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So I stayed up late to make a Halloween track, since I spent yet another Halloween alone because of being forced to work the holidays.  It was inspired by @Xenogenocide, @Bad-Man-Incorporated, Mastodon, Evanescence, Dream Theater, and Disturbed.  Anywho, here's "Hollow Eve".

Original Version: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/710749

Instrumental Version:  http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/710751

Check out my last post I posted recently about the NG users who inspired my music.  Happy Halloween.

Last post: http://realfaction.newgrounds.com/news/post/972666

Image: http://plusquotes.com/images/quotes-img/halloween-03.jpg

 

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10th Anni. Music Facts (Part 2 LONG OVERDUE)

2016-10-31 03:35:34 by RealFaction
Updated

Well Happy Halloween chumps, I gotta work today...yippee skippy.  Otherwise I would've made a Halloween track, but my free time has been rest, cleaning, and commission work.  This post is looong overdue.  Earlier this month I made a post for my 10th anniversary on newgrounds and of making music in general, basically about the newgrounds users, musicians and non-musicians alike, that have inspired my music and me in general.

Check out Part 1 here: http://realfaction.newgrounds.com/news/post/971072

Before I continue, check out @ScepterDPinoy 's awesome Halloween Undertale-parody poster, he drew me and many others.  It's awesome.  http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/scepterdpinoy/are-you-determined-to-give-us-candy

The users mentioned in this post are:


@Bafana / @ManuForti
@SamGreen
@ForgottenDawn
@Xenogenocide
@RobSoundtrack
@DarKsidE555
@Bad-Man-Incorporated
@Dem0lecule
@JacobCadmus
@Evil-Dog
@PirateCrab
@PeterSatera
@Metaljonus
@Jdawg00100
@Seprix
@Animattronic
@Kel-chan



Bafana a.k.a. "Manu Forti" (my music trading buddy)

So before Bafana (I remember when he was Bafana Mac) was in Trackers and all these other projects of his, like waaaaayyyy back in the day, I'm talking like 2011 (2010 maybe even?), we started talking somehow, though I honestly freakin' forget how.  I liked his music a lot, and he's made remixes that ended up on a couple of my albums that were gnarly good.  His music to an extent did inspire be back in the day, but more recent.

Back in like 2011 or so, we made a track that we still have to finish called "Live or Die", and was a bangin Trance track, still one of my favorites from him, and I sung over it.  But, it wasn't officially released like...anywhere.  I still have to sing over that someday in hopes we can release it.  I want to collab with @Trackers sometime too.  But as Manu Forti, he showed me a preview of a track that really inspired the backbone of my track "Legacy" (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/627142) which was also inspired by other users as you'll see.

I loved the way he was transitioning into basically his own style, it stuck out to me.  The dude always makes some bangin tunes, and it's cool to see him in this new trio (Trackers).  I love what i've heard of their music so far (i've heard more than you, neener neener, but the album is going to be amazing, I've heard nearly all of it in progress). 

So yeah, we trade our demos and completed works all the time.  Awesome guy.


Sam Green

Mr. Green, Mr. Green....did it with the knife in the library.  Clue...joke...ha...ok ANYWAY!  This guy is awesome, I'm a fan of his animations.  How did he inspire me?  Wellll, he put me up for making him a theme, inspired by his toons of course!  He's funny, wacky, and generous.  He still uses the theme I made him to this day, The Sam Jam (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/636357).  I rarely make dubstep, but it incorporates one of my signature sounds, my chiptune infused dance music.  He loves that stuff, as do I.  His personality and toons inspired this melodical madness.

 

ForgottenDawn / Dem0lecule / PeterSatera

All wonderful gents, but why in the same category?  They make cinematic music, and have inspired my works in the past.  But i'll talk about them seperately too.  All of them inspired tracks such as A War Begins (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/558809), which was actually my first attempt at Cinematic music, sorta. 

