Airplanes + Guitars = WAT?

I made this video because I thought it would be an interesting topic to talk about. I didn’t realize my camera quality was so potato tough. iMovie settings must have crapped out. My apologies for those of you who care about potato or tomato.

I love ESP Guitars for their sturdy instruments. Surviving tours, several album recordings and airplanes = quality. Kirk Hammett said it best when he referred to his ESPs like fine wines in regards to them aging well. Love it!

Spiritual Awakenings?

It seems that I do not create art or music or extended works of creativity without the idea that the initial concept is going to be a life changing experience.

Fear the Angels was a demo; albeit a long one, but ultimately it was an experience. I did a lot of soul-searching and digging up of old histories to inspire myself into writing music that would attempt to suit those atmospheres and places I could literally only imagine.

“Land of Secrets” has turned into one of those spiritual adventures where I had begun to question where my spirituality had gone. It turns out it had morphed into several things; firstly it had played a role in ego in a way that kind of explained the way I looked at myself.

And upon further moments of personal change and development I realized that this idea of Anubis striking Earth did in fact come from a place of old imagination and fantasy. Back when we were all children we had inspired notions of the way the world and the universe was. That all got washed away through monotonous education and ‘life’. I seem to delve back into that place mentally to produce something creatively and auditory. I hope to continue to share those childlike inspired stories of sound with who ever is willing to listen.

I have had a record of 2 albums recorded a year. I hope to keep that suicide-pace/rate for a long time. Music is an unending art form. Records can be played on a loop for as long as the contraption has power enough to amplify it. There is something profoundly humbling about that.

I am infinitely grateful for those of you who do listen and appreciate the music I am trying to articulate.

~p.O

New Year Proclamations

I have decreed!

Live shows are inevitable this year.

With AUROCH as well as PAUL OZZ MUSIC.

All shows are already pretty much fully booked up and are just waiting certain announcements.

Excitement builds.

I IMPEND UPON THIS WORLD!

Lesson Price Update!

For those of you who are interested in Guitar lessons via Skype please check out my Lessons page on the navigation bar to check out the updated price list!

Cheers

~p.O

The Grand Old Gear Post

I was saying on http://www.facebook.com/paulozzmusic how I was going to be making this post regarding all of the gear that I’ll be using on the next Paul Ozz album. Realistically, I can tell you few things; as it is also dependant on the studio sitch.

BUT LET’S JUST TALK GEAR AND GET IT OVER WITH ‘AY?

I’ll be using my ESP Horizon FR-II (The Wizard) for probably most of the leads as it has a really smooth sound with the new John Petrucci pickup set; and any particularly high melody bits will probably be done on it as well.

My newly acquired ESP Horizon NT-7 (The Magician) will be doing basically ALL rhythms from the way I’ve got things set up. Its EMG 707s will just have to do for a solid rhythm tone. BUT THAT ISN’T A BAD THING.

My ENGL Thunder 50 will be going through a Marshall 1960A cabinet with a Boss NS-2 pedal through the effects loop to get rid of some very unwanted “SSSSS” and I’ll more than likely be using the effects built into Pro-Tools or Logic (depends on which exact studio I’m going into but that’s another story).

The synths and midi will be all done at home I think; at least in terms of programming until I find some better samples. The drums will be midi Superior Drummer 2.0 style with the Metal Foundry addition just to give me some more dynamic and options to change tones up. Of course Allan Heppner of Lethal Halo will be helping me out with that midi stuff cause y’know; he’s actually a drummer.

But yeah that’s the rig rundown so far. Monster cables, Marshall cabinets, ENGL heads, and ESP guitars. Pretty solid and surprisingly affordable (I mean I’m broke but still).