Influences: 2000's stuff: 3 Doors Down, 12 Stones, Archive, Belasco, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Dido, D.O.N.S, dredg, Eluveitie, Epica, Evanescence, FAKE?, Farmer Boys, Ferry Corsten, John Dahlbäck, Katatonia, Karnivool, Keane, Kent, Lange, Lifehouse, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Neuroticfish, Nightwish, Martin Roth, Miwako Okuda, Mute Math, Muse, Push, Rotersand, Seether, Snow Patrol, Staind, TesseracT, The Script, Thrice, One Republic, VNV Nation, Within Temptation
Songwriter, producer and remixer of pop, rock and electronic music based in Germany. Mostly a composer and arranger, definately not a singer or instrumentalist. The songs I post here are rough songwriting versions based on virtual instruments. I plan to record, mix and master them with singers and real instruments after FAWM. Please do not share these demos outside FAWM, because they are far from being finished. Final versions are marked as such.
FAWM 2021 album
Every song which has been marked with a heart will be part of a super massive online collaboration album with (in alphabetical order): @ampersandman, @caitlin, @darebear, @davidtaro, @dreamscuba, @gammafied, @gm7, @gslade, @guatecoop, @headfirstonly, @jamkar, @lenicmusx1, @nateger, @pitt, @sph, @tawny249, @tfish77, @zeekle1998 + 4 special non-FAWM guests. Thank you so much for making this dream come true. It will be lots of fun to work with you!
Good things take time. Please follow me on SoundCloud or Facebook to listen to the songs as soon as they finish. The whole album incl. artwork will be uploaded at Bandcamp.
For my FAWM 2021 album all seats have been taken. Don't worry, I plan to return in 2022 and I am always looking for talented musicians 😀
Some of the links are broken therefore:
My Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCebYVS9idD08FHPdCJ7JD_A
My SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/nadinedemacedo
My rock band: https://soundcloud.com/theverge
(as a reference for final versions)
|#1||Wrench in the works v4 (real instruments) @lenigmusx1||
|#2||Embrace the storm||
|#3||Weight off my shoulders v3 @gammafied||
|#4||Going my way @jamkar||
|#5||Fight for you (@nadine, @davidtaro, @dreamscuba, @headfirstonly) FINAL @headfirstonly||
|#6||Claim to fame||
|#7||Pyromancer v2 @tfish77||
|#10||All Hallow's Eve (FINAL)||
|#12||Angel in Jeans @caitlin||
|#13||Calling to me||
|#16||Don't tell me if it hurts @nateger||
Thanks for stopping by my Soundcloud!
Sounds great. I'm working was working on mastering, but I'm taking a bit of a break. Seems the Muse is more interested in stories right now than musical frequencies. Can't say I blame her. Thanks for all the support!
See You In The Shadows…
Yeah, I don't care about followers either - I just like to post what I like. Nice peppers!!
I've got my Instagram and those along with anything else I am interested in go there - alas, as with my music, "a lot of followers" is not likely to happen (but that's ok) 😀
And yes, I do love spicy things, but they have to have a really good flavor (and some things are definitely way too hot for me - like the Jack-o-Lantern of Death salsa below) 😁
Haha, yes, my logo is all peppers from my gardens. I loving making and canning a lot of salsa, using different combinations of peppers (and tomatoes) and for each one, I make a picture with the peppers. That just helps me remember what was in each salsa.
It was very nice to have you here on FAWM this year Nadine! Can't wait until next year. 😉
Kurz vorm FAWM-Dichtmachen noch schnell eine Nachricht...
Sorry, ich schaue hier so gut wie gar nicht mehr rein. Habe kürzlich bei MoM ein experimentelles Projekt gestartet: Wir bauen gemeinsam musikalisch eine Stadt mit Charakteren und Geschichten! Vielleicht hast ja Lust, mitzumischen?
