July 30, 2017

So after living with the 80s FM bell sound, we had used in our scratch track for a week, we realised that it changed the whole vibe of the song from Nine Inch Nails to New Order. That it made the whole thing sound kinda dated. We played the scratch track to the class...

July 28, 2017

So during study week, we set out to write and record music for our Industrial, Synth Pop, Darkwave project, Big Mono. This is an overview of my first week with Big Mono and the inception of an idea born out of passion, dedication and electricity! 

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July 23, 2017

During study week at Sae, 3 fellow students including myself formed a group with the intention to record 2-4 songs utilising everything we had learnt this tri in our lessons about synthesisers, sequencing and from our various case studies. We named the band Big Mono, w...

July 21, 2017

Album art is a form of media primarily used to brand music in order to sell the product to the public. Album Art is also a way for an artist to portray a certain ideology and create their own mythology. I have chosen to analyse the album art for Disturbed - Believe (20...

July 16, 2017

After the gang vocal session and the first draft mixes being sent to the band it was unanimous that we all felt the lead vocals were lacking something, this was also the feedback we had received from our lecturer and peers. So we finally got back in the studio on Satur...

July 13, 2017

I have chosen to analyse Skinny Puppy because they are one of the most underrated electronic bands out. They took what Cabaret Voltaire were doing to new heights with a bigger, harder hitting drum sound and more melodrama. In the early stages using little more than a R...

I have chosen to analyse The Human League because they had an extremely innovative approach, treating music as art and incorporating bizarre themes with electronic and visual elements to create something new and edgy. They may be remembered for their crossover into the...

This was just a short 4 hour session to add a few back up vocals to the tracks.

The back up vocals fell into 2 categories:

1 Gang Vocals

2 Solo back-up vocals by the bass player Jimmy.

Everyone was there on time at 9:00 ready to go, the band went for a walk to grab coffee...

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