House of Imp 35 – Featuring music we love – Kompoz Showcase #1

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Kompoz – Favorite collaborations – #1

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For December 2017, we picked a couple of great tracks produced by artists from kompoz.com.
This is the first of many more episodes featuring some of our favorite creations. There will be more independant music but also books and movies we simply can’t not talk about. This Kompoz showcase features two collaborations:

“Never Enough”

Written by
BillOnGuitar a.k.a Bill Barrett
with lyrics and vocals by
Wire-and-Wood a.k.a Mike Patterson.
Musicians:
Cory Frey,
Grumpy Grump,
SirWillyDS12 a.k.a Bill Smith.

Lyrics: Never Enough

“Relapse”

Written by
Rx.
Lyrics and vocals by
Fresh727 a.k.a Mika Greiner.


Lyrics: Relapse

Enjoy!
Bill and Jen – Treating Imps right since…. Err.

House of Imp Episode 35 was:

Produced by Jenny K Brennan a.k.a JennyK. and Bill Babcock a.k.a sriracha.

House of Imp music by
Icarus machine – 2017.
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Studio Chaotic and Sundered Records – 2017

House of Imp 33 Perfectionism, publishing regret, and feedback diplomacy. A chat with guest Bill Babcock. Imp gets some great feedback.

I can't keep calm, I'm a perfectionist!

Perfectionism, publishing regret, feedback diplomacy.

Everything has to be perfect. Right?

Introducing Bill, who seem to have all his ducks in a row. Is that so?

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In this episode

Imp is asking for feedback. That could have been a wise move, but it all depends on who you ask. 😀

For the first and and certainly not the last time, Bill joins me with his thoughts about the perfectionism that he is quite comfortable with and I handle with much more anxiety. We learn a bit about Bill and what he does other than playing guitar, producing and everything else except play bass and sing, in Icarus Machine. This prog-metal band was formed in 2015, consists of JennyK, Jordi Rebas, and Bill. The rest is, at least in our minds, history.

A learning experience

For me personally, this episode is teaching me things I really could have lived without worrying about. I’ve learned that I suck and can’t keep a sentence going without drifting off into non-thought. The interview part in this episode was a mental struggle and that is despite knowing Bill. My brain freezes and my thoughts scramble. We discarded our first recording. The second one was much better, shorter and slightly more “to the point”. But still, two perfectionists working together will always find something wrong and plenty of excuses for a retake.
So, a light shift in plan, and the third take…. Well. it gave me, if possible, even more anxiety than the first. We decided to use parts of the third to integrate in the second because there were some good moments captured there. However, that’s not quite what happened in the final editing.
What you are hearing is the result of lots of anxiety, even more editing, and a very patient and generous good friend, helping me while aggravating me when saying “You know what you’re doing.”
Arghhhh.

so enjoy my venture into stuff that scares me, and Bill’s first peek into the confusing world that is podcasting. …. 😀

Leave a comment on this page or by using the contact link. Let us know what you think, what could be better, what you would like to hear from us in the future.
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Mentions in this episode

Icarus machine on Facebook

Icarus machine – Official website

Bill Babcock a.k.a Sriracha on Kompoz

Icarus machine on Reverbnation

Listen on Spottify

Support us on Patreon

This sundered World – A Mother’s Heart – Kindle edition – By Jenny Brennan

Icarus machine on soundcloud
JennyK, Imp, and bill – Inducing confusion since 2017.

House of Imp is a production of Studio chaotic – 2017.
Music by Icarus machine and bill Babcock.
Produced by Jenny K Brennan.

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The Trials – A Kompoz collaboration – JennyK Original

The trials image - A very much dead bride

The trials – A Kompoz collaboration – (JennyK original)

Released July 16 2015
Art/prog- rock

Collaboration page

Collaborators

This would not have been the same without Kompoz.com
vincentsaling from Strasbourg Alsace France gave this song real life with his beautiful guitar work.
From Scotland; Nigel Robinson a.k.a Gemini added that beautiful smooth Bass and a final touch of strings
Thank you both for being part of this long in coming track.
JennyK -Songwriting, lyrics, vocals, various keys and pads, drums, mixing, mastering

Lyrics

This death of mine leaves me unsatisfied
But the darkness inside me is moving
and the thing that is me, the thing that was me
You burned my ass but don’t you worry
Don’t you worry
I won’t hurry

You burned my ass but don’t you worry

My body makes no sound down there in the ground
Where you laid me down
But you pray
You pray that I’ll stay
Dead, dead, dead, dead
Don’t you worry, i won’t hurry
I just bide my time
I bide my time
Cause my body makes no sound

This cold cold heart leaves me
Hungering, craving
There comes a day
There comes a day
Your flesh and your blood will satisfy me
This thing that was me
This thing that is me
Dead
You burned my ass
Dead
But don’t you worry, don’t you worry

My body made no sound as you lay me down
Into the ground and now you’re praying
My body made no sound as you lay me down
Into the ground
And now you’re praying I’ll be staying

There was a time
A life I can’t recall
But there must have been
I must have been

Reaching out from a flaming pire
A life tainted by lies
Chastised by fire
Screaming from out of endless punishment
A life broken by faith
Twisted by your beliefs

Then I left that pain
I left that life behind
But I’ll never forget
Dying

Your body makes no sound as I lay you down, Into the ground,
And you’re praying
Your body makes no sound as I lay you down, into the ground
Your body makes no sound as I lay you down, into the ground
There’s no time in hell
Your body makes no sound as I lay you down
I’ll see you around
Into the ground
Your body makes no sound as I lay you down
Hush now
Into the ground
Your body makes no sound as I lay you down
I bide my time
Into the ground
Your body makes no sound

Thanks for listening.
JennyK, Gemini, and Vincent at Kompoz.