Prima, dass deine Songs mehr und mehr Form annehmen, da entsteht richtig was. Freut mich, dass sich FAWM so für dich gelohnt hat! Ich hab mit Kollaborationen nicht so viel Glück (mache auch im Moment wieder eine negative Erfahrung), aber gebe die Hoffnung nicht auf!
Man liest und hört sich.
Thanks for listening and commenting at the 11th hour. Congrats on a productive first FAWM!
We covered a couple of Spooky Tooth songs in a band in the early 70's. We did "Cotton Growin' Man" and "Wildfire" from their album You Broke My Heart So I Busted Your Jaw.
Don't feel bad about being young. You'll get old soon enough and there's no going back. Don't ask me how I know. 😉
Thanks so much for your comment on Sweet Dreams of You, Nadine! Very much appreciated! Coolparadiso is going to re-work one more - I just need to do a little re-recording first. Hopefully we'll have it up before the 14th!
thanks for the comment on 'punching down' (since then, guatecoop added drums, and its the first track on my new bandcamp album, actually! https://mikeskliar.bandcamp.com/album/all-the-ways-we-can-shine
Well the bass is almost done and then the drums. Those should be easy really.
So wonderful of you to reach out on Easter! Sadly I am late to the party. Please see my comments on your song.
I should be closer to finishing my vocals later this week.
In this business timing is everything 😀
Thx I Will check on bandcamp link. I dont use soundcloud will try and get rid of link
Ah the use of these stage names! I am John Nicholson, i forget that some people don't know! and thats my Bandcamp. About 5 of my albums have designed covers, the others are temporary although i a may never get around to changing them.
If you want to see them you will find the main one at
The others will be nearby. 5 were pics by the wife, 1 was designed by an artist, a few of the temps are my pics.
Pics of myself for the little advertising i do are all almost all of me in my studio, without an instrument! So its obvious i am about music but no pigeonholing. I mainly do radio stuff so pics are not a big deal and i also have a wide relationship network.
Glad you liked my tale of adolescent love on a train. I wonder what my life would have been like had she replied "I feel the same. Run away to Switzerland with me!" My two children wouldn't have existed for one thing 😉 - Our lives are a series of decisions made and incidents responded to... I am always fascinated by how my friends or lovers' parents met. There are often so many random elements that came together in their meeting. Had one single element been out of phase then this person you have come to like or love would never have existed.
Thank you for your lovely comment on Raven!!
Thank you! I'm going to do something more to all of my song, just not sure when but some day perhaps the songs evolve and there will be instruments too.
Thanks for the comment on "Feelinglike...". I appreciate it.
The rhythm guitar is indeed an electric with a chorus effect.
Alright, so I got my second Covid vaccine Friday and really felt off all weekend. So, I am going to get on with tracking tomorrow......well, rehearsal first. But, the bright side of that is that I took out some tube microphone preamps for the first time in a couple of years and they sound lovely!! The question is which mics to use them with?!?! Well, I will keep you posted.
I understand completely. Still I much prefer Bandcamp. I like the way they present the songs and it just looks professional and very inviting. I try to post on Bandcamp when I'm happy with what I've created although I'm not a producer and I have a minimum of my setup so I hope it's okay with people who listen to my postings. Thank you again for your support.
Hi Nadine, you are very welcome. I've clicked on following on Soundcloud. I'm not that often there as I get fed up with the amount of spam I receive each time I upload anything. But it will be nice to hear your finished songs.
Thank you so much Nadine for your beautiful comments on my collaborations. Your support is very much appreciated.
I've followed your soundcloud now! 😀 (And I see you returned the honour)
I appreciate the comments on the sound on Spirit Bear, it took me a few tries to get the mix on that one right despite it being only voice and guitar. The reverb is a slightly modified version of the "Botta Church" reverb in Logic Pro's Space Designer, with some bass and treble cut out because that to me sounds like a cold winter day (even though I know that in real life, snow muffles sound!). I actually used the same settings from a song I did last year called Altai (about the Pazyryk burials in the permafrost in Siberia). It's compressed just a little after that. 😀
Nice combination of cultures!!! Sometimes i feel like being multicultural or just being exposed to others cultures sounds experiences helps in idea generation!
