The Zone of Alienation mod is an adaptation of the renowned AMK mod. It is built on top of a specialized variant of AMK that uses a magazine system. From this premise, it has expanded to aim to include the following:

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DarkMajor21 Apr 11 2013, 9:58am says:

I like!

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niick Apr 11 2013, 11:33am says:

the beggining reminds me 'Holland, 1945' by Neutral Milk Hotel. very nice

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FatalFunnel Apr 11 2013, 12:33pm replied:

That is quite easy to play, it's just C, D, G.

Because of the tuning I'm using on here and Phoenix, I'm not really playing "chords" so much as I'm playing notes on some sort of scale.

I forgot exactly what key this is in, but I think it might be Ebm.

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Lacedaemonius Apr 12 2013, 8:49pm replied: does that mean we get more ITAOTS? (please)

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FatalFunnel Apr 12 2013, 9:10pm replied:

I don't really do covers.

I mean I can come up with all sorts of stuff by myself, but when I sit down and try to learn something someone else wrote it usually doesn't work well with me. In most cases I just learn a few chords from it and then move on.

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Lacedaemonius Apr 14 2013, 5:33pm replied:

B-but just imagine it: "I LOOOOOOOOVVVVVEEEEEE YOOOUUUUUU JEEESSSSUUUSSSS CAAAHHHHRRRIIIIIIIIIIISSSTT" in the thickest Russian accent you've ever heard.

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d4v33edz Apr 11 2013, 1:06pm replied:

@niick.....please accept a plus karma point for mentioning Neutral Milk Hotel.
Kinda has a David Pajo type thing/vibe about it as well

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FatalFunnel Apr 11 2013, 2:40pm replied:

That David Pajo namedrop is surprisingly accurate, you are getting really close there.

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d4v33edz Apr 11 2013, 2:57pm replied:

Hmmmm...math-rock/post-rock yes, but more like the collaborations with Palace/Oldham than the Papa M style..come on, how about a clue, I'm shooting in the dark a bit here man :)

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FatalFunnel Apr 11 2013, 3:11pm replied:

Yeah, it's sort of like Will Oldham I guess, though as far as acoustic stuff he's not really all that in my list of influences, although the post-rock/math-rock thing is more prominent on Shiver, I don't like songs that stick in 4/4 time, and I'm prone to writing stuff that changes time signatures.

But yeah, with the whole reference to David Pajo, you got pretty close to Slint and Stereolab, and Swans/GY!BE and that whole jazz. I don't know, the electric version of Phoenix is sort of reminiscent of "The Sound," or "Earthmover" by HANL, since it's just really using a volume pedal to create some sort of aircraft-prop drone.

I can't really pin what this one sounds like, It's just some melody I stumbled upon in an odd tuning, but the other part of this that I'm working on that is for the electric version has this weird MBV crossed with Earth thing going for it that I like. It's probably the Open tuning.

Shiver is sort of like that too, since the electric version of it is mostly based around riding the reverb waves in the middle portion of it.

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d4v33edz Apr 11 2013, 3:30pm replied:

Yeah I agree, Slint, their Spiderland album had a massive influence on so many, The For Carnation eponymous album is worth a look, consists mainly of ex Slint members.
The Swans, I loved the intensity of them, and MBV's Loveless, still sounds good.
Are you considering using some of the electric version for this, or uploading a part for us to hear, I personally would like to hear some.
Hey it's been great discussing this, thanks man, if I start discussing music I need to be told when to stop.
Thanks for the informative reply
look forward to hearing more.

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FatalFunnel Apr 11 2013, 3:52pm replied:

Hold, on, I'll pm you my soundcloud page, you were pretty spot on with the Will Oldham reference, although I guess my acoustic stuff is more like Tom Paxton, Phil Ochs, or early Bob Dylan, except for the weird chord inversions I use quite a bit.

It's not really all that noticeable, but I like a lot of country music too.

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d4v33edz Apr 11 2013, 4:10pm replied:

That's great, thanking you, I believe Country music to be just fine when it's kept simple and down to earth, some of the "Americana" bands are just so dark and wonderful, Giant Sand have to be an all-time favourite for myself on that front. Thanks again for the link.

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FatalFunnel Apr 11 2013, 4:30pm replied:

Yeah, that's why I enjoy country music in the first place, it's unpretentious, salt-of-the-earth music.

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d4v33edz Apr 12 2013, 12:46pm replied:

Thanks for the "heads up" on HANL (Have A Nice Life), hadn't come across them before....yes they are very good, their album will be on order next month. I hear elements from a lo-fi style through to Godspeed You(r) Black Emperor on that Earthmover track and that is an impressive feat!

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I remember going through a whole bunch of string configurations and different picks while trying to record this. It's at its most "clean" here because I had removed all but 2 strings from my guitar.

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