These guys have entered my A.I.M. (Art-Inspired Music) contests in the past, all are so very talented.  F.D., what I love about him, is that he loves to experiment with different sounds, and his music makes you feel like you're sucked into an adventurous world or hundreds.  I love his ambient experiments the most.  His music really sticks out to me and overall has inspired me, also inspired Legacy, a track i mentioned up there earlier. 

Lots can be said about his work.  He's a nice guy, and The Underground Collective (https://the-underground-collective.bandcamp.com/album/volume-i) was an effort he and  I came up with, which inspired me to go back to my roots sort of.  It was basically an album compilation, music made specifically for that album to represent Newgrounds music and celebrate it.  It's free!  My song?  The Second Flight (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/676870) which took me back to my Liquid Drum 'n' Bass roots, the very first type of music I started making 10 years ago starting out.  That song was based on the second song I ever made, kinda a remake / rework but also original, revisiting my style inspired by The Prodigy, Celldweller, and N64 video game music. 

F.D. is going to keep this project going for Volume 2 I believe, so yay!
 


Dem0lecule

Dem0lecule has had a few surprising unexpected name changes over the years, this guy is also real interesting.  He experiments with society with his accounts, or at least used to, seeing and studying people's reactions, as well as collecting information about Newgrounds (sorta) about how what works and what doesn't on the site.  I was surprised that he was Tacticat, and Anarkat, i had no idea that was him, and i think maybe one other name. 

He's made some interesting music that is loud, like you had a cup of coffee mixed with sugar and darkness and a sleep aid to whisk you away to somewhere interesting...I guess?  I can't say he inspired a specific track besides the first one I mentioned, but he has had somewhat of an influence on my music, and he intrigues me.  Not to mention how generous he's been in donating stuff for my contests sometimes, and in the future as well.  This guy loves to give like I do.  He's been fighting a life-threatening thing, and well...we're going to miss you buddy.  You are a good soul.  <3

 

Peter Satera / Jacob Cadmus

I can't say he's inspired a specific track other than the first one, but he has also had an influence over my cinematic tracks that I've made over the years.  I have to say though....I gotta give credit to @JacobCadmus as well, because theres this song they did for one of my AIM contests that I will never forget.  It stuck out with such heart-wrenching emotions, it's so beautiful.  I treasure this song to this day, and still inspires me.  Someday I honestly want to use this in one of my stories, if anything ever goes anywhere with my writing. 

I heard it in 2014, still can't forget.."Our Legend Falls" (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/572672).  Peter and Jacob should both really be in the film industry or something thereof making music for stuff.  I believe they are the next Hans Zimmer, a composer who's work I absolutely love.  Their music paints a picture, tells a story, immerses you inside of a landscape.  It's incredible.  Legendary.  I'll say I've interacted with Peter more, the "wacky raccoon" (inside joke) we all know and love, who's quite the awesome gent. 



Bad-Man-Incorporated

I love this guy.  In the past he's played my music on the show he runs with his friend "We Came From the Basement" though I think it had a different name back then but I can't remember, I'm tired and it's almost 3 AM writing this...haha.  Anyway!  Go check it out, I love movies, and they're funny dudes, go listen to their show.

I love this dude.  His music I've been a fan of for yeeaaars, and I love the way he sings.  He's inspired some of my metal songs and some of my singing, such as this song I made with J-dawg, "The Other Side of Pain" (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/581269) which I wrote lyrics for and sang on, same deal with stuff RobSoundtrack and I collabed on (I did singing and lyrics) for "Holding High" (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/607980).

I loved showing him my stuff, he's supported my music over the years and his stuff is awesome.  Some of his stuff has reminded me of Alice in Chains, one of my favorite bands.  One song he partially inspired was "Waver" (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/607980), originally was to be finished but one of my rare songs that never got done.  He also inspired my recent Halloween track, Hollow Eve (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/710749?updated=1478022525).  He also did some voiceover talking about his take on Newgrounds with it's history and user on my "NG 10th Anniversary Tribute" video (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/657102).  It's worth a watch, what he says is inspirational, honestly.

