New: Songs With Friends EP

Rare Demos, B-Sides, & Collaborations with Sam Yurick, Maestro Gamin, LinaCarol, Xerebrl, Passive65ive, Kid Infinity, Luna Is Honey, Sequence, Nathan Nice, Justin Time, Foci, Dumbfoundead aka Parker
credits

released 01 April 2014
Produced by myself

Produced by Michael Nhat 2005 – 2014

 

 

Songs With Friends EP Album Cover

 

1. Outside Your Definition Of A Prize (featuring Sam Yurick and Maestro Gamin)
In 2009 or 2010, I met Sam at one of my shows. He bought commented on my record and bought it. I seen coming to another show of mine at The Echo, but I had just finished and was leaving. That’s all I knew of Sam Yurick. Years later, I think another member of Sams group, Charles Mallison, asked me to collaborate. He frequented LA scene as much as I did, so I saw him more often than Sam. Plus, he’s half Asian, so I assume one of the two or both made him more comfortable to approach me. Anyways, that’s how I met Sam and came to collab with him. I met Maestro through Dylan Doren. I imagine Dylan played him something of mine and he must have liked it. Then I was leaving one morning and right when I stepped out the door, Maestro was sitting in the car on street in front of me waiting for the light to change. He yells out my name and says he wants me in his group. I yelled back to email me. A month or so later He came to one of my shows at The Smell and bought my LP and booked me at one of his shows. In 2012, I tried to start supergroup with rappers I knew called The Best People In The World. It never gelled. We made maybe four songs. Maestro and Sam were invited to a part of the group. They were the first to record their verses. Some of the other members never recorded at all, so this song is me going back to that project and finishing one more song.

2. I Was Born With Two Heads (featuring LinaCarol)
This song was originally recorded to a sampled beat I made in 2005. It was for an unreleased November Album. The rules of that album were everything had to a beat I made from 2005 and only recorded on cassette tape. After hearing it again I decided we should re-record it because I liked the lyrics.

3. Liquid Strange (featuring Xerebrl)
Bill is a friend I made on Myspace in 2005. He came to party in Pasadena I was playing at that year. Then we shot some fetish videos with his girlfriend at the time. A memorable one was shooting them making out inside a packed church in the middle of the aisle. We got kicked out. A year later, before I could afford a computer or anything to do with the footage someone stole the camera from my studio while I was at work. I think it was my apartment manager or maintenance. They said they were going to repair something in the day. So the footage is forever lost. Then we were hanging out downtown one evening. I bought a bmx bike from a homeless guy for five bucks and I let Bill borrow the bike. Someone stole it from his garage. We didn’t talk or hang out for a long after that. I was never bitter about the bike. Maybe he thought I was. He randomly emailed in 2013 about his music project Xerebrl and asked if I wanted to collab.

4. Basements (featuring Passive65ive)
We’ve never met. We’re both down with Paramanu. This was an internet collab.

5. Sticky Gate (featuring Sam Yurick)
The first sounds you here fading in are how the beat was originally with the same drums when Sam begins. After we recorded our verses, I played around with the beat.

6. Nails And Grease (featuring LinaCarol)
We were homeless when we made this. I used to live in Kensington for a brief time and I befriended Greg from the venue The Ox. He came to LA to visit and his friend he was staying at let us stay there too. After jamming with Greg with his drum machine and whatnot I made this beat with his equipment. He was supposed to write to it also, but he couldn’t think of anything. So only two of did.

7. Summertime (featuring Kid Infinity and Luna Is Honey)
I met Josh from Luna Is Honey in 2008 at a show I was playing for a private “Smell show”. After I performed, he asked me to play at Mr. T’s in Highland Park. This show was a lot of my friends introduction to me. It was my first show with anything affiliated with The Smell. I got booked at like five places that night. And every weekend after that it felt like the snowball affect was happening. Everytime I played a show in the “LA scene” i got booked for another or more. Anyways, that’s how I met Josh. He sings the hook. I don’t remember how where or when I met Ryan from Kid Infinity. I think we were booked together, maybe that Highland Park show, and we became good friends since. For two rappers, who hang out often, you figure we’d have something newer than this. But this was lost for years, I finally found it on a drive. I wanted to release it on Collected Songs 3.

8. Army Of The Dead (featuring Sequence, Nathan NiceJustin Time aka Old YoungFociDumbfoundead)
In 2005, I tried to start a supergroup called Dead Calm. Everyone came to my place and recorded the verses into a shitty 30 dollar mic. We recorded 8 Songs via Tascam Porta 01 four-track. Then I put them on CD. Then Jonathan aka Dumbfoundead joined the group, but I couldn’t get the two tracks he recorded on CD. They stayed on four-track cassette tape unheard and forgotten for 7 years. In 2012, Andrew Felix lent his Tascam to me (Which I killed the mabuchi with recording so much). I realized I need to get all this old stuff on tape onto the computer. So I did. Army Of The Dead was one of the songs resurrected.

“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)

“Good Times” Music Video

Good Times

Here’s a new hip-hop video filmed & edited by my friend Jason Clark in Los Angeles and produced by Jbts (www.lunaishoney.com) in 2009. He gave me a CDR at work (we’re both ex-American Apparel employees) with a bunch of beats and this loop stuck out to me. I loved it immediately, but it would be years before it seen light of day. I added the stuff at the end and recorded the vocals in 2010.

