Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Antimonument

I am very pleased to finally release this: my first full-length album, entitled Antimonument.

rather than give an overview of this piece, I'd rather let the art speak for itself.

CD-R ($7 USD + s&h):

  • label: GarageMonkey Productions (GMP-003)
  • format: digital file / CD-R
  • released: 20 May 2008
  • time: 59:14
  • recorded and engineered by Andrew Arnold in Basement Studio and Studio 1004 from December–May 2008
  • mixed and mastered by Andrew Arnold in Studio 1004 during May 2008 (with some oversight by D.A.)
  • cover art: Thomas Cole
  • additional music on track 7: Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O.
    tracklist:
  1. Sunrise and Delusion (11:35)
  2. Eyes of the Blind (7:23)
  3. The Goddess (6:17)
  4. A Thin, Nameless Noise (part 1) (7:42)
  5. Antimonument (9:45)
  6. Spire (6:38)
  7. A Thin, Nameless Noise (part 2) (3:38)
  8. Sunset and Destroyer (6:17)

credits

this record was entirely produced by deterior; however various sound samples used were kindly borrowed from the following: noisetheorem.com; freesound users plagasul, nicStage, davidjennings, TwistedLemon, hanstimm, daveincamas, pentm, CyberiaLainKittyKat; The Atomic Cafe; youtube user JesusFarted; United Artists Entertainment LLC, Touchstone Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Universal Pictures. all content remains copyright © the original owner.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

the time has come

mixing is done. mastering is done. the final pieces are falling into place, one by one.

may 20.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

mixing (2)

so mixing is about 95% done. it's sounding amazing at the moment; it's astonishing what one can learn doing this on one's own. I need to make a few more tweaks to the sound but it's looking like the record may drop next week or the week after. that's what I'm hoping, anyway.

Spire is coming together as well (however slowly); it'll be out after the album. currently, it's shaping up to include three alternate mixes of "spire", one of "antimonument", and one of "sunset and destroyer". I don't want to say any more yet because the details are really sketchy at the moment.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

mixing

recording is now totally done. (well, it was done several days ago, actually, but I've been busy.) mixing is going splendidly as of now, especially since I've actually been working on the mix from very early on. I hope to have everything finished by the end of the month (sooner, if possible), but since the end of the quarter has been a bit crazy I'm not entirely sure about it.

now is also a good time to mention the remix ep. I've asked a few friends to provide remixes of "spire" to be released around the same time. more updates on that will be posted here so keep an eye out.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

bass

bass is done. only two (maybe three) tracks' worth of drums are left to be completed.

here's a neato poster I made, too.

Friday, May 2, 2008

freesound

"The Freesound Project: A web community for free and open exchange of sounds."

possibly one of the best sound databases I've ever seen. about 75% of the sampling I've done for Antimonument has come from sounds obtained from this site. lots of effects, field recordings, soundscapes, etc.