Influences: Immortal, Emperor, Solstafir, Wolves In The Throne Room, Me and That Man
I started this FAWM with serious intent to write more demos for my blackened death metal band, Abomnium.
With just over a day to go it turns out my favourite song is a parody about a shed. Damn, I LOVE FAWM 😁 😁 😁
Just before FAWM18 I bought a Tele, and all kinds of strange songs emerged from it. Me and @gordon went on over the summer to release a bunch of them under the name of Bridge11. If you like space rock, then you might like A Blue Dot:
This time around I'm coming at it with an acoustic and a Gretsch Baritone.
Hang onto yer hats...! 😃
|#7||The Good, The Bad, And The RIFF - Badass Riff Contest Round 1||
|#10||And on the seventh day the lord made ROCK! - Badass Riff Contest, Round 2||
|#11||Life Rage @srcoops||
|#12||All Praise (The Theremin) @gordon||
|#13||The Vegetarians Rise! @dasbinky||
|#14||At The Event Horizon @gordon||
|#16||Riding Into Town on an Iron RIFF - Badass riff contest semi-final||
|#18||When Things Were Well @popmythology||
|#19||All Ready For Movements On The Port Side @heuristicsinc||
|#20||The RIFF That Ends It All - Badass Riff Contest - Final entry @fulanin||
|#21||Open Mic Night at Castle Dragondreams @castledragondreams||
|#22||Trve Norwegian Black Metal Shed @easyshed||
|#23||The Gigatonne Beat @nuj4x||
|#24||Never Fall to Earth @gordon||
|#25||Blue Surf Spy Guy @zecoop||
I'm so sorry it's taken so long to get around to all your tracks. Life after fawm has been kind of overwhelming. Your output this year has been great though! I've really enjoyed everything I heard from you and your production just continues to get better and better every year. Cheers to a successful fawm 2019!
You listened to the whole thing, you madman! I hope you enjoyed it. It felt like it was sucking all the life out of me when I was making it, but in an enjoyable way. Mr. Pickles is not the first officer, unfortunately. It still takes money to run these ships and Torpsulai has loads of it. This whole thing was difficult and a lot more complex than last year's musical. Though, seriously, how can I complain when you did a double motherfucking FAWM?!!! LOL
Ha ha cheated on the trombone 😀
Like last year your album was a highlight. A style i love but dont listen to enough. Some lovely collabs with people like sr coops and 2 doors down gordon abd a classic surfy with another coops. But...... all respect its Sapient in the groove that nails me. Your own tracks are brilliant, i love your guitar and i think maybe you are seeing you can do a bit more range with both vocals ahem that leads to major chords. It just adds a slightly catchier element. Great listen mate.
I took 8 of your solo ones and am randomly now picking 6 collabs, generally with others i know. I will put an overall comment on your wall but i do the individuals where they lie.
my album 14 are marked as favourites.
One to go, surely?
Meow mew mew mrr!
WTF! A double FAWM! You are nuts, sir. I can't even conceive making that many songs. You're on top of my listening list, too.
Ok, dammit, do you need any help with double FAWMing? Not sure if I can help, but I will contribute if you'd like!
Four more for the double-FAWM... you gonna push through with a feast tonight?
I can't help it! I have busy hands! 😁
Yeeessss! Go for it! : D
I was hoping you'd say that 😀 Looking forward to it tomorrow
Emailed you back! WOW!
I’m sorry, a lot going on. TN was flooded and mother in law’s home destroyed. I liked what you sent me...can we get it to 3 minutes and also will there be vocals?
Drugs (mainly laxatives), coffee, and some truly awesome collaborators helped. 😉
Sorry about the potato bits peppering your airship...
The only complaint was about some guy leaving his airship double-parked by the moat. 😉
Glad you liked it. And thanks loads for being a part of the madness! 🤘🐲
Thanks! I'm glad I managed to achieve what I was aiming for! : )
Send me an e-mail: email@example.com
Hahah, it truly is! Luckily I know some skilled people who can handle it for me : D You've really managed to pull off some epic stuff with your voice, though. Cheers for that! And woo, I knew there was a Devin influence in there, hahah! You could really pull inspiration from worse places, he's the master of this kind of stuff : )
Thanks for the comment again, dude! Yeah, two metal guys had surprisingly fun time making clean pop/rock free of all the dirt! : D But you're right, I might be back to raging next time, heheh ; )
Thanks for the comment on "Winds of Decay"! Hahah, you're right, the guitars are a bit too clear, shame on me! : D
Dylan got a bit freaked out by the theremin at the beginning but then settled down. It's quite bonkers fun though all round. A re-do on the Vox is in order after FAWM.!
