A Morbid Movie Joke

Released May 2, 2023

A Morbid Movie Joke was created by dAVE Inden as attks th drknss. The entire record was made in Seattle, WA, USA. 

Up to this point much of the music dAVE has made was inspired by his daughter and being a father. For this record dAVE drew his inspiration from his wife and their relationship. The song titles are all inspired by different events or phases in their relation from the very beginning through getting married and having their daughter.

The title of the record, A Morbid Movie Joke, comes from a time from before they began dating where dAVE's wife made a joke regarding a swarm of bees outside a coffee shop. It was swirling about and there seemed to be hundreds or thousands of them just outside on the street. People were very curious as to what was going on and started to go outside. dAVE's wife made a joke about the movie My Girl and how if people weren't careful they would end up like Macaulay Culkin's character. dAVE instantly fell in love and wanted to be with her from that moment forward.

The record is five tracks. The songs are presented in chronological order from the start of everything up to present day. The sounds all come from samples either recorded by dAVE or created in Reason by dAVE. There are field recordings from dAVE's phone, loops of sections from generative synths and other instruments, grain synthesis, and slowed down audio that is unrecognizable from its original form. The improvised performance of each piece, except for the last track, was done on a Roland SP-404MKII and recorded directly to the final version.