2/11/18

Improvisario at the Youtube!

I finally posted the full version of my 2014 album, called "Improvisario" at YouTube.

It's in my Discography, but here are the details anyway.

1. Thorn in One’s Side
2. Anamneses
3. Flamingo Reservoir
4. Snap Modulation
5. Jobortunity
6. Never Fowl
7. Cemetary
8. A Fancy Wardrobe
 9. Horrid Child
10. Commie-Rat Hippie 
11. Psalm
12. Shortwave Quatre

Improvisario by Dimaension X - the first original project by Dimaension X in quite a long time.  This one is a bit interesting - I took a 12-tone Row Matrix, further scrambled those notes (by starting in the middle and going out in a spiral pattern), then limited myself to improvising a short piece of music (between 20-30 seconds) in the key of that note (major or minor), and then would splice them together into longer songs afterwards. And nearly every note was played on my new Agile AL-3010.

Notes
Music composed and performed by Dimaension X*
Recorded and produced by Dave Lanciani at Dimaex Studios

*Song #6 contains material composed originally by Simmons/Stanley/Frehley/Criss

Stream audio and download options available below:
https://archive.org/details/dx_improvisario

Download the whole album with album art:
https://archive.org/download/dx_improvisario/DX-Improvisario.zip



1/13/18

Djent, Mandark! Djent!

(updated as of 01/16/2018)

A tribute to one of the greatest cartoon villains, Mandark, of Dexter's Laboratory, one of my favorite cartoons.

This song was performed exclusively on VST instruments.
Toontrack EZDrummer 2 MusicLab RealEight Guitar/Bass Ignite Amps Emmisary Amp Sim Ignite Amps Anvil Amp Sim Ignite Amps SHB-1 Bass Amp Sim Ignite Amps Tyrant Screamer Overdrive
Composed and performed by Dimaension X. Recorded and produced by Dave Lanciani at Dimaex Studio.



 



12/26/17

Dimaex5001, the final album for 2017

This is it, kids, the final stop for 2017.  Dimaex5001, the sequel to Dimaex5000.  A bit more of the same, but with some new stuff happening.  Number one, there's a bit more of a rock vibe happening, with the guitars being pushed out front again. Not a lot of solos, but lots of melodic riffing and atmospheres.  

I also incorporated a new pedal into my pedalboard, and really used it a lot.  It's the new Digitech FreQout pedal, which is a "feedback" generator, and it's really cool.  I always like using guitar feedback, but it's really tough to get without cranking the volume up to eleven, and this pedal soves that problem.  You can probably hear it in my sustained notes and chords all over the place in this album.  I just couldn't help myself, it's just so cool to use once you get the hang of it, and I was able to get lots of feedback sounds at very low volume in my home studio.

The song titles, Song titles, images, and inspiration based on John Harper's RPG, Ghost Lines, available at One Seven Design Games. www.onesevendesign.com.

I also used a new VST synth called, Horror Box, a free download VSTi that generates some interesting and atmospheric background noise

Stream audio and download options available below: www.archive.org/details/dimaex5001 Download the whole album with album art
:https://archive.org/download/dimaex5001/Dimaex5001.zip

1 - On the Ghost Lines
2 - Imperium 891

3 - A Spirit Well in the Dethlands
4 - Spectrology
5 - Church of Ecstasy
6 - Violet Remedy
7 - Song of the Line Bulls

8 - Dimaex5001 

Composed and performed by Dimaension X.
Recorded and produced by Dave Lanciani at Dimaex Studios




12/17/17

The Ghost of Gawain - a new project from Exempt Human Specimen

 Greetings all,
I have a new idea for a project, and it's starting off with inspiration from using a free VST called Alter/Ego from Plogue Music Software developers.

Alter/Ego if a free vst that simulates speech and singing.  The original version only ad a female voice that was very robotic sounding, but now they're released a voice that simulates death growls and black metal vocals, along with a few different singing voices.  This one is called Marie Ork, and I used it to do the vocals in the new song.

In fact, the current version of the song is made completely with VST instruments.  There are no real guitars, basses, keyboards, drums or vocals.  It's all created in the computer.

I do plan to record actual guitar for the final versions of the songs, but everything else will be computer generated.  For now, using the VST instruments allows me to arrange the songs and get them basically ready to go, and then I'll add the actual guitars to add the "human" element.  But it is really amazing what you can do on a computer now, isn't it?

See below the the video demo of the song.  Thanks for listening.


10/15/17

Dimaex5000 (a new EP)

Dimaension X dives into the Trip-Hop genre, ... sort of.  A short EP album, very beats-driven, simple basslines, accompanying guitar, and weird voice samples.
 


1.  The Astronaut of Mass Drivers
2.  The Aristocrat of Science
3.  The King of Civilization
4.  Four of Hyperdrives
5.  The Duchess of Pulsars
6.  Two of Spaceships


Notes:
Composed and performed by Dimaension X.
Recorded and produced by Dave Lanciani at Dimaex Studios
Recorded almost exclusively with my SX Furrian Telecaster-copy guitar, mainly using pedals as my sound source, and my Mooer Micropreamp UK Gold 002 for my direct recording connection into my Focusrite Scarlett 2i2.

Signal chain is:
Joyo Vintage Overdrive
Joyo Ultimate Drive
Earthquaker Devices Acapulco Gold
Mooer Micro Preamp UK Gold 002
Morley Mini-Volume Pedal
Earthquaker Devices Transmisser
Earthquaker Devices Avalanche Run

9/24/17

Mooer, Please

I just recorded a demo using the great little micro pedal by Mooer, called the UK Gold 002.  It digitally simulates (VERY accurately) the sound of a Marshall JCM900.

Luckily, City Music in Leominster MA has most of the Mooer pedals in stock.  They are pretty inexpensive, VERY small, and sound great.  Check them out when you have a chance of you're a local musician.

The signal chain is: Agile 3010SE Joyo Vintage Drive Mooer UK Gold 002 (cab sim on) Earthquaker Avalanche Run directly into a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 I use Cockos Reaper as my DAW exclusively.



 


9/16/17

Drone2012 - now streaming at YouTube

I finally created some videos for my 2012 album called "Drone2012" and uploaded them to YouTube.



Yes, I did record this way back in 2012.  Here's the general description from the Internet Archive download page:

An experiment in drone-doom-noise. I'm mainly toying with feedback, delays and other effects in real-time. For a lot of this I just propped my guitar up in front of the amp and let it do the work.

The final "song" is a "cover-tune" of sorts, but obviously severely modified. Anyone care to venture a guess? 

All recorded with my guitar tuned to D,A,D,A,D,E. Loud amp. Loud.

All music herein remains untitled ...
All music herein shall move, yet remain still...
All music herein shall be created to be deconstructed...
all music herein shall not only be heard but shall be experienced by all tactile senses ...


Here's a link to stream / download the files at the Internet Archive:
CLICK HERE!!!

To directly download a ZIP file with the whole album, art, etc., 
CLICK HERE!!