He's given so much to newgrounds and is an awesome veteran who's been around a long time.  I love how he's using the radio show to get some newgrounds users out there, its awesome.  In the past he played a couple of my songs in 2011.  This guy is a good friend to all and is inspirational in many ways, and encouraging.

Highly reccomend, would bang.  I'm kidding.  But I do reccomend him though for your health.


Evil-Dog

See, what I love about this dude, is that he works on games, AND makes kickass music.  That, plus he is a punk rock legend on here.  I've been a fan of his years before I got to talk to him.  And there's a big reason why he's on this list.  He gave me insanely good drum kit samples, which I STILL use today, and won't lose them for the world.  I cherish this gift, and has made my music so much better.  I've just learned to mix them better than I used to. 

He inspired me to do a drum test inspired by his music, a cover of Dr. Mario's "Fever" (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/542873) which I mistakenly called the theme, but it was based more off of the Super Smash Bros. Melee rendition of the song.  I took a lot of inspiration from his music for that song, and some of my faster paced rock songs.  I wish I could make games.  I still want to finish Newgrounds: Zero Hour someday (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/664782) soooo bad...:( but it seems distant.

He makes some really awesome games.  He's a down to earth dude, and am glad to see him successful in what he does.  Over the years he's come a long way with his music and games.  Another great veteran.  This guy is part of the reason why my music doesn't suck anymore.  Haha.


Xenogenocide / RobSoundtrack / DarKsidE555 / PirateCrab / Metaljonus

Another bundled up group.  These guys are some of my absolute favorite metal/rock artists, and have been for many years, even back in the early days of NG before I even uploaded music (I think).  DarKsidE555, was one of the first artists I ever listened to on NG as far as I can remember.  His music rocks, and I remember Bad-Man talking about how he was inspired by him as well.  I have no words, check out his music.

All of these guys inspired some of my heavy metal tunes, and overall are artists I love to listen to.  Xenogenocide is probably my favorite metal artist in general, his riffs are insane.  He inspired me for my Halloween track Hollow Eve (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/710749?updated=1478022525) because of his sick riffs.  RobSoundtrack I love for his solos and riff work as well, we've collabed as I mentioned earlier, and I'd love to see more of his work.  He does some awesome stuff. 

PirateCrab, though I can't say much about him, his music is also rockin', and he makes some badass heavy tunes.  I love his stuff.  Though, MetalJonus has a special place on this list.  Out of all of them, I used to listen to a lot of his music the most back in the day.  I remember his Sonic the Hedgehog 2 remix, and that was the first time I heard a cover like that of a video game song that was a completely different style.  I was amazed.  He is the artist that inspired me to start making video game covers, like Sonic covers, Zelda covers, Kirby covers, etc.  He is insane at solos and riffs.  Seriously. 


Jdawg00100 a.k.a. "J-Dawg"

Though it's been a while, this guy is fun to work with, and I like his different styles of music.  We collabed for a song on one of my past albums (The song being Capacity: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/625919) and he did sick guitar work, go check out his songs, he's got heavy stuff.  He's also one of my favorite metal artists on NG.  We also did "The Other Side of Pain" together which I mentioned earlier.  I'd love to sing for another one of his songs sometime.  His songs have an interesting beautiful mix of melodic vibes and heavy riffs.  It's beautiful.

Kel-chan

I used to talk to this lady a lot more, been doing that lately though.  This is my buddy right here.  Probably one of the users I talk to the most, honestly.  She's awesome.  She's an animator for the main part, but her guitar playing?  Amazing.  I love hearing her pick up an acoustic guitar (very rare) and slapping around with it.  I decided to remake one of her songs as it inspired me so (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/661558) and I'm currently making a song for her next upcoming animated series I can't reveal quite yet, but it's coming sometime in the near future. 

Her guitar work and the awesome music she's into that she shares with me, inspires me.  I love talking music with her.  And I love her animations.  She's more talented than she thinks.  She's easy to talk to like about the most random stuff, I feel like if I had another podcast series that was more consistant, she'd be my podcast buddy.