Cast:

Michael Nhat

LinaCarol

ALONE (Sean Pineda & Elizabeth Ann aka Liz Bomb)

Bizzart

Nima Kazerouni (So Many Wizards/Crowne Plaza)

All Birds Born Blind Commit Suicide 8

All Birds Born Blind Commit Suicide 8
by Michael Nhat & LinaCarol

Plans to live together dissolve, Michael finds another important item destroyed by Lina, Michael’s Welfare is at 0.00 on the day they are offered the opportunity to stay at Loft paying weekly rent nor pay his new phone bill, July 4th passes, a divider is made, a night out downtown with DJ Maimes and company.

All Birds Born Blind Commit Suicide 5

Autobiographical documentary by Michael Nhat & LinaCarol
Finally get bike lock from Malo House, /Job Offer/ Palm Springs Show/Human Resources Show
Cameos include: Andrew Felix, Champoy, Kid Infinity, Luna is Honey, Geoff Geis and Dylan Doren

New Album “Living Room”

Living Room
by Michael Nhat

“Living Room” was originally titled “Insomnia For the Sport of It”, but I changed my mind because it didn’t go with the cover photo. I purchased the cover photo for 75 cents at a store called Mostly Books in downtown Philly.

From 2008-2011 I recorded a number of songs that would later make up the 20-track album “Living Room”. At the time when I began recording, I had not intended for the songs to be combined into one specific album. In my free time I would record songs out of boredom and fear that I might die some day and the beats and lyrics would be left undone.

Paramanu Recordings and I had been in negotiations to release an album with them since 2006. In 2010, they emailed me about a release date in March 2011, but it got delayed to 2012.

The album is almost entirely sample based. Some samples include Fiona Apple’s “Waltz” for the ending of track 3 “Whitewashed“, Andrea True’s “More More More” for track 6 “I’ll Die in Laos” and the “Popeye” soundtrack for track 9 “Cut Your Own Hair it’s Affordable“.

It features vocal collaborations with Magick Orchids, Dylan Doren, Bizzart, The Little Red Writer, Barrie Rose and k-the-i???. The late Brandi Hollandsworth was my roommate for a couple months and made some guest vocals as well on “Good Times”, “Cut Your Own Hair It’s Affordable” and “Lies and Confusion”.

I produced most of “Living Room” except tracks 1,6,7,8,9,and 20 by Jbts (of Luna is Honey)
and track 11 and 19 by Andrew Felix (of A Sending Service/I Had An Accident Records & Annie Hall Records)

Preview and pre-order your CD or mp3’s at Amazon.com and Living Room - Michael Nhat

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Release Date: June 1, 2012
Release Party at Home Room 3121 Beverly Blvd 90057 All Ages $5 Admission BYOB
Live Performances by (in order of appearance)
9:30 I.E.
10:10 Michael Nhat
10:50 Luna is Honey
11:30 So Many Wizards

So Many Wizards will also be premiering their new music video starring themselves, Lis Bomb, Lina Carol, and myself. Directed by Walt Gorecki (of Home Room)

Dishes – An Experimental Movie by Michael Nhat

Premiere Screening at Home Room March 30 2012 mark your calendar!
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Buy your limited DVD copy at this event $15.00
9pm Dishes followed by special collaboration performance by Michael Nhat/Drew Denny/Lis Bomb/Magick Orchids/Barrie Rose
plus the 10 minute prologue to Dishes

Dishes
by Michael Nhat (nawt)
Starring

Michael Nhat, Barrie Rose, Lis Bomb, Meagan  Boyd, Lina Carol, Amy Wolkins, Andrew Felix, Shaina Mote, Zella Rigador, Lee  Noble, Kid Infinity, Luna is Honey, Amy Fortunato, So Many Wizards, Bastidas, Peter Pants, Linda Dou, Bizzart, Heather Eddy, Magick Orchids, Voice on Tape, Drew Denny, Morgan G, Raven Servellon, Walt Gorecki
genre: experimental & style

“Ya know it doesn’t have to mean anything it can just be something beautiful to watch” – Woody Allen (Zelig)

Dishes (approx 60 minutes) was originally made for a family member in Iowa and for my friends in Philadelphia. The former asked while I was visiting, “Why not stay here? What’s in California?” and I didn’t know how to explain what I wanted. When I lived in Philadelphia friends would ask, “So how’s LA?” I drew a blank at first, and then as always answered with small talk about the weather. Moments like these were the initial influence that catapulted me toward documenting myself and my company.

Maybe I am proud of my lifestyle and the narcissist in me wants something to display that. I wish that friends who don’t live in LA were here to experience it for themselves and not just my one-liners about the weather, but it’s not that easy. So for the sake of non-LA friends, future friends, sisters, strangers that are foes, and for strangers that are nice and want to be friends, but are too intimidated, I hope this movie breaks some spells or enlightens. It may not be the most readable and comprehensive documentary, but at least others who share my sentiments have a new visual to share that gives people an idea of this Los Angeles community.