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NovNAC Yo Brain On Drugs {696}

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Date
11/07/2011
File Info
Song
7.6 MB
4 min 9 sec
Score
3.89 / 5.00

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Score:
Rated 3.89 / 5 stars
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Genres:
Electronic - Industrial
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Author Comments

My submission to the November 2011 NAC
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I wrote every part of this, aside from the drum-beat, which came from a VEC collection, and the voice samples which came from various early 80s and 90s anti-drug commercials as well as the wtfBoom video on youTube. I dunno if those samples are copyrighted...if they are, I'm sorry, I'll remove them. I consider this a WIP, so if you have any suggestions (like telling me those samples are copyrighted, for instance) please let me know. However, above all else, enjoy the music!

This is truly a Funk-Industrial fusion with a classical adjunct on the end of it. You might call it a medley, but if I added that to the title, you probably wouldn't be reading this. BTW, regarding the audio track at the end of the piece; alcohol is just as much a drug as weed :P As always, comments are appreciated!!

VSTi's used:
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NI's Massive
Synth1
TDai XT305B
IL's Wave Traveller
IL's Toxic Biohazard
Creative's Proteus X VSTi

Commercials/Samples Used
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1987 Public Service Announcement (PSA) from the Partnership for a Drug Free America (PDFA); Actor/Director/Writer unknown; http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=xtih-rOXXPw

1998 PSA from the PDFA; Actress: Rachel Leigh Cook, Director: Eden Tyler, Writers: Ken Cills & Doug Hill; http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?NR=1&v=iE7ukc7MV-k

PSA of unknown year from PDFA; Actress/Voice-Actor/Write r/Director unknown; http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?NR=1&v=jhjwUR2SeAE

WTFBoom video from YouTube of unknown year; Voice-Actors/Director/Wri ter unknown; http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=H91rPIq2mN4

Updates
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08NOV11 Included as much citation information as I could find for all the samples used in the song.

07NOV11 - Proteus X rendered improperly when using MIDI to express the piano, so I sampled that track to fix it, and re-rendered the entire piece.

Reviews


ChronamutChronamut

Rated 4 / 5 stars December 1, 2011

NAC Judge

Hahaha.. love that intro.. it's so.. horror.. like.. and lol the vocals..

I love the chopping up of the vocals after on drugs..\

well its's definitely interesting.. I think there may be a tad too much fuzz on the song though which makes it rather hard to focus on.. I had to turn the bass level down on my speakers as it was drowning everything out. The genre however doesn't exuse a badly mixed and muddy song though. Also where are the industrial drums?

I dunno man.. mabe I expected more from you ecause of last month's submission.. I think this could have been produced better personally. A good attempt though.

Also did you get that last part from robot chicken? Hahaha..

7.5/10


EoD696 responds:

No robot chicken, I recorded that myself :P Thanks for the comments holmes.


FaeryTaleAdventurerFaeryTaleAdventurer

Rated 4 / 5 stars November 24, 2011

Really nice stuff

There's a lot of stuff here that sounds well put together. The transitions to different things to the pianos arabic-like flair do it all right.

I sense that you had tried hard to give some spontaneity to the song, really helping it be trippy. The voices in a way do seem to be almost like an effect from a drug, though I wouldn't quite say it's there yet, though I do give you some props for the somewhat "broken 4th wall" effect at the end, with your ending monologue.

-FTA


EoD696 responds:

Meh, screw the fourth wall, it's never there for me anyway...my voice is in everything I do, I just dont sing :P I couldn't figure a way of communicating the travesty that the Partnership for a Drug Free America doesn't think alcohol is a drug any other way than to just say it, so that's what I did. *shrug* Thanks for the comments, appreciate it! :D


Thief1337Thief1337

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars November 20, 2011

Awesome.

This is easily the best song in November's NAC, in my opinion. Very well done, especially the piano. Maybe you should have kept going into that direction; the piano was screaming for help, and the feeling was so wicked.

Great piece.


EoD696 responds:

Thanks so much man! Coming from a fellow NovNAC competitor, it means alot! I really just flowed with the whole thing; I didn't have any idea what it was going to be until I started on it, and it just flowed into the classical adjunct...the commercial with Rachel Leigh Cook had such a different idea and feel to it, and quite the focus group (heroine users); I had to come up with a seriously different way of expressing that contribution to the PDFA's campaign. Plus, it gave me an opportunity to express some of my "classical" performance skills. Sort of turned this into an oddball hodge-podge industrial piece, but I reckon it turned out just fine. Thanks again for the comments and the score! :D


stony1993stony1993

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 11, 2011

Where the hell is the review button?

My brain loves this song whenever I'm on drugs! Also WTF! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM


EoD696 responds:

Heheh, niiice! Psyched that you dig it man! :D Thanks!


biomarburgbiomarburg

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 10, 2011

Know what?

Im actualling just starting out in a video editing class, but would definetly sometime in the future love to use this for a project. Its defeinitely intense enough and a vert well put together piece. thumbs up man


EoD696 responds:

Hells yeah man, use it in whatever way you like :)! Just, please, give credit where it's due (Dan Adams would suit me, but EoD696 ties back to me all over the web anyhow; so, whichever you'd rather use). And thanks for the comments :D