 

Hounddogs – Adult alternative Collaboration

Hounddogs

Adult alternative.

Buy Hounddogs on SoundBlend – $0.99

Lyrics by jennyK

Maybe I’m a star; the crowd calls my name.
But I hear the howl, the call of the wild, maybe I can pay.
Put it on the tab right there.
Where angels fall to cry.
Telling all the people gathered there.
How it is that I was never here.
Telling all the hounddogs by my side.

I wonder how they do it; all I see is shifts in the sky.
And it’s feeling like I’m falling, heading for a hole in the ground.
It’s a fraction of a dime but it’s happening now.
So let the dogs out.

And it’s feeling like I’m falling.
It’s feeling like I’m falling.
At the bottom is the mawling.
It’s a fraction of a dime but that fraction is mine.
* It’s a fraction of a dime in a desperate run-around down-town where everybody goes down
*It’s a fraction of a dime in a runaway merry-go-round and then we all fall down.
*The howl.
*Let the dogs out.

Then I let the dogs out; I’m all, I’m none, I’m terrifyed.
Voices in surround is fine but they’re never quite in time.
A fraction of a dime on a spinning line.
Where dragons hold the snare.
Telling all the children buried here.
How it is that I could never care.
Telling all the hounddogs by my side.

I wonder how they do it; all I see is shifts in the sky.
And it’s feeling like I’m falling, heading for a hole in the ground.
It’s a fraction of a dime but it’s happening now.
So let the dogs out.

And it’s feeling like I’m falling.
It’s feeling like I’m falling.
At the bottom is the mawling.
It’s a fraction of a dime but that fraction is mine.

*Let the, the dogs out
*Let the, the dogs out.
*Let the, the dogs out.
*It’s a fraction of a dime and it’s holier than thou.
*Let the, the dogs out.
*If only I had time I’d do it all again.

And they stay.
And they wait.
Lay down to watch you as you sleep.
And they stay.
And they wait.
They lie down to watch as you decay.

*It’s a fraction of a dime but it’s happening now
*Let the dogs out, let the money roll.

Don’t you know I don’t know how to behave.
In this faster lane, and I’m running late.

I wonder how they do it.
All I see is, all I hear is you.
And now I’m falling, and I’m calling.
As I’m going down.
If only I had time I’d do it all again.
And again, and again, and again.
And now I’m falling.
At the bottom is the mawling.
I’d better let the dogs out.
Just for you.

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Piano to dance (Working title) Audition mix at Kompoz.com

Piano to dance – A work in progress

Trance Collaboration with Power76, Stratcas, and JennyK.
Audition Mix.

Lyrics (Audition Version)

When I followed you like a lost cheep.
When I hid every trace.
When I silenced, you turned around, you saw me.
When i fell and when i begged you.
Do you recall all that I wished to give you.
Do you remember all I wrote as in fever.

I live now only for you.
Only for you.
I live now only for you.

SÄ lÀnge vi lever ska jag vara med dig.
SÄ lÀnge dom levde sÄ var dom i vÀgen.
You and me.
Du mÄste förstÄ.
Forever baby.

so listen.
Ja dom har klippt mina vingar, ska kÀrleken va sÄ hÀr_
Du mÄste förstÄ.
Du fÄr inte gÄ.
Det kunde bara vara vi tvÄ.
Yeah they cut my wings.
Is that the way our love was meant to be?
You must understand, I was damned.
There could only be the two of us.
Like a bird in a cage I was waiting but the day has come.
Has come and gone forever and ever. Forever and ever.
You must understand.
We were damned.
There could only be the two of us.

I followed you.
I hid every trace.
You saw me.

Den jÀvla snuten kom ihÄg mig.
Ja vad fan skulle jag göra?
Han var i vÀgen.
Va fan.
Jag menar, du drog ju.
I live only for you.
Jag sa vad som skulle hÀnda om du drog.
When they let me out.
You and me together.
Du fattar ju noll alltsÄ.
Destiny forever.
Jag sa, att jag var den enda. Visst?

Yeah they cut my wings.
Is that the way our love was meant to be?
You and me forever.
You must understand.
I was damned.
Forever mine.
There could only be the two of us. Yeah.

Like a bird in a cage I’ve been waiting but the day has come. Has come and gone forever.
And ever. Forever and ever.
Ja dom har klippt mina vingar, ska kÀrleken va sÄ hÀr_
You and me together, destiny forever.
Til the end of time.

Yeah they cut my wings.
Is that the way our love was ment to be?
Until the end of time.
You must understand.
I was damned.
There could only be the two of us.
Forever mine.
Like a bird in a cage i was waiting but the day has come.
Has come and gone forever.
And ever. Forever and ever.
You must understand.
We were damned.
There could only be the two of us.
Just the two of us.
Just the two of us.
Just the two of us.
Forever.