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#1 lightingpill

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 07:12 PM

What's up? I go by lightning pill on twitter and AFROPUNK. I'm a 26-year old blogger, musician, songwriter, poet. I thought it would be good for me to hip you and anyone here to my stuff and what I have in store. 

 

This year, I released two things: Peephole Special and humanbeyondrepair. I'll try and get into detail without boring y'all.

 

Peephole Special are two digital 7" singles which contain songs that I had created, while trying to put together humanbeyondrepair. They couldn't be put together as one EP, as they don't really flow toether as one. They can both be found here for free download:

 

http://blueskye.band...eephole-special

http://blueskye.band...phole-special-2

 

 

The album in question is a trilogy album that I had planned to create that is based upon the concept of having Asperger's Syndrome. While I have been playing with my keyboards for six years or so, it is only last year that I came up with the idea to tell people what it is like to have Asperger's. The reasoning for this was simple. There are plenty of musicians, actors, people in general who have autism or Aspergers. Craig Nicholls, Ladyhawke, Gary Numan are musicians with Asperger's Syndrome, of course, but what I wished they had done was create something to suck people within the mindset of an Aspie. I felt this was my obligation, due to the overall eye-rolling thought that people who carry the word "syndrome" within their disabilities are retards (and is thus used, mostly my ig'nant ghetto types as an insult of one's intelligence),

 

humanbeyondrepair is both a crash course in Aspie Syndrome and a tall middle finger to the ignorant types. It's my chance to try and share my story, if by chance I couldn't make something for other Aspies to simply relate to.

 

To do this, I worked out a sound that is playful, insular, heartfelt, honest, funny, and eccentric. The three genres that would describe this kind of music is: antifolk, lo-fi, new wave.

 

http://blueskye.band...ondrepair-vol-1

 

If you want to see my blogs, go to www.afropunk.com/CharcoalSketchesoftheInvisibleMan (which is my imaginary band and the place where I post all of my blogs and articles), and to hear more expermental fuckery of mine, go to www.soundcloud.com/csoim-blank-vids. See you there. :-)

 

I really hope that you enjoy both of those, as I am working on a new project, before I continue onto the next two installments. For now, take a listen to what I had created so far, and stay tuned for my upcoming shit.



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Posted 10 May 2015 - 06:03 PM

interesting. i ball with a kid that has aspergers

 

ive played humanbeyondrepair vol 1 and first thoughts were interesting.

 

i love the bedroom pop tag i dig on that shit hardcore

 

but for real this is like the shit stones throw was brought up on

 

the further i got into humanbeyondrepair the more i started to dig on it, i might have to play this out a few more times but its definitely one of those projects where i gotta be in the mood for it, good background music and i dont mean that in a bad way. although i dug the track No Fitter the plucking of water started making me feel like i was getting Chinese water tortured haha

 

just curious you listen to Dev Hynes or any of the work hes done like Blood Orange, Test Icicles or Lightspeed Champion?

 

also curious you said you use a mic and laptop for your vocals where do you record your audio? just in your living room or something?



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Posted 10 May 2015 - 06:41 PM

I'll tackle what I can in numbers:

1. The place I made this is hinted in the genre name.

2. The water thing is actually a click track, which I admitted I relied on too much, due to not having any good drums to use. (The keyboard that had the best drum settings died on me.) I'll be reusing the drums on my current keyboard for this album.

3. Yes, I do listen to him on occasion. My genre favorites stay diverse, which could explain the hip-hop inspired ingenuity that I used to put all of that together.



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Posted 11 May 2015 - 01:21 AM

word up.

 

Blood Orange is my shit and i wish he'd release some of his instrumentals, in other news i think he said hes coming out with a new album this summer. on occasion youre voice reminded me of his.

 

i ask about recording techniques because im debating on getting a mic but i dont think im going to do that



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Posted 26 June 2016 - 01:05 PM

I lost the post I had where all of my music was listed, but I dropped some new shit just today! Check it out! 

 

 

Hello to you all!

I just thought I'd write to you to keep you in the loop on what's going on!

First off, I am planning two albums. One album that will be coming very, very soon is called The Future's Alright. The album is a more positive response to YACHT's album,  I Thought the Future Would Be CoolerTFA answers the album by naming all of the positive things about the future.

But before I give you updates on that, I want to share with you my new album, BE ALIVE!

Before I started making music via pop music, I was dipping within spacemusic, new age and ambient music, genres I had plenty of respect for. En route to creating this album, I was exploring New Age spirituality. I had dropped out of the idea of being religious, and decided to look up Cosmic Humanism, which shares the belief that everything in the world is God. Cosmic Humanism believes that we are all little pieces of God, and nature is the body of sorts. It also believes that in terms of finding God, all roads from the Bible to the Quran to the Torah are equally right in terms of finding God.

En route to creating this album, I managed to suffer a deep depression, due to not finding work not finding band members, and not being convinced that anyone was actually listening to my music. I found out that the depression was due to the adderall I was taking to get my ADHD straight. I had found out the one way to control my ADHD was to eat peanuts or whatever kind of food allows for your brain to function. Go natural and avoid the pills that will just make you worse!

Anyway, a few albums later, I had found out that people were giving out albums full of their old works. I had a LOT of songs in my USB that never had a home and decided whether or not to give them away or to keep it. 

Not only did I give old works away, but I managed to create the kind of album I never imagined, one that is truly worthy of it's name: it's not an album about spirituality, as much as it is an album about spiritual struggle and making it through to the other side, and through this truly understanding what spirituality is all about.

Just for you, the album is up for free download. Enjoy!

 

https://three-eyedre.../album/be-alive

 

It's gotten some testimonials from Melissa of Harvey Girls and Tyler Major from NRK, the same crew started by...Pyramid Vritra!







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