View Full Version : Shitao's Nocturnal Tales

03-19-2007, 03:54 PM

Yo yo wu-corp heads. I'm really late but the Nocturnal Tales are finally finished and available. 18 new beats...35 minutes with monsters, ghosts, creaking doors, creepy landscapes... I hope you'll like it.

The permanent link with the artwork:


03-19-2007, 04:10 PM
Downloading Now ^_^!

Sun Tzu, Tha Soul Controllah
03-19-2007, 04:15 PM
downloading i'll give you a review soon

i know i can expect high quality

Jamal Noor
03-19-2007, 05:56 PM
nice ill return witha review

03-19-2007, 05:58 PM
thnx, I'll be back as well.

Jamal Noor
03-19-2007, 10:02 PM
ok this was mad different but i loved it...loving your sample choice and instruments played in..the whole album has a mad spooky feel to it with haunting sounds and crispy drums..has a cold yet warm feel to the music..dope!

my fav joints..
Sea joint
wandering words
oral myths
endless drawing
water ghost
shell beach

we should hook up...i will love to bless one of those beats man


03-20-2007, 07:12 AM
i just finish downloading it, i will give it a good listen to later in the day, and post my view of it, dope cover btw

03-20-2007, 07:52 AM
dope cover btw

indeed. artwork by Nusse. fonts by me :)

MF Herbs
03-20-2007, 04:24 PM
Peace fam.. Imma get at this joint right here.. asp camp respect..

03-21-2007, 01:56 PM
ok this was mad different but i loved it...loving your sample choice and instruments played in..the whole album has a mad spooky feel to it with haunting sounds and crispy drums..has a cold yet warm feel to the music..dope!

my fav joints..
Sea joint
wandering words
oral myths
endless drawing
water ghost
shell beach

we should hook up...i will love to bless one of those beats man


Thx a lot for your interest man and for this nice feedback. Cool fav list :) My favs are in.

And yep a collabo could be really interesting.


03-21-2007, 04:24 PM
downloadin now..

03-21-2007, 08:33 PM
Peepin this right now, off tops I gotta say I can really appreciate this joint, real eclectic beats, definately feelin tha creepy atomspheres.. gives it alot of character.. Almost reminds me of my Halloween Tape

Standout Joints for me;

Dreaming of Space
Mechanical Hope (personal fav)
Oral Myths
Water Ghost
Shell Beach Memories

Overall this is a dope project fam, beats got a ton of flava, great sample usage..

Much Respect Shitao and ASP... Keep em comin

03-22-2007, 05:04 AM
1st half of the review:

1-creatures: nice sample and the drums are original, the whole vibe
is dope. the change of the snare surprised me but get used to it very
quickly (i cant say if it should have been over the whole song coz both snares are tights)
2-we're residents: nice sample too and the drum line is dope too. the melody is catchy and the crash are well balanced (it's ear hurtin in alot of songs).
3-dreaming of space: i like that brass (or horns) and the little notes are
"entrainantes" (on s'comprend). BPM is too low to spit over. nice work.
4-mechanical hope: i really like the percussions you used for the drum line. the other instruments fits as well.
5-sea skit: that beat is off the hook, had a little oriental feeling even if the drum rolls are usually used in more energic beats.
6-wandering words: i really like that one too, that beat is really complete. the horns melody is excellent and the drum line changes are dope. the best track untill now.
7-oral myth: dope too. the vocals and the guitar loop are dope even i think the last one gets off time sometimes. the percussions are tights.
8-shadow flesh: another banger. the snare is dope in that one and the instruments are well balanced coz the song sound complete without obstruction.
9-preludes and nocturnes: seems like you used a harp instrument (but i'm sure it's an effect that gives that feel). the beat is tight. vocals are great and the change (1:15) is off the hook.

i dont know if its the artwork or the whole vibe of the album but the title couldnt be anything but "nocturnal tales" :)

Solid Flame
03-22-2007, 04:43 PM
Put the tape on my i pod.. I must say it´s bangin´! The tracks that caught my ear most are "we´re residents" , "shadow´s flesh", "preludes...", "when the light beneath the door fades" ( maybe I like this one most...) Over all nice! you´re a sick producer! Peace

MaXiMus Da MaNtis
03-22-2007, 04:46 PM
downloading now

03-23-2007, 12:32 AM
First off, the overall atmosphere on the album fits its title and art cover, i like how you kept the beats at reasonable time, this album will have a great replay value for me, gonna get high and space out and play this album along with the blockheads, joe beats instrumental lps

Creatures: love the change ups and vocal sample that cut in, oh that flute sample is dope too and the 2nd snare is bananas!9:|6

