Tuesday, December 4, 2018

/VID/MZK/ Martin Hazy- Start An Opp (Norwegian Trap/Music Video)

Don't speak a word of Norwegian but my friend is managing this guy and I told him I'd help him promote it. It sounds pretty hype anyway. Hope yawl enjoy.

Friday, October 12, 2018

/SPCL/Kavanaugh, Kanye and Klingon: The Villainous Guide to Engaging The Redpill AFK

Dear American readers of Villainian. I would like to, apologise for the lack of introduction and length to this piece for I bring it to you with great haste. It has come to my that attention that your country has a small problem.

 You see, at almost 4:00 AM GMT+ 3 (It is October 7th at the time of this writing) I was contacted by my friend and  Proud American citizen (oddly enough, living in the U.K.) Jason. Jason and I have had our differences in ideology, seeing how he’s a Christian neo-conservative and me not being that at all- you can imagine the intensity and intellectual vigor surrounding our debates in the past. I haven't talked to Jason in a while which is why it was quite confusing when he showed up out of the blue raving about Kavanaugh winning and something something something 'due process'. I didn't get this at first because I'm not American and I don't live there or nothing like this. I’m assuming it has something to do with the American virtual-identity you call ‘SJW’ to which I am learning the media has yet to debunk en mass. And I guess I count as a leftist sort of if you squint hard enough? So, okay, I realised it was serious in that American's really are trying to take this culture war international.

After a very interesting conversation that outlined several discrepancies to do with both our masculine sexual identity I decided to, quickly, put together a how-to guide for the wonderful Villainian reader base on how to deal with problematic right-wing U.S. citizens. Eventually, it is you that is our last line of defense in having to deal with redpills at 4 in the morning. Please read below for a step-by-step guide on how to disarm and lose that one idiot that has never seen the insides a book. Note that these are not necessarily in order nor is it important they function within that order.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

/K+/MZK/ Medikul- HOME001 EP (Out via Homemade Music)

Where do I begin trying to figure out what to call this EP? Broken Bass? Future Beats? Ambient Bass? Trip Hop? Ambient Brainfeeder A La Flying Lotus? Its genre-breaking quality is only surpassed by how the music sticks together albeit seemingly made out of off-sync elements. The drums, made out of distinct and recognisable sounds roll together into an unworldly being- not unlike how Flying Lotus would do it but Benjamin takes the time to to make sure even as they surf at a low speed each sound fits in and out where its supposed to be. There's no speed to cover up for the rash and offbeat nature of the drums like in most of Brainfeeder's releases but instead each sound is micromanaged.

The EP might start out with what seems as the most ambitious reach into Medikul's trickbook and while the other few tracks carry on the make up of non-sync drums with a frosting of touchy-feely melodies and vocal harmonies, things only become more lush and melodic as he begins to unwind techniques and influences. You can definitely hear some Bjork and DJrum influences on the second track 'Notes', Burial-era dubstep on the third and Boards of Canada on the forth. That's not to say it goes from being ambient to being harsh, on the contrary, it keeps its laid back attitude throughout the record and yet your attention is never let go of. Artificial-sounding instruments are rarely heard. This is sound engineering at it's finest. From Downtempo, glitch to dubstep and future garage, Homemade Music (nottingham-based) has put out something truly exquisite (despite its slow and short-timed nature). It might not be for those who are uninterested in the technical wankery and lack of spontaneous 'fuego' energy behind most of this kind of memory music but for those, like me, who grew up on Ninjatune- this will feed that hunger that you didn't even know that you had for heartfelt outsider music.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

/MZK/K+/ CH4INS4W- 3D Island (Seapunk, Vaportrap, Hardcore, Footwork/Juke)

Ch4ins4w, Toronto's most eclectic and outsider artist doesn't fail to deliver some really out there mushroom tripping, acid dropping, video game busting RPG clonk type vibes with this album. 3D Island is a hella uncomfortable but memorable dive into an exotic world only a person going through a morphine trip on video games could create.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

/SPCL/ Kanye, Trump & Yanderedev Are The Same Kind Of Animal

It's only as I start typing this that I realise my assumption you know (or give half a shits) about Alex Mahan might be a little too enthusiastic. So to effectively inform and educate anyone not in the loop: Alex Mahan is a man two years my elder that is developing a Japanese-style role playing game named Yandere Simulator, 'Yandere' being the media term the Japanese give to psychopathic anime girls on a mission to gain the love and affection of aloof males. Not exactly aimed at achieving GTA-levels of gameplay or anything, Mahan (going by Yanderedev) set out to build his pet-project years ago but never delivered. Stuck lounging on a proverbial hammock and keeping Yandere Simulator in a state of Limbo, it seems that he's more enamored with the enthusiasm of the eager fanbase of otakus willing to watch him play video games every night for 4 hours which is something I'd love to make a living off of too. How he was able to amass such a cult following and sustain it through such a troubled development cycle is beyond my own fathomability seeing how he appears to have the charisma of someone that has never talked to an adult. He's been using Unity and store-bought assets to develop his video game which is like when rappers buy their beats off of Youtube. He's also been exposed to have huge amounts of unorganised and useless code scattered throughout the source of Yandere Simulator, being blamed as the main reason why the game's test versions suffer from buggy performance. This is okay when it is the source to a blog but for a video game it's detrimental to be on-top of your shit. fixing all the issues related to the backend of this game would need returning to the drawing board. This, and his questionable sexual-proclivities (not unlike me), are mainly what keeps him from ever completing his video game and instead grace lolcow archives around the internet.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

