i happened to end up at the best sort of new year’s eve party… the sort with musical instruments (as well as the usual alcohol soaked silly).
there were even people there who’ve heard my music… bloody odd that. oh also one of whom has a little studio which i may take advantage of soon with “the lads” to record some music which sounds less like it’s been recorded in my bedroom.
The cool thing about this release for me is that it’s for playstation 3 and playstation vita, a much larger audience than ever before for the likes of my silly music and vocal noises! yes like Really Big Sky i provided all the annoying narration parts and maybe half of all the songs you’ll hear.
Recording the voiceovers was fun… the nice chaps at ripstone dragged me across the length of the country to their fair city to stand in a vocal recording booth for the day and call them a tit in a variety of tones. that was a very strange day actually, i had little to no sleep the prvious night so i was working in a haze. you’d be surprised how often that seems to help. a certain unhinged defocussed feel which helped me not to over think things. also powerful radioactive strength coffee helps. There exists a huuuuuge amount of outtakes too. or at least i hope they kept them. i know i messed up the lines enough times. i just couldnt stop saying “flip the drill around” instead of “engage the drill”!
The lines were always utterly silly and where possible a quote or referance to something that myself or james (James Whitehead, bossbaddie boss man) are into. so lots of british comedy referances, some running gags, some futurama referances and some things that i would just say in real life. back in the Really big sky days i’d say most of the narration script was written by me but as time went on it grew from both of us. When it came to Big sky infinity james wrote a whole load of new lines to correspond to the huge amount of new features which i hadn’t seen yet and so couldnt comment on… also some terrible puns may have found their way in.
The way i found myself in this role is pretty odd really, i’m a musician. i’m not a voice actor. but we needed something to add some extra flavour to Really big sky and i had recently bought myself a half way decent microphone. we just put it in for a laugh but it worked. it was really a case of me saying what i would say if i was the annoying friend watching you play over your shoulder… over time it got more and more exadurated but still based on myself. i guess the moral of the story is don’t play a game if i’m sitting behind you because i’ll likely call you a tit when you die.
In other news i’m releasing a new bandcamp albumoid soon, it’s only 25 minutes long but i cant sit on it any longer, it’s making my bum hurt.
A bandcamp exclusive EP. Born out of bad feelings, turned into less bad ones. also includes the music from Ornsack’s cat fight video as well as a bonus track and 2 little bonus videos. Pay-what-you-want … and that includes the mighty fine figure of £0 this time… if you’re that way inclined.
it’s called that even though it’s not actually fresh any more. still if i don’t put this out now then when will i get a chance to? well later sure but … you shurrup sir.
The Fruits of my old youtube account lie within. Includes the more popular mashup songs and a few bits and bobs that never made it to the public at all. All topped off with an ammusing photoshop job by James with rubbish titling added by yours truly at 5am! Don’t worry though dear reader, a proper album is imminent!