We're Residents: love the way you introduce the drums, dope piano sample

Dreaming of Space(one my favs of the album): :spin: love the bells, they sound like the bells of The Sylvers' I Wish I Could Talk To You. Dope change up with the horns. The bassline is sick gives the beat the dark tone

Mechanical Hope: Real grimy atmosphere and the ride or w/e sound that it is gives it a the metal sound to tie into the mechanical theme^O^ the kick hits hard too

Sea Skit: Lovin' the bassline, ill drumloop too

Wandering words(another fav): nice used of the vocal samples, nice deep bass, ill drums you got on this one for a moment i thought i was listening to a blockhead track, very ill beat

Oral Myths: Ill sample with the vocals, nice changes ups, deep bass and dope snare

Shadows' Flesh: very deep bass, sick drums you got hit

Preludes and Nocturnes: dope sample and nice reverb on the snares, ill bassline, nice vocal sample were she saids "the night is.."

Star Skit: I love how you upped the tempo and the sample is mad eerie

An endless drawing(another of my favs): sick bass, overall great track

Trapped by Paranoia: oh this track right here imo is the best of the entire album, i just love the tone of it.9:|6

Question: ill vocal sample

When the light beneath your door fades...: this track had som much emotion in it, it deserves to be one of the longer tracks, love it9:|6

Water Ghost: deep bass, dope intro, and ill samples with crazy changes ups

The soul box skit: ill intro vocal sample what movie is it from? i love the slow piano sample with the violin kicking in

The Nameless City: love the bass and snare with the ill samples and nice close with the crash

Shell Beach Memories(another fav): sick bass, dope vocal samples, great track to end the lp9:|6

03-23-2007, 05:01 AM
Really...Complex, Spawn, Flame, Ozmo....thx a lot for all this opinions/feedbacks. For taking the time to listen and put real review... It's so appreciated.

The soul box skit: ill intro vocal sample what movie is it from?

It's from one of the worst movie ever :D : HARD TO DIE


Pharaoh Snefru
03-23-2007, 01:42 PM

This album is nuts. What a creative mind you have to make shit like this. LOL your sick wit it for real fam...I luv that Oral Myths and track 18 shell beach was fire aswell...nice VIBE good

I got some work to do feel me?

Amazing album Shitao

Pharaoh Snefru

03-23-2007, 06:47 PM
It's beautiful Shitao! I love the very eerie effect to it and how everything seems to intertwine with eachother.. I love you're production a lot and I think you have some of the best work on here. Since I first heard your shit until now. You need to make more stuff so we can all keep listening!! 5 stars on this though and congratulations on finishing it!

03-24-2007, 02:08 AM
I'm downloading this right now.

Thanks for shairing ya music man. Al tell ya wat a think later


4th Day Legend
03-24-2007, 05:50 AM
Artist: Shitao
Album: Nocturnal Tales
a review written by: 4th Day Legend
[01. Creatures]
A nice way to start the album, a blurred sounding beat
sleepful rhythms gives you a mad feeling...
[02. We're Residents]
I said it before, I say it again, dope beat
this is what I like from you, a difference
unique beats, different from the others
dope drums, dope bass, a banger...
[03. Dreaming Of Space]
Nice clock movement feeling thru the beat
good changes, good vibe, I feel it...
[04. Mechanical Hope]
You always give the right names for beats
and this beat is what the name says
I get what you mean, I mean this is dope
again blurred feel, the flowing and changes...
[05. Sea Skit]
The drums makes this beat, a good beat
simple background sound, but drums makes it stronger
perfect beat for a skit, again that crazy feeling...
[06. Wandering Words]
Ahh man, you know, you know how I feel this one
the movement effect, "The Movie like feeling"
everything mixed nice together, dope...
[07. Oral Myths]
This beat is a banger, wu-tang style flow
with Shitao's madness together:), a masterpiece
bass, drums, the voice, dope as...
[08. Shadows' Flesh]
Strong elements placed on a right places
this is the beat, the beat that turn the faces
nice again, strong feel, good for flowing
good for writing a "letter" type of beat...
[09. Preludes And Nocturnes]
Blurred sound, heavy bass, old west coast bass:)
nice sounds, a good beat...
[10. Stars Skit]
A fast beat from the man of a slower beats
nice one, good piano, I love good piano beats...
[11. An Endless Drawing]
The feel I get from this one is up there in the...
ohh man, this is what it is, the art, all parts
walking sound, talking sound, heavenly...
[12. Trapped By Paranoia]
Good beat again, paranoia type beat
with blurred sound, all over the place feel
[13. Question]
Am I dreaming, maybe, but this a good beat
the changes, the madness, ahhhhhh...
[14. When The Light Beneath You Door Fades]
Strong feeling beat, with soft sounds, nice
drums work well with the sounds aswell
[15. Water Ghost]
The sound clip in beginning gives you a nice feeling
then this calm but deadly beat comes on...
...and does it's sound good, yes it does
[16. The Soul Box Skit]
This is a dream, good beat, the piano and all
a dope beat again...
[17. The Nameless City]
I just made this kind of beat a few days ago
it's just like this, but the changes you got here
this is dope...and I....aahh man...
[18. Shell Beach Memories]
...damn...ahhh man, the other beat stopped
then this, this is a movie, I already wrote a script
for this one, madness, great ending.......
[00. Overall]
.....this is a movie that you can play round and round
it changes all the time, right now it's different...
...this is like calm streets, where's no people walkin' by
thoughts runnin' in your mind and you be thinkin' why
are we doing what we meant to do in this nameless city
shell beach memories leaves you without one question...
...dope album again Shitao, great work, a few producers
can make a beat living like you do, the atmosphere is there...
...been ina crazy flu few days, but as I heard this I already
feel stronger, gotta go and write a new song now:)

