J. Gabriel 20


  Feb 2008

Artist Bio

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Songs (20)

#1 Children Of Darkness 27
Feb 2018
#2 The Old Forest @mantra  22
Feb 2018
#3 Heart-To-Heart (For Hoops) 17
Feb 2018
#4 The Dark Forest @mantra  15
Feb 2018
#5 The Huge Forest @mantra  15
Feb 2018
#6 Ashia Veas Onor Holen 17
Feb 2018
#7 The Canyon In the Huge Forest @mantra  15
Feb 2018
#8 Corn Fields @mantra  14
Feb 2018
#9 The Sages 13
Feb 2018
#10 Nightfall On The Plateau @mantra  14
Feb 2018
#11 Pathfinder @mantra  13
Feb 14
#12 White Waters 15
Feb 15
#13 The Hidden Canyon (Part 1) @mantra  14
Feb 17
#14 The Red Forest @mantra  13
Feb 19
#15 Ode To The Full Moon (Featuring Mr Squeakers) @mantra  14
Feb 21
#16 The Hidden Canyon (Part 2) @mantra  12
Feb 23
#17 Dreams of Callisto @alphanerg 14
Feb 24
#18 Afternoon Of A Feline (Featuring Mr Squeakers) @mantra  16
Feb 26
#19 Broken @mikedebenham  22
Feb 27
#20 In My Eyes @mantra  12
Feb 28


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  • @anonymouse Mar 15

    Thanks, be in touch with you in a month or so 😀

  • @scottlake  Mar 8

    I used Bruce Cockburn’s recording of that song for a pronunciation guide. He supposedly did his pronunciation after interviewing one of the last living speakers of the language. That was at least 20 years ago so it could be that nobody is left living that speaks Huron natively

  • @scottlake  Mar 7

    See if this works for the Huron Carol https://soundcloud.com/rockstar_not/s...

  • @anonymouse Mar 3

    Hi there, would you be willing to do me a favour and give me some feedback on a short story of mine?

  • @alphanerg Mar 1

    He learned from the best 😉 ¥⚠️¥⚠️¥¥¥⚠️¥⚠️⚠️⚠️!!

  • @anonymouse Mar 1

    * self proclaimed sell out

  • @anonymouse Mar 1

    Well, it's good that you're still here, and seemingly obviously, still have the passion for it.

    Thanks for your silly suggestion, which I took up.

    Re: Open tuning. Not that song. Possibly 1 of the 3 tunings i use is 'open'. That song is actually plain ole vanilla eadg BUT its a lefty - I play the high notes with my thumb. A very cool guitar, yam fg75 I picked up out of desperation when traveling.

    Devo Townsend, I listened to a lot some 15+ years ago. I only liked "ocean machine" (self proclaimed swell or album). I chucked the cd on the other week, weak, angsty lyrics, but guitar tone that sounds synth like , and lovely long meditative bits that remind me of your stuff.

    Thanks for your comments and encouragement! [edited message to fit everything in]

  • @charliecheney  Feb 28

    Oh my god, your comment on Helpless. Thank you. Tears.

  • @rayboneor  Feb 28

    Thanks for thanking me! Actually, I thought my comment was rather lame. All I wanted to say was: I like this. I believe you tagged that as "crap." I can only assume that you didn't find any use for your piece of music. But then Mike added his bit and made something transcendent. Thanks for all your support

  • @alphanerg Feb 27

    19 songs! Are you going for a double win!? 😀

  • @candle Feb 27


    Je devrai retourné bientôt pour écouter les autres chansons Catcore. Mais maintenant, je dois toruvé mon lit. Bon soire et à bientôt.

    On Ce Vera Dans Les Ombres…

  • @pinky  Feb 26

    Haha, I think it's more of a human problem, than a Jack problem. He's probably being perfectly normal for a cat, except for how into cantaloupe he is, haha. But not being able to deal with the deaths of little critters, i think walks are probably a good solution. He is neutered. He is the only cat among 5 dogs, and sometimes he behaves more like a dog than a cat(: Spring's on the way, so soon the snow will be gone and we'll practice walks again. I think I'll try to find a better harness more in the style of Mantra's. I'll send you an email, so I can keep picking your brain post-FAWM(: Thanks!

  • @alphanerg Feb 26

    Thank you, your comments are far too nice.

  • @anonymouse Feb 26

    did/do you like devin townsend? [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDm8V...]

  • @spinhead  Feb 25

    So glad you liked Hurricane. When @charliecheney gives one words, one does one's best, high winds notwithstanding.

  • @sapient  Feb 25

    Thanks so much for your comment just now. That song is the one I worked on for the longest so far this FAWM. I was really trying to capture something good with Charlie's words. So glad you liked it!

