Dead Friends, Dark Trends, and the Deep Ends

by Terrible

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Terrible's life got complicated. Really complicated. Terrible lost a lot, and then lost more, and then it lost itself. So it held its breath, and drifted down to the deepest depth it could imagine. And as the sun faded away, and the pressure built up on its ears, Terrible found a cozy spot at the bottom of the sea where it could hide away from the world.

Terrible had a lot to say, but no voice, no focus, and no desire to leave its newfound home. Terrible was a mess (Terrible still is) and so it built something to speak for itself—a friend. Terrible created it in its own image, and it was in every way, shape, and form, undeniably Terrible. And with this newly built companion, it sat around at the bottom of the sea for days, and weeks, and months, singing songs, until it remembered its loved ones that still waited above the surface.

And so one day, reluctantly, Terrible said farewell to the deep end, where the worst times of its life were also the best, and slowly floated upwards. Its new companion could not follow—it was only built to live at the bottom of the sea. But Terrible had no choice, it had to leave, and it had to say its last goodbye, and rejoin the life it once lived above the surface.

It had no idea how very different the air would taste.


released February 14, 2016

Track 1: "Fairytales"
Samples (in order of appearance):
All is Lost - (film) J. C. Chandor
Do You Realize?? - The Flaming Lips
A Story of Boy Meets Girl - [500] Days of Summer
“Wild Big Cat Sound Effect” - Chihuahua Kawaii
Suspect Device - Stiff Little Fingers
Ooh Baby Baby - Linda Ronstadt

Track 2: "Panes (ft. Alika Keene & Tree Palmedo)"
Lead Vocals: Alika Keene
Trumpet: Tree Palmedo

Samples (in order of appearance):
“FREE SOUND FX Clocks Clock, Digital Alarm Beeping 004” - SFX Planet
“multimedia_button_click_011” - mckinneysound
“Bomb Falling SOUND EFFECT" - Bombe fällt und explodiert
Explosion SOUNDS” - BerlinAtmospheres
“Pat Kiernan (NY1), you dreamboat” - jrn212
"Pat's Papers_ Ebola Edition” - Amber Drea
“David Bowie talks about his sexual orientation on Jools Holland” - CameldotCase

Track 3: "DDD"
Samples (in order of appearance):
Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Elvis Presley

Track 4: "Top Coat (ft. Gentle Soul)"
Saxophone: Michael “Gentle Soul” McGlathery

Samples (in order of appearance):
Moanin’ - Mingus Big Band

Track 5: "To Fall"
Samples (in order of appearance):
“Old Film Reel Sound Effect” - SoundBrother
“World War 2 Bombing Raid Sound Effects (Cinesound)” - jamesuk9999
At Last - The Three Sounds The Edge - David Axelrod
Shrek - (film) Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jenson
Gone with the Wind - (film) Victor Fleming
Fool That I Am - Etta James
“Stephen Fry Trys to Explain the Feeling of Manic Depression” - Exclusive Videos

Track 6: "Age of Consent (ft. J-Dow)"
Lyrics by New Order (1983)
Saxophone: Justin “J-Dow” Dower

Track 7: "Under My Bed"
Samples (in order of appearance):
“Chuck Versus the Goodbye” S5 E13 - (tv) Chuck
“The Perfect Cocktail” S6 E22 - (tv) How I Met Your Mother
“The One Where Chandler Crosses the Line” S4E7 - (tv) Friends
“Stuff” S2E16 - (tv) How I Met Your Mother
“Work out Session” - Nubile Films

Track 8: "Deep End (ft. J-Dow & Tree Palmedo)"
Saxophone: Justin “J-Dow” Dower
Trumpet: Tree Palmedo

Samples (in order of appearance):
“David Bowie 1999 About the Internet BBC Newsnight Paxman” - Bryan Stadelmann
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1” - (film) Francis Lawrence

Track 9: "History"
Samples (in order of appearance):
“Underwater Total Relaxation - 3D Sound” - Varazuvi
“Seagull sounds” - Cosy Clothes Productions
Silver Bells - Dean Martin
“Ship's horn Sound Effect” - EFFECTS de SOUND




Terrible Cambridge, Massachusetts

Terrible started for shits and giggles with a J-Lo sample. It's happy music. Grew out of hand during summer break from Ivy culture. It's an experiment in turning all songs into party songs. It's a departure from emotional guitar music and pretension and hands-in-pockets. It's a celebration of fun and derivative sounds and liking music because it sounds good even if it doesn't have a fucking point. ... more

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