apertome 14


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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  • @postcardhelicopters  Feb 27

    Bad karma? Nope.

    It just helps people focus their de-zonging efforts on newer members' material. As I see it, I'm "paying it forward" and gifting all the potential zong-busts that might come my way to new folks. 😀

    And you can definitely call me an Arturia Collection V fan, no doubt about that! :- D

  • @mrmule Feb 20

    It is just a normal guitar with a really shitty glass slide, but for once it seemed to work just fine 😀

  • @candle Feb 10

    Thanks for the great comments on my Scarecrow tracks 😀

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @engebretsen  Feb 7

    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 Feb 7

    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 Feb 7

    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  Feb 7

    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  Feb 7

    i love that comment. thanks!

  • @standup  Feb 7

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

  • @standup  Feb 7

    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 Feb 6

    LOL about the coffee robot comment. Agreed.

  • @lanasolyluna Feb 6

    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  Feb 3

    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  Feb 3

    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 Feb 2

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

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @netnoise Jan 31

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

  • @standup  Jan 22

    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  Jan 2018

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