  • @rayboneor  Feb 25

    It was so kind of you to listen (multiple times!) and offer helpful feedback. My problems with the guitar are many. I'm not all that good, but the real problem is that I don't know how to record. I end up scrambling to produce a sound that doesn't crush my spirit and my song. That said, I took your advice to heart and made some quick changes. I think it's better, with more guitar and a new title, one that better reflects the ultimately open-ended and optimistic nature of the lyric.

  • @alphanerg Feb 23

    Here are some new Mr. Squeakers sounds for you. Two of the sounds are of me feeding him though.


    After I get home from work I will check out what Mantra gave me for inspiration 😀

  • @alphanerg Feb 22

    I can't wait to see what you come up with.

    I have been struggling the past few days, I might need help from Mantra to do another catcore song to keep me going this year. (I will also get you some more Mr Squeakers sounds)

  • @geronimodeleon Feb 22

    Thanks for the note : )
    I just broke ground on a reworking of a Marco Lucchi piece. First work I've done in many months. I expect it will spur both momentum, and perhaps a piece or two I'll post here (soon, lol). If not, I definitely intend a serious go at 50/90 this year.

  • @alphanerg Feb 21

    You are so right, i would have never downloaded that 303 software if we didn't do that catcore song! Catcore is a creative boost for sure!

  • @alphanerg Feb 21

    I just emailed you, the attachment is fairly large so let me know if you don't get it.

  • @alphanerg Feb 20

    Okay let me see what i can come up with.

  • @alphanerg Feb 20

    Yes lets try one! Either one sounds good. 😀

  • @alphanerg Feb 20

    I recorded some more of Mr Squeakers this morning, for you to use (if you want). I figured since you were kind enough to provide me with some Mantra samples, I should at least do the same for you. He may not sound as badass as last time though, since I already fed him before getting these.


  • @alphanerg Feb 19

    I am so glad I got to collab with @mantra but I wish i had a chance to have collaborated with @mojo too.

    Fortunately people rarely ask me to collab too, because i feel like it would take a lot effort and people might find out i have no idea what im doing. 😀 Although i know it is different, the Mantra collab was actually went really smooth compared to most of my songs this year! (was lots of fun too)

  • @alphanerg Feb 18

    Thank you! I'm glad you approve of my version of catcore! His voice probably sounds badass because he was demanding his breakfast when i recorded that. He can be very talkative when he wants something. I updated the song with the funny tags you suggested.

    The last time i did a collaboration before this was FAWM 2008. I really enjoyed this. It was fun trying to figure out what to do with the Mantra pieces you sent. And thank you for all the kind comments and encouragement.

  • @alphanerg Feb 18

    He says "you woke me for this?"

  • @mikedebenham  Feb 18

    I'd love a walk in your world. I know mine too well. Maybe send me an email some time with some files? 😀

  • @adforperu  Feb 17

    Haha, the extra 1% is clearly maths skills. She's terrible. Takes after her dad.......

  • @adforperu  Feb 17

    ..and of course, thanks for your feedback too, always appreciated. I'm terrible at thanking people on here.. I think because it's an overwhelming thought to thank everyone and I'd be worried I missed someone, so better to thank no one - ha!

  • @adforperu  Feb 17

    Haha, do you know what, I had that exact thought about the cat walking you earlier and was even going to go back and edit it 😀 Ichabod might look cute, and she is 23% of the time. 76% of the rest of the time, she is a cold-blooded KILLER. She does not like humans.

  • @caterwauler Feb 17

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  • @caterwauler Feb 17

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  • @mikedebenham  Feb 17

    P.S. Should I make time to listen to mantra's work as an album, or is it okay to dip in?

  • @mikedebenham  Feb 17

    Are you in the mood for a collaboration this year? I'm crawling out of my deep well of exhaustion, and beginning to contemplate working with other people again. 😀

  • @alphanerg Feb 17

    These are amazing thank you! Hopefully i can make something with it.

