Influences: Pink Floyd, Stimming, Frank Wiedemann, Henrik Schwartz, Sigur Ros, Howling, Bon Iver, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nujabes, Lorn, Son Lux, Alt-J, Tame Impala, Daft Punk, Kanye West (deal with it) etc
Rendering my 14th track now so it's time to finally write a decent FAWM bio. Hi, I'm Tom from Amsterdam I go by the artist name of Martinus (my christian name) since it just sounds cooler I guess. I make music with Ableton Live Suite and a butt load of plugins I have collected throughout the years. I've been composing for about 4 years (?) now and consider myself to be fairly good at it 😀.
My "main" profession is being a dancer, I did a major in that in Amsterdam. Danced around in a theater but now actually I focus more on making music. I make a few pennies writing music for theater, mainly for dance pieces. Which is fun and allows me to find a bit of a crossover between my two disciplines. I also sing on occasion and you will find my voice sprinkled throughout my tracks.
This is my first FAWM and I am really loving the community and supporting other artist plowing their way through writing songs. Thanks to everyone leaving me sweet feedback on my tracks it's a great motivation to push through in this overly busy February!
|#2||Dream of Home||
|#3||Looking for the Light||
|#5||Under the Dome||
|#9||Everything Is Noise||
|#11||All I Need||
|#13||All the Colours||
|#16||Take to the Sky||
Thank you for such kind heartfelt words! So nice to hear that you got so much out of 'public service sunrise'. Your music is very beautiful and emotional. Pleased to meet you!
How does Ableton compare to Logic Pro C and/or FL studio?
Thx for your detailed comment on my ambient dream track "in the middle of the Night" - now I have these pictures
Thanks for your comment on syncing dream - I didn't think of Floyd but then thinking about it I hear what you mean.
Your music is great mate! Really enjoying all your work so far.
Thanks again -- the Prophet 08 is an amazing synth -- although did you see the REV2 that DSI is putting out in the near future? 😁 I think I'd wait for that if I were you!
Thanks for the comments, glad you like the tunes!
Glad you liked 'Eli' 😀
Very much appreciate your remarks on "Alchemical Transformation" -- I'm very flattered!
LOL! Your comment had me crying from laughter! I LOVE Nile Rodgers so much! I guess it's kind of obvious. Thanks for checking out Feel This Love (Again and Again).
Glad you liked it! I've gotten a few comments now saying my stuff sounds like video game music. That's honestly an avenue I'd never really considered exploring - it just sort of happened. But it's definitely a step in the right direction. 😀
Actually yes! Oddly usually I have the. worst. fear. of. flying. ever, which means tears and sometimes holding the hands of strangers (don't judge me!) but on this flight I was calm and happy! 😀 Singing airplane!
Once again, many, many thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. 😀
I have to tell you...I was lured here by the tag fawmtronica. A fawmling with fawmtronica sounds like the best thing going this February! Welcome to FAWM! Glad to have ya! 😉
Ooh, I like the M83 comparison 😀 thanks for the review!
Thanks for noticing, I'm tired too so I didn't even think of the track applying to the challange. Also thanks for your nice words!
Thanks for the comment. I'll take "wicked" as a compliment any day. Thanks again. Thanks again
Well, I was looking for a cheap-sounding lead instrument. *smiley*
Thank you loads for the listen and taking time to leave your comment. 😊
Hey, welcome to FAWM!
My first FAWM!!! Let's gooooo!