Vom Vorton 8


Matlock DE4 UK   Jan 2007


Artist Bio

Influences:   baths, magnetic fields, pet shop boys, the ballet

2018 - no real plans! Hopefully going to have some fun.

I released a new synthpop album at the end of last year: https://vomvorton.bandcamp.com/album/...


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  • @mungus  38 mins

    Hey man, I appreciate you giving BirdFeeder a really good listen! Comments were so positive and have spurred me on.

    Yeah, a glitchy beat was next on my to-do list with that track, I tried it and it didn't come together as well as I'd like - shame, cause glitchy beats are my favourite!

  • @repsurepa 1 day

    Thank you so much for listening and for your comments! : )

  • @anonymouse 1 day

    i'm guessing its the acoustic guitar that does the dah-da-da tolling (@2osecs)? or bass?

    Uke sounds great.

  • @thelowestbitter  1 day

    Both the new Daphne & Celeste singles are fantastic! Iโ€™m this close ๐Ÿ‘Œ to preordering the vinyl. Who am I kidding Iโ€™m getting it as soon as I post this comment.

    Whatโ€™s interesting about this time around is theyโ€™ve been embraced by the indie/DIY lot. Alcopop are putting on their London show and the gig theyโ€™re playing in Leicester has Colour Me Wednesday and Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam supporting, which is some ๐Ÿ”ฅ lineup. Good to see theyโ€™re not just hitting the Freshers Weeks as a novelty act!

  • @owl  2 days

    Oh my god I wish I had witnessed the rap battle versus a small child, that is amazing!!! Is it too late to somehow incorporate a freestyle rap battle into my sad little folk song?! I will have to think about it, I'm sure it's an idea worth pursuing.

    No stylophone on any songs this year YET! I have to find where I put it (also gating factor for a lot of recordings this year has been having to stop making noise because it's late at night and that thing doesn't help). All the synths on the jellyfish song were virtual ones from Arturia Analog Lab 2.

  • @balancelost  2 days

    Haha, nothing like a good old indecipherable lyric. I thought about calling it "the hours we fill" but decided against it.

  • @rayboneor  2 days

    Thanks so much for the listen--totally above and beyond. Cigarettes After Sex was totally the inspiration for that lyric. I was listening to a beautiful song of theirs, I can't recall the name, and I thought, why not cigarettes before sex and there isn't any sex? That was enough for me. Thanks again for the encouraging words. You're keeping to your always high standards this year

  • @frey 3 days

    Thanks for the comment on "Reheating Tea" I liked what you said about the kazoo ๐Ÿ˜ I was trying to do a horn-jazzy-type thing, actually

  • @fonte  3 days

    Thanks for your kind comment on 'fruit' - yeah I didn't intend to go for that band intro thing but it just seemed to happen as I jammed it out!

  • @anonymouse 4 days

    That's a pain. Hope you recover soon

    But sometimes cold-vocs are good - extra expressive of a sort!

  • @rayboneor  5 days

    Thanks for listening to Straight Back to Bed. I hope you had part of your soul in a horcrux. I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to make that song substantially better than the version that you heard. It turns out that it helps to listen to what you're playing and give it some thought. Maybe there's hope for me. Thanks again

  • @rops 5 days

    Thanks for the comment! Went over to songfight and listened back on your tracks. Really good stuff. Hope you win this week!

  • @mardeycranbleson  5 days

    Thanks for your comments! Yes I thought about adding the badassriff song but when I was in that thread I didn't know if it was badass enough after hearing all the rest of them - I may try this again and see if I can get something badasser.

  • @phlecksy  6 days

    Thanks for the comment on Vocoder Homer, Vom ๐Ÿ˜€.
    The truth is I just picked the poem because I had another track with a poem set to music (much better one I think) but I can't upload it because the poem's still in copyright. So I just remember one line of this one from school, and googled it to find the rest. Some nice words though, I think.

  • @rayboneor  6 days

    Thanks Vom, maybe I should have pointed out that "all those little things..." comes directly from Always on My Mind ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @anonymouse 6 days

    Thanks for the comment vom ๐Ÿ˜€
    It's not exaggeration, I am really having a terrible time recording ๐Ÿ˜

  • @shortdan  6 days

    I've been watching them for a good while now - that seems a standard kind of sale price these days. Yours was probably a very good investment by the sounds of it!

