First things first. "MUC" is Gaelic for "Pig". Don't be a pig! OINK!!
("MUC" sounds something like M-you-ichhh, and the "ichhh" part is like coughing up a hairball. Try it to amuse your friends!! If that doesn't work for you, just say "PIG". I won't be offended.)
This 8th release, MUC, by Supersonic Tartan Death Machine is equal parts music, mirth and message. Crunchy guitars and bagpipes and retro organs and synths drive the tracks, while the lyrics tell many a tale, some fictional, others based solidly in reality. A few songs are just out and out rants against humanity. There are songs about even-toed ungulates, eco-vigilantes, the undead, nudity, insects, passion, magical kingdoms, numerology, tragic world events, Jocks, late night passions, dragons, an artist's aspirations to stardom, gorgeous women and even...haggis. This is my weird little tartan infused world... enter, if you dare...
Quite a few of these songs are grungy, snot-nosed, in your face garage rock, and others have a slightly gentler touch. Who would have thought you could do all this with #bagpipes? It's not traditional by any means... but it was certainly a lot of fun to make.
released April 22, 2016
Some of the great apps that I used:
Fugue Machine, Guitarism, Thumbjam, Audioshare, Auria Pro, Beattime, Audiobus, Beatmaker 2, Drumkick, KORG Gadget, Animoog, AUFX PeakQ, iSem, Figure, Patterning, Geoshred, GarageBand and more... THANK YOU DEVS, big time!
Highland Bagpipes, Scottish Smallpipes, Fagerstrom Technopipes, Irish Whistle, Bombarde, Vibraslap and lyrics/vocals by me.
Mixed and Mastered with Logic Pro X at Bearcave Studios Montreal.
Thanks to all my super friends from iOS Music Land: Martin Neuhold, Clif Johnston, Evangelos, Nathan Tillett, Steve Raizen, Colin Powell, Gord M, pantsofdeath, Linda K, Alexandre Leroux, David Gabriele, Guy Mauseth, Carbonizd Dave, Candle, The Piecan, Rudi Bajista, Jesper Jones, Jakob Haq, Shawn Guitar Hero McClure, Chip Boaz. You guys all rock.
Thanks to my inspirations, musically, which include all sorts of bands, solo artists and composers. There are too many to list really. But how about these: The Doors, The Kinks, Rare Air, Devo, Peatbog Faeries, Bags of Rock...
A HUGE THANK YOU TO JON RAWLINSON (pantsofdeath) for the Pig face cartoon art on my Facebook Page, and in my CD Booklet. Such a talented artist! See his musical works here: pantsofdeath.bandcamp.com