Influences: The humming of the warp drive from Star Trek the next generation.
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It took me a while but the album i wrote during last years fawm was finally released on Feb 3rd, 2017.
You can find it on bandcamp here:
Or if you want a physical copy in a sweet looking digipak of it you can buy it from cdbaby:
|#2||Do Androids Dream of Electric Beeps||
|#3||The Man in the Neon Castle||
|#4||Confessions of a Crap Industrial Artist||
|#6||The First Stigmata of Palmer Eldglitch||
|#7||The Second Stigmata of Palmer Eldglitch||
|#8||The Third Stigmata of Palmer Eldglitch||
|#9||Flow My Oil the Synthman Said||
|#10||Killed by Kicking a Partly Eaten Hobbit Corpse||
|#11||Killed by a Green Elf While Sleeping||
|#12||The Golden Bot||
|#13||Vast Active Living Electronic System||
|#14||Killed by a System Shock||
Eh - I tried posting screenshot - didn't work.
Thank you so much for commenting on all my songs! About the Spanish song - yes, my Casio wk200 has some auto accompaniment features I recently re-discovered. Perhaps your grandfather's Casio was a different model. Although, I myself ignored most of the buttons on the top half for years - they can easily be overlooked.
Well, since you've commented on every song of mine and you're into video games, I am awarding you a few emoji tokens (hopefully you can view them on your end) - oil drum (for the synth man), castle, robot, star, and trophy. 😉
Hope to see you again next FAWM - hasta luego (Spanish)!
Thanks for listening Blade and your nice comments.
it was a skirmish song, so my little cough happened at the same time as the stabbing 😀
Thanks for stopping by and listening to a couple of my tunes, I appreciate you taking the time!
Thanks for throwing some coins in my jukebox. Glad you're diggin' the spoken word tracks. It's nice to know I'm not the only one amused by such things.
Thanks for commenting on my songs! I enjoyed listening to yours as well. The album pic you have above is a great representation of your style.
Wow - thanks so much for all the comments!
That pic about doom bands really made me laugh 😁
Sent you an email.
Haha, you've played TL2, nice. 😁
I've spent a ridiculous amount of time on it (but still much less than on RTS games). I love the OST.
Nope, English is not my first language, so I'm grateful when people correct my mistakes. But I am a grammar nazi, in French. 😝
You're so sweet, thank you so much for your lovely feedback on *all* my songs! I was planning to listen to all of yours too, but you've beaten me to it, haha.
I love Howard Shore's music, especially in LOTR, so no worries ; I'm not offended at all -- actually, it's quite the contrary! And thank you for correcting my grammar : I can't believe none of the 19 persons who commented before you did it. 😮
Re thesixtyone.com : yes, that's it, a RPG game for music discovery. The game is not very sophisticated (the quests are simple, and there are not many achievements to fulfill), but it can easily become addictive, especially from a listener point of view. Let me know if you try it : I'll link you to my listener account.
Re Mojo's Rhapsody : Thank you so much for your kind words, and for listening in full. I hope I'll hear some catcore track by you and your cat next year. 😀
(With the end-of-FAWM rush, I've been a little late.)
Congratulations on hitting Century Club! 😀
this whole time I thought your user name was alpha n er g.. meaning - alpha energy
little did I know
I thought I'd call you alpha but I guess it's alphane from the one sci-fi book that likely influenced your moniker
that whole comment I wrote started to form lyrics in my head!!
I'll have to jot some stuff down and maybe we can collab next fawm and finish it up and find vocals
do you sing??
(I'm still not done going through your stuff)
thanks for the commenting love
I went through some of my songs and thought...wow.. most of those first lines are so boring haha
but I have noticed that typically the lyrics come gushing out in the beginning and then the second half I need to be patient and sit with it..
that's probably weird, I don't know how musicians do it so maybe it's not weird?