  • @shortdan  6 days

    It's an OM27 that I'm watching too ( http://r.ebay.com/HVSvpO ). Can't see me getting any change from ยฃ250.00. Wouldn't be so bad but I don't think there's any guarantee it's fully functioning. If it was Sheffield and not Leeds I'd go and see if I could have a look first! It's in a BHF charity shop by the looks of it.

  • @shortdan  6 days

    Do I remember you saying in a past FAWM that you've got an Omnichord? I'm just eyeing one up on eBay at the moment! They go for quite a price these days if they work.

  • @oblivionratula  6 days

    Thanks for your listen/comment on "Broken Down In Fargo" last week. Sorry it's taken so long to say so - life got away from me for a bit there. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Need to get back to FAWM commenting AND songwriting. I'm glad you liked the guitar/synth combo - there should definitely be a bit more of that coming from me. Cheers!

  • @lanasolyluna 1 week

    Thank you and thanks for the comparison to Casiokids. They do some cool stuff!

  • @frenchcricket 1 week

    Thanks! I added some Lowest Bitter esque context notes in the liners

  • @captainvulpine  1 week

    I'll be your rock hands if you be my incredible melting man!

  • @piney  1 week

    Oh that's funny! Good idea ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @santadharma 1 week

    Thanks so much for your comments and encouragement!

  • @beepbeepmeow 1 week

    Thank you for your thoughtful and encouraging commentsโ€”I do have a minimal style and itโ€™s really validating that you can see those qualities in my music. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • @beepbeepmeow 1 week

    Thank you for your thoughtful and encouraging commentsโ€”I do have a minimal style and itโ€™s really validating that you can see those qualities in my music. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • @spirulence  1 week

    Would you be up for me remixing and performing lyrics on top of Arporchestra? I have some cool ideas in the pipe.

  • @seemanski  1 week

    Ooooo no, how have the charity shops managed to stay in business. ๐Ÿ˜

  • @seemanski  1 week

    Forgot to ask, you still hit the charity shops at lunch? I have moved onto music streaming services, still miss those days of buying a CD from charity shop, ripping it, then giving it to another one.

  • @eargoggle  1 week

    Whoa! That's so cool you saw that Quietus review....ha! Maybe next year they will review my cassette release of my Fawm songs from 2018....

  • @lieke 1 week

    Hey ya, yes that's what I mean, very analogue, tick-tack, for 6 minutes! Drives you nuts I can tell! And the first time I was a little too drunk, so I had to do it over the next day. Pfff, patience is a virtue right?

  • @shortdan  1 week

    Thank you! It's very exciting / terrifying. Ha!

  • @ferry0123 1 week

    Thanks for checking out my songs!

  • @xfloorpunchx 1 week

    Thank you so much for your comment. I'm uplifted by it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @ayehahmur  1 week

    Many thanks, man, Much appreciated.

  • @jodv  2 weeks

    Thanks for zongbusting "Bitch in The Middle" ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope you can get some inspiration from Titular as well. Just keep clicking reload until something jumps out!

  • @whispermouse  2 weeks

    Thanks for listening! The wonderful sound of that octave mandolin has a lot more to do with the maker than the player, in this case. It helps to have beautiful-sounding instruments.

  • @lanasolyluna 2 weeks

    Thank you <3 Going to come back and listen to your songs tomorrow because I've been meaning to and my head is late-night mush.

  • @karlsburg25  2 weeks

    Cheers Mr Vom for your comments. Yeah had lots of exhausting fun with "everything"

  • @wacha  2 weeks

    Thanks for checking out "Start Again", I'm glad my intentions were able to come through on the song.

  • @kalinasilverman 2 weeks

    Hi, thanks for your kind comment on "Half a Dream." Hope your week is off to a great start!

  • @nuerdetjuligen 2 weeks

    VV! So happy to see you rocking in this free world. Best of Luck Magic to you. Not that you need it.

