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Co-Founder of the Art-Inspired Music Contest and Pixel Day. Just some guy who loves making music, drawing, writing, voice acting, helping people, and is pretty much a mega nerd. Profile picture by Shadowcat5150.

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Posted by RealFaction - 17 hours ago


I need more commissions, because I'm broke, so if you want to commission me, or know someone who does, check this post out: https://realfaction.newgrounds.com/news/post/1026401

Don't forget to enter your submissions by January 23rd for our 4th annual Pixel Day!

https://www.newgrounds.com/collection/pixelday2019

Also, if you like experimental Hip-Hop, check out my new Kid Projekt single "Under Construction", the title track of the new album coming January 16th.  It's a positive message.  It's on Newgrounds, but if you want to support me, you can buy it on my store too.

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Also, I have a couple questions. 



Newgrounds Zero Hour Needs a Game Programmer

1. Would any programmers like to help me finish the rest of Newgrounds: Zero Hour?  It was a game to celebrate the birth of Pixel Day, and the demo has over 80,000 views now, with an amazing rating, holy moly!  I've been wanting to finish it for years, we have about half the assets needed, I just need a good programmer who can do what the demo pulls off.  Message me?

Check it out: https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/664782



I'm Making a...Card Game?

2. I'm also developing a party card game, how would I go about the process to finalize it enough, then how would I present it to a card company in an email in a way where they can't steal my idea, but they are interested enough to email me back?  I've done test runs, and many people have said it's lots of fun, though I gotta tweak it a litttle.  Ideas?


I'm Making a...Video Game Too?

I just bought RPGMaker MV, and going to learn it, in attempt to make a video game demo for a kickstarter, so this is all stuff I've secretly been up to.

That's all for now, I'm really just an idea guy who's trying to come up with ideas I love until something sticks.  After the Kid Projekt album, there's a few surprises in store music-wise, then more work on the long-awaited Piercing Lazer album.


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Posted by RealFaction - 2 weeks ago


Commissions are open again for Music and Voice Acting if you want to hire me to make you a song or provide a voice! I'm raising the prices a little, I need the money until I get a second job. We can do a payment plan of a third or half the payment upfront, then weekly or bi-weekly payments. 

I'm also going to be very cheap for voice acting since I'm not on the map much, but I have years of experience.  I posted the music demo reel down below (and here on newgrounds).

More info in the videos below. Link me youtube videos of what you want it to sound like, instruments you want, what the song is for, etc.  Email me at rfmusic180@gmail.com when you get all the info, or if you have questions ask me.

PS: Don't forget about Pixel Day in January!  Make your submissions!  Tom Fulp and I are judging as always!  Click here for more info!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymBWAgRIY54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRwVl46bItY&feature=youtu.be

 


This is just until I get a second job, it's been hard man.  I just got over a week of being sick, working on the new Kid Projekt album, and more on the Piercing Lazer album.  I just finished a commission that hopefully you guys will see in the soon future on the Fawful's Minion youtube channel, and mine. 

Not much else to update, stay tuned for a few more song demos from the past, then stuff cut from the new Piercing Lazer album.  Just trying to find my direction and how to make money right now.  Stay tuned!


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Posted by RealFaction - 1 month ago


Hey, real quick, don't forget Pixel Day is in late January if you want to make content for it now or soon! 

PS: My new FREE album is out today, go download it for free, it's unreleased demos and songs from the past for the most part: https://realfaction.bandcamp.com/album/observation-exploration


Go camping under the stars while you listen to it, got those vibes.

Post-NG Midwest Meetup/Birthday Party Pics + Video

The NG Meetup / my 27th birthday party was a blast, thank you guys!  We played arcade games, ate good food, played pool, ping-pong, it was a good 8 hours of fun, long partying haha!  Here's a video and pics below, thanks for @psychknight, @naolfa, @Quarl, and my many other friends and co-workers for coming out!

 


Video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTBsci04XWQ&feature=youtu.be

 


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Last guy is my old pal Row Skino, he's rapping on a song on my next album.


New Album!

Go pick up my new FREE album of demos from years ago that were unreleased!  It's my new experimental Real Faction album, Observation; Exploration, an originally scrapped album from 2011, with unreleased tracks and demos that never got done, plus bonus tracks. 

Download it for free, it's my gift to you: https://realfaction.bandcamp.com/album/observation-exploration

I'm happy to announce we have only a handful of demo songs to go, and a new song or two will be popping up soon.  This year I've been pumping out unreleased songs and demos from distant past. 

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I'll be uploading the rest of those tracks (already uploaded some here) in the next week.  It was basically an unfinished album, but releasing it anyway, since I'm proud of what got done.




