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From the Album "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen

Jay contacted me about a month ago and asked if I would be interested in doing another song with him. If you don’t already know his music, let me tell you that it is more than it appears. Or what I mean is that he plays guitars too. Almost all of what I have heard has a clear melodic direction which I find rare in electronic music where it appears many artists rely heavily on samples and redundancy. Jay sent me a slice of songs to pick one to sing on and I decided to take it seriously. I sat back and listened to all of them from beginning to end and found it difficult to pick. All of the songs had something that made me want to write. I asked him if he would let me record an album. He agreed to let me go nuts. After sending me about thirty songs I had picked what I thought would make the point I was going for…

The point I was going for:
I decided that I wanted to take this rare opportunity (ten select songs from a talented artist) and truly commit to an idea. I wanted to do a “concept album” and picked a subject that I felt I still had enough to talk about. I dug deep and wrote about as many painful and true feeling that I could. I cleared the coffers with each part of the story. I mashed relationships together and squeezed the demons of shame neglect and inadequacy to present what I believe reflects why I deserve the relationship I have now.

I always take every song (mine or others) very seriously. I have some self imposed rules about how I write melodies and lyrics that will only make sense to a few but I thought it would be nice for posterity sake that I share with you why I didn’t follow my rules this time. Normally I sit down day one with the music and rip through lyrics melody and recording without moving once. Why would I do that? Besides being crazy, I feel like the end result of a pressure fueled session keeps me connected to the song after Im done. It makes the music part of my life in a way that tinkering and over thought out/ processed ideas seem to lack for me. This makes getting recordings done difficult lately as I don’t have blocks of time and I have become so accustom to this method that I cant get invested.
Anyway with this collection of music I was committed to getting the most connected experience that I could have. But the idea of ten songs done this way was impossible. I decided to change it up and retool my method. I burned a CD and took it with me to work. I drive for a living so I listened to the songs in a constant loop for up to ten hours a day for a week. I my objective was to familiarize myself with the music in the way that I might have been there with Jay when he wrote them. I avoided writing lyrics and got almost all the way through the week before I realized that I had written most of the songs in my head. Yeah some bad driving went down that week but it was the risk I was willing to impose.

So I had only suggested that I would like to do and album because my ladies had plans to be out of town and I had a weekend to record. As it was fast approaching I actually got nervous. I intended to complete ten songs and I still had to work during the day so I really only had about twenty hours to get what I wanted out of the experience. I hope that you can understand that as I don’t take anything seriously like music, it was important that this was smooth. Well, I started Friday night and one after the other the songs started getting done. I had in some ways over prepared. I new every melody that I wanted. I had every harmony in mind and almost all the lyrics memorized. (side note: I have forgotten most of the lyrics as that is how my brain works. Any thoughts on if that makes me odd?) Sunday morning the songs finished I felt like even though I had separated myself from a “method of formula” that I have used for my painting poetry carving writing and music that I had not fallen to far off the emotional coarse that makes this process so satisfying for me. The disconnect that I hate about prolonged projects seems to have been buried by the tight time frame.

The Song: “Lovers Genocide”

This “Metroid bass themed” track by Jay inspired a fantastically powerful background for an eye opening reflection of pain manifest. I am sure that if you are still following the story that you are getting a sense of a very dark jealous place. I will say that I hope the reasoning is also evident.
Living in Rewind-track1 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
The Mission Man-track2 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
Ego Parade-track3 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
Horrible Me-track4 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
Five Thousand Times-track5 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
The Monster I am-track6 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
I Hate You-track7 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
A Warning-track8 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
Lovers Genocide-track9 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen
The Vampire Within-track10 "The Monster I Am" Prototype81/Gaylen

I hope that you enjoy what Jay and I have put together and look forward to some feedback.
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Lovers Genocide

little soldiers
you lined up
she promised you a life
tiny warriors
you signed up
so are you surprised
youve waged battles
youve seen horrors
lovers genocide
our sweet baby
shes like dooms day device

Now I know
in time I will die
Theres no one who can save me
from the retched nothing
that you use to sedate me
to my end

Oh someday the rains will come I know
and wash away the shame of my confessions

our Little baby
when shes worked up
she'll cut you like a knife
theres no begging
theres just terror
fired from the eyes
ive waged battles
ive seen horrors
lovers genocide
our sweet baby
shes like dooms day device

Now I know
in time I will die
Theres no one who can save me
from the retched nothing
that you use to sedate me
to my end

Oh someday the rains will come I know
but the all the waiting is slowly killing me
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Uploaded: Oct 05, 2011 - 07:09:00 PM
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TracyVosh said 2848 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
Lovers Genocide
1:30 = sweet!! Love that part. Again, you both are an amazing complement to one another's talents. I can't wait to crank this album up in my car.
alackbass said 2848 days ago (October 5th, 2011)
Lovers Genocide
Great melodies worthy of your excellent vocal.
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PrototypeEightyOne said 2848 days ago (October 6th, 2011)
Samus would be proud
I really wasnt sure how you would tackle this instrumental, but when I heard it I was shocked at how well your vocals worked. Not only that they worked, but they seem to fit like a glove. I can tell you really dove into the music and I appreciate every ounze of effort you put towards not only this song but all of them. Very cool track.
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KCsGROOVE said 2846 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
dark but very cool
intriguing stuff
Somehow this music reminds me a bit of Peter Hammill of Vandergraaf Generator.
Dig it!
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PaulaMunk said 2846 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
Doom's day device.
The wretched nothing comes from the victim, I'm sure. We are often, our own worst enemies.
Again, we shouldn't want what we don't need so much that we are addicted to it... even when we know it kills. Yeah, a lot of dark truth here. Thanks, guys.
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magnatone said 2846 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
i'm probably going to need therapy after i finish #10, but it will have been worth it. (seriously, this one is incredible you guys!)
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five_extra_arms said 2846 days ago (October 7th, 2011)
How Do You Enter These Songs As A Vocalist?
It blows my mind. If I was handed this bouquet of instrumental tracks, I wouldn't know where to begin, but somehow you pounce upon each one with a ferocity and no apologies. You write well and have the ability to express your lyrics at high volumes. Every time I hear you sing I think to myself, "Loud Pipes Save Lives".

Thanks for saving lives.

Jay, you are under appreciated, but not by me. Respect due, bro. Both of you.


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Carrie71 said 2845 days ago (October 8th, 2011)
lovers genocide...
Amazing work you two! I rocked the house all day longer yesterday with this pumping of my house system! Love the whole album.
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Electropop (also called Technopop) is a subgenre of synth pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s. Numerous bands have carried on the electropop tradition into the 1990s and 2000s.

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