First song you wrote that you were proud of? I wrote this lil diddy back in late 2011. I hadn't found LULZ yet and was still new to FL Studio (messed around with it for two years.) I was really into Skrillex and Odd Future at the time and the influence shows. In hindsight, my emulation of them was bad, but I thought was so good back then that it maybe planted the seeds of atonal melodies (which I love now) in my head. I didn't know shit about audio-engineering at the time so ear-users be warned. Anyways I present "August" without any remastering. I don't think it's much to spit at now, but it's still kinda catchy :^)
>clown world music
i do identify as a transwoman now, idk how that matters
post your first song song you were proud of
You will never be a songwriter
AI will replace you
It already has, most people haven't realized
retards keep saying this, but ai will never replace a live performance
AI is making troons like you kill yourself luls
I made this while learning how to use Reaper on the shittiest computer in the world. It was a laptop my school gave me when I was in high school that was already barely functioning right out of the box. I couldn’t afford anything better at the time and had to make something structureless because recording anything with any real kind of structure was basically impossible on that kind of hardware.
hey this is really good. what were your inspirations back then? were you a LULZtant yet?
Thanks! Yeah I spent pretty much all of my time on LULZ back then. I’ve never really had inspirations though, or at least not inspirations that I knowingly/intentionally incorporated. I was self-taught so I wasn’t really competent enough with songwriting to be able to utilize influence to any real significance.
I actually love it
Makes me want to go back to experimenting more
I fucking like it anon.
i feel ya. i took guitar lessons when i was in middle school but stopped after a year, so everything after that was feeling. years later i heard spiderland and it completely destroyed my perception of what music could be. but every now and again i write quick dumb songs like the one i posted. i don't know if browsing LULZ in high school would had been a blessing or a curse but it think it's the latter
not reading that chud
not really into metal but i for sure know the feeling of whisper-singing into a mic so my parents didn't hear it lel
>years later i heard spiderland and it completely destroyed my perception of what music could be.
Please expand on this.
great violin part anon
First one I wrote and recorded that I liked a lot. Kept it simple, 3 verses, a bridge, and an ending.
That was actually, unironically fantastic anon!!
it was a song that i composed 3 years ago to add in my inscription folder to enter in some school for my studies.
now I find it's pure garbage but well there is a debut to everything
i could 100% imagine this in a movie trailer, take that as you will, or as the next final fantasy boss battle music
i could go on forever about my lord and savoir slint but at the time i heard them (age 19) i was already well acquainted with LULZ. i put off listening to spiderland (it was only semi-/mu/core back in 2013) but the first time i heard it, it struck something in me. at the time i was writing edgy folk-punk. a la andrew jackson jihad, but spiderland was something else. i ceased all writing for a long time after i heard it. i knew i had to be a better musician after hearing it. even though it was three (two at the time heard it lol) decades ago, they wrote that album when they were my age. there's that one quote about velvet underground's debut only selling 3000 but everyone that bought it started a band, well i think that's also true for spiderland, at least for me. it changed music from cheap, quick entertainment into an art-from in my eyes. to sum up slint's influence on me "i have to create a new rock sound." i think that everyone has their own personal spiderland, in whatever field of art they chose, for me it just happened to be slint's second album spiderland
i like it, reminds me of Fang Island self titled album, and So I Watch You From Afar's "All Hail Bright Futures"
could be a good album ender
Funny you should say that, I was listening to Fang Island a lot during that period lol. Guess it rubbed off on me
hell yeah man, their second (self-titled) album is an all time classic to me. i haven't listened to it for years but if i did i think it would take me right back my care-free high school days
I made this is GarageBand on my phone last year. The virtual guitars are a real bitch to work with and simulating tremolo picking is impossible, but, nevertheless
In spite of everything, I like it. I wrote it after a phase in which I had been writing long, complex songs with a lot of chords and almost no lyrics. This one I wrote in about fifteen minutes. Not sure why I was using that weird voice, but I used it on a handful of songs in the months that followed. It seemed right somehow. This song became part of a sort of freak folk opera about my experience with SSRIs. It was a bizarre period in my life with a lot of confusion and anxiety. This song kind of sums it all up. I believe this recording is from November 3rd, 2015, the night I wrote it.
I had issues with these two songs trying to re-record their lo-fi demos into hi-fi and eventually I just gave up and used the demos for the final album. They were the two songs on the album that took me the longest to realize that I got them right the first time.
First track remind me of Dismiss Yourself Surge Compilation lofi "crushed"sound
Thank you, I'm not into nightcore but after skimming through some of that compilation I get this comparison
i get you, it's just what the recording quality reminded me of, and i've been listening to this kind crap for the past few years, so it was what first came to mind
made these songs just messing around, people really like the acoustic guitar one and i still cant believe it. now i try to practice singing and music few times a week at least
strong voice but it's much suited for Delta Blues a la Blind Willie Johnson
thanks. that would be too good to be true, that's my absolute favorite guitar playing genre ever since i heard a few stones songs that attempted mississippi delta. never thought to give it a try for some reason, thanks
here's an older original, an early attempt at bluesy stuff
I mean no disrespect, your voice is spectacular, do whatever you want with music, but your voice reminded me of the great blues legends of old (Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Willie Johnson, Charley Patton, Robert Johnson.) I know because I have a very deep and gruff voice myself and it's not really suited for else other than the blues (even doe i'm a redhead whyboi) no matter how hard I try. Maybe you can do a cover of my favorite blues song of all time: Geeshie Willey - Last Kind Words Blues, recorded June, 1930
this song is amazing, thank you
For sure, just check out RYM's Top 50 singles for each decade of the early 1900s, that's where I learned everything about music of old. And read the comments too. Fixbutte, Astoturf78, and Paddlesteamer on RYM are the the guys to look out for in the comments, the wise elders of old. Here's my personal Youtube playlists for old music. Blues doesn't really pick up til the 20s/30s so feel free to skip the 00s and 10s, they were just figuring it out back then (and black artists weren't allowed to record mucic ,,,)
1900s : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUafXhIN5vRMeevpwFYgTQ2jXgzid1Ghz
and some jazz
opps, idk how i typed "1890s" but I meant "1940s" alsog pl0x don't dox me, i'm a recoveriring poltard :^(
this music was meant for me, eternal thanks
like i said, you need to read the the RYM guys' comments on the music too, they give such a perfect history of that era that i rarely see discussed (in fact in NEVER see discussed anywhere else)
I don't think I'll ever outdo my first album from 2011 to be honest