Instrumental Songs by Nik Furious

Stick Cats graphic novel and soundtrack

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Hi! Let’s get right to the good stuff, ‘kay? Choose your flavor…

Stick Cats: Meta Mayhem graphic novel (PDF, 122 pages, 44 MB)

Stick Cats: Meta Mayhem graphic novel (CBZ, 122 pages, 36 MB)

Stick Cats: Meta Mayhem is a lo-fi all ages digital graphic novel about two stick figure friends, Marmalade and Steve, on an adventure to stop a vicious enemy, the Octo-Kitty!

Marmalade is full of moxie and Steve loves science. They travel through time and space on their escapade, encountering crazy characters like Amazonia, Dexter, and the Manx Militia. Are they friends? Foes? Or both? You gotta read it to find out. 😀

And there are tunes too! A 40 minute instrumental soundtrack (which is mostly acoustic guitar) by Nik Furious (which is, um, me).

Wanna download it? Alright, here ya go partner…

Stick Cats: Meta Mayhem soundtrack (13 songs, 40:33, 87 MB)

Nik Furious – Stick Cats: Meta Mayhem OST tracklist
01. Sticky (5:02, 12 MB)
02. Deco (2:04, 5 MB)
03. Timenado (2:20, 5.5 MB)
04. Recave (2:39, 6 MB)
05. Zoof (5:03, 12 MB)
06. Precave (2:51, 7 MB)
07. Catena (2:37, 6 MB)
08. Catnap (2:33, 6 MB)
09. Detox (4:39, 11 MB)
10. Warped (1:23, 3 MB)
11. Magic (2:59, 7 MB)
12. Impact (4:02, 9.5 MB)
13. Temporal (2:21, 5.5 MB)

How about a quick history lesson?

Stick Cats began exactly five years ago today when I posted the first page of my improvised webcomic that had no predetermined direction and no limits.

My experiment stuck and soon I was printing minicomics, taking them to conventions across the US, and making Stick Cats music.

My tail is told in this order: Act I, Act III, Act 0, and Act II. Why? Because time travel! Marmalade attempts to change the cat-astrophic future by jumping backwards through her reality and reliving the past.

Speaking of which, Act II constitutes all of the new material in this graphic novel. 66 pages to be exact. The first half of this volume comes from the comics I made from 2011-2012 and then there’s the heretofore unseen material I drew from 2012-2014.

The songs were recorded from 2013-2016. As recently as this past weekend, in fact! In a perfect world, they’re meant to be listened to in order while reading the book.

Well, I think that’s about it. I don’t have any future plans for more Stick Cats at the moment. I loved telling this story but I also feel like I’ve told all of the tale that I want to tell for the time being.

I hope you enjoy the free comics and music… and let me know what you think!

Nik Furious – 10iversary Mix

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Ten years ago today, I met Justique at a party in Pittsburgh. To celebrate, I made her this maniacal mix. It’s full of squeely synths, sharp beats, and smooth grooves.

10iversary Mixnik-furious-10iversary.mp3 (16 MB)

01. Ryan Elder – wedding jam from Rick and Morty s2e10
02. Sweet Sensation – (Goodbye Baby) Victim Of Love (Oh, Oh Dub)
03. Billy Joel – All For Leyna
04. Buffalo Daughter – Balloon Remix
05. Etienne de Crécy – Funk
06. Vince DiCola – Moon Base 2-Shuttle Launch
07. Vince DiCola – Autobot/Decepticon Battle
08. The Irrelevants – Cue In The Jungle
09. Jeff Lorber Fusion – Magic Lady
10. Newcleus – Why
11. Newcleus – Destination: Earth (1999)
12. Beggar & Co – If You Really Love Me
13. Johnny Gimble – Mandelopin’

Girl, you got it goin’ on!

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Nik Furious – 30 Six Mix 4 Xmas 15

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Two 18:18 mixes for Justique. One fresh from 2015. One unearthed from 1999.

Funky Touch mixtape 2015nik-furious-funky-touch-2015.mp3

01. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia – Sweet Dee Gets Audited
02. Maaya Sakamoto & Cornelius – Tokyo Samui
03. Poolside – Do You Believe?
04. Jessica Williams Trio – Blue Miles
05. Say Lou Lou – Games For Girls (feat. Lindstrom)
06. Bobby Caldwell – What You Won’t Do For Love
07. The X-Ecutioners – Play That Beat (Lo Fidelity Allstars Remix)
08. Skibone – Take It To The Top
09. J.J. Johnson – Willie Chase
10. Louis La Roche – Touch Wood
11. Yuzo Kayama – Violet Sky
12. Todd Terje – Preben Goes To Acapulco
13. B. Bravo – Orfeo (Will You Stay)
14. William Goldstein – Force Five Opening
15. Tom Jones – Bright Lights and You Girl (live)
16. Spice Girls – Wannabe
17. Maaya Sakamoto & Cornelius – Anata Wo Tamotsu Mono
18. Tricky Woo – Sad Eyed Woman
19. Mongo Santamaria – I Got You (I Feel Good)
20. Yvette Michele – Everyday & Everynight
21. Reid Speed & FS – Instant Replay (Revolvr Remix)
22. Dan Hartman – Vertigo/Relight My Fire

Sunny Ghosts tapemix 1999nik-furious-sunny-ghosts-1999.mp3

01. ??? (surf rock)
02. Ben Folds Five – Army
03. ??? (swing jazz)
04. ??? (blues rock)
05. Busta Rhymes – What’s It Gonna Be?! (feat. Janet)
06. ??? (surf rock)
07. The Trashmen – Malaguena
08. Monifah – Touch It
09. ??? (same as #3)
10. ??? (polka)
11. ??? (surf rock)
12. Squirrel Nut Zippers – Hell
13. Shawn Mullins – Lullaby
14. ??? (salsa)
15. The Trashmen – Church Key
16. ??? (rock)
17. ??? (rock song about a “monkey suit”)
18. ??? – Hard Days Night (jazz)
19. Daft Punk – Da Funk
20. ??? – (punk song about “going down the drain”)
21. ??? (jazz)

St. Nik rides again! Back from the dead, he rears his funky head. Surfing time from present to past, dropping hot mixes so you can shake your ass.