 

Seprix

So this is a bit small, but this guy is amazing at making different styles of music, and one time he inspired me to make an 80's sci-fi cinematic/synth-wavy type of song (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/700508). also inspired by Stranger Things, a show I HIGHLY recommend watching.  I love this dude's music, it sticks out and it's interesting.  Also, that bee haunts me in my dreams because I can't forget it.  It's one of the more memorable icons on the site. 

Animattronic

Last, but certainly not least, my buddy Animattronic! We go way back like....I want to say freakin 2007 or 2008.  Like, he contacted me on Myspace and liked my remixes I submitted for Celldweller's remix contests.  Funny enough, Animattronic made the artwork for his remix contests.  I was stunned, and shocked.  His artwork and 3d work is awesome, he actually makes music videos for Celldweller sometimes.  Not to mention, Animattronic makes amazing music, though he's not active here anymore.  http://www.animattronic.ca is where you'll see his latest stuff.

His work has inspired some of my cinematic songs too.  He's also one of my music trading buddies from time to time.  I love hearing what he works on.  I'm not gonna lie though, I wish I was good enough to do work for Celldweller like he does.  I mean cmon, I have a painting on canvas of the dude in my living room where I'm sitting right at this moment.  My idol, man.  But yeah, Animattronic is a good friend of mine, cool dude. 
 


Well that's the end of this epic 2-part series that most people probably won't read all of (I don't blame you holy crap it's long).  I've been really busy with commissions I can't post and I'm working on my experimental Kid Project hiphop project, and working on this song for that animation.  In the meantime, Happy Halloween, and my birthday is in 2 weeks.  Woo.  I'll post video footage of that, for sure.  I turn 25.  I don't feel 5 years from 30, I really don't.  Anyway, catcha later guys.  I gotta snooze.



So basically i talk about my new hiphop project Kid Project, and other stuff in my newest podcast.  Check it out:  http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/709747?updated=1477431344

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPAlF4ECkEw&feature=youtu.be


Help My Friend/What I'm Up To

2016-10-13 12:45:30 by RealFaction
Updated

Hey guys, so a good friend of mine needs help.  She's doing cheap emergency commissions right now because she needs a new phone since her old one broke, and she currently doesn't have a job.  Gotta feel safe when you go out, right?  She's really good, check her out?  The post is here if you want her to make you some neat artwork:  http://kiwikitty-magic.newgrounds.com/news/post/971467

Go follow her too: http://kiwikitty-magic.newgrounds.com/follow


In Other News

As some of you know, from my last post, my grandmother recently died.  I'm holding up better than I was, but I do miss her.  I've been juggling a few commissions and my job, so I've been pretty busy as of late.  My goal is to post a new song within the next month, hopefully.  I recently found peace and happiness, so I'm making a video series on beating Depression. 

Finally, I have been working on this 2-part post series in honor of my 10th Anniversary, talking about Newgrounds users who have inspired my music over the years in ways big and small.  I'm working on part 2 soon, but part 1 can be found here: http://realfaction.newgrounds.com/news/post/971072

That's all for now.  Long term, I plan on releasing  a new single too, and eventually recording vocals for the Piercing Lazer deluxe album version of  "The Other Side", adding 3 new songs too.  Been working on those instrumentals.  In the meantime, go check out my newest single music video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF-LlqOvOfU) and my new album (https://realfaction.bandcamp.com/album/roots-canal).

Peace and love be with you, friends.  <3



I had to post this because I've posted it everywhere but here, but recently my grandmother finally got her peace and passed away in her sleep.  Below I get more into that, my last post is here if you want to check that out: http://realfaction.newgrounds.com/news/post/971072

Dana Guy, my grandmother on dad's side, helped raise me in ways when I was younger.  She was funny, kind, caring, compassionate, gave me money, gave my parents money so we could live in the house I grew up in most of my life, held wonderful parties for the holidays to gather the family together, was a happy and generous soul, and spread love to the world, something I appreciate and believe in, as I love to do that too.

