DNA and Kalros

DNA and Kalros

This week, Gavin talks about writing heavy metal and experimenting with movie-themed music.

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Always interesting to read all the stuff behind the songs.

"One second, doesn't Miracle Of Sound only do videogames?

One second, doesn't Metallica only do thrash metal?"

Burn!

I know you said a lot of interesting stuff there but what I took out of it is that you like Meshuggah and that's AWESOME!

I didn't like either of them, partly because of the lack of lyrics and partly because they weren't my thing. But experimentation breeds riches so unless it leads to an actual change in direction I don't see myself tuning out any time soon.

Nicely done Potatoborn. Made me giggle a bit, and you made music even more confusing for me since I now know that math is involved (curse you math!).

Also, I keep reading Meshuggah as Megahug because I are teh dumb.

*So* sad there will never be Metal Gear. I always thought the plot was amazing...then again, I like huge tangled conspiracies.

I am a real person too. These encore's are always interesting reads, can't wait for the next song.

I have to admit that after giving Kalros a second chance I do like it a lot better.

I still don't like DNA though. An intro longer than the song can work if the payoff is good enough, but this one just didn't do it for me. I guess it's just not my thing. Plus the lyrics just kinda rub me the wrong way.

That being said, DNA is pretty much the only song I don't like since... I don't even know when. Before Sovngarde Song, at the very least. So yeah, that's pretty amazing. I am a real person!

So that explains why even though I got the 5/4 time down, keeping the beat of Kalros still didn't feel quite right to me. I don't think I've heard any songs that mix time signatures with different instruments like that, outside of ones that can share a common beat like a 6/8 and 2/2. Hmm, maybe after a few more listens and I can really get into the grove of the song now that I know this. So really nice work, man!

Another good read Gav, they always are actually. I liked Kalros, though DNA just didn't do anything for me. And your replies to comments are always hilarious.

Now that you've mentioned it, the meshuggah inspiration seems obvious.

I did pick up on the NiN inspiration on DNA though.

Always good to see you try new things out, does no good to just sit in your comfort zone.

Never herd of Game of Thrones? Good one Gavin. Hilarious! Wait... you were joking, right?

I agree that DNA was too short. But then again I'd say Crucible and Beauty Bleak were too short!

I just want 10 minute songs! Is that too much to ask?
Ok yeah, maybe it is.

:o Really? I for some reason got a Distured vibe from Kalros. Especially in the way guitar works in it. I thought it was pretty sweet. Only thing that bothered me was the fact that your voice was a bit too high for such music. When I listen to music like this, I prefer lower vocals. But that's just me.

Already gushed about DNA a lot, still love it.

Also think Andrew WK is awesome.

Hm, so... You say DNA is probably not the last movie song? I'll just go to my happy place and hope for Star Trek song when the next movie comes out.

I love all your songs and the fact that you do these encore posts only makes it better.
Also "Personally I love that style of music, though I can understand it may seem boring or dull to those not gifted with much of an attention span." BURNED DUDE, BURNED.
Also interesting to learn about the different beat timing thing in Kalros, I didn't know people did that.

maxmanrules:

Also interesting to learn about the different beat timing thing in Kalros, I didn't know people did that.

Yep. There are many bands that do it in a far, far more complex and difficult way than I did too! Check out Meshuggah, their stuff is amazing.

Loethlin:

Hm, so... You say DNA is probably not the last movie song? I'll just go to my happy place and hope for Star Trek song when the next movie comes out.

Yup more movies songs coming very, very soon ;)

soren7550:
Nicely done Potatoborn. Made me giggle a bit, and you made music even more confusing for me since I now know that math is involved (curse you math!).
.

LOl Potatoborn :D Someone's been looking at my Skyrim mod pics haven't they?

Will you make a Game Of Thrones song?

Game Of Thrones? What's that? Never heard of it.

Suspicious, Gav... Either:
-You really don't know Game of Thrones, which is nearly impossible.
-You were just making fun of the guy.
-The next song will be about Game of Thrones.

I'll go for the third option. What will it be? A cover of The Bear and Maiden Fair? Or perhaps The Rains of Castamere? Or a completely new song? We shall see!

At any rate, keep it up I really enjoy these encores.
By the way, have you played Spec Ops: The Line? I think it'd make a great song.

waltersedan:
Never herd of Game of Thrones? Good one Gavin. Hilarious! Wait... you were joking, right?

I was about to say the exact same thing. Not that there's anything wrong with that...but come on.

Anyway, yes! Great job, Gav!

MiracleOfSound:

soren7550:
Nicely done Potatoborn. Made me giggle a bit, and you made music even more confusing for me since I now know that math is involved (curse you math!).
.

LOl Potatoborn :D Someone's been looking at my Skyrim mod pics haven't they?

I have no idea what you're talking about Potatiskiin.

"this game has amazing graphics" XD love that line.

I really like how these look backs/recaps/review/etc. are readble in the time it take for the song to end. i love listening to it AND reading about it so see if my opinion sways in any way while im listening.

cricket chirps:
"this game has amazing graphics" XD love that line.

I really like how these look backs/recaps/review/etc. are readble in the time it take for the song to end. i love listening to it AND reading about it so see if my opinion sways in any way while im listening.

soren7550:

MiracleOfSound:

soren7550:
Nicely done Potatoborn. Made me giggle a bit, and you made music even more confusing for me since I now know that math is involved (curse you math!).
.

LOl Potatoborn :D Someone's been looking at my Skyrim mod pics haven't they?

I have no idea what you're talking about Potatiskiin.

This may be...well honestly an ill-thought-out and unecessarily complicated way to do this but i just realised i would LOVE to see your steam screenshots just to get more of your kind of humor Gavin.

^^' Care to add me on steam? I'm "cricket chirps" on steam. We are already friends on Live if you remember me :) -no offense if you don't- but you SAVED me from a terribly depressing night of school projects till dawn and school the next day with your Redemption Blues song on repeat. Still my favorite :D

MiracleOfSound:

maxmanrules:

Also interesting to learn about the different beat timing thing in Kalros, I didn't know people did that.

Yep. There are many bands that do it in a far, far more complex and difficult way than I did too! Check out Meshuggah, their stuff is amazing.

Just thought I'd take the opportunity to point you to Animals As Leaders, if you haven't already heard of em:

I would big them up but... give them a listen and I shouldn't need to. Enjoy!

Oh and both DNA and Kalros were badass too. Nice work.

 

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