Featuring Canadian musicians Adam 'Atom' Percy and Tim van de Ven. We talk studio tips and tricks, discuss tour and road stories from days long by, ramble about the creative process, and talk to friends about their own musical experiences.
Audible Brutality Episode 17: Drum Sounds and Meat Grinders
Hey you magnificent beasts!
We apologise for the somewhat lengthy delay - we've been working hard to get a month's worth of stellar chatter into one, ridiculously long (but fun and informative) episode.
Consider this our "Double-Live" album - our "Brutality Remains The Same", our "AB Alive!", our "Adam Comes Alive", our "Welcome Back My Friends, to the Tim that Never Ends" .... you get the picture.
We had loads of catching up and tonnes of tricks/tips/dad jokes to share with you fantastic humans, so we ran longer than usual, but hey; you deserve more of us.
Listen all the way to the end and see how Brian Eno's cards are no longer simply studio cards to get you out of a musical rut, but may actually have a direct, unseen link to your very psyche......or at least ours. Spooky!Mentioned in this episode:
Spaceman - Bif Naked
Go Into The Night - Gabrielle Papillon
Surfin' JFK - Beg To Differhttps://begtodiffer2.bandcamp.com/track/surfin-jfk
Plus, we spoke of "Haymaker" by NLX, which you can find on Tim's site:https://timvandeven.com/drums-a-la-distance
And you're going to just have to wait for the Megan Rose track......trust us; it will be worth it. We'll probably dedicate an entire episode to it.
Audible Brutality Episode 16: Best Foot Forward
On this episode, Tim and Adam get into how artists and bands should always work to put their best foot forward, banter a little about stage banter, discuss how to get ready for the manager / publicist / label olympics, and talk the toys that really should be on your next recording.
Artists we talk about in this episode:
Beg to Differ
Sex with strangers
Links of note:
Audible Brutality Episode 15: The Brilliance of Briga
This episode is completely dedicated to the well-known, well-respected, and well-travelled violinist, producer, writer, and composer Briga (AKA Brigitte Dajczer).
For a change, we shut our word-holes and let Briga tell us what's-what. We cover topics such as production, recording, music in the gaming industry, and what it's like to be talented woman working in a field so over-represented by men.
We even nerd-out on gear, plug-ins, and microphones; Briga gives us tips and tricks of the trade.
You should have your favourite libation (vodka, whisky, or otherwise) nearby as there is a bit of a game to play in this episode: take a shot every time Tim mentions that he's worked with Briga - it's fun! See if you're still sober at the end of the episode! Adam recommends that you have your designated driver at the ready.
Sit back, get comfortable, and enjoy! This episode is a little longer than some of the others; Briga was very generous with her time and her talents. Here is her website: BRIGA Arrivé
Briga on YouTube
Audible Brutality Episode 14: Interview with Colin Kelday aka Quick Kick
In this interview we talk to Colin Kelday, better known as Quick Kick, an electronic artist and composer from Toronto, Canada. Colin was born into the cataclysmic collision of punk, and grew up sliding along the shores of psychedelia. After emerging from the slumber of suburbia, he embarked on a career that has lead from playing hostile house parties to opening for major influences like Pop Will It Itself, co-producing the final album of Canadian alt-rock royalty The Watchmen, and scoring the cult hit film How to Be Deadly.
All things Quick Kick can be purchased and downloaded here!
Colins Documentary 'Quest from the West' - Pop Will Eat Itself Reformation 2005
The power and majesty of PWEI is captured by Colin and stars three of his friends as they travel to the UK to see a band that influenced them all get back together for a limited run of shows. It's amazing what can be done with 2 pixel cameras, and it's on Youtube here!
Artists we discuss in this episode:
John Williams - Catch me if you can
EMF - Stigma
Charaltans - Tellin' Stories
Pop Will Eat Itself - Wise Up Sucker
Primal Scream - Loaded
The Doves - There Goes the Fear
Flaming Lips - Will You Return / When You Come Down
Run DMC - It's Tricky
Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey
The Orb - Toxygene
The Prodigy - Funky Shit
The Watchmen - Holiday (Slow It Down)
Huey Luis and the News - I want a New Drug
Audible Brutality Episode 13: High School Voice Over
EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!
Adam goes full-Hollywood!
Well, maybe not full Hollywood, but he does share some of his experiences with his recent voice-over recording work involving a major celebrity, a major studio, and major internet bandwidth problems.
Adam and Tim talk about voice-over work from both sides of the mic, where they have been the recordists and sometimes, the recorded.
Tips and trickery abound!
Bonus Gord Clement chit-chattery!
A salvaged outtake from our first-ever Gratuitous Interview, originally snipped due to time constraints, sees the light of day as Tim waxes nostalgic with Gord about their shared time at the same high-school and their unending love and respect for a music teacher that changed their lives (hopefully, for the better).
So grab this episode, jam it on your phone or other portable device, and get ready to learn, laugh, and maybe....even love.
Audible Brutality Episode 12: Stars on 45
It's a brand-spanking New Year so it's time to take down your Xmas lights and get spanking!
We regale you, the listener, with our episode dedicated to the magnificent splendour that that is the 45 RPM record: "Stars on 45". We talk of the love of the "lost B-side", the joys of the 12 inch EP, how artists hid musical treats for their fans pre-digital, and how AM radio frequently flipped the 45 over to create monstrous hits.
And, in an Audible Brutality first, we draw the winner of our Xmas Song contest. Xmas might be over, but we still feel like Santa.
The winner will receive some seriously sexy swag, suitable for coffee, tea, or other noxious liquids of his/her/their choosing. Or simply stare dreamily at the two handsome devils that adorn your prize; either way, it's all up to the winner (we will announce who it is at the end of the episode).
We are still looking for your "dead songs" from days gone by, as well as your input, your feedback, and perhaps a rating or three on iTunes and Spotify (every little bit helps).
Check out the new t-shirts in our Swag-Shop! Avoid the Xmas rush and get yours today! Some of the music mentioned in this episode: "Hey, Hey, What Can I Do?" - Led Zeppelin
"Here Comes Your Man" - The Pixies
"How Soon Is Now?" - The Smiths
Really enjoying this podcast guys. Keep up the great work.
My new favourite Podcast!
Love hearing Adam and Tim’s thoughts on electronic music and live as a musician! Looking forward to more episodes!