2021 - This will be my 8th year. I was rather surprised that the events that started last year and are still ongoing really hit my creativity in a negative way. I thought the extra time, being forced to stay home, would mean that i would have lots of time to write but it did not happen. I wrote only a few songs, which is rare, as outside of FAWM I usually still write dozens of songs in a year. I was going to give FAWM a miss this year but I guess I should use it instead to try and kick start some creativity. So I am going to stick with my current format of solo guitar singer songwriter stuff and see what happens.
|#1||Look at your tail||
|#2||Roll along sweetly||
|#4||Castles of Sand||
|#8||Where can we go||
|#9||Light of the World||
|#13||We are sky||
|#14||Feel the light shining||
|#15||Home to you||
Thanks for listening to my collab with mikeb "I Want to Go Back", I appreciate it!
THanks for the comment on 'I Want To Go Back'!
Thanks for the listen!
Thanks for listening and your thoughtful comment!
Thanks so much for your comment on Good evening, My Belgrade! very lovely of you!
Thank you for your comment to At least- I like the idea that it leaves you "happier than before" 😉
Thank you for the lovely feedback on my twiddlings. 😀
Thanks for your kind words!! Enjoying listening to your calming music too!
Thank you so much!
Thanks for the comment on Sussed Out!
Thanks for the listen and comments regarding They'll Never Get Their Hanes on me. Much appreciated
Thank you so much for your comment on "planned obsolence." I appreciate the comparison to Radiohead and all the kind things you've said!!
A bit late, but thank you so much for your kind words about my first song of the FAWM season! Looking forward to finally having time to enjoy what you've written this year.
Oh cool! I just assumed you'd played the festival before since you live close, you really should check it out when it comes back. Such an amazing musical smorgasbord
Thanks for your review of I don’t know what I don’t know.
Oh shit youre from lancaster?? I played in the music festival in 2019!
Thank you for the listen and the kind words ❤
Thank you for your comment! Great to know you also enjoy and make sound art!
Our approach for Don't Fall Asleep was very simple. We saw the thread about slothcore in the forum and decided to give it a go. First I played on my Yamaha MM6 synth with a classic piano sound, and then my human gave me a synth lead sound with an arpeggiator at 100 bpm. I pushed buttons and sped the bpm up, which apparently was not good for slothcore. My human played her parts on the synth, then guitars with "violining" effects on them, applied various very long reverbs, added my vocals, timpani rolls, and eventually slowed the project down from 100 bpm to 3 bpm. She also added a synth drone played at 3 bpm. All the parts that had been slowed down got distorded, and the long reverbs became way more prominent (many things you hear are actually just "echoes" of what was played). That's all!
Thank you, it’s good to sing once in a while. Out performed by the pesky birds as always.
Thank you for your comments on You Are My Home. I’m really glad that you liked it.
Thanks for you kind comments,
Thank you for listening 😁 Yes, maybe that wasn’t obvious to people who don’t know me but that part of the liner note was a blatant lie 🤣
I would like to thank you so much for your kind words... I was very happy to read them...
Thanks for giving me the authentic seal of approval for my new traditional English song!
Thanks so much for your lovely comment on Call of the Siren!
Bless you, thank you for your listensssss!
Thank you so much for your comment!
I'm looking forward to your upcoming songs 😀
Hello Jules! For sure, creativity will be back during FAWM... I hope you are fine and I wish you a wonderful February!
Hi Jules - likewise! Happy FAWMing!
Thanks, all the best to you too! May this FAWM be a light in a troubled time.
The past year has hit some people a lot harder than others - sorry to hear your writing took a knock. Changing the approach sounds like a good idea. Happy FAWMing!
Hey Jules! Just 1 week till FAWM!
With all the turmoil since last FAWM, & especially since November, it's hard to feel quite as amped up about it.
"Unnecessary creation" just feels a little less necessary than usual.
But...the artists (music & video creators, especially) are arguably the most influential modern-day philosophers, & every day/week/month/year we spend honing our craft is a day/week/month/year invested in contribution to culture, no matter how small our circle of influence.
Hope you have a great Feb./FAWM, no matter how you spend it.