ryuu 15


Black Forest DE   Jan 2011


Artist Bio

Influences:   classical music from Perotinus to Arvo Pärt, Heavy Metal (Iron Maiden, Blind Guardian, Nightwish [with Tarja Turunen], Van Canto, Dream Theater, Dimmu Borgir), some Goth music, people who have seen Earth from outer space, and my friends the incredible Singvøgel

I'm a repeat offender - 2021 is my 11th FAWM! My pronouns are they/them. She/her is fine, too!

Classically-trained mezzo-soprano, musicologist by training, opera school dropout, guitar dabbler, maker of weird electronic sounds.

Goals for this year: unbridled experimentation and creativity! I might continue my SuperCollider adventures, so there might be some weird bleepblops or some microtonal dissonant ambient.

I'm committing to #no-apologies-no-excuses this year - you're welcome to remind me of that if you catch me self-deprecating or making excuses for imperfect demos. I'm feeling self-conscious about a lot of things, but FAWM is not the place for that 😀

I was infected with the madness back in 2011 by my friends @Karan, @dukemeyer and @sentense. Greetings to my friends @wurzelfrau & @lastfuture and special smooches to my honeybunch @willoww!

re: comments - please don't be offended if I don't post a "thank you" on your soundboard. I just can't keep up with it, and I certainly don't expect you to do the same for me. Also, not commenting on my songs is OK if you can't quite figure out what to say.


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  • @chroes  7 weeks

    Heyyy, I see you approaching 14! This is amazing! Keep at it - or not. It's just a number after all, and you have done so many great songs in such short amount of time! o/

  • @dasbinky  7 weeks

    Wow, on Scorpio Moon, GREAT pull on the reference to The Mission! That's the vibe I was going for, and the initial riff I'd started with was actually a bit of a variation on some riffs in Suite Sister Mary. The way they use open strings has always been huge for me.

    I always appreciate when people spot references to deep cuts. 😁

  • @auditasum  7 weeks

    I'm glad you got an 18th century vibe from "Hae Lass." That was exactly the era I was thinking of. 😁

  • @sirius 7 weeks

    And thank you for the lovely comments! *Purrrrrr*

  • @sirius 7 weeks

    I thought I had you in my watchlist but no. 😮
    It's fixed now =^.^=

  • @mariekevinkmusic  7 weeks

    Thanks for your comment on Until Then. When I first heard the piano track, I was reminded of Mary Black's Song for Ireland and I wanted to write something with nature in mind. So certainly inspired by Ireland.

  • @irka 8 weeks

    Danke für deinen Kommentar und viele schöne Frühlingsstunden wünsch ich euch 😀

  • @rickachu Feb 13

    Thank you for the listen and the kind words ❤

  • @chroes  Feb 9

    Hey, thank you for your comment on Imaginary Oceans! I'm particularly happy you like the bass, I used Helm to create the right sound and I think I'm getting better with this synth! 😊

  • @meadows  Feb 3

    Hey ryuu! Thanks you for your kind comment on my traditional techno track. 😀 And happy FAWMing to you!

  • @grenzgaengerin Feb 1


  • @wurzelfrau Jan 31

    Bin da, freu mich auf dich <3

  • @dukemeyer Jan 30

    Heya, verehrte Riesin! Die Hibbeligkeit ist ganz meinerseits, haha!

  • @auditasum  Jan 27

    Hey there. Glad to see you back!

  • @elesimo  Jan 27

    Hi, there! I just listened to your album "metric mayhem" and I was delighted to read it was made using only open source, I love it! I use mostly open source software for my songs as well, with the exception of a few plugins from OvertoneDSP (I like to support them because they support Linux).

    Have a great FAWM, looking forward to hearing more of your stuff!

  • @chasingandromeda  Jan 26

    Overjoyed to see you back and looking forward to hearing your work!

  • @cts  Jan 23


  • @skibum1066  Jan 22

    Good album. It's a long way from Opera...or maybe not!?

  • @timfatchen  Jan 22

    Welcome back!

  • @andygetch  Jan 22

    Hello and have a great FAWM!

  • @tamsnumber4  Jan 21


  • @karan  Jan 14

    I hope you'll be here for FAWM 2021! 😀