  • @alphanerg Feb 17

    Of course i would collaborate with Mantra! I actually recorded my cat meowing the other day, but i haven't figured out how to make it work in a song. Also... my cat doesn't play any instruments 😉

  • @alphanerg Feb 17

    Yeah i figured it was probably a synth theremin but the picture in my head of Mantra playing a theremin is pretty funny. Anyway, thank you for your always amazing comments! I am happy with what I have done so far, but I am certainly going to try for the 14, even if i have to make a bunch of catcore songs 😀

  • @ihelen Feb 16

    Maybe. Maybe something about pets. 😉

  • @ihelen Feb 16

    No, you are definitely not being lazy this year! Look at all the music you've created so far! I have a feeling there may be more hearts hidden in your other pieces. Thank you for them. 😀

  • @candle Feb 16

    Meaningful silence. I like that. Sounds like a song tittle - a challenge perhaps LOL. Again, thank you for your kind words. I always value your thoughts on my music & my writing. As for the story link - with all things (as we've discussed many times in the past), life is busy & our own pursuits often take presidence over everything else. Get to it when you can - or not at all if you choose. That's OK with me. I share it openly either way. But now, I must return to my Scarecrow, it seems a dark sorcerer of sorts has crept into the Field & I need to figure out an incantation for him to use…

    On Ce Vera Dans Les Ombres…

  • @ihelen Feb 16

    Also, thank you for the shoegaze tag. It sounds appropriate and I've added it to the song. 😀

  • @ihelen Feb 16

    Thank you for your kind comments regarding the valentine song. I also very much enjoyed listening to your music and reading your liner notes.

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 15

    That's hilarious about the mouse. Thanks for naming it Jupiter! Hopefully it lives 😀.

  • @candle Feb 15

    Si vous avez l'intéret… voici une autre histoire àporpos mes Virlorians. It's a short story that takes place back in the early '90's on a night time bus ride from the city where I lived at the time (i.e. in the '90's) to where I live now. The main character is a Virlorian in hiding. This was basically a character development exercise for a characater who is going to be featured in a post-apocalypse story I'm writing for a good friend of mine. I know you're busy FAWMing right now, but maybe in March you will have a the chance to read it. Let me know your thoughts when you do.


    On Ce Vera Dans Les Ombres…

  • @oblivionratula  Feb 15

    Thanks for your comment on "Broken Down In Fargo" last week. I appreciate the listen.

  • @kevinreid  Feb 15

    When you put it that way, that's probably the nicest compliment anyone has ever given me. For the last ten years, you have always been the essence of FAWM for me. There is no other musician I know that represents the eternal mystique of songcraft like the way you do for me. I can close my eyes and imagine you creating sounds and worlds in a way that seems infinite and wonderful. In that way, you have always been an inspiration to me.

  • @candle Feb 14

    The funny thing about those liner notes for Virlorian Dance is that up until I wrote them, I never really imagined young Virlorians in a Dance Club. But I guess I have now LOL. My Argentrooper Chronicles on the same site sort of pick up where this short story leaves off (albeit thousands of years later). I've yet to finish them, but they give you more of a taste of the Virlorians & my sci-fi side. I should really get around to uploading more stories to my Scribd page, because so many of them involve Virlorians or have been influenced by them. But right now, I'm concentrating on music - & the tittle track of Scarecrow is next on my agenda. I'm glad you enjoyed the songs thusfar. Merci encore pour vos commentaires.

    On Ce Vera Dans Les Ombres…

  • @alphanerg Feb 13

    Oh I forgot to answer your question, no the song is not speeding up, but maybe it sounds that way because i have so much craziness going on in there.

  • @alphanerg Feb 13

    Thank you for the nice comment, i thought it was going to be a zong forever! It helps motivate me, since i am hitting that mid-fawm slump where songs seem so much harder to finish.

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 2018

    Are you serious about the mouse?? That's crazy. And it all happened while my song played. See? My music induces craziness. Did the mouse live? Those crazy felines. Tell them to go chase a carrot!

  • @kevinreid  Feb 2018

    Inimitable splendour? That's funny! But thank you. My set-up is very simple and the electric guitar I've been using is very cheap - not to mention warped! I use an input device from Line 6 that has digital guitar amp mods, so it's quite customizable. Maybe you use something similar?

  • @candle Feb 2018

    Oh, et merci beuacoup pur vos commentaires pour Tender Tang et 10 Of Wands. I always value your take on my strange experiments.

    On Ce Vera Dans Les Ombres…

  • @candle Feb 2018

    The only thing I can think of is that it's a dropbox thing as I'm using dropbox this year to post my songs. For the longest time I was using @issacq 's FTP site, but he no longer maintains it. Last year I used Soundcloud but found the interface too clunky. I guess Dropbox isn't the best solution either - tho it is super easy to use on my end (just copy the MP3 to the dropbox folder & copy the link into the FAWM form). Maybe next year i'll have to go the FAWM hosting route. Oh well, something I'll worry about another time.

    On Ce Vera Dans Les Ombres…

  • @candle Feb 2018

    I haven't had anyone else mention having problems with the player. Are you still having issues listening to my songs? If so, I will have to see if I can sort out the problem.

    On Ce Vera Dans Les Ombres…

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 2018

    No problemo.

