Icarus Machine and Corium, Scrivener and questionable auditioning for the band. JennyK about nothing in particular on NAG Radio for March 15 2019

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The House of Imp. Now and Again Radio with jennyK

What’s happening on House of Imp?
Nag Radio – an every other Friday show with the latest, dumbest, awkwardest, most absurdest but also a fair bit of the every day tedium of This House of Imp. In other words: business as usual.

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New album coming – Icarus machine – jennyK – Melodic Metal – Early access to our music on patreon- You! The time to join is now. :)

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Icarus machine and Corium – Join us on Patreon

So Corium, our second album, has been in the works for two years. It is finally ready. The release date is yet to be determined. Even after the music is done, there are so many things to do.
Some of those things do carry a cost. And that’s where you come in. We need you to join us in making this happen without too much pain.
So why not support your favourite webmaster and her band?
When you support Icarus machine — the band, you also support JennyK and The House of Imp. And let’s be honest; you might hate prog-metal. Or any metal come to that. You might even hate steam-punk fiction. But that’s perfectly fine. This creator of music, words, and the House of Imp website just needs support to do what she loves to do. Becoming a patron is the easiest way to give your support. It’s easy for me and easy for you. When you join patreon and decide to support your favourite creator, you give up a couple of dollars every month. And that, believe it or not, makes a difference.

So here is where you can go to do just that. A taste of Corium – Join patreon to unlock this post!
The latest post from Icarus machine includes the title track from the album “Corium” including lyrics. And a peek at the wicked cool album art!

Thank you for reading. Hope to see you soon.

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Dissonance – New from Icarus machine – Melodic Metal – Written by JennyK

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Dissonance – Single

by Icarus machine 2018
Written by Jenny K Brennan.
With guitars, mixing, mastering and production by Bill Babcock.
With the always amazing Jordi Ribas on the bass.

While we ramp up work for our next major release, -We give you Dissonance.

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You can get “Dissonance” and selected pre-release tracks from the upcoming album as well as the audio blurb, JennyK on dissonance if you support us on patreon.

About this song:

Dissonance is a song that defies genre. It’s prog-rock, goth-rock, emo, and a bit of experimental. but mostly it’s defined by the emotional tension and disregard for standards that is typical JennyK. I’m glad to have Icarus Machine with its own particular style of metal produce this song.

JennyK

Lyrics:

Dissonance
Lyrics by jenny K Brennan

I said hi, I said hello, I said I think that I need you.
You said hey, you said sure, what do you need me for?
I said oh, never mind, I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know.
I’ll do it on my own.

It takes two to pitch a proper fight.
It takes two to propagate a lie.
It takes two to pose a question.
It takes two to play a proper game.
It takes two to make someone believe.
It takes two to build a connection.
But only one to shut it down.

At the end of the day I just wanted someone to know me.
At the end of my song I am dissonant.
At the edges I’m frayed.
At the end of the night I just wanted somewhere to belong.
A place where I can always go.
At the end of the day I just wanted you to hear me in my dissonance.

It takes two to pitch a proper fight.
It takes two to validate a lie.
It takes two to make a friendship.
but only one to let it die.
It takes two to play a proper game.
It takes two to make someone believe.
It takes two to build a connection.

At the end of the day I just wanted someone to care that I feel at the end of my line.
I don’t know what’s beyond here, beyond here.
At the end of the day I just wanted someone to know me.
At the end of the day I just want to know I matter.
To you.

It takes two to pitch a proper fight.
It takes two to propagate a lie.
It takes two to change perception.
But only one to see it my way.
It takes two to play a proper game.
It takes two to build connection.
but only one to break it down.

This separation is all mine.
Anxiety is blind.
I know in my mind you’re all around.
But at the end of the day it’s just me, myself, and I.
In your voice I hear reason.
In your absence I hear treason.
After all, that’s what I came to know.

It takes two to pick a different fight.
It takes two to ease somebody’s fright.
It takes two to make perfection.
But only one to deny.
It takes two to start a different game.
It takes two to build another faith.
It takes to to make connection.
but only one to break it down.

I said hi, I said hello, I said I think that I need you.
You said hey, you said sure, what do you need me for?
I said hi, I said hello, I said I think that I need you.
Hello?

