The Lost Demos of Amanda Lepre

The first thing that strikes you in her voice is soft but full of energy. Each track was written so much emotion of ups and downs. And the drum leads you into its momentum. Fast chase beats drive you on a roller coaster ride in each turn of surprise of music to your ear, followed by her stories encrypted in her lyric. I just love the arrangement of each song in this album. Its been a long time I’m captivated like this by going over and over again without having to feel dull in listening.

Give it a go. I’m sure there is something in this album for you.

Murder, and The Birds

This came to me as a surprise while I was diving into the sea of new artist music to realize that this album does ring well in my ears. Not long ago I found the Blackmore’s Night, which is absolutely stunning and refreshing. Murder, and The Birds is the kind of music sing in acoustic soundwave, travelling to meet the vision of folk tales that will have you wrap in a surprise.

Employment

After we closed our eyes briefly a new day has begun without our permission

New tasks await our attention while we figure out why our sleep has gone shorter

We blame time for not being generous but we didn’t blame ourselves for dependent on employment

More gravely we come to realisation when we see our children grown and wonder why we weren’t there to father them

By now the time has come where we will be sending our children to employment and we are powerless to avoid

All this happen because we fail to break the chain of employment and we suffer at the hand of this bitter life

We have lost the true purpose of why we have come

A freedom to choose without chain.

Birth

Out came the little body covered with blood

The woman of yesterday becomes a mother

No longer she views the world and her separately but as one

Her baby will now experience the world she helped to create

What was once part of her body becomes separated in flesh but not in heart

In hope, this little person will only see the beautiful things and never experience the dark deeds of mankind 

In return may this little person come to correct all the mistakes we made
A new world has begun. 

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.