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“Frantic Prayer” now streamable

The second single by Golden Veins is now streamable on their website: www.goldenveins.com. The official release date is 10/12/10.

A Kafkaesque fever dream, “Frantic Prayer” races via sinewy guitars and spacey electronics toward an inevitably tragic ending. The b-side, “Kicking The Tires,” is a rude awakening set to a pulsing beat. It’s disillusionment you can dance to.

This single also comes with two killer remixes, one by Purify, and one by Matt Bad (both of which are streaming on the website), as well as fantastic artwork by Jon Pearson.

And here’s a little something by the band about the A and B sides:

FRANTIC PRAYER
“Frantic Prayer” began life as a bare-bones demo Scott recorded ages ago. He had a cache with a fair amount of riffs and guitar lines that he presented to us, and I think this was the first of that group we worked on. I think the demo just went up to the part right before the ominous middle section, necessitating the writing of the ominous middle section. When we first played this live, we only played the rockin’ parts, so it was only about two minutes.
The melody took a while to write, as it’s a bit of a tricky song. The lyrics are about guilt.
-G.

KICKING THE TIRES
This is an anarchistic protest song which demonizes those in power while at the same time questioning society as a whole. It’s about dishonesty and control – the struggle to see through the former and regain the latter.
This song was first conceived about 6 years ago when I was living in Davis, California. The original demo was just a guitar and vocal, inspired by the large quantities of Billy Bragg that I had been consuming. That mess of an ending was actually rather simple and pretty at one point.
-S

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Golden Veins on Iowa’s Finest Music TONIGHT

Tonight from 10-11pm, Golden Veins vocalist and Noising Machine c0-founder, Greg Goode, will be on the online music program Iowa’s finest Music. Hosted by Tito McGee, every Tuesday evening, this program showcases the very best of Iowa’s musical talent.

Since today marks the very first release of Golden Veins’ year long Singles Club project, Tito asked Greg to come on and talk about what inspired this project, as well as his experiences in the Iowa scene and thoughts on music in general.

Tune in at DesMoinesAmplified.com at 10pm to catch what’s sure to be a once in a lifetime interview.

Golden Veins Aural Teaser Trailers

This will be a quick post, but I promise to be back with something much more interesting in the near future!

We just wanted you all to know that we’ve uploaded a couple of Aural Teaser Trailers for the first six singles:
http://www.goldenveins.com/audio/teaser.html

Let us know what you think!

Also…

while on the site, you can hear full versions of all six tracks from the inaugural single: “Gravitational Collapse” – available 09/14/10 (PRE-ORDER NOW!)

Beati Paoli: Songs, Shows, and the Studio

I know it’s been a while since we’ve posted any NEWS about The Noising Machine. Sorry. But at least there have been plenty of good posts to take the place of this boring old label nonsense. Don’t believe me?! Check these out:

70 Aspects of Batman

National Game Registry

Early Jim Henson Work

Canon Sonique: An Mixtape

Now back to the news…

Here is a message from Beati Paoli about what they’re up to:

We just uploaded another song from the split 7″ and mini-album, “Quid Pro Quo”, to the myspace:

http://www.myspace.com/beatipaoli.

The track, “Detonated City (Skeletal Steel Mix)”, is a remix we did of an Aeon Grey song. You can find the original version on “Quid Pro Quo” as well!

You can also download some of the songs from this and past releases, as well as stream pretty much everything we’ve released at:

http://www.beatipaoli.net/audio.html

AND… we have an unfinished mix of a brand new song, “Zenith/Nadir”, up at:

http://www.beatipaoli.net/sneakpeaks.html

Finally, in other news… we are playing a show on Saturday (Oct.3rd) with Broken Spindles, Pharmacy Spirits, Blutiger Fluss. It’s gonna be a good one, I think!!!

After this show, we’re gonna go hibernate like the mighty grizzly. However, unlike that unproductive waste of space, WE are going to be recording like CRAZY and will have a new album or two by the time the ground thaws.

