19 episodes

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 Podcast Adam Percy and Tim van de Ven

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

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 18: Rob Swift is the Best

    Audible Brutality Episode 18: Rob Swift is the Best

    Adam and Tim wax deep about our dear friend Rob Swift - an exceptional and gifted guitar player who loves the six string so much he started Galt Guitar Shop in Cambridge Ontario just to be surrounded by them all the time!

    A pillar of the Toronto music scene in the early 2000s, both Adam and Tim have had the honour of sharing both stage and studio with Rob in the band North Star Jack.  As regulars of venues like The Horseshoe, and dabblers in the early days of digital home recording, Rob's talent shows that no matter what changes happen in the music world, great guitar playing and tone never go out of style.

    There is no way to sugar coat something like this so we'll just say it. Right now Rob and his family need love and assistance - Rob has terminal cancer.  He, his wife Sam, and their kids can use support, so please be sure to head to their Gofundme page and make a contribution here at this link.  After you hit that, be sure to share their gofundme page with as many friends and family as you can.

    So along with some pictures from ye olden days of NSJ, we have also posted both North Star Jack albums to our site here for free so you can actually download these to your music blower of choice, and hear what we mean when we say Rob Swift is the best!!!

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Audible Brutality Episode 17: Drum Sounds and Meat Grinders

    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. 

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Audible Brutality Episode 16: Best Foot Forward

    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 

    Econoline crush 



    Eye Eye 



    Sex with strangers 

    Johnny Coull 

    Links of note:
    Casio DG10 



    Mattel Synsonics

    • 45 min
    Audible Brutality Episode 15: The Brilliance of Briga

    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

     

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Audible Brutality Episode 14: Interview with Colin Kelday aka Quick Kick

    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!
    https://www.quick-kick.com/

    https://quickkick.bandcamp.com/

    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

     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Audible Brutality Episode 13: High School Voice Over

    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! 

    PLUS
    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. 
     

    • 44 min

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BeetonPC ,

Great podcast

Really enjoying this podcast guys. Keep up the great work.

Rawbwan ,

My new favourite Podcast!

Love hearing Adam and Tim’s thoughts on electronic music and live as a musician! Looking forward to more episodes!

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