Influences: Radiohead, Beatles, John Lennon, ELP, E.S.T., Michael Franti and Spearhead, Rattletree Marimba, Metric, Daft Punk, The Doors, Wendy Carlos, Keith Jarrett, Steve Winwood, Bjork, Shannon Wright, Tom Waits, Mono, Peter Gabriel, Oceansize, Rachmanninoff, Debussy, Beethoven, Bach, etc
This is my 12th year doing FAWM. I look forward to this every year.
Thank you again and again, Burr Settles, for getting this thing off the ground and keeping it going for these many years.
Unfortunately, my FAWM this year was cut short by the sudden death of my brother-in-law and then a few days later his son was shot to death. Then my brother-in-laws father had to be hospitalized for a serious condition as well. I just returned from visiting my sister, my nephew's wife, and other family members. We are slowly piecing ourselves back together, but it will be a long road. The very moments I found out about the deaths, I immediately went to the piano or electric piano. That's the only way I can sanely process things sometimes. So I have posted those tracks, in whatever form they came out; they represent my mind and spirit at that moment. I am grateful I have music for an outlet of my anger, sorrow, and regret, and other myriad feelings.
I had some projects I was working on, and what work I did manage to start, I have placed here, or in my alter-egos accounts in FAWM. i am also @nictesla (more electronic), and @teslator (electronic, using only a modular synthesizer).
Last year, I started a project / record based on the book "1984". I have continued to work on that project this year, so some of my FAWM entries that I posted were related to that. Mostly, except for the improvisations, I did not finish songs. They are all in some in-between state.
Peace, everyone, I hope to see you all next year.
No songs by this fawmer (yet).