Influences: Johnny Foreigner, Prince, sad13, Sufjan Stevens, PJ Harvey, Fryars, Justin Bieber, Crying, Mull Historical Society, Janelle Monae, Dirty Projectors, ANOHNI, Los Campesinos!, Kishi Bashi, Talking Heads, Muncie Girls, Xiu Xiu, Sharpless, Florist, Plans & Apologies, The Slits, One Direction, Eskimeaux, Bellows, Lemuria, Mallard The Wonderdog, Solange, Oscar+Martin, They Might Be Giants, Marina & The Diamonds, Frank Ocean, of Montreal, Mitski, Amateur Best, Small Wonder, Courtney Barnett, Beck, Pinkerton-Weezer, Stairs To Korea, Owen Pallett (I'm not saying I sound like any of these, I just wish I sounded like them)
If you'd like all my FAWM 2017 songs as a handy album you can now get them here: https://thelowestbitter.bandcamp.com/
Last year I recorded a ridiculous concept album. The year before that I also had a vague concept I was writing around. This year I'm not bothering with any of that and I'm just gonna see where I end up.
|#1||The Last Night Of The Proms||
|#4||Snowflakes [UPDATED WITH GANG VOCALS!]||
|#6||Snow Moon [Demo version of 2 Much]||
|#9||Do You Validate?||
|#10||Flirting, or Just Talking||
|#11||This Myth @pinky||
|#12||Failing Pt. 1 and 2||
|#13||Danny Rose Is My Spirit Animal @balancelost||
|#15||I made this song on my phone on the bus to Leipzig||
Cheers for the comment on 'Polly Is', most kind. Going to have a dig into your tracks now!
You made it past 14 tracks! Awesome, psyched to listen through your tracks across March.
Oh thanks a mil for the ee reference. That is sort of what I was going for, yes indeed, or at least to try those fast words for myself and see if I can incorporate more of that into my stuff. I think I will, I enjoyed it ...
Thank you so so much for your comments on my indian song attempt. Actually i onlyused my crappy indian small guitar, shakers and a bongo. Managed to find a time stretch thing on audacity and reversed a few solos and hey presto. I should have noted that in the notes. Its been a weird but rewarding FAWM. I now hoping i can catch up with my listening as much as possible so am praying for decent wifi over the next few days. Massive thank you again and for the fav song. Wow, i am glad i added this one now 😉
Thanks for listening. The ending definitely needs a revisit - I accidently cut off the end so just jammed a ridiculous delay effect on top cause I ran outta time 😝
Thank you so much <3 Oddly enough the songs I usually end up working with and performing the most are ones I usually write and record in 1-2 hours. I was literally about to go to sleep last night, about 1 am or so Japan time, had a job interview this morning, blah blah blah, but then the FAWM muse was like...not yet 😀 You're doing some amazing work...I'm jealous of you!!!!
Snowflakes sounds great! Thanks for including me. 😀
I emailed my vocal to you yesterday morning, did you not get them?
No shame in succumbing to the mighty Gent, err 😕
It's ace, yeah! The album as the whole seemed great on first listen, but it's going to take a few listens to digest properly. What's the Ascend tune again? Mental stuff! That record sounds amazing, might have to bag that after pay day.
Thanks a bunch for your lovely comments, very pleasing to get a Zappa comparison ...
Nah, that's cool. I don't think I'd have anything particularly interesting to say. Although I do find it funny how I used to hate and actively avoid guitar solos and now I am an occasional guitar-slinger for hire. How things change! But it was fun to have a good 'ol shred. Thanks for letting me in on the plan. The results are formidable!
Well that's very good to hear - I'm going to resist.. FAWM commenting will help with that! Going to be very interested to see if he does any live shows and how they'll work.. the 3 part female harmonies were the highlight when I've seen 'em!
I assume you've seen that DP album has been released early, even on Spotify et al? Think I'm going to hold off until Friday still and have a nice long walk into work with that and the Thundercat album!
I like having my rhyme scheme called "bold".
Hahah damnnnm. I keep trying to figure out why I waited til I was 30?! Schoolboy error!
Thanks so much for your (very long and very lovely) comments! I hate to be 'that guy' who keeps wanging on about shit they are it's just so hard to like anything I do when I'm surrounded by such musically proficient friends (and you can multiply that at Fawm!) but my fault for getting into music so late I guess. I just get so exasperated when I practice every single day and I'm STILL nowhere near as good as Ad hahahahah, never gonna get there! Where's my patience at, I need to check myself I know. I do absolutely love being surrounded my the musical talent of Fawm though, not to mention how supportive it is so I reeeally appreciate both your feedback and your awesome music this year! 😁
You may well already know this, but a lot of early Spinto Band songs were written as Songfight entries. The fact that they have some kind of basis in a vaguely FAWM-like community makes me like them even more!
I can kind of vaguely understand not knowing Prince but it takes a special kind of culture-blindness to miss out on Bowie! Bizarre.
Yo, thanks for the recommendation! and I would love to get in on the Danny Rose song. I think this week is the week for me to get on that so let's do it. What would you like me to do?
Your FAWM this year sounds like my FAWM next year! Thanks for listening to Hot Drinks and giving me such thorough feedback. There's been a learning curve on creating the audio plays. Some aspects are similar to recording music and some are totally different. But I am totally enjoying myself. Again thank you for all the kind words. I've got to catch up with listening! I'll be back soon.
Haha awesome tricks! I did try with a previous song to chop it together actually but I am not skilled enough with garage band to chop neatly copy and paste layers overeat other so dropped the picking altogether! I have just recorded one I'm gonna upload with very basic picking in, so made a start at least! 😁
I don't know if I've ever heard The Avalanches so any likeness is purely coincidental... thanks for listening to Kaleidoscopic!
Hey! I'm going to try and get those vocals done over the next couple of days - very much up for it but selfishly decided to get back on track with one of my own after a few days off xD Woah -there is a load more songs to listen to here!
Thank you so much for all the kind words! Very encouraging. 😀
It was harder than I thought, your phrasing is a little tricky! But should work amongst a gang of voices. 😀
They are not particularly tidy and I left them completely raw and dry (no pitch correction) Here's the one you want: https://www.dropbox.com/s/x2sz6xy74b1...
I also did a couple of extra bvs, feel to to use or ignore:
I recorded those vocals today, I just haven't exported them uploaded them yet, I'll do it tonight!
Thanks for the comments. Listening back again the mix does sound better than I thought. It's easy to get sick of something you've been listening to on loop I guess!
Thank you so much for those lovely comments 😊 I'm spending the rest of the evening listening - reckon I can do a four hour stretch if I start soon!
Thank you! That alarm sound is actually an intentional mess of guitars! Haha...I appreciate your comments very much.
Congratulations on hitting Century Club! 😀
I will be recording the snowflakes Vox tomorrow, hope that works for you. 😀
Thanks for the comment! GarageBand just added sooooo many amazing arp synths so it's been really fun.
Thanks! I was waiting for The Avalanches.... I actually sampled the same band they did - The Main Attraction
I'd highly recommend clouddead just because they have such a unique sound, but it's not the kind of thing you can just dip into. Their first one is so dense and abstract, but it's totally worth it if you have the patience. It could also be considered pretentious as F***! One of those.
Thanks for listening! I'm enjoying your stuff as always, I will be back to comment eventually!
Hi. 😀 i had a rough 2016--unbelievably so. Its album time.
Let's collab again. 😀
xoxo thx for ur kind words.
Dude, thanks for the comment on my song, that's huge coming from you! Big fan of your music! Also, thanks for turning me on to the Recommended Songs thread, what a great resource! Can't believe "The Last Night of the Proms" isn't in there. I'm gonna have to rectify that!
Thank you so much for the support! I haven't been compared to Little Dragon before, but that's a really cool compliment because I really like their stuff. Happy FAWMing, and I'll be back to listen soon <3
Hey, thanks the comments! Drums are native instruments 60s vintage drummer plugin, but I punched most of them in live. Wish I could play real drums!!
Thank you for listening to my song!! I'm a big Marina & The Diamonds fan so yayy! I'm glad you dug it 😀
Hey, thanks for the comment 😀 The vocals/my confidence with them is something I'm working on, so I appreciate the feedback!
Is that your cat!? Awwwwww
I'm back again! No time to get anything started until next week but hopefully new songs will be happening!
Thanks for commenting on Horses and Horn. If something sounded familiar, I was making a very direct allusion to Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill.
And thanks for The Florists recommendation. I loved that instantly and have played the first half of the album many times--though it lost me before the end
Not to worry about reporting yourself for (self-) abuse (?) It's the easiest way to get an improtant message to the mods. I did it earlier to change a thread name of major help to people!
Ah, hardware. Dang. Was hoping you had a software setup! Sounds nice.
What's your vocoder setup? I've never really managed to get it to work satisfactorily.
Thanks for the nice comments, I'll be checking out your song(s) tomorrow when I have more stable Internet acess.
Looking forward to hearing your stuff this year. Good luck.
Hey hey! You all set? 😀
hey there, hope you're around this year!
Sadly not, no. I'm poor AF at the moment so I don't get to many gigs. I see you are plan-less, as many of us are this time round. Wonder why that is?
Good to see you back, man, saw your comment on Adam's wall.
Hey go ahead and write shitshow music; I'm going to. Since I lack a robot army to take over the world, throw these fuckers against the wall, and right all wrongs, I think writing shitshow music is the next best thing. The thin, vain hope is that someone who is currently building a robot army will hear the songs and be inspired to take over the world, throw these fuckers against the wall, and right all wrongs.
We have to try.
Hey Jed! Well looking forward to your shit. If I can help in any way lemme know. Collaboraborama!
Hey man, hope you're in this year so some more insane meta concept album!