Influences: Whatever permeates the Brownian motion that goes on in my brain....
Pronouns: he/him/his...but you can call me anything you like. 😀
I am very excited to get stuck into FAWM this year. It has been a long year since FAWM 2020.
I have a couple of ideas for this year, but otherwise, I will try and go with the flow and see what direction FAWM takes me.
My FAWM Album Cover for 2021:
Work has been full throttle plus plus the last ten days or so...so FAWM has been taking a back seat. I have a few songs on the go and some collaboration commitments....will get round to these and to listening to some more of your awesome songs.
|#3||Sonata in Gm||
|#4||Having Thomas For Tea @silvermachine||
|#6||Into The Stratosphere||
|#7||Berserk (1967 Movie)||
|#9||Not A Cloud In The Sky||
|#12||Mithril Skeleton (with @loveonamixtape, @sph and @dreamscuba) @vomvorton||
|#16||Dreaming My Day Away||
|#17||On The Run||
|#18||S*** or get off the pot||
|#20||I Wanna Be...||
|#21||The Castle Dragondreams Not Quite Annual House Party (LINK ONLY - DO NOT COMMENT) @castledragondreams||
The honour is yours! It is fun to work with you. Thanks a lot for your stems and ideas!
I've uploaded the final version of "Fight for you" onto my FAWM profile. Please take a look if the credits are correct. In case you want to add some liner notes, just hit me up. Thank you so much for your splendid guitar work! Happy Easter!
Thanks for the listen!
Thank you so much for the feedback on "Farben: Schwarz (Colours: Black)"! And sorry for answering late: I had lots of work and then some technical problems, too ...
You're welcome! Imho your mix is good, better than some stuff I heard the past days. I do not care much about this yet because its still songwriting and arrangement time! But I you want an in-deep analysis you can give me a nearly-finished song someday after FAWM. Maybe I can tell you a bit more. Coming from electronic music I'm still no pro in rock and metal mixing. They are not using the same techniques I fear. That's the main reason why I want some real recordings. Need some more practice with other people and playing techniques 😀
Btw: You've got mails!
Thank you for checking out my music and for the glowing comments! Yup... you can get any sound with the right plugins 😉
Thank you for the comment on "The Green Light Glimmering from the Window"! Highly appreciated!
Yeah, definitely sounds like a plan, the polishing can wait : )
Thanks loads, Simon. 😀
I think the issue is the graphics card. I've disconnected two of the monitors and things have improved somewhat. I've also stripped out and rescanned all the VSTi paths for Reaper and that seems to have solved that issue too.
And I see I have some catching up to do! You've been busy. 😀
Have you got an email matey and i'll whizz you some riffs
Thanks for your comments on my music. Your skills as solist is great. I like the way you improvise blues on the guitars. Can you please show me one of your harder tracks with heavy rhythmic backing? As you seem to record from hardware amps, I cannot imagine how your gear sounds. I'd appreciate if you send me an e-mail with some subject like... metal guitars, your username or stuff.
Thanks for the comment! I've done #slothcore. (20 BPM) I've done sleepy #ambient (30 BPM). I've just done #slow. (Also 30 BPM) I've also gone the other way as my top track speed this year is my #morse track at 420 BPM.
Interestingly, I thought I didn't like drums on my slow tracks, but it turns out I'm just not big on drums in general. "I thought I'd go faster" is a perfectly normal song speed and it almost has no drums. (Though at 110 BPM, it's still faster than my normal ~90 BPM.)
I'm not a fan of lyrics on my slow tracks. I know I could digitally slow it down, but if I were to do that I'd want to go old school and just sing it super slow. The traditional slow acappella styles are quite old, so it would be nice to hat-tip them.
"I thought I'd go faster" is about writing songs faster, which is really hard to do when a track is 7 to 20 minutes long and you need to tweak stuff. My fastest songwriting speed is real time (benefit of improv).
I guess a benefit of the long songs is that it makes it easier to practice writing faster than real time? Hmm... a 40 minute song with synchronized pauses that _almost_ feel like track changes... Yeah, I could probably do that faster than real time with the proper software support...
Appreciate your kind thoughts on Tornado. Glad you liked it.
Oh cool! I went to school in Solihull, too. I went to Lode Heath. I lived on Old Lode Lane from age 12 - 14, before moving to the top of Valley Road for the rest of my teen years.
Thanks! and I'm not sure what all that's comprised of anymore 😁 I know there was a time warp/tape speed pedal and lots of delay and loops involved. A slothcore track I have been adding crap to for 4 or 5 days now, just kept feeling like it was missing something. It needed some gonorrhea 😁
But you are WELCOME to cut them up and throw a fuzz pedal on them! Please!! 😎
Thanks for the nice comments. I'll get to listening to more of your songs soon.
Whereabouts in Birmingham are you from? I've lived in different parts... Yardley / Sheldon, Solihull, my wife grew up in Stirtchley and Kings Heath, and we have family all over the city. We're currently in Sutton Coldfield.
Got 'em! Many thanks. 😀
Thanks for stopping by and commenting on "Wanderlust." Yes, I, too, first discovered Live Loops in GB and so happy LP now has it with more features and complexities. Give it a go!
I've about come to blows with more friends arguing over pedals than I ever will over politics or religion 😁 Pedal junkies are a quirky bunch hahaha.
Nice to hear that EZBass is working for you. I am borrowing a friend's bass atm (yet to be used on any FAWM tracks) but would tend to agree that using a real bass during the writing process can be creatively frustrating - too much effort to switch between instruments on the go...
Hey hey! Thanks for the comment on my 10x10.
Hey, thank you for the comment. Yes, I play all of the instruments. It is fun to have the opportunity to be creative with a bunch of instruments...each one has its own fun. Best wishes to you!
i love the blues.
Oh how beautiful, what a beautiful explosion of colour I imagine it to have been 😍
Haha, yes, fumbling, tripping, falling off the fretboard is the name of the game for me. I did PROMISE myself I’d take guitar lessons after last fawm but I only managed one, for shame.
Woah dude, if that your wedding pic? Looks like an absolute dream 😍
Happy Fawming by the way! 😁
Hah! thanks! Same to you. I think this is going to be a pretty exciting month for some great music and creativity.....just a feeling 😏
Yeah, changing yourself is easier than asking the rest of the world to change for you.
I am so excited about FAWM this year. Last year’s was awesome but difficult due to life situations and I’m hoping this year’s is just fun again. Looking forward to hearing yours!
Hey! Which fellowship is that? Sounds cool.
Glad ya dig my amp 😀 Lookin forward to hearing what ya come up with next month too! Happy FAWM!
Have a good FAWM Simon.
I have a yellow body/white pick guard/maple neck 23 years old. I hear you they are great and extremely versatile....waiting to hear some music from it.
my house fire escape plan is ...Rule 1 Save the tele then yourself..lol
Haha yeah, sorry for causing everyone stress about Silvermachine.
I did not mean "gone" gone, just not participating this year.
Have a great FAWM!!!