Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Like Rats - Like Rats (2009)


So, I have this platform on the internet where people are interested in my opinion on music. As such, I've got to take this opportunity to tell you to listen to my own recordings. Besides, I wouldn't post it if I didn't think you'd like it. Half-hearted apologies to all of my friends on Twitter/F-book who've already been informed of this a few times. You'll be fine.

This is basically an example of me writing music that I want to hear, and what I want to hear is chromatic riffs at mid-paced tempos, but sometimes fast and sometimes slow. I love Tom G Warrior's signature riff composition style, and I tried to write riffs that evoke similar feelings without actually copying his techniques. There are a few self-imposed stylistic restrictions in order to keep the overall aesthetic within certain boundaries: no palm-muting, no double bass drum. Special attention was paid to the way that two primitive riffs compliment each other and create a relationship that makes each one significantly more interesting than if it were to exist on its own.

With love from me to you:


While I'm talking about heavy Chicago bands, I also have to mention The Muzzler (Voivod, Morbid Angel, etc.) and Hate (newer Converge, except higher, more metal, and more pissed), both of whom recently put out new releases. The thing about these bands is that I would like them and listen to them even if I didn't even know them as people.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like your reference to the other thing you're into right now: learning beatles songs.

deb

Todd said...

My life is a post-modern stew of references devoid of context.

RyGar said...

Wow, way to fuckin' nail it, musically. This is music we all want to listen to. Great stuff.

Todd said...

RyGar - thanks for the compliment, it is appreciated!

eric said...

love you and your riffs

Todd said...

Eric come over I'm missing a blowjob I think you can help me find it

Mari said...

Great great stuff indeed!