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 2018

    Glad you like it! It was an honor and you know exactly what I mean by that 😉

  • @alphanerg Feb 2018

    I perfectly understood what you said. ¥⚠️¥f ⚠️¥ff ¥f¥ff¥⚠️¥ff⚠️ 😀

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 2018


  • @boyatheart  Feb 2018

    Hi Joanne.
    Glad to see you're back this year. I will eventually go through all your songs as I always do.
    Lots of love.

  • @candle Feb 2018

    Joanne, merci pour vos commentaires pour mon chanson The Field. I'm glad you noticed the tension. I feel as if tension is the basis of this whole concept. I hope it is something I can continue to evoke throughout the rest of the songs.

    I'll be back soon to listen to more of your songs. I'm trying to catch up with my replies.

    On Ce Vera Dans Les Ombres…

  • @alphanerg Feb 2018

    Yes, for you it has been 11 fawms, so maybe not AS important. For me, since i skipped a lot of fawms the 10 year anniversary is more significant. Happy Fawming to you too!

  • @zecoop  Feb 2018

    Hi Joanne - I am so excited to hear more from you. Very glad to see you back. I will be checking in to give close listens very soon. I am bursting with excitement - You are *always* a highlight every year. 😀

  • @iwilleatyou Feb 2018

    Update: I will start the writing process for me and Mantra's collaboration after Sunday. My goal for this weekend is write 3 songs and the idea I have for this collaboration...no way it'll get done in two days. I got the lyrics done.

  • @alphanerg Feb 2018

    Thanks for leaving a note on my profile. I am back this year. Since my first fawm was in 2008 i feel like i really needed to do it this year. I am happy to see that you are back as well! 2008 to 2018, this should be a special fawm for you too. I can't wait to listen to your work.

  • @popmythology  Feb 2018

    Hi, Joanne! It's been a while. Hope you've been well. I see you're off to a strong start already. I don't have any time just now to do any listening but I'll try to come back again next week!! I expect to hear plenty of your usual amazingness.

  • @debrandio Feb 2018

    Great "inimitable weirdness". I know how I'm going to tag my songs going forward.

  • @engebretsen  Feb 2018

    Thx for great comments on "Simple Choice." Much appreciated.

  • @kevinreid  Jan 2018

    What fantastical soundscapes will you be exploring this year? I am always curious to take the journey with you.

  • @debrandio Jan 2018


  • @anonymouse Jan 2018


  • @mikedebenham  Jan 2018

    ⚠️ Missing vital files. Please reinstall caterwauler.dll and reboot your FAWM.

  • @iwilleatyou Jan 2018

    Mwaa hahahaha!!!! *wink*

  • @iwilleatyou Jan 2018

    A collaboration with Mantra? Gimmie the files. Gimmie gimmie gimmie gimmie!

  • @looprication  Jan 2018

    I'll try if you try 😀. Would be good to hear ya again.

  • @iwilleatyou Jan 2018

    Yep, i was TOTALLY going to say that was the very reason why you get the error message *ahem*.
    Nutcase Emile.....i like it.

  • @iwilleatyou Jan 2018

    Hey! I got your email and see you are FAWMING 😀. I also see you have a new member of the family thanks to Mantra. Name?
    By the way your Bio reads "Error parsing this fawmer's data. Please try again later" which may just be due to my browser but I must say I think it's great haha.

  • @nancyrost  Jan 2018


  • @charliecheney  Jan 2018

    Hahaha, that's awesome, you totally played to my geek side, I almost took a screen shot to send to Burr. Glad I didn't. 😀

  • @tcelliott  Jan 2018

    I think Hoops, of all people, would completely understand. Do what you can do and don't do what you cannot bring yourself to do. Hoops would want us to be happy, nothing more.

  • @charliecheney  Jan 2018

    I was dumbfounded when it said I wasn't watching you already. There's a weird error warning on your page that says "Error, parsing this fawmer's data. Please try again later." so maybe it's a quirky system thing?

    I've had the mojo the cat bandcamp page streaming for the past 30 minutes, and the cats I'm cat-sitting for are very intrigued. 😀

  • @headfirstonly  Jan 2018

    Hi Joanne! Have you got those taiko drums ready for another workout? Looking forwards to hearing awesome new stuff from you!

  • @max  Jan 2018

    So sorry to hear.
    Listening to this one now in memory of...

  • @tcelliott  Jan 2018

    I can't tell you how many times I've thought of you and your music as a result of thinking about Hoops. We had several conversations about how much he loved listening to your songs. Glad to see you around.

  • @charliecheney  Jan 2018

    Love you caterwauler! So glad to see you're back.

  • @adforperu  Jan 2018

    Heeeeey, hope you're in this year