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Listen to Love & Monsters… then buy it!

Friday, July 18th, 2014

My final instrumental songs made under the name Nik Furious are now available for your hungry ears:

I contributed six tracks to this Love & Monsters album, featuring four other fabulous cuts from Jesse Spillane and Sam Star.

If you backed our successful Kickstarter campaign late last year, then you should already have a download code waiting for you in your inbox. However, if you didn’t pre-order our project… then you can buy it now!

For $10 you get our 10-track album AND a 90-page PDF of comics by Cynthia Lee, Shawn Atkins, Jared Catherine, and Virginia Shields. That’s a pretty sweet deal!

I hope you enjoy these jams. Although Nik Furious may finally be takin’ the ol’ dusty trail off into the horizon, I’ll be back soon with a new music name and some fresh instrumental cuts.

Nik Furious: Smart Bomb mixtape

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

The final Nik Furious mixtape. A collection of 13 instrumentals featuring original funk songs, hip hop beats, and some weird remixes.

There are two ways to listen to this mixtape. First, there’s the 22 minute continuous Smart Bomb mix that includes a few surprises:

Second, there are the individual tracks that make up Smart Bomb. You can download the Smart Bomb ZIP file (33:36, 50 MB) or check out the tracks one-by-one:

1. Chinilla pt 1 (2:03)
An original song recorded in 2002 with the Hairicane on cowbell. Used as the beat for Chinilla by the Unlicensed Attorneys at Law.

2. Deeno Adventure (2:43)
A remix of the opening music from an animated sequence in the Dinosaur Adventure video game.

3. Fresh Frunk (0:51)
An original song recorded in 2009. The full version was used as the beat for the NSFW Laycock Chronicles pt 1 by the Unlicensed Attorneys at Law. It was also the theme for the Destruct-O-Cast podcast.

4. From the Ashes (3:56)
A remix of my original song Bacon from the album Brilliant Shower. Bacon was used as the beat for the NSFW Pork-N-Beanz and Bacon and Eggs by the Unlicensed Attorneys at Law.

5. Jamm (2:07)
A remix of “Let Me Clear My Throat (Old School Reunion Remix ’96)” by DJ Kool feat. Biz Markie and Doug E. Fresh. Used as the beat for the NSFW Patio 2 by the Unlicensed Attorneys at Law.

6. Lalala Laalaa Laaaaa (2:32)
A remix of “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” by War. Used as the beat for Making It by the Unlicensed Attorneys at Law.

7. Milky (2:26)
An original song recorded in 2012.

8. Pineapple (3:21)
A remix of “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes. Used as the beat for the NSFW Pina Colada by the Unlicensed Attorneys at Law.

9. PonyGasm pt 3 (3:09)
An original song recorded in 2012 for Kaylie McDougal‘s erotic comic, PonyGasm.

10. Slipped (1:58)
A remix of an old R&B song… but I made this beat back in 2004 and I completely forget the name of the song that I sampled! Used as the beat for the NSFW Slip It Inside by the Unlicensed Attorneys at Law.

11. Smart Bomb (2:36)
A remix of one of Steve Ferrone’s drum solos from George Duke Band: Live at Shibuya Public Hall – Tokyo, Japan 1983.

12. Tasty (1:58)
An original song recorded in 2004. Used as the beat for the NSFW Taste It by the Unlicensed Attorneys at Law. Also the theme for the VACANT Bits podcast.

13. Xavier (4:01)
An original song recorded in the mid 00s. Used as the beat for the NSFW Under My Pee by the Unlicensed Attorneys at Law.

Why is this is the final Nik Furious mixtape?

Partially because — after 4 years of posting music on this blog — I’ve finally exhausted my surplus of old Nik Furious beats. But the other (far more important!) reason is that I’m sick of using a derivative name.

Back in 2004, I thought Nik Furious was a clever hip-hop twist on the name of a b-list superhero. It was a subtle wink and nod to other comic book readers.

However, that’s changed pretty significantly since Iron Man came out in 2008 and Samuel L. Jackson assumed the role of the one-eyed super spy. Now Nick Fury is a household name!

Also, my affection for mainstream superhero comics is a lot lower than it was a decade ago when I first started using Nik Furious as my musical moniker.

Not to mention that I have ideas for comics about my sonic alter ego and I don’t want anything to nix those dreams.

I’ve hidden my new music name and logo somewhere in this blog post. So if you wanna know what it is, you’ve gotta hunt for it!

I dunno when my first release under this new name will be out, but I know you’ll be hearing more tunes from me soon.

P.S. My friend Carrie Howarth has been doodling some super fun Nik Furious fanart over the past few months. Check it out.

Nik Furious takes you on a Deeno Adventure

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Kaylie McDougal shared a video yesterday of some horrible animation (from a video game???) called Dinosaur Adventure. It’s unbelievably bad:

But it has some sweet retro futuristic opening music that I had to remix:

I named the tune Deeno Adventure in honor of the terrible voice acting where they keep saying “dee-no” over and over again. Maybe I’m out of the loop, but I always thought it was pronounced “die-no”.