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(Let me just get this out of the way first...)
This is the first song off my EP, The Incendiary EP; The Weredragon II. It's official album title is "Silverlight is just Mediocre", but NG won't let me put that whole thing in the title. So I'm going with something some folks will recognize, which is the original title.
I've re-recorded the guitar/bass sections and completely redone the drum section. I also remastered/remixed the whole song from it's original format and extended it to a 6-minute album opener. It's not the introduction like "Universal Combustion" is, but I feel like it's a solid first piece to my EP.
***Technical Musical Information Stuff***
4 Rhythm Guitar Tracks:
--- ~78 seperate rhythm guitar recordings
--- FX include band EQ's, a combo amp modeler and compression
1 Bass Track:
--- 1 REALLY LONG bass recording
--- Very little EQ on the bassline and slight compression for consistency
5 Lead Guitar Tracks:
--- Seriously like 300+ lead guitar recordings. I HATED doing the solo on this track. I don't really know why exactly, but I just could not nail down something that I felt was good. So instead of creating this pristine shining solo I decided to leave it dirty and raw sounding, as if I was playing it live.
--- TONS of EQ on certain parts of the lead guitar, and even an Autotuner to get perfect pitch during one section that made the distortion sound really cool
--- Yeah, there's ~10,000 different midi notes all placed by mouse in time. I REALLY have to work to get my drums sounding good. I also specifically chose each drum piece/EQ'd it to fit with the guitars. So drums? They're a pain in the ass.
--- The total amount of time I spent on this song alone? Probably in the 60+ hours area. Definitely one of the reasons I'm glad to have finally posted this bad boy. Perhaps that'll give you some idea of exactly why it's taken me so long to release songs, because each one can take from ~30-120 HOURS to write and complete. Some even more if I don't like the way it sounds and have to start from scratch.
--- A note about the title of Incendiary 'EP': So I keep calling this thing an EP. But it's got ~14 songs on it. Typically an EP has between 3-6 songs MAXIMUM. So TECHNICALLY what I'm creating isn't an EP. It's a full-fledged album. Or LP. But Incendiary EP just kinda flows together and I like the way it sounds so I'm sticking with it. Because calling it The Incendiary Album just isn't as catchy as EP
--- If you listen in around 5:15 you'll hear a very muted cowbell. Yes, I do plan on placing a cowbell in each song of my EP. I'll give you this first one free, but if you can find them all and give me the times I'll name my next original song after you