Influences: Absinth3, Algorithm, Arcade High, Bourgeoisie, Bruan El, Carpenter Brut, Compilerbau, D/A/D, Dance With the Dead, Danger, Daniel Deluxe, Dynatron, Freeweights, Gost, Gunship, Isidor, Jan Hammer, John Carpenter, Jordan F, Kavinsky, Lazerhawk, Le Matos, Lost Years, Magic Sword, Maxthor, Megadrive, Meteor, Miami Nights 1984, Mitch Murder, Muscle, Nightcrawler, Nightstop, OGRE Sound, Perturbator, Power Glove, Red Marker, Remi Gallego, Scandroid, Silent Gloves, Sinoia Caves, Tesla Boy, Tokyo Rose, Vangelis, VHS Glitch, Volkor X, Waveshaper
>> GET THE FINISHED ALBUM HERE
Contrary to my usual workflow, I'm working on all my songs simultaenously this year. That means I won't be uploading anything until... 15th of February. Then it's one song per day. 😀 In the meanwhile, here a picture of my "studio":
I watched a bunch of videos about how to get that 80s Carpenter/Vangelis sound and make Synthwave in general. I'm starting to get hyped. I think I'm going to compose the music in the first day or two and then just spend the rest of the time mixing and tweaking the sounds. It's going to be great!
I don't know what's going on. Every other day I'm thinking I shouldn't do FAWM and then I feel like I should. I've got a game project, but I guess I could put it on hiatus for February. But then the music must be super awesome. Can I do it?
One month before the 2018 extravaganza starts. I'm going to try and spend my time to improve my synthwave skills. Should be good.
You can still find all my songs on my YouTube channel:
Here's a list of the gear I'll be using:
PRS SE Custom 24 Electric Guitar, Yamaha RBX-170 Electric Bass, Nektar Impact GX61 USB Keyboard, PRS SE Angelus Acoustic Guitar, and T.Bone SCT700 Studio Tube Microphone.
The most important software and VST:
Reaper 4, Mono/Fury, SQ8L, Dexed, Synth1, TAL U-NO 62, IK AmpliTube 4, XLN Addictive Drums, XLN Addictive Keys, Garritan Personal Orchestra 4, VoS epicVerb, Synapse Dune, vladg/sound Limiter №6.
|#5||Nighttime Is My Time||
|#8||Back Alley Necromancy||
|#9||The Decade of Dreams||
|#10||All Systems Failure||
Card idea: Dragon/slow but powerful (draggin')/dirge... and you know you want to draw a dragon! Cheers.
I am clearly remiss in my listening, sir. Having listened to several as works-in-progress in the slackchat, I owe you proper comments over here... I'll get on that ASAP!
Cool stuff! Have to listen to it a bit more before commenting on more...
Thanks for commenting on "The Secret Of My Success." I have a daughter who battles acute depression on a constant basis, so I know it's not just a matter of saying "Buck up and smile." But for myself anyway, I know that I can't always affect my circumstances, but I can choose how I react to them. That's the secret of MY success.
Hey, it's either the ruleset or I just got very lucky!
Thanks for commenting on a bunch of my songs. I'm flattered by your compliments. On "Slow Is The Color," I was literally laughing out loud as I worked on it. So silly - that it tickled you a bit as well.
Hey thanks for reading through "Conversations We Never Had" and "I Pray For You" - For some reason I was struggling to come up with a normal conversation for the challenge, but these two ideas kinda worked. Also, I haven't heard of the artist you mentioned, so now I can look him up and give a listen. Thanks!
No problem! 😀 I know it's late in the month.
Good luck and we'll see you around for another one! I'm planning on 50/90, but we'll see. 😀
Hi, I've checked out a couple of your tunes and I like the vibe with a strong electronic dance beat in a few of them.
I'm writing a song, lyric and melody, that could use a strong dance track.
Would you be interested in collaborating on it? I don't know enough about how to create a good electronic dance track. 😀
If not, no big deal, just thought I'd ask. 😀
Thank you so much for the warm words on "Devil Take That Woman"! I'm glad you enjoyed the hybrid genre approach (yes, I do love power metal too!). And thanks again for posting about it in the recommended thread!
Thank you for your comment on Tainted! I was so nervous about posting only lyrics, but I’ve been stumped on writing music. Especially those lyrics.
Flutes! 😉 Thanks for listening and commenting on "Love Your Pet." Yes, doggies are very cute and make everything better!
Thx for comment on First Try. Will muddle through the structure as I find a tune. Wow only 4 more for a 14 score
Thanks for commenting on Avalon's Hinkypunk. I'm glad you listened, since it was your encouragement on my D20 song that made me want to do another solo!
Thanks for the feedback!
hey thank you
for your thoughts on my lyric, the dark burns
it is so sad that these things happen
Envious of your little studio! Mine is not near as practical...
I definitely want to go back and bring my wife. I'll let you know if I do. 😀
(and July sounds like my kind of weather)
Thank you for your thoughtful comment on “Palm Fever.” You made my day!
It was October when I came, but it was pretty nice. I'm not at all a fan of the cold (he says, as he lives in a state where snow piles up from off Lake Michigan). I would have LOVED to get up North, but darn work kept us really busy. Luckily I convinced everyone to go a day early, which was how we got to take the Estonia trip. Other than that it was just walking to dinner and minor exploration. I also got to see The Cure open up their European tour at Hartwell Arena, the last night I was there, which was awesome. 😀
Thank you for the super nice comment on the funk we made. My work firewall won't let me play your songs here, but I need to check out more at home. Liked what I heard so far. I also forgot you were in Finland - I loved visiting (for work) in 2016. Helsinki for a week and a day trip to Estonia - loved everything about that trip. 😀
I got pulled in by a demo of Serum, then it came up on sale at some point so even though still a little spendy, I had to jump on it. Very versatile - my go-to VST synth. And thanks for the comments on the Train Station Soundscape. I very much appreciate that it's a difficult style to comment on.
Hey, sir, thanks for commenting on that bit of silliness. It really is pretty Adamsy, isn't it? Must be subliminal.
As for moar... we'll see how the rest of FAWM goes but I might well come back to the D20...
Listening to Lover's End right now. It's both poppy and proggy as hell, both high compliments in my book. Particularly enjoying all the synth patches that sound like they are straight off a Yes album.
no worries, I'll have to listen on my phone or something-- and yeah, its been pointed out about the firefox not playing from the embedded player, but apparently there's nothing the powers that be can do about it, so I'm told...
Hey, thanks for adding Stories in Sap to the Recommended Songs thread! Glad you enjoyed it. 😀
Thanks for adding Dab to the recommended thread man! That was super cool of you and I really appreciate it 😁
Juha, welcome back. Did you see where Dire Straits is being inducted this year into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? I'll be checking in regularly.
No new guitar yet, but I'll be looking in the future.
No big plans for FAWM other than to write some songs. It'll be as much a surprise to me as the rest of everybody.
Heya, Ianuarius. Good to see you about.
Hey! Welcome back to another magic February! Have a great time!
My pleasure, sir. And I am very much looking forwards to hearing what you come up with this year!
Happy FAWM Juha! I'm diving into your Guitar Techniques doc. I'm looking forward to your music this year.
See You In The Shadows…
Hey, Juha! Best of luck to you during FAWM 2018! Always a treat to listen to your work, very creative!