Influences: Super Furry Animals, RZA, Baths, Talk Talk, Paul Simon, Blur, Water From Your Eyes, Com Truise, Four Tet
Hi, I'm Pete.
To old friends, it's good to see you again. To new friends, welcome and good luck!
Been FAWMing since 2008. I like to make leftfield indie-rock, old skool hiphop, ambient electronica and synthwave. I recently moved to Japan so my methods, and hence results, may have to change out of respect for the neighbours but hopefully something cool will result from FAWM 2019.
Last year I finally completed my long-held goal to release a hiphop album. You can hear that here
This year I plan to make a serious dent in my next "big project" which is an instrumental electronic album based on 90s footballers. I already have Romario and Matt Le Tissier. I think Roberto Baggio and Lothar Matthaus may be my next victims.
Please check out my old Medway friends , they are always good value.
and of course, 'er indoors, the adorable
The bad news is that due to timezone related difficulties I believe @girlsinuniform and I won't be doing our podcast Temporary Bad Boys this year. Sorry about that, but the title did kind of warn you. I suppose it might be possible with some creative editing but the question is can I really be arsed? Of course the podcast would provide us with the perfect opportunity to showcase our song-war based on the retirement of Daniel Day-Lewis, hmmm...
|#1||I Want To Stop But I Can't||
|#6||Happy Food @lanasolyluna||
|#7||Unhelpful Alphabet Song @mattblick||
|#8||The Game Tonight Is Hardball||
|#12||Tsun! (or, Harry Gets Caned on Hella Dank Nug and Takes Up Pottery)||
|#13||13Ƃ ŘǼĐЮĿѾǟ߇έʐ ߷||
|#15||13д I Saw Caterpillar Tracks In The River||
|#16||13ƈ 100 Balloons Under An Orange Sky||
|#17||Look Over Your Shoulder||
|#18||Not Invented Here @tomski||
|#19||Trick or Pete||
|#20||Shed or Alive @easyshed||
|#21||Experiencing a Significant Gravitas Shortfall||
|#22||Pure Big Mad Beat Man||
Hey, thanks so much for all the lovely comments on my tunes. Much appreciated!
That was indeed a swell guitar on that track. A preset I stumbled upon on my big sky reverb pedal. It pretty much locked off the whole slow as buggery track!
Keen to hear some of your stuff soon, I’ve been well behind on listening this year😩
Thanks for the shout out on the mix tapes. Also, “Music to fold socks to” might actually be a good title for a compilation of our stuff 😂
I'm gonna drive in tomorrow at work to check out a nice selection of yours. You and many of my watchlist didn't get many listens somehow, even though I heard over 400 songs. Luckily March allows me to fix that. 😎
Hey, just wanted to say that I really really appreciated your super nice comments and the dive into my experimental side. I have fun messing with stuff, but also love doing the big production collab songs. I just love it all during FAWM. I hadn't thought about it, but Cocteau Twins are one of my all time favorites and I can actually see my back and forth songs kinda fitting there. 😀
Oh I lived in Kyoto for a couple of years (2009-2011). It's a great place although a lot more inundated with tourists these days. Music scene is pretty small, but some good things happen sometimes, and Osaka is right there, so you'll never get bored.
Cool. Welcome! Let me know if you need help getting orientated although I don't know if you're in Tokyo. I also have some connections in other parts of Japan depending where you're situated. 😀
Good on you for remembering Sanga Dharma!! Same rhythm but different direction and then added in some floaty omnichord.
I’m slowly making my way through your tracks dude. You manage to get through quite a few this year! I’m loving what I’m hearing so far 😀
Thanks for the blast of comments! I'm shockingly behind on yours 😞
I've tried a few things re looping (I never truly got on with pure looping because of the limitations). I used to own a Pigtronix Infinity Looper which worked pretty well actually, but was hella expensive. I have a KP3 which kind of works but you have to press the re-sync button every now and then. Hit me up on FB if you need more MPC advice!
I think maybe it's the production that stops me loving those two records. My brain can be weirdly fussy about the general sound of albums sometimes. Still love digging out a bit of REM from time to time though, forever a fan of Peter Buck's distinctive but never flashy guitar stylings. I've got a recording of me covering Gardening at Night aged 15/16 somewhere but I'm pretty sure it would make me cringe to hear it now!
Cheers for the comment binge! I know I shouldn't complain but my favourite part of FAWM is that magical feeling of getting into a rhythm of effortless creation, and illness / work etc meant that I never got there and it never stopped feeling like hard work. Really happy with all my collabs though. You turned out some amazing stuff despite your relocation, those thin walls haven't stopped the rock! Still got a few to catch up on.
