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News and content for deathgaze band Kardashev.

11-04-20 Announcements

11-04-20 Announcements

This Week in Kardashev News! New Demo Available! We've been working on a fourth song for our full length album and have some awesome ideas worked out! "History" tab in our Articles section! Nico's been hard at work remembering back through the anthology of Kardashev...

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11-04-20 Announcements

10-29-20 Announcements

This Week in Kardashev News! New Demo Available! We've been working on a fourth song for our full length album and have some awesome ideas worked out! "History" tab in our Articles section! Nico's been hard at work remembering back through the anthology of Kardashev...

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11-04-20 Announcements

10-03-2020 Announcements

New Demo Available! We've been working on a third song for our full length album and have some awesome ideas worked out! "History" tab in our Articles section! Nico's been hard at work remembering back through the anthology of Kardashev and the various milestones!...

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11-04-20 Announcements

09-24-2020 Announcements

This Week in Kardashev News! You can now install our website to your smart phones! If you're on a mobile Android device, you can install our website as an App and even enroll into push notifications for our weekly posts! The install should pop up for you, but if it...

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11-04-20 Announcements

09-20-20 Announcements

This week in Kardashev News! Huge Updates to Patreon and Kardashev Website The Kardashev website now has an "Articles" section where you can get direct updates and if you're a Patreon Patron, even listen to new demos of upcoming music! We've created an Enamel Mug!...

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11-04-20 Full Demo and Commentary

11-04-20 Full Demo and Commentary

This week's snippet focuses on Sean's drum composition and new drum samples along with a remix of the demo overall. We look forward to making it sound more like Kardashev and developing more "Doom Mood" into the song. (Palindrome) Next Week We hope to have a more...

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11-04-20 Full Demo Song

11-04-20 Full Demo Song

This week's snippet focuses on Sean's drum composition and new drum samples along with a remix of the demo overall. We look forward to making it sound more like Kardashev and developing more "Doom Mood" into the song. (Palindrome) Next Week We hope to have a more...

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11-04-20 Demo Snippet and Info

11-04-20 Demo Snippet and Info

This week's snippet focuses on Sean's drum composition and new drum samples along with a remix of the demo overall. We look forward to making it sound more like Kardashev and developing more "Doom Mood" into the song. (Palindrome) Next Week We hope to have a more...

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11-04-20 Demo Snippet

11-04-20 Demo Snippet

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11-04-20 Full Demo and Commentary

10-03-2020 Full Demo and Commentary

Next week We hope to bring you some drum updates as we’ve invested into Superior Drummer 3 and Sean has been working on making a Kardashev-specific kit for this new album. From all of us here at Kardashev, thank you for your continued support! Remember, we’ll have...

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11-04-20 Full Demo Song

10-03-2020 Full Demo

Rhopography Track 3 - New Melodic Idea This week's snippet is brought to you by our drummer, Sean! He wrote this little piece a few years back for a solo project of his called The Great Filter and since he'd not used it there, he invited us to check it out and maybe...

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11-04-20 Demo Snippet and Info

10-03-2020 Demo Snippet and Info

This week's snippet is brought to you by our drummer, Sean! He wrote this little piece a few years back for a solo project of his called The Great Filter and since he'd not used it there, he invited us to check it out and maybe develop the tune as a Kardashev track!...

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11-04-20 Demo Snippet

10-03-2020 Snippet

Rhopography Track 3 - New Melodic Idea The Patreon community gets exclusive access to new music, song breakdowns, commentary, and even a monthly one-on-one call with Nico.

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11-04-20 Full Demo and Commentary

09-24-20 Full Demo and Commentary

Rhopography Track 2 Welcome to the music demo blog! Today I’m going to explain in detail our new song that we’re working on for our upcoming full length album tentatively named, “Rhopography”. Enjoy! At this point in the song writing, we're on our second song of the...

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11-04-20 Full Demo Song

09-24-2020 Full Demo

Rhopography Track 2 - New Demo This demo shows the melodic approach we're taking to create the soaring leads that we have been showcasing since The Almanac. It also has many nuances from our past works including composition and bass accompaniment. One of the biggest...

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2017 “The Almanac” – History

2017 “The Almanac” – History

The story of the Album The Almanac is a narrative continuation of the 2013 release, “Excipio”. It is a series of short story adventures through time and space following a character by the name of, “The Traveler”. This story focuses on the character’s journey of...

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2020 “The Baring of Shadows” – History

2020 “The Baring of Shadows” – History

The story of the Album The Baring of Shadows tells four separate stories of loss, pain, and sorrow from the perspective of a single person. This is a visceral telling of universal pain. The album’s direction was intentionally built by Mark’s desire to explore what it...

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2015 “Peripety” – History

2015 “Peripety” – History

The story of the Album Peripety breaks away from the Kardashev mythos, a hopeful story of our far off future, and explores themes of purpose, meaning, and responsibility. It faces the realization of one’s own place in a vast, primarily empty existence. Who are we to...

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2013 “Excipio” – History

2013 “Excipio” – History

The story of the Album Excipio was Kardashev’s first EP with a focused effort in writing narrative around the second tier of the Kardashev Scale. The EP is titled, “Excipio” which is Latin for “I rescue” or “I capture” and is lyrically based on the concept of a...

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Kardashev as an Abstract

Kardashev as an Abstract

The Beginning The history of Kardashev begins in 2009 when Nico Mirolla met Mark Garrett at Northern Arizona University while listening to metal and playing Magic the Gathering in a dormitory common area. After discussing their desires to make music, they began to...

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2014 “IOTA pt. I” – History

2014 “IOTA pt. I” – History

The story of the Concept “IOTA” was the first deviation that Kardashev took with their writing as they began to crave a more mature writing approach and more atmosphere in their compositions. Having parted ways with their drummer James, Nico took on drumming duties...

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2012 “Progression” DEMO – History

2012 “Progression” DEMO – History

The story of the Album Progression is less of a story and more of a concept. It is a figurative and imaginative layout for describing the concepts found in Nikolai Kardashev’s concept work. Creative license was used on the naming of the songs and the world around...

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