Last year was a bit crap due to things; this year there are better things to balance out the things from last year so all the things will make this year rawk! Let’s collab and write songs!
|#3||Hold Out My Heart @oddbod||
|#5||Out Of Here @tfish77||
|#8||Princess Longing Song @debs||
|#9||Second Thoughts @expendablefriend||
|#12||Put Your Smile On @seemanski||
|#14||Sketches Of The Great Auk @owl||
|#15||Midnight Summer @sapient||
|#16||AS IS @cts||
Hi, thanks for stopping by. I noticed about halfway through FAWM, "Fork in the Road" (as well as several other songs on the site) doesn't play in Chrome until I changed the settings to allow insecure content on fawm.org. Otherwise, it seems to work on other browsers. (Found that tip in one of the forums and it worked.)
Hey man - email sent and folder updated.
Hey Kristian thanks for commenting on "Move On". I sang the BVs. If you were able to hear them in isolation you'd hear the imperfections for sure. I did some work getting them to blend in to hide the flaws whilst keeping them audible! 😀
Genuinely, thank you for the spectacular comment! So heartwarming ❤
Thanks for your comment on "Clouds in my head". Yeah, the source code was written by me, borrowing a snippet or two from the help files and different tutorials. And yeah, I can totally read "nerd" as a compliment 😀
Hey Kristian! I’m glad you liked “Pikachu’s Revenge”! It was so fun!❤️❤️
Glad to see you hit the 14...and thanks for the collab.
You really put out some quality ear candy this year my friend. A vintage year I think
You did it, wow! Congratulations. You had an amazing FAWM, so many wonderful songs... so many great sounds, full of joy! I was so delighted to collaborate with you. Thanks for all your comments. Yes, I'll take more synth from you, anytime!
Congrats on the FAWM win! I'm so happy we got to collab this year <3 Take care, till next time!
Thanks for your nice comment on "To Bragi" again! Keeping time and pitch a cappella - well, there's really no secret or shortcut that I'm aware of. I can recommend singing in a choir for a few years (especially middle voice), and singing some Swing Jazz - the latter will force you to internalize the beat quite strongly. It's still way easier when you're doing it live with other people in the same room than with yourself on multiple tracks of a recording 😀
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT KRISTIAN, duhhhhhhh 😛
Just here to let you know that music for "To Bragi" is up!
Thanks for your comment on Stay. I'm going to have to take some time to get over it. It was so deeply emotional for me. I had to cry all the tears before I could even approach it vocally. @zecoop's piece is so beautiful and I feel lucky to have him put this one aside for me, even though I resisted it a bit first.
Hey, thanks for checking out some of the stuff I'm doing.
Something happened to the link in "Monster Suit", and it's fixed now. Glad you called that to my attention!
Hey, don't blame me - blame the Russian number stations for writing such awful melodies! 😁
Oh, man the chords for Pattern Repeating... they HURT... both to work out and to play 😉
Bear in mind that my guitar is tuned down a whole step, but if it wasn't, the main chords would be C#m7#5, Fmaj7Bb/A and Dm6.
Thanks so much for doing a song with me!!
YES, I know what it means and FWIW, you’re using it wrong. 😛 Catch u on the flipside!
Yes, I can quite clearly see that Kristian! 😛 I thought I was spelling out shit for u, not the other way around??
FYI, FYI means FOR YOUR INFORMATION.
😂😂 I’m fucking leaving mate! *stabs heels with force into your prized turf as she leaves*
FYI, asterisks at each end of a sentence denote an action is being performed (virtually).
(It CLEARLY means As Fuck. Funny as fuck!) 😛
Hahahahaha that was funny AF! 😂
Glad you like the "ear candy" on Got The Message. Much appreciated.
Hyggelig! Lykke til med resten av Fawm!
Delvis riktig! Opprinnelig fra Finland.
Never put your cup of tea near your cup of urine. Take heed.
OK so when are you going to release a proper album with a different guest vocalist/lyricist on each track, and also can I please be one of them?
It sounds like this----> *sophisticated laugh*
Me jealous? *sophisticated laugh* God's among men can *never* be jealous *sophisticated laugh*.
.....and yet some more *sophisticated laugh*
...ok last sophisticated laugh. Promise.
No. He was excited because your contract is expired.
Already bought the book. The pages make great toilet paper!
What are you an idiot? A million dollars for an E.P.?? That is the dumbest thing I ever heard. Julie and I have already agreed on the price and being reasonable people, we are sticking with $599 for a two song E.P.
Oooh not like me to miss a fuck, I’ll add it! 😝
Aww .. thanks, you are kind!
The punk version of EVE will be available on the EP. There'll be a bandcamp link once FAWM is over. It's going to cost about $599. We're so worth it.
Thanks for listening and commenting on Floating in Shallow Pools. Glad you enjoyed it. 😀
Thanks kristian for the comments and encouraging words!
