Oh man it's that time of year again. That is, time for spooky anime metal! That's right. I decided to stray away from my tradition of making regular spooky stuff, and went for just a halloween appropriate track instead. I think it ended up being the best decision I could make, since I was getting bored the hell out of my skull with the spookiness shtick.
Don't you just love the triple alliteration in the name? I couldn't make a Halloween track without a cheesy name, even if the track isn't that spooky.
What now? An old school rock track featuring my beautiful 99% artificial voice? Yup you heard right.
I'm not a songwriter so the lyrics might sound pretty cheesy, but they still do have a meaning. It's all about the depiction of a weird feeling evoked by certain sceneries and situations, and something else. I won't say because I think it's best to leave the analysis to the listener.
And I'm back with more music! It took more time than expected to get the video done, but it's all good now. It's here.
This is some pretty complicated music. If you don't like it at first glance, give it another go. Irregular time signatures aren't as intuitive as 4/4 and the like.
And it's time for another track! This one is pretty serious/melancholy compared to my usual stuff, but I figured it would be cool to try something different. I don't have much else to say cause I don't know how to describe this. Welp.
Hello, I'm still alive and lurking. This is the first video I had the chance to upload in a while, since I've been studying like crazy for the past few months. But now I finally have some time to get back to making music and uploading videos!
This is a pretty simple EDM track inspired by the cyberpunk aesthetic, hope you'll enjoy.
Heyyy, it's been a while since I've done anything! Better get back on track with a fully produced track with real recorders!
As I mentioned in the description of the video, this has been laying around for a pretty dang long time. While I still think this track is way too silly for me to take 100% seriously, it still is pretty important to me, so I felt I needed to publish it and move on with it. Hope you'll enjoy!
Surprise! It's an Irish folk song. Except it's got guns! This is probably my new favorite track of mine, even with all the repetitions (which by the way are very intentional). This track is like 80% stuff I've never used or tried before, so it's got a very fresh sound. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do!
As promised, here's a single post containing some of my videos, from this summer onwards!
This is a TouHou style track I started two years ago right after finishing Champion Battle, but I remade it from scratch with my new composition style. Unlike other tracks inspired by the same source, this one is a full-fledged composition!
This one is a rather unusual track for my standards, being more focused on experimental atmosphere and ambience than anything. Melodies are very scattered and are by far the least important element here.
This is a pretty basic House track, it's nothing too extreme but it's definitely a refreshing take on such a stale genre!
And last, but not least, this is a track I made as an example to show to a game developer who contacted me. I didn't even get to send it to him, so I decided to upload it. It's a JRPG-syle background music with very Japanese-y elements and floaty harmonies.
And that's all! Enjoy!
Here's the music I made for Halloween this year! It's a little late as the blogs weren't fully implemented back when I published this track, but better late than never I guess.
I will be rolling out a couple other tracks from this summer over here in a couple days to not overflow the blogs section.
The butterfly has flown out of its cocoon. Or something.
This is my magnum opus. I've never made something so complicated, and I'm really proud of it (despite the short duration). Feel free to count how many time changes there are, and what tempo this music's in.
I apologize for the sassy title and blog post in general.
I decided after much deliberation that it's time I do a soft-reboot of my channel. After 5 years of complete staleness, it's time I actively start promoting my brand by sending some cheap EDM music to people like Dubstep Gutter and Berzox, as that's what cool people do these days.
But mind you, it's going to be just a phase. I will be doing what I have to until I can start making again the stuff I want, I hope you understand what I mean. Besides, it's not like I despise EDM. If it's not repetitive and unoriginal garbage like most of the releases on UKF I'll most likely see some good in it, and try to incorporate it in my style. My plan is to start making both EDM and VGM in the future, as I enjoy them all the same, even if for different reasons.
So, what I mean by soft-rebooting is: I should change my name again, to something more thought out and unique, that will sound acceptable for both for EDM and the more VGM and cinematic side of music. What I found was this name: Nuwe.
The Nue is a mythological Japanese creature which "has the face of a monkey, the legs of a tiger , the body of a Japanese Raccoon Dog and the front half of a snake for a tail" (Wikipedia), basically a chimera. It's also known for being very mysterious and enigmatic, which led to a shift in meaning of its name to "man of mystery". Now, to me this name sounds glorious. Super simple to write and remember, I like how it's pronounced, and it's got that meaning which perfectly fits what I do (many styles under a single identity, sort of like a chimera?). The only problem is that "nue" in French means naked (feminine), which is stupid.
So I used my Nihongo no kakikata no takumi to rewrite it in a less equivocal way, and got Nuwe, which is even better, because for reasons I cannot explain here it looks stylish to Japanese people. Additionally, in Afrikaans apparently it means "newer" which is a plus.
So that's the name I wanted to go with. The alternative is to use a pseudonym where the first name is a shortening of my actual first name and Nuwe as a fake surname.
I was also thinking that maybe the logo could use some tweaking. Thoughts about all of this? Any critique to make? Please don't hold yourself back. You're my focus group and I want to hear everything I can from you.
Not to be confused with Mech.
I won't be uploading music too regularly in the next few months, even, unfortunately. I'm quite busy with school, the soundtrack I'm working on, games... In other words I won't have time to make music for YouTube and y'all in general. Sorry!
Ladies and gentlemen! It's the moment you've all been waiting for! The Horde of Horrors versus the Vault Hunter
This Halloween track is a proper Dubstep, with an extended intro which should remind you of typical Halloween music, so if you really hate super heavy bass stuff you still have something to listen to. If you aren't ready and you're sure you will get spooked when the bass drops, close this page now. Or don't.
A new creepy and dark Earthboundy 16-bit music! This time I made most of the sounds from scratch instead of using any soundfont. Someone might notice that I actually showed a preview of it on Twitter, but the sounds have changed a lot since then.
Metal + Electronic! I didn't try to get the notes right from the original, I tried to get them the way I liked them, so technically you could say that this isn't a remix.
I still can't upload on SoundCloud, but that might change in around a week.
Nothing big today, just officially announcing that I'm on Twitter, as well as the fact that SoundCloud is done. I might consider increasing my upload time someday...
What makes this video really worth it (as basically I've told you all that's in this video) is the extremely cool, 40 seconds long ambience track in the background. You don't hear this kind of music every day. Completely free of charge*, made exclusively for you.
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You might have noticed that title looks just a tiny bit off. It's a reference to Earthbound.
Anywho! This is just a fun tune inspired by the aforementioned game, as I can't seem to find anybody who can make this kind of music. Except for the composers for MOTHER 4 and the Earthbound ones (duh).
Hello! It's a new music. My brother asked for it. Here it is. Yay.
"I do try to make it resemble what the music makes me think about. Namely colors and sometimes shapes" (on the Barrage blog post): Welp. That means I have some form of synesthesia. Ain't that cool.
A Mega Man style music! It actually is quite far from that though, but I don't care. I like this better. I really enjoy the melodies here, I'm sure even who doesn't usually listen to this kind of music (electronic-orchestral-metal-Touhou?) would like it.
I don't know how many people here actually like Ratchet & Clank or its soundtrack, but you can listen to this even if you aren't a fan of that game. But mind you, this is quite different from my usual stuff.
This is a track supposed to mimic as much as possible the style of the music from the original trilogy (the third game in particular). Enjoy!
A new music! This time it's Dubstep. Still, I didn't make that kind of EDM that sounds all the same. This tune's got some interesting sounds, including an Erhu, a Hawaiian guitar and a voice used as an instrument.
I didn't post this right away because I couldn't get on RRU for some reason. But finally I got the problem fixed (thanks Xiron and Ayliffe!).