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Weekend of CD Release Parties. .

For one band. . . :) I offer optimal value I can get you CD Release Parties that last a whole weekend ;)

Friday:




and then

Saturday:



I'm just hoping gothx that the CD's will be here by Wednesday, for Dj Bootcamp, I want to give some of them out to the trainee dj's

Rev

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jadesev
Jul. 8th, 2007 12:27 am (UTC)
Damn, I'm going to miss both nights since I'll be out of town. Boo.
razorslave
Jul. 8th, 2007 12:47 am (UTC)
shakes fist in impotent fury. . .
jadesev
Jul. 8th, 2007 01:13 am (UTC)
Um... [buys album anyway {even though I don't like the new vocals}]

Eh, maybe I just prefer non-vocal stompy music? [hides]
razorslave
Jul. 8th, 2007 02:19 am (UTC)
Eh, it's understandable. . . to understand the other side of the coin. . .read this.

http://xdingbatx.livejournal.com/239180.html
jadesev
Jul. 8th, 2007 02:53 am (UTC)
Okay, yeah, got it. However, back to the whole vocal/lyrics thing. That can get cliche, too. Just because someone's expressing him or herself through lyrics in addition to the actual music doesn't really change anything. So it's different. Doesn't mean it's better or, for that matter, more creative.

My main gripe initially was the way the vocals sounded. I'm just very easily irritated with potentially annoying singing/speaking (e.g. old Project Pitchfork, Cubanate, Birmingham 6 and Kevorkian Death Cycle would all sound better in my opinion if they shut the fuck up).

I never really thought C/A/T sounded like any other group so they're pretty damn unique at that, again, IMO. Kudos for that. I just hope what they're doing is trying to be different and/or improved (because every album sounding like the last kind of sucks, right?) versus selling out just so they can become more popular and make more money, because I lose respect for artists who do that. Understandably, it's somewhat of a living, but anyone who makes music for the sole purpose of making money instead of because it's a passion of theirs and they enjoy doing it is a fucking idiot.
razorslave
Jul. 8th, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
I agree, vocals can make or break an act. They are another instrument, and how they are implemented makes a huge diffrence in what I think of the band.

The bands you listed all had shitty vocals, Decoded Feedback had anoying as fuck Vocals, Deathline International had mildly annoying vocals.

Caustic has bizzarly appropriate and fitting vocals.

Ben is doing vocals because that is what he wants to do, to add an additional level of expression that samples alone cannot add. I havent been able to hear the new album yet, it should be coming in the mail in the next couple of days. I'm enjoying it and I love experiencing a band growing and changing over time, with each release as they explore new techniques and skills they've learned.

No one, in this scene does it entirely to make money, people who do it entirely to make money sell their souls to make pop music.

Rev
jadesev
Jul. 8th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
Oh, how could I forget Decoded Feedback... my gods, they suck.

No one, in this scene does it entirely to make money, people who do it entirely to make money sell their souls to make pop music.

I don't know where, but I did in fact read that vocals were being added to C/A/T to get more exposure at clubs. Not sure where I read it though... maybe part of a review somewhere regarding the new album. That's the only reason I brought that subject up. Well, you know better than any rumours floating around!
razorslave
Jul. 8th, 2007 04:28 am (UTC)

I don't know where, but I did in fact read that vocals were being added to C/A/T to get more exposure at clubs.


The exact reason Skinny Puppy made Dig It, Assimilate, and several other tracks, you get the club play, you expose people to your music, they buy the albums, and hear the other tracks.

I tend to fully support any artists attempts to supliment their income by selling records. Merchandise. Watever.(Well suing their fanbase a la Metallica, I don't support)
far_and_distant
Jul. 9th, 2007 02:39 am (UTC)
but I did in fact read that vocals were being added to C/A/T to get more exposure at clubs.

I'm wondering where I was misquoted as saying that... :)

Actually, I added lyrics/vocals because that was the way I felt like expressing myself on this album. After 4 releases [2 EPs, 1 album and one album length EP] that were entirely instrumental... I figured not only would adding vocals be fitting for the idea I wanted to get across BUT ALSO it'd be something DIFFERENT that the C/A/T project hadn't done before. I felt if I just did 14 "Smashed" or "Music To Piss You Off" type 'club stompers' I'd be not only repeating myself but it wouldn't be something I wanted to listen to myself.

I just did an interview with Side-Line re: this album which will explain things better [assuming it's edited well]. If it helps get into clubs or get more shows by doing vocals, then so be it... but it's not like after ATF I just sat down and went "Wow, vocals will = $$$... let's do it!" :) And I still threw on like 3 or 4 instrumental tracks for the C/A/T purists as well.

That said, I think the next C/A/T release, which we start on in August, should appeal to the older-school fans of the instrumental stuff AND the newer fans we're getting by doing the more vocal-based material.

Regardless, thanks for saying you'll be buying the album. Always appreciated! :)
far_and_distant
Jul. 9th, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)
The bands you listed all had shitty vocals, Decoded Feedback had anoying as fuck Vocals, Deathline International had mildly annoying vocals.

FWIW... I think my vocals LIVE are better than what is on the album. Just because, it was my first time recording vocals and I've already learned a bunch about what to not do and what to do better next time. Investing about $1600 in new gear will likely up the production value of the vox next time around as well. :)
gothx
Jul. 8th, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC)
Well I guess you havent gotten them then. Sigh why in the hell are we having so many damn problems with the post office. I'll send them again Monday so you'll have then in time
razorslave
Jul. 8th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
Cool, usually they leave a claim form, if no one's home, and I pick em up at the Post office. However, I haven't seen one in the last week.
gothx
Jul. 9th, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)
Yeah...the post office hasnt been delivering alot of cds of late so they are screwing up. I'll send them priority mail tomorrow
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