpit hair because it was shot in a dark area, with low resolution) was also a little overkill. While the music itself was nothing special, it made me not like HER as a person even more.

-How to Write a song in an hour: I don't buy meat and wonder "how do they do this", I don't buy a videogame and wonder "how do they program this." As a former musician, I have an idea how songs get made, but I don't really care how it gets done. The funniest part is guitar rift she started with was amazing, but then she slowly wittled it away to something that was uninspired and mediocre at best. It was like watching someone take a .45 slug and chip it away until it was a B.B.

-Love song for Yahtzee: Despite all the flack and needless drama behind it, it was actually a GOOD SONG, it's just a shame she lowered her self to cheap shots and attention whoring to promote it. Then the BEGGING for Yahtzee to respond back like a pathetic 4 year old BEGGING for her parents to buy her a new doll was just sort of sad. Had it of been a stand alone song it would of been good, but it was a cheap publicity stunt by a raging feminist trying to make a point when it seems like she doesn't even fully understand what she is "raging" against.

-Transformers: It seems like she's not even trying anymore. Even worse as of lately she comes off like a self centered 4 year old talking about things they like, things they don't like, things they do for fun, etc. The music was bad enough to almost make me lose my faith in God. This is the kinda of crap I'd expect a burnt out rockstar who has far sailed past their prime to "experiment" (which is code for lazily crap out with zero effort) with. The problem is Rebecca isn't THAT popular. Don't get me wrong she has a following, but I would doubt if it even falls in the 10,000 (or even 5,000) person range.

It seems she's begining to let herself go after the VERY TINY taste of success she has had. She's surrounded herself with "yes" people who so much as praise whenever she takes a dump and wipes properly, she thinks everyone cares about the issues she does and demonizes those who don't, She's even going so far as starting "celebrity beef." It's just sad because she has talent and it is a unique thing she WAS doing... It just seems like all the talent has been wrung out of her and all that is left is a shallow withered husk.

Zhukov:
Was she... hitting a drum with a piece of broccoli?

Because that's what it looked like.

I believe she was.

I also believe it was awesome. And delicious.

There is being artsy and avante garde with music to actually explore the art form, and then there is just being a pretentious musician that sounds like crap. This was the latter.

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