FAWM #9! Where did the time go!?
My favourite month of the year hands down cause I get to collab with all you brilliant FAWMers! I enjoy this community with all my viking heart; even though by march I want to throw my synths out the window and never make music again!
Oh, and I see there’s alot of opinions about collabs and rules and agreements and ...zzzzzz.... Lets just create!
|#1||Future-proof future @expendablefriend||
|#5||We Go Down @cts||
|#7||ゴジラ、心の邪魔者 (Godzilla, Breaker of Hearts) @mistermann||
|#9||Get On It @aesthetic72||
|#10||All I Want @oddbod||
|#11||The Intervention @oddbod||
|#12||The Intervention (see kristian page) @errol||
|#13||Science Fiction Movie @robynmackenzie||
|#14||Stupid Sh*t @debs||
|#15||Black Ribbon @owl||
Thank you for taking the time to comment on my stuff. I haven't forgotten your request for the previous chapters in the Luna Bots series.
Thank you for taking the time to listen to and comment on my songs, I really appreciate the feedback.
Cheers Kristian 😀 The Digitakt is great isn't it? It has quite a lot of limitations, but the workflow on that little guy is so quick and fun. I also had the A4 and AR MkI units, but sold them not too long ago, partially to fund the modular gear and I found I just didn't use them so much. It's taken me a while to figure what hardware I get on with.
Never tried the Octatrack, it always intimidated me being so deep and not as immediately fun to use as say the Digi. But since learning the Elektron way of things and sometimes getting a bit annoyed with the Digitakts limitations (especially regarding samples, lack of LFOs/FX etc, no stereo..), I've been very tempted with the Octa mk2 for a while. Once my 2nd eurorack case is finished I might invest in one later in the year, still on the fence a bit, but we'll see 😀
Thank you for your kind words on "Born Dead" and "Join Me in Death".
I was nervous going into "Born Dead" that was the first time I wrote lyrics to someone else's music and for a while I thought I had bitten off more than I could chew but then I started getting such a great feedback that it put me at ease. I've always anted to do a full band thing but I don't have the no how or enough people in my area that I could work with so this really let me explore that.
"Join Me in Death" is such a dark song that I really wanted to work on that one, I don't know that I'd be able to come up with such dark lyrics on my own so to get to work with them was a treat.
Thank you for your cute comment on my skirmish song "goodbye tank".. very kind.
You're right, it's too loud in the mix. It's not a snare, though, it's claps. I was clearly fighting the urge to copypasta the chorus and go EVEN BIGGARRRRR.
Unless you mean the *snare* snare, which is part of the brush kit. Yeah I kinda drew a line under the track and walked away, you know?
You've been having such a great FAWM! I really love what you've been up to!
Haha well I adore Radiohead but don't know much about music so am not sure what radioheady chords are but yuppppp, I'll take it 😁 Thanks so much for the listens and comments!
Thank you for commenting on the Pet song, Roses song, and having a look at the manuscript as well. They were all fun to make.
I can see the appeal of a fish from a parent's point of view, but also the appeal of a hamster from a kid's perspective. He gets to pick up the cuddly, furry hamster and give it a nice hug. Well, any pet would be perfect, really. 😀
Haha good isn't it! I used the "happiest" one I could find 😁 Yeah the lyrics.. me and Ad are trying to figure out if we'd had an argument the day before they appeared in my notepad hahahahah
Check your dropbox!!! 😁
Yup. Norwegian winters bring out the heart ache. haha
I made some sound to C O R N E R tonite.
I try to not think about the thin walls between the apartments here 😁
Have I called you Kristin a few times now? Dayyyyum. It's not even a conscious thing, I'd be saying "Kristian" out loud, ha!
So glad it played for you! Thanks for checking it out and for your kind words!
Strange! Maybe try another browser?
No Emotion.....I think it's just E > Bmin7 > C#min7
Brilliant job with The Intervention. Love the orchestration. Actually I was surprised my accent wasn't quite as awful as I was expecting!
Hey yeah, sounds excellent. And that's my No. 14 up. Cheers mate - now just the operetta 😉
Haha! I tell you what... I will give that track a go and report back 😀
Haha! Well... to clarify - it wasn't that I didn't like Placebo - more that I was completely unfamiliar with them yet pretended to be a big fan purely to ingratiate myself with this person. Ha!
