Influences: In light of the Blurred Lines verdict, I have no influences whatsoever.
FAWM #7, then. Yeah go on, why not?
(edit: jesus, it's #8)
This year my keyboard is dead (thanks kids) so I will be producing with mouse and piano roll. Since last year, I have been listening mostly to The Adventure Zone podcast, and a lot of gopnick Hardbass, for some reason. Will it show up in my work? Let's see.
Some previous things here: http://masslove.bandcamp.com.
Thanks for stopping by.
|#1||Sonic Waves @sciren||
|#2||Dog in a Car||
|#4||Hush Hush @sciren||
|#5||Lucretia, What Have You Done? @sciren||
|#10||State of the Art @sciren||
|#12||Sing Out (ft the FAWM Army) @sciren||
|#13||This Time @loneraynger||
|#15||Choral Placeholder. @oblivionratula||
Ah, so that's who that suspicious Debenlow character was on your mixer. I was about to arrange a little 'accident' for him.
Hey David, just wanted to say congrats on another great FAWM win. Terrific songs as per. And you undoubtedly gave me my biggest laugh out load moment with Dog In a Car....priceless!
WHA…? You are just too cool for school Quadracool Champion!! You took the time to write 400 comments (400!!) and listen to all those songs (ears doin’ ok there?)! Thanks for your almighty contribution to our community. You have 400 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Oops, accidentally added a second comment.
Hey there. Thanks for the comment about the track and the dropbox.. I wasn't quite sure.. This is the only drop box track here.. Does that mean I need to put a different link, or ... (I thought I'd donated to FAWM and was planning to have my tracks hosted here.. but I couldn't work that out either.. oops.. ) Anyway if you know, I'd appreciate a tip. Other than that, the friend is ok, thanks... she is very elderly though, and had to have surgery on her face. I can't remember what I said about the track, but it was half related to being there, and then the whole feeling of the possibility of being there, but under another context. I only wrote the lyrics in the hospital, the track itself was created on heatwave and admittedly some time ago... though I created some other lines during FAWM too.
Hitting our target audience... I love when five year olds love the music! My five year old nephew was one the stars of our 'My Grandpa' song, if he wants to hear one of his peers. 😀👍
Thanks for the listen - glad to plant something in your ear too
You know what's funny, I've gotten into fist fights telling people that that Firefly theme song was garbage. I'd be happy to rewrite it. Only theme song worse than that is the Enterprise theme song. Couldn't even watch the show.
Thanks for the suggestion, a couple of tunes now 'hearted' 😀
Thanks David. Bit of a battle in the end due to 9 day trip to Egypt...congrats to you too... love you collab song
Re. Am I the Right Guy, that book sounds amazing. Thanks for the recommendation. I’ll look it up. Maybe that’s what happens to my guy.
haha!! Check it again!!! I uploaded it. It's weird. You never know when FAWM is gonna shut down so I just threw something up there as a place holder.
Ugh sorry I couldn't hook you up with the crowd thing man. These last few days snuck the hell up on me. I missed the train on this one. Hope I catch you next time dude.
You're welcome! It was real cool hearing the final product!
CONGRATS you made it to number 14
hehe oh I know perfectly well what you mean mate 😀 Meant the clap; my brain is a bit fried from all this FAWMing 😁 You've had an awesome FAWM this time around; a huge congratulations!
Haha, I'm slowly exploring the extreme lower end of my range. Another collab went up today which utilises it to good effect. And I'm currently working on a Joy Division cover for some practise which really pushes the limits there.
LOL thanks for the comment of 10x10 glad you enjoyed it. x
Thank you for your comment on "Loss of a Friend." Yes, Band in a Box is quite an amazing tool. I'm loving it.
I agree with you about Al. I try my best to stay present and try to keep humor on my side. Though some days I crash and burn in tears. I do hope and pray a cure is found, but know it is already beyond helping us. So to love, laugh, and live is all we can do!
Woot! The trophy is yours!
Sorry for the four week delay. Thank you for the warm welcome. 😀
Well a lot of collabs helps...as does the one-man-and-his-guitar stuff
Lol I have no idea how to embed a gif.... Wow other track is amaze, love his voice and beat boxing! Still i'm a fan of the rough demo
Thanks for the comments, as ever! Yeah, was sadly a sample... too many flappy take-off bird sounds from the trees outside our house sadly! I did use my own bird sounds a few years ago though, so I didn't cheat once upon a time. 12 tracks, I'm 4 behind with you guys..! Gonna make 14?
Damn, that door thing would have been a brilliant idea. So let's just say I did that. Mm hm.
Wait a minute. What stuff don't you like?
haha trust me-- the song is a reminder for me as well. I'm guilty too and all of my songs were made... ON MY PHONE! haha
Hey, thanks so much for your comment on "What I Saw From Here!" I went full in all pop-like on that one! 😀 Glad you liked it.
No special FX on that Julie collab backing vocal. Just a fairly tight two part harmony. It was three parts but I took one out in the end. Too much!