Thanks for the comment burst! 😁 I do primarily use analog synths. If you're already familiar with synths on your computer, getting a hardware/analog synth could be very rewarding, and I'll bet that you'd learn even more (I did, and still do!) The Korg Minilogue is a very affordable, fully analog, four voice polysynth if you want to play chords. The Korg MS-20 or Arturia Microbrute are both very affordable monosynths, for leads and such, and they can get very aggressive which I'm sure you'd appreciate. >:]
Thanks for listening to my music! I'm gonna run home and crank out these last two songs but I'll be sure to give the rest of your songs a listen too when I get a chance.
Thanks the kind words man. I missed most of fawm this year unfortunately! I'll give your stuff a listen soon
forgot to say... I usually am laying it on thick with stars and planets and things like that in my writing, so I tried to have a little restraint so people wouldnt get sick of me and I guess fire emerged instead
I guess my mind gets stuck a lot
I suppose a theme for all the songs is ok though
phones and iPads and such don't always show emojis the same (and I always seem to forget that)
(it was hands up in the air in excitement and hands folded together in gratitude...lots of them)
Thank you for you kind words. Don't try and imagine, just enjoy your companion's presence. That's what (s)he would advise you if (s)he could talk. 😀
thank you so much, neighbor.. for the comments on my songs
tell me how you really feel 😜
Ummm... it just kind of happens. My songwriting style (I view FAWM more as a sketchpad) means a lot of one-takes and minimal overdubbing, so I do get a lot of throughput in the time I do give to FAWM (which has been about 2h/day through February)
Awesooome! I like that we both have our spin on that title. 😁 And lol yeah, the last five songs are bonus tracks separate from the album flow, completely untouched from FAWM, so the entirely unintentional/subconscious New Order homage remains.
Mundane Space Adventures is an alias/side project for very specific music that I don't associate with my Viktig Lark output. There will be more albums from Mundane Space Adventures as a 'band' in the same vein; this was just the self-titled debut >:]
Haha, I've never heard that song you linked before but I definitely see the resemblance. Purely coincidentally.
I just download some free stock videos and layer them in different ways (pretty much Photoshop for videos), and add the odd picture here and there. 😀 It takes 2-3 minutes to make one, but they can be fun 😀
The primary reason is that Youtube requires a video 😀 And I use Youtube instead of SoundCloud, because Youtube has the same kind of likes and comments system, and view count, but there's no limit on how much you can upload. So I can keep all my FAWM songs in one account 😀
Thanks a lot for your comment. The sax is an iPad app (as is all the rest) 😊
Appreciate your kind thoughts on "They Ain't". Glad you liked it.
Haha I wasn't going for billy Joel nae, never even heard the song! But a few people made that connection it seems! I never do any post production cos I have no idea what I'm doing. But I have used garage band this year which means I've played guitar and then sing separately. I don't know if that helps or hinders the recording to be honest!
Thank you for stopping by, listening to my song and leaving a comment 😁
Thanks a ton for the feedback, its much appreciated! Maybe I should try to make blues-trip-hop a thing haha! Cheers!
Ah yes, thankyou - that worked!
Thanks for the honest feedback. 😀
Thanks for the comment on my latest song and thanks for really listening. The snare was one of the things that suffered during my little mix mishap, so yeah, the sound is wrong. Still the whole thing is going to be remixed at a later date when I've let go of what it did sound like initially! 😀
"You made this on a sega genesis?" haha, maybe a better choice of words would be "made FOR sega genesis".
I carefully designed the song so that it'd sound good on the Sega Genesis, then I actually played it on the hardware.
maybe I should amend my description.
but yeah, thanks for the comment!
Thanks so much for the recent support! Glad to see some work from you already. Looking forward to more, if time allows. 😀
Regarding 'nothing can hurt me and i feel nothing', thank you! I admittedly am not too familiar with NIN's discography (need to dig in more), but I've recently, and very appropriately, been really inspired by Alessandro Cortini's solo work. He plays synths for NIN live, and his solo work is real atmospheric. He's got full releases on his SoundCloud, check it out if you haven't already! https://soundcloud.com/alessandrocort...
If you're participating this year, I look forward to whatever you come up with!
Coming back this year?