‘This Machine Kills Dreams’ is the 6th studio album release, from Melbourne based producer/ rapper Bastian Bucks. The self-produced album underlines some of the independent artist’s finest works to date, and is out today.
Simultaneously, Bastian has released a music video for the single ‘Letters To God’. Shot in Florence, Italy in late 2017 ‘Letters To God’ is the final music video from this series.
“I finished mixing/ mastering ‘TMKD’ in June of 2017, but wanted to shoot some videos to coincide with the album, leading up its release. It was just coincidence that I wrote ‘Letters To God’ only to find myself in a holy city on the other side of the world months later.
It seemed like fate, so I took advantage of the opportunity and Florence ended up tying the songs theme together perfectly.”
– Bastian Bucks
Last week saw the arrival of my latest album ‘Golly Gosh’. Which is now available on all reputable digital outlets. I have taken this album back to my early roots and just wanted to make something in the moment, without over analysing anything too much. And after spending a few months of producing/ writing/ mixing/ mastering the album, this is what I came up with.
I honestly think this is just one of those one off things. Something I won’t try to replicate or dissect. It is now my favourite album and reflects me completely. I’m sure my outlook will continue to change, as it always has. But I will forever very proud to give this to you.
‘Golly Gosh’ is available via iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and many other digital platforms. Physical copies are available via my Bandcamp
Well here it is people!
Feels good to share this with the world. I thank you for your patience, and persistence in supporting me for all this time. After months of work we have finally reached the release! And thankfully everything worked out. Now I may not be able to explain myself or my thoughts very well in real life but I think I just hit a note with this album.
And we also got an awesome review from the folks over at HipHop.Melbourne which you check out HERE. For CD purchases follow the bandcamp link. For digital downloads/ streaming head to your preferred online store from the list below. CD’s are going quick but I am in the process of ordering more.
‘Golly Gosh’ is available via
*Bandcamp (CD) http://bit.ly/29T6vQd
*Google Play https://goo.gl/TiLMYV
And all other reputable digital outlets.
It’s an honour to share this with you all and thank you for your support!
Hip Hop artist Bastian Killjoy has set upon a new journey this year with the announcement of his 4th full length album release ‘Golly Gosh’, due for arrival on July 21st 2016.
The rapturous Melbourne based producer/ emcee has modelled his latest works around his earliest Hip Hop, Rap and R&B influences, many being from the early 90’s. With production styles that recognise artists of the 70’s and 80’s, in a time when musician’s recorded/ produced and mixed their albums, utilising their own skills. Which is precisely what Bastian has done with his latest masterpiece ‘Golly Gosh’ entirely produced by himself.
“I have produced all my other albums, to an extent, but have always got to a point where I have needed help from others to complete the project. This time around I have placed a lot of importance on the album belonging to me, I believe it is my most lyrical and personal work to date. After many painstaking months of hard work, I think it’s paid off”. – B. K
From the inspiration of intrigue and true artistry, come the untold workings of Hip Hop enthusiast and architect, Bastian Killjoy.
Album available through – Bandcamp, iTunes and all other reputable outlets
July 21st 2016.
To view the debut single/ music video release ‘Creep’ taken from ‘Golly Gosh’ click Here
Upon the release of my album ‘Sides Of Me’ a couple of months ago, I was unsure as to whether I wanted to share these new songs on a live platform, that is performing them to an audience.
There is an abstract fragment of electronic soundscapes, mixed in with acoustic drums through most of the songs from the release and to tell you the truth I am not totally convinced that this is what a crowd wants to see live.
Maybe it doesn’t make sense, maybe i’m too far out there. Or maybe this just belongs at home while your stoned in your lounge room on a Friday night. Who knows.
Nevertheless I have played a few of these new songs live, a few times, to a few people. And they seemed to enjoy them, so Bron Flutterby recorded a video of one of my “favourite” songs ‘All Over’ live to share with you.
You who I do not know and who does not know me, you the music enthusiast that was able to find this in the infinite internet. Where some things are lost and people choose brush over importance for short term gratification or stimulation.
So if we are going to get into this and I am going to share this with you, then I will say this song is written in reference to pioneering Sci-Fi films.That is the sound I was aiming to achieve. The lyrics are about how far my spirit has come to awaken at this point in time. But this is a fragment of the whole story, how could I express and expose so much of myself in just under 3 minutes? I couldn’t, and that is why the album ‘Sides Of Me’ is my story of who I am, why I am here, what is happening around me, my intentions, obsessions, love all of it. Summed up in one album, that is to say where I have been and where I am now. My previous albums and EP’s attempt to explain the rest.
