Influences: Ben Folds, anything Damon Albarn has been involved in, Muse, the Beatles, the wonderful singer-songwriters who contribute to FAWM each year.
I write all sorts of things, all vaguely in the school of pop and rock, usually featuring guitars and occasionally featuring pianos.
This is my fifth FAWM. This website - not just the challenge itself, but the community - has done wonders for my musical ability.
Feedback and criticism of any nature is welcome on my music.
If you only comment on one song, comment on "I Wanna Get To Know You". If you only comment on two, make the second "Flirt". Then listen to whatever you like.
|4||Corpse Alfa @corpsecorps||
|5||Exquisite Corpse Golf @corpsecorps||
|6||I Wanna Get To Know You||
|9||Kaiju Exquisite Corpse||
@rayboneor 6 weeks
Thanks for stopping by; I always appreciate your advice. I'll stop by tomorrow to see what you've been up to.
@dannyk1 6 weeks
Thank you for reading Loud And Proud. As with most lyrics I write, there was a definite melody banging around in my brain. When I went back and read it over the second time the strangest thing happened. The melody for Foghat's Fool For The City started taking over a bit throughout the verses.
Anyway, enough of that. Thank you for taking your time to leave your impressions on the lyric. Most would rather listen to the wonderful music that gets created in this place.
@mybravehenry 8 weeks
Thanks for your thoughtful comment on our collab, I really appreciate it! The comment on percussion was especially useful - I've only noodled on drums a handful of times, so it's always an experiment. I'll have to give your suggestions a try! Thanks again for the feedback.
@jamkar 8 weeks
Lyrics to Golf:
"Come let us talk of the next stage
It's almost here, don't you know
Just like that snow on the edge of town
Go outside and have some fun"
@avidfanman 8 weeks
My lyrics for GOLF:
Blood that melts the snow
No way home
I'm tired of being alone
I should have sworn allegiance
To the one true ruler of us all
@lightningstef Feb 15
Hi! Thanks for the kind words I officially have the next 9 days free for fawm - it's been a busy start to February! I should get some songs done soon and ill be getting into listening to some tracks as well hooray
@jamesstaubes Feb 14
Thanks so much for your detailed comments on "Earth Song." I'm learning all the intricacies and details of making EDM. Since that version I've already added a lot more layers: more pads, bass and drum fills. It sounds better. I want to have a female sing on it and totally get rid of my vocal. Thanks again for your comments!
@js6 Feb 12
Thanks for the comment! I agree with you, Scandinavian vocalisations done right sound really powerful and beautiful.
@kristian Feb 12
Thanks for stopping by! I need to get an overview of the whole collab situation hehe; I may be collabed out but I shall def keep you in the loop man; keep rockin!
@kimberlyinnc Feb 12
Thanks for checking out my lyric My Memory will follow you and for the suggestion, I will consider it for sure.
@dasbinky Feb 12
Thanks for the album plug.
@woodmeister Feb 11
Thanks for the comments on "Dragon Slaying Modern Man" and your forum recommendation. Made my day. You are right about the solo, I overcooked it a bit as I ended up recording direct rather than micing the amp up as I couldn't get the sound I wanted. I'm inspired to go back and fix that and tweak a couple of lyrics I'm not 100% on. Thanks again for the comments and all the best in your FAWM endeavours.
@marvsmooth Feb 10
Thank you for your kind words about Pigs and Untitled piece 2. With the latter I only had about ten minutes to do everything and no headphones at hand. Big mistake. The idea is down though, but would have been better if I'd played to a click or had more time.
@auditasum Feb 9
Alright. I've sent you my contribution of Golf Corpse.
@fearlessflight2014 Feb 6
Thanks for the lovely feedback, Taylor. Yes the chorus is obscure but I know exactly what it means to me Will listen to your tunes...
@marvsmooth Feb 6
Wow Taylor - great songs dude! Awesome stuff
@flutterby42 Feb 5
I know there's a gender conflict, but if you ever feel like adding music to my lyrics, I'd love to hear it!
@fourlife Feb 5
Thanks for your comment on my song 'Hush Hush', you made me really happy.