Thank you for your feedback on completar el corazon!! Thats a great idea of writing 2 verses same time!!!
Yeah i do normally need alot of work on vocal/language/singing phrasing and part of it is my creative process its more like “play it and find melody or progression as im doing it so i let the music tells me where to go”. Alsooo i do have a heavier voice so even after song completion i have to do sessions of singing phrases , repeat, repeat etc just to deal with wording etc etc
I think all languages and accents are pretty! Are you spaniard?
Not every lyric needs to be seen to its conclusion as a song but I thought that one was fun. 😀 Thanks for all the comments... I'll try to get to listen to more of your stuff today.
No worries! Glad you got that lined up. 👍
Re your question - To be honest, I'm not sure if I'll be "finishing" |anything.. I don't know.. I just got back into writing and I'll probably be focussing on just writing more wo I get back up to speed/familiarity witht eh DAW/ and back in touch with my own style and voice ... though I'm pleased with the start I've made .. and there are a couple of keepers here. Whet I'd like to do is have a way of being ableto perform live - I don't really do that at the moment with my stuff.. andso the vast majorty of my music/poetry is never heard by anyone... except here and on 5090.. so want to change that either by performing or whatever I need to do...
Wonderful and thanks so much for the kind words! I have just been listening to some of your music on your webpage and Bandcamp. I am very impressed and look forward to hearing more!
That is the same Jethro Tull - definitely a unique band. Aqualung is the most famous album and my favorite is Thick as a Brick (the album is one long song, haha).
I love all kinds of music (with a few exceptions) and there is a lot of harsh music in there, both electronic and not. I've been in bands from acoustic to prog to punk to goth/alt and indie-rock. 😀
Congrats on the win, btw and I enjoyed your blog about FAWM.
I agree - I have always been all over the place with my writing, and I have so much fun with that. I always am trying new things and approaches. I listened to a couple and really enjoyed them, and as luck would have it, had just seen the tags for Pyromancer right before you commented and was intrigued. Cheers! 😀
Hello and congratulations on meeting the challenge in your first FAWM! Thanks for your comments and soundboard message. I have always liked a variety of music and musicians and have had a goal to write that way as well. I also sometimes like to use odd and weird chords on guitar, like the add11 you commented on.
Thanks, it was definitely fun to hear Valentine in a totally different way, and it was surprising to both of us how well it stood up as a song. Plus, it was a ton of fun making this version! The original was purposefully over the top and ridiculous, and was so much fun for us, even in all of its imperfections. It was never meant to be more than a bunch of ridiculous fun after the ridiculous reaction of that guy. 🤘
Thanks again for listening to both! That song was such an outlier for me (never was a hair metal guy), but I love having a wide range of styles.
Thanks for your comments! You mentioned some cool artists, I love Yui, she's one of my favorites! I always listen to her songs every summer, so warm and pleasant.
Hey thanks for the message on my soundboard. I did write a lot, but theres lot of variation in finishedness, and some are simply sketches. The more obviously complete songs are the collabs, the snow one (messy but a complete song) and there's a couple of short catchy tunes I did on skirmishes like me myself and I and I think I like it... really rough but hilarious to do. But the other stuff that I do is often wierd rambling spoken word textures over a backing track.. It's up to you. Thats if you want to pop by.. if not, thats ok too. I thought I'd check you out and also I think you were on the meet up last week. It's nice to put music to a face!!
Thank you, nadine. I've save the email you have listed on your profile page.
Yeah, Howling Horse is ok. I'll check out Wrench when I have time.
Certainly! Glad I could be of amusement. 😁
It's a deal then! 😀
Thanks, Nadine. Over the next week I'll be doing final (ish?) mixes on most of my FAWM tracks (5 more?) based on comments recieved, my notes since posting etc. Would you be interested in #tit4tat the remainder of your tracks for final tweak input? I'd let you know as each remix is put up. I'll also mention them on the demo updated thread.