The past few days haven't been easy, but I'm better than I was.  I've been chosen as well as the other grandchildren to be one of the few to handle her coffin, to take it to the chapel.  She had Dementia, and it was painful to see her in her final days of suffering, just a couple of days before she died, but I am relieved she no longer has to suffer.  I was wishing she would pass away peacefully in her sleep, so she may be at peace, and it was so, somehow, miraculously. 

I posted a video to my youtube channel about all this, so it's below this.  I recently beat depression and have finally found peace and happiness in my life after a life-long battle, it's different, and wonderful.  With that said, I want to help the world find that same peace and joy through a series of videos I'm going to make in the near future about how to beat depression.  I think it will help a lot of people, and I think grandma would be proud of me.  Love you grandma, wherever you are. 

I've been working on commissions I unfortunately am not allowed to post for quite some time, until the projects are released that the music is in.  But some of the commissions will be released sooner than later, some of them will be allowed to be released.  It's been great to see my business grow every month.  I can call it my second job now, which is amazing.  I'm thankful for all the support.  I also lowered the goal on Patreon from $5 to $2 a month, hoping to get more patrons who want to see my content earlier.

Besides that, I've been working on my "10th Anniversary Newgrounds Facts" posts regarding facts about the Newgrounds users who have had a heavy influence on my music over the years, who inspired me in more ways than one.   Part 1 was my last post, part 2 is coming soon.  Check it out here: http://realfaction.newgrounds.com/news/post/971072

The video is below.  Thanks for the support guys, including your wonderful messages of condolences.  Love you all.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnlNgShBG-o


10th Anniversary Music Facts (Part 1)

2016-10-07 23:42:50 by RealFaction
Updated

NOTE: This post is the longest post I've ever written.  With that said, taking hours of my time to do this, it's a work in progress, and will take a little while to finish.  I decided to divide it in parts, so here's the first part.  Bear with me, I just lost my grandmother a couple days ago, she passed on her sleep...I've been bummed.

I thought it would be fun, for my 10th anniversary on Newgrounds, to post some facts about some of my music, the stories of how some newgrounds users have greatly inspired my music and impacted my life in that way and others. I also figured this would be a great way to reflect on how much progress I've made, how much my music has changed and improved over the years.

I'll go by users.  This is gonna be a long post, so look for what you feel like reading. 

The users are (in order):

Krinkels
Cheshyre
Phyrnna
Father-Of-Death
Jaxxy
Fierra (a.k.a. DJBrixX)
Back-From-Purgatory

 


To be in Part 2 when completed:

Bafana
ForgottenDawn
Xenogenocide
RobSoundtrack
DarKsidE555
Bad-Man-Incorporated
Dem0lecule
Evil-Dog
PirateCrab
PeterSatera
Metaljonus
Jdawg00100
Seprix



Krinkels + Cheshyre ("The Madness Chronicles" as I call this series of songs)

So, I've been a huge fan of the Madness series by my buddy @Krinkels for years, and in 2008, Newgrounds held an audio portion of the Madness Day contest, so I entered the music contest for the first time with Hank's Return (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/167622) and as horrible as I think the mixing still is, and how other songs entered sounded better than mine, I somehow miraculously got 1st place, first time for me getting 1st in any competition like...ever.  It was inspired by the series and the sweet music by @cheshyre

Quick skip to 2011, I entered another song called Tricky's Wrath (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/437718) , pretty much same story, didn't place though.  I had some Celldweller influence in there as well.  I wanted it to sound like a boss fight.  Same year I made Circus Killer Panic parts 1 and 2 (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/448451 , http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/448464) .

And related to that, quick skip to 2015, I made a remix of a song that was in a Madness fan animation called Elfire.  I made a remix of that song (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/645402) for Madness Day that year and it miraculously placed...2nd I think?  So yeah, that's about every song I've made that was inspired by Madness.

