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The Gabriel Construct - Interior City

Postby froghawk on Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:03 pm

Two songs from my upcoming debut album, as performed by Travis Orbin!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr_I5glnu6w

You can download or buy the songs here: http://thegabrielconstruct.bandcamp.com/
If you prefer soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thegabrielconstr ... eat-subway

It's a solo project. I wrote all of it and performed all the vox and keys, but I was joined by these guys:
Travis Orbin (ex-Periphery, Sky Eats Airplane, Of Legends) - drums
Tom Murphy (ex-Periphery) - bass
David Stivelman (ex-Debbie Does Dallas) - guitars
Sophia Uddin - violin
Soren Larson - saxophone

Recorded & Edited by Garrett Davis (Train, Shinedown, The Devil Wears Prada)
Mixed & Mastered by Taylor Larson (Sky Eats Airplane, Life on Repeat, Periphery)
Cover Art by Joseph Borzotta

Official website coming soon!
In the meantime, check out
https://www.facebook.com/TheGabrielConstruct
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Re: The Gabriel Construct - Interior City

Postby Indyrod on Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:14 pm

ok, I listened to the whole youtube clip you posted, and to be honest, the music made me nervous. that doesn't mean negative, it meant I couldn't really identify it with any particular genre, which is ok I guess. you posted in a King Crimson oriented forum, and I did hear some Crimson influences along with several other bands. so, what was your objective, or influences I guess I really meant? what audience are you going for, might be a better way to ask you.
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Re: The Gabriel Construct - Interior City

Postby Krimzep on Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:52 pm

Maybe a little Danny Carey in there?
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Re: The Gabriel Construct - Interior City

Postby jtmack on Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:36 am

interesting really.
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Re: The Gabriel Construct - Interior City

Postby froghawk on Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:13 am

Thanks for listening!

Indyrod wrote:ok, I listened to the whole youtube clip you posted, and to be honest, the music made me nervous. that doesn't mean negative, it meant I couldn't really identify it with any particular genre, which is ok I guess. you posted in a King Crimson oriented forum, and I did hear some Crimson influences along with several other bands. so, what was your objective, or influences I guess I really meant? what audience are you going for, might be a better way to ask you.


That's a positive response as far as I'm concerned, haha! It's really something I did for myself, rather than something I was aiming at an audience. I hope it's a genuinely new sound. Certainly there are influences from prog, metal, classical, '90s grunge/space rock, and even Monk and '80s pop in these two songs (and an even wider array of influences on the full record), but I don't think any one of them is dominant - I brought in elements from all sorts of different music I enjoy. It wasn't really something I was doing consciously, though - it just happened this way.
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Re: The Gabriel Construct - Interior City

Postby jtmack on Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:04 am

froghawk wrote:Thanks for listening!

Indyrod wrote:ok, I listened to the whole youtube clip you posted, and to be honest, the music made me nervous. that doesn't mean negative, it meant I couldn't really identify it with any particular genre, which is ok I guess. you posted in a King Crimson oriented forum, and I did hear some Crimson influences along with several other bands. so, what was your objective, or influences I guess I really meant? what audience are you going for, might be a better way to ask you.


That's a positive response as far as I'm concerned, haha! It's really something I did for myself, rather than something I was aiming at an audience. I hope it's a genuinely new sound. Certainly there are influences from prog, metal, classical, '90s grunge/space rock, and even Monk and '80s pop in these two songs (and an even wider array of influences on the full record), but I don't think any one of them is dominant - I brought in elements from all sorts of different music I enjoy. It wasn't really something I was doing consciously, though - it just happened this way.


Keep us abreast of your work I would like to hear more...
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Re: The Gabriel Construct - Interior City

Postby froghawk on Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:08 am

Thank you, I will! The album will be out soon, but in the meantime you can check out some of my chamber music:

Here's the debut recording of a piece that I co-wrote with violinist on my album in 2011:
Between Entwines for piano and violin:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWD7vnZvyHM

And part of a string quartet I wrote in 2010 which she also plays on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBx6g9wgfwI
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Re: The Gabriel Construct - Interior City

Postby froghawk on Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:29 pm

New song, this time with some dynamics! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXPfUelT-yA

The album is coming out on April 5. Digital preorders are up on bandcamp: http://thegabrielconstruct.bandcamp.com

It will also be on CD baby, Itunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify, etc. starting on release day.

Physical copies will follow soon (whenever the layout is done) on CD baby, Amazon, Super D independent stores, etc.

for the theory nerds:
Travis Orbin wrote:Next in the 'Interior City' series is "Ranting Prophet". There's a drum loop that runs throughout most of this tune that I tracked, but - regrettably - did not film (I included it in the first bar of the transcription). In Gabe's original demo, the loop was lifted/sampled from a Genesis tune and I stuck pretty close to it. However, I wanted to retain a hand-to-hand hi-hat feel with tom-toms and other cymbal orchestrations poking through here and there, and what came out of me is what you see. My feet are playing a single stroke ostinato underneath, with the right foot moving back and forth between the right-side pedal hat and the bass drum. The ostinato dictated not only where within the bar but also which set of hats I choked.

In the section starting around 1:54, I employed some softer dynamics. There's a cool over-the-bar polyrhythm at 2:07, then each subsequent ride strike is louder to segue back into the verse. At 2:45, the loop stays in 4-4 while the tune shifts between 7 and 6. The delayed snare backbeat at 3:08 complements the vocal. For the crazy blast-beat-driven bridge, I sought to punctuate it in spots; it usually starts at the tail end of the four-bar progression then bleeds into its repeat. There's a two-bar tag at the end in which I play a 'bomb blast' in the first bar; I came up with the idea while tracking. Thankfully, my feet were cooperative that day haha.
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Re: The Gabriel Construct - Interior City

Postby froghawk on Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:11 pm

Full album stream with annotations:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFRRR0j5trs
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Re: The Gabriel Construct - Interior City

Postby froghawk on Sun May 19, 2013 12:51 am

Physical copies are now available at http://thegabrielconstruct.bandcamp.com. They will also be available soon at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thegabrielconstruct, on Amazon.com, and at Super D Independent record stores.

Travis Orbin has just posted his tracking video for the song 'Defense Highway': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KznpdApc9FU

You can find blogs posts in which Travis and I discuss these songs at http://thegabrielconstruct.com.
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