I ran into a bout of writers block, but am planning on coming up with something this weekend. Rob and his family are going to be up so you might get a zecoop guatecoop sapient collab! (can we mix in another srcoops, lol) 😀
Hey man! Shot you an email <3
It is something of a departure in style but one that works well for you. I like the way you handled this song.
Looking forward to hearing your work on
I so love that you've used the word "involving". That's exactly what I'm after, involvement and commitment. And I don't know any other way to do it either.
I've had a great moment listening to your songs. You're really impressive, Sir. 😀
Oooh, ok! Thanks for the explanation.
Now I have to listen again to understand why/how I heard doubled vocals, haha. 😁
Okay. Looking forward... 😀
Why not. 😀
Slack makes it super easy to collab (not only we can share ideas, but also files). Just pop in whenever you can. 😀
Of course I'd love to team up with you again! And to scare the crap out of the community? How could I resist this offer?
I'm doing my listening/commenting tonight. You're number one on my list.
And THANK YOU for your sweet comments. <3
A whole album of that metal stuff would definitely be awesome but it takes A LOT of energy (as you know). I'd have to fast for a week to prepare.
You and @Caterwauler should collab. You would do an AWESOME job mixing metal with her sonic soundscapes. That's my dream combo right there.
Thanks for the comment on "Scary!" I used a Reason patch, I forget which one at the moment but I can look it up for you at some point. Reason is my go-to for weird synth noises, then I'll usually add a distortion pedal effect or something if needed.
I had no idea Ministry was still around!
Great!! I'll see what comes up and leave lots of space for you... 😀
TAKE ALL THE TIME YOU WANT AND CHANGE ANYTHING YOU WANT IN REGARD TO LIFE RAGE
If you like Life Rage, I will post it.
Many, in this world of ours
Face things with a smile
Optomistic as we walk
Up life’s broad aisles
Many others we see
In all they engage
Show no patience at all
They fly into a rage
They’re most unhappy
With other’s cars
They get into fights
At neighborhood bars
Even at home
They yell and scream
They have no respect
For their primary team
Their lives are cut short
When their heart doesn’t work
A precious life wasted
By being a jerk
Take a look at this
I'll try to put something together. It would be great to work together again.
Thanks for the comment on "Black Metal Terror - Nuclear Horror", man! I've been listening to a lot of fast and violent stuff lately, and it felt good to create that sort of blackened grinding death, so maybe I'll come up with more stuff in the same vein! : )
Yeah, I don't fancy me chances if you take it serious.
I would love to of course! Still plenty of February left, right? Probably easy for me to start something, but I am open to either direction. Any ideas?
If anyone here knew about Sylosis, I thought you would be the one. haha
Thanks for your words 😁
Aww, cheers, Peter!
Indeed, tis a cheap rail humbucker what I picked up from Ebay many years ago and used to be the neck pup in Frankie until I fitted the sustainer. I used the rail type because the string spacing is quite tight on the Tanglewood and I couldn't find a conventional humbucker with the correct spacing on the pole pieces. This does the trick. And it's the only pickup on the guitar. It's possible to get piezos specially for resonators, but decent ones are pricey.
EZ drummer? Hmmm. OK I've got to take a look at this thing. Thanks for the info!
\m/ thanks dude. Yeah! Mountain Mirrors is great!
Thanks so much for having a listen. Will be back to check out your tunes.
Thanks loads! 😀
I'm definitely going to develop it into a full song after the tourney. 😉
Dude!! Thanks for sending that postcard! Much appreciated. 😀
Thank you cor your comment on "Tuhat haavaa"! I'll provide a translation to the lyrics when I have the time : ) I often feel like it's more honest to write in one's mother tongue, even though I do enjoy writing in English as well. It's also that writing in Finnish challenges myself more, 'cause then it all feels much more personal and I can't just hide behind cliches, if you get my drift : D
Thanks for checking out the creepy subway song! I added some freaky EBow guitar and remixed, so now it is about 1000 times more creepy, in case you wanted to check that out, lol. I ran out of time last night and what the song needed was guitar of some sort. I figured it out tonight. 😀
Yeah, the mic is insanely good for its price! Huge recommendation.
Thanks for the comment! My setup for vocals is sE2200a II C mic, Steinberg CI 2 interface and a CLA-76 plugin to bring some saturation.
