apertome 8


Bloomington USA   Jan 2014


Artist Bio

Influences:   Max Richter, Clint Mansell, Cliff Martinez, Mac Quayle, Philip Glass, Loscil, Gridlock, Brian Eno, Nine Inch Nails, Tangerine Dream, Joan Jeanrenaud, Nils Frahm, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Steve Roach, Robert Rich, Aes Dana, Deepchord

This year, my FAWM project is quite different from those I've done in the past: I'm creating a soundtrack for a beautifully-shot, black and white indie movie called Eating Cars that is currently in production. See http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7325582/ for more details. I also expect to have contributions from some co-conspirators in a band I play with, which should be interesting.

I expect to continue in a similar lush soundscape style to past years, but I intend to incorporate piano, which I have only dabbled with a few times before. We have a real piano, so I'm hoping that I can harness its acoustic qualities.

My typical styles range from ambient to IDM to Berlin School electronic (i.e. Tangerine Dream), sample mangling, modular synth weirdness, drones, etc.

I use a variety of hardware and software -- mostly analog synthesizers and sequencers (including Eurorack modular), but also a sampler, and a couple of guitar effects pedals. I also use some VST instruments and effects.

I may be recording some violin as well, but I'm not sure about that yet.

Guitar-wise, I will be using a Fender Strat, Gretsch Lap steel, and a Breedlove acoustic-electric.

I've done FAWM 6 times (well, only 5 times did I complete a full album) and aim to do so again this year.


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  • @candle 1 week

    Thanks for the great comments on my Scarecrow tracks 😀

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @engebretsen  1 week

    Thx a lot for comments on several of my songs. I do fancy your concept this year, so you will also hear from me again.

  • @mrmule 1 week

    thanks a lot 😀 I work fast because I rarely think about anything when I do, and it just comes out as it is supposed to. Of course there are something some people might consider "mistakes", but if you keep repeating that, it stops being a mistake and allows you to take the music somewhere else. 😀 thanks again, I am grateful and honored!

  • @mrmule 1 week

    thank you. Yeah I love Kyuss the best in those calm little moments when the sun comes up and everything is just right! Haven't listened to it properly in the long time though, mostly because in Finland the sun rarely comes up..

  • @standup  1 week

    I will try to find time to listen to that album. Right now lap steel has my full attention... Your cheap lap steel might be fine. Mine was cheap, $100, but it's an old Magnatone. There's an incision over the pickup area, so the pickup may have been swapped. I have no idea what's in there.

  • @heuristicsinc  1 week

    i love that comment. thanks!

  • @standup  1 week

    I had a volume pedal hooked up but barely used it, only in the intro. I'm not coordinated enough!

  • @standup  1 week

    Still working on the lap steel thing. I think if you get enough gain before the amp you can just barely touch the strings. Lanois' right hand seemed like it was barely doing anything.


  • @lanasolyluna 1 week

    LOL about the coffee robot comment. Agreed.

  • @lanasolyluna 1 week

    A Casio dog and a lion 😀 Thanks! Yes unfortunately deal with sexism, racism/xenophobia pretty much on a daily basis but music is a nice release.

  • @writeandwrong  2 weeks

    Ooops! Yes, I was thinking of Minnesota! lol Nope, don't think I've been to Bloomington, Indiana. Well, I'm sure your Bloomington is nice, too hehe ♬♫♪♬♫♪

  • @writeandwrong  2 weeks

    Welcome to FAWM! ヽ(•‿•)ノ (I remember Bloomington! Spent a week there with my kids about seven years ago to go to Mall of America and the zoo. Loved it!

  • @candle 2 weeks

    Thanks! Looking forward to your work again this year! Happy FAWMing 😀

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @netnoise 2 weeks

    Hi. Great to hear from you. I'm back again too. I'll see you in the FAWM trenches.

  • @standup  4 weeks

    Hey there, hope you're around this year. I really liked what I heard last time. And now I have a Blofeld and might be able to incorporate chords!

  • @seanbrennan  5 weeks

    Happy FAWM! What do you have in store this year? 😀