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!
I've got some projects I'm working on, maybe a live gig or two. I have alter-egos in fawm, i am also @nictesla (more electronic), and @teslator (electronic, using only a modular synthesizer) where I will also be posting tracks as I have done for the past few years. I have no idea how many I will manage in all my accounts, but I will shoot for 14 in each!
I also always try to work out 14 collaborations with my wife; usually we manage to get close or meet that goal.
As you can see, I dig FAWM.
Last year, I started a project / record based on the book "1984", and how it relates to today's society. A year later, I am still working on that. I've got over 50 songs written to that purpose, and I am hoping FAWM will stoke a fire to create some more. Then I will start curating and mixing and mastering for the final record or records.
I'll keep anyone that is interested updated on info on when the project will finally come out. Just drop me a line in my main fawm message feed or under a track you are interested in hearing when it is complete.
I also plan on doing some live shows using a lot of those tracks.
As always, I really look forward to what everyone comes up with this year. It's always a surprise and inspiration in so many ways!
To any newbies out there... don't sweat trying to make 14 songs (though it's fun to try!), just do whatever you can do... there is much love and encouragement in this community; all levels of skill are welcome and encouraged here. We look forward to discovering and hearing your songs!!
*rushes into the door, dropping everything he's carrying* WHEW...sorry I'm late, but better late than never, right? Nice to see you again, good sir!!
Thanks for giving my Spanish Civil War song a listen. Glad you liked that labour of love. I seem to have unintentionally clicked on REPORT for that comment. Sorry. There doesn't appear to be any way to cancel. I'll post a query about that to the Admin. Trigger happy I guess after mentally fighting Messerschmidts all evening 😊
Thank you for your feedback on Shade and Waves! Lol I do need to learn to better balance my use of reverb haha. I guess I still try to hide my voice a bit with it, plus I do like the echo effects but the next songs I record I’ll be more mindful. Also, your piano improvs are astounding, really enjoyed listening to them.
... and your piano improvisations are a real achievement. In particular the performance and the cool command of musical structure in the Cascade hit me particularly hard. Amazing!
Thanks for the good comments on "Piledriver."
Thank you for the kind words on Something Wicked this Way Comes. I appreciate it.
Thank you so much for listening to "Tidal Wave." I really appreciated your kind comments and hearing that you could relate to my song (albeit for sad reasons). But music is healing so knowing it reached you means it was created for that reason. So thank you!
Thanks! Fast? Took days to get my first track up! Truth is I've been working on some proper recordings, and this was pretty much recorded into a template I've got set up, hence the decent sound 😝
Thx for your comments, happy Fawming!
Good to see you here again. I look forward to hearing your new creations. I certainly enjoyed them last year, and I'd be interested in knowing when you've completed your "1984" compilation of songs. I'd love to hear the finished product. 😀
Glad to see you back, Roy! I hope you'll have a wonderful FAWM!
Happy and productive FAWMing Roy!
I appreciate your comment on my song!
Happy songwriting season!