What's Next? Two MORE New Albums?!?

All the demo songs and unreleased songs in general have been fillers to entertain you guys while I've been working on the new material for Piercing Lazer and Kid Projekt, but also a small surprise for next year as well, so it won't just be two albums.  I hope to get the Piercing Lazer album done in Spring or Summer


The next album is the Kid Projekt album I'm getting closer to finishing, releasing January 16th, not too far from Pixel Day.  I'll be dropping a new track from that album next month.

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PS: For anyone who's read this far, here's a special reward.  It's a teaser to something, but can you figure out what?

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Live Scripted Comedy Podcast Series "The Midnight Munch"


I've also been working on my live scripted comedy podcast, so more voice-acting from me, and it'll be interactive with the fans (you guys) during the live shows, too.  I plan on also launching that sometime in January, I hope, or February. 


Thats all for now, see some of you tomorrow!


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Posted by RealFaction - October 29th, 2018


Yes, you heard right.  A surprise new Real Faction album I just announced, and my Discord server for the fans.  But before I get into that...
 



NG Midwest Meetup 2018 (November)

Don't forget, November 13th (Tuesday) at 6 PM, the NG Midwest Meetup 2018 is happening at Recbar (10301 Taylorsville Rd, Jeffersontown, KY 40299).  Come visit Louisville, KY!  It's my birthday bash, too!  Arcade games and food and what not, and if you're 21 or over, drinks! 

You'll see me, I'm hosting.  Here's a couple pics of the place.  It's decked out with gamer decor, too, what the blurry stuff won't show you.

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Discord Server

If you want exclusives and stuff, like early song previews, or say, a FREE album 2 weeks before it hits the public eye if you're one of 20 people to get the codes, or just talk with me or cool stuff overall, join my fan server: https://discord.gg/Yancg4f

I talk more about that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnjlxBTAzfM

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New Real Faction Album(s)

So, I didn't think it would be this soon before I'd drop another RF album, and for free, but, thing is, it's past work.  Let me explain.  Firstly, it's songs from 2010-2012, some that have never seen the light of day, especially not on Newgrounds.  Second, it was going to originally drop in 2011 until I scrapped it. 

The hacker issues made production harder along the way, originating in 2009, but those songs got scrapped out of my control, take a guess as to why.  So, it's not done, but I'm releasing what was finished, minus the vocals on some tracks.  It was originally going to be a Piercing Lazer effort, a softer side, but...this doesn't really sound like Piercing Lazer, at all, so...I'm releasing it under Real Faction, it's experimental.

Some of the songs have vocals, some don't, and theres instrumental versions of some that do.  I will be uploading these songs to NG and YouTube, but if you want the album cover and the collection to yourself, it's easier to get it on BandCamp through Discord 2 weeks early, or when it drops, November 14th, my birthday.  Re: Member, is a song I just dropped last night, here on NG, that's one of the songs from it.

So, it's called, Observation; Exploration, as it was originally titled in 2011.

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BONUS: I just dropped the release date of my next Kid Projekt hiphop album with the album cover done.  It's called Under Construction, and it's darker, more personal.  Some of it samples old songs, so I won't be able to upload every track here, sadly, due to the copyright rules. 

I'm hoping to finish one of the tracks soon to release it, it comes out on January 16th, 2019.  It's going to feature my rapper friends @Cyberdevil and Row Skino on a couple tracks.  Thanks to my friend, Hunter for the background photo she took.

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Fun fact: The album cover was inspired by The Fast and the Furious movies and posters, cause I love those movies, and I figured the style I was going for sort of fit.  I'm pretty happy with it. 

The Piercing Lazer album has been moved to next year, but here's the lineup of stuff I'm releasing in the meantime, and uploading more unreleased demos between here and there, not that many left, then I'll start cranking out more new music previews, BUT I'm still working on that live scripted podcast thing with my characters and voice acting, I'll keep you up to date on that. 

That's all for now, I'll let you know when Venturescape episode 8 is done, too.  Peace.
 


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Posted by RealFaction - October 24th, 2018


So, besides working on my new albums, I've been working on something off and on for 2 years, left it for a while but started it up again, been writing, and it involves my characters, my voices, a scripted live comedy podcast series that reminds you of 50's radio and modern radio perhaps?  It's satire.  More details in the video below.

