Saturday, June 30, 2012

Spotting the comet/meteor

The other night my brother and I saw a comet/meteor for the first time in our lives! It only happened because I missed my turn while coming back from Tim Hawkin's comedy show. I drove all the way down a road until I realized this was not the right way. There was no stop sign where we were going. So I drove all the way back and found the correct road. Very shortly after I got on the road home, the comet/meteor appeared. My brother saw it first. He describes it as a big ball just appearing out of nowhere, blooming in all kinds of colors. After he exclaimed in astonishment, I spotted it a second later. When I saw it the comet/meteor had turned blue and white. You could see detail - there was a flaming, flickering tail. Like a ball of fire. It was so surreal. It didn't look like what you see the cartoons and movies - just a line across the sky really fast. I don't know if that means what we saw was closer or further to us. It was there and gone very quickly. It seemed to appear out of nowhere and disappeared behind the tree line. We were in a country, road-winding area, with trees all around us. That would have been epic if I could have had a camera ready somehow - with a long lens to capture all that detail! So I don't know if what I saw was a comet or meteor, but from what I have read on the internet it was probably a meteor. What do you think?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Album Art!

This is my composition I did tonight in GIMP 2, basically a stripped down version of Photo Shop. These are three photos composited. I downloaded the photos from NASA. This picture is all about layering.

I was actually trying to find a good volcanic picture, erupting with darkness all around. I see a vague image in my mind, but I'm sure it doesn't really exist. However, this final product is fine. That dry landscape is like a desolate mood that might be nice to set. This may not look professional, but it sure beats the extra expense of an artist.

So it's obvious what my album is about by the cover title, "Living in the Last Days." Analyzed Within is my musician name.

Quoting from my fan page:
I wanted to create an artist name that described me, and be original as possible. I over-analyze most everything. A choice of a menu item is a case study. So all information that enters inside of me is analyzed within. Additionally, there is a parallel. As a believer in Christ Jesus, His Holy Spirit lives inside of me. I am analyzed within, for He is always watching me.
-Brandon Burch

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Monday, June 25, 2012

God's Original Masterpiece

This brought tears to my eyes. You should watch this...really. And think about it as you watch. Do some self-reflection.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

A hurting heart

I have gone through trials in my life and I am going through one right now. It makes my nerves on edge. And it is making my heart soften even more for the lost of this dark world. Drives me even more to produce my EP. I really hope I can find a vocalist that will record Christian lyrics for me. But what if I can't, and it's an instrumental album? :/ Well, I'll just have to deal with that. I can still present the message of God in my titles of the songs. I just can't be afraid of some "friends" leaving because I am a Christian. You really find out what you are made of in times like these.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

EP writing has begun

For those of you who didn't find out from my fan page, I have started writing and recording my EP (mini-album). I would like to quote here what I posted on my page, which also made me lose a like. haha.

I sort of laugh because it just shows you how powerful the Holy Spirit of God is....just read below.
Dear Fans:

The concept of my new EP: The End Times. It would be awesome if I could find a vocalist for my stuff. It's a Christian message by the way. ;) Not to start a religious war, but the coming of Christ IS going to happen. I think about the end times often. I think we are living in the last days, people. I want to tell the world about it in my music, with or without vocals.

I am not going to hide my light under a bushel. I want to be reasonably straightforward with my music and its message. This is who I am and what I believe. If it means blazing a trail, then blaze a trail I must. If people don't like it, I'm sorry they feel that way.

I'm not yet sure what to call this EP. I have only just starting recording, much less writing, this mini-album.

-Brandon Burch

I am bringing back to life an old song called "Living in the Last Days." I played it (in my car stereo) for my friends at church camp the year before last. I have changed up the song a lot. I only kept one riff the same, besides the chorus being exactly the same as before. But more epic! If you are curious to hear the original version of this song, it is here. I actually haven't heard it in a while. I actually love the opening riff now. I bet I could play it better now if I use it in another song. By the way, this album is going to use tunings Drop Ab and Standard Bb. I don't think I'll use any others because I want the same sound throughout the album. By that I mean, the sound of my Jackson SLSMG tuned down low, using heavy gauge strings.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Take My Pain excerpt 2

Yes, now this song has a name. I figured I should give it a name before the next excerpt. I figure most of the song is there to know its personality.

I seemed to end the song around the 5 minute mark. Perhaps I will take the song in another direction from where it almost stops. I can switch the mood somewhat within the song, much like a concept album. However, this will be more of a concept song. I don't want to end the song yet. I want it to be epic and long. :)  I can reflect back to some of the themes later in the song. After all, there are songs I have heard before that do that sort of thing. This will take some brainstorming. I only have two solo spots open in the song, and I want more. So the song MUST be longer.

There has already been a small buzz about this song. I encourage anyone enjoying to share it. Perhaps post it on your facebook wall. I need all the exposure I can get. Hardly anybody seems to know about the composer side of me. Perhaps I will be surprised, though, when I start selling my music on BandCamp. Yep. You heard right. I think this goal of mine is going to happen this year: selling my music online. :)

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

20120518 excerpt 1

20120518: May 18, 2012 represents the date of the beginning. Weird name for a topic, I know, but that is the name of the song I am working on for now. I am not sure what to call it yet. It's instrumental that can have lyrics inserted, as all my songs could. This song is already four minutes long and not even finished yet. It evolves much more than I have ever evolved a song before. Check out this excerpt of the first chorus and post chorus.

The post chorus sounds much like the verse but is more aggressive. I'm going to be leaving many spots for guest guitar solos. :) I hope I will get takers for those I have in mind. This is going to be so awesome collaborating with others and then getting my stuff mixed and mastered by WideK!

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