Thank you for the feeback on man and his guitar. We appreciate it.
Thx a lot for comments on "Nowhere to run to" !
Hey thank you so much for your kind words on, fool
good point week 1 i never realised
hey Kristian, do you think you can do anything with what I sent? I was just wondering whether to do some lyrics or not.
thanx my friend! I´m soooo scared posting these demoes.
But yeah; it´s fun too.
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!!
You and me both. 😉
It's my m audio box unmapping all over the place. Haven't figured it out yet. 😏 I have to play my electronica live and sing at the same time like a savage.
Thank you for pointing out the tailes 😂
Thanks for stopping by and listening. I have it on my todo list to post links to all of the previous episodes of The Telepathic Bung Floggers of Phobos. I'll keep you posted.
Hey, thanks for *your* comments! Haha, I don't play guitar. Like, I suck for reals. My playing barely qualifies as playing.
And with the musical theater songs, I just pretend I'm a Disney princess. Man, I have an insane storyline for this FAWM and I really hope I can finish it so I don't leave anyone hanging.
Thank you for the lovely, thoughtful comments on "Just Let It Happen" and "Mother of Swords." I've told others - after a break and re-listening, I need to retract my original thoughts on the piano - I'd just heard it too much in editing/mixing. Agree that drums are a weak point for me, never really knowing what to do with them, but eh, it's a demo. Again, thank you and I'm pleased to meet you.
What's up? Sorry, I didn't have the time to do this before, but I'm finally getting around to it. Thanks so much for your comments on my songs! I appreciate them, especially because I think you have mad skills yourself.
I forgot, I do have an idea - not much (3 chords and a melody) but it’s a start. I’d put it aside as a collab idea to put to someone else, but I can’t see that happening now.
I’m out of action today but I’ll email you a link tomorrow.
BTW, I agree entirely with your view (above) on collabs
Ha ha. Okay. Let’s wait till this weekend is over. I have 5 collabs on the go at the moment and hopefully I will have completed most by then. If you have something to send me in the meantime though let me know, and I’ll do the same.
Would love to Kristian but I'm stretching myself ridiculously thin, but hey it's Fawm....okay, you might have to do the running though.
Thank you so much for your kind comment on our collab 😀
Thanks! I still use a Kaoss Pad for wibbly real-time fx even though it’s a bit dated
Thanks for all your listening and kind comments. Just started listening to yours (loving what I hear!) and looking forward to hearing the rest when I have the chance.
Hello my friend! I'm sorry I've been so MIA so far. I'd be honoured to collab! I'm still easing into FAWM so don't have an idea in mind yet but let me know if you do!
Hi K - yes, I'd still love a collab. My life has been consumed with work. Can we aim for middle of Feb? I have a super long weekend Feb 16-19th and I can spare time then for songwriting.
Thank you for you´re awesome comments on all my songs so far! Much appreciated, and enjoyable reading. Very happy about the details you mention. Tusen takk!
Hi Kristian, thank you for dropping by, good luck.
Re socks: I'm guessing this is a Viking adaptation of the Kon Mari method?
Hey - re: looper - I sometimes use a looper pedal live, but for recording, I just copy and paste sections of the vocal if I want the same thing over and over. If I were doing a proper recording, I would do a scratch recording that way, and then go through and sing each part for the whole song, as I think it sounds better and more organic that way, but FAWM is too short for that nonsense.
Got it. Should be good by Friday.
Eow aehw ehh miew. 🐾
[Mantra thanks you for your excellent comments. Congrats on connecting with your inner cat. No meow in "The Dark Forest" - Mantra enjoys keyboards, but he's not really a singer. He will occasionally babble when the song demands it, but he's mainly into instrumental-catcore.]
Fint å se deg her igjen. Lykke til i år!
I do play lap steel. Not well. But if you need a simple atmsopheric part I could probably help out.
You might be right with some sounds being off-key. That happens all too fast with fretless bass or cheap guitars 😁
Thanks for listening
Uh - I don’t see anything from you. Do you mind sending that again please?