03-25-2007, 11:40 AM
Haha Peace 4th, Somethin Told Me U Were Gonna Pop Up Once The Battles Got Started Again Lol

03-25-2007, 12:23 PM
Thx a lot dudes and 4th....just 9:|6 happy you like it.


4th Day Legend
03-25-2007, 12:48 PM
...Peace Zero and that "somethin" who told you I was going to pop up,
he was right, haha, you know these battles are beatmakers wet dream
you know what I mean, much respect for you for doing your thing...
...and keep making those bombs you do, you got that unique sound,
btw when the next battle begins:)

and yo Shitao do you got any plans on "Shell Beach Memories" yet...

4th Day Legend
03-25-2007, 12:59 PM
...ahh Snefru already used it:) and made it a banger song
got a choose other beat, maybe "sea skit", I love those drums so much...

03-25-2007, 01:08 PM
about to check this. it's coming to a point where you can't be giving albums out for free, though. make fools pay!!

MaXiMus Da MaNtis
03-25-2007, 01:12 PM
some of my favs ...are

mechnical hope
the sea skit is real dope
oral myths is nice
an endless drawing nice sampling
the soul box......you shouldve let the beat play longer i liked that
the nameless city was dope too

overall it was a dope beat compilation^O^

03-25-2007, 02:05 PM
about to check this. it's coming to a point where you can't be giving albums out for free, though. make fools pay!!

let's see what happens...

03-27-2007, 04:45 PM
Your vibe is very consistent Shitao. I enjoyed listening to this eventhough I don't really care for the style. One thing I noticed was that you have great drums and patterns. Very creative album. I'll have to check your furture stuff.

Gold - Wandering Words, this piano groove is sick.
Silver - Shadow's Flesh.
Bronze - Oral Myths.

03-28-2007, 06:18 PM
i can't let anything from ASP go down... :)

everything from ASP available simply at http://aspproject.free.fr including Shitao's Nocturnal Tales.

04-02-2007, 08:18 AM
Thx for your feedbacks sunz.
Other opinions?

Troy K.
04-03-2007, 09:59 PM
i'm feelin' this compilation.... excellent work... respect

there's one problem tho.... i noticed w/ a lot of these tracks that the riff plays offbeat during many of the switchups... you let the pattern run w/o chopping it to synchronise w/ the drums, or you don't change the drum pattern to suit the switch up

otherwise, like i said, excellent work

04-04-2007, 01:04 PM
Thanks for the listening man and the useful comment. And I'm agree with you there are some probs. I'll try to fix that with my next prods.


Sun Tzu, Tha Soul Controllah
04-04-2007, 11:20 PM
i liked the project, only complaint i have is that the drums on alot of the tracks arent hard hitting enough but besides that good work!

ive been listenin to this for a minute

MF Herbs
04-05-2007, 06:03 PM
Peace fam.. I should have been comment on this joint.. I was diggin it from start to finish.. Everything flowed.. and its a nice theme.. Much respect.. hopefully, i'll have something up soon.. lol.. peace..

04-06-2007, 03:11 AM
i completly forgot about this. but i'm downloading it right now. i'll post some comments these days

04-18-2007, 08:26 AM
Thx a lot guys (and it was my last up).


Killer Falcon
04-20-2007, 09:06 AM
sorry i havent gotten back to you about this. i had a listen to the first few tracks before, but i havent had a chance to give a proper listen yet. i'll give you some proper feedback soon.


Sun Tzu, Tha Soul Controllah
04-21-2007, 12:14 PM
man u always got the most abstract samples i love em man...just went back n relistened it's dope