reklov 19


Augsburg DE   Dec 2015  

Artist Bio

Influences:   (Almost) all kinds of music from the sixties until now

Hi! reklov here, German songwriter and somehow-music-maker since about 30 years.

Last year's FAWM I was very busy doing my own music stuff, projects that had to be finished. This time I have no special plans and want to be completely free for the weirdest musical adventures! I hope to have enough time for this...

I wish you all a great time with FAWM 2019! 😀


FAWM's over! This year it wasn't a big fun for me because I felt very lonely and isolated. I started lately with a one-week delay. After doing an ambitious song with too little feedback I wanted to keep things much easier and lighter. And I needed a new concept that was more fun and faster to do. That worked! - The other side of the medal was that I was stuck on a heavy schedule so that I had to concentrate more on doing my own music than to listen and commenting others. So I feel a bit overlooked which is my own fault. It's my dilemma that I seem to need a concrete plan to start with, and then don't have the time to communicate with others. I want to change that, but still I don't know how...

So this is what I did this February:

1. A mini concept album simply called "Party" with "spartan music" - this means that I use only one single acoustic instrument as accompaniment, for this the songs have a more acapella style. The album is nearly finished except for two songs that are yet to do.
The album comprises songs # 2-6, 10 and 12-17.

2. One self-reflecting song ("Der rote Schal", # 1) as part of a "musical diary" that could be a part of a new album.

3. A "single" for my girlfriend with my Valentine's song ("Pluck my Strings, # 8) on it plus two acoustic "Spanish Tunes" (# 9 and 11) fitting on a visit card cd-r.

4. Three one-take improvisations: "Apollo Me Back" (# 7) of electronical nature as a result of a nightly two-hour session, "FAWM's End" (#19) as an acoustic elegy and "Der Mond stand am Himmel" (# 18) which is a very wild real time experimental suite with three sort of "songs" I did within a total time span of less than ten minutes.

I contributed to twelve challenges in total, but didn't take part at any skirmish this time.

Songs (19)

#1 Ein roter Schal (A red scarf) 3
Feb 2019
#2 Carl und Carla (Der Zusammen-Song) 2
Feb 2019
#3 Amedea (Am-E-D-E-A) 7
Feb 2019
#4 Der Drache (The Dragon) 8
Feb 2019
#5 Der Clown 3
Feb 2019
#6 Kaktusgirl (Cactus Girl) 8
Feb 2019
#7 Apollo Me Back 2
Feb 2019
#8 Pluck my Strings 8
Feb 2019
#9 Spanish Tune No. 1 (Pluck my Strings Instrumental Version) 2
Feb 2019
#10 Der Spinnenmann (The Spider Man) 4
Feb 15
#11 Spanish Tune No. 2 (Amedea Instrumental Version) 1
Feb 15
#12 Die Ballade vom pflichtbewussten Polizisten (The ballad of the dutiful policeman) 3
Feb 18
#13 Die Einladung (The Invitation) 4
Feb 21
#14 Kurz nach Drei (Shortly past three) 3
Feb 21
#15 Torten-Blues (Cake Blues) 2
Feb 22
#16 Einhornsoldat (Unicorn Soldier) 3
Feb 23
#17 Mrs. Robinson 3
Feb 28
#18 Der Mond stand am Himmel (Realtime Improvisation) 1
Feb 28
#19 FAWM's End 10
Mar 1


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  • @torsten  Mar 18

    He Volker, ich weiß nicht, ob Du das hier noch liest, aber ich möchte mich sehr bei Dir für Deine kritischen, durchdachten und sehr hilfreichen Kommentar für meine Lieder bedanken. Die fielen bei mir auf fruchtbaren Boden. Danke! Ich wollte Dir eigentlich eine Mix-CD machen aber es ist gar nicht so einfach die Adresse eines Augsburger Musik-Reklovs zu ergooglen.

  • @msculli1  Mar 4

    Thanks for the comment on Inception. Much appreciated.


  • @saulius Mar 3

    Thank you for your comment. I share similar feelings about writing in English. For me the difference between English and Lithuanian lyrics is similar to watching a video in black and white or in color. Either language can deliver the basic message, but you have to describe textures, moods in English that simply exist in a single Lithuanian word or phrase. I don't know German, but I imagine that there may be parallels.

    I haven't had a chance to go through your music yet. However, Carl und Carla recalled to mind the works of a favorite Lithuanian musical theatre group, Keistuolių Teatras.

    Regarding your feelings of isolation, I felt that way often, and still do. As this is my first FAWM I held no expectations. Comments trickled in over the month, and they increased as I listened and commented on other people's creations. I managed to collaborate on one song - that was an important experience. I learned a lot about my voice, developing rhythm tracks and recording techniques.

    I can see how melancholy feelings might be common at the end of FAWM. We work so hard to expose our innermost selves to the world. I am trying to think of the process as similar to sowing seeds randomly as we walk through untrod paths. Only a few will find fertile ground and grow. We just need to keep sowing them and walking ahead.

  • @coolparadiso  Mar 1

    hi there. album sharing means you agree to review 14 of a persons songs (in theory their album) and comment on all of them. they then do the same for you. hope that helps. its a good way to listen to a whole work of a person. i often choose styles i dont do myself. always fun and i learn more ideas

  • @timfatchen  Feb 2019

    No uke! Well I'll be. Very effective then!

  • @jessi14  Feb 2019

    Übrigens, im Forum ("Hallo Deutschland") versuchen wir uns gerade mit den deutschen Songwritern für ein Nachtreffen zu verabreden. Vielleicht hast du ja auch Lust dazu:-)

  • @jessi14  Feb 2019

    Danke für deine Soundboard! sprechen Rückwärts sprechen? Krass, jetzt weiss ich auch wie du mit Vornamen heisst:-)

  • @torsten  Feb 2019

    He Volker, ich bin so froh, dass Du schreibst, Dir gefällt die englischsprachige Version besser. Das bewahrt mich gerade vor einem langen Weg in eine Sackgasse. Ich sollte mich dann wohl öfter mal trauen Lieder auf Englisch zu singen.

  • @karan  Feb 2019

    Willkommen zurück! 😀

  • @tootoobee  Jan 2019

    Hallo Volker 😀 viel Spass beim FAWMen!

  • @guatecoop  Jan 2019

    What a cool idea!

  • @guatecoop  Jan 2019

    Hey there,
    I really enjoyed your song that you posted on the forums! That is pretty wild. What is the song about and who is the intended audience? I couldn't decide. Well done!

  • @nuj4x Jan 2019

  • @metalfoot  Jan 2019

    Howdy! Hope you have a great FAWM!