Deadmau5: Album Title Goes Here (found unused album tracks; 2009-2012)


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Deadmau5: Album Title Goes Here
Front album cover for "Album Title Goes Here"
Front album cover for "Album Title Goes Here"
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Album Title Goes Here also known as (>ATGH<) is an Experimental Electronic-House album created and produced by Joel Zimmerman, who is known for his stage name, "Deadmau5". The album was released on September 21, 2012 and includes 13 tracks.

Those tracks being:

1. Superliminal

2. Channel 42

3. The Veldt

4. Fn Pig

5. Professional Griefers

6. Maths

7. There Might Be Coffee

8. Take Care of The Proper Paperwork

9. Closer

10. October

11. Sleepless

12. Failbait

13. Telemiscommunications


However, Joel started recording the tracks to this album ever since the year 2009. This means that Joel produced different variations of several tracks for the album that were either changed, unused, or accidentally misplaced. However, some were eventually found.

Superliminal

Joel Zimmerman creating the track "Superliminal".

On April of 2012, Joel did a live stream on him creating the first track of the album titled "Superliminal". It seems that the track would have used a higher pitched, plucking synth to the track around (1:24) and (34:22).

Also, the intro would have started with an average beat followed with the hook at (10:46), rather than the final version, where it starts off with an increased echo.

For unknown reasons, Joel chose to remove the plucked synths and start the song's intro with an increased echo, which would be the final version Superliminal.


The Veldt

Joel Zimmerman discovering the vocals for the track "The Veldt".

Origianally, Joel was planning to release the track, "The Veldt" with only instrumentals on the album. However, he got a message from a man named Chris James on Twitter, saying that he sung vocals for the track "The Veldt" on March of 2012.

After listening upon the vocal version of the track, sung by Chris James, Joel was extremely impressed. So impressed, that he decided to add the vocals to the song and make it the final version of The Veldt.

Eventually, even though he chose the vocal version of "The Veldt", he decided to release the instrumental version of the track to the public.


Fn Pig

The song "Get in the Cart, Pig".
The song "Get in the October Cart, Pig".
The unused version of "Fn Pig".

Joel's Track "Fn Pig" seems to have many different and complicated variations before its final version was chosen as the forth track of the album.

Firstly, on his official YouTube channel, Joel posted a video of him struggling to place a pig in a cart on the game "Minecraft". While doing so, he was struggling, and said the phrase, "Get in the Cart, F***ing Pig!" This phrase inspired him to make a song titled "Get in the cart, Pig", one of the earliest version of Fn Pig that he created. This song only has the intro and a very similar drop from the final version of Fn Pig, and it only lasts 4 minutes.


Eventually, he decided to mix another track to "Get in the Cart, Pig" titled "October", and named it, "Get in the October Cart, Pig". The intro is extremely similar to "Get in the Cart, Pig", However, it starts off much more quietly and rather than the drop sounding more like Fn Pig, it takes the drop from the song "October".


Lastly, Joel produced the "unused" version of the song titled, "Fn Pig". In this version of the song, it keeps the intro from "Get in the Cart, Pig" and has it's own drop. During the song's drop, there seems to be loud Timpani drums added in the background starting at (3:40). Unfortunately, Joel decided to use a version of Fn Pig that removes the Timpani drums from the song, and made it the final version of "Fn Pig" that was chosen for the album.




Maths

The unused version of "Maths".

Back in the year 2009, Joel first produced a early version of the track "Maths". It was supposed to be finished on time to release it on his album, "4x4=12". However, because Joel never completed it on time, he placed the song on the album, "Album Title Goes Here". Because this is the early version of the track "Maths", it had some major differences from the final released track of Maths.

Firstly, the song starts off with a differently louder beat in the intro compared to the final version's intro. Then, at the one minute mark, the song has a slightly different bass.

In the final version of Maths, you would here a robotic voice saying the following: "4 + 4 + 4 is 12, 12 +12 +12 is 4". However in this version, it was never put in. Lastly, the song ends with a fade, rather than a complete finish.

Closer

The unused version of "Closer".

On February of 2012, Joel released a preview of his song titled "Closer". When compared to the final version of the track, this unused version has a higher-toned melody and it starts off with a sort of rocket launch countdown in the background as the melody grows faster. Eventually the song ends with a solid pause and echos out.

As for the final version of Closer, it has a lower-toned version of the same melody, but it lacks the countdown in the background. The ending fades out in the final rather than echoing out from a pause.




Sleepless

The unused/misplaced version of "Sleepless", now known as "Sleeping Beauty Pills".

When Joel Zimmerman was producing tracks that were going to be included in the "Album Title Goes Here" album, he produced a song titled, "Sleepless". The song had many different variations than what it is now on the final version.

Some of the variations of the song included: the intro being very silent with only robotic voices speaking, an added piano and slower beat throughout the song, and the most majorly changed part of the song, added vocals by Joel Zimmerman himself.

Eventually, Joel created another version of "Sleepless". One with a faster beat, louder intro, no piano, and removed vocals. However, he intended on releasing the version of Sleepless with the vocals on the new album, "Album Title Goes Here".

When it was time for Joel to upload the song files for the new album, "Album Title Goes Here", he was rushed, and needed to turn in the files on time. Because both of the different versions of Sleepless had the same file names, Joel accidentally uploaded the wrong file. This led to the version of Sleepless without the vocals to be uploaded to the album instead. The version of Sleepless with the vocals exists on YouTube. However, Joel changed the name of the unused song to "Sleeping Beauty Pills".

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