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Lapfox Trax:

TV Tropes, I am disappoint! Why am I the first person here to come up with the idea to make a Lapfox thread?!

(Ahem.) Disregard that. Here you go, peoples! Finally, a general thread to talk about the Crazy Awesome music label we've all come to love, known simply as Lapfox Trax.

edited 17th Feb '11 2:29:24 AM by FuschlatzOReilly

 
 2 Alucard, Thu, 17th Feb '11 3:40:42 AM from Vancouver, BC Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Are you that same foolfellow who tried to list that article under Musicians?
You're one to talk, Photon Shot

It's how you get by, Ghost Butterfly
No, I am not. I will admit I only got into this label recently, but I'm loving every second I spend listening to it...
 
 4 Spaïn Sun, Fri, 18th Feb '11 4:53:00 PM from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
The things on that page that are spoilered don't need to be spoilered.
I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
 5 I Was Just Passing By, Sun, 24th Jul '11 4:05:43 AM from & made of parts unknown
The Fighting Gamer
Necroing this thread. This guy, Renard. is amazing! I'm not usually into digital music (hell, I can't even name any of the subgenres), but this guy, Renard. Finding out that all of the music was just him blew me away! As soon as I get my paycheck, I'm buying all of his albums! Twice! He deserves it.

I wish I had his drive for creating music (or insanity. Whichever comes first).

edited 24th Jul '11 4:06:43 AM by IWasJustPassingBy

Don't ask what's wrong with me, because I don't know either.
 6 inane 242, Tue, 26th Jul '11 9:47:16 AM from A B-Movie Bildungsroman
Anwalt der Verdammten
Definitely some of the best free music on the web.
 7 Bobby G, Tue, 26th Jul '11 10:47:06 AM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
I've been avoiding this guy's music for a while for a really stupid reason, but now I'm curious. Can anyone recommend a good introductory album?
 8 inane 242, Tue, 26th Jul '11 10:54:47 AM from A B-Movie Bildungsroman
Anwalt der Verdammten
Trauma and the extended Intensive Care Unit EP are where I started.

Why? (*Is no good at guessing*)

edited 26th Jul '11 10:55:06 AM by inane242

 9 Bobby G, Tue, 26th Jul '11 10:57:15 AM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
Thanks! I'll check 'em out. smile

(Needlessly negative feelings towards a certain Internet-based subculture.)
 10 I Was Just Passing By, Tue, 26th Jul '11 11:04:29 AM from & made of parts unknown
The Fighting Gamer
Depends on what kind of music you like. Mayhem (dance/techno) and Kitsune^2 (chiptune) are the fan favorites, so I guess that you could start with Eggs And Other Songs or Squaredance.

Personally, I got my start with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and haven't turned back since.

[up][up] Can't tell if serious, but if you really want to know. . .

edited 26th Jul '11 11:08:35 AM by IWasJustPassingBy

Don't ask what's wrong with me, because I don't know either.
 11 Bobby G, Tue, 26th Jul '11 11:35:25 AM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
Thanks! (Oh jeepers, he is as well!)

Oh wow, loving some of these track titles. [lol]

edited 26th Jul '11 1:00:25 PM by BobbyG

 12 I Was Just Passing By, Tue, 26th Jul '11 12:08:56 PM from & made of parts unknown
The Fighting Gamer
[up] Yeah. Gotta love someone who's good at what they do without taking themselves too seriously.

Makes the songs that much more fun to listen to.

edited 26th Jul '11 12:09:32 PM by IWasJustPassingBy

Don't ask what's wrong with me, because I don't know either.
 13 inane 242, Tue, 26th Jul '11 5:32:33 PM from A B-Movie Bildungsroman
Anwalt der Verdammten
Oh, I guess I was overthinking it. :/
My personal favourites are Kitsune^2 and The Queenstons; then again, there is quite a bit I haven't listened to yet, and I'll probably love Mayhem, Klippa and FIAB if I hear some more of them.

edited 26th Jul '11 5:42:54 PM by FuschlatzOReilly

 
UPDATE: Finally listened to all the songs on It's Murder.

...why the fuck did I not become a Mayhem fan sooner?
 
