Thursday, May 31, 2018

3D Printed Robot Mascots!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Aliens, Mutants, Robots of all configurations, after some delay, we are pleased to present the files for two of our mascots, free to download, print, assemble, and display in your recording space. We only ask that you share any pictures of your builds with us!

J1M: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2871226



Roadie: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2871239



More of our robot army will be coming soon. Watch the skies...

Monday, May 28, 2018

Presenting Volume V



 
Ladies and Gentlemen, Aliens, Mutants, Robots of all configurations, we are proud to present Silent Sci-Fi, Volume V. Thanks to all the artists who submitted tracks, and who worked long and hard to make this a great album!

 Volume V is free to stream or download at Bandcamp, and will be available shortly on YouTube.

 Silent Sci-Fi will return in January 2019. Watch the skies...

Friday, March 30, 2018

Volume V Deadline Update

Ladies and Gentlemen, Alients, Mutants, Robots of all configurations, an announcement:

It has come to my attention that there are some participants who would benefit from a slightly later deadline. In the interest of trying to include all who wish to participate, I am extending our submission deadline by one month. Our new deadline is May 1st, 2018. Hopefully this allows everyone who wishes to participate to do so.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Artist Profile - Splendid Obsolescence

Splendid Obsolescence 

Austin, Texas USA


Sometimes cinematic, sometimes ambient, sometimes punk, sometimes new wave, sometimes industrial, and sometimes just weird at its base, Splendid Obsolescence exploits a wide palette of psychoacoustic tricks and equipment in unfamiliar ways. A bass guitar may be more reminiscent of a harpsichord or a simple reverb trail may seem to be a casual violin line to the listener.  At the same time, traditional instruments recorded in traditional styles may intertwine to create complex yet minimal soundscapes.Simply put, things may or may not be what they seem on the surface.

Fan reviews from Amazon describe Splendid Obsolescence releases as follows: 

“Mango Stress Test” ...for fans of liminal soundscapes (intelligent electronica)....Crepuscular, liminal, and deep... these iterations of soundscaping take your mind into some potent grooves and fascinating furrows...highly recommended, especially for those who like :zoviet *france:, The Hafler Trio, Aube, and Psychic TV.  -L. Holton

And

“Oracle of the Snowbird” ...A beautiful nightmare...Equal parts industrial and ambient music, Splendid Obsolescence's auspicious debut, "Oracle of the Snowbird," pulls even the most casual listener into some sort of hallucinogenic dream-state; very appealing, yet a tad unsettling at the same time. And the classical minimalist's "Variant" format allows each piece to degenerate and regenerate sounds/voices in a most unexpected way. The overall effect of these 8 Variants on the main theme is a truly unique, and somewhat terrifying one. A beautiful nightmare... -Lord Harold

All Songs:
Copyright Splendid Obsolescence
Splendid Obsolescence Publishing (BMI)
All Rights Reserved

All tracks available for TV and Film master and sync licensing.
All tracks available for master and mechanical audio compilation licensing. 

Contact: bryan@splendidobsolescence.com

Website/Bandcamp: www.splendidobsolescence.com
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1iZWI9wkB8tHvZ7pC0VYZ9
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/splendidobsolescence/
Splendid Obsolescence releases are also available to purchase and stream worldwide on Amazon, ITunes, and many other independent digital outlets.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

3D Printed Robot Parts and Upcoming Deadlines

With my track coming along, I took a break to play with 3D modeling last month. Here’s SSF mascot Roadie, missing only his glass dome.




3D Printed robot parts for J1M (another of our mascots), courtesy of the awesome folks at the Salt Lake Library Creative Lab! Picked up February 23, 2018. I'll post pictures as J1M is assembled.




The Creative Lab also offers a recording studio to anyone with a library card. Worth checking out for any of our friends in Salt Lake County!

https://m.facebook.com/slcpl/ 
http://slcpl.org/creativelab

Remember, the deadline for submissions for Volume V is coming up! Upload your finished composition (and Artist Profile, if you so desire) via this Dropbox link before April 1, 2018.

The finished compilation will be released on Bandcamp during April 2018.



Note: By submitting a composition, you grant permission for me to release your track as part of the compilation entitled "Silent Sci-Fi, Volume V". You retain the rights to your composition and are free, and in fact encouraged, to release and promote it on your own once the compilation is released.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Volume V Kickoff!

Volume V Kickoff!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Aliens, Mutants, Robots of all configurations, The moment you have all been waiting for has arrived. Today we kick off the writing portion of Silent Sci-Fi, Volume V. The film we will all be watching and using to inspire our compositions is Pacific Rim (2013).





A big, fun colorful Sci-Fi movie full of giant monsters battling robots, this one should have plenty of interesting imagery to inspire your compositions. We can't wait to see what you do with it.


This film can be found in the following places, among others:

Amazon (DVD or Streaming): Pacific Rim

Follow these steps to be included in the upcoming compilation:

1) Watch the film with the sound muted, and use it as inspiration for an instrumental composition of whatever style and length you choose. (Most of the submissions on Volume I through IV were somewhere between 2 and 7 minutes.)
2) Record your composition and save/export the finished product as a .WAV file.
3) Upload your finished composition (and Artist Profile, if you so desire) via this Dropbox link before April 1, 2018.

Optional: Submit a bio/artist profile, and we'll feature it on the Silent Sci-Fi Project Blog.


The finished compilation will be released on Bandcamp during April 2018.




Note: By submitting a composition, you grant permission for me to release your track as part of the compilation entitled "Silent Sci-Fi, Volume V". You retain the rights to your composition and are free, and in fact encouraged, to release and promote it on your own once the compilation is released. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Volume V Begins Next Month!



Ladies and Gentlemen, Mutants, Aliens, Robots of all configurations, we are one month away from kicking off yet another Silent Sci-Fi challenge! Volume V will begin on January 1, 2018, with a submission deadline of April 1, 2018.

Extended timeline aside, Volume V will function like previous challenges. The name of the film will be revealed on January 1, and participants are encouraged to watch the film without sound and write and record an instrumental track inspired by the film. Submissions can be of any length or style, but must be instrumental. Anyone is welcome to submit a track, so tell two friends, and let's make Volume V our best yet!