Old 08-10-2019, 08:55 AM   #1
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Hi gang,

It's been a while since I posted any new music, but my computer system unexpectedly DIED and had to be completely replaced. So I finally got a new computer, got Reaper and all my other tools up and running and we're off.

I decided to release my first album recorded on the new system under my actual name instead of Dimaension X (just to try something new):

Red Gnome by Dave Lanciani
Download links page:
https://archive.org/details/RedGnome

Whole album with art:
https://archive.org/download/RedGnom...i_RedGnome.zip

Streaming at YouTube:
https://youtu.be/4ENak4d-3ss

and a side project of gothy, droney Doom Metal called Thrv the Black Door:
Download links page at:
https://archive.org/details/ThruTheBlackDoor

Download a ZIP File of the whole album and cover art:
https://archive.org/download/ThruThe...eBlackDoor.zip

Streaming at YouTube:
https://youtu.be/7CYjVSTEjsc
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Old 09-22-2019, 05:36 PM   #2
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Just wrote 20min review of both albums, went to save and got "forum.cockos.com is temporarily down". WHAT THE F**K!!

Ugh...

Dude, all I can say is the review was glowing! Great job! Love Red Gnome.. I think "Proxima Centauri" was my favorite, although there were a couple.

Enjoyed a several cuts off "Thrv the Black Door" too! "Unmoral / unsterblichkeit" being my favorite. That should be on the radio! Did you perform on this release, or just record/mix?

Great job! Tons of creativity!!! Love the drums on "Red Gnome"... Would love to know what you're using. Guitars were massive on "Thrv the Black Door". Real?
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Old 09-22-2019, 06:09 PM   #3
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Yep there's a lot to like, I've heard the first two so far, the rhyth/tempo changes work great.
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Old 09-25-2019, 03:03 PM   #4
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Thanks for listening, guys!

Sooooo ... the drums on Red Gnome are stock EZ Drummer2, the Modern "Power Batter" setting.

And I'm glad you liked Thrv the Black Door, too. I did actually perform everything, except the vocals which were done with Alter/Ego.

The Guitars on TTBD were all my Schecter Omen 6, tuned to E Standard, running thru a Mooer Mini Preamp 005 Brown Sound pedal direct. Mostly double-tracked, but a few were quad-tracked.

"Unmoral / unsterblichkeit" was inspired by some of the soundtrack music from an episode of the TV show "Legion". And Opeth was also a big inspiration for this one, too. It's also my favorite from this album.

I'm working on a 2nd, and 3rd Thrv the Black Door album, hopefully completing them for Halloween this year.
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Old 09-26-2019, 03:49 AM   #5
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Here's a more detailed guitar signal chain for the Thrv the Black Door album.

Schecter Omen 6 (GFS Power Rails pickups)
into
Digitech FreQout
Joyo Vintage Drive
Mooer Micro preamp 005 Brown Sound
Morley Mini Volume Pedal
Earthquaker Devices Transmisser
Earthquaker Devices Avalanche Run
into
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2

The rig is basically the same for the Red Gnome album, but switch out the Mooer Brown sound for either a Joyo ACTone, California or British Sound pedal.
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Interesting.. Thanks for detailing the guitar (and drums) Dave. So you're committing to your guitar tone at record time? I can't tell if the Mooer pedal provides a DI too. Interesting pedal. I watched a couple videos on it.
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Interesting.. Thanks for detailing the guitar (and drums) Dave. So you're committing to your guitar tone at record time? I can't tell if the Mooer pedal provides a DI too. Interesting pedal. I watched a couple videos on it.
I almost never record a raw direct guitar track for re-amping or using VST amps. I can never get it so sound right, so I always get my guitar tone via pedals or other device (Line 6 POD XTLive or Yamaha THR-10 amp) and record the "final" sound direct. Yes, I "commit" to the sound as recorded, so I've spent a lot of time "finding" my sound. Lots of pedals and research over many years, and let's face it - we guitarists are never satisfied. I just bought a Mooer Black Secret (which is basically a clone of a RAT pedal), so I can't wait to try that out.
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Hi, Dave

Apologies for not listening sooner.

I don't have much "Listening Left" but I thought I'd at least try to catch a couple of tracks off Red Gnome.

Haven't listened to your stuff before so wasn't sure what to expect. The intro to Gilese 876 was interesting, and somewhat strange, in a good way. I was wondering where this was going to go when the guitar and drums kicked in. Some great instrumental rock here, Dave.

I then carried on and listened to Kepler-42. So different to Gilese in that it starts off almost like an eighties pop electro thing. The electro theme continues for a bit and then the guitar and drums kick in again. Liking the sequence that runs through the piece... Much more of a prog feel to this one... Like the drum programming... Great ending.

A couple of good tracks there, Dave. When I get more time I will continue listening to the rest of that album.


cheers for now,

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Hi, Dave

Apologies for not listening sooner.

I don't have much "Listening Left" but I thought I'd at least try to catch a couple of tracks off Red Gnome.

Haven't listened to your stuff before so wasn't sure what to expect. The intro to Gilese 876 was interesting, and somewhat strange, in a good way. I was wondering where this was going to go when the guitar and drums kicked in. Some great instrumental rock here, Dave.

I then carried on and listened to Kepler-42. So different to Gilese in that it starts off almost like an eighties pop electro thing. The electro theme continues for a bit and then the guitar and drums kick in again. Liking the sequence that runs through the piece... Much more of a prog feel to this one... Like the drum programming... Great ending.

A couple of good tracks there, Dave. When I get more time I will continue listening to the rest of that album.


cheers for now,

andy
Hey, I'm just glad anybody is listening. I'd say you've summed up my influences - early eighties synth music meets prog-rock. I really like to mix it up as much as possible. I never really appreciated 80's pop music (being a metal head), but since I've been diving ever deeper into synths I appreciate it more and more.
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