Chasing Andromeda 8

@chasingandromeda 

Mansfield USA   Jan 2010

www.michalskimusic.com  

Artist Bio

Influences:   First one I remember...Sly and the Family Stone Since then, in no particular order...David Byrne, Prokofiev, Adrian Belew, Devo, Todd Rundgren, Keith Jarrett, Carlos Santana, Bjork, Jaco Pastorius, The Clash, David Holsinger, Thelonious Monk, Ravel, George Clinton, Jean-Luc Ponty, Miles Davis, Bill Chase, Portishead, Chick Corea Those are probably the most significant and the most obvious in my music.

Michael Michalski, a.k.a. Chasing Andromeda here. I write...um....well, I am never quite sure what is going to come out of my head. If I hear it, I write it. It usually has synths in it and it often has quite a few layers to it. But it might not have either.

Enjoy and have a great February!
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2016 Goals
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It has been three years since I last "won" and that streak is going to come to an end this year.

My album is called "Utterances". I don't know exactly what it is going to sound like other than it is going to be centered around twisted, mangled, bent and otherwise manipulated vocal samples.

There will probably be synthesizers involved. You know, probably.

I am going to work in a bit different manner this time around. It's probably closer to the point of FAWM. I am going to try to post 15 ideas as quickly as possible and then flesh them out over the course of the month. Hopefully it will be fun for you to listen to them as they go through metamorphosis. Part of the reason for this is I changed my workflow this year and writing and mixing are now two entirely separate processes. I think I get better results this way, but the production quality of my initial writing sessions will be lower than in the past.

Have a great month and thanks for visiting!

Update: My project at work changed mid-month and I found myself with not near as much time on my hands after. While I did not make it to 14, I feel so blessed that I have some quality material on which to build and I got to collaborate with people who I have worked in the past and wanted to do so again. What a fantastic month!

Keep following after the 29th as I will be doing proper mixes in March and posting.

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  • @starsinmyeyes 8 weeks

    May I say, how amazingly you two work together, I think HSEFTB is a masterpiece and I openly admit that I'm in love with it.
    In fact when I listen to it, I feel like I'm listening to a fantastic radio channel and I have to consciously remind myself that I was actually part of it. That's how good this is! I am sincerely appreciative of what you have done with it. And by the way I really dig your collaborative style.
    Thank you both so very much

  • @leslie  8 weeks

    So happy you like the theme song! @kristian totally nailed it. And because you're a musical nerd like us, you may enjoy this bit of trivia: Each of the redheads got a song written in one of 9 keys - F(m) Gb(m) G(m) Ab A(m) Bb(m) B(m) C Db(m) - so I asked Kristian to use that chromatic run in the theme song. That way the 9 are all represented.

    And if you count up all those minor keys, you can see why I tried so very hard to keep Entanglement in a major one!

  • @audiarec Feb 29

    Awesome! Looking forward to it.

  • @starsinmyeyes Feb 29

    I am so stoked, thanks for the update!

  • @seantwright Feb 27

    Hi Michael! I'm back! Just!

  • @audiarec Feb 19

    Awesome! I'm excited to hear it. Happy writing and recording.

  • @adforperu  Feb 18

    Haha, pass me that spade......

  • @audiarec Feb 17

    Dark, ethereal and brooding is always good. Maybe with an unexpectedly warm and upbeat bridge? A little slide guitar or the like would be a nice touch as well. Looking forward to anything you come up with; can't wait to hear some synth magic.

  • @audiarec Feb 17

    Thanks for your comment. Glad to be back. I'd be up for another collab if you're interested.

  • @cts  Feb 16

    Send away, hombre!

  • @cts  Feb 16

    Man, let me tell you - I would love to work with you guys. I really want to, but things are just a bit overwhelming at the moment. I'm hoping to clear some time in the next day or two. What do you have in mind? And let me also mention that I have a serious head cold so my voice sounds like garbage at the moment.

