anti-Klaus 4


  Jan 2013

Artist Bio

Influences:   Bauhaus, Doors, Depeche Mode, Echo and the Bunnymen, Siouxie and the Banshees, Joy Division, ... mostly good old gloomy goth...songs about suicidal puppies, dead kitties ja bleeding bunnies... broken hearts and general misery... emptiness of life...death...undeath...death again... void...void...void...

+ FAWM 2018

This year, as always, I'll dress in black, play in the night, sing in the shadows, demo in the dark.

I need some gloomy heartbreak lyrics and will collab like crazy...

I am very pessimistic about this year's Fawm. I aim for one demo/week. Rest of the time I will sleep in my coffin, drink red wine and whine. Like I always do.



Anti-Klaus is a man of few words in commenting and forums: frownie instead of smiley. 😞


    Leave a message. Log in to FAWM or sign up first!
  • @tunecat 2 hours

    Hi Klaus. I've resent the gloomy track via retransfer. It's 146BPM I think. This song has some gloomy lyrics ...

  • @chandra83 1 day


  • @chandra83 1 day

    Hey there!
    You are welcome to demo "Dying," if you like. πŸ˜€

  • @ferry0123 2 days


  • @gemhughs 2 days

    Thanks for the listen & the kind comments on "Me Too"...

  • @francessmith 3 days

    Hello Klaus, no I don't know any black midi music that is more like mine (apart from my other track NGC2392). I was trying to create something more listenable, but with a high number of notes, that creates a rush of sound, as they peak. I really enjoyed doing it, if you want to try as well it would be really good, we can create a new sub genre!

    To build it I used Ableton live, 5 tracks, and used the midi editor/piano roll. I started with the chord of C major, I think it was, then added another layer of notes, every 2 bars, some as part of the triad, and others chromatic, the next "white" note up on the piano roll. With different patterns for each track. That's a rough guide. I didn't try to change chord, that was way too complicated!

  • @francessmith 3 days

    Thanks for your comment on Picture of the winter. You've exceeded your original target for songs for fawm, I see. This seems to me like a very good thing.

  • @kahlo2013  3 days

    Awww Klaus thanks for all of the very generous kind words and support. It is very sweet of you. It is the kindness of people like you that are helping me try to move beyond my comfort zone.

  • @cindyrella  3 days

    Thanks Klaus! And I did change it to kicks πŸ˜€ Kind of like it.

  • @barbara  4 days

    Oh no! I see you are running ahead of your pessimistic prediction. More wine!

  • @metalfoot  4 days

    I got the joke. πŸ˜€ I am really glad you are doing FAWM. I love your musical skills!

  • @acousticmaddie  4 days

    I absolutely can stand and love finnish people my ex (my kids father) is half finnish:) Thanks for your kind comments. I appreciate it very much.

  • @phoenixash 4 days

    Thank you for you nice comments, let's paint this world beautiful with grimmer colors ^^ Nice job so far, keep going

  • @ferry0123 4 days

    Oh, that would be nice, Klaus, you rock! It also would be cool to hear what vocal melody you have (had) in mind, so you'd expand my melody horizons πŸ˜€. Feel free to sing yourself too. Big thanks from the lukewarm bath I'm in.

  • @airbagtester  4 days

    That's cool; I can send you stereo .wavs of the individual stems once I finish setting up dropbox. I might not get back to you until this evening though probably. Thanks!

  • @ihelen 4 days

    Thank you for listening to the valentine song and for your kind comments. Lovely Chaos sounds like a great band name. And I am grateful for your pardon as well. πŸ˜€

  • @kovbleu  4 days

    Thanks for thinking of me. I'm just about to head out of the country for vacation for the next week (sitting at the airport right now), so my fawming is on pause for a bit.

  • @airbagtester  4 days

    Oops! Sorry for jumping the gun - I will send you a link to a stereo .wav and wait until you want me to add you as a collaborator.

    EDIT: Oops again, I need to find a file hosting service that will allow a 50mb .wav file. I will open a Dropbox account and get back to you.

  • @airbagtester  5 days

    Hi Klaus! Sure, if you want to add some bass and vocals on "Louder to Matter" that would be cool! Let me know what you need, i.e. if you need the instrument stems or if the .mp3 mix is enough. Should I go ahead and add you as a collaborator on the song?

  • @quork  5 days

    Many thanks for your constructive criticism on The World Is Bigger. I think you're onto something re. the generic lyrics. I had the chorus, which I thing is strong, and quickly wrote verses around it. Of the four songs I've come up with I think it's the weakest. Perhaps I'll revisit it after February and try to make it more real. Appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment.

  • @majordanby  5 days

    Thanks Klaus. Make A Wish was supposed to be about the wonders of technology, but I don’t own a computer and am not really sure if everything is better. The Stones and The Beatles are great. Good to see you got some songs down, I will have a listen over the weekend. (Karl).

  • @cindyrella  6 days

    Thanks Anti-Klaus for all your great comments on my lyrics!

  • @writeandwrong  6 days

    Haa! Of course I remembered, silly 😁 😁 😁 Ohh, but to think I could have started all this Anti-Klausness, phew!! That's a huge weight to carry... tho I think we both do doom and gloom well 😁 Every year I set out to write happy, positive songs. The happy to gloom ratio... FAIL! Yup! lol 😁

  • @musicsongwriter 6 days

    Thank you Klaus for your warm note and for your amazing comments on so many songs. Sorry for not visiting your page earlier. Looking forward to hearing your songs and collaborations.

  • @writeandwrong  6 days

    Haha! LOL Thanks for your kind words on "Hello, Hello"! He very well coulda been 😁 To be honest, the person that came to mind as I was writing the lyrics is a long-time, dear friend who has a lot of deperession issues as a side effect from a disease he has. Took me awhile to quite understand the situation and we're still very good friends and accepting of what and why it is. He's like a sweet, but sad basset hound. I wish only the best for him. Fortunately, he finds comfort in music, very talented musician and writer who mentored me when I was in high school. Ooh, looky! You've got 3 songs I need to listen to!!!

  • @pambowen1 1 week

    Ha-ha! Yes, Anti-Klaus, I thought I would lure you in with the first few lines of "More and More", but then it gets all lovey-dovey positive---totally not your genre. All the RED on display today should make you want to suck some necks! Slurp, slurp.

  • @jamkar  1 week

    Thank you my friend for your always kind, and knowledgeable comments. The midi controller is a Yamaha P-115. The software is Kontakt Komplete with the Berlin Steinway sample vst.

  • @pbtaylorjr  1 week

    Thank you for all of the nice comments. It must be Klaus and not anti-Klaus commenting though because there hasn't been enough blood. πŸ˜€

  • @wacha  1 week

    Thank you for your kind words on "Lady Jane" and "Join Me In Death".

  • @pambowen1 1 week

    Thanks, Klaus, for commenting on "Lean In" and being sweet and encouraging. The other fawmer who said she saw no lyrics, I don't understand. I see them. Bless your heart. (and I don't mean it ironically like they do in the south)

  • @pambowen1 1 week

    Thanks for taking a look at "Jesus Feeds Us" and for making your usual kind and encouraging remarks. I think that must have been the real Klaus talking, not the Anti-one. Smile and wink.

  • @cynthiawolff  1 week


  • @cynthiawolff  1 week

    OH boy Klaus!!
    wow thanks for that bitchin comment which will make me feel HiGH for the rest of the day...
    mucho Gracias Amigo....

  • @chandra83 1 week

    Hi there! πŸ˜€ You are welcome to demo " Darkness and Shadows" if you like. \m/

  • @francessmith 1 week

    Not totally clear, depends on your view on Koestler! Thanks for your comment on Island, that one used up all my easily accessible ideas. So I don't know how to follow it.

  • @tunecat 1 week

    Hey Klaus. Hows it going? Fancy a collab (It was my track "Proto Guitar Man you layed down vocals for). I'm up for anything..

    If you fancy some dark dark lyrics.. I can send..

  • @ferry0123 1 week

    Hey Klaus.. I've been thinking. How about you sending me a drum track with a certain bpm with guitar chords being played (verses and choruses) and I add bass and some guitar melodies? Or me sending you such a track, so you can add bass and melodies? And then go from there, see what happens? If dark is the preferred flavor, I can go dark too.

  • @acousticmaddie  1 week

    Tack fΓΆr komplimangen . Det Γ€r sjΓ€lvklart en komplimang att bli jΓ€mfΓΆrd med en av de stΓΆrsta svenska musikerna. Glad att du gillade den.

  • @pambowen1 2 weeks

    Thanks for taking time to read and comment on "Memento Mori". I am so pleased that ANti-Klaus liked the language of my gloomy song. LOL

  • @rayboneor  2 weeks

    I am ready for the Anti-Klaus

  • @writeandwrong  2 weeks

    Sounds good! Aww, take care of yourself! Life gets crazy sometimes, huh? Hang in there! Looking forward to hearing the tune! πŸ˜€

  • @pamgrisham 2 weeks

    My Dearest Klaus, have I told you lately that I love you?!! Well, I LOVE YOU!!! πŸ˜€ Thank you for your encouraging comments on The Real Thing. I'm sorry you're sad this FAWM. Still, you somehow manage to dig deep and pull out a bit of Klaus-sunshine to spread around. We are the better for it! You are so good to us! We/I'm so glad you are here at FAWM. I missed you last 5090. We ALL missed you.

  • @pambowen1 2 weeks

    Klaus, thanks so much for taking time to comment on all my songs so far. You are so kind and encouraging. Now let me see what Anti-Klaus has been up to...

  • @pambowen1 2 weeks

    So, Klaus, I have three songs up, and only one has been looked at by one Fawmer, not you. They are not gloomy, so I don't expect you to collab on them. But a comment would be nice. Dark and gloomy frowns to you, pooper!

  • @wolfkier 2 weeks


  • @barbara  2 weeks

    Straight Plasma with an Rh- chaser, please,..

  • @barbara  2 weeks

    ...and a very merry, scary, wary month of FAWM to you too, dear Klaus! I am having a bit of a neighborly glass of red right now, so "cheers" to you and your coffin...

  • @headfirstonly  2 weeks

    KLAUUUUSSSS! Good to see you, sir. But are you anti-Klaus, or *mirror universe* Klaus? Do you need to grow a goatee?

    If it's too early for Star Trek references, I'm sorry but that's the way I roll. πŸ˜€

  • @sheamiejay  2 weeks

    I guess I should un-watch you, anti-Klaus.

  • @writeandwrong  2 weeks

    That would be awesome!! I was remembering this morning you asked for a dark song hehe πŸ˜€

  • @spirulence  2 weeks

    Good to see you back, anti-Klaus! Hope you have a....miserable, wretched time? D:

    But you'll probably have a great time being miserable. Cheers!

  • @tcelliott  2 weeks

    Heya, Klaus. Good to see you back.

  • @wobbiewobbit  2 weeks

    good to see you Klaus! have fun!

  • @jpt  2 weeks

    Klaus, thanks for the greeting to a newbie. Ready for the month and, good writing to ya!

  • @philmcmill  2 weeks

    Great to see you back (in black)! Good luck!

  • @sheamiejay  3 weeks

    Welcome back(wards)!

  • @mctown 3 weeks

    Back in the saddle...

  • @zecoop  3 weeks

    Hey hey!! Great to see you back... πŸ˜€

  • @cynthiawolff  3 weeks

    Hello Klaus..looking forward to it all..not
    Iong now!!!

  • @vomvorton  3 weeks

    Happy FAWM Eve!

  • @ianuarius  3 weeks

    Whaddup dude!

  • @pbtaylorjr  3 weeks


  • @musicsongwriter 3 weeks

    Thank you for such a creative welcome Klaus.

  • @lvgd09 3 weeks

    Hi Klaus, looking forward to your music again this year!

  • @alboe 3 weeks

    Hey Klaus,

    Please make that one week count and give us some Klaus-magic.

  • @ttg105  3 weeks

    Hi, Klaus. Thanks for stopping by!

  • @musicsongwriter 3 weeks

    Hello Klaus. One demo you produce= 15 of mine. Looking forward to hearing your songs.

  • @francessmith 3 weeks

    Hello Klaus, it will be interesting to meet the anti-Klaus. Hope everything's fine.

  • @dee 3 weeks

    Yoo hoo!! Glad to see you're here. I'm ready for some Klaus-ness!

  • @petra777  3 weeks


  • @kahlo2013  3 weeks

    I would be happy to write gloomy to collab with you! Hopefully I can entice you with some lyrics!!

  • @thetau  3 weeks

    And I too shall vote the Anti-klaus to become a Saint

  • @toms  3 weeks

    Argh. I knew that it was serious, but I didn't appreciate just how serious. Thank you for the heads up!

  • @arthurrossi 3 weeks

    I hope Klaus will prevail over the Anti-Klaus... πŸ˜€ Have a great FAWM!

  • @cindyrella  3 weeks

    Klaus! So good to see you! I hope we can work with one another again!

  • @ferry0123 3 weeks

    Klaus! I'd be in for a collab with you. For sure. See/hear ya πŸ˜€

  • @jamkar  3 weeks

    Keep it Gothic Klaus, and let the music begin!

  • @donna  3 weeks

    Your FAWM intentions this time around have me intrigued, Klaus. πŸ˜‰

  • @robs  3 weeks

    Let's make some anti-music!

  • @atitlan 3 weeks

    Is it appropriate to wish the gothic anti-Klaus a happy FAWM? I guess not .. here's to the dark days ahead ...

    PS Don't forget Sisters of Mercy and The Mission πŸ˜‰

  • @sherrycanary  3 weeks

    Hi Klaus!

  • @kristi  3 weeks

    Hi Klaus! Happy FAWMing! Looking forward to hearing those gloomy songs!

  • @johnstaples  3 weeks

    Hiya Klaus! Happy FAWM 2018! Or, maybe, Happy Black FAWM?

  • @writeandwrong  4 weeks

    Ha! Oh, I've got my black on and I'm quite certain I can do gloomy πŸ˜‰ Happy to see ya here! 😁

  • @metalfoot  4 weeks

    Ah, Klaus. So good to see you back at FAWM! πŸ˜€

  • @igg  4 weeks

    Klaussie......We will raise morbidity to new extremes.....and remember hope is the last thing to die.......

  • @pamgrisham 4 weeks

    Yay! I'm glad you're here. I've missed you, Klaus!

  • @downburst  4 weeks

    Papa Klaus! Good to know you'll be here. Me too!

  • @fuzzy  4 weeks

    Klaus, I hope that you will be writing some awesome tunes this February!

  • @igg  4 weeks

    Greetings Klaus!!! It will be a pleasure to hear you once again.....

  • @andygetch  5 weeks


  • @writeandwrong  5 weeks

    Friend Klaus!! Best of luck to you during FAWM 2018! Always a pleasure writing with you and listening to what you bring to the FAWM table! Hope you are well!

  • @jwhanberry  5 weeks

    Thanks for listening, Klaus. I'm here for 2018. Seeya soon.