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Videos of my show at Ric’s.

With out Nightshok I don’t think we would have any live footage for you guys to look at. Thank you very Kindly. Please enjoy and I’ll be posting up some new gigs very shortly.

 


It’s so Light

 


The Messenger

 


You Said Hello

 

Audio driven Animation – The Tests

So at work on Friday, I had mentioned that I wish 3dsmax had some kind of audio input so you could use different parts of the instrumentation to trigger events off. One of the guys said, “it does, and you are a n00b”. Fine. :D

 

After messing around with it briefly at work, I got all excited about it. So I spent my 4 days off playing with my recent Christmas purchase (thanks Danielle!) of box#2 and my new-found, audio-driven animation. If enough people like it, I might even consider doing up some tutorials on how it was put together. One thing I did realize is, I miss my power machines at work.

 

But here are some lowres viewport previews of the tests. Some of it might make it into the final. If you don’t know what a “viewport preview” is then prepared to be underwhelmed. It basically is what I see in the program. The prettiness happens later on, and it is what most people are used to seeing. Also note that below is some pretty intense geek talk.

 

Audio generated Animation 01

Particle face creator (PFC) is the inspiration for this whole piece. PFC is like a live boolen with a bit of a blobby mesh thresh hold to boot. It allows you to cut particle simulations into geometry. So After messing around with Box#2 I layered 50+ spheres. Placed particles through it all and gave them the PFC treatment. Ta da.

 

Audio generated Animation 02

This is simply seeing if the system works with the real song section I want to use. I also turned the gravity off and started lighting the scene. I wanted the scene to have all natural lights, so they all use the kelvin temps.

 

Audio generated Animation 03

After watching it all through, I really wanted the “GO” parts to explode, so I decided to rip up the floor using particles and the Particle Skinner. In this preview the flickers are due to shadows and polygons being to close together for the viewport to understand. The floor rip is also very chunky, which it won’t be as much in the final. Needless to say, I should have something early next week that is the final product. It is just going to be a snippet for the song “The Commotion”, but I might write a lead-in and lead-out for it. Stick around for the finished project.

 

Hope you enjoy these little teasers. This is the year of visual art and design for hunz while I work on my studio album. There will be plenty more on its way.

“The Commotion” Remixed

I can’t believe the amount of fan generated remixes that have happened for my last album, Thoughts that Move. This one really show cases a new direction in carefully controlled distortion which really pumps more energy into the track. Really fantastic work. Also note the video clip that runs with it. Some amazing old footage that really works a treat with the song. I can’t tell you how in awe I am. Thank you Extraneous Vapor

 

<a href="http://extraneousvapor.bandcamp.com/track/calm-frozen">Calm Frozen by Extraneous Vapor</a>

 

 

Launch Footage on Youtube

In case you didn’t make it out to my launch. Some footage of my performance has been placed on youtube. Check it out.

 

 

 

It’s all new.

I just thought I would state the obvious and say “Look it’s a new hunz web page layout“.  Been working hard to just make it easier to update and to get stuff out there. Here is a list of things you can do :
 

  • There are rss feeds so if you have a reader put that in there.
  • If you are a local and don’t want to miss a show then we have a show rss feed too.
  • There is also hunz on twitter, hunzmusic.

 
I thought I would also post the small video clip I animated for ‘draw the line’ again. I have lost a few of my old posts so I hope this makes up for it ^_^.
 


 

Rpm09 is just around the corner and it is my goal to have everyone going through what I’m going through.  A big thanks to everyone for helping me put this together! Thanks.
 

Monochrom Review + Album Unwrapping

Monochrom Review

Sometimes big things start quite small and after a few years when something has developed into something big it is nice to look back and think about the small blossom that it came from. It is also nice to say that you have known that big thing when it was still small. The best feeling of all, though, is to look at something small and have the impression that something big is already inside there, waiting to get out. Just don’t make the mistake of judging what is now by what might be coming in the future, because of three reasons: you might misjudge and nothing ever comes off it and then you would be disappointed. Secondly, you might misjudge and this little thing does not want to be big and then you would be disappointed. And finally, your judgement, especially when spoken out loud, might influence the development of this little thing into something it might never would have been or wanted to become. So shame on you if you do. This little thing could be anything, a book, a movie, any artform, but it is usually most openly with music albums.

How do I get to all this theoretical ramblings whose usability is probably below a knife without a grip where the blade has broken off? Because listening to “when victims fight” I suddenly had this idea in my head that if Depeche Mode would have started today instead of sevenhundred years ago, their music probably would have sounded something like that of Hunz. The modernist usage of electronic beats, synths and ingredients in connection with a perfect feeling for pop melodies and harmonies that stick in your mind is definitely comparable to that of early Depeche Mode. The overall sound of course isn’t. Hunz is onehundred percent rooted in the present plus a little in the future. There are noisy breakbeats in the back, influences by Notwist and Radiohead (do I have you nerds drooling yet?) and the setting and production is very good as well. Like the young Depeche Mode these songs are also not aimed at the stadium like later works but meant to work in small clubs and homes. The epic size may or may not come, I don’t want to predict the future for several reasons (see above.) The singing voice of Hunz aka Hans Van Vilet is somewhere between the very young Sting in nasal, high tone quality and some singer of an alternative rock band I regularly see on music television but can’t remember the name of. On “almost there” it sometimes gets a little like Justin Timberland’s falsetto.

Hunz probably never wants to strike it big. That is my guess, because he does a lot to work against becoming overly popular. Let’s not talk about the weird cover illustration, which looks to me like the rendition of a weird dream Hunz had about himself. But also doing all music by himself makes for a musical recluse who has a hard time getting his music “out there”. And taking two or more years to complete an album in solitude is not the most prolific strategy. But it has turned out great and “when victims fight” has found its place close to my cd player and in my mp3-library (not connected to the internet!) for some time now. The melodic and pop-qualities of Hunz on the other hand should enable him to the same kind of fortune that e.g. Badly Drawn Boy or Travis have experienced some years hence. The melancholy mixed with upbeat harmonies is another shared characteristic. Though what has made these two stand out is one or two popsongs so great they have become timeless classics within half a decade. This is one thing that I haven’t yet found on “when victims fight”, but probably I should take another listen, because some songs are definitely working their way up.

www.monochrom.at

And then someone youtubed the opening of thier hunz album.  Very cool and I totally dig the one hand opening approuch .. lol.  You made my night!  Thank you Valet2
 

 
See you guys,