Uh...you sent a track to me?
Hey! Thanks for dropping by and taking in some jelly! Everything good on your end?
Hello Kristian! Thanks for your welcome on my soundboard - and, erm, I hope big life changes aren't becoming the norm for me, I'm only still adjusting to the bunch from 2017 (getting married, moving, becoming a full-time freelancer).
Looking forward to your sounds!
Glad you liked it. The synth is the SE-02. It's bolstering the bass.
Maew errwhow! Thank you very much for your comment!
Re the leash : My human is well trained, but I wouldn't walk him in the wild without a leash, lest he should take fright and run away.
[Mantra's human speaking : he doesn't mind the leash. He could follow without it, but we take him to various unknown places, mainly forests and canyons, and harness him for his safety. He does think that *he* walks the leash bearer. Also, thank you for your great comment on my song. I'll be back to listen to you when you post something.]
Thanks for checking out my song. Looking forward to hearing your music!
Have a nice FAWM dear Kristian! Looking forward to listening to your music!
Yes! Let's make some synthy sounds. Once I make my studio work again which it is currently not. Hooray technology!
Wooooahhh gettin' close... It's only February on the GMT line now... good luck
Hey Viking pal! Have an awesome and productive FAWM! Hit me up if you want to collab again this month!
Takk for at du fortalte meg om dette 🤓 Nå får vi se da... om det blir noe produksjon ! 🎶
Countdown has started, I hope you'll have a great FAWM.
Kristian, welcome back. Be looking at you all month.
Hallo Viking Man!
Yes, there are all indeed kitty emojis
I'm never sure how they appear on other devices 🦑
Hi Kristian... I am going for it... and I'm counting on you to help me get there! Please! I really hope we can collaborate once again. xxoo
No, YOU rock, you music muthagangsta! Nice to see you again!
Less in the way of jingles and more in the way of musical beds for short promos.
Hope you have a good FAWM!
Kristian. Hey! Totally with you on the zzzzz. I just want to make cool things.
Hi Kristian, looking forward to hearing your amazing music.
Yep we defo should collab mate. More than up for that this year. And yeah if you ever get to thailand, Koh Phayam is the place to be for music, no cars, no ATMS, amazing beauty and incredible people. The bass player (forgotten his name) from metallica goes there every year and plays at the live evening i went to. Its incredible, free and creative. Which i why i booked myself 2 weeks back there end of feb, even though i defo can't afford it!! ha ha
Looking forward to more Viking Porn House.
Wait, you used a pseudonym for that, didn't you?
Happy FAWMing! 🤗
Hey hey there
Hello again, let's do this!
Thank you Kristian. You too. I'll be delighted to collaborate with you if you are happy to.
Hey Kristian! Thanks! You too. I hope you have a great time 😀
So just wondering which camp you're in... Can we discuss that please because I think we need to flesh out some details... Lol....
Can't wait to hear what you have! Maybe our paths will cross! That would be awesome.
P.S. yes - I completed 50/90! I'm pretty sure that was entirely down to not having been able to take part in FAWM. I'm stubborn like that 😁
Oh I am here - fear not! Super busy with non-music things, but I guess I will just have to sleep less. Time to resume our collab tradition?
Number 9 ... Number 9 ....
You are the man. Well, you are a man. So... you could be the man, I guess. I mean, it's not completely out of the question. Somebody's got to be. Er. Looking forward to hearing you too!
Welcome back! I'm looking forward to another couple collabs if you are 😀
Hey. Looking forward to one of your classical just-piano pieces again, maybe? I'll be outside on the grass on the 1st of March waiting to catch your synths; I like that Juno of yours ... 😉
"Lets just create" - indeed, couldn't have said it better myself!
Hey! Looking forward to hearing your synths!
I have kids. My mouse is sticky and the wheel doesn't work, except for when it starts randomly scrolling on its own.
Good to see you again.
Well, well, well...I do believe we’re going to have to get a lemon vibe going. You, sir, have two sticky notes on my board. One of them says: Shaolin. The other ain’t being revealed until February. 😛
Make happy noises!
Use exclamation points!
Thanks for stopping by... have a great event!