 

Hank's Return http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/167622

Tricky's Wrath http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/437718

Circus Killer Panic http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/448451

Circus Killer Panic (Part 2) http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/448464)

Fun side fact: I also made original music for @sicsophor 's Madness fan animation (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/646322) which placed in 2014, I can't remember what place though.  Here's the songs for that, since these DO technically count as Madness tunes.

Enter the Madness http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/588179

F(l)ake (was cut from the animation) http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/588180

C.D. Elevator Loop (tribute to the Chicken Dance song, which was in the very first Madness animation, but alas, sadly got automatically replaced with new music :( ) http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/588229

To Be a Ninja http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/588231


Phyrnna

I made a song called "Flight of the Clouds" (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/221742) in 2009, and i remember taking some tips from @Phyrnna way back then, it was inspired by her, as well as another artist I cannot for the life of me remember.  Sux.  I actually used to make a decent amount of music like it back then, but a lot of it got erased and deleted due to the "hacker" incident, for those of you who remember.  The 2-year war from 2008 to 2010.

Since we're talking about Phyrrna, I'll mention that she got me into making piano music every now and then.  I loved the piano pieces she uploaded, as well as her music for the Epic Battle Fantasy games, and her music in general.  It was just so beautiful, and I love piano music, I used to play piano too, and I wish I still could, but alas no keyboard.  :c  Someday!

So with that said, here's some of the piano pieces she inspired me to make over the years (willing to bet some are missing because of the hacker) so back then I had a second account to upload my stuff when I got locked out of this one: 


Flight of the Clouds http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/221742

Lonely Castle http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/286766

Memory of Inertia http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/290426

Translucent Echoes http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/451094

A Precious Moment http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/489133

Warm Smile http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/529446

The Glass Bubble http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/555567

Don't Forsake Them www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/614870

Legacy http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/627142

(random note, @BackFromPurgatory inspired a lot of my later piano music as well as @Phyrnna, but there's a section for BFP considering the inspiration they had for other genres of my music too)


Father-Of-Death (F.O.D.)

@Father-Of-Death had a minor yet interesting influence on my music.  Back in like 2008 and years on I listened to his music a fair amount.  He did, and still does, make some interesting tunes.  I remember hearing him make like some speedcore tunes that I really liked.  Eventually, I asked him if we could work together on a song.  Ya know, collab.  He said sure.  I was thrilled.  Talking to him was cool.  Eventually we made this thing called "Speed Zone" (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/384054)

The funny story behind this, he only made the first riff, and I just expanded so much on it, instead of properly juggling the song back and forth with small parts added between us like it should have been...haha.  I was..a dummie back then.  Love ya FOD <3 don't hate me.  But yeah, after that, it inspired me to make a song for my 2011 Exoticland album called "You Found Us Dead (So Kill Our Bones)" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-smp_IPZsG0) which I never uploaded to NG.  I was happy with the result.

Speed Zone http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/384054


Jaxxy

Wha?  But @Jaxxy doesn't make music?  BUT, she was an important part of the evolution of my music, believe it or not.  How you ask?  Well, back when I wasn't as known on NG, as a part of my first Game Jam experience, we made a game called Dravalanche (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/557922).  She did the art and stuff, we all collabed on ideas and stuff.  I mostly just did the music.  She told me how she loved 8-bit music, and how it would fit the game well.  Was pretty cool.

She also introduced me to some well-known/talented NG users like @Nalem (who's still my buddy <3), which helped me get out there more and more.  Long story short, I became addicted to making 8-bit music and stuff like it.  It lead to the development of my 2011 Exoticland album, inspired by a lot of old games.  (https://realfaction.bandcamp.com/album/exoticland)

I can't say she inspired all of those songs, but she definitely sparked my interest in making music with 8-bit in it, which was awesome, so she was an inspiration in that way.  :)  I also made a song for the credits of one of her animations, Hamburger Moon 2 (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/575132). I was working on the music on one of her animation projects, but sadly got cancelled. 

