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18 hours ago

Joost Maglev
JOOST MAGLEV - ARTEMISTo say that ARTEMIS is a pure Gackt clone of a song would be misconception. The pre chorus has already been written in the 1990s, long before I even heard of Gackt and Gackt music was actually a thing. However, working on finishing the song I was inspired by Gackt songs like Lu:na, Dybbuk and Dispar, which have a certain danceable feel to them though heavily laid in power rock.Initially I wanted the first part of the guitar solo to be an electric solo, and the second part (over the verse structure) an acoustic solo, but when I got to know Sebas Honing and we started recording guitars he did it the other way around and it was pretty cool. These tracks are actually one of the first things Sebas and I started working on in 2006. The first solo was initially an acoustic solo only but later Sebas recorded an electric solo while imitating Lori Linstruth. At the time there were two mixes of ARTEMIS, but for Unleaded Blood Plus I just mixed both guitars in, one on each speaker.The lyrics are about one of the artists I admire but also wish I could kick his ass to create more music and care less about things surrounding it. Fans who listen closely might deduce easily who it is about...joostmaglev.bandcamp.com/track/artemis-2Unleaded Blood Plus is available on Bandcamp. If you buy today on Bandcamp Friday you're helping me as an artist. Thank you. 🙂from the album Unleaded Blood Plus ...
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1 week ago

Joost Maglev
HOW TRADITIONAL MEDIA IN THE NETHERLANDS (ALSO) WARPS THE PERCEPTION OF COVID MEASURES."Over 80% of the Dutch population are in agreement of the current covid measures taken by the Dutch government. Here are interviews with 3 people who aren't." ...A simple excerpt from a Dutch public news program (NOS journaal) which I see more and more these days. Do you see what's happening? The fact that over 80% of the Dutch population are in agreement is almost made to appear like a footnote in the news story. The next few minutes we get to hear the broad opinions of people who belong to the minority. A less observant watcher might subconsciously think that that opinion of the 20% matters, and might feel that if they're unsure about what to think of the measures, that particular opinion is the 'popular' one it might be good to adhere to.Another example is the fact that over the last few weeks, before this weeks relaxation of the measures, we were only treated to the people who were having issues with the strict measures. The shop and restaurant owners who are losing revenue, young people who are getting depressed, etcetera. An untrained ear might think that indeed enough is enough, and the measures undoubtedly need to be relaxed. And now that the relaxation is in fact happening, and the government feels like we have no other choice, news companies and journalist hurry back in droves to the hospitals and intensive cares, to report that "there's still too many people sick here to warrant these relaxations". Where were these reports a few weeks ago when measures were at its strictest? Weren't we all in this to flatten the curve?The fact that many people base their outlook on life on what this certain big corporate monolith offers them in order to stay addicted to the platform (and which you're actually using right now) is disconcerting enough, and I can kinda get that commercial TV stations need to spice up their news in order to keep their viewers. But if Dutch public media also have to resort to anecdotal evidence and focus on the extremes, I'm not sure I like the place we're going to.This is the first time I voice an opinion on my page other than a musical one. I wonder how you feel about this and if you'd like more. And if you want to discuss or debate some of the views I present here, I hope you realize they are not on the COVID measures themselves. ...
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2 weeks ago

Joost Maglev
The first bit in this excerpt is the last bit of my contribution... ...
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2 weeks ago

Joost Maglev
JOOST MAGLEV - PLAY THE GAMEPlay The Game was the last song that I wrote finishing up the album Overwrite The Sin around 2015. I had been looking to write a couple of catchy pop-rock tunes with some prog influences but nothing stuck, until I heard the track Yasashii Tetsugaku by Tomita Lab with vocals by one of my favourite Japanese artists Ringo Shiina. When I heard that beat with the typical CP70 piano + polysynth sound I knew I wanted something like that.For the drums I looked for a typical Bruford sound with sharp rimshots on the snare, a bit like Bruford's sound on the Chris Squire solo album. Melodically I 'lent' more than a little of Japanese prog rock band Vienna's song Follow You. A chorus in D major didn't stick, and I got this chorus in F major in my head which I thought was a Robby Valentine song. I had to listen through Robby's entire discography one more time to make sure it wasn't his! When I was sure I had inadvertedly written it I replaced the chorus during recording and kept only part of the original chorus as the outro.www.youtube.com/watch?v=je5Itz5kursThe song and its album Overwrite The Sin (2016) are available on Bandcamp:joostmaglev.bandcamp.com/album/overwrite-the-sin ...
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3 weeks ago

Joost Maglev
Hey! I'm in this! ...
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