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2010-06-28 14:20:00 by NeuKatalYst

Alright, so now that i expect a little more people to be coming here (now that i'm gonna be a little more active than i have been - lol)...

HEY!! my artist name is Neu KatalYst, and i compose/produce what i can only describe as Liquid-IDM and/or Glitch music. some things to know about me (if you don't already): i love most forms of electronic music, particularly Glitch music; i like adorable things (for some reason); and i can be a bit of a hopeless romantic at times. ;D

anyway, i've actually been using the site for a while, but like i said, this is a "Re-introduction" of myself...with a traditional picture of something! and this time it will be a picture of a smoke cloud that looks like some kind of animal:


New alias consideration

2010-06-13 17:42:13 by NeuKatalYst

so first things first (now that i'm "home" again, for now) - a new song, "Caste," is almost done, so you can expect that in the VERY near future, if not today (i'll let you know if it is, if you're reading this now).

and also, the ideas i've been getting lately have either been my usual flangy-drum, liquid-IDM style, OR anywhere in the minimal glitch/down-tempo, more electronic genre (if that makes sense), so since i can't decide between the two, i MIGHT make another alias after all.

more info as it comes!!

meanwhile, on a mostly unrelated note, i just beat final fantasy XIII!!!! the ending made me cry. SO, have a picture of my constant party leader, Vanille!!

New alias consideration

hey, guess what? NEW SONG!! /330658

also, this song inspired what i decided to be the theme for whatever album i do next - Homunculi!! and from that, the "mascot" was born. in fact, it's actually a modified version of the creature-thing i have in my avatar/user-picture (see attached picture, which came from flipnote studio on the dsi -- don't worry, i'll make better versions in photoshop someday).

so, more info when it comes - "stay tuned!"

New song + info on theme for next album!!

"Nyan Nyan [Melancholy Mix]" is done and uploaded! more in its description.

DIGGITY DIGGITY DONE!!! ...meow... (what...?!)

ok, so i THOUGHT i would enjoy doing glitch and minimal music, but that came to a screeching halt once i realized that i was trying to NOT do what already came naturally. plus, you know - not doing what i'm used to is pretty hard as it is. :/

SO, while i do think it would be cool to do glitch music, i think i'll just slowly work into the change. SO, i'm back to my old style of slightly-wet-IDM/Trance/Breakbeat style (with some potential added glitch elements) for the time being. as a result, "Years' Past" is on a pause, or a potential restart if i feel like it.

anyway, NOW i'm working on a Nyan Nyan remix against a friend of mine on another forum, to help motivate me to change back into my normal style. while i don't know if it's ok to put his username here, i DO know it's ok to put his Artist name - "Galaxy Machine," and he does various kinds of experimental-electronic music. go check out his myspace!

the deadline for both of us is the 1st of march, so expect the remix to be posted then.

HA! - "style change..." WHOOPS! my bad! lol


2010-02-01 01:30:39 by NeuKatalYst

a'ight, so remember the style change? i'm doing Glitch now!! but there are still traces of my old self, so it'll still be "Neu KatalYst," coincidentally enough. lol

and i'm working on a song called Years' Past, to commemorate the change from last year's genre into this year's. i'm working on a couple other songs, too - i plan on remixing Healing Vision and Fascination sometime in the future, as well.

and about this genre, it's both easier and harder at the same time - EASIER because i don't need to be as crazy with drums and melodic elements as i do with IDM, but HARDER because now i have to focus on my Effects as well; in other words, making it sound like it came from a computer (that may be broken. it IS glitch after all. lol). strangely enough, doing these effects makes up for the time i would otherwise be spending making up drum rushes or solos in my other style.

SO, there's meh update/blog. giggity giggity gig, gid, dee!! heh, heh, all-right...!

AWWWW......!!!!!!! ;/

2009-12-27 03:05:09 by NeuKatalYst

[not that anyone READS this,]

so i decided to not do the alias thing, cuz i haven't exactly gotten any ideas for him to use (plus i keep using the words "him" and "he," etc. as if he were a different person (see? i did it again!)). so yeah.

HOWEVER, i have been thinking about interpreting minimal-style into my songs, which really wouldn't be that hard - pretty much just shorter drum samples and a little (or a lot) less reverb. ._.

in addition, i've been adding scratching, now that i know how. if you haven't already, check out Stewie's Prized Pig. that was the first song i decided to learn how to scratch in.

all of this new information is giving me even more writers' block, cuz i'm at the point again where i don't know what i "am" anymore style-wise, so i've just been throwing stuff out there (because the block is just out of style - the musical aspect i can do just fine. just the STYLE.....).