She basically told me to make a funky type of song for the credits, as a parody of McDonald's like the animation is sort of about.  The result was...pretty hilarious to say the least.  Got some inspiration from George Clinton, Parliament, and the guy who sang the Shaft theme song.  http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/434302

In a nutshell, Jaxxy was one of my early supporters that helped me get to where I am today by helping me get around.  Thanks.  :)

Dravalanche (since i didn't upload the music from the game to NG originally) http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/434302

Hamburger Moon 2 Credits Music http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/575132


DJBrixX (@Fierra)

I don't care what anyone says, this woman is the QUEEN of trance of all time on NG.  The stuff she would make just...oh my god.  It was like...euphoric, melodic, beautiful.  She taught me some cool techniques and helped me improve my music, and was a good friend too.  She got me more into Armin Van Buuren which got me inspired to make some of the tracks on my Exoticland album in 2011, mostly "The Cold" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sevsWuOj4Ps).  I used a lot of those techniques she taught me in the songs on that album, and music I've made over the years.

Back then, she was one of the most profesionally experienced musicians on NG, and still is, even with the lack of uploading nowadays.  She's actually inspired me to work on a new song as well that I plan on singing over.  It's a rough draft, a super early preview.  (https://instaud.io/zkn) it'll be more complex as I progress with it.

The Cold https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sevsWuOj4Ps

Breathe (demo) https://instaud.io/zkn

@Back-From-Purgatory


...where to even start with this one?  BFP inspired a LOT of my music.  And I mean, a lot of it.  I loved the melodic tunes that came out of BFP's mind, just felt different, hit emotions a lot of music I've heard just...doesn't.  It was in-depth, melodically just genius.  Their music inspired some of my piano tracks, as well as some of my rock tracks, and other music in general. 

I remember when BFP was a mod, and judged contests sometimes.  I remember entering a metal NG contest BFP was a judge in, the song I entered was Dash Across the Robots! (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/479453) at first...but then i switched it to...something not worth even posting here.  I was dummbbbb.    So I ended up messaging BFP and we talked for years, almost every day just about.  BFP helped me a lot also with my music, teaching me things.

...okay I'm sick of saying BFP, lets say Purgy, since that was the nickname after all.  The first song Purgy inspired?  Hmm...from what I recall it was this tune I made about em (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/533657).  It was different than what I usually did, had a dark vibe to it.  One of the darkest songs I had made to date, and still is.  Back in 2013, when I first experimented with distorting synths with a guitar distortion plugin.

It's funny, every time I seemed to write a song inspired by Purgy, even without tags, just...ended up being some of my best/most viewed work on NG, sorta.  Purgy played piano wonderfully, sometimes would play for me on Skype and I would just enjoy listening to it.  It inspired me to make piano tunes like this (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/538129), and this (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/546662), and guitar playing which inspired me to make this (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/554276)

Usually when I made songs about Purgy, it was inspired by their colorful and unique personality.  I've never met anyone like Purgy.  Eventually, yes...I did fall in love with them.  I ended up making a love song for them I was having a hard time making due to being afraid, nervous, and it was one of the most emotional times I had writing anything.  (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/560139) (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/560138)

Also inspired stuff like this (http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/660706) though that one was mostly inspired by Kansas.  Technically, Purgy has inspired music I can't even release yet.  It's an album I've been working on for over a year or more, I honestly lost count.  It's not going to be finished until next year, I put it on hold, but that will be one of my next endeavors. 

Purgy was also an important role in the evolution of my music, with the great production tips, and the influence from their emotional music, and challenging me to do better overall with my music, and as a person.


More stuff coming for Part 2.  There won't be as much to say on the others, but there will be stuff still, important influential stuff.  I'll try to post it in the coming week. 



