“But overall, the songs are more what you would hear in a movie like Lord of the Rings or perhaps an anime film. Epic, electronic or orchestral pieces of ambient goodness. . . . He’s a master of spacial manipulation. Some songs, like “The longest shortest time of my life,” (a great description of being a parent,) are just super fun. Something that might soundtrack a racing video game, perhaps, with its keyboard that buzzes like a motor and its cheesy, midi drums.” Prism Reviews (Greg Walker) Full Review
“Wow. Not only is the music great (reminds me of Hammock, one of my fave bands) but “carefully arranged rocks that appear to be for a demonic intent” is quite possibly the greatest song name in the history of great song names!”
former co-worker Daniel
Written, recorded, and produced by dAVE Inden (attks th drknss)
Mixed and Mastered by dAVE Inden (attks th drknss)
Released January 1, 2021
Tales of Werewolf Cheeseburgers was created by dAVE Inden as attks th drknss. The entire record was made in Seattle, WA, USA. This record marks a return to creating music for dAVE after being away from it for 12 years. Attks th drknss is a new version of a previous experimental electronic music project that dAVE released multiple records under. Using a mixture of software, hardware, and samples of the environment around them dAVE has created five new songs spanning from ambient orchestral sounds to sad dance music backed by the sound of a train passing slowed down. The sound is something similar to Dan Deacon or Oneohtrix Point Never.
These five songs are inspired by dAVE’s journey into becoming a parent. As a parent dAVE has learned a lot about themself and much of how he sees the world has changed. dAVE has a new appreciation for small moments that seem inconsequential at the time, but can be profoundly impactful if you can just be in that moment. Spending time with their daughter is some of the most important time in his life and he has learned to cherish it as these moments don’t happen again.
As a parent dAVE has also learned how easy it is to get caught up in getting things done that need to be done and to not make time for oneself to learn and grow as a person. These songs are about that balance of being a parent and also still being an individual. Doing things on their own and cultivating dAVE’s sense of self is key to being the best parent they can be.
That is why these songs are the way they are. Like when one is a parent and you only have 30 minutes to get something done dAVE sat down and made these recordings. Generative sound devices randomly create notes and sounds that are processed through effects with all of the patterns controlled by dAVE. Each one is a moment in time. dAVE has played them and recorded the performance. There is no editing of the recording. Only mastering was done afterwards. dAVE also didn’t attempt to remember how they made it all happen, so there is no way for dAVE to play these songs the exact same way again. If he were to do it over again the songs would be different.
dAVE hopes you enjoy these songs and take the chance to actively listen to them. Stop whatever else you are doing, put on a pair of headphones, close your eyes if you feel like it, and listen to the recordings of something that can never happen again in the exact same way.
- Valley of the Towers of All Seeing Eyes (12:54)
- One time while playing Legos with his daughter they built towers (she loves building towers) and they put these bricks on top that have cartoon eyes printed on them and dAVE imagined these eyes were watching over the universe and they were the keepers of these towers.
- Carefully arranged rocks that appear to be for a demonic intent (10:41)
- His daughter has a small play structure in the backyard with a slide on it. One day when they were outside playing she brought over multiple rocks from the ground and placed them in a circle at the top of the play structure. dAVE wondered to themself if they should be concerned about her summoning demons.
- All my clothes are stained with food and the blood of the enemies of Volgor the Annihilator (08:00)
- Samples are phrases that either dAVE thinks would be lines from a ridiculous high fantasy novel or things dAVE has said to his daughter while they are building things out of Legos. The title is also about how during their time as a parent dAVE has grown accustomed to their clothes getting stained.
- Saalaaad (07:36)
- One time at dinner dAVE and his wife offered some salad to their daughter to see if she wanted it. She said no and that she didn’t like salad. She continued to remark to them that she didn’t like salad throughout dinner. But, when she said “salad” she drew it out with a deep, silly voice that one can only type as “saalaaad.” Every other word would be said in her normal voice. It was only the word salad that she changed.
- The longest shortest time of my life (09:32)
- Inspired by the idea that when becoming a parent for the first time the first couple months or so are hard. Time goes by in a weird way. You feel like each day simultaneously goes by in flash and drags on for a century. Day to day it feels like everything takes forever, but when you stop to think about it you suddenly realize a week has gone by and you didn’t know it. It’s likely from the terrible sleep one is probably getting. dAVE and his wife have referred to this period as the longest shortest time of their lives. Speaking with other new parents dAVE has described this feeling and they all agreed and felt it accurately describes what one is going through.