edwn 12


West End UK   Jan 2010


Artist Bio

Influences:   Martin Carthy, Everything Everything

This year I'm starting my 20 album epic tale of the flora of southern England as seen by a lost crow. So I need about 240 songs ... hmmm ...

I write in parallel, so expect a batch of 12 songs towards the end of the month.

Not really up for collabs at the moment.

Songs (12)


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  • @mikedebenham  Mar 7

    Had a stroll with your album today. Lovely stuff. Your special blend of profundity and charming silliness, with the suspicion that they may be the same thing. Didn't take proper listening notes but scribbled the following on my hand, make of it what you will:
    "15 i see everything pop magic; 18 daily duty wish full length; 20 hits out of blue 'want old life back'; 22 hand rub!"

    I know it doesn't fit your parallel writing, but it's a bit of a shame your stuff doesn't get much chance to fertilise the rest of fawm, arriving at the panicked scrabble/hangover end of the month. Anyway, it was a delight. So many ideas. The crow's view framing is a nice fit for your collage style. May your cleve be plentiful, and thank you.

  • @vomvorton  Mar 6

    Thanks for the comment blast!

    Re: 4:33am, I liked the idea that the night was so still that even the clocks were hushed, probably doesn't make much sense though.

    I will bear your various tips and suggestions in mind if / when I revisit any of these, so thanks again.

    Oh, and a third thanks for the Casio offer, but I already have an MT-65, which I think is identical other than the colour of the plastic. Give it another chance! Those weird buttons that change the envelope result in some nice sounds, and I love the ability to add delayed vibrato, best of all the vibratos.

  • @vomvorton  Mar 5

    You're welcome! I started listening to your first track when you uploaded them but got distracted (was probably listening at work and somebody wanted me to "do something") so I'm glad I remembered to come back and check 'em all out. Really enjoyed my listen, you always come up with some fascinating musical ideas!

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  Feb 26

    Re: "God Damn Three Minute Love Song," the Attractions? High praise indeed; I don't think I realized it at the time but that's certainly the vibe I was hoping for. And you're right, the lyrics kind of take it all out on the song itself and it might be cool to reveal some actual human element in the course of things.

  • @expendablefriend  Feb 24

    Awesome! Downloading now so I can listen to them all together.

  • @owl  Feb 21

    thanks for the comments! I love the Waitresses. well, I think I only know one song by them but I love it.

  • @expendablefriend  Feb 17

    Just stopping by to check I've not missed anything yet.... πŸ˜€

  • @mikedebenham  Feb 2018

    Aha, it's going to be another late-in-the-month edwn song dump. This being the internet, you probably can't see me rubbing my hands in anticipation.

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  Feb 2018

    Glad to you're back as well! Can't wait to hear what you do this year.

  • @mikegtz  Feb 2018

    Edwn, I added The Apple and the Crab to the playlist. Thanks for checking it out.

  • @dunwich  Feb 2018

    @songsville was just mucking around with dropbox getting it to work when you commented! Should be good now πŸ˜€

  • @zecoop  Feb 2018

    No worries! I know someone in Canada who wants one badly... That doesn't help I know, lol. Have a great FAWM - I'll be checking in. πŸ˜€

  • @zecoop  Feb 2018

    Interested in the 4-tracks this year? I can't remember if I've heard from you. πŸ˜€ Happy FAWM!!!!!

  • @lowhum  Jan 2018

    Hi, I had a book somewhere about Bulgarian folk harmony - if I find it - I'll send you a link.

  • @alboe Jan 2018

    Hey Edwn,

    I hope you'll have a great FAWM.

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  Jan 2018

    Glad you're back!! Just saw your Porsche post. Looking forward to hearing you again this year!

  • @cts  Jan 2018

    Hi Mr. Edwn. I'm going to take you up on your approach and send you a lyric or a music snippet or just and idea...yep, gonna do it.

  • @expendablefriend  Jan 2018

    Hey edwn! Looks like I have a bit of listening to catch up on πŸ˜€.

    So, what's the plan this time around?

  • @beat  Jan 2018

    ... *] i like wallflowers, they’re great tapestries (I’ve got a happy smile).
    Am definitely gonna be on your line this fab feb!

  • @beat  Jan 2018

    First I struggled, but then I recognized you just brought me onto a great HGTTG kind of humorous beauty on this here planet. Thx.
    I’ll be listening.

  • @kristian  Jan 2018

    Have a wonderful FAWM!

  • @sw1n3flu  Jan 2018

    Thanks for posting that Mark Bannister link - really interesting, detailed information. Happy FAWM 2018!

  • @rickatfulcrum Jan 2018

    Keen to hear what you've got up your sleeve this year!

  • @barbara  Jan 2018

    Hi edwn! Enjoying the pre-game games very much; thanks for all your enthusiasm in the threads. I'm eager to see where we go!

  • @zxcvbnm  Jan 2018

    Hi, I tried lots of handles when joining FAWM but everything was taken, so in frustration I used the bottom row of the keyboard. Difficult for even me to forget!

  • @vomvorton  Jan 2018

    Interesting stuff. I really need to start thinking more about that kind of thing, I could do with spicing up my vocal melodies a bit.

    'Beggar' is my favourite track on the album at the moment, I love the descending guitar riff and the little bursts of noisy bass (or downtuned guitar) really work well.

  • @vomvorton  Jan 2018

    Excellent! I find the actual sound-design part of Podolski quite incomprehensible (seems to take a different approach to most synths, not that that's necessarily a bad thing - maybe I should read the manual) but the sequencer is great fun and vastly inspiring to me, and was the starting point for most of Hundreds of Zeroes!

  • @vomvorton  Jan 2018

    You're welcome! Only heard his album last week myself - think it was on @adforperu 's best of the year list. Really interesting stuff, I love his unusual vocal melodies.

  • @vomvorton  Jan 2018

    Further to the good-new-music thread, have you heard the Richard Dawson album, 'Peasant'? Seems like it'd be right up your street if not: