Influences: Carly Rae Jepsen, Johnny Foreigner, EMA, Prince, sad13, The Go! Team, Sufjan Stevens, PJ Harvey, Sidney Gish, Fryars, Justin Bieber, Lomelda, Crying, Lizzo, Mull Historical Society, Janelle Monae, Fresh, Dirty Projectors, ANOHNI, Los Campesinos!, Lowell, Kishi Bashi, Girls Rituals, Talking Heads, Muncie Girls, Xiu Xiu, Kelly Lee Owens, Sharpless, Florist, Plans & Apologies, The Slits, One Direction, Ó, Bellows, Lemuria, Mallard The Wonderdog, Solange, Oscar+Martin, They Might Be Giants, Marina & The Diamonds, Frank Ocean, Adult Mom, 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)
I have this idea that I'm gonna try make some proper "Electronic" music this year, but once I inevitably give up on that expect the usual.
|#4||Future-Oriented, Catastrophic Thinking||
|#5||For Emma, For Nine Months Ago||
|#7||(Not Cool Enough To Be) Queer||
|#10||Hungover and Scared||
|#13||Churning or Returning||
|#14||Saviour, or Something||
|#15||Fake Piano, Real Feels @judypie||
|#16||Give Ear To Silent Reform @paulh1237||
|#17||Daughters / Sons @owl||
|#18||What I Want||
I've gone from being quietly confident about tonight to quietly bricking it. I probably won't watch it all cos we're practicing tonight but that may be a good thing, do my nerves a favour.
Oh my goodness Dupletarion Warrior you are AWESOME!! You took the time to write 200 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your hefty contribution to our community. You have 200 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Thanks for the kind words - glad you reached out as i now am enjoying your world of music and writing.
Thanks so much for your comments on my songs this even though I've been a bit absent! All the best dude! Catching up on your tracks now! 😁
Ha perhaps it's a trilogy of songs, one for each foul throw
re.time signatures - the middle 8 bit seemed so all over that I thought it couldn't be 4/4 and was genuinely sad to find it kind of was 😞
Three tracks, bass, samples, and drums. And it still took me all day! I will educate myself in vapor lore. Thanks!
The intro was 100% a nod to CRJ, good spot. I haven't listened to that album in a long while, might have to rectify on Thursday. Thanks! (as ever).
Thanks so much for your brilliant comment on 'all that glitters' - really thoughtful. I'm waiting for a track from you about serge aurier....
Thanks for your comments on "Slow"! Most of the tracks I recorded this year I had to singing quietly because the baby was sleeping. That was the one I managed to do when she was awake, so I got to belt 😉 I feel like I could hit notes a little better on the chorus tho...would like to re-record at some point. Thanks for listening!
Hello! Thanks for your kind comments on Song for Whitney. I couldn't agree with you more that this world needs more friendship songs. My friends are my lifeline.
Hehe thanks for shrinking URL though! Obvs i was already familiar with our HELLOOOCOPTER theory
Well I thought WE MADE A VERY GOOD POINT WITH THAT ONE.
Thank you for your comment on Little Bird. I think my favorite thing about singing is making my own harmonies 😀
Fall Of Troy are a must for singing along in the car if you want to scare nearby drivers.
I have hopefully emailed you re. collab belatedly! I've realised I didn't do the professional guitar man trick of letting the ridiculous squeal fade out slowly at the end, you'll have to forgive me I'm not used to constructing songs with actual endings, beginnings, or middles for that matter xD
HI. Oh that's exciting! Just polishing/making even worse the end of something I just wrote and then will check out your email! 😀
Ha, that Peep Show clip is great! I love that feeling of regained time. I should arrange to do, and then cancel, more things.
Thanks for the nice comments on The Judas Goat! I really need to re-record with proper instrumentation.
I'm a bit overbooked on collabs but... if it's half-finished already, maybe? email me and we can discuss! Link is in my profile.
I believe the proper terminology is:
3/4 sounds waltz-y
6/4 sounds like 4/4 but with a bit on the end
Thanks for your kind words on "Do you know who these people are?" The way the layers come and go is kind of the point of the piece, so I'm glad you noticed! I took a bit of a different approach as far as that goes, tuned various oscillators to different notes, going through different filters and then brought them in and out by manually tweaking the volume and filters. So to play an A, then a C, you turn the dial up for a, then bring up the c and turn A back down again. A very different experience than playing a keyboard, and the different notes can have different timbres.
Thanks for your thoughtful comment on mine and Josh's song! I'll be checking out your songs asap! Excited 😀
I'm just here guys I can see you're talking about me! Jks.
I thought I would mention that I am working on that collab still; I haven't forgotten!
Incidentally, I had to laugh. He called the mp3 'jazzzz' so now I have these different tracks all called jazzz 1, jazzz 2, jazzz3.
I'd be down for that 😀
Sounds great for a cheap mic! I don’t think I’ve ever been able to record such crispness. I’m using GB iOS though, I’ve heard it’s somewhat inferior. Could be that.
‘Owner Of A Lonely Heart’ by Yes - pitched up two semitones then sliced up. Right - better get back to listening. I’m miles behind 😞
Haha, that’s pretty fucking insane. Not sure about Bieber myself, but anyone who likes JoFo is alright in my book!
Thanks for excellent feedback on my song ‘Ella’... by the way, I never thought I’d see anybody’s influences include both Justin Bieber and Johnny Foreigner!
Just listening to BB for the first time, I loved You & I Alone. Teaming up with Max Tundra is utterly inspired. Really wish I could make it to that Leicester gig! I love CMW. Definitely going to get the album when it comes out!
glad you liked the article--I remember it was one of those that really articulated a vague feeling of frustration I couldn't figure out until I read it and then I was like YES.
Thanks for thekind comment its a normal acoustic but with mic set by the soundhole instead of neck and a slight add off roomreverb
Thank you so much for the generous comment on my skirmish song!
I'd be up for vocals on any collab you sort for 'give ear to silent reform' (or whatever it ends up being called aha) just let me know!
Thanks for the review. Yeah, that's ebow! I really enjoy that thing.
Hey there. Thanks for commenting on our collab "Just Perfection" - I've posted the lyrics now. I'm quite pleased with them except for a couple where the rhymes make me wince (just a bit!)
Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Thanks for your comment- I love your voice! Very nice!
Your first listed influence is Carly Rae Jepsen - Yes! Yes! Emotion is an incredible record. I guess I've heard 3 of your songs now; You have a way of crafting very unique music that I can't quickly forget about it. Keep up the nice work my friend!
Hahahaha pops his clogs! I had no idea, thanks for the tip, sounds rad so I'll get onto it when Feb is over 😀 Thanks so much for commentsssssss
By the way, inspired by your approach, I added some context notes to it. More songs should have footnotes
Thanks! The samples (not the orchestra stuff) are from an online archive of 78rpm recordings (on which copyright has expired) which I forget the name of
Thanks for the lovely comment on "Winter River!"
And a lot of that guitar sound (on I Want Joy) is because it's in a low tuning and I'm playing really softly with my thumb and no pick. Plus, I doubled and panned each track (one hard left, one hard right).
Also, SUPER old guitar strings. So, they're very mellow tone-wise, which I like.
Thanks so much for your comments and for sharing the song I made. Really enjoying what you've been up to.
Thank you for your really lovely comment on Imagine If! Hopefully I'll try and write some more this FAWM.
Thanks for the feedback Chaos Theory! Appreciate you taking the time.
cheers for feedback man- encouraging
Ha, yeah that could be a KLF reference. Originally I thought just-about-managing but I like multiple interpretations. Cheers
Note to self to check out Alexei's solo stuff, very pleased with any johnny foreigner comparison 😀
Thanks hon. Been forward to listening to your stuff.
Thanks for listening and glad you liked it. A fun bass line to play!
Hey, hey! Thanks for listening to "Out of Mind" and your thoughtful comments! Have a great "Electronic" FAWM.
Awesome sauce, thank you for listening to ma song 😀
Thanks for the comment. The ‘beasty synth’ part may are may not have been borrowed from Clearest Blue by CHVRCHES. I have no shame!
Thanks for your comment! I'll definitely be doing some more with just hardware, it's much more fun but very time consuming, especially with it being live!
Excited to hear whatever you come up with, electronic or otherwise!
Looking forward to your electronic make over!
Oh damn, I'm still on Bangers. I didn't even realise she had more stuff. Time flies when one gets to my age.
Jed the humanoid! Hey. I hope you make some stuff that sounds like Lizzo this year.