Meet Glasurpinden ™ – The Icing Stick.
This little fella adds sparkle in the final stages of mixing – everything works with Glasurpinden ™.
A Glasurpind ™ puts the icing on the layers of otherwise bland tracks and transforms your petty alternative music into art. Warm, wet and sparkly art. I can only hope it will be as good for you as it is for me.
Hold on, almost there…
Here it is. A little freebie, while I work on some more studio material.
It was somewhat of a coincidence that I chose to cover this song, but I was working on a beat and some booming drum sounds that suddenly reminded me of it, and I thought it would be an interesting challenge to sing it.
I remember it being played on the radio non-stop when Top Gun came out. When I got to see that movie some years later, I thought it was awful; I was definitely more of a Robocop/Terminator enthusiast at the time. But the song has stuck with me as an early childhood memory and I’m generally a big fan of Giorgio Moroder’s music, so that was reason enough for me to give it a go.
(Also, I must admit, I have kind of warmed to Top Gun on a more humorous level as I’ve grown older. There is a douchey charm to it, no doubt).
Credit must go out to my brother Thomas, who insisted I tried making a more stripped down mix, after listening to an early version. It made the difference between just being a novelty that more or less emulated the original and this final version, that actually sounds like some of my own stuff. Which is what covers should be all about, if you plan to present them to other people anyway, as I see it.
Randy video trivia:
I actually had to go over this cut several times after the first upload to YouTube and edit out some of the more spacey stuff to make sure the preview featured the exotic dancer, since YouTube won’t let you choose the thumbnail yourself and just randomly picks out 3 for you to choose from; somehow it constantly ended up with a blur not related to that fine woman at all, before I finally nailed it and got to choose a preview that worked. So you may thank YouTube/Google for forcing me to put in more of those swinging hips.
Most of the clips are edits from an old Italian thriller called Milano Calibro 9. Worth checking out.
The video’s finished. The song is currently being mixed. An 80’s soundtrack hit that will be available as a free download. It’s all rather corny; but a nice teaser as to what to expect from the upcoming album to be released later this year.
Here we go; a brand new track.
Monkey King (Sun Wukong): “Havoc in Heaven” is a Chinese animation from 1961. It aired on Danish National TV a couple of times throughout the eighties, where I watched it as a kid. The movie deals with only a portion of the tale of The Monkey King, that has a classic coming-of-age theme to it. This is also well known throughout traditional western fairy tales, only in this case, it has a more poetic expression rather than your typical hero vs. villain type of story. Interesting song material to me, as you can see.
I’m not expecting anybody to buy or stream a Christmas song in late April, but:
“Yuletide” is now available via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Google Play. That means future releases will be as well, hooray. I am in process of mixing these right now, hooray x2.
I get requests for this record at least once a week via Youtube, Facebook etc. Usually I give away a download link that points directly to a zip file of the record. This, however, is getting tiresome, so let’s share the load:
Download “The Cannibal” as a torrent via magnetic link here (open with your preferred bitTorrent client).
– Please be patient. I will try to seed as often as possible. Once you get hold of it, please continue seeding, and let’s get this thing going.
Remember, this is a covers record. It was never made for profit and should be regarded as free. However, do yourself and the original artists a favour and check out/ spend your money on the original recordings. There’s a txt document with proper credits within the torrent file, where you can find the information needed to look up these songs/records.