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Frank Default

Discussion in 'Katatonia' started by Code Against The Code, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Code Against The Code

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    I didn't see any dedicated threads to him. Saw some news that interested me quite a bit, wondering if anyone else knew anything about it?

    http://frankdefault.blogspot.com/2010/12/katatonia-backtracks.html

    Awesome excerpt:

    Besides extracting the excisting backtracks (keyboards, strings, synthesizers, drum loops etc) from "NITND" and their last album "The Great Cold Distance" I was also asked to recreate and write new stuff for their older songs. These productions included "Tonights Music", "Wealth", "Saw You Drown", "Rusted", "Ghost Of The Sun", "For My Demons", "Evidence", "Disposession", "Complicity" and "Omerta".


    Also on this page listen to "About", Katatonia needs to record using this as a backtrack!:

    http://soundcloud.com/frankdefault


    I wonder does anyone have anyway of getting any of the NITND backtracks or Unfurl and Code Against the Code?

    LOVE Default's work!
     
  2. Brave.Archangel

    Brave.Archangel Inside the City of Glass

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    The remix of Day and Then the Shade proves that he's really talented.
     
  3. Heliotropic_Rose

    Heliotropic_Rose in the soil beneath

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    his website is pretty cool, i've read that blog too. Yeah I love his work, but I really only like the first half of the day and then the shade remix, i like electronic stuff sometimes, just didn't think that fit though, but yeah he's AAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMAAAAAAAZZZZZZZIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGG
     
  4. Brave.Archangel

    Brave.Archangel Inside the City of Glass

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    whether it fits or not, it's an amazing composition
     
  5. FrankDefault

    FrankDefault New Metal Member

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  6. Code Against The Code

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    Let's hear those backtracks Frank!!
     
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    salient Moment of solace

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    FrankDefault New Metal Member

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    Show me your backtracks!

    No.
     
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    BlueSky New Metal Member

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  10. Code Against The Code

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    Damn Frank, they'd be amazing to hear.
     
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    FrankDefault New Metal Member

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    Thanks man, I'm afraid I can't do that. My previous post was more meant as a "Show me your genitals. No.-type of comment" :) The backtrack recordings belongs to Katatonia and the songs they were written for, and are meant to be listened to in that context.

    As some of you I would also really like to hear a surround mix of NITND but I guess it's a pretty complicated process for a product that maybe only a few will buy. I don't know what the future will bring, meanwhile I think I just will wait for the 4d microchip-version instead...

    Good night Internet
     
  12. Heliotropic_Rose

    Heliotropic_Rose in the soil beneath

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    I have a question Frank, how do you see your contribution to NITND? Do you see your work as complimenting the writing of the album, or do you consider the work you did on the album as parts that you wrote? I guess what I mean to say is . . . do you feel like you helped write the album, or came in and harmonized with the music that Anders and Jonas wrote?
     
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    Hey Heliotropic, I just learned the meaning of Heliotropism, good stuff :)

    I came into the process at a very early stage where there only where sketchy bits and pieces of music which I helped out modelling and arranging and writing some basslines for etc. So I guess it was a bit of both but mainly my job was complementing/harmonizing with the music that Jonas and Anders had written.

    You can read some more detailed stuff about the recording of NITND in my blog:

    http://frankdefault.blogspot.com/2010/11/katatonia-night-is-new-day.html
     
  14. Code Against The Code

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    Two things I'd love to hear Frank. Rescpectfully understand that they belong to Katatonia. How about an Onward Into Battle Default Remix or just the entire album with nothing but Your backtracks and Jonas's voice? That would define beautiful relaxing music. I'd love to hear that and would gladly re-buy the album if it only was composed of that. Easy way to make some fast cash! :D
     
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    Sounds like a plan! ;)
     
  16. i aint play this

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    I think you're quite awesome, Frank. I now this is a fucking random question, but for how much time have you known about Katatonia?
     
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    Kains D Am I my brother's keeper?

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    I gotta support this idea. It'd be really, really nice. And while you're at it, how about another Idle Blood remix as a bonus track? :D
     
  18. Code Against The Code

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    The fans want it Frank! I probably the biggest fan of your work Frank, love what you have done, can't wait to see what you will do in the future. Your synth work on the new Katatonia deserves more of a spotlight. Placing it next to Jonas's voice alone would be magnificent.
     
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    Thank you guys, I really appreciate your support! I'd love to make another remix of the NITND material, but it's really not up to me to decide.

    i aint play this: I guess it wasn't before me and David Castillo made the "Opium Dub" remix of My Twin, but I'd probably heard their music prior to that because me, Jonas and Anders had some mutual friends. I know for a fact I heard the Bewitched song "Hard as Steel (Hot as Hell)" about a millon times around 96-97 if that counts haha
     
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