ampersandman 8


Berlin DE   Jan 2014

Artist Bio

Influences:   Indie rock music from the 90s onwards

How time flies. Suddenly itโ€™s 2019, Iโ€™ve passed 40 years and I am taking part in my 6th FAWM. Can you believe that?

Happy to be a part of this community, see all of you again, and get to know new people.
So, for those who come across my page for the first time: I am a guitar and bass player residing in Berlin, Germany. Currently I play in three bands which is crazy enough even without the attempt to record solo songs. If you want to check them out, here they are (and leave some Facebook likes while youโ€™re at it):

Kalteis: and
David Judson Clemmons Band: and

Nevertheless I am inspired to the brim. My plan for this year is to embrace the 90s kid that I am and make energetic songs with noisy guitars. My favorite discovery of last year is a band called Ovlov and I also loved the latest Cloud Nothings album. And lots more that you can listen to in this playlist:

Last year I bought a Jazzmaster guitar and now am trying to get used to a completely new guitar sound, so thatโ€™s another reason I am trying to make that one my main instrument.

Please say hi to my JaaRi-bandmate @jonasmarr1983 whom I got to join! ๐Ÿ˜‰


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  • @eargoggle  4 days

    Oh whoops, you didn't ask me that! Ha! Well anyway, thanks for for listening....

  • @eargoggle  4 days

    Hey thanks for your comment about Story Song, I did not play the drums on that, I programed them and then ran them through my amp with a distortion pedal, miced that and sent it onto the 4 track cassette.

  • @scottlake  4 days

    Thanks for checking out my bass riff song. You are right about the chorus but I printed the effects as I recorded. Also as Iโ€™m not really a bass player I cheated by recording sections of the riff independently. The chorus covers up some of the messy playing. Recording it over wonโ€™t fit my FAWM schedule. But I appreciate you taking the time

  • @xfloorpunchx 5 days

    Merci for your kind words again !

  • @twyllodrus 6 days

    Danke fรผr den netten Kommentar zu "Truck-fuck". Du hast absolut recht. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @moonraccoon  1 week

    Thanks for your comment on "My Slippers". I totally agree, the flow of those lyrics is so nicely done that the music just fell into place. A joy to write.

  • @lain 1 week

    Danke ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @lain 1 week

    Thanks for listening and for your comment on "Devil" - I appreciate a lot and I am happy you liked the song ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @jcuempire  1 week

    Thanks for the nice words about Here. Iโ€™m anxious to hear what you have this year.

  • @candle  1 week

    Hmm... can't believe I hadn't watchlisted you in years past. Well, I just fixed that I guess ๐Ÿ˜‰

    See You In The Shadowsโ€ฆ

  • @candle  1 week

    Thanks for your comment on Slacking. I always try to explain my process - at the very least to analyse it myself so that I can continue to change my M.O. & continue to progress. It's no fun writing the same way over & over again.

    I'll be back later to catch up on your tunes.

    See You In The Shadowsโ€ฆ

  • @xfloorpunchx 1 week

    Merci for your comment! Yes, they are. I want to make a full album where all the songs are linked to each others ๐Ÿ˜‰ Wish you all the best.

  • @quintonbarnes  1 week

    Thanks so much for listening to 'Icecold'! I agree with your recommendations, I was thinking it needed more but didn't want to go overboard with no inspiration...thanks for the ideas!

  • @kovbleu  1 week

    Thank you so much for listening to "Tidal Wave." I really appreciated your kind comments and hearing that the song moved you.

  • @tootoobee  1 week

    Thanks for listening! And a huge thank you for the helpful tips for Electude! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @xfloorpunchx 1 week

    Merci so much for your feedback on my tracks. I'm using Superior Drummer with the Evil Soundpack ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a great FAWM!

  • @unkept  1 week

    Thanks for listening to my songs, and especially for the feedback ideas on Hypnagogic! I'll be sure to revisit it after FAWM. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @lanasolyluna 1 week

    Hey. Thanks for listening. The droning is tanpura machine, which comes from classic Indian music. Itโ€™s customary to pick a pitch and then have various instruments jam over that pitch. It would be odd (in fact pretty much impossible) in that genre to change in the middle of a session and would require retuning instruments. Since we often jam with Indian musicians we like to do sessions with the tanpura too and play different instruments around that pitch. It might not be your taste, but that likely has to with cultural conditioning. Happy FAWMING.

  • @unkept  1 week

    Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope you enjoy the songs! Yours have been excellent as always.

  • @karlsburg25  1 week

    Cheers for the comment matey and I am actually missing snowy England would you believe !! Will get my ear around more of your beauts ASAP

  • @adnama17  1 week

    Hello! Looking forward to your stuff this year!!!

    And thanks for the Spotify playlist. I'm usually too lazy to make my own, so I'm always stealing them from other folks. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @karlsburg25  2 weeks

    Yo yo . Good to see you back . Looking forard to some listens when I get better WiFi here in Thailand ๐Ÿ‘

  • @leepat  2 weeks

    Hurray for 90s kids over 40! Have a good fawm!

  • @enigma4711  2 weeks

    Happy FAWM! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @nuj4x 3 weeks

  • @honeybadgerfolk 3 weeks

    Thanks ๐Ÿ˜€ Looking forward to hearing your stuff too!

  • @unkept  4 weeks

    Looking forward to your work this year! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @acousticmaddie  4 weeks

    Hi nice to see ya.Yeah happy FAWM

  • @roadreg 4 weeks

    I'd definitely be open for a collab in that vein! I'll have to see what time I'll have available once February comes around!

  • @sph  4 weeks

    Na dann, lass die Jazzmaster klingen! Viel SpaรŸ dieses Jahr!

  • @roadreg 4 weeks

    Dropping in to say it's cool to see another Ovlov fan here! You'd probably also like Stove then - they're one of Ovlov's break-off bands. My friend got to open for 'em last year and they're really good. Have a good FAWM!