Saturday, October 20, 2018

"You Can't Mash That - #31" --- "BeatleWeen" -- from 2012

  (( The 1st Weenish-comp, which the 2012 release of pre-dated this very blog it's now resurrected upon !! ))

  Wishin' you guys could all join me here in the northeast U.S.
That's where a typical & time-honored Ween of October is comin' up . . . and always has !

Air of crispy . . .  leaves of too.  Winds may whistly . . . . Some say "Boo"

   You go ahead now and conjure those images . .  or pop-in any northeastern set Halloweeny movie for some bound-to-be ambience  . . .  
 .  .  .  just turn the sound down, I got that.

   Let us state, right off the top of the bat  ( or the top of the troll or what have you ) and in case you're about to back off reading this cuz you're suddenly realizing it looks like a long & winding load . . . This "Suite of Ghoulish Coolness" was conceived more as a single-track / inter-weaved flow then any other comp I've yet put together.  ( which is, so far, an entire 3 ! )

   Want to listen to the individual tracks individually ? . . . go ahead, I sure have  
. . . and they're no less awesome n' gruesome n' loathsome n' then some.

  But it's spent a "year of fear" being designed as a "flow of woe", and outside of the "Inner-Stitch-Ills" there's even further quick n' snipped-bits what don't appear outside of the single-track-suite.
Ooo !, things that "don't appear outside" . . . that's pretty scary, kids !

   So . .  if you want the full experience . .  and you want it to play like the back-cover titles suggest with all those "Inner-Stitch-Ill" link-bits, . . .
cuz hell, I didn't even number those so they're not quite of this world even . . . 

   . . . well, you know what to do . . . 

(( and just to muddy the bloody waters a bit further, I've made the hasty-wasted decision  . .  as I create the final mp3s at 320 kbps .. to number them
   within their tags so that everything, interstitial link-bits included, will load into your devious devices in sequence . .  should you unwisely choose to go the "individual track route". Even tho' they will be separated into folders for "The Tracks" and "The Inner-Stitch-Ills" !

 Determined method-madness leaves scribbled riddles to tax mashers and annoy all ! ))


Friday, October 12, 2018

';' The Fright Album ';'

This comp has been nearly returned to for completion and release every year since 2015 . . .
but life and other projects were not quite allowing the time necessary .

  One upside of that is --- most of my tracks here have been slowly coming along the whole time, so a couple months of building it from the hallowed ground up wasn't the approach . .  it was slow-roasted & ghostly toasted !  ( so it's mostly more mosted . .  and I'm sorry I've boasted )

> ';' The Fright Album ';' <

  The whole time I sort'a figured it was to be an AtoZ collection, with maybe 3 or 4 from DJ Useo.

But August 20th of 2018, I shared a hopefully exciting folder of 33 isolated vocals . . isolated for the first time ( far as I know ) via Phonic Minds. And offered for everyone's fun and participation.

DJ Rudec, who at first claimed to have little European affinity for Halloweening, soon succumbed to the nefarious spell I'd cast and got into the more universal / global mood of creepy ominous forebodery . .  gracing and cursing us with 3 submissions !!

DJ Spider
and DJ DAW-GUN also joined our digital coven.

Concept & Cover:  well folks, "The Fright Album" is quite the natural title for a bunch'a spooky tunes, right ? 
But them Beatles aren't the theme thruout . .  not like 2012's "You Can't Mash That #31 - BeatleWeen" , nope.
Rather, they am our hosts behind the overall concept . . . and do indeed feature on AtoZ's track - "A Stranger Day" . .  so there !

and ? . .  when reading the required Comp-Notes, the .rtf TextEdit version has lot'sa hyperlinks what actually work like links !
Rather than the oddly formatted pdf, which just sort'a looks pretty ?
I continued to add characters from the tracks to the back-cover art, and a 10.9.18 addition is
>The Skull-Shaped 'Halloween Asteroid'< a little below Gary Larson's circling vultures.
It passed ON Halloween of 2015, and is due a little after this time `round.
I know in my rattling bones that if everyone world-wide listens to this comp over and over, we shall avert disaster from above.

Or  . . . it may just conjure it closer ? . . .
Let's find out !

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Mashmen Across The Waters - 2 Disc Elton Mashed Tribute Comp

   Late April of 2017, a wayward wander online has me finding 6 of Elton John's prime 70's albums on "WhoTube", track-for-track, as isolated vocals !?!


"Elton John"
"Tumbleweed Connection"
"Madman Across The Water"
"Honky Chateau"
"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
"Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy"

"Hey you masher guys ! . .  don't this seem like perfect fodder for a big ol' tribute comp ?"
One disc of "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" mashed in sequence, and a second disc covering his wider range and career.

A teaser taster video promo-spot for the 2-Disc Comp featuring a range of modern mashers !

"Mashmen Across The Waters" < Link !

"not-for-profit / demonstration only" !

The 1st responses came right away !:
Voicedude was "so dialed-in" and provided many key tracks.
His presence is second only to my obnoxious dominance . . .

I originally thought a September release was likely . . yeah, Sept 2017 !!
But aside from perfectionist tweaking and some pitch-help from master-mashers like DJ Rudec, life insisted on happening. It's been a tumultuous year, it has.

Oh . .  and other projects diverting ones energies too !
Comps like
"AudioBoots 90's Mashed" or "Summer Booty 2018" may have occupied the front-burners from time to time . .  you know ?
( or those couple dozen new damn ideas I could not stop havin' ! )

But there was always something moving forward with it.

(( and thanks as always to DJ Useo for continual feedbag and final mastering ))
Should you delve into the absurdly comprehensive liner-notes, hopefully you can open a .rtf file. That's where all the hyperlinks actually work ! . .  unlike the clunky lookin' pdf. Those notes take about a 1/2 hour's read ( I just timed it ! ) and answer just about any question you were never about to ask !

New ideas are generally exciting, and it's always gratifying when it leads to something fun existing that wouldn't have otherwise.

(( kind'a like this entire comp, really. I'll occasionally get a deep chill realizing these wondrous works wouldn't be all existy if I hadn't called out unto you all for submissions. That may be the most satisfying thing about this ))

  And I realized while adding to the exhaustive Project-Notes awhile back . . .  Elton just might've had more far-reaching hits then some Comps that were collections of the semi-obscure !
A somewhat higher name-recognition amongst a wider world of peopley types ?
 I truly hadn't thought of this before writing here, but our little comp just might have the reach to dominate the world of online mashery. .  . mwah-ha-ha-ha-Ha !!

     for about 17 minutes on a Tuesday afternoon. 

  Another encouraging thing ? . .  
Elton his own self would likely enjoy this a big ol' bunch !
I'm going by stuff he's said since the darn 70's, and right up to the quote I use in the very first section here of the very first piece - "Intro For a Comp" --- 
"I thought it would be nice for some new artists to give their interpretations of some of the songs"

Hey Elton ! . .  we did !!Hey Elton ! . .  it's nice !!