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A Monstrosus Among Us

By miraclemiles on February 9, 2020 10:25 pm

This one's for longtime friend and collaborator AM Faulks - aka Monstrosus - who recently had a birthday. He has some awesome videos on YouTube. I like this one showing him drumming, with lots of trippy visual FX and a robot sidekick.

This song is from a recent session where he improvised on the keys and showcased some finger drumming virtuosity like only he can do.  We grabbed a couple loops from his tasty organ riffs (Suitcase Organ in Ableton). Then he took over the Push and finger drummed along with those loops for about 150 bars (British Vintage kit with lots of snare rolls and 32 pads recorded in multiple velocities). Of course, both sounded amazing. Like me, he started his musically journey as a drummer. We met in 7th grade drum line. Marching in time with our snare drums, cracking jokes, talking about music. As the years flew by, he became an ace drummer, then got pretty darn good at all the other instruments as well. This song captures a small sampling of his skills.
Thanks for all the good times Mr. Faulks. Looking forward to much more to come!
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This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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February 10, 2020 1:10 am

Niceee, that's such a funky riff. Great story, your friend sounds like an accomplished guy. Wish I had more music friends like that!

February 10, 2020 2:59 am

Groovy!

February 10, 2020 5:38 pm

Amazing finger drumming!  Great colab. Let's hear it for that robot singing in the background.  You got some funky bass rhythms going as well. Nice jam!

February 10, 2020 9:29 pm

Nice story.  Everything sounds great, but the drumming is for sure super excellent.

February 10, 2020 10:45 pm

Sweetfunkyheaven!
I have mist respect for those fingerdrumming skills...
This deep bas is excellent paired with voice chops smile

February 11, 2020 10:10 am

Deranged funk and amazing drums smile

February 13, 2020 1:00 am

happy birthday!

These drums are great!  I want to figure out how to do this.  The velocities make it sound very natural.  The kit switch over at 50% was H O T

February 15, 2020 10:59 am

incredible drumming. Fantastic song. well done.

February 15, 2020 12:32 pm

Great funky jazz. Drums are on point.

February 16, 2020 2:19 pm

This one is all about the drums (like the story) but also great funky bass keeping everything moving along, nice addition with the vocoder at the end.

February 16, 2020 3:22 pm

A drum wizard! The whole track just beams happiness!

March 22, 2020 10:48 pm
hieme wrote:

Niceee, that's such a funky riff. Great story, your friend sounds like an accomplished guy. Wish I had more music friends like that!

Thanks! I feel lucky to have some good musical friends for sure. He's a funky fun fellow.

license wrote:

Groovy!

Slide right in that pocket my man!

NWSPR wrote:

Amazing finger drumming!  Great colab. Let's hear it for that robot singing in the background.  You got some funky bass rhythms going as well. Nice jam!

Thanks! We have some fun. Glad you liked. Don't tell anyone, but that robot, its me (the audio at least) wink.

CosmicCairns wrote:

Nice story.  Everything sounds great, but the drumming is for sure super excellent.

Thank you. good times. Glad to have some modern tech to get drums down thats a little easier than actually recording live drums well.

theGuen wrote:

Sweetfunkyheaven!
I have mist respect for those fingerdrumming skills...
This deep bas is excellent paired with voice chops smile

Ah yeah, sweet funky heaven is a great place to be!! Thanks much, glad you digs.

sinewave wrote:

Deranged funk and amazing drums smile

Thanks! I like my funk a little deganged!

orangedrink wrote:

happy birthday!

These drums are great!  I want to figure out how to do this.  The velocities make it sound very natural.  The kit switch over at 50% was H O T

A kit with lost of sampled velocities and different hits sure helps. Glad you liked that kit switch over, I like to change up like that. Many thanky.

Q-Rosh wrote:

incredible drumming. Fantastic song. well done.

Hey thanks very much!

Devieus wrote:

Great funky jazz. Drums are on point.

We like some funk in our jazz, and jazz in our funk for sure. Thanks for comment.

Jason Nijjer wrote:

This one is all about the drums (like the story) but also great funky bass keeping everything moving along, nice addition with the vocoder at the end.

Cheers, thanks much! Agree, a showcase for the drums for sure. Glad the bass and vocoder I added hit alright too.

Gab Manette wrote:

A drum wizard! The whole track just beams happiness!

ah right on. that's what we want! Thanks for listening!

March 23, 2020 5:49 pm
miraclemiles wrote:

NWSPR wrote:

Amazing finger drumming!  Great colab. Let's hear it for that robot singing in the background.  You got some funky bass rhythms going as well. Nice jam!

Thanks! We have some fun. Glad you liked. Don't tell anyone, but that robot, its me (the audio at least) wink.

Ha! I knew you were a robot!

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