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Nov 7, 2011 | 12:32 AM EST
File Info
7.6 MB
4 min 9 sec
3.89 / 5.00

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.

Rated 3.89 / 5 stars
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Author Comments

My submission to the November 2011 NAC
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:
NI's Massive
TDai XT305B
IL's Wave Traveller
IL's Toxic Biohazard
Creative's Proteus X VSTi

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

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

PSA of unknown year from PDFA; Actress/Voice-Actor/Write r/Director unknown; tch?NR=1&v=jhjwUR2SeAE

WTFBoom video from YouTube of unknown year; Voice-Actors/Director/Wri ter unknown; tch?v=H91rPIq2mN4

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.



Rated 4 / 5 stars

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..


EoD696 responds:

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


Rated 4 / 5 stars

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.


EoD696 responds:

Meh, screw the fourth wall, it's never there for me 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


Rated 5 / 5 stars

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!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

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


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very dark

This is quite a dark piece you have done and the starting person talking makes you feel like you are about to watch some bad things happen when you begin to take the drugs as well making you unable to think in the slightest too sadly. Very dark and industrial piece as well, nice use of sound effects as well. The WTF BOOM sound was actually rather fitting for once rather than it being used for humor too. Nice work there.

The synth has a heavy feel to it as if bad things were always happening. The voices glitching give a feel of the person unable to see or hear clearly anymore as they try to move and struggle as they keep falling over and over again. The orchestra gives a feel of terrible things happening too. The piano gives a feel of you wishing you had never done drugs before too if you had done them too.

The bass and drums here are terrific and completely fitting. The piano relapse and calming area was nice to hear I think. Very well composed and dark feeling. Then the loud bangs give a feel of people injecting themselves with drugs then dishes banging because the addict steals and sells to get more.

Overall, very dark piece, very well done.

EoD696 responds:

Thanks for the comments! I got some really bad vibes from the commercials I was sampling, so I just thought it best to continue that; especially considering the theme of the contest. I used a weird key for the whole thing, I'm not even sure what it's name is, but its D minor except that E is flat and F is sharp. Harmonic minor maybe? I'm really unsure, but whenever I played the D chord with the strings and piano it'd be D major with the Eb added to it. Gives off a great weird and disturbed vibe. :D Im really glad you dig it man, thanks again for the review!