STRAPLOCKED – Make Room

Shall I start by saying “in this troubled time”? The outcome of the world affair like post stick on the screen reminds us of the mess we turn away. The thought of we getting into the muddy water was unthinkable. Not till now when it is in our face and we try to reconcile or get acquainted with but, there is no straight answer to our problems. However, when we are losing hope to the madness or supposedly claim madness (depend on which side of the fence you are standing.), listening to music can put you on the peak of the mountain and when you look down, these troubles might just look like ordinary shit. Yes… You read it right, shit. Here I found this artist is going to get us there.

The timely beats that progress through the track are going to instil confidence. If you have lots of confident, don’t worry, you then have the beats going to be a companion to the lead synth sound and will guide you through the multi-dimensional perception, it all really depends how deep you are willing to go. Did I go too far? Here is the only way to find it out… play the track and Make Room!

I can’t see shit without you New T-shirt Design

This design was inspired by my relationship with my wife after all these years living together. People often say behind every successful man there is always a wonder woman. Not like I’m starting to buy houses by the beach and drove the latest Tesla to work, but the quality of life has been improved drastically. At the bottom line here is that love is really all you need. Anything else is but a dream, it comes and goes. Here I like to wish you all a beautiful future ahead. Cheers!

Here I would like to give credit to these wonderful font designers who had helped me in my work and I did donate to their contribution. If you like their font fee free to check them out.

The design

I place the bulky display font in the first line to emphasis the importance of “I can’t”, I then insert the rough scratchy font of “see shit” to mark the roughness of it. You might not able to see the “see”, it is in blur effect to reduce the visibility. The “without” was placed in the box of yellow warning background and lastly the “you” I used the cursive to reflect the romance of the person I think of.

Makeup and Vanity Set – Brigador Intro

A long break after the lockdown have me stagnated and hang to dry. I’m coming back here to put down a few lines to help fuel my passion for music. Here allow me to introduce my newly discovered artist at Soundcloud Makeup and Vanity Set.

This composer has the repetitive sound pattern of the intro lure you into the mystery surrounding the soundtrack, suggesting some hidden mechanical transformation about to set in motion, while all this is going through, a surprise insert of rhythm change break the dazzling twilight of the intro and set you on the path of the journey with an open mind in what is to come.

A close look at Makeup and Vanity Set at Bandcamp reveals a long list of music production which got me excited at what I will find there. I might end up purchase a few of that awesome track. See you guys in the next post.

6×6 Medium Format Photography

I started photography with a 35mm digital camera and fallen in love with analogue photography later with the analogue way of doing things, it helps me to stay away from working with computers, it also allows me to work with my hands on tangible materials in the darkroom.
The 6×6 format allows me to balance between the portability of the camera I use and produce a better print quality. At this point, I made a tee for this square format film I use. You cannot deny the amazing details when you have the film developed in your hand. Every time it got me excited.

If you are starting out on film photography, you can check out Film Photography Podcast for more info. They do have a store selling film stocks to the communities of photographer.

Interceptor – CRYSEHD

Found this gem today and love how CRYSEHD did to the arrangement of this music. There are moments where the track will come to an abrupt end and pick up the next second with amazing sound texture and dynamic beats. The synth part does introduce a nice blend of distortion. Not sure how I imagine this track to be used in my imagination, but it is refreshing different from so many other artists.

The Painted Bird

This film just so happens to be black and white too, compare to my previous review of the A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. The sexy thing about it is its not from Hollywood. As each day gone by I’m drifting away from the so-called “high-end production” movie. ‘B’ grade movies have a lot more to ofter than what most people thought. The Painted Bird is not anyway near ‘B’ grade. Give it a go if you are into a slow pace movie that will bring you to the unknown journey and back, to realize you are still on your couch. An amazing experience you might find yourself missing for awhile.

Volca Jam by Gary P Hayes

I’m must post this video from YouTube about this amazing artist Gary P Hayes doing the Korg Volca series jam. It just leaves me wanting for more of such amazing music. I did enjoy a few good jams from other channels but his videos stand out from the other. His jams are filled with melody and progressive movement. Very inspiring to watch and learn. I’m also collecting Volca currently, I did play with my Sample and Bass occasionally. Going to need more of those Volca on my desk soon.

Death Proof

Last night I decided to revisited the Death Proof by Quentin Tarantino. There is something special about the way the dialogues, suspends and dangers were presented in the movie, together it leads right up to the violent moment that marks the untimely demise of the characters greatly intrigue me. Another timeless piece. I’m always a fan of Tarantino movies.

SAYAK STRIKER – Never Surrender Album

What I like about this album is that all the songs included in it are good. Using synthesizer if you one didn’t do it right it just plain annoying to listen, mainly with a lot of distortion and high pitch. In the mix of this album, I can hear the instruments are perfectly in harmonic with each other. The beats are relaxing and smooth. You can almost listen to this for a long time and never have to feel overwhelmed by a lot of effects and dull repetitive rhythm.

If only Religion and Science are One

This was inspired by alchemy symbol: Quintessence, the link of Hermetic Seal of Light is the key to alchemy study, and also the proof that we once knew how to combine the spark from our spirit and infuse it with the matter provided by nature. A rather sad reflection of today’s science that absolutely denial the spiritual aspect of our nature, often discard findings that do not fit into the narrative of modern science.

In the centre of the design is the Quintessence symbol represent the union of science and religion, on the religion ring, represent the distortion perspective in conflict with science, on the font ring, represent the scatch idea of how little we know of ourselves. On the outer ring represent the continuity of our eternal self.