 16 I Was Just Passing By, Tue, 2nd Aug '11 8:30:30 PM from & made of parts unknown
The Fighting Gamer
[up] It's Murder, huh? Was it worth it?
Don't ask what's wrong with me, because I don't know either.
 17 I Was Just Passing By, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 2:04:00 AM from & made of parts unknown
The Fighting Gamer
Re-Necroing this thread. After listening to all 76 of the albums plus the Unorganized Everything section back to back (and spin it on the-on the turntables back to-back to-back on the track) nonstop for the past month or so, I find myself suffering from a case of rabid fanboyism over Mayhem, Kitsune^2, Adraen, Azrael, The Quick Brown Fox, and of course, the titular Renard Queenston.

The samples he uses never cease to amaze me! Words can't describe the pure joy in my heart when I first heard Big Money and I thought to myself "Holy fucking SHIT, someone actually remembers Smash TV?" I still don't know if it's possible to regain any of the dignity I had lost crying to a speedcore song that samples an old, underrated arcade game.

I honestly don't know how I managed to live the first 18.5 years of my life without this guy, but I know I'll never do it again.

edited 21st Nov '11 2:14:31 PM by IWasJustPassingBy

Don't ask what's wrong with me, because I don't know either.
 18 Bobby G, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 1:18:05 PM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
I laughed out loud when I heard "Bumblefuck" and realised he'd sampled the ridiculous theme from Buck Bumble.

I'd forgotten that game even existed.
 19 Blixty Slycat, Thu, 22nd Sep '11 4:48:47 PM from Driving the Rad Hazard
|like a boss|
innovative sampling does not make you an innovative artist

A guy on another forum I go to said this about Lapfox Trax, it pretty much sums up my opinion of him too.
go ahead and do every stupid thing you can imagine
 20 I Was Just Passing By, Fri, 23rd Sep '11 5:53:07 PM from & made of parts unknown
The Fighting Gamer
[up]

I'm sorry, but what? That makes no sense.

If a person is using samples in an innovative way, doesn't that make the person who used the said samples in an innovative way an innovative person for using the said samples in an innovative way?

A statement like that contradicts his own argument. That's like saying that just because someone can draw good doesn't mean that he's good at drawing.

edited 23rd Sep '11 5:57:37 PM by IWasJustPassingBy

Don't ask what's wrong with me, because I don't know either.
 21 Blixty Slycat, Fri, 23rd Sep '11 6:35:00 PM from Driving the Rad Hazard
|like a boss|
What he means, or at least how I read it was "just because he uses weird samples doesn't make him good/interesting" which I agree with.
go ahead and do every stupid thing you can imagine
 22 Bobby G, Fri, 23rd Sep '11 6:41:10 PM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
I daresay he's not particularly remarkable in terms of style or technique, but he's rather witty and his songs are entertaining and catchy, IMO. Even if sometimes it does feel a bit like playing "spot the sample". tongue
 23 Blixty Slycat, Fri, 23rd Sep '11 6:45:40 PM from Driving the Rad Hazard
|like a boss|
Exactly.

I mean, I don't hate the guy, but meh.
go ahead and do every stupid thing you can imagine
 24 I Was Just Passing By, Fri, 23rd Sep '11 7:48:01 PM from & made of parts unknown
The Fighting Gamer
Oh, I see. Thanks for clearing that up.

As far I can tell; Renard does what he does because he enjoys doing it, and operates on a "what I feel like, when I feel like" basis. Yes, none of his music is particularly groundbreaking, but it's not meant to. Renard's just having fun, and you can feel that carefree-yet-passionate attitude in his music, which in turn makes the songs that much more fun to listen to, and adding his multiple aliases, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Granted, I don't listen to (or particularly care about) digital music enough to make any valid opinions on Renard (and I'm tired as hell), so It's best that none of that is taken at face value.

...

I'm not making any sense am I? I apologize for that.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that while I personally think that Renard's an amazing composer in and of himself, the real reason I enjoy listening to his music so much is because he enjoys making it.

Does that make sense?

EDIT: Did some typo fix'ns.

edited 21st Nov '11 2:17:16 PM by IWasJustPassingBy

Don't ask what's wrong with me, because I don't know either.
So who else is really lovin' the new stuff under the Truxton name?
 
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