@avidfanman Feb 5
Hi there - I believe you are stitching Corpse Golf - here is my section: http://jamesyoung.me.uk/music/fawm2014/AvidFanManExquisiteCorpseGolfPart2.wav
@b00n Feb 5
thanks for your comments.
Yeah, I'm a serious coffee addict myself,
and this line just popped up when I stretched the wrinkles out of my eye balls with a very strong brew in the morning...
Write your coffee song, I'm eager to hear it!
@marvsmooth Feb 5
Thank you Taylor
@sapient Feb 5
My first Doge comment! So awesome! Much words! Wow!
@arthurrossi Feb 5
I would like to thank you very, very much for your detailed and that profound comment as well as for the suggestions, and you are right... I really appreciate it a lot... I will try to revise it as soon as I have an idea I regard as appropriate, and it will definitely go in the direction as you indicated it... Thanks a lot once again!
@mitchmash Feb 5
Hey Taylor! Happy FAWM! Thanks so much for your comments on 'One More Star'. I find recording really difficult (I'm using Garageband) and feel like I'm sort of patching things together with scotch tape and reverb, so I'm relieved you think it sounds ok. Looking forward to hear your songs!
@johnstaples Feb 5
Thanks for your comments on Never Coming Home! I appreciate that!! I was curious about your auto tune comment though. I use Nectar 2 for the vocals and I used a preset that has some pitch correction built in. Is that what you are referring to? If so I'm gonna try bypassing that one setting on the preset and see if I can hear the difference! I just noticed the preset is also using the harmony module to add two unison voices to the vocals. maybe it is that? Or some combo of the two? thanks in advance for any clarification...I'm still learning how to use the tools!
@klaus Feb 3
Hey Taylor! Rock on!
@nixiepixie Feb 3
The weather here in Perh is great. Nice and hot!
@fourlife Feb 3
Hey Taylor, thanks for making my day with the kind comment!
@temily Feb 2
Haha don't stress, you weren't too harsh It was legitimately a 'hey, we should write a song this arvo' last minute planned thing in which neither of us had any ideas and therefore no expectations of it actually sounding good
@temily Feb 2
Cheers for having a listen to my turtle song Taylor haha. I'm sorry for giving you a headache Sometimes you just need something stupid to get the ball rolling, you know?
@wille Feb 2
Hey Taylor! Thanks so much for your comments on my songs. I cranked up those off-key chords at 4:34 because I liked them. Like most of the song's melodic and layered content (i.e just everything apart from the lyrics and the main melody), it's improvised while recording so I didn't really know it was going to happen.
Auntie Sin is here! http://fawm.org/forums/topic/3855/
@timfatchen Feb 2
Spot on Taylor. (Old Songs). The trouble is (1) that opening sequence where the time signature isn't clear (2) I can barely play the dam' thing. Thanks for the suggestions. They'll all get incorporated before the first live gig.
@nixiepixie Feb 2
Hey! I'm over in WA, what about you?
@marvsmooth Feb 1
Thank you for the lovely words about Pigs
I'll let you know when I musicate it
@thetau Jan 27
Keeping an ear out
@timfatchen Jan 26
meant to say...that's a good mug shot...
@temily Jan 25
Yo Taylor, hope this Feb's a good one for you! Happy FAWMing
@rayboneor Jan 25
I was reading your post in the 'low intensity' thread. Your recordings always sound so good. I'm a pretty lousy guitar-strumming 'musician'. I find, however, that sometimes that's a good place to start when writing songs, because it forces me to really think about melody, something I could sing around a campfire.
@cts Jan 25
Hey man. Should you be willing, I'd still like to take a stab at a collab. Good to see you back and the best of FAWMing to you, good sir.
@ianuarius Jan 24
alrighhht! Time to rock this place, eh?
@lazyafro Jan 23
it is! Thanks for the support, looking forward to hear what you bring as well. Good luck
@lazyafro Jan 21
@marvsmooth Jan 20
Let's get this party started!
@timfatchen Jan 20
Hi Taylor! It's going to be erratic for me this FAWM but I'll try. I expect 14 new songs from you. I've got to join SCALA, too, when things quieten down.
@vomvorton Jan 20
Hi Taylor! Good to see you too. Really looking forward to it this year!