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::: Ominous Red presents SERIAL :::

ominousred
ominousred Members Posts: 11
edited March 2011 in Roc The Mic Audio
I go by the name Ominous Red. I am hitting up all the forums on my blog roll spreading the work about my independent project that I just finished. I just finished a concept album I have been working on for about a month now. You can preview all the songs through Youtube. The videos have the lyrics to all the songs. I produced all of the tracks myself so it is kinda rough but if you are a fan of Lodeck, Aesop Rock, Nas, Jay-Z or Gangstarr, then I think you will like this project.

106: Box of Pine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2gZCqsUxdk

107: Uniform
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK1izyuNDlM

108: Anita Baker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPNeEYeCCjw

109: Common Ground
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySdIPgEj7Wg

110: Cold Cases
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuXXHtIJQQ0

111: One Man Army
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSV0oYa_rVU

112: Killer's Killer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUC5GKCpsGQ

113: Believer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ-1aZqlsLg

114: The Father
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV8q9eukfO4

115: The Son
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_FmPboYalU

116: The Ghost
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjZ198EY8qA

117: Lack of Oxygen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWISznXkxvM

118: Red Handed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOdGh2qJlp0

119: Prestige
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGobJIPEs4w

120: Be This Way
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfGyFs2CdSU


It is available for download right now on Reverb and will be available on iTunes. If you want a physical disc, you get it directly from me. I would love some support if you guys are feeling the work.

http://www.reverbnation.com/ominousred

http://cgi.ebay.com/Ominous-Red-Presents-Serial_W0QQitemZ220575031618QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMusic_CDs?hash=item335b4be142

The saving grace of the project is the concept. The audio, beats and vocal performance and treatment could have been way better. But I was fighting against cost and limited resources as far as equipment and conditions like not being able to use samples which ultimately sand bagged the project but I had to move forward no matter what.

Trust me... if I had the chance to just ghost write and clear samples, I would have been okay with putting this in the hands of people with more talent or who were better equipped than I am but that was not an option for me.


People will miss the concept because:

They aren't old enough to recognize what I am referencing lyrically.

They won't ever hear the concept because they don't like the music (sound & style)


And that is where the visuals of the lyrics come in. Everywhere you see text marked with blood or written in red is a nod to a particular artist. Most real heads can see what I was doing. I took their work and created something out of it which is the metaphor. A cop is tracking killers only to end up a killer. Just like we as fans, track our favorite emcees just to eventually become emcees ourselves. So this album was sort of like an explanation of what I like in Hip Hop as far as all the artists I pay tribute to.

When I finish my website, it will kinda explain it all a little better and hopefully enhance the experience of the music.

I got that idea from Aesop Rock. When he dropped Fast Cars, he included a book that had all his work in it so I could read a long and it helped me understand his work a little better because I could better digest what he was saying.

Even though I love this project, I am completely aware of the fact that it is not up to par as far as quality goes. There are not a lot of people who want to hear an audio book in the form of a rap album, which is basically what I did.

My next project will be completely different because it will not be restrained by the concept and I write songs with the focus on style and sound instead of being confined by the concept.

With all that said, imagine this idea being put in the hands of someone like NAS with Primo on the beats.

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