2 Hour New Track Challenge: Isaiah 53

Today I challenged myself to produce a new track in a couple of hours. I had no lyrics, no music to start with. And then I wrote this song, based on Isaiah 53.

Isaiah 53

5 Tips for Fast Songwriting

Is there a secret to writing songs fast? Here’s how I did it at least.

  1. Don’t be a perfectionist
  2. Write within your comfort zone
  3. Keep it simple (stupid)
  4. Set a cutoff time/deadline
  5. Publish it before you can change your mind

That’s really it. So here you are, listening to a piece that was created within a couple of hours after work.

Industrial Influence: Mad at the World

Mad at the World might seen like an odd influence if you are familiar with them. I say that because most people probably remember them for albums like Season of Love, Boomerang, Through the Forest, and The Ferris Wheel. But Roger and Randy Rose started the band with a completely different sound. In 1987 their debut album was euro-synth-pop the likes of Depeche Mode. It caught my ear back in ’87, but not like their second release “Flowers in the Rain” in 1988. This album was similar in sound, but more edgy and guitar driven. I would liken it to Gary Numan.

Flower in the Rain

Skip to the 2nd track in this video to give the title track a listen. The song Puppet Strings features Randy on vocals. His raspy voice is incredible. I would love to hear this album re-recorded and produced by Travis Wyrick.

 

The band went on to produce several more rock albums. Randy went on to produce some solo work as well. It’s an interesting thing for me to look back at how different bands helped to shape my musical tastes. These guys are cool in my book.

The Earth is Dying, But not for the Reasons You’ve Been Told

Everyday we are told that the planet is being destroyed. From our environment to to the ground beneath our feet. One group claims that we are entirely responsible. Mankind has polluted the planet. The other side claims that’s a bunch of nonsense.

The truth is, the planet began to decay when mankind allowed sin to enter the world. In the beginning, everything was perfect and undefiled. Now the earth groans for the end of days louder than ever before. Judgement is coming to mankind, and by the looks of things, it will be sooner rather than later.

Desolation – Destruction Falls

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Now Available: Psalm 88 #IndustrialMetal

Psalm 88 is an industrial metal song about some of the struggles we face with faith and life. Our minds and emotions often run into difficult questions. This song is heavy both lyrically and musically. So get ready for battle.

This song is available everywhere good music is sold online. I recommend Amazon, for DRM free music.

Psalm 88: Read the lyrics
Psalm 88: Read the Scripture
Psalm 88: Read the Blog

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Led from Darkness and Death-Dark Gloom

Industrial music is often a portrayal of a mindset cast in darkness. This is an accurate depiction of the human condition. But the story doesn’t end there. Mankind has a rescuer in Jesus Christ.

For this I say to that which once enslaved me, “No, you’re not going to take me. No, you’re not going to get me.” This is what “Chains” from the album Destruction Falls means to me.

In their trouble they cried to Adonai,
and he rescued them from their distress.
He led them from darkness, from death-dark gloom,
shattering their chains. Psalm 107:13, 14

Chains – Destruction Falls