revoltington's 100 Most Recent Comments

Go For Broke (RR) by becwil 15 hours ago
Well done. Sounds great and I really dig the drum track too!
Funeral And Birth by artneuro 15 hours ago
The keyboard synth chords are really nice here and work to full effect. Sorry for your losses lately. But, this is a good catharsis.
Speed driving to Slim Jenkins Joint. by Xolv 15 hours ago
Nicely executed cover. Sounds great!
The Last Drop by AlHughson 15 hours ago
5

Excellent song. Singing is terrific. Enjoyed!
Serenade by ScottHorwath 15 hours ago
5

Very fine composition. Lovely music of the highest order.
WITCHITA LINEMAN by KCsGROOVE 16 hours ago
Really fine job on this tribute. Really enjoyed my listen! Well executed!
Teetering Peninsulas by revoltington 12 days ago
@LaFayette much thanks for the words and download!
@pharmakeus Much thanks for the kudos!
@KCsGROOVE much thanks, appreciated!
@gepo Thanks so much!
@becwil Thanks for listening much appreciated!
@artneuro much, much gratitude to you!
Road to Nowhere by gepo 16 days ago
Love the moodiness to this. Lovely work!
Before the Big Butterfly by Xolv 16 days ago
Great atmosphere to this piece with a lovely melody to boot. Nice work X!
a song for cerys by telecaster29 16 days ago
This is really beautiful. Another great piece here!
i'm on fire by telecaster29 16 days ago
5

This is really super! Sounds Great!
Saturday Night Massacre Blowout Sale! by revoltington 16 days ago
@becwil thanks for listening!
@Xolv thanks so much!
@KCsGROOVE a mighty thank you!
The Revealing Science of Idiocy by revoltington 25 days ago
@eido my bad, this track had drums that I composed measure by measure in iDrum. I confused this track with a new track I'm putting out soon.
The Revealing Science of Idiocy by revoltington 26 days ago
@eido Thanks for the kind words. No it wasn't live but captured in Garageband, and performed by Me, Myself and I, and of course the virtual drummer in Garageband.
The Revealing Science of Idiocy by revoltington 26 days ago
@artneuro Geez, great parody Art! Worth doing the real music for! Thanks!
The Never Ending Saga of Miss Terra Cotta Pt. 2 by revoltington 29 days ago
@Neumuzik Thanks for the all too kind words!
The Rulers of Paris by LaFayette 1 month ago
5

Nice fusion of various styles going here. Like the main theme. Cool. Nice work!
endless ocean by telecaster29 1 month ago
Great choice of sounds. Great production too! Nice work!
DOWN AND OUT by KCsGROOVE 1 month ago
Sounds really great! Didn't know this one from GR. Good choice though and I'm glad you decided to do this. Fine work!
The Never Ending Saga of Miss Terra Cotta Pt. 2 by revoltington 1 month ago
@Xolv much, much thanks and thanks for the download too!
@artneuro thanks again, thanks for stopping by!
@becwil I play bass and keyboard as well. The drums are programmed with real acoustic drums, I composed each measure a little bit differently for variation within a time sig. and then some are just drum fills as well. I'm the band and of course my iDrum software.
@KCsGROOVE much thanks and no new art for this one, ha ha. I had nothing I thought that would go along with the title.
Hasta pronto chica by Xolv 1 month ago
5

Very cool, with cool arrangement! Like how it just grabs you by the collar after the intro!
Red Headed Duck Sunset by revoltington 1 month ago
Thanks to all who have listened and commented!
Loose Reins (RR) by becwil 1 month ago
Nice work! Enjoyed listening to this and the creativity going on! The distorted guitar is most effective.
La Dame Blanche by LaFayette 1 month ago
5

Atmospheric and classy. Nice inclusion of effects. Dreamy and swirling. Fine work!
a reason for science by telecaster29 1 month ago
The opening is like a keyboard variation on some kind of Fripp guitar chord. Llke the opposing melody lines on each side of the spectrum. Drums are cool also. Nice work!
I Told My Therapist About You by artneuro 1 month ago
You can't refuse that title! I got a kick out of this! I dig the drum track too!
Juniper March by ScottHorwath 1 month ago
5

Lovely music. I can see this music accompanying the balloon on its 800 mile journey.
Red Headed Duck Sunset by revoltington 1 month ago
@artneuro thanks so much for the kind comparison.
@ScottHorwath Thanks for stopping by!
@JimTheObscure Thanks for listening!
@oakenbras thanks for stopping by!
Still time punkish by AlHughson 1 month ago
This is very cool. Dig the vocals and the lyrics are great. Great!
Dancing with the Stars by ScottHorwath 1 month ago
Unique and original. Moody and drama laden. Nice work!
The King Donnie III Blues by revoltington 1 month ago
@becwil Thanks for that!
The King Donnie III Blues by revoltington 1 month ago
@artneuro Thanks so much for that Art!
The King Donnie III Blues by revoltington 1 month ago
@becwil Sweet fancy Moses! I'm mean, so many angles to cover, so little time. Heh heh!

You asked for it, now here it is!

Well I think all your statements form a nexus of where I'm at. I'm mostly self taught, I did take a few lessons from a session man who was the lead guitarist for Eddie Rabbit back in the late 70's and early 80's. He was a very learned jazz guy. I learned alternate picking technique from him. But, I only went to about seven lessons and quit. He kept asking me to join his pyramid scheme selling insurance, and I didn't want to hear about it. He was in some dire straits back then. I was like 22 at the time. If I didn't have the technology, I wouldn't be able to do whatever it is I do! Garageband allowed me to learn and create some of the ideas I had. Structurally, composition wise, my outlook is sort of based on Frank Zappa's ideas of: If you want to be a composer go ahead and be a composer because if you think design, you can execute design. So, I imagined what that would be and that's how I arrive at my stuff. I always do the drum tracks first in iDrum, or the virtual drummer in Logic or Garageband. But, I edit the drum track with the controls to get the sound I want. iDrum allows me to create the big fills and such. I let the drum track dictate to me how I'm going to approach the rest of the music.

I'm not involved in any commercial music making, I would hate having to do cover versions in a bar. I was in a couple of garage bands back in the early nineties. I was kicked out of one of them because I was too technical for them, and they didn't like it. I was in another with some good musicians, one was a fusion drummer like Billy Cobham, and the other was a drummer who was a good bass player who was sick of playing drums. He drummed with the force of John Bonham. We wrote material together for like a year. But the drummer's girlfriend convinced him to drop it and that was it. The other guy told me that I came up with music for musicians and that it was too hard to play to. I don't know how to read music and GB allows me to compose and experiment the way I want to without blowback and egos. So, since 2007 I started my journey creating what it is I do now. I try to synthesize what I can do with my favorite influences and try to make it blend the best that I can. That's the story and that's the honest truth. Heh, heh!

I'm very glad that someone like you who was in the music business for real, has some kind of appreciation for my stuff. My friends and my family don't get it or even like any of it! They need an outside source to tell them that it is good and why. But, hey everyone is entitled to their own taste so it doesn't faze me any.

My Sincere Thanks,

Todd Brodman (Revoltington)
The King Donnie III Blues by revoltington 1 month ago
@Xolv Much thanks X, appreciated fully! @Neumuzik very much appreciated! @artneuro thanks for the very kind remarks, your too kind!
Prelude to a Heatwave by revoltington 1 month ago
@Neumuzik much thanks for the kind words!
Tiny Umbrellas by Neumuzik 1 month ago
Lovely clear instrumentation. Nice work!
Beauty and the Beast by Xolv 1 month ago
5

Very fine cover. Well done X. I enjoyed this!
Monotribal Taboos by artneuro 1 month ago
Great blending of sounds. Great sound and atmosphere.
KEEP ON ROLLIN' by KCsGROOVE 1 month ago
Nice KC. Positive vibes in these dangerous times. Well done!
Ode to Those by ScottHorwath 2 months ago
5

Lovely playing that has this poignant like atmosphere about it! I conjure images of people trudging through the snow as light snowflakes fall and they are trying to get to the valley below.
Funky Girl by LaFayette 2 months ago
Very cool. I've started listening to Gino Vanelli's old stuff recently. This sounds like his speed and I could hear his vocals over this. Really nice arrangement too! Enjoyed!
Prelude to a Heatwave by revoltington 2 months ago
@LaFayette Much thanks for the download and Favoriting too. Much appreciated!
Prelude to a Heatwave by revoltington 2 months ago
@becwil Huh huh! Well I know who you are: Fine artist, graphic designer, owned a indie record label and living in Hawaii. That was kind of a joke about "knowing who I really was" to those who knew that I changed my persona several times here on iComps. I would be easily identified under a new moniker because several people on here could easily identify my sound and would say " Hey that sounds an awful lot like Todd Brodman." And then they would ask"Is this Todd?" Thanks for the kind words it's always nice to know that people appreciate this stuff!
Prelude to a Heatwave by revoltington 2 months ago
@Xolv Much, much thanks! Thanks for the download! @artneuro As always much gratitude for your kind remarks!
I Tried To Leave You Behind by artneuro 2 months ago
Cool stuff! Dig much from the first chord. Nice!
Harvest Moon by eagle 2 months ago
Remembering rushing to buy the CD when it came out. Probably his last solid album. Very nice cover and your vocal treatment works just fine.
The Dark Shimmering by Mungo 2 months ago
5

