Monday, August 4, 2014

Hi again!

Hello there! What's up? I know I haven't been posting for...I don't know, 4 months? I'm still around, it's just that I've found myself at a dead end as to what I want to post on this site.

For those of you wondering what's up with me:

  • My laptop's dead. It's unrepairable. On the bright side, the hard drive is completely unharmed so I still have all my work on it.
  • I'm going to college starting this Saturday (9th of August), studying Broadcasting & Film.
  • I took up Muay Thai at a local gym to combat (pun intended) my asthma (and possibly compete, if Allah wills it)
  • I've bought tickets to an anime/manga convention, Animangaki. It's a local con held since 2009. It'll also be my first time going to a con, so expect pictures and stuff!
  • I'm still trying to find material to update this blog with. For those who actually visit this blog, I would feature underground/underrated artists and review a track or 2 from them. So far there's only 2 featured artists from SoundCloud...and tagged under "SoundCloud Spelunking". I should probably rename that to something more...universal.

Monday, April 21, 2014

No, I can't be bothered to give this one a title.

So, hello again! You may have wondered why posting has come to a stand still for the past week. That's because I'm stupid.

On a more serious note, it's because I've finally sent my laptop (the one that doesn't suck) for repairs and I'm currently waiting for it to get back. You might see a few more days to a week or two of inactivity on the blog.

Friday, April 11, 2014

SoundCloud Spelunking (#002: Elevation)

SoundCloud Spelunking™ (not actually trademarked) is a section or collection of posts where I share with you an underrated producer from SoundCloud, one of which that I think you should listen to. Or something.


Our next featured producer is:


Joze Pizarro, also known as Elevation, is a 19-year old producer from Atlanta, Georgia.  He mainly produces Drum and Bass. His earliest works can be found on his Newgrounds account, which dates back to 2011...which is funny, because I remembered that he had more than just 2 uploaded audio there; but details, details. 

He's currently signed to Atoma Records, which has released 3 4 of his works ("It's Only Distance", "Still Life", "At The End of The Day", and his remix of Greed and Aux.Verba's "Night Fall"). He also has released 2 EPs on his Bandcamp (When I Leave EP, and Liquid Winter).

The one track from him that I just keep coming back to:

I first heard this remix sometime after the contest was announced. What brought me to it is that it's not a typical dubstep or a drumstep remix. This is full-on, liquid DnB. The vocal cutting/splitting/slicing sounds very odd, and he could use some time improving that. Some of the synths has a chiptune-like charm to it. Has nice production quality.

His other links:

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If you have any comments, suggestions or corrections, leave a comment below!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

SoundCloud Spelunking (#001: SenzaFine) (Underrated producers from SoundCloud music review column section thing)

*Yes, that title couldn't be any shorter.

Hello again! It's been quite a while since I've posted anything new on this blog, and if you'd notice the 
sidebar (I'd doubt that you would, since...I...don't really have any viewers/readers) there's a link list for the labels (or tags, as they're called on just about every other blogging site) that I would...label on my posts! So far, there's only one label (i.e. SoundCloud Spelunking). I'd add more if I wasn't so shit at naming things, so if you have any suggestions for as to what label I should make for easy access for future readers, leave a comment!


SoundCloud Spelunking™ (not actually trademarked) is a section or collection of posts where I share with you an underrated producer from SoundCloud, one of which that I think you should listen to. Or something.


For the section's first victim featured producer is:



Cory Autry; also known as SenzaFine; is a talented producer hailing from Austin, Texas. He started producing back in 2003, before getting into it seriously 8 years later, in 2011. He mainly produces house music, and is starting to get his hands wet (not literally) with liquid drum and bass. Some of his influences include house producers Mango, Lessov, Shingo Nakamura and Dinka; Complextro producers Au5 & Fractal, and French House producer Madeon. No, I didn't read that off his SoundCloud bio. You have no proof and I refuse to discuss this matter any further.

Despite having producing music for about 11 years, we have yet to see a release from him.
As pointed out by the man himself, he has a release on the label ProgressiveHouseWorldwide ("Time Has Come ft. RomyHarmony")

Here are his 2 recent tracks that had caught my attention:


This here's a progressive house track, and coupled with the length of the track (8:03) sorta put me off. But after some reconsideration (at 4 in the morning), I decided to give it a listen anyway. The track started out fairly slow, but after the first minute it really flourishes. The track feels like it could use some high-frequencies (white noise comes to mind). The outro could be improved.





Alright, some DnB! This is right up my alley.

*ahem* 
The production quality of track is top-notch. Like damn, those drums. The track lacks any notable melodies, but given the melancholic and dreamy feeling of the track, it's suitable. That outro feels awfully abrupt, though.


Oh hey, would you look at that. The layout of the post doesn't look like shit.

If you're into house music, SenzaFine's one producer you should listen to.

His other links:

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And there you have it! The first edition of SoundCloud Spelunking is done. If you have any constructive criticism (or destructive criticism, I don't care), suggestions, or anything; leave a comment below!





Saturday, April 5, 2014

Obligatory first post

Hello there! This is the blog's first post (no shit), and here's what I intend to do with the blog:
  • Post my exploits on...just about anything I might, will, and currently doing
  • Write music and game reviews (free and publicly available ones, at that...I like free stuff)
That's all I plan to do. In the meantime, here are my other connections/links/whatever: