my name is Denys. i record music as isaac quatorze. my intent whenever i sit at my work station is to make the catchiest pop song you ever heard. results vary.
fawm 2007 - joined, wrote 14 songs, released 12 of them on an album. the album was poppy and weird in equal measure, and can still be streamed at the bandcamp link above.
fawm 2008 - another successful fawm, where i experimented with genres outside my comfort zone (reggae, acapella, french expressionist, and acoustic confessional) while still making a half-dozen twisted pop songs.
fawm 2009 - tragedy struck, every fawmer's nightmare. i had written 6 songs, including 2 of my all-time favourites, and collaborations with Tim Wille, Nancy Rost, Face of Einstein and Scott McBride, when my hard drive became corrupted and I lost everything. only the initial demo mp3s survived, and my fawm was curtailed.
fawm 2010 - made only 3 songs this feb. a fully sample-based cousin of House of the Rising Sun, a seductive jazz number and a piece of forgettable riff-rock pap.
fawm 2011 - i only wrote 6 songs this fawm, but in my mind it was my most successful year yet, as the songs formed a cohesive EP that came very close to nailing the disjointed pop statement i'd been aiming at for ages.
fawm 2012 thru 2014 - dealing with a personal loss as well as another music-related project, i did not fawm for these years.
fawm 2015 - well this was a weird one. i fawmed my f*cken face off. ended up with only 8 songs, but they dug deep. this was the first year i wrote 100% personal songs, and shit got dark, dark, dark. i exorcised years worth of grief and regret in those tunes, and if the results were less than poppy they definitely broadened my musical palette.
fawm 2016 - another curtailed year. my fawm ended after only 1 song, but i'm hoping for 2017 to be the one that redeems the decade for me.
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
Well, I followed the mysterious old man's advice. I've said your name three times and bled a few goats. You haven't appeared. What am I forgetting? Please advise.
C'mon wake up!
One-two... Is this thing on?
*TEST FOR ECHO*
On Ce Vera Dans Les Ombres?
Hoping you're here this year...
I think you might be feeling fawmy this year. It's just a hunch I have.
So do we unfurl the "Pop Monster that lives inside me" this FAWM? If you're up for it, of course 😀
On Ce Vera Dans Les Ombres…
Take off your shoes, Denyssssss.