On Friday the 12th of December, as my Pozible campaign was in it’s final stages, I was frantically refreshing my page to see if we would end up reaching our target, and we did! We ended up raising 105% of our total and I can now finish getting the album ‘Sides Of Me’ mixed & mastered and press it on vinyl and CD for you guys. This has only been made possible with your support. Words cannot express my feelings right now.
When I started this campaign I wasn’t sure if I would go ahead. But here we are, this journey has taught me many things about myself and other people. We need more faith, to believe in each other. My heart is full right now. You have made my dreams reality.
I received the first test vinyl for ‘Sides Of Me’ last week and once we head into the new year I will then order copies on vinyl, t shirts, CD’s and posters to be ready after the Christmas break. Everything will then be packaged and sent off to you by mid February 2015.
If you have purchased digital copies of previous works they will be sent out via email early January 2015 via email.
It’s been over 9 years ago that I started Bastian Killjoy and nothing happens over night. I still have a long way to go in achieving all my goals as an artist but this is a big step towards them becoming reality. I think next year is going to be a big year and I have lot of new music to bring you all.
I will send you updates as things are being finalised and ready to send to you, so keep checking those emails.
For those of you who missed the deadline for pre orders, don’t worry, I will still be taking orders for vinyl and CD until January 2015. If you would like to pre order a copy of my album ‘Sides Of Me’ then please complete the contact form below and I will get the details straight to you.
Well I am proud to announce the release of my latest single and film clip for ‘Tie Me To This’. We have been working flat out to finish this video and release it to the public. 6 weeks ago I launched my Pozible campaign to assist me in completing and releasing my album ‘Sides Of Me’ on vinyl/ CD and digital format. During this period I have finishing my end of the album, producing my accompanying music and recording my vocals. I then have been sending my projects over seas to be finished, but I don’t have the money yet.
So far we have raised 76% of the funds needed for me me to be able to pay everyone and release this and with just 2 weeks to go I will admit I am still feeling pretty nervous. I have a reward system for pledgers to receive pre orders of the album in all formats, T shirts, past releases + much more. If you would like to get involved or find out more follow me HERE.
If I was asked what this song is about, which I will be, I would say it strongly relates to my passion for music, how we have become intertwined in a love hate relationship and eventually have had to learn to co exist with each other. There are a lot of references to genre boundaries. Commercial viability vs uninhibited creativity. I have addressed many of my frustrations relating to these subjects here. Really this song is left to interpretation, how people choose to digest this song is out of my control. Though my sentiments are there. I feel like this music video is a big step in relating my new work to a broader audience. I have been growing away from the Hip Hop scene as I have grown older. Now I just like to make music and to push all my influences as far as I can in the realm on new creativity.
The single for ‘Tie Me To This’ is available for streaming via my Soundcloud channel along with 3 other singles I released from the album. Right now this song is only available for download exclusivley to pledgers of my Pozible campaign, along with the other singles released
This video was shot by Flutterby Creative at our home studio in Melbourne and mixed/ mastered at North Village Recording in the U.S. I must thank both Bron Flutterby and Tim Hanson for working on the audio and visual aspects of this song. It really has been a team effort. We will have more film clips coming out leading up to the release of the album ‘Sides Of Me’. I would also like to give a huge thanks to all the supporters of my Pozible campaign, who have pushed and inspired me to keep moving foreward.
I will have more details pertaining to this album release soon. For more direct updates from me you can join my mailing list HERE.
Hello to everyone out there, welcome to this weeks update on my Pozible campaign. We are already 3 weeks in and time is flying by. I’m trying to keep creative on these updates, so I thought I would do something different. I have also laid ‘Entitlement’ over the video, so I suppose you could look at this as a music video. Speaking of which, we are currently shooting a film clip for the next single. I don’t have an exact arrival time on this yet, but I can tell you it will be released within the next month before the campaign winds up in December.
So far we are making great steed on finishing this album. I only have 3 more songs to write/ compose/ record and then everything will be sent off to U.S based producer Tim Hanson at North Village Recordings, for mixing and mastering. I have had some great feedback on ‘Entitlement’ the single I released last week. Things have really changed since my last EP release in December. I knew while I was writing ‘Earth, Air, Fire, Water‘ that I was in a transition and now things are really evolving for me musically.