For the record I love Murmur / Chronic Town and a lot of later REM but for some reason I've never fully gotten into the fan favourite Fables / Life's Rich Pageant section of their career. And I've been trying since I was about 14 so guess it might never happen. Weird.
Did a duel with Owl one 50/90 but it was at the end and a lot of people had already gone
Hey Pete, sent you the song. Let me know if you get it!
Yeah, I haven’t learned Ableton just yet but will probably since my midi controller mainly uses that haha. Damn, I remember reason was a such a cool sequencing software but I could never get it to work right when installing it 😞
Also, I have something almost done to send to you by this weekend. Hopefully tomorrow though..
Hi! Thanks for your comments on 1984/1985 and the end. Haha, "You've gone all american 😀"! Yup, I felt like I was Bob Dylan – in a good way! The song was fun to make, though the subject itself is of course quite disturbing. And yup, I also felt that one take was enough with the song "the end". Thank you!
Thanks for your comment, it was really nice. I know myself and am sorry to say that even though he wasn't that stalkish at the end of the song he is a proper stalker, unfortunately.
I am slacked out of normal life for the moment without work or anything (actually dropped out of college again) so I've got all the time in the world for FAWM and I LOVE IT.
You are right on about the Lonely Island comparison. Now I want to do a video! I may put together a scrappy video and have some fun with it. Thanks for all your comments. Surprised we've never met on FAWM before. I dig your music.
For snares I usually combine at least 2, especially on a modern dance/pop thing. I'll have one that covers the high end and another that does mids. I EQ out the parts I don't want and boost the frequencies I do. I do the same with kicks.
Wow thanks so much for your visit and amazing insightful comments...
I already have a song called Destination Greatness so another song called Destination Doom will be a little weird...
Ah the comparison to The Chordettes was pretty cool considering they are from my hometown, Sheboygan, Wisconsin...
I love your work ....you are super talented and so creative.
Sooooo... I got this thing I’m working on with electric, drums and I’m gonna probably put some vocals to it. However the timing is a little sketchy in some parts because I did the guitar first then drums. I may record it over. Ugh too little time though right? Would you wanna add some guitar parts, bass or whatever to it? Where can I send it to when I’m done?
Merci merci! And hey - working things out is my weird specialty 😝
Thank you very much for the comments!
Thanks for giving “Mine Tonight” a listen. I so appreciate your thoughts!
Thank you for listening and your kind comments!
Hi, thanks so much for listening to and commenting on all of my songs! I really appreciate it. I've been out of FAWM completely for about a week (for various reasons) but I'm coming back now and will definitely give your stuff a thorough listen. Thanks again
I feel exactly the same about Parklife! It was the second album I ever owned on CD(after OCS, natch, little Johnny Modface that I was). I totally get not realising their influences at the time though. I don't know if it's just that I'm more well versed on music now. Their definitely one of those bands that's able write in different styles but still sound quintessentially like themselves. I think SFA are a bit like that too.
Thank you so much for the kind words on my song Bullied. It means a lot to me that it moved you so.
Thank you for the comment on "No Human Lifesigns". I have no idea how you guessed that was going to be sunshine in the tags because the samples are not from anything, i just made them myself for the song, and they are not lines from the movie as far as i know.
Thanks for checking the song out. Glad I could help with your vocabulary lol (it's part of my profession so, gotta use these words somewhere).
I mean optimism is pushing it, I take a Noel-Edmonds-Writing-His-Wishes-Onto-Scraps-Of-Paper sort of approach to Spurs, where I hope that if I say something with enough completely unwarranted confidence it will be willed into being.
5am KO is a bit of a nightmare, seems a little early to be stress drinking pints which is my standard Spurs viewing experience, but I’d be tempted to do it anyway!
Thanks so much for your comment and comparing me to the tallest man on earth. I saw him once in Copenhaguen and he is reeeeeaaaly tall, I've gotta say.
Hmmmm guitar duels sound interesting like you write a riff / write a riff? I also going to finally hook up my drums this week...so I could add some drums to stuff. OR we could just let it fly and see whatever happens happens 😜
Also that’s awesome your living in Japan now! What part of JP you living in? The Tokyo side? Been there a couple of times. Such an amazing place. Wish I could live there for a little bit or longer possibly.
Hey man, thanks for the love! I believe the sentiment went the other way round - as in, we f@cked, but r'n'r's our only hope - but yeah, who's to say...
