Something seemingly evil yet totally misunderstood lurks beneath the waters... and, on that note,
A quirky medley of syncopated metal riffs, D'n'B breakbeats, and tripped-out psy-trap acid growls serve as an ode to one of the deep ocean's most infamous and elusive critters -- the "Vampire Squid from Hell".
Truthfully, I can't recall where I'd originally heard the term, "vampirotoothis", but it'd somehow found its way into my fateful list of random track title ideas. Having re-Googled it, I was left in fascinated awe at a Wiki article on what's probably one of the most badass (and not nearly as nefarious as it sounds) oceanic dwellers. The title inspired, and the music followed.
“‘Vampyro Toothus’ really catches the attention of the listener right away with its gritty energy, the intensity of the bassline is pretty intoxicating, the track mingles with so many genres but in a very fluid way (very well executed), it never stops evolving but always keeps a sinister and mysterious ambiance…” - EKM.CO
“This was an ultra heavy track with some unique sound design.” - EDM In A Soda
“Creative tune, this atmosphere left me very positively impressed.” - EDM Reviewer
Available now for listens via all major platforms where fine digital media is streamed & sold.
I'd once again partnered up with the illustrious Rebecca Mead to design the artwork -- she drew the dainty squid by hand on the ol' iPad. Always love the little details in her work.
A week before "Vampyro Toothus" was unleashed upon teh interwebz, I'd filmed a play-through video to accompany its release, and documented the process start to finish. In this video I outline how I typically go about preparing, editing, and mixing my tracks for live performance, as well as sorting out multi-instrumental switches and automating the rest of the session (which, in a grander scale, also applies to a full hour-long set, albeit more involved). For the time being this video is exclusive to my mailing list subscribers only, so if you've yet to sign up, what're you waiting for? Sign up here!
Thanks as per always for the listens, friends, and more tunes are due for release next month (TBA)!