I have especially had fun so far writing the songs which pledgers have asked to be named after them. I set 3 of these rewards on my campaign ‘To have a song named after you’ and all 3 have already been purchased. I have been careful when writing these songs to not write about the person but rather from a distant point of view looking into peoples lives, emotions, things we really all share including intrinsic values. I have also just finished up the second international collaboration on this album with U.S artist EMFB. I released the first collaboration in May of this year ‘Road To Nothing’ with famed Iranian artist Salome Mc.
So far on our campaign we have reached over $2,100 in pledges! Thank you to all my amazing supporters out there. This really is only possible with you and I am honoured to share this momentous event with you all. This work will inevitably become yours as much as mine as we travel together. If you would like to get involved in my Pozible campaign or just hear my story then follow me here.
If you would like to join my mailing list for more direct updates on my music then follow me here. I will be back next week with more developments, for now I thank you, bless
Welcome to a new week! and this week we have reached 37% of our Pozible campaign. So I was composing a new song for the album ‘Sides Of Me’ yesterday and thought why not just but something off the top of my head. We have 6 weeks to go of this campaign, and though thats sounds like a long time… It isn’t. Last week was a big week with the release of my new single ‘Entitlement’ Which was released on Friday as a thank you to pledgers. I will have more new music for you before this campaign finishes. I am also hoping to release a film clip along the way.
‘Entitlement’ is available for exclusive download to pledgers and is available for Streaming via Soundcloud. The 1st single ‘Foreword’ released last month is available for download via all reputable digital stores and is available for streaming on Spotify.
If you are just joining and would like to get involved in my Pozible campaign or find out what this is all about then you can follow me HERE. Right now I need all the support I can get, so if you believe in what i’m doing, get involved and become a part of this monumental point in my music career
If you would like to join my mailing list to receive monthly updates on what i’m up to then you can join my mailing list HERE
My new single has arrived! This song is taken from the album ‘Sides Of Me’. I am currently running a Pozible campaign to help me release this album. I have put this song up as a thank you to all the people who have supported my project so far. We kicked this campaign off 11 days ago and have reached over 32% of the funds needed!
All pledgers have been sent a personal download of this song. For the general public it is available for streaming via Soundcloud. I wrote this song in regards to peoples sense of entitlement in Australia and abroad. I am touching on racism here, our disconnection from our planet and surroundings, and the idea that one person or a group of people could have a feeling of ownership over nature and where we inhabit is preposterous. This also relates to governments and their borders.
People seeking refuge deserve help and aid. Indigenous Australians deserve more respect for their land and heritage, and our children, tomorrows future deserve better. This is relative in too many other parts of the world. We are slipping further and further into decay, all sense of decency and democracy has been washed away by our blood soaked beaches. I speak for sustainability, I fight for the human spirit to rise and takes its place among the stars. I seek change.
I enjoy sharing my thoughts and ideals with you. I do this not from a personal point of view in my beliefs, but it is more a collective oversee of what is happening from a spiritual view. If someone who didn’t live on Earth is watching us then how would we look? This is sometimes an embarrassing and uncomfortable thought, but one that needs addressing. We can do better.
If you want to get involved in my Pozible campaign or download this song, you can follow me HERE
If you would like to join my mailing list and receive monthly updates you can do so HERE
Hey out there, I have just released an update on my Pozible campaign, to help release my album ‘Sides Of Me’. I launched this campaign Last Monday, and in one week on we have already raised over 25% of the funds I need to finish the album. All thanks to your support. Because this album means so much to me in both terms of growth and excellence. I want to get it out to as many people as possible, in as many formats as possible. That means vinyl!
I only have 24 vinyl pre orders left so if you want one get in fast. There are a heap of signed CD’s up for grabs as well as previous releases, T-shirts + heaps more. I would like to give a special thank you and congratulations to Libby Thomas and Desiree Blamey for taking out the top prize of having a song named after them! If you would like to have a song named after you there is 1 still available.
To everyone who has supported this project and pledged so far, you are my driving force behind making music. Don’t forget I have a new single from the album coming out this Friday. This will be an exclusive download for pledgers and streamable for the general public via Soundcloud
If you would like to join or follow my campaign you can do so HERE
To join my monthly mailing list you can do so HERE
If you have just joined me, then welcome! As some of you will know I launched my crowd funding campaign just 6 days ago to assist me in releasing my next album ‘Sides Of Me’. There has been so much support from people out there, that I wanted to give something back. So I am releasing another single from the album as a token of my appreciation.