Icarus Machine – Sundered Records 2018

HOI – Music we love Ep 1 – Kompoz Showcase #1 (Crossover episode HOI 35)

House of Imp - 35 - Collaboration Artworks
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Kompoz – Favorite collaborations – #1

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For December 2017, we picked a couple of great tracks produced by artists from kompoz.com.
This is the first of many more episodes featuring some of our favorite creations. There will be more independant music but also books and movies we simply can’t not talk about. This Kompoz showcase features two collaborations:

“Never Enough”

Written by
BillOnGuitar a.k.a Bill Barrett
with lyrics and vocals by
Wire-and-Wood a.k.a Mike Patterson.
Musicians:
Cory Frey,
Grumpy Grump,
SirWillyDS12 a.k.a Bill Smith.

Lyrics: Never Enough

“Relapse”

Written by
Rx.
Lyrics and vocals by
Fresh727 a.k.a Mika Greiner.


Lyrics: Relapse

Enjoy!
Bill and Jen – Treating Imps right since…. Err.

House of Imp Episode 35 was:

Produced by Jenny K Brennan a.k.a JennyK. and Bill Babcock a.k.a sriracha.

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House of Imp 35 – Featuring music we love – Kompoz Showcase #1

House of Imp - 35 - Collaboration Artworks
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Kompoz – Favorite collaborations – #1

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For December 2017, we picked a couple of great tracks produced by artists from kompoz.com.
This is the first of many more episodes featuring some of our favorite creations. There will be more independant music but also books and movies we simply can’t not talk about. This Kompoz showcase features two collaborations:

“Never Enough”

Written by
BillOnGuitar a.k.a Bill Barrett
with lyrics and vocals by
Wire-and-Wood a.k.a Mike Patterson.
Musicians:
Cory Frey,
Grumpy Grump,
SirWillyDS12 a.k.a Bill Smith.

Lyrics: Never Enough

“Relapse”

Written by
Rx.
Lyrics and vocals by
Fresh727 a.k.a Mika Greiner.


Lyrics: Relapse

Enjoy!
Bill and Jen – Treating Imps right since…. Err.

House of Imp Episode 35 was:

Produced by Jenny K Brennan a.k.a JennyK. and Bill Babcock a.k.a sriracha.

House of Imp music by
Icarus machine – 2017.
Become a patron of House of Imp and Icarus Machine.
Listen to Icarus machine on Spottify.

Media hosted by Blubrry Media hosting.

Studio Chaotic and Sundered Records – 2017

House of Imp 33 Perfectionism, publishing regret, and feedback diplomacy. A chat with guest Bill Babcock. Imp gets some great feedback.

I can't keep calm, I'm a perfectionist!
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Perfectionism, publishing regret, feedback diplomacy.

Everything has to be perfect. Right?

Introducing Bill, who seem to have all his ducks in a row. Is that so?

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In this episode

Imp is asking for feedback. That could have been a wise move, but it all depends on who you ask. 😀

For the first and and certainly not the last time, Bill joins me with his thoughts about the perfectionism that he is quite comfortable with and I handle with much more anxiety. We learn a bit about Bill and what he does other than playing guitar, producing and everything else except play bass and sing, in Icarus Machine. This prog-metal band was formed in 2015, consists of JennyK, Jordi Rebas, and Bill. The rest is, at least in our minds, history.

A learning experience

For me personally, this episode is teaching me things I really could have lived without worrying about. I’ve learned that I suck and can’t keep a sentence going without drifting off into non-thought. The interview part in this episode was a mental struggle and that is despite knowing Bill. My brain freezes and my thoughts scramble. We discarded our first recording. The second one was much better, shorter and slightly more “to the point”. But still, two perfectionists working together will always find something wrong and plenty of excuses for a retake.
So, a light shift in plan, and the third take…. Well. it gave me, if possible, even more anxiety than the first. We decided to use parts of the third to integrate in the second because there were some good moments captured there. However, that’s not quite what happened in the final editing.
What you are hearing is the result of lots of anxiety, even more editing, and a very patient and generous good friend, helping me while aggravating me when saying “You know what you’re doing.”
Arghhhh.

so enjoy my venture into stuff that scares me, and Bill’s first peek into the confusing world that is podcasting. …. 😀

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