Ta for the comment - The set up was a blend of the piezo and the bridge humbucker into a Blackstar ID:15, feeding the line out as a stereo signal into the DAW. And I was simultaneously driving the GR-55 Guitar Synth, taking the stereo out from the synth and the mono out from its COSM section, so that meant two stereo pairs and a mono signal for each of the seven guitar tracks.
It very nearly ended up being 24 minutes long, but I decided I ought to stop and get some sleep as I get up for work at 05:30. It may well end up being expanded as part of a longer piece...
We haven't hooked up but it's early.. Hope you are having a good time.
Thanks, Peter. 😊
I'll try the e-mail. Thanks for the comment on my 210 BPM song. I guess that means I need to do more EDM stuff… ugh 😉
See You In The Shadows…
@caterwauler & I would like to invite you to her Slack Workspace. It's an online platform where we've been sharing ideas and having fun talking. I'm posting the invite link here because we couldn't find an email address for you. If you're interested, check it out. Again, thanks for the BPM Swap Challenge. I quite enjoyed it - and I really liked what you came up with.
See You In The Shadows…
Hey, want to collab again this year? It's always fun...
Interestingly, not an Octaver on Silently Screaming! It's a LFO filter on... either saw wave, square wave or both. I love those filter mods, but it's hard to fit them into actual songs. Amp modeling is neat.
Also, I'm playing the part in lockstep octaves, which probably adds to the Octaver impression.
Hey, you! Glad to see you're back. Thanks for the comments. Dear god, I don't know how the fuck I'm going to keep making better songs. Feel free to laugh at or pity me.
Yeah Peter. I'm a bit late, but I'm here.
Hey Peter. Great to know you're keeping the fires burning. Well OK raging quite possibly. But that's a good thing.
Great to see you here.
Thanks for your lovely comment on Club Midnight.
Where else could you hear Jazz Metal? 😀
Cheers, Peter. Having you sing on this actually tickles my sense of humour to the point of saying "go for it!" What's the worst that could happen? 😉
Thanks for the comment brother... Wrong, yes, but oddly arousing at the same time...
I am a big Grand Magus fan. I feel like some of the "Iron Will" album may have crept in to "Hands to Oars"
With the baritone acoustic, part of the draw is the SUPER thick strings, so even capoed you get a tone (in theory) like playing a really big dreadnaught. Not sure that came through in my recording though.
My background in metal led me to avoid capos for ages, but now I love them... The higher tension of the strings (especially above the fifth fret) makes for a very different tonal experience. Also, they keep my songs from all being in E, D or A. 😀
Try a tune with a capo on 8 or something, you'll see what I mean.
Hello again! Happy FAWM!
Hey Peter! Cannot wait to hear your acoustic stuff! Lemme know if you need country wailing!
Let's kick ass and chew bubblegum!
Hmmmm...Acoustic Sapient. there is a catch somewhere. has to be. I still think mischief is afoot in this setup. maybe Fairport Convention styled songs done only Didgeridoo, Biwa, and Siku. hmmm. keeping my on you.
Hello Sapient! .. the Blue Dot work is awesome...
Any chance I can persuade you to send a postcard to Mrs ZeCoop's class? I see from your pictures how beautiful The Dam is... 😀
yay Happy FAWMing!
Hello, Sapient! i will be tuning in.
Acoustic, eh? This ought to be very interesting, indeed!
Happy FAWMing this year! I look forward to hearing which realms you choose to explore this year.
See You In The Shadows…
Hello Sir! Glad to see you back. 😀
Acous.... wha... hmm. Cool. My hat is secured and I await what comes!
Looking forward to your stuff again this year
Have a great FAWM!!!!! Great to see you back!
Just listened through the Bridge11 album. Impressive, to say the least! Does it exist in any sort of physical format, or just as a digital album?
At last! 😀
Ready as I'll ever be. Which is not ready at all!
Great to see you back Sr. Sapient!!
Hope we can do something together. At 82, I am still vertical and ready to get started.
My fingers are crossed that we can fuck some shit up once again, in some context or other.
PS Are those nut-jobs doing the drum thing again? My mother warned me about them...
Dang... did I just lose the "we keep Devin around because he does the occasional acoustic intro to a metal project before we take over and make it a real song" status?
Because that was as much as I could do. I'll go pour the whiskey then.
*is determined to be a very useful engine*
An acoustic Sapient album would hasten the worldwide magnetic pole shift, bringing mass chaos and spiritual realignment on a global scale.
So yeah, that sounds pretty good.
Let's do this thing... Perhaps together once. 😎