I was going to hold off on sharing this song, Entitlement is one of my personal favourites from this album. But I would say that is even more reason to share it with you all! I will have a video update on my Pozible campaign up on Monday. So stay tuned for that too. I will have more details on how I am traveling then. For now I can tell you we have reached $1,210 so far! If you want a copy of my next album on vinyl I suggest getting in quick. I only have a limited run available at this stage.
“So many people will tell you ”no”, and you need to find something you believe in so hard that you just smile and tell them ”watch me”. Learn to take rejection as motivation to prove people wrong. Be unstoppable. Refuse to give up, no matter what. It’s the best skill you can ever learn.”
― Charlotte Eriksson
As I continue to put myself out there, I am astounded by peoples belief in me to succeed, and I will succeed. If you would like to pre order an album or get involved you can follow me Here.
If you would like to join my monthly mailing list you can do so Here.
I have launched my crowd funding campaign! This is very exciting. This is the story of my life’s passion, my inspirations and motives behind making music, and why I am so compelled to get my message out to people. It has taken me almost a decade of personal growth; through creative expression to arrive here, to this album ‘Sides Of Me’ so I thought I would make this one count!
I will be bringing this album to you on Vinyl as well as CD and digital formats. This has been in the making for a long time and I hope with your support I can release my album ‘Sides Of Me’
I have undertaken a massive amount of growth in my music through persistence and with the help of U.S based producer and friend, Tim Hanson of North Village Recording. Who has worked with me, mixing and mastering my music for the last 3 years. Once again he will be working with me in the mixing and mastering process of this project.
If you would like to get involved or find out more information you can follow my campaign HERE
I have a lot of goodies to offer but if your after a record I suggest getting in quick!
I thought perhaps in a parody
I’d meet calamity Jane
Climbed up that tree collecting composure in frames
Just as I gained aim
The branch snapped
I can’t remember her name
Awoke in a new place favored by danger and fate
Painted in an age and I found a mate
Asked her how can we survive?
Wait ride the pain, collide, revive yourself to come here again
This is a dazed, delusional confused mood as usual
But while I’m in the moment I think its time to make it beautiful
Shoot through different plains of perception
Till I find one I like
Take flight with direction
Ease the tension, complete beliefs to strengthen
Leave perfection, an aggression inside
Concrete the method of life
Then reach arms out, stretched complimenting the sky
So let them go
Let them leave
Let them know what they need
Let me float
Let them speak
Let us grow
Let me be
Let us breath through the hatred
Greet life with patience
Never wonder why
Or if we even made this
To the furthest of reaches
The ones that mean to leave you speechless
Hurts but teaches humility
Love you to pieces
A part of the whole
The picture that needs us
Leaders a needless
Deceit leaves favor leads to enable
The crazed, deranged stables
Unstable, well maybe I am
Certainly from the cross over’s that cut broken hands
What are your demands?
The question flutters through my brain
On a day I cant remember that stifled my pain
Polite I won’t change, not even on a new day
Then the song remains the same, you’ll be destined to do this again
Shame reigns down from clouds to its people
Down and out sad clowns speak to crowds many spiteful and evil
Evil things, please try to let go for the people you know
Jokers are all pushing for shows
I’m sick of clones competing for something they don’t own
So I go, I pray I might be able to come home
So let them go
Let them leave
Let them know what they need
Let me float
Let them speak
Let us grow
Let me be
Let us breath through the hatred
Greet life with patience
Never wonder why
Or if we even made this
This is my second full length album and my first solo project. All music and vocals were recorded at Wordsmiths Records.
So I asked all our fans to send in photo’s of themselves which we then turned into a mosaic.
The name “Painted Landscape” is a reference to our cultural diversity within Australia, that we all make up the landscape we live in. I then decided to hit up fans to choose a color out of 15 choices. the 15 colors represent the 15 songs on the album which we are still shooting clips for. 15 clips, 15 colors chosen by fans which represent their choice. I wanted to involve people as much as possible in this. So far we have released 2 film clips and are currently shooting the next one. I hope you enjoy this album, I love it! Please click the photo to permalink the album
This album features work from my long standing drummer Casey Morrison. We successfully launched and released this album in September last year. I was pretty angry about the world, how things are, how many people don’t care about what is going on around them. So we put this whole psychological mess together and put it in an album. There is some very dark stuff on here but also uplifting moments that really reflect who me and Casey are as people and music lovers. I did most of the mixing on this album before sending it off for mastering, what a nightmare, I vowed after this album to leave all the mixing and mastering to someone else. This album is available on iTunes, Spotify and many other online stores. Click the photo for a free streaming link to the album