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sketchbook vol #1: 12​-​17

by Slime Girls

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Backyard 03:24
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Carnival 03:43
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LINE ME THO 02:26
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When you wake up, cobwebs on your eyelids, stuck in rigor mortis Just get going, until you hit the ocean, and you turn Californian You don't have to, have the answers, don't you worry don't you worry... It's gonna be alright, If you're on a sinking ship The california kids Will throw you a lifeline and if you're up all night thinking 'bout some thing you did The california kids, will show you the sunshine In your bare feet in mid january swimming in the mystery Say you miss me, and up the coast I can be the shoreline of that blue sea Second guessing, almost everything don't you worry don't you worry... It's gonna be alright, If you're on a sinking ship The california kids Will send you a lifeline And if you're up all night Thinking about some thing you did The california kids Will show you the starlight All your old friends Chillin back in Austin Well I never forgot them... It's gonna be alright, If you're on a sinking ship The california kids Will throw you a lifeline And if you're up all night Thinking 'bout some thing you did The California kids, will show you the sunshine The California kids, will show you the starlight.
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ROTR 02:21
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V938CFD 06:11
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about

I always really like buying sketchbooks from visual artists, who collect a lot of their drawings from the years and curate it. So I thought I'd do that.


I think when you do any kind of art, you end up with a lot of loose threads and scraps along the way that didn't quite work out in one context or another. Or maybe at the time you didn't know how to finish it, or didn't have access to resource A or B, or just plain forgot! It seems like a lot of those piled up huh? 
Anyway it's annoying to have them in the back of your mind like "oh that idea was cool I never finished it! What? That was 4 years ago? Shut up!" So it's nice to get them out of my headspace after all these years. 
Throw in some hard to find tracks/remixes/etc and it really adds up.

So here they are presented sort of chronologically starting from newest to oldest.
Some of these... I don't think anybody has ever heard!


Lets see. 

I don't really remember anything about "Backyard" except that I know I wrote it after seeing a Shawn Wasabi show in Winter 2015 and I was really really really depressed! It fits in with the NO SUMMER/DON'T FORGET feelings pretty well no? 



A few of the songs on here form sort of a skeleton of what a slime girls album would have looked like in 2013 that just never ever happened.



"V938CFD" was a LSDJ demo I wrote probably in 2012 inspired by Knife City, Space Town Savior and just in general wanting to write a really blown out sort of Trance song. The problem is. I didn't know how to write that at all! So I never figured out how to make it a real song. Looking back at it now it's like "oh from the start I should do X Y Z" but... it is what it is! 



"PURPLE/GLOW" was originally supposed to be the B-side for YUMEMI but again, just, didn't work out, it was originally supposed to have lyrics and it just never ever worked in a way that I felt was worth it. I think in this one you can ALSO definitely hear what used to be some mainstays in the OMORI sound palette in the second half. 

"...Until It Feels Like Home" was also a 2012 demo inspired by the Robocop Gameboy Game title screen song which is one of the best songs anyones ever written. I never got around to recording drums and it really needed them so it just sat as a rough idea for so so so long. Big ups to Addictive Drums for basically being the only thing this song needed to be considered done.

Combine those with Space-Fold, Yumemi, Lonely Planet Girl, Heart On Wave and Video Girl and that's basically what the album would have been.

The cover of BOYS ON THE RUN actually is also really really really old. Someone crashed into my car on the highway while me and Clover & Sealife were singing this song and it was really awful and I still kinda anxiety in cars sometimes but, I felt like I needed to cover it! I lost the project file somewhere in the middle and only had this version, and it was just one of those things where you're like "damn these 3 tiny things are totally wrong" but, I think it works as it is. An old memory. you can hear me accidentally flip the pickup switch on the rhythm guitar somewhere in there. Also I didn't even mean to quote what I did with the guitar solo it just happened, but I love that it happened.














credits

released December 2, 2017

Album art by Mushbuh

Vocals On tracks 3, 5, 10, 11, 16 by me

Vocals on track 19 by Ally & Sally

Drums on Space Fold by Mike Whatley
Everything else by me (except the usage of the original stems on tracks 7, 9 and 2)


Track 2 originally by Tsunku and Masami Yone
Track 3 originally by the Cardigans
Track 4 originally by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Track 7 originally by Toby Fox
Track 8 originally by Michael Vallejo
Track 10 originally by NOAH HAFFORD
Track 11 originally by Rivers Cuomo
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Track 17 originally by GING NANG BOYZ
Track 19 originally by Yasutaka Nakata
Track 20 originally by Yasutaka Nakata

Track 21 originally by HO-KAGO TEA TIME
Track 23 originally by BiS
Track 24 originally by Matsuda Seiko

Alternative Album Title: Wow It's Been 5 Years How Embarrassing!

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