Happy New Year’s

Happy New Year’s everyone!

I hope you are enjoying day one of 2018. As for us, we have an amazing announcement. Pyromaniac Productions is officially a registered business! We’d love to provide music for your vlogs, films and video games. You can purchase instrumentals here or email us at pyromaniacprod@gmail.com for custom instrumentals.

Enjoy your New Year and stick to those New Year’s resolutions!

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Calling All YouTubers

Hi, my name is James Revels. I compose instrumental music for YouTube and I’m looking to exchange free promotion of your videos on my blogs, Twitter, etc. for the use of my instrumentals as background music for your video. If you are interested leave your link in the comment or email me at jamesrevelsiii@gmail.com. I look forward to collaborating with you!

 

Help Me Attend My Film Debut – Official Video

Recently, I composed the score of a short film project that won a contest and is part of a festival in Cambridge, Massachusetts on June 29th.  2 problems. I live in Dayton, Ohio and after doing some numbers crunching, I realized I wouldn’t have enough money for both hotel and transportation. After exhausting all my options (aka family members 😛 ) I created a go fund me campaign. I don’t particularly like crowd funding because it feels like I’m begging, but after remembering a potato salad kick starter inadvertently got funding for $50,000 (which happened in Columbus,OH btw), I realized asking for $300 to go experience a moment of my life and career that I’ll never have again is modest in comparison. Thanks for your time reading this. Please share and I hope to see you in Massachusetts on the 29th!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE GO FUND ME CAMPAIGN

Stay Tuned: New Content Coming June 20th

Lately, I’ve been doing some introspection and been feeling like my 3 blogs haven’t had much direction or form. This has diminished content as well as motivation so I’ve taken the last few month to brainstorm ideas. On June 20th, Summer Solstice, I plan on rebooting all my blogs with refined content that I hope you guys will enjoy. In the meantime, if you want to see what I’ve been up to follow my instagram @jamesrevelsiii Have a great day!

James Revels III

The Most Inspiring Video for Any Musician

If you are a musician and currently in a rut. Watch this video made by a couple of my friends in West Chester, Ohio and I guarantee it’ll get you pumped.

Video made by Columbiano with Voiceovers by Juel Anthony (Link to his sound cloud below the video)

EARGASM – Lifeblood (Audio SeXXX 3rd Year Anniversary)

Remember the guy to the left of me in the “Dabbing for my City” post a couple weeks ago? Probably not, but either way his name is Cedric and he is in a band called “In Night & Nature” and they’ve recently released a single called “Lifeblood” and it’s amazing! If you’re into rock, You need to check it out.

Also did I forget to mention but today is also Audio SeXXX’s 3rd Anniversary. Thanks everyone for 3 great years.

My friend Cedric isn’t the only one who dropped a single. I drop the single to my project “Genesis”, yesterday. You should totally listen to it and if you love it. It’s purchasable for a mere dollar. Enjoy! Thanks for listening.

 

NEW MUSIC – Genesis

Today’s the day! The first single “Genesis” from 5 track album “Escapism”. Genesis depicts the story of how I created music in 8 days; an allusion to how God created the world in the book of genesis in the bible. Listen below in the embed and if you like it consider downloading it for $1. I created the lyrics, instrumental, art. I even mixed the song myself. This is more than music, it’s a creative project. If this is the type of music you want more of please support it. I’m a one man team, working an $8 per hour, part time job trying to juggle my passion for creativity.Every play is crucial and every penny counts. I thank those faithful who have supported me over the years. If you happen to not have 4 quarters laying around, at least share it with a friend and convince them to share with a friend. Good music also needs good fans. I hope you enjoy this aural story that I have penned for you. Thanks for being a part of my creative process. Without further delay Genesis….

