Monthly Archives: June 2013


Iguana Weather

Piping hot here in Vancouver yesterday and today, the kind of heat that wilts you just getting from the car to the house. I think the iguanas have hacked into the controls on the weather machine.

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Sticking to the shadows

Bass is too fucking loud, giving me a headache. Last dude’s backing tracks have a buzzed out distorted snare on it, I should appreciate it but it sounds more like a rattler’s warning than anything musical. Lights are too red, I feel like a rabbit thrown into a python’s cage. Crowd is too thick and […]


Fun with vocal tracking

Fun factoid: your voice will mirror your mental state and/or your physical state. Secondary fun factoid: due to the body state thing, there’s no need to go all Method if you need to sound like a little… unhinged… Just find a physical state that makes the same vocal quality. Which is to say that I […]


iVardensphere – Cycle of the Sun

Reissue of iVardensphere’s first remix album (including “Jigsaw [Speak Mix by maQLu]”) now available for preorder through Metropolis Records: Preorder iVardensphere’s Cycle of the Sun here Cycle of the Sun will be released on August 13, 2013.

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Discorder Magazine album review of maQLu's album Malfeasance

Review in Discorder Magazine

Kudos to Marquo from Kill City Kids for tipping me off about this before my Google Alerts noticed (it still hasn’t). It’s up on Discorder’s website as part of the PDF issue, I believe they usually post all the reviews as part of the regular website too but that happens over the course of the […]


Figured You Out vs. Poison Their Well

Well, it’s becoming kinda obvious that the day is coming when I’ll see my cover of Nickelback’s “Figured You Out” surpass my currently most-viewed YouTube clip, “Poison Their Well.” Yup, today the Nickelback cover stands at 516 and counting plays and “Poison Their Well” is just barely holding onto the lead with 518. Glad someone’s […]


Longboards, etc.

So I decided it would be fun to pick up another new sport/hobby and start longboarding. Not thrilled with the usual board graphics choices, I was thrilled to see one of the local shops has a longboard painting workshop in a couple weeks so I walked down there from the synth cave this afternoon to […]