Random Blog Post #16

Random Blog Post
Rather than post a review or an audio sample of an early draft of a song, I think I’ll do another Random Blog Post! Yeah! So what have I been doing? I have been meticulously crafting new music. That’s what.

Over the last 3+ years, I’ve been amassing a collection of semi-complete songs that have yet to transform into full fledged compositions. They range from pieces that were recorded during the Heat Stroke sessions to stuff I recorded last week. A few months ago, I listened to all of these, and plucked out my favorites. From there, I took 30 second excerpts of each song and compiled them into a medley of sorts. I believe there were 18 songs. Continue reading “Random Blog Post #16”

Jam Session #16


How have I never posted this before? This is an oldie recorded…last year! I’m calling it a Jam Session, but it’s more like a demo. There are vocals and everything, but the final version will have redone drums, bass, guitars, and vocals. For years, I’ve been waiting for the right time to release my magnum opus: an album that combines my electro-dance style with the heavy-loud stuff. This song, called “Get Offended” almost fits that mold I’m working towards. There’s synths to keep you dancing but also guitars and aggressive vocals to keep you mad or whatever.

This specific sample is first 29 seconds. It’s been so long that I’ve last worked on it that I can’t go into much detail about its construction, but you probably don’t care about that anyway. But yeah, how do you like this?

Robby Reviews Heaven Upside Down


Remember like, almost 3 years ago when I reviewed Marilyn Manson’s The Pale Emperor? That album was great. It wasn’t the best Marilyn Manson album, but I’d say it was easy to say that it beat the previous few albums that the band released. Similarly, Heaven Upside Down (available now!) still isn’t the best thing they’ve ever put out. However, I’m comfortable saying it’s once again better than the previous few albums, The Pale Emperor included. It’s difficult to compare albums though, as ultimately it comes down to opinion. But that’s what all reviews are or should be. Let’s dig into this album differently. We’ll do it track by track as they appear in the tracklist. Continue reading “Robby Reviews Heaven Upside Down”

Jam Session #15


It’s time for another one of these, right? Over the long weekend, I workshopped roughly 10 million ideas. You could put them into 3 categories: crap that I never want to revisit, stuff that shows promise but will need additional time, and music that is pretty awesome that just needs tweaked. Today I’m bringing you a piece from the last category. If I gave these posts subtitles, this one would be called Playing With Myself. Don’t get excited. I just meant that it’s composed of mostly boring drum loops, a guitar, and another guitar played over that. Let’s get into it. Continue reading “Jam Session #15”

Robby Reviews Merch by Amazon


Back in June, I put a couple of cool Robby Suavé shirts up for sale on Amazon. Yes, that Amazon. Amazon.com. If you search for “robby suave shirt” or whatever, you’ll find those shirts. It’s awesome. They’re only $15, and you should buy them. How was I able to get shirts on Amazon, you ask? Oh, I’m so glad you asked. That’s what I’m going to tell you right here and now!

In May or something, I received an e-mail from Amazon informing me that I had been chosen to be a part of their Merch by Amazon program. Right away, it appeared to be a shirt thing, so I was interested. I have no idea WHY I was chosen though. I mean, I have my music on there, but that seems to be a weird stipulation for being chosen to be a part of this Merch thing. It looked promising, so I signed up. Continue reading “Robby Reviews Merch by Amazon”

Robby Reviews KyzrWölf’s Reichstar


KyzrWölf. Maybe you know him better as Kaiser Von Loopy or Loopy or even Rob Lupie or one half of Hanzel und Gretyl. Whatever the case, while we are waiting for the next Hanzel und Gretyl album, he created this wonderful album called Reichstar. It’s super awesome for a multitude of reasons, and I’ll explain those below. If you don’t like reading, but you’ve read this far, know that it is very much worth listening to.

There are lots of reasons to like this album. I mean, first of all, it’s awesome that it came out of nowhere. We got a HuG remix album last year that was done by Loopy under the KyzrWölf name back in 2013. But I don’t think anyone had any reason to believe KyzrWolf was going to be something outside of the HuG camp. On top of that, it’s new sounding while also being familiar. Those samples of bombs dropping and zieg heils that you hear a lot in Hanzel und Gretyl songs are present and accounted for. And if that wasn’t enough, it’s technologically impressive because it was recorded with no real instruments. Yes, those guitars and basses are not real! I actually conversed with him via e-mail and we discussed. Good times. Continue reading “Robby Reviews KyzrWölf’s Reichstar”

Jam Session #14


I’ve got tons of samples I could post, but I don’t want to turn this blog into nothing but Jam Sessions. There is a new Robby Reviews in the works though…

So this is a cool, techno-ish, dancey thing. Uhhh…I don’t know what else to say about it other than that it’s cool and perhaps more professional than most of my other electro-songs. One thing different about this piece is that it’s less of a jam and more of an excerpt of an early version of the song. I mean, it’s not mindblowing, but it’s not like it’s shoddily put together or anything.

Anyway, what do you think? Do you enjoy the more booty-shaking tunes like this more than the gravel-in-the-throat, heavy nonsense?

Jam Session #13

Jam Sessions
Hey, let’s do another one of these things. There’s a song I started working on last week that I’m super excited about that I could showcase here. But it’s not very far along, and no one would get the joke behind it. So I’m doing this one instead. More than anything, what I’m exhibiting is how a handful of my new songs sound in demo form. Like, the sound quality, the overall tone.

Unlike most of these Jam Sessions, this one is an actual soundboard recording. It’s not an open-air recording taken by my iPhone hastily placed somewhere. You may notice the guitars sound pretty awesome. And you may also notice I’m refining the drum sounds as well. Actually, maybe you may not. I mean, for the drum part on this one, it’s a super simple drum loop, but it still gives you an idea of what I’m going for. Keep in mind that this is a demo. It’s not final or mastered. It’s just me screwing around. But you can get a taste of that kick drum and that nasty guitar. Yum.

Anyway, yeah, this is a song that I have no lyrics to or any idealized theme or anything. I’m simply calling it “15” for now, just because it’s the 15th untitled song for the next album. Note that it’s not the 15th song I’ve started constructing for the next album, it’s just the 15th untitled one. What do you think of it?

New (and Old) Shirts Are Here!


Awwww yeah. Here’s some cool news for you! For some reason, I got selected to be a part of this cool new Amazon Merch program. Right now it’s just for t-shirts, but hey, what perfect timing. It’s getting hotter than a mothereffer in here (and out there).

There are some weird ins-and-outs about the program, but because of it, the way I’m going to roll out shirts is going to be a little different. It actually might make it better anyway this way, but whatever. Continue reading “New (and Old) Shirts Are Here!”

The Making of the Best Song Ever, “Eff It”

Robby Talks About "Eff It"
Should I have made this a Random Blog Post? I don’t know. To me, this song is so awesome that it deserves many essays written about it for years to come.

“Eff It” began its life in 2013. I’ll admit it now that the guitar riffs were inspired by Wayne Static’s “Assassins of Youth” and maybe a bit of Marilyn Manson’s “No Reflection” too. I think I was learning how to play “Assassins of Youth” at the time. And then a few days later I was working on some original material, and that style of playing was still stuck in my hands or something.

So the riff was first. It’s not especially complex, but it’s a tad out of my usual style. I played it and played it until I could make up words on the fly while strumming the power chords. And that’s when it happened… Continue reading “The Making of the Best Song Ever, “Eff It””