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All Those Teeth is out! Whoo! Party! (Then a Dark Turn into the Personal)

posted Aug 31, 2018, 10:52 AM by oneclipleft

It's always a fun day to release an album or any other major project. The culmination of a year+ worth of work hitting  home all at once is intoxicating. It's a good day. It's a celebration in your mind. YOU DID IT, YOU STUPID FUCKER! Well, that day was this past Sunday, and I didn't even make a post about it! I was too busy swimming in the high of a major project's release. Or maybe I was grading papers. Anyway.

You can listen to the whole thing on the youtubes for free 'cause I'm just generous like that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwkyoMA5U9U
You can buy it (or not, I'm not your dad) and support my constant efforts at various retailers like iTunes or Amazon or whatever. Google it.

I must say that it's super weird to Google myself (not figuratively, you dirty people) and actually get results. It makes all the screaming, crooning, pretending-I'm-good-at-guitaring, mixing, mastering, writing, tomfoolery, whimsical expression, arbitrary quality control, turning digital knobs, clicking and typing numbers, losing sleep, metacognition, research, approaching death, and generally making an ass of myself in my living room all worthwhile.

Shit happens in a human's life while developing a long project like this, and it often gets melded into the final product. For AMPU, I began raising my oldest daughter, changed jobs, and hit some hard times. I was also growing dissatisfied with the state of the world, my house, my life, lost faith in humanity and America, and so on and so forth. So PROTEST ALBUM! FUCK ALL THINGS! KILL GOD WITH MUSIC?! Then I shifted focus. During (ab)Useful's development, I went saw the birth of my son, a divorce, a huge loss in my time with my kids, a huge financial fiasco (FUBAR), and came out the other end a changed man in a bad situation. During the writing and recording of All Those Teeth, I went though my mother's death, a new relationship, two different housing situations, a dive into game development/coding, the birth of my youngest daughter (being a dad is fucking cool, and I love it), and General Disarray for you South Park fans. So, life sucks, get a fucking helmet, if I may quote Dennis Leary (God I'm old).

So, make noise, enjoy yourselves and your lives, 'cause there's only one go at the thing. If you took the time to pay any attention to my creative output, then you've done more for me than I've done for you. I say from the bottom of my black, dead, still-beating heart: Thank you. Just, thank you.


New Song Crawling Chaos out now!

posted Jul 25, 2018, 3:47 PM by oneclipleft

We're getting close to release! Check out the newest single here: https://youtu.be/B_ZW_D-wU4s


It's Been A Minute

posted Jun 27, 2018, 3:48 PM by oneclipleft

Woah! I hadn't realized how long it's been since my last update. Sorry about that! Here goes!

I appreciate you guys coming out of the woodwork with me to check out what I've been up to. If you're behind, it's fairly straightforward:
  1. New album singles are coming out ahead of the new record's official release.
  2. Started a new show called Retro Rant dedicated to playing 20 year old games and ranting about shit.
  3. Still working on the podcast with another fine gentleman about philosophy and society and different kinds of whatnot.
  4. I'm late beginning on my next game development. I have no excuse for this.
Most recently, though, you can check out my Retro Rant about the recent immigrant children crisis, human rights, and space force (as I blunder through Rayman 2: The Great Escape). Also, the first new single from my upcoming album is primed for listening as well. Here's some links:

Retro Rant Rayman 2: https://youtu.be/MeLu7G8wTx0
First new single "Fenrir" (with lyrics): https://youtu.be/dJRz87B8aM4

The next new single comes out on the 30th, and I'm crazy excited to share it. Might even land a day early? Probably will.

Anyway, I still have a ton of new content to create and share this year, so sike and lubscribe! Peace!


posted Jun 8, 2018, 9:58 PM by oneclipleft

Very excited about this one! It's one of the softer songs on the album, and the most radio-friendly, but it's a good song, man. I think you'll like it. Anyway, check it out and leave some of them precious comments!


First New Single "Fenrir" Out Tomorrow, June 9th!

posted Jun 8, 2018, 10:02 AM by oneclipleft

Here's where I start to get excited. Releasing new music is always fun for me, even the times when the critical response is less-than-stellar. I'm always interested in people's honest feedback and reactions to my work, though, so keep an eye out tomorrow for the release and give a comment!