If you want a preview, here's a test/preview of the format I did 2 years ago, music by Captain Audio: https://instaud.io/2PzP

Also, here's my fan discord server if you wanna talk with me and the fans and stay updated and have discord exclusive previews of my stuff: https://discord.gg/dyBdfvF

PS: See you at the NG Meetup on November 13th!  Details here: https://realfaction.newgrounds.com/news/post/1018282

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0uv1KjBHJE&feature=youtu.be

 


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Posted by RealFaction - October 15th, 2018


I prefer not to post this sort of stuff on newgrounds about my personal life most of the time, because I don't want to be negative, or a drag, but I guess I'm reaching out for help, because I sincerely need it right now.  As of late I've mostly been okay, but due to some stuff that's been going on today, stuff that triggered certain emotions....i'm not okay today.  You probably won't read most of this which I don't expect many to, it is a lot to read after all.

Anyway, here's a basic vent about my current personal life.




Today i had a fight with my dad because he's very stubborn, angry, and I stopped accepting his apologies because it's a routine.  Do something to emotionally hurt me and be stubborn doing things his way selfishly, apologize, do it again.  He'll never change, and he'll do it again, and again.  That's how it's been for years, since I was a kid, what he always does. 

I've been dealing with mold in my a/c ventilation system, im very allergic, so that's been going on the past week.  And yes, those two things connect, because I always have to rely on my parents for money, and things.  I only make like $400 a month with my current job.

Overall, I'm just lost with my identity, what to do with my life job-wise.  I wanted the Kickstarter to work out but it's still sitting at $31....and I guess that's all my Venturescape series will ever be worth, but that's probably just my anxiety talking, that's how I feel I guess...I've failed a lot, and I know failure is what it takes to get better, and you have to keep trying, but right now I feel terrified, and uncertain of what to do.

Living with Autism is the most annoying, the biggest struggle of my life.

It makes me slower at many things than most people, and my capacity for patience is physically shrunk in half because of the way I was born, that's what it does to my brain, it didn't develop/grow on one side as much as other people's brains (yes, literally).  I'm also quite emotionally sensitive due to it, and being in certain environments is hard, I'm still yet to totally find a way to deal with my frustrations, and bad managers.

I'm reluctant to apply to many jobs due to my fear of repeating past failures at past jobs of certain kinds.  I'm trying my best to get past it, but I genuinely don't have a plan for my life outside of what I do with my Venturescape series, and music here which I don't really lean on.  It's why I've tried hard to promote the Kickstarter and what not, that's my dream, I'm actually good at that.  I feel lost. I'll even admit I've been crying my eyes out, I don't care anymore, fuck it, you know now.

I know I have to get past this somehow, but this will slow my progress further with videos maybe....or maybe in a day or two I'll figure something out, maybe not, I really don't know guys...I'm sorry.  I've kept living with let downs and failures, and it's getting to me. I'm still better than I used to be emotionally, but today's been a really rough one. I still have those every once in a while, we all do. I just feel I've let myself down, and let you all down. I'm sorry.

Anyway, Venturescape will still keep going, i'm still waiting on my actress to re-record her lines in the next week, hopefully. In terms of music, soon I'll upload a demo from the past, another unreleased song I'm happy with for the most part besides the mixing issues, that I think you all will enjoy.

And thank you to those who have given me wonderful supportive comments in the past on here and on my videos, it means a lot. Keep on keeping on, everyone. I just wish I knew what to do financially right now, what job to get, what I can do. I feel pretty beat up and broken right now guys. Anyway, stay tuned.




PS: I can't wait to see you all at the NG Meetup party next month, I hope people show up.  Woo.
 


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Posted by RealFaction - September 25th, 2018


For many weeks, I've been working on Venturescape content, which includes the long-awaited Episode 7, and the Kickstarter campaign to pay my staff, as well as stretch goals for a video game demo version of the series, and animated pitch to send to studios and networks. 

I need your support now, more than ever.  This is my biggest dream, my most passionate project, 8 years in the making, I believe this could help the world in a big way, mentally.  If you could take a look at this, share the link on your accounts, even a Newgrounds post, or donate to the Kickstarter campaign, I would greatly appreciate it.  I believe this could help a lot of people struggling with emotional issues like Depression, such as I have, and recently beat it.

So if you would, please check this out: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jkguy/venturescape-a-sci-fi-drama-series-to-help-emotion

Also, from now on, the video versions will be on my Zolutions TV network channel, so it doesn't get lost on my main channel, for Venturescape fans who only want episodes:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiJdRb5aVQ6CNfp7thRkntw

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This is really important to me, because I know the impact it could make on many lives, and I want to make a career out of this, helping people through my stories.  I'm very passionate about writing, determined to make this successful.  This is from my heart, to yours. 

