Influences: Far too many but a few are....Beatles, Brian Wilson, mozart, Debussey, Stone Roses, Carpenters, Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, New Order, Shack, The Las, Status Quo, Burt Bacharach, The Kinks, Super Furry Animals and more melodic beautifilicious people!!
Well hello beautiful FAWM family . Guess what ? I am out in Thailand once again but this year I shall be back with full studio by Feb 21st.
However I fully intend to do a few things now I have become an iPhone master and shrunk all my fingers so I can play phone piano 😀.
As always up for any Collabs with anybody (and more than happy to share my how to shrink your fingers knowledge 😜) .
I don’t have any plan for what is going to come out of me ( lovely) but I must say being here on koh phayam is beautifully inspiring for song writing . The lyrics may annoy you as I may mention the odd beautiful scene here and there .
Finally , let’s all have a wonderful time and enjoy the magic of creating without limitations with all the wonderful variety of musical magic that is floating around our different continents . (I have checked with Mr tit head Johnson ( our prime minister ) and despite brexit , I am allowed to collaborate with Europeans 🙏🏻😜❤️.
So 20 days iPhone only creations then ( not good at maths ) a few days full studio bashing when I return . Am thinking of having an extra week off purely for fawm after all debt is just a number .
For those interested I released a rock and acoustic double album prior to Xmas which may tickle your fancy including collabs with a few fawmers most noteably @zeecoup so feel free to pop to below for a listen. They have also just been released on all digital platforms . Woohooo .
Peace and love to you all xx
|#3||Early Morning Dreams||
|#4||A Song for You||
|#6||Lost and found||
|#7||Me and you @cynthiawolff||
|#8||Fake Smile @zecoop||
|#10||Don't believe all you read @guatecoop||
|#12||Run in my space||
|#13||Who is stealing time?||
|#15||Enigma (*vocal version*) @zecoop||
|#16||I'm on my way||
|#18||Late Autumn Smile @kahlo2013||
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Thank you for the very kind message you sent regarding Silent Phone.. The friends at FAWM were very helpful in starting the process of getting through the loss of Tom. Hope the time until the next FAWM will be good for you.
Got your message..
I think I can figure out how to do that..
Will do it later ..just woke up..
Our song plays continually in my head...” if you need me....if you feel me...
Don’t test my soul!!!
Aw thank you so much for the sweet comments! We should definitely collab next year!
Good lord! I have some listening to do!! I’ll be back.
Thank you so much Karl for your amazing comments on my music and collaborations. Your support is always very special and truly meaningful. Thank you for the inspiration!
I haven't even heard OF the Beta Band, lol 😁
Thank you for this years FAWM. It has been an honor and I will stoick around too listen a bit but maybe not as frequent as before. I am always reachable trough mail and Facebook /Maddie
Thank you for taking the time to listen to my music and for your kind words. You're on my watchlist too from last year. 😀 Hope you had a great FAWM
Karl!!! Wow!!! Your music blows me away! Your vocals are absolutely incredible and the music is brilliant! I love the differences between sections that really make the sentiment shine! I am so very grateful for this ‘random’ collaboration with you - but now it doesn’t feel so random - it feels like your incredible music was absolutely needed to make these lyrics sing! Love it! Thank you’ I look forward to listening to more of your music this month!
Hahahah not on your life! I am over and out til 2021 X
Congrats on your win!
Thanks for your lovely feedback. I got a nasty chest cold mid feb and my voice is broken so gave up this year. First failure in my 10 years here. Ho hum.
There’s always next year!
That would be awesome!
Grandad, love that 😂
Thanks for your kind comments. We had a lot of fun making that tune!
Hi Karlos! Thanks so much for your feedback on "Her Man," I don't typically double up on my voice these days, but on this one because I felt my voice needed a little umph. Yes, I play the violin on this tune but usually I play the viola. Happy to play on anything of yours, you don't have to hire me haha.
Aw, thanks for another kind comment (on "Tick Tock"). I've been a terrible FAWM citizen this year but look forward to catching up on all you've been up to, as it's always some of my favorite material to hear!
Thank you so much for your kind comments on my song "Bench by the Sea", I really needed a boost like that to get me to the finish line!
Thanks Karlos for chiming in on my 14th tune..To Love. I'm so glad you enjoyed the harmonies. I'm looking forward to a good remix when I get back in the studio. Cheers!
Hey Karl, thanks for the look see and welcome back.
Thx for the wonderful remarks...Ya.. sitting on a beach in the hot sun of Thailand having a cool drink and listening to music sounds awesome! I'm jealous.
