Over the past 5 or so years, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Ceschi Ramos and become a member of the Fake Four Inc. family. With a roster full of underground heavyweights and close peers already on the docket, it is a HUGE honor to find myself as an official member now, courtesy of the first #FREEcember release of 2020, The Reclamation Project. During the course of 2020, a span of time where many people where given the opportunity to reflect on their life uninterrupted, I decided to take the process a step further by revisiting two of my previous instrumental releases : Slow Burnout and This Town Has Turned To Dust. I picked my favorite ‘beats’ from these albums, removed previously used elements, and approached them as traditional narrative-structure songs. I am very happy with the final result, and honored to have it be a part of Fake Four‘s yearly tradition. I even made some quick, low budget visuals to go with each song in preparation for Fake Four Fridays, which will air Friday, December 4th at twitch.tv/fakefourinc at 7 PM EST. For those unable to view the stream, or those who are impatient and want to see them immediately, I have created a non-presentational form YouTube playlist.
Download the album for free, donate if you can, and PLEASE share it around, as it would mean the world to me. Thank you in advance to those that do help, and have a great weekend to everyone!
We gotta keep folks guessing when it comes to the creativity. I’ve been dropping the DoomFace art for years now, and I’ve been trying to figure out ways to progress things. With the creation of DOOMonFILM, it seemed like an opportunity to do something new, and that is where the idea of the talking DoomFace originated. Rather than sit on the idea forever, I wanted to see how it looked, and with no music video output for This Town Has Turned To Dust on the slate, it was time to do some quick thinking. The result was the weirdo masterpiece you see above you, and it will hopefully be the start of a bigger YouTube presence that is unique from the legions of creators already out there. If you dig the video, give it a like, share and a comment, and throw a subscribe in there while you’re at it. Every little bit helps.
After a two year span of personal growth and focus on film, Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice has returned to his music-making roots with the latest beat tape (for lack of a better word), This Town Has Turned To Dust. The project was inspired by a Rod Serling episode of Playhouse 90 with a nearly similar name that focused on the fallout of the Emmitt Till lynching. The album itself is meant to flow similar to the film Waking Life, using production by Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice in tandem with a litany of film samples to give the impression of floating from one train of thought to the next. The project is not only deeply personal (almost as much as the upcoming rap release A Memoir Called Noir), it also serves as a defined signpost (no pun intended) for the transition between music and film that Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice is undergoing currently. Check it out at Bandcamp or any of your other favorite online outlets, as it is available in every streaming service or digital storefront, and be sure to tell your friends to do the same.
Finishing an album is one of the most satisfying feelings a creator can experience. Over the course of the next 6 weeks or so, I will have the pleasure of doubling down on the experience, as I have 2 projects completed or near completion and ready to be released. A few weeks ago, I dropped the lead singles from A Memoir Called Noir, my upcoming rap album (and I recently dropped a third single from the album as well). At this point, I am releasing the lead 3 singles from the upcoming instrumental album, This Town Has Turned To Dust. Check them out, share them, and all that jazz.
One of the purest senses of joy I experience is releasing new art into the world. It’s been since late 2015 that I released any music, one of the longest gaps in my music making career. I spent 2016 recovering from a wave of personal setbacks, and 2017 was focused on getting momentum going in my film career. During both of those years, however, I never stopped writing, and as Fall of 2017 approached, I was beginning to form my upcoming release : A Memoir Called Noir.
Recording has gone smoothly, and I am now in the process of mixing songs while I wait for a handful of guest verses to arrive. In the meantime, I thought I would begin the promotional rollout, hence the release of the lead singles : Kickstart, a song about personal responsibility in the light of an ever-changing world; and Fifth Estate Amendment, a song about learning to be a wise risk-taker. These are extremely simplified explanations, but hopefully, you will be able to make your own connections to the material. Expect A Memoir Called Noir no later than March, hopefully, and then be on the lookout for the instrumental album also to be released in 2018, This Town Has Turned To Dust.