  • @seemanski  2 weeks

    Oh dear, I think you could do it. Although I would expect you to change the name to Valfour Vetty ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @seemanski  2 weeks

    Hey, glad to be back. Got a little recording space now in my loft ๐Ÿ˜€. How have you been keeping? It's been far too long. You still at balfours?

  • @timothybracken 2 weeks

    Vom! Thank you for the listen, as always. Love and appreciate your feedback...I'm a sucker for 80s alternative sounding stuff so it's nice to break out some fun synth sounds again. It's been too long since I have!

  • @tobermory  2 weeks

    Of course it is, I remember this album! Yeah, a couple of songs??? If I moved house like a regular human I'd be able to make noise

  • @tobermory  2 weeks

    Vom: EXQUISITE avatar young man x

  • @kissinginpublic  3 weeks

    Hello! Good to see you back for another year ๐Ÿ˜

  • @klaus 3 weeks

    Hi Vommy. Nice to see you.

  • @owl  3 weeks

    Hello it is almost February!!!! (I'm not ready!!!!!!) But if we don't manage at least one collab this FAWM I will be sorely disappointed!

  • @odilongreen  3 weeks

    Hey there. Fun is good. And as a synthpop fan (and a fan of your music), I'm downloading your Hundreds of Zeroes album right now to listen to on my next weekend walk.

  • @miltz  3 weeks

    Have a good FAWM, Vom Vorton.

  • @arthurrossi 3 weeks

    Hey Tom! Have a productive and lovely FAWM!

  • @acousticmaddie  4 weeks

    Hi Mate! I wish for you a happy fawm/M

  • @karlsburg25  4 weeks

    Alright there fellow peak districter. I am firmly back on peak ground this year , although may be not involved fully due to life sorting needs. Loooking forward to your matlock produce though

  • @tcelliott  4 weeks

    Good to see you about, Mr Vorton!

  • @max  4 weeks


  • @downburst  4 weeks

    Hi Tom, happy fawming! Loved your album!

  • @w1n  4 weeks

    Hi Tom, looking forward to hearing new songs from you. Lot of cool tunes and sounds on your latest effort Hundred of Zeroes btw.

  • @shortdan  4 weeks


  • @expendablefriend  4 weeks

    Welcome back, Vom! My ears are waiting for your FAWM songs...until then I shall content myself with your synthpop album. Sweet!

  • @sailingmagpie  4 weeks

    Looking forward to what you'll come up with this year!

  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    Loved the album... and (as always), I'm really looking forward to hearing your FAWMing. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @thelowestbitter  5 weeks

    FYI I read your HIYA! as Wavy Davy. Anyway, HIYA BACK!

  • @cts  5 weeks

    Behold! I stand at your door and knock! *taps door lightly* Do the thing, man...do the thing.

  • @rayboneor  5 weeks

    If you type "vom" in the "search Fawmers" box, you get four hits. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @kristian  5 weeks

    Howdy! Hi! Woop!

  • @balancelost  5 weeks

    Hey Vomit! I've recently got right into What Have I Done To Deserve this by the Pet Shop Boys. What's your favourite?

  • @adforperu  5 weeks


  • @songsville  5 weeks

    I've looked at Richard Dawson's 'Ogre' and the melody seems to be in mixo (ie major scale with a flat 7th -- jolly but not .too. jolly) and it often starts phrases with the 2nd and also likes to bounce up to the 6th (both of which are lesser-used notes in the scale of course). It also bungs in a flat 5th as a phrase-starting note which sounds almost like a key change but the other notes in the phrase remain in the same (mixolydian) key as before.

    Very instructive for me, thanks again!

  • @songsville  6 weeks

    Yeah, the melodies are like a mix between early prog a la Gentle Giant and modern phrasing like Everything Everything --- very intriguing to me of course ...

    Oh and I tried out Podolski based on your 100sof0s recommendation -- it sounds fab, and even runs on my creaky old PC, so more indebtedness to you, thanks again ...

  • @songsville  6 weeks

    Wow, that Richard Dawson really is up my street -- only a few doors down in fact ... very nice to hear someone else with shakey timing and rough-but-somehow still ok sounding guitars and harmonies etc, and defiantly English ...

    So thanks a lot for the link.