Now you make me blush... Thank you, you are too kind. 😀
I've just noticed you are not in my watchlist - you were in Mojo's one... It's fixed now. Will be back to listen to your other songs.
Re the library : when people ask, I just reply "Caterwauler™" 😂
Thank you so much Kristian for your kind comments.
Cheers bro 😁 - I've brought the vocals up a bit on your advice
Thanks! I'm saving the hearts for a couple of songs I'm working on which I know are better than that one 😝
Wow. You made my day!
Thanks so much for your "awesome" comment on Faraway Years. No one's ever called one of my songs awesome before 😁
I love your productions - what a fabulous rich sound you achieve.
Let's collaborate! 😀
Thanks for your nice comments on my Late
Hi!! Would love to collab with you 😀)
Hi!! Would love to collab with you 😀)
I’m just gettin’ warmed up, my man. We’re gonna make jelly!
Hi, thanks for listening & commenting on a song. Gave a great FAWM!
Thank you also for your kind comment on Dad.
Hi Kristian, thank you so much for your kind comment on Add. My music is always open to suggestions and interpretations, I think all so much depends on our own visions when we listen to the music. When I was composing it I imagined that it could be about wishing for something so much but knowing that it is not meant to be, still hoping for a miracle and thinking if we wish hard enough it will happen... but it wouldn't still hence it finishes in minor key. I often say to my piano students that minor is not always sad and Major is not always happy but minor here with the music going down to me symbolises that the wish wouldn't be granted. So yes sad is the emotion I would use. But this is just my vision. I'm sure everyone will feel differently and often a lot depends on in what mood we are listening to music. The same music can be perceived differently...
Thanks for the nice words about my second track! As a Canadian, self-deprecation is part of my cultural identity. It’s such a hard habit to break! 😀
Send an idea to me...
Hey there! I think you know Robyn, and I would like to collaborate with you. Can you please collaborate with me?
PING! Sorry for the long latency. Sent you an email.
I would love to, my friend!
Thank you for commenting on "Squid Linguistics"! I see you are already off to a great and speedy start with those collabs!
me too, hence why I emailed you at that ungodly hour!
Lyric writing on the train is my only solace
I'm working on it, my friend. It's just very tough to get started. Jelly will be coming.
you should have mail - Cheers
Thanks for commenting on The Ghost! Don't tell anyone, but I had to count using my hands every time while singing. Had to record the piano first and overlay the vocals for that reason - I hope I learn to play this thing and sing at the same time at some point!
I have something which I hope you might work some of your arrangement and synth magic on. Shall I send you some tracks by email?
Country/folk is my bread and butter 😀 feel free to send something my way. I’m a bit slower this year, fyi.
Thanks for listening and glad you enjoyed Discretion. Yes, other than the voice samples were created in Gadget for iPad. In fact other than the beats which are Reclife, all other sounds from Lexington the Korg ODYSSEi app. I then exported the stems to AuriaPro and added FX on the stems. Finally post processed in AudioMastering.
Hey matey . Welcome to fawm 20/20 an you already flying . Woohoo
Hey there! I see that you're back and you want more musicals....damn, am I going to have to write another one?
Some really nice work in your collection 😀
So happy to see you, my synth brother from another mother.
Whoo to you too! Happy almost-FAWM. I would love to do something together... No idea what, but just putting that out there. 😀
It was the tempty dance that did it 😝 I just *have* to do FAWM this year now!!
Thanks for the <3
Back at you
Hi Kristian, thank you so much for your kind reply. FAWM 2010 was my first one and it's especially dear to me thanks to our collaboration of Dancing Snow which I absolutely love. Every collaboration with you was amazing and very special but I hold Dancing Snow as a dearest to me.
Have a fantastic time. I'll be delighted to collaborate with you if you get the chance. Can't wait to hear your amazing music.
Hi Kristian, can't wait to hear your new music. Hope we collaborate if you get the chance. Have a great Fawm.
Fingers crossed! it's gonna be disjoitned but I'm here!
Awesome! I left the power industry to pursue music full time, but I still keep up with the industry. Lots is changing, so it's an exciting time 😀
Maybe this year we can do something together if time/schedule works out?
Hello, have a great FAWM! 😁
Have an awesome FAWM! And yes hit me up for a collab this year if you've got an idea!
Ready to roll. We've got 2 Kickstarter collabs booked this Feb. Bring on the Absurditties!
Thanks! I tried a bunch of spellings but not that one 😀. Glad to see the usual suspects and some new ones are coming out to play!
Hey! Have a great FAWM!
Hey hey! Power ballad. Yeah, let’s do it.
You know I'm back baby! Glad to see you are too!
Collab? Yes yes yes!
Similarly, I've heard that whenever you enter a room, awesome electronic sounds announce your arrival. Granted, I may have heard it from you.... Looking forward to hearing what you come up with this Feb!