So until i find myself again, i'm just experimenting with the different MUSICAL ideas i get, until i finally find myself comfortable.

i'm'a gonna need tons of MONSTER (just to be random so that i can include a picture. lol). this is my favorite flavor if monster, btw. but yeah, don't worry too much about me.

AWWWW......!!!!!!! ;/


now to decide what GENRE he's gonna do (between downtempo-IDM, or normal techno).

more info to come (if you have no idea what i'm talking about, look at the previous blog).


2009-12-02 03:38:41 by NeuKatalYst

I just got done uploading Risk, so that you may enjoy it to whatever extent you want.

Also, to anyone who sees this (since noone ever looks at my blog cuz i'm not popular enough), i'm possible thinking of making another alias for myself! by the name of Robot Raccoon (or something else involving a raccoon, just cuz i feel like i could find a better name)! and he's gonna be like those cartoon bands that have stories for themselves.

basically, he's half raccoon, half robot (but THAT's not immediately noticeable, since his robot parts are on the inside). he is also a WHITE and black raccoon (as opposed to the normal gray/black). in the present time, he WASN'T half-robot, but he was still an outcast in a Rudolph-like story: he just wasn't like the others, in personality OR color. running away, he finds the road, and wouldn't you know it!-there's a couple of scientists driving by who are working on robotics, and sprinkles of other things. they notice him, and pick him up. the raccoon doesn't know what's going on, but he enjoys the time alone, and falls asleep, hugging his big bushy tail with a sense of belonging, since he can't find it anywhere else.

...and THEN, long story short, the scientist made him half robot (on the inside), with the ability to talk (sounding like a small child mixed with the metallic sound of machinery), among other super-raccoon abilities. however, he was dubbed a failure simply because the personality didn't match for him to be a hero, so they moved on to their next study of time travel, using him as a pet. during the time of research, the raccoon took an interest in music, by fusing the oscillated melodic sounds forming in his mind with the percussive sounds of the labs around him.

one day, while pacing around, a song in his mind, he stumbles into the completed time machine, and into a land similar to the forest he USED to call home, but different - the various trees were plated in metal where they were damaged during HIS time - and he ultimately determined himself to be FFFAAARRRRR in the future. he met animals, that if not for them also being half-robot, would appear to be completely dead, but MORE than that, he was actually able to talk to them, as if he finally felt home. a fox named -X- (i haven't thought of a name yet) helps the raccoon make a home in a tree, and (another long story short) turns it into a music studio to put his other-timely ideas into action.

like the fox's name, the story is still coming into place, but there's the gist of it. his GENRE...? well, i've been thinking about music similar to Stealing Vision, or KaW - basically, what i like to call wet, distant techno, if you get what i mean.

moar infoz later. also, don't think Neu KatalYst is dying! i just want to try experimenting in another genre as well.


oh god...sigh...

2009-11-28 04:04:36 by NeuKatalYst

wow, i am REALLY terrible at updating these things...XD

anyway, new song almost complete. 's called Risk, and it is a song of two or three different personalities.'ll see when i upload it (the song ITSELF is DONE - i'm just fixing some things in the effect mixer).

anyway, since TONS has happened since i last posted, i'll just keep it short and simple this time:

--about a month ago, i quit band cuz i hated everyone because they hated me for being one of the only ones who actually practiced outside of rehearsal, resulting in me "moving down the director's s**t-list." through the degradation, i finally just said "f**k it."

--a little bit later, i got myself a keyboard, cuz i KNEW that composing would be easier with it. AND. IT. IS. in addition to using it to figure out my ideas, i'm also teaching myself piano using a couple books i also got (i ABSOLUTELY F**KING HATE IT WHEN IT TRIES TO TEACH ME THEORY THAT I ALREADY KNOW. ALL I NEED TO KNOW IS HOW TO PLAY WITH BOTH HANDS AT THE SAME TIME.).

--some songs (like Risk) are either being worked on or are nearly finished. i frickin love having extra time. ;)

--AND, loli's have been haunting my dreams. but just cuz they're loli's, i can't complain.

and, that's it. so, have a picture of some celery. HA-HAR!!!!! {pirate laugh}

oh god...sigh...