New Perspectives features "Decompose." →
“…Zombie theme or not, it is an effort worth listening to not only because we’re suckers for collaborative efforts that span continents, but also because tracks such as Standstill and the title track properly showcase both artists’ musical capabilities. A step in the right direction for electronic music fans who dug Portishead’s Third album, Homogenic and Vespertine-era Bjork,...
Across Oceans →
sillyheads! check out this new project i’m involved in with a friend and an awesome guitarist, cruz. we’re called across oceans, and we make acoustic / experimental music. listen, like, love and follow if you’re so inclined! thank you so much.
"When rap is great, it can take ordinary... →
undergroundhiphop-eargasms: “Tupac was an extraordinary, visual, emotional, passionate artist. A lot of times people, they have a knock on him about he wasn’t the most technically skilled rapper, but those aspects of what he was doing was just as difficult or more difficult than just having an incredible flow or being —having great metaphors, because if you’re a great lyricist and you have...
post weekend update.
so this weekend i foolishly thought to myself, “hey, i’m ready to give this music production thing a shot; shouldn’t bee too hard, right?” OH. MY. FUCKING. GOD. i now have a newfound respect for every single amazing producer that i’ve worked with so far. quantizing. adjusting velocity. fiddling with presets. compressing. equalizing. and the drums. the drums. THE...
fuckyeahbyordsmeriadoalvarez asked: Recently downloaded Decompose. Great job. Love the art too!
Anonymous asked: Can you sing something by Bon Iver? Like I Can't Make You Love Me or that new one with James Blake.
fuck that fucking word.
B: Maria always complains about rap lyrics being hard. She's just too picky about them.
APLM: LOL. it's because i'm a girl. girls who rap get criticized twice as hard. and i know i already sound silly rapping so i have to work extra hard on the lyrics.
B: Just put your swag on.
APLM: fuck that fucking word. my voice was not built for swag, goddamnit.
thank god for the internet.
L: even though we are going to a straight up rap EP, i would like a trip hop vibe to it. i want the dark and ambient atmosphere of this [dj krush track] combined with the genius sampling and arranging of this [jungle brother's track.] now, do you have any suggestions?
APLM: mm. i like the feel of this [masia one track], but not necessarily following her cadence. it's not how i would do it. i like the instrumental otherwise.
L: yeah, i love the guitar melody. however, i would've replaced the drum machine with a sample, but that's just me.
APLM: yeah same. the drum machine i think is what sets the way she raps.
L: do you have any more pegs?
APLM: well, this [wu tang clan track]. i like wu tang in general. this is what i think you're trying to get at -- dark but organic. but yours would be a little updated. right?
L: yeah, you're right about that: i was actually about to mention their debut.
APLM: haha. then we are in agreement! this [gravediggaz track], too, btw.
L: ...as well as this [gravediggaz track].
APLM: OH LOL. did we really just both post gravediggaz tracks at the same time? i think we were off base with the "me singing over your beats" idea. obviously we connect more with hip hop.
L: hahaha. yeah, this definitely flows more smoothly.
APLM: a swedish teenager and an asian woman bonding over american hip hop -- truly this is the future.
L: thank god for the internet.
Anonymous asked: I LOVE DECOMPOSE, are you going to collaborate with water gunn again?
i EQ sex frequencies.
APLM: why is it that on every single song i have with you i sound sexy? i never do otherwise.
VD: i dont know. maybe i EQ sex frequencies... that would totally work as a pickup line.
APLM: totes. try it next time and let us know if it works.
post weekend update.
first, things that happened during the actual weekend. i finally recorded the final vocal tracks for a new across oceans song HH and i worked out more than a month ago. he’s still not completely satisfied with it (the chorus needs to be fattened up with more harmonies), but it’s getting there. there was also time to finalize the lyrics and melody of a song that’s going to be part...
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