You have a good ear it's a Martin and a Taylor guitar(l-r) with a little bit of delay. 80-20 mix for each channel. Enjoy the hammock!!
Hey Karl! Thanks for your kind words on Shining Light! When I make it back across the pond I'm def gonna look you up and we'll play some music! Cheers!
Thank you for commenting on my collab song "This Time", I appreciate it!
Thx for comments on my wave song. Nothing like being in paradis and listen to waves.
Ooh my speciality is dippy eggs with soldiers but anything for you Karl! 😁
Awesome! I can send you some lyrics for the random collaboration. Is there any topic you would like me to write about or any genre you prefer? Or any you want me to avoid? I’m looking forward to collating with you! Love your music!
Well, a delay and some reverb was also used 😉
Good idea to do a tea song as well!
Full vocal sound? Recording chain is Aston Origin mic into an Focusrite Scarlett 18i6 interface. But I think insufficient sleep, attenting a soccer game as well as a birthday celebration and too much kilometers on the highway must also be taken into the equation.
I will definitely keep you abreast of my travels!
Hi, I'm really happy that you liked my latest song. It was a weight off of my soul to finish it.
Ah dude, come and visit us in our shack in Chesterfield any time! We have tea! 😁
Heheheh if you think I know what any of the knobs in his studio do then... Nope 😝 But yes I quite agree, I would do SWIMMINGLY in a hammock in Thailand ❤️
Heheheh I sure do feel ZESTY 😁 I’m full of BEANS Karl! Ah man, Ad is so mad at me.. you should see the other side of the bed that I didn’t show... it’s 3 weeks worth of clothes in a 6 by 6 foot pile 😂 Hehe you know I only have a guitar, iPad and notepad and pen here Karl!! Love my portable studio 😁 I always ask Ad to ‘pass me my studio’ when i need my iPad and notebook 😛
Do you think he bloody lets me touch anything in his studio Karl? 😂 I literally just got an iPad up in here!
Burrrrrrr, I’m glad his performance inspired you! 😝 I’ll keep my eyes peeled!
Oh Karl, I just fucked my voice to high hell laying down a track tonight but as if I could ever say no to you! Please email it and I will let you know if I can do it x
Hey I'm not sure if I'll have time because I have a couple other collaborations in the works, but feel free to send it my way! email@example.com
Hi Karl, you are very welcome, I spoke from my heart and I meant every word I said. I absolutely loved Awakened Dream and other songs I had the chance to hear on your page. You are creating masterpieces! And yes I'll be absolutely delighted to collaborate with you. It will be amazing to collaborate again.
Have a fantastic weekend Karl. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing songs with us.
Cool that sounds great! I have a couple half-formed thematic ideas I wasn't sure I'd develop this month, maybe one of those will pair nicely
Sure, you can send the tune my way and I'll see if inspiration hits! I'd love to try. Fair warning, I have 5-6 collabs I'm working on finishing up before the end of the month, and we're getting pretty close! But let me listen to it, if inspiration comes quickly maybe I can get something done. Just send me an email and we can chat more. firstname.lastname@example.org 😀
Thank you so much for the kind comments on my collab w/ Mike! Looking forward to catching up on your stuff 😀
I can't believe I'm so behind on listening to your stuff. How did that happen??? I'll be back. Hope you had a nice time in Thailand!!! XX
Hahahah I don’t think we need to worry about that in *this* millennium at least 😝
It’s up on my page. You can use that.
OMG! Your vocals? I am even more astounded 😮 !
Hahahaha, well of course you are! I’m working on a happy little tune of my own 😁
Thank you for commenting so nicely on the Fall. 😀
Hiya! Welcome home...I’m afraid I am having tech difficulties trying to send you a file..I’m starting to stress so can we pass this year? If I figure it out I’ll sent it to you..I keep getting failure to send notices...
I’m still laboring away at a couple projects. See you in the trenches ..xxxc
Oh it’s on, man. Go for it!!
Thank you for the compliments! I mix on headphones so hopefully big speakers still sound good, haha. Yeah, I play drums...Garageband drums.
Thank you my friend... It'll be good to have you back (although it won't be nearly as nice weather for you). I'm glad you had a good trip though!! Yeah, unfortunately, the Shindig has been sent to CTS for his funky jelly, but I'm sure there will be more... Side note, I did get funky before, a few years ago on this one:
Two Town Shuffle
Hey Karlos thanks for the good word on my Skirmish song Second Chances. The feedback is so nice and encouraging. I'm glad I pushed myself to write it.