Of course if you had a perfect lyric from one of our great lyricists it would be easier to attract a good singer and more. And if it doesn't appear on that particular album you could release it with other similar tracks in a future compilation and/or produce it for that singer's (and other musicians) catalogues....
I took your suggestions and those of a few others and added them to "Real This Time", if you want another listen it's updated on songpage. Not nec but if you were interested... Thanks again.
Let me know what you need and i will see if I can do it.
oops missed that. I'm good for an acoustic track.
email address is in my profile.
Thank you for listening to and commenting on so many of my songs, as well as for you advice on electronic music. I plan to go through some of your songs to reciprocate when I have time tomorrow 😁
It’s absolutely the right community to join. I’m glad that you did and I’m sure that others are too!
Awesome! I will check it out. Well, I sold my interface to fund my next one. I will just use my old interface, which I used to record guitars with this fawm. The work on my dedicated studio space starts on April 26! Everything is good. You?
Besten Dank für deine Kommentare, du treue Seele!
Melde mich morgen per E-Mail.
Re piano sounds - you are probably right about replacing you keyboard. I'm not an expert but I found that when I had the same set up but with an older and cheaper keyboard then the piano sounds were much thinner and less like a real piano.
What suits you, is probably the best way 😄
I'm that kind of dummy that I don't know notes, sometimes have tried tabs, but they are very annoying cause they are always made incorrectly.
I have a pretty good ear and I can play basic songs after 1 or 2 listening right away, if I try read tabs, it's 10 times slower than just listening. And they are always wrong 😄
I never really practised any instrument. Meaning just practicing. Don't know any fancy techniques, scales or anything from theory.
I've always been just playing, mostly with feeling unless doing some cover things.
I just like to do whatever I feel like, and lack of knowledge sets me free so I don't push me to use any normal formulas if I don't feel like it 😂
For me playing is just a way to have fun between busy life and work stuff.
You asked about my piano, it's the built in MIDI plugin for a Steinway piano as part of GarageBand for MacOS on my MacBook Pro. The piano I play is a Korg SP-200 stage piano which has good touch sensitive keys which the MIDI unit replicates quite well.
OK cool...just willing to help a fellow FAWMer.
Enjoy....PS stay safe!
I enjoyed my time with your catalogue/ Good luck with your album over the next few months.. so thx so much for listening.
If you want an acoustic track put in at some time I can try if you need one. I have a Martin and a Taylor guitar , a SM57 and 58 mic etc.
🎵🎵🎵 we are FAWMily 🎵🎵🎵
Thx Nadine. Likewise! I followed you back on Soundcloud. Looking forward to hearing how your songs come to life with the live performances. I've been spreading the love around to other tit4tats but I plan to return to your stuff before this site turns into a pumpkin.
Hope to see you too! Were you also going to take part in 50/90?
Your correct. The only vocal track was over a mp3...so no separate vox track...real bummer. So it was a big work around. Good ear.
I Ok with for 4
Thanks for your comment on my piano piece.
Thanks a lot for listening and for your kind and relevant comments. Much appreciated!
Thanks for the comments, I really appreciate the effort!
RE: Black Magic Battalion: There's a e-drum vst (ezdrummer 2 electronic kit) firing those screechy sounds, they have a lower counterpart that isn't as audible because I mixed it in a hurry. Same goes for the growls getting lost in the guitars, mixing better might have helped a lot.
RE: Nahkakantinen eepos: @emplate and I were discussing about maybe using that song for our band and he pointed out that maybe the bass should come in even later. In any case, the prolonged intro is very intentional. As for the second guitar, it was harder to play and so the recording is sloppier and it has more extraneous sounds that don't really come out when it's mixed lower, but this balance also sounded better to me. The guitar tones are distorted in such a way that they get messy very easily, so I could've cleaned the sound up considerably by rolling back the distortion, but I wanted the mess, I wanted everything to meld together into a porridge as we say in Finland. We might end up making a better played version with the band, but I very much doubt it's gonna sound any clearer, quite the opposite.