/SPCL: My Generation Has to Be Told Smuggling Cocaine Isn't Cool

And I doubt it ever really was. Being rich enough to do cocaine on holiday is cool, not stalloning it. I doubt Quebecan Instagrammer Melina Roberge understood that posing and abusing drugs is what regular people do and trafficking is what desperate people do. The low lyrical quality of Trap music can play games on white people's perceptions.

Pablo Escobar wasn't cool because he smuggled coke across continents, he was cool because he had other people do it for him. Anything goes south and he'd just throw a bomb at the problem. Otherwise he was chilling with the Hippos in his backyard.

I haven't been to Quebec (yet) but it seems like one of those places so removed from the standard O.G. that they need government ads to give them a clue to what up-to-no-good people look like. Isn't Kaytranada from there?

Don't do border runs unless you are too broke to look good and have at least one relative that owns an AK47.


Sunday, July 9, 2017

/SPCL/ Are People Mad At Laci Green or Jealous Of Chris Ray Gun?

I would have placed the idea of someone as cute and busty as Laci Green dating Chris Ray Gun in the category of 'Okay, we definitely have to do some research on that'. But after about 2 seconds of googling I've come to the point that this is, sadly, true. So let me be the first to answer the question I posed in the title: yes, I am very jealous.

Whether Laci Green is open to dialogue with Youtube's sect of social justice critics is neither here or there. Neither is whether the aforementioned group are willing to put up humility in arguments that can lead to an understanding between such opposing sides. I am too old to partake in this. What the issue, for me, is how Chris Ray Gun was able to infiltrate his way into Laci Green's DM and convince her he is anything but a 15 year old boy. ( I also ask why I don't have his subscriber base, seeing how I make better arguments than he does).

I suppose I shouldn't be that angry. I, myself, have been the mistake of plenty of girls and women who, in retrospect, probably didn't understand how ugly and hollow a person I was upon meeting me and how much they could've probably nabbed that 6'2" tatted blonde male with blue eyes and a South African accent had they set their minds to it. Confidence is key, ladies.

Also Laci Green is probably setting the example for other women everywhere to look past a sexual candidate's physical appearance and first-impressions because I am sure that if we look past Ray Gun's loudness there exists a warm honey of an individual that loves nothing more than singing Greenday covers. And there is nothing better than playing the acoustic guitar.

Monday, March 27, 2017

/MZK/SPCL/ Atlantic Chronicles- Barton's Odyssey [Melodic Death Metal/Brutal Death Metal]

I can't find much about these guys except that they're from France and they used to be called Abyss until they figured out there were already three other metal bands with that name. To be fair, though, I didn't really search that hard (I'm on a time table, people!). Here is their latest effort form last year - 'Barton's Oddyssey'. I don't even know who this Barton person is but he must gone on some pretty wild adventures if I'm to let this music be the story-teller.

Where most metal nowadays tends to be on either the more raw and surgical side or the more Deftones-sounding side, here comes something with a grandiosity I haven't really had in my metal stew for a while.

I don't understand if they intended to title this record after a 1930s actor/deep-sea diver for comedic effect or if the idea of what his exploits must have been like is what lead to this album being as dynamic and operatic as it is. The album starts with classic arpeggio guitar vibes that have been relatively absent from mainstream metal then immediately starts rolling into Amon Amarth territory. Not that I would say this band is strictly melodic death metal but quite the opposite. Even with the death metal influences this band tends to feel very more classical than morose. The guitarist steals the show on this record, at times he sounds like a saxophonist that stumbled into the wrong studio. He's really that insane and his range of different tapping and harmonic skills give the tracks so much of that thing white people like...unf? It's got that unf.

These guys go from jazzy to angry Norwegian child burning a church seamlessly on this record. I even think I heard slap bass on multiple instances, which has to say something. The guitar and drum work excellently together without losing a sense of dream-like tonality similar to what you'd hear on an Opeth record. Even with a Frenchman growling into your ears you never get a sense of anger, really. It never feels like he's in the foreground.

That's what I would say is the downside, really. As extreme as this record gets (And it gets pretty extreme in so many ways) it never really feels that brutal or dense, which would've been a nice change from the theatricals of this album. And it seems like this album was trying to go there sometimes. Maybe it's the higher register the sound of this record sits at. The mastering allows for a lot happening around the high end while the low end feels kind of neglected and void of weight. That's still not to take away from how much effort was sunk into this album, for sure, though. The drums go into machine-gun rpm territory and the rest of the outfit sound like they're holding their breath in while excreting enough sweat to fill a tank at sea-world but probably just to eat at ihop after. It just comes to show the difference between a heavy sound and brutal vibes.

If you're into majestic death metal vibes then I would definitely recommend this album.