Kurohitsugi: Wear a Mask (2018)

Wear a Mask recorded in the fall of 2018 by Kurohitsugi (over a year before “wear a mask” become a thing).

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Kurohitsugi: Wear a Mask (2018)


Dancing centipedes
1) Dance of the Voyeuristic Centipedes (3:40):

Glistening keyboards and breathing beats… might creep you out if you keep the title of the song in mind.

The Devil is in your Heart
2) The Devil is in Your Heart (6:16):

Instrumental, slinky electro-pop.

A thousand insects, frogs, birds, and rodents screaming at sunset.
3) Everything Screams (4:33):

Organic electronics gurgle and pulse, dis-harmonically and maybe horrifically.

Prince Rupert's Magic Poodle
4) Prince Ruperts Magic Poodle (4:34):

Sort of Prog-Rockish tribute to Prince Rupert’s poodle Boye, who accompanied the Prince in battle and was said to have mystically powers such as shape shifting and catching bullets in mid air.

Slime molds in a maze
5) Slime Molds (5:25):

Slime Molds are fungi-like creatures that gather together to form larger, creeping entities. This is what I think they would sound like if they made noise.

6 fingers!
6) Stained Lips and Fingertips (4:27):

Ran out of time and did not write lyrics/vocals but it is a song about sexual encounters in a New Jersey cranberry bog. Throbbing electronica.

Watching Anime on Ambien
7) Watching Anime on Ambien (Wild Ghosts) (4:15):

A lot of Anime have plots about souls and ghosts, so I made some fake dialog about an imaginary Anime about people who don’t have souls are used by souls/ghosts to do their bidding in the material world. Horror soundtracky kind of music.

Walk into my Parlor
8) Walk into My Parlor (5:13):

Another “ran out of time to write lyrics”, so I just added clips from a documentary about black window spiders. The song was going to be about “hitting rock bottom, but not knowing it, and how you should always keeping crawling upward just in case you have hit bottom.” More slinky electronica.

Fade to red
9) Fade to Red (3:45):

10) The Suburbs (5:16):

The music turned out very mellow, so I went cynical and used ironic clips from a documentary about the American Suburban lifestyle.


Wear a Mask is my new album, made for the 2018 RPM Challenge. The music ranges from ambient, to horror movie soundtrack. Either scary or mellow. Mostly electronic. Instruments: Korg Electribe, microKorg, MiniNova, Les Paul, bass.


Milkshake Daddy: Murciélago va al Infierno EP (2013)

Milkshake Daddy: Murciélago va al Infierno EP (2013)

Murciélago va al Infierno (Bat Into Hell) EP recorded in February of 2013 by Milkshake Daddy.
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Milkshake Daddy: Murciélago va al Infierno EP (2013)


1) Despair (13:15):

A stagnant pond with a sad fish trying to breathe.
2) Estancamiento (Stagnation) (2:52):

Desert house
3) Hueco Mundo (Hollow World) (3:58):

A red steampunk searobin fish swimming in outerspace.
4) Last Flight of the Crimson Grunion (3:07):

Black Whole
5) Light at the End of a Black Hole (12:57):


The EP was recorded in three days in the month of February of 2013 for the RPM Challenge. Murciélago va al Infierno is Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0). The EP is intended to be a horror movie for your ears.

Instruments used: A Gibson Les Paul Studio, a microKORG, a Kaossilator, the blue KORG Electribe, and the iPad apps: Drums!, FunkBox, and AniMoog.


Milkshake Daddy: Substitute Songwriter (2011)

Substitute Songwriter recorded in February of 2011 by Milkshake Daddy.

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Milkshake Daddy: Substitute Songwriter (2011)

1) Cellphone in the pit:

2) The Plastic Colors of Summer:

Genre: Pop Rock
There’s a movie called The Plastic Colors of Summer, but this song only shares the title. I wanted something chaotic and rhythmic, like summer can be.
Equipment: Gibson SG, moxMatrix iPad app, various noise making toys from Japan.