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=2583414550/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/track=2654427127/transparent=true/

(Rap Genius Lyrics Found Here; Normal Lyrics Below)

[Verse 1]
Day One, I invent paper,
Then look around I found myself on a college ruled acre
Looking east, I go there and prepare
To get sustenance from vegetables shout out to nature.
Day Two, I invent pencils,
Then trace my brain, outlined on the page with a stencil.
Puffing lentil between dentals before Popeye;
Laser focused on nowhere with my blind hawk eyes.
Day Three, I invent Rhythm. I’m that guy.
The whole ecosystem bobbing head with him.
Visions of the future seems my creator hid them.
“Seconds. Where y’all going?” I’m starting to miss them,
Day Four, I invent poetry.
Before Yiruma, I found the flow in me.
Other animal ridicule; jokingly,
Then I destroy the close minded, openly

[Hook]
One Day I’m made from the clay of Cassius,
Then reborn from the burnt bridges ashes.
This is the revelation of my genesis.
This is the revelation of my genesis.

One Day I’m made from the clay of Cassius,
Then reborn from the burnt bridges ashes.
This is the revelation of my genesis.
This is the revelation of my genesis.

Day Five, I invent melody.
To give my words time to play with some company.
Add a little counterpoint and a couple timpani.
Then accidentally smoke a whole forest. Hickory.
Day Six, I invent Hip hop.
From there, I figured that I would never stop.
Now I don’t know who it was who invented pop or country.
It’s not me so hold the phone.
Day Seven, I invent the microphone.
Hmmm. I wonder.
That was me thinking I should invent the first song
And that song is what’s been playing all along.
Day Eight, I invent humans.
To give a way this soul food that they’re consuming
After putting my elaborate plan to movement,
I fade away to nirvana with my favorite Buddhist.

[Hook]
One Day I’m made from the clay of Cassius,
Then reborn from the burnt bridges ashes.
This is the revelation of my genesis.
This is the revelation of my genesis.

One Day I’m made from the clay of Cassius,
Then reborn from the burnt bridges ashes.
This is the revelation of my genesis.
This is the revelation of my genesis.

[Verse 3]
Invented paper to savor this emotion.
Wrote this genesis of rhetoric, unlike electric can’t resist.
This sets the precedence for the rest of this dissonance.
I’ll speak this stream of consciousness even without an audience.
Heart of a lion cloaked in a brown human pelt.
Mind your business. Enjoy your ride on conveyor belts.
What do you when everyone wants to escape?
While I’m on a mission to go find myself and relate.
Sleep is for the dead, I’ll live forever so I’m restless.
Me, myself and I the only one on this guest list.
Party of one. Celebrating our essence.
Not a graven image that we paint for the masses.
Can’t accept your bills your social currency is counterfeit.
Died ten times. I’m out of lives now that I think of it.
The conclusion, I’ve included is a great revelation
Every ending’s followed by the light of a genesis.

For your Patience…

Here’s a preview of the track art for the song “A More”. A song about a man’s close amor, wanting “a more”.

A More.png

February Update

Hey guys! I’ve been a little quiet lately so here’s an update for what I’ve been up to.

  • I’ve been recording a couple of rappers lately and I’ve been mixing down there tracks.
  • I’ve been working on my game “Apex” trying to get it to a demo state before the end of this year.
  • I’ve also been drafting and planning videos I want to do including tutorials and an inside look at my creative process.

 

Here are some recent video I posted on my YouTube Channel

Daily Music Creation Playlist

Just made a YouTube playlist for the song I create during my Daily music creation challenge. Check here to find an archive of your favorite compositions as they continue to grow and grow.

Ear Training Day 2

So here are the results for my second day of ear training. Right now I’m practicing melodic intervals. It’s when two notes are played one after the other and I have to guess how many notes apart they are. My goal is to hit 90% accuracy before moving on to focus on Harmonic interval. Guessing the distance between two simultaneous notes.

Yesterday’s High score was 65%. Today’s High Score was 74%

Here’s my score from when I first woke up, I noticed I was still rough on the sixths so I did some training on that. The final picture is my final score of 74%. After doing the training on sixths I began mistaking fifths for minor sixths and octaves for major sixths >.> Oh well hopefully after some rest my ears will be able to tell the difference again.

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