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.
!!!THIS IS THE YEAR OF THE ANTI-KLAUS!!!
EDIT Wednesday the 28th of February.
Anti-Klaus will be here in March to return all the comments. Maybe demo some songs if time permits.
Comeback of Klaus is possible for a song or two. He'll likely do some of that annoying happy hippie music again. 😞 What a wuss! 😞
|#1||Body and Ghost @writeandwrong||
|#2||A Pinhole Through the Veil @pambowen1||
|#3||Darkness and Shadows @chandra83||
|#4||Pink Turns to Red||
|#5||Dying featuring @airbagtester @chandra83||
|#6||Shadows are Coming featuring @tunecat @chandra83||
|#7||Black Is Only Blue @pambowen1||
|#8||This is not Another Song||
|#9||This is Not a Song Either||
|#10||Neither is This a Song||
|#11||Bodies for Bucks @kahlo2013||
|#12||I Know But I Won't Tell You||
|#13||A Place to Hold||
|#14||Kiss Me and Kill Me @ferry0123||
Hi Klaus. Thanks for leaving a note on my soundboard. I'm on this site most of the time, so obviously I got it. Guess I'm one of the few who's still on post-February!
Late comment but if you're still checking by thank you so much for listening to my album that many times! It made me so happy to see the green bar in my Bandcamp stats, it really means a lot to me for someone to actually listen to my album like that. Thank you thank you thank you! and yes, nothing like a little Karelia action.
Thanks Klaus for the great comment on my song "Blueberry Island". I actually did get out to the island at the end of that last summer. I just wanted to convey the longing in my song. My Dad got my older brother to row me out to the island. Its grass was very coarse and sharp on bare feet, but I walked around a bit. Didn't find any blueberries, though. When I think of Blueberry Island, it's the gazing at it and longing to go to it that I remember most. Some years ago, my husband, son, and I took a Thousand Island tour boat cruise, but the cruise didn't go far enough east to see Blueberry Island, which sits in front of a small bay on the southern side of Grenadier Island, an island on the Canadian side of the St. Lawrence. I think I just found a satelite image of it on Google Maps. How exciting! Don't know if you can see it, but our dock with boathouse was the 2nd from the right in the crescent-shaped bay. 44.3964935,-75.8814868,376m/data=!3m1!1e3">https://email@example.com...
Thanks for the offer, Klaus/antiklaus. I’ll see how it goes. One is a falling in line be song that would not be appropriately gloomy. I’ll think about the other one.
Thanks for your comment. Much appreciated.
Thanks so much for your kind words! Been a couple rough days with the little girl dying. I just couldn't do much. I hope sometime we can work together again!
Thank you for your visit and for your kind words. I love the tags on your locked songs. They make me smile. Smiling is good.
Judas...well that makes me think about it differently. It would be great if you dropped a tiny hint in there, nothing too obvious.
Here's a challenge: Take the same basic tracks and make 14 different songs, songs so different that the casual listener wouldn't notice the underlying similarity. I've been kind of surprised how much melodic mileage you can get while just moving between c and f every other measure
Hey Klaus. Just checked out the uploaded three way collab.. sounds great!
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!!
Thank you for your great comment on Evening Echo. I appreciate it.
You are welcome to demo "Dying," if you like. 😀
Thanks for the listen & the kind comments on "Me Too"...
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!
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.
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.
Thanks Klaus! And I did change it to kicks 😀 Kind of like it.
Oh no! I see you are running ahead of your pessimistic prediction. More wine!
I got the joke. 😀 I am really glad you are doing FAWM. I love your musical skills!
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.
Thank you for you nice comments, let's paint this world beautiful with grimmer colors ^^ Nice job so far, keep going
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 😀. Feel free to sing yourself too. Big thanks from the lukewarm bath I'm in.
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!
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. 😀
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.
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.
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?
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.
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).
Thanks Anti-Klaus for all your great comments on my lyrics!
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 😁
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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. 😀
Thank you for your kind words on "Lady Jane" and "Join Me In Death".
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)
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.
OH boy Klaus!!
wow thanks for that bitchin comment which will make me feel HiGH for the rest of the day...
mucho Gracias Amigo....
Hi there! 😀 You are welcome to demo " Darkness and Shadows" if you like. \m/
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.
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..
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.
Tack för komplimangen . Det är självklart en komplimang att bli jämförd med en av de största svenska musikerna. Glad att du gillade den.
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
I am ready for the Anti-Klaus
Sounds good! Aww, take care of yourself! Life gets crazy sometimes, huh? Hang in there! Looking forward to hearing the tune! 😀
My Dearest Klaus, have I told you lately that I love you?!! Well, I LOVE YOU!!! 😀 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.
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...
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!
Straight Plasma with an Rh- chaser, please,..
...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...
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. 😀
I guess I should un-watch you, anti-Klaus.
That would be awesome!! I was remembering this morning you asked for a dark song hehe 😀
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!
Heya, Klaus. Good to see you back.
good to see you Klaus! have fun!
Klaus, thanks for the greeting to a newbie. Ready for the month and, good writing to ya!
Great to see you back (in black)! Good luck!
Back in the saddle...
Hey hey!! Great to see you back... 😀
Hello Klaus..looking forward to it all..not
Happy FAWM Eve!
Thank you for such a creative welcome Klaus.
Hi Klaus, looking forward to your music again this year!
Please make that one week count and give us some Klaus-magic.
Hi, Klaus. Thanks for stopping by!
Hello Klaus. One demo you produce= 15 of mine. Looking forward to hearing your songs.
Hello Klaus, it will be interesting to meet the anti-Klaus. Hope everything's fine.
Yoo hoo!! Glad to see you're here. I'm ready for some Klaus-ness!
I would be happy to write gloomy to collab with you! Hopefully I can entice you with some lyrics!!
And I too shall vote the Anti-klaus to become a Saint
Argh. I knew that it was serious, but I didn't appreciate just how serious. Thank you for the heads up!
I hope Klaus will prevail over the Anti-Klaus... 😀 Have a great FAWM!
Klaus! So good to see you! I hope we can work with one another again!
Klaus! I'd be in for a collab with you. For sure. See/hear ya 😀
Keep it Gothic Klaus, and let the music begin!
Your FAWM intentions this time around have me intrigued, Klaus. 😉
Let's make some anti-music!
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 😉
Hi Klaus! Happy FAWMing! Looking forward to hearing those gloomy songs!
Hiya Klaus! Happy FAWM 2018! Or, maybe, Happy Black FAWM?
Ha! Oh, I've got my black on and I'm quite certain I can do gloomy 😉 Happy to see ya here! 😁
Ah, Klaus. So good to see you back at FAWM! 😀
Klaussie......We will raise morbidity to new extremes.....and remember hope is the last thing to die.......
Yay! I'm glad you're here. I've missed you, Klaus!
Papa Klaus! Good to know you'll be here. Me too!
Klaus, I hope that you will be writing some awesome tunes this February!