Hi Karl, thank you so much for your warm comment. I'll be delighted to collaborate with you. Looking forward to it.
Thanks for commenting on my collab song "Who We Really Are", I appreciate it!
Thanks man! 😀
Thank you for your lovely comment! 😀
How is Thiland? Any new moto you are adopting these says to transfer into the western civilization?
Yes please !! Do a vocal version.
I am still coughing and chortling so I cant sing, thus
The instrumental route this FAWM...
I just woke up here in California, so let me get reved up and I’ll try sending it later
Oh Karl, you are too kind to me:) I very much enjoyed our time together (even though I was asleep and oblivious to it happening(insert that’s what she said joke here)). I love your listens! Looking forward to catching up with your latest ones soon!
Thank you for your comment! Funny thing about the guitar strums: after recording them I decided to mute them but they accidentally found they way into the final mix. Now I like them 😀
Thank you, thank you for such a kind comment! So, so appreciated 😀
Oh, lucky you....well if you do fancy music for Island Adventure, your perspective would be authentic! And if you do, feel free to change the gender/names!
Hi Karl! Just wanted to say thank you for the encouragement (That I really neede!) on my last (first) song. You changed my perspective and I became positive and confident after what you wrote. It's like you reminded me what to feel. Thanks mate hope your'e Thiland experience is extra ordinary man! Sending Love!
Kburg, thanks for the nice comments on "Poison Control." I think musical tingles are the best compliment one artist can give another, so thank you for that! Much appreciated! It was wild one to write and record.
Thanks for the nice comment! I'd be happy to lend vocals on something, send me a message!
Oh Karl, you say the SWEETEST things! I never thought about you missing out on stereo sound yeah, verses are panned left and right alternately Thank you for your kind listens 😀
Thanks for explaining 😀
Haha ok! Eye will eat U gig for your return! Ah, imagine us tearing up the Leadmill, too much fun 😁
Thanks for your kind feedback! Have a great FAWM! Lots of love to Thailand from rainy Berlin.
Happy fawming! Looking forward to hearing more excellent work by you!
Thank you so much Karl for your beautiful comment on Dear Gosha.
Here is the story behind my piece: I composed my piano piece for a Sunday skirmish prompt. Given theme: animal. This theme took me back to the time when we used to have a beautiful blue bird, a budgie called Gosha. He was a wonderful, caring, highly intelligent bird. When he passed away I was very sad and tearful. I still feel the sense of loss, after all these years. This music is for you, Gosha. I also dedicate it to pets who were loved but who left this world.
Thailand!? I'm jealous.
heya Karlos. Good to see you here.
Happy FAWM to you too!
Thank you for your kind comment
The perks of FAWM falling on a weekend, I won’t be as quick come Monday haha Yes originally from West Yorkshire but moved to Sheffield about 5 years ago and love it - would definitely rather be in Thailand where you are tho haha Would be great to collab - checked out a few of your tracks on soundcloud and love your style! Let me know if you fancy having a crack at any of my lyrics or want me to write something new for you 😀
sawasdee krap dude! you're in Phuket again?
Hope you're enjoying Thailand. Probably nice to be away from all that Brexit fiasco.
Hey you! Welcome back. Was just in Thailand ❤️
Welcome back to you, Karlos! May the muse be good to you.
Hello, my friend! After skipping last year´s FAWM, I am very happy to see you here again… Hope you are fine… I wish you an awesome FAWM!
Happy FAWM dear
Good to see you back Karl! Let's get going! Looking forward to your work!
Yasssssss Karl! You’re in Thailand again, amazing! Hit me up with any ideas or I will send you something and see if you like 😘
Hi Karl, thanks and it would be great to try another collab. Happy fawming!
Hi Karl, awesome, thank you, looking forward to collaborating with you. Have a great time.
Hey Karl, my talented brother from an English mother. A travelin' man just like no other.
Thæb rx mị̀ h̄ịw thī̀ ca dị̂ fạng phelng h̄ım̀ cāk kịl meụ̄xng thịy! (Google provided the Thai translation...in case it is wrong..."Can't wait to hear your new songs from faraway Thailand!")
Hey Karl! I’m pretty jealous of you, both because of where you are AND that you are going to create super amazing songs on an IPHONE FOR GOODNESS SAKE. Anyway, I look forward to hearing your music again this year. Happy fawming!
Hi Karl! So nice to see you here! I would absolutely love a collab.
La la la 😀 Nice work!
Hi Karl, looking forward to hearing your new songs. Hope we collaborate if you get the chance. Have a fantastic fawm.