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  1. 16 hours ago, MetalheadFromBama said:

    Thanks for the recommendations. Since I can’t find anything about these certain events, what would you happen to know about the Buffalo-Tampa connection, and the reason why Norway jumped ship for Black Metal? Because nothing’s coming up when I search for those topics.

    Totally unimportant tidbits. Cannibal Corpse, Malevolent Creation, and Glen Benton of Deicide were all big contributors to the "Florida death metal sound" and they all relocated from the Buffalo, NY area before they broke out. Several of the big names from the 2nd wave BM scene in Norway started off playing death metal, but abandoned the style before ever doing much with it. More than anything it just makes me wonder how things might have gone differently.

  2. 22 minutes ago, Thrashman said:

    Sounding pretty good to me, whatever it might be labelled as... thanks!

    I really enjoyed the doom sections, felt like the BM parts made a nice contrast but maybe needed a bit more of... something? Anyway, it seemed cool.

    NP: Cradle Of Filth - Cruelty And The Beast

  3. 36 minutes ago, blaaacdoommmmfan said:

    Father alabaster good to hear from you. Tbh that's interesting what you say re tweaking pictures in photo shop to create an improved picture. I've certainly used basic photo edit in the past to good effect when I was part of a art group but wasn't sure if it cheating. I guess it's just another tool to utilise abit like using an iPad to draw with. I know someone who does really good stuff on that. 

    Your music sounds interesting. Have you posted on this site.

    The thing with photographing paintings is that it's really hard to get good lighting for focus and accurate color without also getting a bunch of glare. I have to shoot my paintings outside and it's almost never optimal. Tweaking the photo is about getting the photo to match the painting, rather than "fixing" something in the painting, which would probably be more difficult for me than just fixing it in the painting to begin with. I draw on my laptop with a stylus when I need to, but I kinda hate it. I'll definitely use color filters and do digital graphic design work on top of pictures of my paintings if it's called for... it's all in the name of making a nice cover image. Whatever it takes, you know? As far as posting my own stuff, I used to but I don't have anything up on the forum right now.

  4. 15 minutes ago, JagsyB said:

    Magical, isn't it!

     

    NP: Mogwai - Come On Die Young

    It's amazing. Such a great lineup. I was also listening to live stuff from the "Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy" lineup, love Bill Connors' guitar playing, and man Stanley Clark is such a beast. Everyone's so on point.

    Just finished Rush - Hemispheres

  5. 4 hours ago, blaaacdoommmmfan said:

    Fantastic you've done some cover art  and achieved a youth ambition plus  your doing some now. Great stuff. Too many people never achieve there youth ambition so I doff my hat to you.    Interesting how you can either do other people's work or your own stuff. Who knows why tbh. Probably only you can work that out. But maybe both require so much concentrated attention that it's really really tough to do both. 

    with re finding it difficult to paint for your own music it's probably very healthy that you do more photo based stuff and have the variety of that. Doing the photo stuff may help when your Painting. Your right probably hard to do your own cover art when you compose it too. Makes sense as you've probably got stronger opinions about what the music means which makes creating original painting really hard.  Also do you ever Photoshop a painting. Or is this cheating. ? 

    Also what genre of music do you write? 

     

    Oh for sure, I use Photoshop all the time. It's a necessary tool. Mostly for getting the photos I take of my paintings into a final, print-ready state, but also for logo designs, t shirts, digital "painting", and sometimes photo composites that I use as reference when I'm painting. I don't think there is any "cheating" when it comes to illustration, as long as you're doing your own original work. I don't use Photoshop to try and fool people into thinking I'm a more capable painter, if that's what you mean. 

    As far as art for my own music, I think you're right that I'm probably too close to it, and I also think photos capture the mood better. Most of what I play generally falls into the black and/or death metal category.

     

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