3) Lost the F’ing Manual:

Genre: Pop Rock
You can’t read the fucking manual (RTFM) if you’ve lost the fucking manual (LTFM).
Equipment: microKorg, FunkBox iPad app, vocals, Schecter Bass

4) Kim Park Can’t Lose:

Genre: Psychedelic Rock
Here’s the concept: no matter what video game you play – Star Craft, Halo, Brickbreaker – there’s always that dude who has the world-wide top score. This is the themesong for that dude.
Equipment: microKorg, Koassilator, Schecter Bass, Gibson SG, Drums! iPad app, various video games

5) Music for Mining on the Moon:

Genre: Pop Rock
Eventually we’ll be mining the moon for H3.
Equipment: Schecter Bass, Gibson SG, FunkBox iPad app, MorphWiz iPad app, KP3 Touchpad for vocals

6) The Hogyoku Breakdown Sphere:

Genre: Noise
This one is completely inspired by the manga Bleach. Google “wiki Hogyoku” for its definition.
Equipment: Gibson SG, Drums! iPad app, MorphWiz iPad app, microKorg, Schecter Bass, vocals

7) Sailing the Seas of Titan:

Genre: Ambient
Equipment: microKorg, Drums! iPad app

8) Virus in the Cloud:

Genre: Ambient
Equipment: Schecter Bass, FunkBox iPad app, Koassilator, microKorg, SoundPrism iPad app, MorphWiz iPad app

9) Eject the Capsule (SakanaYasha vs, NERV):

Genre: Anime Soundtrack
I need at least one track featuring the SakanaYasha Kaiju monster. This time he’s fighting EVA gundams instead of satellites.
Equipment: a Min Min Zemi cicada, Korg Electribe MX, microKorg, MorphWiz iPad app, Gibson SG

10) The Laws of Physics Breakdown:

Genre: Automated Jazz meets Guitar Noise
Equipment: Korg Electribe MX, Gibson SG, Drums! iPad app, Space iPad app, MorphWiz iPad app

11) The Party is Over:

Genre: Ambient
Equipment: Samples from an old public service film, tonematrix, microKorg, Drums! iPad app, Schecter Bass


The album was recorded in February of 2011 for the 2011 RPM Challenge. The license for Milkshake Daddy: Substitute Songwriter is Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Production notes: All songs recorded using GarageBand with help from Audacity. Instruments were piped though a Boss DR 880 (ironic as I didn’t use it for drums) and a Presonus Firebox. I use a Shure Beta 58 mic.

Inspirations: modern technology, social media, modern culture, Anime, geek speak, video gamers in Korea with fast internet connections, video games new and old, the moon, the future, Bleach (the main Aizen arc, not the filler crap), SakanaYasha the giant fish-man kaiju, Neon Genesis Evangeleon, punk rock, cow punk, Nova, tv shows about outerspace, cloud computing, the TWIT and TWIG podcasts, Nasa, JPL, 3D animations of planets, jazz, Gershwin, old public service films, my fans, and the RPM Challenge.


Milkshake Daddy: Aquatic Ape Hypothesis (2010)

Milkshake Daddy: Aquatic Ape Hypothesis (2010)

Aquatic Ape Hypothesis recorded in February of 2010 by Milkshake Daddy.

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Milkshake Daddy: Aquatic Ape Hypothesis (2010)

1) Light Dispelling Darkness:

Rock noise about a sculpture in Roosevelt Park in Edison NJ. Features a mandolin solo!

2) Convexagon:

Industrial soundtrack for the continuing saga of the satellite and the giant man-fish monster.

3) Aquatic Ape Hypothesis:

Instrumental rock soundtrack for the epic adventures of the Aquatic Ape Man.

4) Cathy:

An ambient song dedicated to the dolphin who played Flipper.

5) Curiosity:

Instrumental rock song about the Curiosity rover.

6) The Fifth Instar Parts 1 and 2:

An ambient soundtrack for the emergence of Magicicada cicadas.

7) Neil Degrasse High:

An ambient track that brings to mind space, and all the beauty it has to offer.

8) Super Sloppy Space Junk:

A funky odessy about the space junk that orbits the earth.

9) SakanaYasha:

Fish Demon Attacks!

10) The Luddite:

No keyboards on this track!


The album was recorded as part of the 2010 RPM Challenge. The license for Milkshake Daddy: Aquatic Ape Hypothesis is Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Aquatic Ape Hypothesis is an audio odyssey spanning the genres of electronic rock, ambient, acid rock, funk and instrumental, and inspired by futurism, B-movies, science fiction, science fact, NASA, space exploration, Japanese giant monsters, fish, cicada insects, and even Flipper. Instruments used include: mandolin, bass, electric guitar, Stylophone, various Korg keyboards & sound devices, a Bliptronic 5000, BOSS drum machine, a “Take Back the Noise” bent-circuit noise device, an iMac, and my throat.