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.
partly to bring a new lease of life to it and partly because i’m an amazing person i have decided to allow payments of £0 on the album. this means that all of my releases on bandcamp are now pay-what-you-want with no minimum. also i’m back working on a second one now. that will also be the same deal… soon. i hope.
i havent been doing a great deal of those stuffs lately, i’m gradually working on a 2nd bandcamp album and the occasional bit of ornsack flavour stuff (and perhaps for more people too) but really and truely i’ve been slacking. hard.
the majority of said slacking has been through tribes ascend which is a game what where you shoot at people and often capture flags. i was attracted by the oldschool PC shooter feel of fast moving players with slow projectile weapons and a high skill ceiling ala quake games. i miss those days. yeah free to play and all that balls, have a go.
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.
this new release o’ mine (which includes the cat fight track) will be out very soon. i’ve been having massive audio problems which have been keeping me from finishing the last song on the ep but it all SEEMS to be working now. other thing to consider is i’m waiting on album art too which i’m trying to squeeze out of a very busy, stressed man with a cold.
it’s called Human Sense Common Problem and it’s tracklist goes thusly:
1 intro thing (silly noises and such)
2 your noodles ma’am (a subdued guitar wank)
3 TGFO (an actual song ish)
4 i fought a cat and the cat won (full version of the cat fight track)
5 ninja versus vampire (i’m ashamed of it but the guitar solo is fun)
oh for any wondering why i’ve been having problems: i upgraded to windows 7 the other day (after procrastinating and lollygagging OS-wise for ages) so you know.. teething problems and all that lark.
i’m not a very good band leader. i’m just not naturally that sort of a person. i dont like singing and i dont enjoy ordering my peers around. BUT I MUST. this is really an ability i need to work on. i’m so used to just playing on my own that now the full wall of sound provided by a full band at full volume seems overwhelming. i need to keep track of the noises i’m making to make sure they’re right. this is all stuff that one needs to get the hang of and i will. i just havent nailed it yet.
anyway in actual news i have an EP on the way (to bandcamp) very soon. just need to do the vocals for one track on there. its going to be pay-what-you-want with no minimum. 5 tracks, 2 actual decent ones. (plus secret bonus stuff)
oh and that song i did for a comedic youtube video, as far as i’m aware thats still on the way although already about a month overdue. still the person(s) responsible for that have done lots of brilliant stuff in the past so i dont doubt they’ll get it done one day. oh and the track for this video… yeah its on the EP too. because why not.
ayarrnd finally. i’ve been getting into this sort of thing lately. you may or may not spot the influences of those sorts of noises sneaking their way into more of my music in future. who knows!
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!