Influences: Kate Bush, Radiohead, Placebo, Reinhard Mey, Die Ärzte, Prince, Björk, Element Of Crime, Charlie Parker, Rush, Deichkind, Metallica, Charlie Christian, Ron Sexsmith, Tom Petty, Jeff Buckley, Andre LaFosse, Wu Tang Clan, Eminem... lots of FAWMERS... The Beatles... Slayer
Last year, I started performing live under the stage name Axel Auerbach. I played lots of open stages and even two longer concerts. Since I didn't want to alienate everybody with my usual constant genre and language hopping I decided that Axel Auerbach should at least sing in one language. So I've become a "German Sänger-Songschreiber".
I will probably try to write as many songs as possible in German but who knows? What comes out comes out.
I've also programmed a live looper in SuperCollider and have been running it on a small embedded computer. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine put the whole thing into an old Boss ME-5 case. Now it's the coolest gadget I have and it might get featured here as well.
I welcome all sorts of feedback. Don't hold back!
Have a great FAWM 2019, everybody!
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Axl, listening to your music has been an absolute pleasure! And I mean that in the most honest way possible - I make it a FAWM rule to only comment on things that I like and you're simply killing it this year - and two weeks left to go still... You're on fire !! I wish I spoke German so I could fully appreciate your art (the English translations are helpful so thank you for that). 😀 Keep going, man! And thanks for your comments as well 'cause they spur me on (and boy do I need it this time out. The well feels a little dry in the lyric department). It feels like I'm unclogging the drain and it's full of hair and other nasty debris. 😉
Go Jürgen! 😀 Schöne Tracks haste da am Start! Grüße geh´n von der Spree an die Elbe
Hallo Axl, das tröstet mich aber sehr, dass Cohen auch solange für Hallelujah gebraucht hat:-) Habe ich gleich wieder was dazu gelernt!
Danke für die netten Worte zu "Cape"!
Thanks for commenting and listening to "Nothin' To Lose", appreciate it!
Thanks for listening and commenting on my song "Tempting Time", I really appreciate it!!
Thanks for your kind comments on my collab with Tammy!
Thank you for your comment on "Tuhat haavaa"! I'm really glad it appealed to you even though black metal isn't usually your choice of poison : )
We get dem purple clouds every night. But when I lived in San Diego (yeah, San Diego) I got used to grey greyness with overtones of grey.
Thanks for the feedback on my track! I'm terribly sorry that you're stuck behind a screen for 10 hours a day - I've been there, and it's pretty soul-crushing if you're a nature person or someone who desires peace and tranquility. Just playing through your music right now... AND you're on my watchlist !
Thank you so much for your kind words and for helping me with the German language. Since Ive learned German mainly by living there I struggle so much with der, das, die and then in my head I always want to add "-e" in the word after a die haha .
I love when people correct me <3<3
Hey, ja klar. Zum Song schreiben finden wir bestimmt einen Tag. Wo bleibt denn der Song mit dem Looper? 😉
Danke für deinen Kommentar zu "Alles muss vergehen". "German Sänger-Songschreiber", das ist genial! Freue mich auf deine Songs!
Hey thanks! That’s what I did? I have no theory.....none! Maybe someday I will speak theory and understand what you said!! Hehe.
Heeey - hört sich gut an, das "Axel Auerbach"-Konzept. Würd ich mir gern mal live anhören, sag doch mal Bescheid, wenn du in der Gegend bist?
Uuuuund los geht's! Ich freu mich, dass Du wieder hier bist!
Oh man, you are messing me up with your new profile picture! Congratulations on your year of performing. What kind of music are you focusing on for Axel Auerbach (if any focus is really necessary)?
Hey, that is fantastic! I don't really know if my ramblings deserve a spot next to Vai and Neville, but it's not my place to criticize. 😁 Thank you for the interesting read.
Hey buddy! I have a stack of sticky notes for this coming FAWM. One of those notes involves you. Drum track at some time during FAWM, if you have time and are willing. Jelly, sir - we must make it!
Hi Axl! I’m ready....you?