Out on Halloween 2017

I started this album in 2005. The title was first. It was inspired by something I was reading. It was about a couple with everything they wanted in abundance and no worries whatsoever. Suddenly, one of them died. Because death doesn’t care about how good your life is or how strong your love is, it’s meaningless to death. I really loved this title and knew at the time in 2005, I was not at my peak. I was not even close to what or where I wanted to be in music. So, I told myself I’ll do this album when I have the means. Because at that time I was stuck on a Tascam porta 02.

Almost a decade goes by and I’m finally at the recording level I want to be at in 2013. Which is the year I started dropping all my bucket-list album titles like Heads On Sticks, Onslaught, etc. Those album titles, like Death Doesn’t Care, were also conceived as artwork and title years prior one song being produced.

If you like my keyboard beats, you’re going to find yourself listening to a lot of because first of all there’s 30 tracks. If it was a CD release, it’d be a double.

I recorded the first half of this album in 2015 fall in MacArthur Park. Then a month later I returned and recorded more. That second session was also divided into two albums. The first “Severed Members EP” and then few months later I released the rest as “Extinction Of The Horse” on New Years 2017. I returned for a third session a month into 2017. I took the recordings from session 1 and session 3 and combined them to make the 30 track album. You may notice some singles/ep tracks I dropped in between 2015-2017 in there. They were recorded and intended to be in it since the beginning. I previously released some of them as singles just to put some out because I was excited about them and didn’t want to wait for the full-length release.

This album has one track in particular that means alot to me. It’s called “Made In Vietnam”. It was released on Lac Su’s compilation this year of the same title. If you have ever wondered about my background, my flight from Vietnam to the US, etc. This song will leave you very informed. I hope fans learn about me from it. I hope new fans get to like me from it. I hope the Asians and Asian-Americans who treat Hapas unfairly, take note and think twice before bashing adoptees and hapas based on their previous experiences with us. We’re not all brainwashed.


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onslaught COVER

Michael Nhat – “Onslaught”

Dear Dearists,

Today I am excited to announce the recording of “Onslaught”. A 13 track album written and produced by myself. I have had the artwork, title, and sound I knew I wanted since 2007, but it’s taken me 7 years to make this happen. It was worth the wait. Let me tell you about each song.

1. “The Wrong Charlie To Fuck With”
This is about racism. I was determined to make something that was in the same vain of “The Wrong Nigga To Fuck With” by Icecube. Nailed it!

2. “Skin Hanging Off”
In middle school I had a handful of obsessions. One of them was horror films. This song talks about how I built a life-scale Freddy Krueger Claw from scratch.

3. “Don’t We Pay For Splatter?”
I have abandonment issues. I don’t let my guard down these days. I think it’s because I did as a child and was hurt. I think I got attached to some foster siblings and this is about the consequences of that. It’s about a best friend who was like a brother to me. We lived together. We went through the same racism together. And in the end he left too, and my reaction was beating him with a bike chain lock.

4. “Holy Smoke” 
I get high. I get so high that it’s dangerous for me because I black out right where I am standing. This is about the dangers of landing after falling. It seems I’ve landed and left dents in doors or almost land with my face on the corner of a cinder black.

5. “I’m Acrophobic”
I made a beat that ended with some intense noise. I must have been high. I was listening to get some ideas to write about and the conclusion made me think of falling. I thought, maybe this is the harsh sounds of wind we’d hear from first hand experience. I became so engulfed in that happening to me, that I started to cry. So I started writing about that. Falling and fear of heights.

6. Bucktooth (Awkward Japanese Troops)
When I was a child I remember watching Bugs Bunny. I remember every now and then an older cartoon of his would play and it’d have these racist caricatures of Japanese Soldiers. I remember feeling confused. I didn’t understand it at first, but as I got older I realized I don’t live in a country that wants to see Asian-Americans succeed. 

7. “Chong Kim
This is a true story about young woman who was tricked and forced into prostitution and escaped it years later. I have a strong empathy for women. I think I am a closet feminist.

8. “The Plates Full Of Insects”
The first verse is about signing up to hear an audible sound that kills you with decibels. It was inspired by a Japanese cyber-punk film “Rubber’s Lover“. The second verse is about these horrific thoughts I was having for a few months straight of my penis getting sliced up by razors. I later realize the pain in my penis after rough sex was was inspiring me to think about pain in that area. I did not enjoy the pain, but every now and then it makes me scared someone is going to razor up me up in my sleep.

9. “We Got Hammers That Replace Our Hands”
I didn’t realize it until after i finished this song, but it resembles an old song of mine people used to like “Everyone Knows Werewolves Kill”, but better. This is also the first song I recorded for “Onslaught”.

10. “Be Afraid Of The Old”
I performed this once and sent the lyrics in a mass email like this in 2010. I finally recorded it this year. I knew it was going to go on this album. It’s a rebuttal to family, friends that say “You’re never going to make it”. Or “Get a real job”. Every unsuccessful musician with support like that should hear this. It’s a shame to see talent get talked into quitting by the people you think will be there for you. I hope this song gives you something to think about when people you know doubt you and your passion or creative endeavors.

11. “Birth To Something That Isn’t Human”
Have you seen “Eraserhead” by David Lynch? This is my cover of that film. That’s right a cover. I didn’t go the “feel-good” route with this one. I wanted it to have a haunting stab of strings to match the terrifying content and overall theme.

12. “A Song About Racism For Asians”
The title says it all.

