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#141 AJFOne23

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Posted June 19, 2018 - 09:59 PM


#142 MrBurpler

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Posted June 24, 2018 - 12:37 AM

So according to my calculations, "The Prophet" is either my 50th, or my 51st custom (depending on if you count "All These Things I've Done").

I'm not including my WIP releases and other projects (MGMT). Only half way there to 100!

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#143 MrBurpler

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Posted July 11, 2018 - 09:30 PM

The Mars Volta - The Rest of De-Loused 

Cicatriz ESP



The monster! Cicatriz! This monster of a song features a great groove and a really challenging drum part to play (both in-game and irl). this song features some great guitar work, some great performances all around. The vocals are top notch (as usual). There are great jams and solo that take up the middle of the track.


Personally i enjoy the live version of this track from their live album. The live version stretched this monster to a body-aching 30+ minutes! It's great! It's pure improvisation! And it something I wish more bands would do. I love the idea of taking a song, and using it as a blueprint for a live jam session. Tack down their live album, it's totally worth it!


Now this is legacy only, the long guitar solo is actually two solos played over top each other (with some fancy panning and stuff on the final mix). If you track the "demo" version of this song, you can hear the different solos being panned hard left and hard right. As a result, this custom is legacy only, the keys track is just the normal guitar part but with the second solo, instead of the first.


Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt



The last track off the best album of the 2000s (and maybe of this millennium so far?). This track has a great bass groove and guitar lick during the begging verses. the track continues into a Improvisation section that leads into the second chorus. It's after the second chorus where things get interesting.


the middle of the track features alternating bars of 11/8 and 8/8 (or 19/8) with changing tempos and stuff, before the band come back in. this section, of like 8 bars or so, features some of the best drumming ever! Especially in terms of "sounding like you're gonna miss the beat but you don't". I could not imagine playing this song live, I've play-tested this song a crap tonne of times, and I still can't get this section in real life. Jon Theodore, you truly are a master of your craft.


This leads to the only bass solo on the record, and a guitar solo which becomes a sort of a jam (the scabdates version of this track has s really cool interlude here). The chorus comes roaring back in, and we get the outro. This is the most intense thing, the whole album has been building up to this moment, and it's pure musical extacy. And just like that, the song's over.

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#144 MrBurpler

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Posted August 16, 2018 - 11:25 PM

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Karn Evil 9: 2nd Impression



Part 2/3. What to say about this epic piece of composition. This is an instrumental section of the song, featuring some mind-blowing piano playing from the late great Keith Emerson (RIP) and great bass playing by the wonderful Greg Lake (RIP).
This song is essentially one long piano solo which also has guitar and bass underneath it, which - while being the rhythm section - almost seem to be playing an entirely different song with specific moments of synchronicity between the three instruments. It balances the improve approach of jazz musicians, while also have highly orchestrated and specific hits. Carl Palmer's playing is really a great example of this. The drums bounce between orchestral style playing (that is to say, not "keeping the beat") to straight forward rock beats that ground Keith and Greg's playing to a foundation.
There's a lovely little video on youtube of the three of them learning this song during the "Brain Salad Surgery" sessions. It's really cool and gives some insight into how the song came together (and those accents... so British).
Pro-Keys is Expert-only, and a special thank-you to AJFOne23 for providing me with the 5.1 tracks for this custom.

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#145 MrBurpler

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Posted October 12, 2018 - 10:37 PM

C3X - Arcade Fire!


Write-up by yaniv297, Full Arcade Fire post here.


Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)

Custom by MrBurpler
Vocals by yaniv297

In episode three of our Neighbourhood series (#4 is on the album too, but wouldn’t be a great RB fit so isn’t charted here), this time we tell the story of an unfortunate power shortage in our town. “Power Out” is an epic, powerful and relentless track - and an absolute showstopper live. It kicks up firing on all cylinders, with a driving disco beat (drummers, prepare to work on that one!) and firing guitars, while later bass takes the lead in a fuzzy riff. Vocalist Win Butler absolutely spits out the stressful lyrics - “What’s the plan??” he screams as he describes as he goes out to “pick a fight with anyone”, before screaming in an iconic moment “Nothing’s hid from us kids!”.

Somehow, the song reaches it’s emotional climax when taking a step back to a melodic chorus, “when the power’s out in the heart of man”, before exploding into full on rock and roll madness again. A classic moment in Arcade Fire’s discography.


Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) 


Custom by MrBurpler
Vocals and keys by yaniv297

“Sprawl II” is a key track, and possibly the best track, in “The Subrubs”. Soundwise, it’s quite an unusual departure from Arcade Fire’s usual indie rock sound, taking a strong synthpop direction, and vocally led by the great Régine Chassagne. “Sprawl II” is a hugely emotional tune, discussing suburban life, and the difficulties of growing up in it. It became an instant fan favorite, a necessity on every Arcade Fire show, and widely regarded as one of Arcade Fire’s best songs.

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#146 MrBurpler

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Posted November 5, 2018 - 05:05 PM

Adult Diversion got a big update, basically a new custom.


New visualizer:


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#147 rcale

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Posted November 5, 2018 - 07:49 PM

Oooooh. Thanks!

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Posted March 15, 2019 - 07:36 PM

The Mars Volta - Tremulant (EP)

Cut That City

The first track off their debut EP. Cut That City features a great high energy into which alternates between 9/8 and 10/8. The part is pretty easy to listen to but very hard to play along with. There are bootlegs of this song from about 2001 where the band is just playing this section as fast as they can and it just.... ppfffssstt that's hard.


This song is realativly short when compared to other Volta tracks, however even off their first track you can hear the sparks of what would appear on other tracks; time signature changes that would be found in Cygnus, Jon Theodore's drum-roll-crash-accents that would appear on Drunkship of Lanterns, even Omar's playing during the guitar break is like an early version of the guitar break in Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt. It's a track that dosn't get enough attention, if you like The Mars Volta you'll like this track.





Gonna be honest. This is my least favorite track from "early volta", the verses bore me, the chorus bores me. Cedric does sing in Spanish so that's cool (and if i made any errors with the vocal phrasing for that part let me know). The song does pick up a bit near the end where it crescendos back into a Post-verse section which does cap off the song quite nicely. Of the three tracks that are off this EP, this one is defiantly the weakest for me, the one I'm most likely to skip. However saying that, it's still better then most (of not all) rock music that it produced today.


The Scabdates version of this song it a lot better. It's played a bit faster so the verses and chorus have a bit more energy, and it was recorded during the 04/05 tour so there is a great saxophone section in the middle that they added (because they had a sax player with them when they recorded it).


Eunuch Provocateur



Eunuch Provocateur.



This song is great! So freaking awesome, I have nothing but good things to say about this song. The guitar, drums, and bass part all are fun and complement each other musically. The vocals complement the energy of the guitar playing. Everything about this song just screams high energy volta. Then in typical volta fashion, the volume, speed, intensity, the band, they all stop. 100 to 0. It's so perfect and it just makes you wanna listen to the song again, and again, and again.


Every instrument if fun to play on this track, and the vocals are even fun too. There's something for everyone on this song, if you must only pick on track off their debut EP, pick this one. It's one of my favorite Volta songs.


These tracks are upgrades from sideshows customs. A while ago I spoke to him about updating various Mars Volta Tracks. All credits for the original drum-only custom go to sideshow and ItalianStal1ion. I initially sent my guitar/bass charts to him, but I re-worked some parts and he gave me permission to release the new versions on my own.


The New Things:

  • Drum/Guitar/Bass fixes
  • Vocal Chart
  • Custom Venue

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