Interesting what you say about another vocal in that chorus! It was a little production experiment I had the idea to try. Here’s what I did: took the chorus vocal and duplicated it a couple of times. Pitched one up an octave and one down an octave and panned them +15 and -15. Then only sent those vocals to the reverb send (and sent a bit more to reverb than the main vocal). The effect being to (hopefully) fill out the vocal a bit. I reckon it worked! Might have to use that technique again some day.
Hi. Dankie vir jou kommentaar op "Vir my vaderland". Ek dink dit het baie te doen met my confidence, veral omdat al die liedjies "unrehearsed one take" tipe liedjies is. Dis net soveel makliker in my eerste taal omdat ek nie te veel hoef te fokus op uitspraak nie.
Hi, thanks for stopping by my page. I have fixed the sound file issue by uploading the items to my Soundcloud account. Sorry about that.
Yes! really sorry I hadn't sent the file. Its on the way to you now. Life, tech that hates me and five year old kids aaarrrggghh!
It took me 40 years to find the courage to sing live. But now I crave it. 😀 I think the richness might have some to do with anatomy, genetics, and choosing listening exclusively to Ella Fitzgerald for 10 years. Haha 😀
They thanks for the collab tip. 😀 I sing jazzy covers live in a voice piano duo every fifth Saturday night. Not sure how this song appeared in my brain; just started singing the first verse and choruses.
Thanks for the gentle prod, my mind is all over the place. I've sent some files over - whether or not they're useable is a different matter, my voice is being completely unreliable this week.
Thanks for the kind comment on my "Baby Steps" lyrics. That is an interesting direction and I can definitely see how it reads that way. We shall see how the recorded version comes out. 😀
That bridge photo is one I took from the car when I was in Spain over New Year. It’s somewhere between Madrid & Santiago de Compostela!
Haha thanks for your nice comment on "Yound and Crazy". yep yep yep ! And by the way, I wanted it to sound like something of maroon 5, so I'm happy you can hear it. Experimenting with more funky and fun style.. It was super fun. Thanks again. And I wonder how you noticed the end part, I really did almost everything to hide them, thanks for noticing... I was just going to crazy at the end with improvising vocal craziness... thought it's too crazy to share with the world so kept it on low temperature.
Whatdayawantamedal? Well you’re getting one! You are SUPERB Tripletime Trooper! You took the time to write 300 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your almighty contribution to our community. You have 300 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Ek is n doodler🤣 dankie vir jou terugvoer- ek het die verjaarsdagdrêl nou korter gemaak. Eendag moet ek en jy bietjie musiek-musiek speel- maar in Afrikaans. Ek dink dit gaan bietjie voor ons tyd wees.🤖
Thanks for all your comments 😀 I took your advice and tagged it tasty. Didn't know there was a method to tagging, generally tend to just make up stuff.
I think it was the bass line that made me think of Portishead and I didn't know that about the album. I have obsessed over that album too. Gonna have to give it another listen now you mentioned that.
The morse code on "Signals" is actual text I had translated. The exact string is pretty long, but the gist of it is "This is a transmission from earth, if any intelligent lifeforms are hearing this please respond". The whole idea is that it's largely inaccessible to the listener though.
David, thanks for your comments on my singer-songwriter comedy track, I laughed with it! It also encouraged me to write and sing another song! 😉
Oh, not just CoolEdit. The mighty CoolEdit 2.1, mind you! lol. It's just that I once learned how to use it, and all those modern DAWs make my head spin. I'm technologically challenged. I've tried ProTools etc. etc. etc., but they all made me curse. Some day perhaps I'll get someone to teach me the wonders of modern DAWs. Until then, what worked in the 90's works today. Kind of. 😉
Thanks for the comments on I Know You Care. Pretty sure no one's ever called me a bugger before! 😁
Haha, thanks for the comments. I do enjoy some fromage in my musical life from time to time 😁
Thanks so much for all the hilarious comments you left on my songs- you had me lol-ing to myself haha - as for the cello, yes- yes it needs to be everywhere in everything in my opinion. I ought to learn to play it!
Thank you for the encouragement you left of "Zombie's Been Lied To"!
Thanks for your kind comment on A piece of bread. Yes JW are absolutely a cult.
Ok It should work now dunno what happend
Thanks for the uplifting comments! There are a lot of saws going on in that track - the ones from the intro that I think you're mentioning come from the Arturia Arp 2600 emulation. I'm not familiar with all of the kit that it came with - yet - but Arturia puts out cool stuff for the vintage vibes I like.
Thanks for the comment. Only downstrokes!
My phone reference was a joke playing off of your comment that you phoned the song in!
Geez well hope the new guy's better and that it bloody rains!
Also, I appreciate your nose.
Thanks for the kindness on my "Advertisements on Bananas" I think you can hear it now. At the moment the link was messed up but I think it corrected itself.
Looking forward to listening, consider yourself watchlisted!
Hey thanks so much gees
you're never safe are you THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP BUD I OWE YOU ONE
Holy moly I just read about Cape Town's day zero perhaps approaching..sounds bloody dystopian. Is your town ok for water?
Thanks for that link! Awesome!
Bup! Thanks mr.!