RE: Another Song About the Joys of Indoor Gardening: I would've maybe wanted some more soloish lead guitars here, but as it was I was at the edge of my skills as a player, it was really hard to record, even in small bits. Maybe next year I'll do more collabs.
EDIT: RE: Nahkakantinen eepos: I remembered wrong, what we talked about with @emplate was actually having the bit where the bass has come in but before the drums do be longer.
SevEight: I didn't even realised that it would groove. I usually play quite freely just what I feel at the moment, but here 7/8 forced me to pay attention so hard that I just tried to hang in there somehow 😀
I had lots of suggestion that I need to finish these with singer, so I just might do that 😀
Thanks for tit4tatting 😀
Well, I've done some videos, I have a channel with the same handle as here, but the thing is I don't have the playing chops to do that or enough time to invest in recording and editing the videos. Maybe if I won the lottery, then I wouldn't have to waste time working and could do interesting things instead, maybe get someone else to do the actual playing.
And yeah, I know it's stupid to feel bad after what is undeniably a very succesful FAWM, since at the beginning of Feb I was unsure if I'd have the time to get any songs out and now I feel like I've written some of best stuff ever, but at the same time I feel like if I had more time, I could've done more, I certainly had more ideas. And I know I can work on the ideas with or without FAWM, but now that I'm not filling a quota, so to speak, their priority isn't very high compared to other things I'm supposed to do, even if some of those higher priority things are also music and creativity related. Sorry for the wall of text.
Cool, the distortion was HAIRY! I got the idea just now that I may have to get me a reamp box to run tracks from the computer through physical guitar pedals. I've got a collection of like 40 or more dirt boxes. No, I don't have a problem, why do you ask? Anyway, I kinda regret not doing anything really out there this FAWM, some years back I did a synthwave piece where I ran a vst drumkit through a vst amp sim, distorted, and faded it in slowly throughout the song until in the end there was just the distorted pounding.
Haha. Thank you for bringing me in as a 'pro' 🙈. Just replied on the song thread. Love that you're having these geek outs on here! Great stuff 👍
Hi Nadine. I'm enjoying what I've listened to so far. I've done 4 so far and will do a couple more when I have time to give them the attention they deserve. Thanks for the notes. You've put your finger on my biggest frustration and the thing I plan to work on most after fawm--getting a good vocal sound. My vocal range tends to be similar to the guitar so in the absence of time to really try to figure it during fawm I over-relied on reverb and doubling to bring them out with mixed results. It's a combination of things I can't control, (crap mic, no pre-amp) and things I can control (better separation of dry and wet tracks, more consistent grouped compression, just testing and tweaking the parameters until I find the right eq/reverb combination). Any suggestions for tricks that have worked for you are always welcome. Apart from the panning which needs fixing people seemed to like the vocals on this one: https://fawm.org/songs/119100/ If you're not sick of my stuff by now I'd be curious to know what your ears tell you.
Hi Nadine, Are you up for a little #tit4tat? I find 4 is pretty manageable and let's me hear lots of different people. If so let me know which you'd recommend/want additional feedback on. For me, I'd say to try (Fascinator, Midnight Oil, Carousel, Rise of the Blazing Arrow Parts 1&2) Let me know.
Absolutely!! I hope this year is full of creativity and productivity for you in your music and life! Thanks for the advice and comments!!
Thank you very much for giving Heartache and Tears and Don't Let Your Heavy Heart Hold You Down a listen. yes, that is a cello mixed low in Heartache and Tears. The mixes are a bit rough. I'll try to get everything to sit nicely in the mix after FAWM.