  • @apertome Feb 15

    "Cinematica," I like that! Thanks for your comments. I didn't completely follow what you were saying about "wash each take in a different kind of saturation," but if you want to play around with some of the sounds let me know and I'll send you some stuff.

  • @zecoop  Feb 14

    Loving your music, as always.... Just magical soundscapes. Can't wait to listen to more.

  • @zecoop  Feb 14

    Thanks for listening... The PSS-170 was a $10 Craigslist find. (so was my Casio CT-360) I love when that happens. I have some catching up to do up there!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 7

    Ha ha! I can play piano...if it's to a click and I can cut and paste the midi over and over again.

    I'm a very fake piano player.

  • @smudge  Feb 7

    @chasingandromeda Thanks Michael on Plasticine Girl! I really appreciate it!

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 7

    Thank you so much Michael for your beautiful comment on my skirmish piece

  • @solarrainuk Feb 4

    Thanks Michael, glad you're liking the tunes so far. Hope I can keep up one a day for a while! I usually find the beginning quite easy, but it gets more difficult over time.

  • @radioovermoscow Feb 4

    I don't know what any of that means, but thank you!

  • @expendablefriend  Feb 4

    Hey Michael! You are right, we really should get round to collaborating some time, I'd like that. This month is looking pretty crowded so I'm nervous to promise collabs in case I don't complete them. Maybe 50/90 or even - *gasps* - off-season?

  • @valeriecox  Feb 3

    Hi Michael. Thanks for the comment on my song!

  • @marklberry  Feb 2

    Greetings Michael. Cheers.

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 1

    Thank you Michael. Have a great February!
    Nadia

  • @tobermory  Feb 1

    Aw yiss you're back for another year... Have a fine time sir!

  • @prsrose Jan 31

    Welcome back my annual friend- here's to another year of surprises and adventure!

  • @robynmackenzie Jan 31

    I agree with you there! Collaaaaabs!

  • @pifie  Jan 31

    You make it sound as if I actually worked! Hehehe I can collaboration with you with some simple overtone singing, if you are interested

  • @tawny249 Jan 31

    Aaaand then I listened to the 21st Century Sun Dance. I'm somehow not surprised that you have a music degree. Yikes. <3

  • @tawny249 Jan 31

    Heya! Just sampled "Tongue Tied," sounds awesome. I actually really enjoy this style of music, with or without lyrics. It's almost like trance, but not quite. Nice. Have a good FAWM!

  • @tcelliott  Jan 30

    Oh, hell yeah. Good to see you here.

  • @solarrainuk Jan 30

    Thanks Michael! Going to do my best anyway

  • @dragondreams  Jan 30

    Let's do this thing!

  • @candle  Jan 30

    Looking forward to hearing your explorations this year.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @nancyrost  Jan 29

    Welcome back, Michael!

  • @cts  Jan 29

    Well now, Mr. Mike. It's good to see you're gonna be on the playing field. Excellent! Should you need my vocals, you know where to find me.

  • @valeriecox  Jan 29

    Hi! Welcome back yourself. Have a good FAWM.

  • @oddbod  Jan 29

    Cheers. Good luck getting to 14 this year.

  • @joshlevitre  Jan 26

    So, @robynmackenzie mentioned in a post that she thought you and I would put together a nice collab. I went thru your soundcloud and I love what I heard. I'd be game for a collab if you're interested.

  • @ptr  Jan 26

    Good to see you back for another year. Break the streak!

  • @kristian  Jan 25

    synthesizers? pft... anything made with those things isn't really music

    14 songs this time around eh? thats gonna be AWESOME!

  • @mikedebenham  Jan 25

    A full fourteen from Michalski? <rubs hands in anticipation>

  • @tesla3090  Jan 22

    Hey! Glad to see you're back!

  • @wyatt  Jan 18

    Hi, the time growith short----

  • @echovoodoo  Jan 18

    Greetings! Have a good one.

  • @adforperu  Jan 17

    Always! Hope you're well dude

  • @petra777  Jan 17

    *waves*