Thanks! It's the vocals that are rushed and basic. The rest is pretty close to how it should sound, yeah.
Dude thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. I onthe fence with all the extra low and high synth parts but thought it filled in the gaps a bit. I was thinking you down maybe for a collab this FAWM?
Can you get into the songpage to edit?
HAHAHHAHA ok your comment on Its Not Hard is my favourite comment this Fawm 😁 Thank you!
Detroit - thankfully no haha! I don't think I've ever been, although I've been adjacent (Windsor)
file you sent is no good does the collab page work as a possible? Can you see it? edit it?
Thanks for your comments 😀
Oh, and if "balancelost" is indicative of your bike riding skills, might I suggest some additional insurance for you and some extra life insurance on you for the Missus? I have some brochures right here...
Thanks for your wonderful comment on Bike Ride. If this is to be your official song, could I get a black leather biker jacket with the BooBoo Thunder logo on it? Pleeeeease?
EDIT EDIT - I see you've replied Wordpad is fine. What's that?
I have a mac and open office if that helps - is Wordpad an online thing?
Write that misleading song. It should be P for pneumonia as in the Brian Regan sketch I linked to and other misleading words....
EDIT - sod it! - you wanna collab on this? Let's set up a word doc and brainstorm words - maybe several for each letter and do it as a teaching kids the alphabet song - everything with the wrong sounds and the more inappropriate the word - the better!
I'll start us off with psoriasis psychotic genre gif (jif) mnemonic
could you a) set up a word doc
or b) tell me to F off and mind my own beeswax
EDIT again - reread your full message - if you want to do it and nick my tune you're also welcome - Knight cool
Hey - thanks for enjoying my tunes, always enjoy your feedback and I'm honoured you take the time to listen! Kudos for noticing my usage of "colour" - I'm Canadian and I am always ever so slightly miffed when people think I've misspelt haha 😁
Ha ha ha yes! The Tanpura machine has been a lovely and faithful addition to Santa Dharma, along with the tabla machine, which has a wonky midi, but will hopefully join us on another song. Thanks for listening. Going to catch up on my listening on this rainy day in Tokyo.
Hey Pete! Thanks man. Thanks for checking out my first tune. It’s totally ok to give me some feedback. 😀 At first it was going to be just a very simple with acoustic and vocals only, but last night I was playing around with adding some drums and thought it filled some spaces a bit. However.. listening to it again this morning...I didn’t care for it as much. I’ll probably just take them out so it’s less distracting. Ill be back later to check out your first few tunes!
Merci so much for your kind comment! Gonna listen to your stuff asap!
Thanks for the comment, I look forward to listening to some of your tracks soon!
Hey, thanks for your nice comment on my song the Holy 29. I like the idea of the Taunton two but I live near Cambridge..might have to move so I can call myself that..
PG Lover, can’t wait to see what delights you create this year. We’ll have to try and sort out a long distance collab for sure! Also, will there be a song about Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock?
Hey 😁! Thanks so much for your comment on 'Once It All Hits' - that philosophy was exactly how I got out of my rut! Enjoying the good things in the moment and understanding that nothing was meant to last forever. It saved me from potentially going down a dark path and frankly I'm better off for it...how timely that you saw that movie last night!
Oh thank-you, that means a lot! (altho my sister gets angry at me when my songs get stuck in her head:) Looking forward to hearing your tunes (and accent I confess) with some new Jaypan influences!
Well hello there! All good to go? Yes, of course. Excellent 🙂
Hey! Very much looking forward to hearing this new neighbour-respecting Balance Lost direction 😀
hi! mhmm, i'm in this year!! looking forward to tunes from you! good luck~
Oi oi! Looking forward to hearing some new BL tunes. I have been enjoying your J-log, btw.
You gotta get up to get down.
Of course. Looking forward to some j-pop from your good self. Re 90s football, I think you should include the 95 Ajax team. So many legends.
Podcast would be cool. It's good to see you around even if it doesn't.
Goemon! My mispent youth wasn't even spent in real arcades but playing in the arcade in Goemon 😁 Have a great Feb! Looking forward to your stuff this year.
Hey babes! Is it true that you only moved to Japan so that you could start FAWM 12 hours earlier? Looking forward to hearing what you come up with.
Some footballers for your consideration:
George Weah (with a nod to his fake cousin)
Roberto Carlos (with musical representation of THAT free kick)
...plus a feature-length exploration of the Frank Rijkaard / Rudi Völler incident pls
(and a John Barnes guest vocal if you can swing it)