Asher’s Jukebox Part 175

Hello fellow music lovers! It’s time to bring back one of my favorite topics. The Jukebox has been pretty empty for a while, and that needs to stop! Every Weekend, I’ll be posting more music. Now, let the epic tunes commence!

Zombie by Bad Wolves (2018) Genre: Rock  From the album: “Disobey” Released May 11th, 2018 

Bad Wolves is a Heavy Metal supergroup that’s comprised of many well known Metal musicians like Tommy Vext and Chris Cain. This piece is a cover of the Cranberries’ mega hit “Zombie”. It is also a heartfelt tribute to the passing of the Cranberries’ lead singer, Dolores O’ Riordan. The song takes on a more Metal feel with Doc Coyle’s heavy guitar riffs and John Boecklin’s excellent  drumming. Then, we get to Tommy Vext’s vocals, and our jaws drop. His voice is hauntingly beautiful and gruff at the same time. You’d never expect a fearsome-looking dude with a body covered in tattoos to have such an amazing voice, but appearances aren’t always everything. I highly recommend this song, and would love to hear what you think of it in the comments’ section below.

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Asher’s Favorite Animations (Special Post)

Hello everyone, and welcome to an extremely special post! I have been a major fan of Web Animation for my entire life, and have finally decided to share some with you. Most of these animations will be found on Youtube, with the exception of one. Now, let’s be blown away by these fantastic works of art!

  • Kaizo Trap by Guy Collins 2015 Music by Leslie Wai 

I just found out about this video yesterday, and my god, it’s fantastic! The animation is essentially a loving homage to the classic rage games. If you’ve ever played “I Wanna Be The Guy” or “Cat Mario”, you’ll know exactly what’s in store for you. The movie is about a couple that gets sucked into the most punishing Video Game ever made. The boy gets kidnapped, and its up to the girl to save him. The animation is incredibly fluid, and the pulse-pounding Dubstep soundtrack really adds tension. I’m not going to ruin the ending, but let me just say, it’ll leave you in tears!

 

  • Me! Me! Me! by Teddyloid (feat. daoko) 2014 Warning! This Music Video contains nudity, blood, gore, and adult themes.  

Me! Me! Me! is a mind-blowing music video by Japanese DJ, Teddyloid. It tells the story of a Hikikomori Otaku or “shut in”. He’s visited by a harem of busty anime chicks, and crazy stuff starts to happen. The music does a fantastic job of portraying suspense and anxiety. The piece is extremely catchy, and you’ll be humming the tune for hours on end. This video, however, isn’t for kids, as the subject matter and content is very adult.

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  • MOO! by Cyriak Harris 2007 HD Version 2015 Genre: Comedic Animation

I feel like I’ve done Cyriak a major disservice for never mentioning him in any of my posts. In was you don’t know, Cyriak is a British animator whose style is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. It’s usually a mix of crazy fractals and shapes with some hints of surrealism. I absolutely adore his wacky style, and binge his animations frequently. This animation, is about a war between aliens and cows. The artwork gets extremely bizarre, and it’s accompanied by an even stranger soundtrack. I highly recommend this video, as it will get you a first look at Cyriak’s humor and style.

 

Synthwave September (Sundays In September)

She Swallowed Burning Coals by El Tigr3 2015 from the Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number OST

This is a hauntingly wonderful track from the “Fiendishly Difficult” game, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. The songs in the game are all chosen to portray different emotions, and this one is no different! It makes the listener feel on edge as they are transported into the world of shady nightclubs and crime-ridden streets. The song plays in the game when you enter a mob-filled nightclub. The surroundings are very dark, and there’re sudden flashes of multicolored light. The piece starts with a ominous, droning synthesizer that surrounds the listener in a murky fog. The song starts to increase tempo until the bass drops, and we are met with a sick dance beat. The beat keeps getting more and more intense, and we also hear a woman speaking in Russian. She says “Ty pijany”, which roughly translates to “You’re drunk”. This can be taken in many different ways, and I will tell you what I believe it to mean. It can mean that you’re drunk on violence due to the incredibly brutal nature of the game. It can also mean that you’re drunk in the obvious sense, and that the surroundings are blending into a blurry mess of colors and sounds. The uneasy atmosphere and almost psychedelic feeling that it gives the listener really works out to its benefit. It’s a song that I always seem to drift back to, and it holds me in its entrancing rhythm. I’d love to hear what you guys think of this song in the comments’ section below.

 

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Asher Jukebox Part 172

Back by popular demand, here’s the weekly music review! Info about piece found on en.wikipedia.org

Fans of Rick & Morty and The Simpsons will recognize this one!

Baker Street (Instrumental) by Gerry Rafferty from the album “City to City” (1978)

This piece has probably the most catchy saxophone riff of all time. It is one of the times where the music speaks more than words ever could. Raphael Ravencroft’s amazing saxophone skills transport the listener into a world of cosmic euphoria and rhythm. It has been referenced countless times in popular culture, and is said to have been an influence on Slash’s solo in Sweet Child O’ Mine. The song peaked at #2 on the 1978 Billboard Hot 100. I absolutely adore this piece, and would love to hear what you guys think of it in the comments’ section below.

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Asher’s Jukebox Part 169

Computer Guy by Savlonic from the album “Red” 2014: This is a very cool Electronic piece that fills the listener’s head with melodious energy. It starts with an old “Dial-Up” sound, and then Sarah’s vocals start up. They have a very mysterious tone, and are quite beautiful as well. The song is about a futuristic, tech-savy guy, and the mysteries that surround him. The music video of this piece is absolutely wonderful, and expertly animated. I highly recommend this song to anybody who likes Electronic music. Be warned! The chorus will be stuck in your head for a long time!

Tell me what you think of this piece in the comment section below.

Happy Listening :D!

 

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Asher’s Jukebox Part 168

Fuck Gravity by Virtual Riot from the album “100% No Bangers” 2014: Allow me to introduce you to the amazingness that is Glitch Hop. It’s a unique style of music that blends Hip Hop with electronic sounds. Virtual Riot is a German DJ that is a master of this genre. The track starts with a synthesized beat that repeats for about 10 seconds. Next, we get the first drop, and your ears are assaulted with electronic brilliance. Astonishing as it may be, that’s not the final drop! A few seconds after the first drop, we get to the second one, and it just rocks! If you are a fan at all of Electronic music and Dubstep, pick this up ASAP!

Tell me what you think of the piece in the comment’s section below. Happy Listening! 😀

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Asher’s Jukebox Part 166

Find Your Cloud by Papadosio from the album “T.E.T.I.O.S” 2012: This is an incredibly beautiful Ambient Electronic piece. It starts with a melodic sitar, accompanied by a snare drum. As the song lengthens, more instruments start to play, and you feel as if you’ve been transported into a mystical world. My absolute favorite part of the piece is the chorus, which is something you must hear to feel the full power of this epic. I highly recommend this song to anyone that loves to feel amazing.

I’d love to hear what you guys think of this piece in the comment’s section below.

Happy listening!:D

 

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