Cool fade in and intro. There is always an uneasy atmosphere in some of your pieces that in strangely attractive. Fine production.
Reading for fun an pleasure without pressure by Xolv 2 months ago
5

Very nice easy going melodies. The accordion style synth reminds me a little bit of the harmonica of Toots Theilemans if that makes any sense. Very nice music and well done!
The Daily Subterfuge by revoltington 2 months ago
@eagle thanks for listening and the kind words!
@artneuro much thanks, grateful!
The Grass is Greener [Reggae Rock] by pharmakeus 2 months ago
Post industrial quasi groovy reggae experimental art rock.
Wind Cries Mary by brewchugger 2 months ago
It's like Son Volt or something meets a bootlegger from the side of the stage to record this moment in time. Nicely done! Good arrangement!
WHEN I GET HOME by KCsGROOVE 2 months ago
Dig the nice snap of that snare drum. Very nice love song. Fine production!
A One Way Ticket to Finland, Please! by revoltington 2 months ago
@becwil thanks for taking a listen
@artneuro thanks for the kind words!
@KCsGROOVE much appreciative for the kind remarks!
Intractable Difficulty by artneuro 2 months ago
A little bit of a Tubes vibe happening here. Neat tune Art!
Rocketsled Deliverance by revoltington 2 months ago
@artneuro much, much thanks!!! @Mungo Much thanks to you Bill!!!
Aquatic Avenger and Flying Fish by revoltington 2 months ago
@Mike_Lynn much thanks for your kind words sir!
Aquatic Avenger and Flying Fish by revoltington 2 months ago
@KCsGROOVE much appreciated!!!!
The Pony Strut by pharmakeus 3 months ago
Got a kick out of this!
Orange Sky by Mungo 3 months ago
5

Foreboding! Great sound and effects! Great choice of sounds!
I Stand with Standing Rock by pharmakeus 3 months ago
Very cool tune and creative as well.
This Is Your Afterlife Now by artneuro 3 months ago
Engaging tune Art. For some reason the section at the middle reminds me of The Bewlay Bros. by Bowie, but then a cool guitar solo bridges us back to the main tune. Creative stuff!
homburg by eagle 3 months ago
Nice choice! One of my favorite PH tunes. Soulful job!
Aquatic Avenger and Flying Fish by revoltington 3 months ago
@artneuro most appreciative for your kind remarks!
Symphony in A minor - Movement 2 by thsantac 3 months ago
5

Beautifully rendered! Sweeping and big! An enlightening listen. Well done.
Keep Going by Mungo 3 months ago
Gives the feeling of a driving herd of some kind of wild animal at first. I like the percussion and its tone. Tribal and foreboding. Sounds cool. Nice mixing!
Hold Up Slow Down (VIMH) by becwil 3 months ago
Pro sound for sure. Well balanced and it is bit haunting but in a movie soundtrack kind of way!
Really nice integration of sounds, moods, textures!
SPRINGFEVER (acoustic) by KCsGROOVE 3 months ago
Missed this one. Nice mixing and recording. Nice guitar tones and textures. Cool!
I ain't got a clue by Xolv 3 months ago
Great fun! Got a real kick out of it! I think the Yardbirds did it too!
Plankton of Love [Demo mix] by artneuro 3 months ago
Creative stuff guys! Dig the drums and the cool new wave-like pop rock vibe going on!
60-s by KCsGROOVE 3 months ago
@KCsGROOVE First, great groovy picture, I'm guessing your at some kind of festival in the woods. Was it the Amougies Festival in Belgium? Zappa jammed with Floyd there. Heh Heh. Like the leads your cutting here. Nice!
something [cover] by eagle 3 months ago
5

Super cool cover! So well done! Enjoyed!
George, From Beyond The Grave by revoltington 3 months ago
@Xolv much thanks to you, I appreciate it! @becwil thanks so much, much appreciated @eagle nice to hear from you, thanks so much! @alanatomic ????? Thanks I think????
Sons of Donny by revoltington 4 months ago
@artneuro much thanks Art!
Eldorado by eagle 4 months ago
5

