Shit dude, I just saw you posted your tumblr on SomethingAwful, and I was wondering if it was the same Matt Marque whose music myspace I had added years ago, and sure enough, it was. I'm glad to see you're still doing music, I always dug the shit out of it, Makeout and Blowback in particular.
-Jason / The Banned on SA
For one brief, glorious moment, both of my neighbors were playing R. Kelly today at the same time.
The A-side to the Disconap 7” record. Probably dating from around 2000.
This was my first attempt at “real” lyrics, and while I can’t say it holds up too well, I’m still partial to it for purely nostalgic reasons. And yes, the fact that it spells ‘ritalin’ backwards was my ham-handed attempt at being clever.
I’m actually excited about this one. Like everything else, it needs a ton of work, but I think it’s starting to resemble a real song. Or at least it will if I can find the right vocal melody.
I’m including the original loop for comparison’s sake, since there’s a fair amount of changes that have occurred since I wrote it. (Warning—it hasn’t been trimmed, so it’s basically 7 minutes of the same thing with a short coda at the end).
Incidentally, the original loop was featured in a short student film which I have unfortunately lost the link to.
First song I started working on after Nothing Personal, and I’m still not sure what to make of it.
It’s really just an extended part, so it’d need a lot of work before it became something I’d want to sing over. I’m including it here mainly because I keep forgetting about it otherwise.
Here’s another one I’m working on. Apologies for the audio in some places, as well as the lack of vocals. I’m still trying to nail down the overall framework, so a lot of this is still a rough sketch.
On the one hand, I like the speed of the final version, and the way the bell/chime sound comes back in towards the end. On the other hand, the second half seems forced and ‘samey,’ and is missing the drastic shift of the second version.
As for the super early version, all I can say is that I like the guitar that comes in during the verse, but I’m not sure how to steal it and incorporate it into the later versions, so I may just abandon it altogether.
Incidentally, A Darkness in the Glare was going to be the title of my next record.
Somewhat of a before/after of a song (tentatively) called You Who Enter from my upcoming record. The original draft lacks vocals, organ and embellishments, but I figured I’d include it here anyway.
I should also note that the final version here isn’t actually final, because it still needs to be recorded in a proper studio. More of this hereafter.
P.S. You wouldn’t believe how long it took me to ‘seat’ that crash in the second, more complete version.