Title: [Project] Ska Album
Super Speler - November 7, 2007 03:01 AM (GMT)
Well, this weekend I wrote 5 songs (I kept getting sudden inspirations) and today I wrote tons of lyrics. I realized that I love ska, and I've always wanted to record a major ska project. So I am currently fine tuning what I wrote, I will then get a band together teach them the material and eventually (once they have learned all of it) record. This has been something I've always wanted to do and I'm very excited...
Updates to come as they occur :). I hope to have a great piece of ska done by the end of the year.
Liazon - November 7, 2007 04:34 AM (GMT)
cool! upload them here and we'll listen :bounce:
DJ Omnimaga - November 7, 2007 04:53 AM (GMT)
Nice to hear, please use savefile.com tho, cuz here we don't have much space :(
Super Speler - November 7, 2007 10:23 PM (GMT)
Ok, I wrote the first verse to the song 'Cold Steel Heart, Clenched Iron Fist' today. My goal is to have the other three done by the end of the week (I did the chorus over the weekend). Horn-lines for this song are complete.
The song Gamblin' With The Devil is completely written (i.e. sheet music and lyrics have been sent out).
More updates to come!
DJ Omnimaga - November 7, 2007 10:34 PM (GMT)
basically you have lyrics and just music sheet, rigth? Or are you recording each sounds separately then putting them on top of each others using a sound editor afterward? I remember dysfunction did this once for one of his song
Super Speler - November 7, 2007 10:46 PM (GMT)
Yeah, basically I have 50% of the music (and 5% of the lyrics) written. As I complete songs I send copies of the sheet music and recordings of bass playing the part (in case they have trouble understanding it) to the musicians. Once it's all written, and we've all practiced the music together I'm gonna take it to a studio and record the music.
Super Speler - November 8, 2007 01:28 AM (GMT)
Cold Steel Heart, Clenched Iron Fist is done and has been sent out to the members :D.
On to the next song (yay, this one is an instrumental and doesn't have lyrics :)).
DJ Omnimaga - November 8, 2007 02:36 AM (GMT)
Nice ^^ I cant wait to hear it!
Super Speler - November 9, 2007 12:16 AM (GMT)
Well, I worked today on getting an overall story for the album. Yay rock opera!
Super Speler - November 10, 2007 12:21 AM (GMT)
Well, we're getting together next Tuesday to practice the first three songs (which are now complete :D) as a group.
DJ Omnimaga - November 10, 2007 12:23 AM (GMT)
Nice! Will you record some for us?
Super Speler - November 10, 2007 12:24 AM (GMT)
No recordings till the songs are complete :(. However, I will upload the lyrics when they are all complete as well as some sheet music at some point.
DJ Omnimaga - November 10, 2007 12:32 AM (GMT)
I hope recording will not be cancelled, you should really get a new guy for this <_<
Super Speler - November 10, 2007 01:34 AM (GMT)
Oh, you meant that recording project XD. Yeah, we're looking for a new guy to record us... this is something completely unrelated :). You'll get those in a week or two...
DJ Omnimaga - November 10, 2007 03:14 AM (GMT)
Super Speler - November 10, 2007 11:36 PM (GMT)
I decided to attempt to find a mandolin player. It would really help the mafia theme :). This is gonna be hard though, as I don't know any.
DJ Omnimaga - November 11, 2007 12:29 AM (GMT)
kalan_vod - November 12, 2007 03:12 AM (GMT)
\m/ Real nice ;), I look forward to hearing just a little snippet!
Super Speler - November 12, 2007 11:23 PM (GMT)
Here's a snippet of a bass line I'm working on for one song. I improved it a lot since I last recorded it but I'll upload it anyway (I doubled up the notes and made it less repetitive, but I'm too lazy to re-record ;)).
It's uploaded here (I'll upload lot's here actually... keep you guys from getting bored :)): http://netham45.org/speler/Ska%20Album/
EDIT: As you can probably tell from the style I'm playing this line, I really really really want a Chapman stick XD.
DJ Omnimaga - November 13, 2007 04:13 AM (GMT)
Nice, i hope to hear it with more stuff soon tho
Super Speler - November 15, 2007 11:18 PM (GMT)
We successfully played through 4 of the songs today (and one more that the guitarist pulled out of nowhere). Unfortunately some of the songs had to really be slowed down.
EDIT: Oh yeah, and we have a name, Crank the Skank
DJ Omnimaga - November 16, 2007 12:42 AM (GMT)
cool, i cant wait to hear the final product :)
Super Speler - November 16, 2007 02:38 AM (GMT)
Just got off the phone...
I'm playing a show with Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto, Less Then Jake, Mustard Plug, etc (i.e. some of the biggest names in modern ska) on July 10.
kalan_vod - November 16, 2007 03:08 AM (GMT)
WHAT, dude that is just awesome! I can't wait, and I hope they pass through tulsa OK ;)...
DJ Omnimaga - November 16, 2007 03:22 AM (GMT)
Super Speler - November 28, 2007 10:13 PM (GMT)
I wrote the lyrics to 'Innocence'
My best work so far
DJ Omnimaga - November 28, 2007 10:47 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Super Speler @ 28 Nov, 2007, 17:13)|
| I wrote the lyrics to 'Innocence' |
Super Speler - November 28, 2007 10:56 PM (GMT)
I plan on posting all of the lyrics in a bundle, they won't make sense except when viewed together (which is part of the beauty of the project)
kalan_vod - December 1, 2007 03:06 AM (GMT)
I would love to see some samples/lyrics/artwork for this, I really hope you go far in your musical endeavor!
Super Speler - December 20, 2007 02:45 AM (GMT)
I found a singer. Actually, he's probably the most talented trumpet player in the High School, but he's just gonna sing for us (and write some horn lines).
kalan_vod - December 20, 2007 03:42 AM (GMT)
Sounding great I hope you can get those vocals going, making me sad actually...Wanting to hear some SKA!
DJ Omnimaga - December 20, 2007 03:59 AM (GMT)
good, I cant wait to hear some of your stuff!
art_of_camelot - December 20, 2007 10:08 PM (GMT)
Gamblin' With The Devil sounds like the title to a Charlies Daniels band song ^_^... This IS a ska album right?
Super Speler - December 29, 2007 04:14 AM (GMT)
We're performing the ska opera (or skapera if you will) in a month live. It will be videotaped.
DJ Omnimaga - December 29, 2007 05:57 AM (GMT)
Great! I wonder if there will be some previews on youtube?