Hi Nadine! I reposted those EDM remixes on SoundCloud because I thought they sounded superb. I'm always trying to expand and grow. I'd love to have one of my songs remixed one day! Discotheque-style 😀
I'll get back to you more deeper in the evening, but I can explain mnet tag 😄
We have quite big music community/forum in Finland called muusikoiden.net and it's just shortened mnet.
So we can see what have we done if we remember to tag it.
Loads of friends there and many of them is fawmers too so it's like an extension forum and easy put out songs in one topic for people to check them out.
Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad you like "Stagnate", I feel like that one grew on me as the month went on. I plan on working on the mix some and if it's ok with you I'll shoot you an email with the reworked track.
Ha, thanks for your awesome comments, I really appreciate it.
having fun yet? 😀
Thanks again - I have improved the pop-filter this year, and it's made a massive improvement. You bring up an interesting question, which is whether the volume automation in Logic is pre or post effects. I've always assumed pre, but it might answer a few things if it's post.
I've followed you on Soundcloud, so should spot once you upload the finished tracks.
You rock! I look forward to hearing your signature sound!! Loving it🎉❣️
Aw, Nadine, thank you for those comments, you're a ⭐! You're absolutely spot on about the reverb on the vocals. It's something I've always tended to do - I think subconsciously hiding behind it. I have songs from 10 years ago which are SO bad in that respect! It's been great to get positive comments on vocals over this FAWM. Hoping I can keep slowly creeping out from behind my wall of reverb in future! You're also right about the register in If We Ever... my problem was I also wrote quite a low bit in the verse so I was a bit cornered 😂. High harmonies on Blue Sky Blue were just me doing falsetto - my wife has many qualities, but singing is not one of them!
Just to say, I received that email. All makes sense. I'll see what I can come up with over the next few weeks. Just balancing work and kids, but they go back to school on Monday (yay!) so should have time to send you something. Thank you again! 😀
Thanks - I'll have to check the compression ratio and see what I'm using. It put it through a De-esser but that's it. I think it could be that some tracks I found it easier to do multiple takes of the same line and then move onto the next one. Inevitably that means that adjacent takes aren't always well matched in volume. I'm using volume automation to fix it. It's a useful observation - thanks.
I forgot to answer your question about the various bands you recommended - I do listen to all of those (so you were spot on). I recommend Mesh and Mind.in.a.box to you, in case you've not come across them.
Good luck with finishing those tracks. I will keep an eye out for them. I hope to see you at 50/90, if not for FAWM next year. 😁
I'm glad some of my comments have been useful. I sort of mix as I go, but time is limited during FAWM so I can only do so much. I find that mastering ends up pulling the levels around a bit sometimes, and I end up having to adjust the mix.
Thanks for your feedback on vocals. I used Izotope Nectar, so everything is compressed, but the pitch correction is something I've avoided. I've just upgraded to Nectar 3 and that includes Melodyne, so I shall be having a play with it and see if it can help. There is no substitute for improving the source material though. I also think I'm singing too quietly, and that's causing instability in my voice. This FAWM has highlighted, I just need to practise all the elements of producing a track all through the year. I might try to do some tracks for 50/90, so maybe I'll see you there.
Thanks again - it's been great hearing your work.
Well I hope you do.
I'm pretty sure many of the FAWM based collaborators will suggest the songs finished over summer should be posted on 50/90, or you might bring up the idea yourself.
Not everyone, not me, certainly is on facebook, or part of the FAWM group there or even souncloud, but x times more will be at 5090. Friends of friends etc.
Whichever way it turns out, I wish you luck, health, prosperity and rest till the next time we connect.
Anyway, whichever way it turns out, you had a great first FAWM, congratulations again. I predict you will have still greater FAWMs in your future as you solidify friendships made here over time.
