xd238 Ken Shabby - livin' up in d-Attic

Woodstock New York   United States of America
Member since May 26, 2015

Collaborations: 85   Joined: 14   Tracks: 183


   

Bio

Mid November 2020 update

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hey thanks for checking out my profile !!

I will be out of the game for a while.

I am being treated for a few orthopedic issues that owe somewhat to the physical stress and strain I put on my body before I hit 30.

Working with the volumes of mixing has been hit or miss, and a bit of a risk, but the migraines are at least predictable now. The migraines are a *lovely* (sarcasm) common side-effect of lumbar facet syndrome.

I figured it might be good time to take a class to help my writing and vocals, so I am studying with Trey Gunn in a self-paced remote class on modes. I am also trying to be productive doing other things musically that do not involve loud volumes.

The whole health thing has been a big letdown. I had just reassembled and done a few upgrades on some of my newly located and partially assembled home studio in upstate NY (d-Attic), and finally had been working on music after 2+ years away.  Long story short - i have relocated from NYC (my home for 25 years, after 10 years in Boston)...been through a lot the last few years. And that was *before* March 2020....

In the latest chapter of the seemingly unending saga, it appears now that my studio needs to relocate to the ground floor as to ease the stress and strain on my knees, which officially came up bad recently. In doing this I am trying to catch things before the situation gets too dire...yes I can still walk unassisted if you are wondering...

Despite the setbacks, I am grateful for the people I have met here so far along the way. Special thanks to my patient collaborators. I hope to have periods of being well enough to work on stuff.when this all settles down ..it is something I am always thinking about.

Drop me a PM if you are looking for me..

thanks

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contact info:

xd238 / d-Attic

P.O. Box 192

Woodstock, NY 12498

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Even though I did not write this, "Blistering Chaos" is the closest I've worked on kompoz to my writing style of the past. Sid had this track lying around here for 5 years before I discovered it, and immediately connected to it. I worked on modifying the lyrics and melody a bit before posting my vocal. I hope to do a remix of this and complete the end section at some point.
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"First Year Thief" was orginated by MickeyMojo with a really cool bass line, keys, and arrangement. A whole cast and crew joined on. I couldn't help myself but join this track, but I needed a push from dirtywordholiday to help out with some of the verse lyrics, he also has some asides in the song "do-do-do-do" coming out of the first chorus. I took samples from old (and new) gangster movies. I know where Steve Buscemi lives, seriously I do.... I wonder what he would think of this aside from obvious copyright issues...LOL
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This is still a draft mix, but worth a feature. A harrowing journey of regret and self-loathing over a bad deed...this is the subject of horror and gore movies and kicked off brilliantly by sriracha, industrial-era drums added by Andrea, and the crazy madman lyrics/vocals are yours truly. See you at Lollapalooza 1992.
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+15Keyboards
+10Percussion
+8Drums

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d-NoStairs Project

Thanksgiving
3 Files, 7 days ago
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Collab P8

New Wave
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Collab P23

Electronic
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xd238 xd238
 

Collab P25

Alternative
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The Stairs (for Ken ... sending positive vibes dude) 65 bpm (SPIN-OFFS ENABLED FOR CONTRIBUTORS)

Psychedelic
50 Files, 7 days ago
Redfish Redfish, minime, bassman78fr + 3 more
 

THE PDF PROJECT

Dangdut
5 Files, 3 years ago
TheREALPlatypus TheREALPlatypus, xd238, Phoephus + 2 more
 

F U N_K10

Funk
302 Files, 2yr+9mo ago
DocDaFunk DocDaFunk, mjac, liljoe6string + 79 more
 

The Myth of Sisyphus

Prog-Rock/Art Rock
38 Files, 2yr+3mo ago
JurgenKrimp JurgenKrimp, xd238, joel_sattlersongs
 

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