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4. Spark of Life

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Hey, I've decided to release all the other songs from my album onto Newgrounds. Some of you may recognize some riffs in these tunes as riffs in some of my 8-bit work - infact, I wrote these, and then reworked parts of them into chiptune down the line. So while the 8-bit versions were published first, you could consider some of these songs the "Original Version" of certain tunes.


This song is also pretty old. I'd say it's the second oldest here, and one of my major breakaways from my staunch Kyuss-ism. I've had this song for years, all the way back to when I initially recorded Delicious Shades of Mondegreen. Really, the only reason I didn't record this back then was because it was too complicated for me. I couldn't always keep track of where I was in the song, and I'd have to start recording the drum track over. Now, however, I've been practicing this song for years, and know it so well, that I did the drums in 2 or 3 tries.


All instruments and vocals were done by me. I'm not an amazing singer, but it's not like I was gonna get anyone else to do it, so I did it myself.


Here are the lyrics :


All it took was one fresh egg

And an inability to feel shame

To plant the seed that only grows

From the mind of the morally hollow


Within the span of some thirty days

The alchemist found himself amazed

As the crawling form soon emerged

Of a psychic homunculi


It pulsed and writhed in dripping yolk

As the alchemist soon lost control

Stepping inside it's endless mouth

To be digested and never let out

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The song is clipping like crazy throughout, kind of sounds like black metal. Better micing equipment for those drums is a must

In terms of playing and musicality, I would give a solid 9/10, however. Very nice rhythms and runs. Lyrics are also confounding in a good way. Guitar tone is also good. Reminds me of dropkick murphy's

Would you mind discussing some of your recording equipment? Perhaps someone here has suggestions. I run a scarlett solo rig with their bundled mic. That may work for your purposes if placed in the right part of the room.

lokimiah1 responds:

I just used my phone. In the years between me putting this together and now, I have since found a much more favorable placement for the phone where things *don't* clip, so rest assured, at least that much will be fixed. Aside from that, though, the rawness is deliberate - hence why I continue to use my phone. Some albums I would recommend to get a feel for my preferred production sound would be Vincebus Eruptum by Blue Cheer, Zen Arcade by Husker Du, Damaged by Black Flag, Wild Beyond Belief by Satan's Satyrs, Songs About Fucking by Big Black, and the Brown Album by Primus.

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Uploaded
Aug 16, 2021
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Genre
Heavy Metal
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6.9 MB
4 min 13 sec

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