Don’t worry, though, we’ll be keeping everyone up to date with what’s going on during this time.

Luv,
Scott

Here’s the flier for the show on Saturday, see you all there!

Beati Paoli Broken Spindles Pharmacy Spirits Blutiger Fluss

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The Skeletal Structures of Songs

or…
“Demos and Our Bright Reflections”

(following Beati Paoli’s songs from inception to adulthood)

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here’s the demo:

one of our newer songs, it was just released on the split 7″ & mini-album, “Quid Pro Quo” (buy it here). this was among the first batch of songs that were introduced and worked out in studio, as opposed to the live ‘jam’ style that past songs had been pieced together through.

cecil worked out the basic chord structure and some lead lines ahead of time, and recorded them on a digital 8-track at home (i think i might have been in paris at the time). after he played it for us, we went over it a couple times in rehearsal and then laid some scratch guitar on top of a click track.

once we had the basic structure down, i began working on drum parts and samples. the majority of the rhythms came from our practice sessions, where i would use the frankendrum through effects pedals to get the delays and sounds that inspired the rest of the beat to come together. from there, i programmed a beat over ceci’s scratch guitar using fxpansion’s BFD. i continued to mess around with it until i was happy with the over all feel, at which point i set up drum mics and recorded it on REAL drums.

after the drums were all edited and in place, i used battery to intertwine other drum and noise samples into the existing part. i also created a beat for the bridge section (using broken glass, metal pipes, bass drops and various other fun noises).

while working in the studio, we were also still rehearsing. cecil and ryan were working on tones and new parts for their respective instruments, and greg was working on lyrics and melody.

we recorded most of the bass and guitar parts next, and then everyone took some time on their own to review the latest version of the song and meditate. i had been listening to a lot of liquid liquid at the time and decided that we NEEDED marimba on it. i got to work banging out a mallet part and corresponding synth part, eventually programming them using fm8 and kontakt. ryan converted the lead on the chorus to a sick fuzz bass, and pretended to work on a cello part for the bridge (which was eventually abandoned). cecil, inspired by the cure, wrote a lead line for the bridge, and greg finished tweaking the vocals, inspired by nothing.

that’s about it. during the mixdown, we used various effects to enhance certain portions or the song, but i can’t remember what all was done, so for fear of misstating or leaving anything out, i just won’t say a word.

and here’s the final product (found on “Quid Pro Quo“):

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Welcome D R U I D S and watch a Wet Chemistry video

i just wanted to take a moment to tell everyone about another new addition to the noising machine family; a couple of cute boys with the pseudonym:
“D R U I D S”

it’s definitely a large step away from our other new comrades, Wet Chemistry, and not exactly similar to Beati Paoli or MCKNGBRD, but at the same time, i think these four bands fit together very nicely. it might be that all The Noising Machine artists seem to come packaged with a similar frame of mind, or maybe it’s just that they all write music that i love, and you have to be me to see the connection. either way, i think it makes sense. you can check them out at http://www.myspace.com/druids666. so far, they only have one live song available to listen to, but there’s a full length studio album currently in the works, so be prepared. AND IN OTHER NEWS… Wet Chemistry was on Scented Vinyl a short ways back, and we now have a video from that appearance up on our myspace (http://www.myspace.com/thenoisingmachine). swing on over there and check it out. thenoisingmachine related posts:

Beati Paoli with Slyde and The Curse Of Hail 12/20/08

just wanted to remind people about the Beati Paoli show this weekend.

When:::Sat, December 20, 9:30 pm
Where:::The House Of Bricks – 525 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, Iowa (map)

myspace.com/beatipaoli
myspace.com/slyde
myspace.com/thecurseofhail

see ya there!

 

the illustrations compiled on the flyer were taken from a spanish horror magazine called “Delirium”, which i can’t find ANY info on, and a painting of st denis, by Leon Bonnat. st denis is a cool character because after he was beheaded at montmartre, he picked up his severed head and walked for TWO MILES, preaching a sermon the whole way. he’s also the patron saint of HEADACHES! no joke.

 

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