Quite a pleasure dipping into your work this month. Many many varied and interesting ideas. If you won't be convinced, I won't convince you, but I seriously recommend you sign up for 50/90. You might in the course of 3 months have a few (2 or 10) new ideas to share (and find collabs for) but since you will have so many FAWMers collaborating on so many songs, you could quite legitimately post the finished songs there so that the community could hear them as valid collabs. It seems contradictory, but the rules of FAWM-50/90 are quite "loose" and many years ago we decided that a song "finished" during the period qualified, but it's even looser than that... Anyway, my thought and suggestion is that it would be great to have you, you could build on the obviously many friendships you've developed just this month and have some fun. 50 is a number like 15. Both are stated goals but neither is set in stone, you can do as many as you want/can at any of these challenges. The last time I reached 14 was 7 years ago, the last time I reached 50 was 10 years ago. Didn't matter to me or anyone else who was there for the community and camaraderie.
So maybe I'll see you there, look me up if you come!
Again thank you for all your kind comments, input, musical entertainment, my new friend. Be safe till our paths cross again.
Thanks for taking the time to comment on my tracks, and the useful feedback. Much appreciated. I'm looking forward to hearing more of your work.
Yes, I will attempt to learn some new chords. That is one of the things on my to do list before next years FAWM. Thanks for listening, and the tips.
Hell yeah! Will try to listen to as many as I can over the next day or so, Nadine. Do as many of mine as you feel like - any number’s fine 👍
(Thanks for the heads up on the soundcloud link - think that’s fixed 😬)
Oh, and I just noticed! Welcome to FAWM from me! I hope we will encounter each other at future FAWMs and 50/90s through summer for many years to come. 😀
Nadine, thanks so much for your #tit4tat visits earlier today. I appreciate your honest very specific feedback. I see from your bio that you have much experience with sound so the input is doubly appreciated. I hope to return your kindness on tit4tat 2-7 within the next 12 hours, very likely sooner, hoping I can find an uninterupted time so I can immerse myself with your music. Till then...
Hey thanks back atcha! The Trigger You was so much fun, though it destroyed my throat for a day or two!
Thanks for all the listens, and comments. I started playing music five years ago, and during first COVID lockdown, my friends suggested I write songs, ha I said, What would I write about? So you're right, I wrote about myself. The older I get, the more stories I have.
My favorite depends on the day of the week and direction of the wind, but they did a really solid streak of albums from "Isola" to "Röd." I don't know if I had Kent in mind when writing the lyrics, but I have listened to them enough that I might've subconsciously drawn from that wellspring, especially since it was so different from what I usually write. And I think it's very possible we'll be making songs again in the future as we are actually IRL friends.
Thanks for the comment on "Jokivarsi"! When I sent the lyrics to @kembole, he asked me what style he should write in and the first thing that popped into my mind was Kent because I love Kent. Well, he hadn't really listened to them, so I told him to listen to "Isola" and I think there's a rather clear echo of "Livräddaren" in the intro.
I am really excited. I tracked some really rocking guitars and drums for “Wrench” tonight. I am going to add bass and do some leads over the weekend. It will get a mix to you then and upload all the stems ASAP.
I might be able to do more guitar tracks for you as well.
Thank you for the kind words about "No Hurry". I appreciate them.
Hey Nadine, you had asked a question on my "blind" collaboration with Guatecoop, so, the song had 3 sections, I wrote and recorded the first and sent it to him, he wrote and recorded the third, and for the middle one, we agreed on the length (16 bars I think) and the tempo, and then we each wrote and recorded parts and then we just put them together. So the mellotron part is me and everything else is him but we didn't hear each other's parts until they were put together in the song...so it was pretty weird! But, interesting how a lot of it seemed to work together even though each of us didn't know what the other was doing.
Thank you for the great comments on all of my tunes! I have question regarding “just two”. First, I can’t wait to redo the vocals on “just two” those were such a quick one take and I have some many better ideas now. I liked your comment on the pizz strings. I was actually trying to change things up in the second verse so the acoustic guitar takes the place of the pizz strings. I guess my question is whether you think the color change is good or bad? I always attempt to change a color so that even if something is repeat it has some different element. So I swapped the acoustic for the pizz because it created an interesting contrast in timbre.