MSculli1 18


United Kingdom   Jan 2014

Artist Bio

Influences:   driving bass lines, repetitive sequences, screaming mono synths, distorted guitar rhythms, gated synth pads, old rhythm boxes

Hi, I'm Mark from Glasgow, Scotland.

FAWM # 5

Gone Gold for the win.

Mar 01: An unexpected bonus. I thought the site closed yesterday. Can't get to work because of snow, so I am going to put up a couple of lyrics I was working on.
I put them on the to do pile, but sticking them up here might make me actually finish them. I have a gigantic, hugely neglected, to do pile

Feb 28: done - a bit of a struggle. Did not (semi-)complete them all, but 12 isn't too bad. 5 songs, 7 instruments , 1 lyric only and 3 place holders is good compared with previous years. Add in the 4 complete Alphabetti and it's not too bad. Off to work now, very underslept. Is that a word

Feb 23: late at night - I can't believe the time has flown. I have been writing some stuff in my limited time, but this year I have decided to be shall we call it brutally sequential. I will only post stuff in the order I write it, and it must be semi complete. No more lyric posts with the song finalised in my head but never committed to 'tape'. The problem is that the first song needed vocals, but I could never make time to record them. I finally found some time on Tuesday, so rough vocals recorded and song about 55% complete, then internet went down. Putting it up now along with backlog of instrumentals, trying to utilise 'jazz' chords and prime numbers to randomise structure and rhythm. Somewhat unsuccessfully to my mind I may add. I have also been trying to write a backwards song, but it is at this moment a disappointment and not fit for nice human ears, I will create an exception and place hold it as I need to spend a ton of time to knock it into shape.

Feb 3rd: Had a heavy day at work winding down by listening to some excellent stuff.

On 24/7 rota be back on 5th Feb, hopefully ready to start.

The photo is supposed to be more demonic than moronic. I think I failed.

I had a nice time in 50/90 using common chord progressions. I think I might do them again.

No lyrics only stuff this time, like 50/90 I will only put up complete(ish) songs, so I will probably not get to 14.

My experimental musical ramblings will be on another page, showcasing thealphabettisystem

Songs (18)

#1 Why Don't You Know Me? 1
Feb 23
#2 Prime 1
Feb 24
#3 Prime Cut 1
Feb 24
#4 5d74wkc4B ZONG
Feb 24
#5 You Could Be Anything You Want To Be 1
Feb 24
#6 Leaving 3
Feb 24
#7 Move Along 1
Feb 24
#8 Seven 1
Feb 25
#9 Proving Our Love 1
Feb 27
#10 Guilt 1
Feb 27
#11 My One True Love 1
Feb 27
#12 Sometimes 2
Feb 28
#13 Any Time Any Way 1
Feb 28
#14 Patience 2
Feb 28
#15 Holder ZONG
Feb 28
#16 Place ZONG
Feb 28
#17 The Invisible Man 2
Mar 1
#18 As yet untitled 1
Mar 1


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  • @darcistrutt  Jun 19

    Thanks for the visit and comment on Al. Hope to see you at 50/90 in July.

  • @hummingbear Mar 8

    Thanks for reading several sets of lyrics, I'm glad you found "Winter Cabin," it was a zong for a long time. We just had six or so inches of snow on Monday, I just have to look out the winter for inspiration. I'd love to visit Scotland, my dad was there in WWII for some months.

    And might you be implying bear hums might be inaudible to humans? Might have to get some sort of digital amplifier then...

  • @bractune Mar 6

    Hey there, thanks for your awesome thoughts on "Playlist".

    Good luck in Song Development March!

  • @wacha  Mar 5

    Thank you for your kind words on my songs.

  • @benjo  Mar 4

    Hey thank you so much
    for taking the time and giving
    such great feedback
    I love that title tears in the rain
    Thank you


  • @rainchaser  Mar 4

    Thank you for commenting on "I'm Liking What We're Doing". I don't think the song is bad either though I do think the riff in the verse sounds out of place. But that's what makes FAWM special, you're able analyze your songs on what worked and didn't worked, and improve on the song. Well at least that's how I've been following for both 50/90 and FAWM. But I'm glad you liked the song that makes me very happy!

    As for placeholders, Personally, I'm not a fan of them. I liked to finish all the way through. But I appreciate the suggestion!

  • @marvsmooth  Mar 4

    Actually, I do also record using my line6 interface through my laptop.

    I still have a soft spot for analogue. I used to work as a tape op!

  • @marvsmooth  Mar 4

    My brother knows what to do I think. He makes and looks after computers as part of his job.

  • @marvsmooth  Mar 3

    Hi Mark, thanks for the nice comments.

    Yes, I’ve been looking into the 12-track. My brother is actually going to put a new hard drive in there, and see if it works okay.

    It might just be faulty.

  • @nedflangers Feb 12

    Joining the chorus of thanks for your thoughtful and encouraging comments. I'd also just like to point out how legit that list of influences is. We should chat about music sometime -- repetitive sequences and motorik beats? Ja voll die Krautrock!

  • @benbarden Feb 6

    Hey, thanks for your comment on Synthrock 😀

  • @headfirstonly  Feb 4

    I've never used a Gizmotron, but I remember when they came out - I bought the single-LP version of Godley and Creme's concept album which they used to launch it. Hmm, might be time to give "Music From Consequences" another listen...

  • @musicsongwriter Feb 4

    Hi Mark, thank you so much for listening and commenting on Such a Painful Loss.
    Looking forward to hearing your complete songs.

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 4

    Thanks for your kind comment on Blacksheep. Very appreciated

  • @billwhite51 Feb 4

    thank you for comments on if not now. wow, to be compared to alex that is an honor. i have only just discovered his band this past year, have bought all his recordings, but have only had time to listen to about three of them.. ill have to listen to myself to see if i even slightly desere the comparison. thanks again for listening and taking the tie to comment.