Influences: Actress, Laurel Halo, Honnda, Fire-Toolz, Oneohtrix Point Never, Fennesz, SOPHIE + PC Music, Aphex Twin, Objekt, Tim Hecker, Clark, Ryoji Ikeda, Belbury Poly, cyriak, naïve art • Game OSTs: Terraria, BEMANI series, Katamari series, Rayman series, original Spyro trilogy, Undertale • Explore those and more here, and try not to skip what you don't like yet: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlxpDf6R6gR-DQzGsPgoPUGXrzrDiVD7E
WANT A FAWM DISCORD? THIS IS ONE: https://discord.gg/2KNrZs4 (Chat permission key in #rule)
I procrastinate 24/7 with cartoons, games, music, and weirdness. Maybe I'll stop long enough to create half of a track.
2018: Shot for 10 songs, with only minor concessions to effort expenditure. Made it to 7 songs, with a combined length of 27 minutes. Also contributed to an outside Exquisite Corpse and left something else unfinished. Kinda took a physical toll on me. Want to avoid that.
2019 goal: 35 minutes to meet the RPM Challenge goal, and/or just 5 songs so it comes out to more than one per week. Might be a good idea to experiment with longer-form soundscapes? Lately, I've felt like I ought to give some rest to my habits of cramming ideas and forced variations into the most concise songs I can manage, and filling in every space I think something can fit in.
Might also consider retouching last year's FAWM tracks. I've been tracking my thoughts on how to improve them, and FAWM 2019 seems like a fine excuse to stop putting off the tinkerin'.
(Made it to 5 songs, 24 minutes, no retouching, still crammy)
2020: I feel like I need to take a step back and really think about what would compel me to make a proper album. I hope to accomplish anything around this time. Let's see...
(Oh, great timing, a music competition asking for entry exclusivity is taking place elsewhere this February. That'll cut into album makin'.)
About to consider Newgrounds my new main sound place: https://saltbearer.newgrounds.com/
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
haha you music dorks didn't even realize not making music was an option
Great thread about inaccessible music ... and I love your influences list. Happy FAWM!
Fennesz went straight on the playlist for my commute next week. Thanks for that suggestion and for the thread - some really interesting stuff in there.
Also noticed Belbury Poly and Clark in your influences - not often I find anyone else who's ever heard of them.
Hey, hope you're around again this year