My friend has a new business! She does some good readings on your life no matter what the question, and she's helped me out a lot <3 go like her page and ask for a reading? They're cheap! :) https://www.facebook.com/mellifluousmalevolencetarot/ https://readingsbyguggenbiller.wordpress.com

Future Plans

Before I talk about the future, go check out my last newspost about my 10th anniversary and new album: http://realfaction.newgrounds.com/news/post/969715

What's Next for RF?:  Real Faction is taking a hiatus for a while, besides doing commissions, maybe some covers, but not any real personal stuff for a while.  I'm currently working on the next Piercing Lazer album (well, have been), which will be a more "complete" version of The Other Side, making it a full album with vocals, to show what it is supposed to be in it's entirety.  I honestly don't know my direction after that, we'll see.  Later gators.


10 Years on Newgrounds + Music Video + New Album NOW OUT!

2016-09-21 11:07:54 by RealFaction
Updated

Below is my new music video for my new single, "Obliterate", from my new album you can get on Bandcamp.  Details below!

Today marks my 10th anniversary on Newgrounds on this account.  I've really been here since 2003.  I'll never forget when my cousin first introduced me to this place in 2003, and had no idea when I started making music in 2006, uploading it to here, that it would start something wonderful.  It started as a hobby.  @TomFulp launched my career into what it is, and I'm so thankful to him, and all my other supporters, some who I've been a fan of for years before that! 

I also edited the discography on my website so you can see what I've released in the past 10 years:
https://flareheartstudio.com/albums/

Thank you all so much.  I always called this place my "second home".  You all are the reason I kept going, as well as being passionate about music.  So, to celebrate my 10th anniversary, here's the new music video for my  new single, "Obliterate", which you can get on BandCamp with my new album, "Roots Canal".  It celebrates my old 2006 sounds, as well as other sounds throughout the years, and experimenting with new sounds as well.  Enjoy! :)

What's Next for RF?:  Real Faction is taking a hiatus for a while, besides doing commissions, maybe some covers, but not any real personal stuff for a while.  I'm currently working on the next Piercing Lazer album (well, have been), which will be a more "complete" version of The Other Side, making it a full album with vocals, to show what it is supposed to be in it's entirety.  I honestly don't know my direction after that, we'll see.  Later gators.

Pick up the album: https://realfaction.bandcamp.com/album/roots-canal
Watch the music video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF-LlqOvOfU
Behind the Scenes/10 Years Rant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-88qG-7Qjw

 

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New Single/Music Video September 21st

2016-09-16 14:47:28 by RealFaction
Updated

Teaser Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-Mlgdj0bnM


Who's ready for the music video for my upcoming single, "Obliterate" from my new album?  It's coming next Wednesday.  You get to see it earlier if you pledge $5 to my Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/realfaction

To quote one of my misguided family members....I'M "not educated enough" on politics because I'm not voting? I "don't know enough"? I'm more than capable of seeing past the lies your "heroes" spit out every time they open their mouth, running for President, or the "throne" as they see it. I'm not a hypocrite, I don't vote for people I'm not for. This country is going to get "Obliterated", and my next single is a fight against the corruption. Who will join the fight on September 21st? Get ready, it's coming.

PS: Follow my instagram yo!  You'll get previews and advice and stuff: https://www.instagram.com/p/BKcWZbwAbtq/?taken-by=realfaction

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Check out this behind the scenes video I made of the music video my brother and I have been working on for my next upcoming isngle, "Obliterate" from my next album releasing September 21st: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-88qG-7Qjw

Looking for free music for your mystery/sci-fi/horror games?  I recently released a FREE soundtrack I made in 2013-2014 for a game that has been recently cancelled.  @VOEC made a couple of the tunes with me and told me what she wanted, it's ambient and experimental, sets a good atmosphere I think.  I think it would be good for games, just be sure to give us credit if you end up using any of the songs.  I'll be uploading them to NG in the near future when I get other things out of the way.

Download: https://realfaction.bandcamp.com/album/fischer-ost-cancelled-game

I've also been working 6 days a week at my current job, it's awesome.  Good money.  And, I've been working on JKTV XD Episode 1, so stay tuned for that, new show im working on.