Also, launching with the campaign, surprise, episode 7 is finally here with our new voice actress playing Noel; Beth Martin:

Audio version: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/825416
Video artwork version: https://youtu.be/YI3x2s1tQYQ

I'll keep you all posted!  There will be a future interview to be posted in the middle of the campaign with one of my actors, stay tuned!  PS: I'm hyped for the Newgrounds Meetup in November!

@Lawnreality @Forgottendawn @sailorsilverstar @saminat @kel-chan @tommynom @holikrep @mysticskillz @atheatricalsongbird


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Posted by RealFaction - September 3rd, 2018


I just released a video about an album cover contest for the new Piercing Lazer concept album (and dropped a new song) I've been working on the past 4 years, "Eyes of Purgatory". I'm hoping part 1 will be done late this year, or early next year.  The album will be divided in two parts, and is a tribute to my musical inspiration and wonderful friend, @Back-From-Purgatory.

If you're a photographer or artist, and love metal, check the contest out:
https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1434883


Fun fact: I started making this song 3 years ago for a boss fight in the secret second level of Newgrounds: Zero Hour (I STILL hope I get to finish that game but I need a programmer), and then it turned into something I wanted to expand on the new Piercing Lazer concept album I've been working on the past 4 years, "Eyes of Purgatory".

PS: Dustin from the first album is coming back to Piercing Lazer on this album.


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Posted by RealFaction - August 24th, 2018


Happy 10 years Castle Crashers (on August 27th)!

For the 10th anniversary of Castle Crashers, don't know if The Behemoth or Newgrounds is doing anything, but thought I would.  I answer questions about the Necromancer Theme (my song in the game), giving the full story, how the game changed my life and music career, and there's 2 new songs from the new upcoming Piercing Lazer album I snuck in there somewhere.  Thank you @DanPaladin & @TomFulp <3 love you guys.

Here: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/821082

I also made a video version: https://youtu.be/GCVzUoeBi0Q and below is a text version if you want to read a hell of a lot of text (plus a bonus question not in the video).

PS: If you're a fan or a friend, here's my official Discord Server: https://discord.gg/Yancg4f
 



 


How did you get the offer to have a song in Castle Crashers?

When I was 16 in 2008, I was making music for 2 years, on a website called Newgrounds.com I was visiting since 2003.  It was one of the only websites for underground musicians back then before soundcloud or youtube existed, and legally free music period.  It was a great community of artists.  I used to think I was a nobody, dealt with depression, but, when I got featured in the top 5 weekly audio on Newgrounds.com, it saved my life, it changed me.

I believe it was Tom himself who emailed me in around April or May of 2008, shortly after my first big hit Clearing the Sky, got in the top 5 audio, and it was an email from The Behemoth.  He asked if they could use my song, Simple Sight, which I had already made at that point, for their game Castle Crashers, within a short few months before the game was finished to launch on Xbox Live Arcade for the 360.  I couldn't believe it.  I was 16 years old, getting a video game deal.  

Naturally, I was excited, I believe I was crying in tears, yelling in my house in joy, jumping around, I mean how could you not?  
 


Was the song composed for the game?

Actually, no.  Apparently, there was a Newgrounds music contest, where you made a song for the game, and if your entry got picked, it would be in the game.  I didn't even know about the at all, didn't enter, so I was shocked.  Tom must have looked through my music and said "Hey, I like this guy's music" and saw that piece and emailed me about it.  I would love to hear his side of the story regarding that, I still don't really know, but I imagine that's what happened.  So that was probably one of, if not the only song that wasn't composed for the game, but was picked.    Which is really cool, I feel honored.  

Most of the artists were already well-known and I was already a fan of, so to be on a game soundtrack with some of the artists I was a big fan of already like @ParagonX9 @cornandbeans @Waterflame it was awesome.  Before that I wasn't really known and that helped establish my career, my first big outing.  

I was doing Piercing Lazer for a year with my friend Dustin, but the second album that song came off of was just me at that point, I had already made it in January, working on a version with vocals for the album.  

The Behemoth sent me a contract through email to print out, me and my parents had to sign it, and I was debating on signing it as my main artist name, Real Faction, but I wanted to get Piercing Lazer, my newest electronic rock side project at the time, out there.



What inspired the style of the song?

As far as the sound goes, that's a Piercing Lazer staple, experimental electronic industrial metal sounds spread across songs from the first two albums.  That song was a mixture of inspiration from Celldweller and Slipknot.  That agressive heavy fast energetic metal, mixed with electronic slime and grime over the top to smooth out the sound, it all was meant to sound synthetic but also different.  I was a big fan of synths and any band that used them like Rush, and still am, so I guess that was a progressive rock piece of inspiration.  
 


Do the lyrics have anything to do with the game?  What are the lyrics?

