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2 months ago

Joost Maglev
I've tried to create a Spotify playlist with some of the stuff I like or I am inspired by. Can you check if you can see the playlist and listen to it?If so, enjoy the music!open.spotify.com/playlist/5K7QbAOSkGcvRk0kOQZKPh?si=x6diIs_HR9elBkvQr8vo9g&utm_source=copy-linkjpdoesburg ยท Playlist ยท 11 songs ยท 0 likes ...
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3 months ago

Joost Maglev
CORPUS CHRISTIPlease come and visit my Bandcamp this Bandcamp Friday and support me by buying my music. Thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚Corpus Christi is hard for me to write about as it is about things I'm embarrassed about in my past.To start with, of course the song has a symmetrical counterpart on the Alter Ego album which is Burning Girl. Both songs feature the amazing Australian cinematic prog rocker Ben Craven on guitars and both songs have a counterpart song on my first demo album Voluntary (2005). Corpus Christi's counterpart is Sanguis Christi, a song on the same subject matter.The songs subject matter is mental abuse, and handles my teenage inability to properly treat girls at the time. I've hurt and even mentally scarred some of these girls, and I'm embarrassed about that. These lyrics are me trying to deal with that. I need to do better and with these songs in mind I'm managing now... That's all I want to say about that.Sanguis Christi musically needed a second chance as the original sounded all wrong with my limits on music making at the time apparent. I got stuck working on Corpus Christi so I started playing some parts of Sanguis backwards, and that's what made the click. The chords in the verses are the backwards verses of the original song. The vocals for the verses were the original demo vocals as these sounded so good I didn't want to try and record them again. The vocals on the choruses however, just like the choruses on Burning Girl, are recorded using a Shure SM58 dynamic microphone instead of my usual choice of the Rรธde NT1A condenser mic.joostmaglev.bandcamp.com/track/corpus-christifrom the album Alter Ego ...
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3 months ago

Joost Maglev
VINYL?One of the things I'm seriously considering doing during these months is preparing and releasing a collection of my songs on vinyl. It would be a kind of 'greatest hits' (though technically I've never had a hit), containing music from Overwrite The Sin, Alter Ego and Unleaded Blood plus and maybe some stuff I have lying around, but then exclusively on vinyl and maybe a Bandcamp digital. A CD wouldn't be necessary since you would still have the original CD albums.I might also fix some stuff that has been bothering me in the original mixes, or I might get a real drummer for the OTS tracks (including Judith, woopee!) to make it stand out from the computer drums originally on that album. It would probably have to be a double vinyl because else after having selected like 5 tracks the LP is full ๐Ÿ˜›Would you be interested in such a thing? Like, really? The thing would probably be on the expensive side for a double vinyl and it would have to be a limited run, not more than say 100 or 200 copies. So I want to make sure it gets bought before I invest a lot in this... I might make is some nice color vinyl though and maybe some splatter in it... The thought of it makes me swoon anyway ๐Ÿ˜›Cheers,J. ...
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4 months ago

Joost Maglev
WHAT YOU COULD BEThis song was written in 2003, when my love for Japanese music was particularly fresh. It's heavily lifted from Gackt's song White Eyes. I was impressed by the melody of Japanese pop music as it had so many words and syllables, not realizing it's because of the way the Japanese language works. My version of it involved writing lots of lyrics to amount to the same number of notes. Of course I was criticized for it by reviewers and fans alike as some of the lyrics do get a bit silly. It's not one of my favourites anymore though the song is very catchy and I know lots of other fans still like it. Some of the reversed effects in the intro and after the bridge include quotes from the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, and a sped up snippet from the demo version of the same song. joostmaglev.bandcamp.com/track/what-you-could-be-3from the album Unleaded Blood Plus ...
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4 months ago

Joost Maglev
SEBAS HONINGTrust me: I couldn't have made the music I made without the help of Sebas Honing. His guitar skills and musical knowledge overall are second to none. And he has a new guitar oriented album out tomorrow...After finishing an album of all home-created demos in 2005 I wanted to step up my game. I needed to make music with and learn from other people. I got to know Sebas a year later though an Ayreon email list. Already it was evident that he was enthusiastic about everything, so when I asked him to do some music together he loved it.He was 16 at the time and I often hung with him at his home where I was always greeted in a lovely manner by his parents. I also picked him up a lot so we could make music at my place. He did the guitar groundwork for what would later be Unleaded Blood, and I helped him produce his first solo demo album, Secret Weapon.After that things went quick. We did some Ayreon tribute concerts and from that the band Galanor evolved, in which Sebas first met his lovely wife Petra. We played intensely in Galanor for two years. The Japan tour was a tough period. I wanted nothing else than to play there, he wasn't interested at all. It resulted in Petra and him leaving the band and our relationship cooling for a bit. But after Galanor's disbanding I was welcomed into their new band, which would eventually become Equisa.Sebas played almost all guitars on Unleaded Blood, GAPS and Overwrite The Sin. For Alter Ego I also wanted him to be the main guitarist but since he had other commitments at the time I recorded and got to know many other fine guitarists. Even then Sebas managed to make it onto some of the tracks (and curse me for the complexity of some of it ๐Ÿ˜…).His new album un-Lok will be out tomorrow: m.facebook.com/sebashoningpage ...
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