atitlan 4


UK   Jan 2013

Artist Bio

Influences:   80s synthpop, Kraftwerk, The The, David Bowie, The Knife, John Grant, Grimes, Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, Goldfrapp

2021 - FAWM number 9



Last FAWM seemed like the start of just another year - not exactly the way things turned out.

So writing this in early January, still under lockdown in the UK, I wonder what is in store for us in 2021. I expect FAWM to be conducted still under Covid restrictions of some kind, but whatever happens, FAWM is sure to brighten up February. And, who knows, I may even write 14 songs this year.

As far as kit is concerned, new this year are the additional synths in Arturia Collection 8 - Emulator II, Oberheim X-a, Juno 6 and Moog Vocoder; Friktion, a physical modelling string synth from Reason Studios and a new keyboard - the Arturia Keystep 37 which has some neat chord, sequencing and arpeggiator tricks to bring to the party.

7/2 - here we are again - backing track done; waiting for chance to record vocals.

11/2 - Song number 4 up. Can move onto another now safe in the knowledge that at least I have an EP's worth.


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  • @mikeb Feb 11

    Thanks for the listen and comment on 'Escape From Reality'.

  • @sbs2018  Feb 11

    Thanks for your comment on โ€œWanderlust.โ€ So appreciated!

  • @zecoop  Feb 7

    Thanks! Yes, they were definitely FM based, although not sure how many ops. Sounds interesting for sure!

  • @radioovermoscow Feb 5

    Ha, I actually typed that comment out right before the arpeggiated bit at 2:49 came in, and actually chuckled out loud

  • @radioovermoscow Feb 4

    Thanks! yeah, the accent just came out, haha.

  • @quork  Feb 4

    Thanks for the response. I'll keep my eyes out on future songs. It's a stretch for my current music, but I think there are many fun possibilities. Do you think the Keystep Pro is overkill for someone without analog synths?

  • @cblack Feb 3

    Thanks for the listen! And yeah, the bass tone was probably the part I tweaked the most. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @dutch1967  Feb 1

    hey there! Thanks for stopping by Plague-gerism. I needed a song to kickstart me and this seems to have done the trick as #2 is well on its way

  • @chasingandromeda  Jan 30

    I plan on leveraging the Emulator II as well. I have been playing around with the sample playback capabilities and have some interesting sounds to mangle.

  • @chasingandromeda  Jan 30

    Bring that retro goodness! Have a great FAWM!

  • @klaus Jan 22

    Hi Atitlan. So nice to see you here. I too hope you'll write 14 songs. Have a great and synthy (is that even a word?) FAWM 2021. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @kissinginpublic  Jan 17

    Hah! I have never been so excited to have FAWM coming up. February locked in one room is pretty normal! ๐Ÿ˜ Have a great month. I look forward to hearing those new toys in action.

  • @dzdandcunfsd  Jan 12

    <----- is dzd as well

    ๐Ÿ‘‹ Happy fawming!

  • @headfirstonly  Jan 11

    Likewise, sir! Fire up that Emulator II and make it earn its keep!

  • @fuzzy  Jan 11

    I look forward to hearing your tunes this February!
    Hapoy FAWMing!