Some people have been asking me, when I recently just posted the remastered version with the vocals of me singing, where the lyrics were, what they were because you can't understand some of them, and if it related to the game in any sort of way, but sadly the truth is, it doesn't.  I've changed computers so much over the years I wasn't expecting it to be a smash hit, so I didn't really save the lyrics, sorry. I can't understand some of them earlier, I had a crappy mic, and I can't really remember some of them.  

But from what I DO remember back then, it's basically about how some people are narrow-minded, closed-minded, don't see the truth, how we're basically tearing each other apart, dealing with depression, lies, so how they see things is simple, simple sight.  

In my earlier years, I already saw the lies and fake facade that is the pop music industry with a lot of artists and didn't feel that organic, soulful, honest stuff where the artists put their own heart into the lyrics and everything, just felt wrong and off.  So, that's where that song came from.  Sorry guys, it doesn't relate to the game. 

I wish there was a Castle Crashers sequel as many people do, don't know if it'll happen, but if it does, I'd love to compose the next necromancer theme song, I'd be down for that.  
 


Is Piercing Lazer still making music?

(this question is really stupid on Newgrounds since you all know I'm active, but some people outside of here think I'm dead or cease to exist or aren't making music still)

Absolutely yeah!  I actually just released the remastered version of both versions of the song with and without vocals on the 10th anniversary remastered re-release of Parallel Universe, that Piercing Lazer album the song is on, and it's for sale on my Bandcamp.  

I'm still going with Piercing Lazer, released a couple new albums and remastered anniversary re-releases in recent years, and for 4 years, been working on a 2-part metal concept album, which will be my hardest yet.  I'm doing things I've never done before with metal, and also bringing some of the old sounds back the fans knows me for.  I want to use my music to help people, spread positive messages, because I'm far from done, I want to keep going.  I'm also working on my hiphop side project, this will be the second album for that, coming soon.  
 


A Word of Thanks

To this day, Tom Fulp is the reason I kept going with my music, and that helped my life a lot.  He's been a great friend to me, we talk every now and then, amazing guy.   He's inspired me in a lot of ways, and we've collaborated on a handful of projects together, like contests such as Pixel Day that I pitched to him, and the Art-Inspired Music Contest I pitched to him, going on for many years.

It went beyond the song, the video game, he believed in me and my ideas which were inspired by him, and it's because of him those ideas gained so much support and became loved annual events by himself, and the Newgrounds community, just large numbers of people loving the contests.  I never imagined I would come this far in my life or on Newgrounds, meeting the man himself and him becoming such a great friend of mine.  Knowing he's a fan of my music and my work in general, having supported me as much as he has, he's like family to me.

He even commissioned me to make Pico's School Soundtrack!  That's two games he's worked on I've made songs for.  It's awesome.

So, thank you to everyone who has supported me, my fans, friends, family, thank you so much, it would mean a lot if you keep supporting me and my new music, I promise it will not disappoint if you want to subscribe to me and ring the bell. 

Happy 10 years Castle Crashers! <3

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Posted by RealFaction - August 7th, 2018



NG Midwest Meetup

 

The meetup will be November 13th, Tuesday, at 6 PM Eastern Time (EST), in Louisville, KY, at Recbar!  The address is 10301 Taylorsville Rd, Jeffersontown, KY 40299).  Come visit Louisville, KY!  It's my birthday bash, too!  Arcade games and food and what not, and if you're 21 or over, drinks! !  It's the day before my birthday.   If you want to go, let me know.  It'll be fun! 

Comment below if you want to go!

I'll be wearing this (as if anyone's surprised) minus the black pants.

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Venturescape

I have launched the Kickstarter campaign for Venturescape, and just released episode 7.  It would mean a lot if you spread the kickstarter page around, or can donate, anything helps! This project is to help people with depression, suicidal thoughts, and other emotional issues, you would be helping us make a difference!  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jkguy/venturescape-a-sci-fi-drama-series-to-help-emotion

Watch the episodes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI3x2s1tQYQ

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Reinvention: The Audiobiography (autobiography) of Real Faction COMPLETED!

In April, I started an autobiography podcast series on the past 12 years of my music career, and some personal stories about my life and how Newgrounds has changed it for the best.  Weekly (most of the time) I released episodes talking about different years.  Well, I just put out the last episode, and you can download the completed series for FREE!

Newgrounds: https://www.newgrounds.com/playlists/view/f741fd1df5772e6b5a5e5285ca2d01a5
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM_ItXF6mgdq5gZiSvHhk9hnrZeo8vC9Q
BandCamp: https://realfaction.bandcamp.com/album/reinvention-the-audiobiography-of-real-faction


 

 

 


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