Really fine work men! Well done great stuff!
Dormir La Suciedad, Dormir (Sleep Dirt, Sleep) by revoltington 4 months ago
@ScottHorwath Much thanks, yeah I tried to record with a Samson Bullet mic, and it was tough keeping the Taylor Baby 3/4 size acoustic guitar a reasonable distance from the mic. The motifs were fingerpicked and the leads were with a fender jazz pick.
Traipsing Through Deregulation Land by revoltington 4 months ago
My first golden note ever! Wow!
Dormir La Suciedad, Dormir (Sleep Dirt, Sleep) by revoltington 4 months ago
@artneuro thanks so much! @KCsGROOVE thanks again, much appreciated!
Staccato Improvisation for Piano by wescurry45nion 4 months ago
5

Really glorious improv! Enjoyed !
YOU'RE ON MY MIND by KCsGROOVE 4 months ago
Love the funkiness and the tone of the guitars. Clean and tight. Fine work!
Flutterbye by ScottHorwath 4 months ago
5

Certainly captures the elegance and fluidity of a colorful butterfly. Superfine classical composition!
Traipsing Through Deregulation Land by revoltington 4 months ago
@KCsGROOVE much thanks! @ScottHorwath Thanks so much for favoriting! @artneuro thanks very much again and again!
Palm Monday EDM by Xolv 4 months ago
Nicely done. I got a kick out of the vocal sounds. Made me smile.
I Can See A Better Tomorrow by artneuro 4 months ago
Very fine work Art. I enjoyed the listen. I echo KC's sentiments. Cool changes too!
Traipsing Through Deregulation Land by revoltington 4 months ago
@KCsGROOVE much, much thanks! Very appreciative!
The Rustbelt Never Sleeps by revoltington 4 months ago
@Mungo much thanks to you
@KCsGROOVE thanks to you KC
@LaFayette Much thanks!
Eminent Collapse of the House of Cards made of Tindersticks by revoltington 4 months ago
@artneuro much thanks and lets pray it happens, but then there is Pence-il Neck Geek to deal with!
Eminent Collapse of the House of Cards made of Tindersticks by revoltington 4 months ago
@Deebeesea much thanks dbc!
Commie Pinkos in the West Bank of my Dreams by revoltington 4 months ago
@KCsGROOVE much, much thanks! @artneuro much, much thanks!
Off Yer Rocker by brewchugger 4 months ago
5

Very cool song. Fine work fellas. Enjoyed!
Water Lillies by Xolv 4 months ago
5

Really fine stuff Mr. X. Very fine choice of sounds.
BACK TO NATURE (#2) by KCsGROOVE 4 months ago
Sounding tight and clean. Lean and mean. Nice upbeat stuff with a great sentiment.
Mr T. and Climate by LaFayette 4 months ago
Very groovy and chill. Enjoyed!
Bloated Orange Herbivore by pharmakeus 4 months ago
This IS very creative I concur. Cool, cool stuff Chris! Nice job!
Orange Slush by revoltington 5 months ago
@Mungo much thanks Bill

@Xolv much, much thanks Mr. X, and yes I used octave effect.
Willie the Pimp ( Mach II /a Zappa cover ) by revoltington 5 months ago
@Mungo Much thanks again!
In Memory of a Democratic Lament by revoltington 5 months ago
Much thanks Bill, I very much value your comments! Nice to hear from you!
In Memory of a Democratic Lament by revoltington 6 months ago
@brewchugger and @artneuro much, much appreciated!
In Memory of a Democratic Lament by revoltington 6 months ago
@KCsGROOVE much, much thanks appreciated!
@pharmakeus very appreciative of your kind comments!
Land Mass Without A Rudder by revoltington 6 months ago
@pharmakeus much thanks Chris!
@KCsGROOVE much thanks Cees!
Baron Von Zeppelin's Day Off by revoltington 7 months ago
@Neumuzik much thanks! @artneuro nice analysis! @brewchugger-This is basically what I do when I write an original piece: I compose drum tracks a measure at a time and then assemble a section of the song where I jam over it until I get something record it and then off to another section. Grab a few different measures of drum tracks and create another section and then come back to the opening section and cut and paste. Stuff is worked out then recorded: Keyboards first, then bass. Theres no lead guitar in this, this time. I thought it would make it too busy as I have a tendency to do. It's what I call spontaneous rolling composition with improv on top.
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