The off-licence it is. I think oddbod's offered to buy the first round. BYO kazoo.
Thank you so much for all your listens and kind comments. Made my day!
Thanks for commenting on my Sweet Dreams. Interesting that it didn't trigger the association with its namesake (and of course the chords and melody.... but I don't think Eurythmics would see it as not a cover.. do you?? ) Good though. Yeah, I think I've got something in common with the streets.. though interestingly, I've never bought their stuff - or listened except in passing (and loved it) Recently however, I picked up on a couple of tracks and as I said really like it.. There's quite a bit of comedy and laddishness in the Streets often .. I will check out the name you mention - or is that the front man? Thanks for stopping by.
Thanks for listening and commenting on Don’t Give a Damn. I too heard those screaming guitars in my head, but I’m limited in my playing/recording talents. Best wishes to you.
Oh my goodness Dupletarion Warrior you are AWESOME!! You took the time to write 200 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your hefty contribution to our community. You have 200 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Hey David, Thanks so uch for your flattering comments on "Let's Run Away"
It was fun to record and I particularly like that part of the song myself. 😀
I will treasure it "tasty"! 😀
Thanks for you comment on Break All The Things - it made Jen and I laugh so hard - totally made my day! 😀
Wow! Thanks for the comment. I feel like you should have written the lyrics 😀 How clever!!! I totally should've used more Accountant-esk terminology... alas, I don't know quite what he does.
Sorry about your teeth! I just finished a binge watch of Voyager for the first time, so sexy Borgs are on the brain.
Thanks for your comments 😀
Thx for the glitch! That's exactly what I was looking for.
hey man... I found some horn samples that fit in there perfectly.. well, after I went to town on them with melodyne hehehe 😉
wish there was a "insta-horns" VST that sounds as good as the real thing... Elon better get on that!
Hey just trying to do a Sunday catch up with all my lovely comments 😁
Thanks for the comments just now 😁 Hugely complemented to be compared to Lana Del Rey <3
And yes, I am familiar with the work of Salad Fingers 😉 LMAO x
Sorry!!! I just reuploaded the correct version 😀
I might actually put inconceivable into The Backwards Song's title, probably as parenthesis. Thank you for that! 😁
I guess I didn't say hello here yet. So hello, enjoying your marvelous work so far.
You can't see me, but I am making submissive prostrations to your mad production skills. Can you tell me how to get that "shorted cord" effect that starts around 1:07 in Dog in a Car? (which is hands down my fav fawm song EVER) I hear that effect about lately and suspect it's something with massive, but am a EDM newbie. Thx!
Y'know, I didn't even intend to make that track spooky. Didn't "feel" spooky to me, actually, but now you and another person have both described it as such.
Personally, I think that's a good thing! It probably means my goth/metalhead allegiances are sneaking through the veil. 😝
Hah! Excellent review, sir.
Thx 4 ur comments! 90% of the samples in that songs are live looped off of my Octapad SPD-30! The other sounds are drum racks in Ableton or my Kaossilator! Thanks 4 listening!
Oh, I only *wish* I owned an actual Fairlight rather than the (mighty fine) Arturia VST. Wouldn't that be sweet? And if I did, you would be welcome to come over and use it... uh... anytime that I, uh... ::clears throat::: I wasn't using it? Erm... so... Hmm...
Haha! You are so right about a marimba solo. Embarrassingly, I have just been informed by Helen that there *is* actually someone who has expressed an interest in playing marimba for our band in real life. I swear I had no idea about that until now!
Also, just wanted to say - thanks for all your amazing comments this month, they are much appreciated.
The snare on "Homeless In Hollywood" is from the Crate Digger drum sound in Logic Pro X. 😀
Hey David - Happy FAWM! Looking forward to hearing your creations!
Cheers David! That one was fun to make. Matt Daaaaaamonnnnnn
Much of the songs this year will feature background noises from my daughter Violet. Side affect of life I suppose.
I hadn't thought of the counting crows connection actually with that song but now that you mention it I can definitely hear it and would agree. August and everything after was one of my favorite albums growing up.
I also think I sing there with more passion and I sing differently, I use my voice different, I tried it now in english, thanks for wakening my eyes thanks nice, ill try it in one of my next songs.
Thank you... makes me wonder about if I should sometimes only in hebrew for a long periods of time... I understand what you are saying and I support your saying because I feel the same sometimes. I always find it easier to mean what I sing in my own language, however I grew up mostly on music in English so that's why I write in English, it feels more natural so create in English. And about the song - I did wrote it about a girl that spoke hebrew with me which is not always the story in my relationships.. it all depends on the time... Thanks for the kind words and interest.
Hi... the song you mean is a song I recorded a year ago or something like this. I only uploaded it tto check something with the photo on soundcloud for a new song. But you can hear the hebrew song on my soundcloud, I would love to know what you think about it... It is about "Maybe it's not the time to dream of you... I'm waiting for you a little bit more before it's over and disappearing, maybe soon you will tell me that your'e coming back... but maybe it's not the time and not the right day to dream about you... I can't cry anymore.. something like that"
Haha you wanna tell me you actually listened to it? ("test" track)