weird time signatures

Forced Fusion
Enlightened Robot

Originally posted by genocarlo

So I apparently have the habit of turning Children’s shows into vaguely terrifying pieces of industrial music.

More samples from Magical Boy, my mashup album about finding an original identity unique from those who influence you. Things got really weird really fast, though I kind of like it.

I think I’m finally getting the hang of ¾ and 6/8 time signatures…. even if I have to seriously fudge my music together to make it. The Rhythm is a continuation of the circus-y sound I made with New Soul in my last WIP post, except this time the rhythm is created out of the track Amalgam from Steven Universe. In the original show, the song isn’t particularly dark or terrifying… its a hip-hop-ish, jazzy piano-driven piece meant to represent the fusion of Pearl and Amethyst into Opal. The way I cut it up though kinda sorta reveals the Nine Inch Nails influence I have.

Just for the heck of it, I included a sample of the chopped Steven Universe song at the end of the track so you guys can hear just how badly I chopped it.

Samples include:

  • Amalgam Aivi and Surasshu from the SU episode Giant Woman (various elements)
  • Ask Lovecraft - ASMR Leeman Kessler (vocal chops) @ask-lovecraft
  • Where I’m From Jay-Z (various elements)
  • Your Father Would Be Proud John Williams from Star Wars: Rogue One (Strings)
  • Celestica Crystal Castles (Strings)(I reversed the song)
  • My Favorite Things Percy Faith covering The Sound of Music (Strings)

I’m a couple of minutes late for where I am but I hear it’s a certain dog’s bd 👀

A little Headmistress McGonagall doodle as a belated celebration of the 20th Anniversary.

holy. Collide was incredible, I love them all so much I can’t believe we’ve almost finished. 

I haven’t posted any homestuck in ages but it (still) means an awful lot to me. Shout out to any of my followers who were originally here for the hs if u exist u guys really stuck around and I appreciate it

the gang + music

it’s such a tiny and really inconsequential thing to ask for but I really wanna know more abt the gang’s taste in music

like we know dennis likes his 80s glam rock femme shit, esp steve winwood, but like did he listen to traffic too or just steve’s solo shit? does he like 70s glam rock femme shit too? 80s hair bands? 90s industrial? I mean come the fuck on, he listed ‘hurt’ by nine inch nails on a playlist of ‘songs to get ready to when you’re gonna go out and bang chicks’ - you 10000% cannot tell me dennis didn’t listen to like, pretty hate machine or the downward spiral and fuckin’ believe that Someone Out There Understood

and what about mac, like, he is a PRIME TARGET for all the angst of 90s seattle grunge - did he exclusively listen to like, pearl jam and stone temple pilots and alice in chains and nirvana? like mac in a dirty threadbare flannel and jeans first listening to ‘everlong’ and thinking wow, this is the greatest fucking song, like playing it over and over, trying to absorb it and make it a part of himself. and did he load up on classic rock when he was fourteen like pmuch everyone did? zeppelin and pink floyd, probably, but he might’ve had a few religious objections to black sabbath. also, it’s not a question of if he was into green day, honestly, to me it’s a question of when he started listening and whether he made charlie listen to dookie first or if it was the other way around

speaking of charlie - pianos, man, give me as many pianists as u can think up. elton john seems like a natural choice, prolly billy joel too, but what about people like fiona apple? or tori amos? I mean tori’s got some weird fuckin’ lyrics, I feel like they’d make perfect sense - and speaking of weird lyrics kate bush too seems like another fit for charlie’s music library, but honestly anything with a piano and a lot of weird strange-but-in-a-good-way-ness seems like it would fit around him

dee, I mean, dee picked the perfect time to grow up, dee was nothing but a 90s alt-rock chick, dee listened to like alanis morissette and garbage and maaaaybe pj harvey (idk if she knew anyone cool enough to introduce her to pj harvey honestly, poor dee), dee had all these moody grungy ladies who were Angry and Doing Something About It, dee was totally rocking doc martens and tights and floral dresses and vampy lipstick in high school in the 90s. and for whatever reason I can really see her being into the smashing pumpkins too, idk - maybe she had her first ever lesbian crush on d’arcy wretzky? I’d buy it

I don’t know whether frank has listened to fucking everything under the sun, or only a few bands once or twice, but I feel like the guy has gotten up to some strange fucking trips with prog rock blaring in the background. like, guitar solos over a month long, weird time signatures, lyrics that were written by space aliens, but in between like your usual 50s and 60s staples is a whole lot of rush and yes and supertramp

more than anything else I just want like one playlist for each character, @ RCG why can’t you just give me this one thing I ask