13. “Praying For Time”
When I finished the album I knew I wanted a cover song to end it. I recorded Nirvana’s “All Apologies”, Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Time”, and Radiohead’s “Like Spinning Plates (Live Version). I wasn’t happy with the results.I decided on doing one more. George Michael’s “Praying For Time” just fit.
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Free Download – Beautiful Ones (A Prince Cover)

Are you ready for some Prince? I know I am not that great of a singer, but I like to do it for fun. Yesterday from start to finish I completed a cover of his “Beautiful Ones”. I didn’t use any guitars or any live instruments, just a computer. I’m pretty sure If any hardcore Prince fans here this, they’ll condemn me to hell for destroying it. I don’t care I like it. Let the yelling and wailing begin.

Single: The Birth Of An Ocean Is Rare

Vanity Projects released their second compilation this Friday the thirteenth. I have a new single from “Infected by Devils” premiered on this mix. Continue reading “Single: The Birth Of An Ocean Is Rare”

“I’ve Made 25 Recordings in 5 Years”

lyrics by Michael Nhat

Who cares about trying to stop Miley Cyrus from partying?  I should be the one you try to stop. From 2008-2013 I have recorded 25 full-length albums, to me that’s a lot. 15 of them have never been released and never heard by anyone before. I have compiled the list in the order of the year they were made. The photo is all my lyrics next to a cassette tape for reference. And yesterday I uploaded 68 unused/unreleased demos onto the computer. If I stick to making the 8 disc box set “Massacre’s Make History”, they’ll be on it.
PS: The year after the title is when I recorded the project, not it’s release date.

1000 Apes in a Room – Attack of The Apes 2008

1000 Apes in a Room – (unreleased untitled 2nd album) 2008

Self titled 2008

Apekillape 2009 (unreleased)

Better savage 2010 (unreleased)

Polite Society or Murder – self-titled 2010 (unreleased)

Swimming to Cambodia 2010

Collected Songs Volume 1. 2010

Just plain dying 2010

We Dress Good EP 2010

Living room 2010

Those Born of a Ghost 2011

Gentlemen Prefer Brunettes – self-titled 2011 (unreleased)

Picnic 2011 (unreleased)

Just Plain Dying Pt2 2011 (unreleased)

Michael Nhat & Barrie Rose Demos 2011 (unreleased)

Fair Amounts of Debauchery and Blood 2011 (unreleased)

Bats on Promenade 2011 (unreleased)

Collected Songs Pt2 2011

Michael Nhat & Dylan Doren – self-titled EP 2012 (unreleased)

Untitled (Recorded on old 2005 Normal Tape Speed beats) (Unreleased) 2012

Kitchen EP 2012

Untitled No Rap/Singing Only Album 2013 (unreleased)

Melt 2013

Infected by Devils 2013 (unreleased)

Collected Songs Pt3 (unreleased)

5th Album Released Today “Those Born of a Ghost”

“An underground genre-blending artist who is really pushing the envelop. Rap, spoken word that sounds like Old Dirty Bastard aboard the Double Duch Bus. “Clocks and Monsters” touches upon many life issues, and also breaks into a slightly “singy” hook for the chorus. This track tastes like a combination of several obscure 90’s tracks like “Mr. Wendel” and “88 Lines About 44 Women” but that is in the harmonic content and beats. 

“Isn’t a Hero Just Someone Who Kills Foreigners” has some kind of political message with overdubbed demented harmonies, acid references and quirky interesting rhythmic choices for the vocal delivery. It mostly seems like free-association word play amongst the samples and frantic beat changes. There is a strange “too-experimental” outro to the track which made me triple take to make sure I didn’t click somewhere else though.

“Crazy” “Out There” “Weird” – all of these phrases would accurately describe the music created by Michael Nhat, but he at least gets mega points for creativity in a world of copycats.”
Indie Music Reviews
New 18 Song Album “Those Born of a Ghost” available on cassette tape limited 100 copies in April 30, 2013. There is also some vocal collaborations with Dylan Doren, The Little Red Writer, Magick Orchids and Barrie Rose. In spitting distance from albums “Living Room” and “Swimming to Cambodia”, this new one is also sample abundant. It starts off with a simple piano and drum kick sampled from Mel Torme for “Exquisite Corpse”. “Raining Knives” is an all singing and no rapping turn over Tito Puente sample including snibbets in the beginng of Woody Allen’s “Zelig”. A Wayne Newton borrowed “A Love Like This” is a catchy hook and verse break-up song. Overall, it’s a darker album than “Living Room”, but not as horrorcore as “Swimming to Cambodia” and less hipster than the self-titled debut and third installment “Just Plain Dying”.
 Pre-order your cassette tape here for $4.99 (No Extra Shipping Charges) All ORDERS WILL RECEIVE FREE DOWNLOAD of entire album.

Those Born of a Ghost by Michael Nhat (5th album)

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Photo: Andrew Felix


Kitchen EP

by Michael Nhat”The Kitchen EP”

Photo: Elizabeth Ann aka Lis Bomb

I started recording an Experimental Electro/Synth-Pop album December 5, 2012 in my kitchen with instrumentals I recorded in 2003/2004 on a Korg Triton in Pasadena (Except “Head of Pegasus” produced by Sean Pineda of Voice on Tape). It’s something I have been planning to do for over a decade, record a  non-hip-hop album. In 2001 I made about 20 or 30 demos of singing on sampled beats while recording raps demos as well. At that time I was performing both genres when I realized my voice couldn’t handle yelling (because that’s how I rap) and then trying to sing. So I chose rapping. I thought I can be 20/30 something and rap. Then someday when I’m in my 30’s I’ll mature to singing because it just wouldn’t work the other way around. So to me this isn’t out of the blue. It’s the beginning of a new era for me that I am really excited about, so I wanted to make this EP Free and get it out there. I hope you like it. Thanks for reading/listening!

Michael Nhat (nawt)

PS: You may play it from the embed below or click on photo to direct download page.