Influences: My music is a combo of new age, jazz, impressionism, and maybe even a bit of pop.
I'm a software engineer who plays piano in my free time (i.e. when I should be sleeping).
I've written 5 albums so far, which you can listen to at the links below:
1. Places in the Grove (2014)
2. Next Time For Sure (FAWM 2015)
3. Paw (2015)
4. I Just Want to Graduate (FAWM 2016)
5. Weights (FAWM 2017)
I usually try to leave a comment for everyone who takes the time to listen to my music, but if I don't get around to it for some reason, THANK YOU anyway for stopping by. 😀
So far I've only done solo piano music, but this FAWM I've decided to take a risk and add some vocals. It'll be challenging since I've never written lyrics before, and my voice is mostly untrained, but I've been singing along to my songs privately for a while now, so I figured I might as well record some of it!
|#2||When We Died||
|#4||Song from a Deranged Lover||
|#8||Intermezzo in Who Cares Minor||
|#10||Why Does This Always Happen to Me?||
|#14||Love and War||
I am unsure about releasing the music from these past 2 fawms. I mean, i do want to eventually, but they need some work before i do that and i have been lazy. What are you plans for your fawm music this year?
Thank you for all your kind comments on my songs. I really appreciate it.
I've listened to a few of your songs now and really enjoyed them and especially the way you play the piano. So the good music, vocals, and lyrics make a compelling package.
Thanks for all the comments! I know how hard it is to listen to someones entire album and come up with good comments for every song, so i really appreciate it! You are correct, i am using a lot more strings this year. I was going for a cyberpunk movie soundtrack kind of fawm album.
Elliott I'd like to stay and listen more but I literally can't: are you putting this year up on Bandcamp? (or leaving it up here for a few months?) I can't be on the listening circuit in any depth until late april/May (!)
Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Thanks for the listen and the kind comment about the "Ghost" collab. I think I was channeling the Guess Who a bit on the tune. Cheers
Thanks for your comments on the collab Home on Earth! We appreciate the feedback!
Congratulations on completing FAWM 2018!!!@! happy fawm ending!
Thanks for your kind words on "The Highway's End". I think the secret is that I was sick when I sang that song, so my voice was raspier than usual 😝 I've been really enjoying the sound you have! Congrats again for making it to 14. Its not the singing that takes forever, its the mixing 😝
Thanks for the comment on “Swing”! I use Logic Pro X 🙂
Thanks for the comment/suggestion for “Silent Nights” - will give it a try. Curious about your electronic experiments.
Thanks for the comments on Inside Out. I think that poor lyric is almost out of time if it's still hoping to turn into a song! 😀
Thanks for the nice comments. you made me laugh about the maroon 5 one. I see you are almost at the finish line.... you gonna make it man? don't give up! tell me if you need a hand. I have one more song and im through.
Yo if you are interested send me the files for that track (Deranged) and i will add the beat to the whole thing and post it as a collaboration. Or, if you want I can send you the project file I used to make that and you can do what you want with it, it is in LMMS which is open source.
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Thanks for your thoughts on Make A Fortune. I am especially chuffed that you found my playing and choice of chords nice. For years. I’ve been a synthesist masquerading asa keyboardist. But I have gotten serious about playing piano over the last 1.5 years and am glad that it shows. Re: sound - i’m recording into a professional IPad DAW with an iconnectivity Audio4+ interface and it gives a nice sound to my piano and synths.
Thanks for your comment on 'stay' Elliot. I don't usually sing so really appreciate the kinds worlds about the vocals working with the music. Keep going with your stuff it's sounding great!
Ben Folds did a song with Weird Al?!? The mind boggles! Ha!
Thank you for your kind words about Springtime. I'm happy with that song.
I'll email you the sheet music 😀 It's a rough sketch I used when recording but the chords and notes are all there
Haha you'll get used to it, but it can always get better that's the fun.
Hi, Thanks for the nice comment on my first song "After You Bleed". I am still checking your page every once in a while to see I haven't missed your first song. Looking forward and happy Fawm!
Hi Elliot! Hope to see you around this year.