In other news, I've started releasing these unusual Let's Plays where I jam on an old N64 game for awhile and talk about whatever random topic I have that day. They're fun and easy to make (and hopefully entertaining on some level), so I plan to continue those videos for awhile. Not sure how long, though. I'll have to turn my attention back to my podcast project at some point.

That's it for now, peace!

First Single Preview!

posted Jun 2, 2018, 8:42 PM by oneclipleft

Check it out!


First Single Coming June 9th!

posted May 27, 2018, 3:47 PM by oneclipleft


I have a few singles to release prior to the album's release on August 26th, and the first one is coming June 9th! I suppose I should say something about what All Those Teeth is about, right? Well, unlike previous records, none of these songs are personal to me. It could be called a concept record. The theme is horrifying mythical creatures from a variety of world cultures (but one of the creatures is very much real). I tried to capture the legend surrounding each creature accurately in the lyrics and music, and I think it all comes together pretty well. Each song is named after the creature its about, so feel free to research those entities and tell me where I got things wrong!

The album will have 9 songs, so it's a bit more focused than my last two (A More Perfect Union and (ab)Useful). The runtime is 59:25, so it's also shorter than the previous records by quite a bit. I tried to cut all the fat from this one. All killer, no filler. I ordered the songs from heaviest/fastest first to lighter/slower later. The last song is particularly soft/haunting since it features no guitars whatsoever. Consider that one a subversion of pop, if you like.

All Those Teeth also stretches my vocal abilities to their current limit (all of my albums do this, for better or worse, and I often attempt to exceed my abilities with questionable results). The result this time is pretty diverse and interesting. I feel like I can honestly say that I've achieved the vocal ability and quality that I've always been searching for. I'm happy to say that I hit nearly 4 octaves in that last song vocally. I'm really proud of that one (it'll probably come out as a single).

So, that's the state of affairs regarding All Those Teeth. It'll have a page up on this site soon, with track names, lengths, and lyrics as usual.


Not Music Related but...

posted May 19, 2018, 5:50 PM by oneclipleft   [ updated May 19, 2018, 5:50 PM ]

Skyrim Adventures Machinima Short is OUT! Take a look, have a laugh. I did the music for it (among other things like writing and voice acting), so I guess it kinda belongs here? Who knows! The OCL machine is moving again!


Upcoming Releases!

posted May 11, 2018, 6:21 PM by oneclipleft

Just as a heads-up to everyone who still stops by here (thanks!), here are a few announcements and dates to keep in mind as the old OCL machine winds up once again:
  1. Posts to this website will resume immediately. You can expect 1-2 posts per week from now until at least the end of 2018 (yeah, you read that right!)
  2. My cousin and I are starting a podcast focusing on philosophical and psychological topics entitled Layman's Terms. It will be hour-long, lighthearted discussions of whichever topic we stumble across that week. This arose from regular phone conversations we've had for years discussing these things, so we figured why not record 'em and see if anyone else wants to listen to our amateur ramblings! We plan to record the first episode this weekend, schedules permitting. Release dates for the episodes are forthcoming. Episodes will be released wherever podcasts can be heard (iTunes, Soundcloud, Youtube, etc).
  3. The long-awaited machinima short "Skyrim Adventures" will be released on my youtube channel on May 19th. The rest of the series has more or less been canceled due to scheduling conflicts between Raditztheradish and myself, however. So there will only be one episode. It's really, really good though, and we think you'll love it.
  4. The first single for the upcoming album entitled All Those Teeth is coming out on my youtube channel on June 9th. I will release a new single every 3 weeks after that until the album itself drops on Aug. 26th.
That's all for now, but there will be more coming later this year. Peace!

It's Been Awhile...

posted May 3, 2018, 12:52 PM by oneclipleft

First, an enormous thank you to anyone who has stuck with me this long. I've been gone a long time, but I haven't been sitting on my hands. Oh no, not even close. I've been busy.

Here are the updates:
  1.  A new album is ready to drop. It's complete. It's killer. It's better than the previous two combined. The first single is coming soon.
  2.  TWO new games are in the works. One a simple, but fun thing to challenge yourself with. The other a sprawling narrative thing to be absorbed over time.
  3.  A new machinima video exists. I have it in my hands right now. It was made with love by myself and Raditztheradish. It's a flashback to the olden, golden days of machinima.
So, even though I've been gone an age, I'm not gone. I think the next few months will be very exciting for everyone.


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