sapient 18


Amsterdam NL   Jan 2008  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Immortal, Emperor, Solstafir, Wolves In The Throne Room, Me and That Man

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...! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


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  • @fulanin 11 hours

    Hey there!
    Send me an e-mail:

  • @emplate 16 hours

    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 : )

  • @emplate 17 hours

    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 ; )

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  5 days

    I'm stoked to even make it this far and to be in the same bracket as you, @sapient. Let us make magical music and eat pints of ice cream and remember the days on the riverside during FAWMstock of years gone by. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @emplate 5 days

    Thanks for the comment on "Winds of Decay"! Hahah, you're right, the guitars are a bit too clear, shame on me! : D

  • @gordon  6 days

    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.!

  • @zecoop  1 week

    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) ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @nuj4x 1 week

    Hey man! Shot you an email <3

  • @srcoops 1 week

    It is something of a departure in style but one that works well for you. I like the way you handled this song.

  • @srcoops 1 week

    Looking forward to hearing your work on

  • @caterwauler  1 week

    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. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @caterwauler  1 week

    Oooh, ok! Thanks for the explanation.
    Now I have to listen again to understand why/how I heard doubled vocals, haha. ๐Ÿ˜

  • @caterwauler  1 week

    Okay. Looking forward... ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @caterwauler  1 week

    Why not. ๐Ÿ˜€
    Slack makes it super easy to collab (not only we can share ideas, but also files). Just pop in whenever you can. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @caterwauler  1 week

    WHISPER!!! ๐Ÿ˜
    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

  • @jwhanberry  1 week

  • @iwilleatyou 1 week

    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.

  • @tfish77 1 week

    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.

  • @tfish77 1 week

    I had no idea Ministry was still around!

  • @zecoop  1 week

    Great!! I'll see what comes up and leave lots of space for you... ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @srcoops 1 week


  • @srcoops 1 week

    If you like Life Rage, I will post it.

  • @srcoops 1 week

    Life Rage

    Many, in this world of ours
    Face things with a smile
    Optomistic as we walk
    Up lifeโ€™s broad aisles

    Many others we see
    In all they engage
    Show no patience at all
    They fly into a rage

    Theyโ€™re most unhappy
    With otherโ€™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 doesnโ€™t work
    A precious life wasted
    By being a jerk

    Take a look at this

  • @srcoops 1 week

    I'll try to put something together. It would be great to work together again.

  • @emplate 1 week

    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! : )

  • @silvermachine  1 week

    Yeah, I don't fancy me chances if you take it serious.

  • @zecoop  1 week

    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?

  • @fulanin 1 week

    If anyone here knew about Sylosis, I thought you would be the one. haha
    Thanks for your words ๐Ÿ˜

  • @dragondreams  1 week

    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.

  • @iwilleatyou 1 week

    EZ drummer? Hmmm. OK I've got to take a look at this thing. Thanks for the info!

  • @downfallroad  1 week

    \m/ thanks dude. Yeah! Mountain Mirrors is great!

  • @lanasolyluna 1 week

    Thanks so much for having a listen. Will be back to check out your tunes.

  • @dragondreams  1 week

    Thanks loads! ๐Ÿ˜€
    I'm definitely going to develop it into a full song after the tourney. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    Dude!! Thanks for sending that postcard! Much appreciated. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @emplate 2 weeks

    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

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    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. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @bamsekarhu 2 weeks

    Yeah, the mic is insanely good for its price! Huge recommendation.

  • @bamsekarhu 2 weeks

    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.

  • @headfirstonly  2 weeks

    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...

  • @srcoops 2 weeks

    We haven't hooked up but it's early.. Hope you are having a good time.

  • @dragondreams  2 weeks

    Thanks, Peter. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • @candle  2 weeks

    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 stuffโ€ฆ ugh ๐Ÿ˜‰

    See You In The Shadowsโ€ฆ

  • @candle  2 weeks

    @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. I3OTA0YjdlMWRiOWRiNjY1N2NkMDZhMzg3MGE

    See You In The Shadowsโ€ฆ

  • @heuristicsinc  2 weeks

    Hey, want to collab again this year? It's always fun...

  • @dasbinky  2 weeks

    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.

  • @ryako  2 weeks

    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.

  • @bking  2 weeks

    Yeah Peter. I'm a bit late, but I'm here.

  • @bking  2 weeks

    Hey Peter. Great to know you're keeping the fires burning. Well OK raging quite possibly. But that's a good thing.

  • @sherrycanary  2 weeks

    Great to see you here.
    Thanks for your lovely comment on Club Midnight.
    Where else could you hear Jazz Metal? ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @dragondreams  2 weeks

    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? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @gromwaf 2 weeks

    Thanks for the comment brother... Wrong, yes, but oddly arousing at the same time...

  • @thelostcartographer  2 weeks

    I am a big Grand Magus fan. I feel like some of the "Iron Will" album may have crept in to "Hands to Oars"

  • @dasbinky  3 weeks

    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. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Try a tune with a capo on 8 or something, you'll see what I mean.

  • @corinnelucy  3 weeks

    Hello again! Happy FAWM!

  • @johnstaples  3 weeks

    Hey Peter! Cannot wait to hear your acoustic stuff! Lemme know if you need country wailing!

  • @torniojaws  3 weeks

    Let's kick ass and chew bubblegum!

  • @sacraficialglam  3 weeks

    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.

  • @carlos 3 weeks

    Hello Sapient! .. the Blue Dot work is awesome...

  • @zecoop  3 weeks

    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... ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @wobbiewobbit  3 weeks

    yay Happy FAWMing!

  • @mikegtz  4 weeks

    Hello, Sapient! i will be tuning in.

  • @nuj4x 4 weeks

    I'm stopping by again! Touring the site's roster and splashin' my splashin' splash all over the splashin' place! Couldn't leave my homie sapient out ๐Ÿ˜

  • @popmythology  4 weeks

    Acoustic, eh? This ought to be very interesting, indeed!

  • @erinkelsey3 4 weeks

    Happy FAWM!

  • @candle  4 weeks

    Happy FAWMing this year! I look forward to hearing which realms you choose to explore this year.

    See You In The Shadowsโ€ฆ

  • @caterwauler  4 weeks

    Hello Sir! Glad to see you back. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @johncrossman  4 weeks

    Acous.... wha... hmm. Cool. My hat is secured and I await what comes!

  • @max  4 weeks

  • @marthie 4 weeks

    Happy FAWMing 2019.
    Looking forward to hear what you come up with this February.
    I am planning to focus on songs for Easter in this yearโ€™s FAWM.
    Letโ€™s play, write and listen!๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ
    Marthie- #WOmanOnFire

  • @coolparadiso  5 weeks

    Looking forward to your stuff again this year

  • @kovbleu  5 weeks

    Have a great FAWM!!!!! Great to see you back!

  • @metalfoot  5 weeks

    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?

  • @dragondreams  5 weeks


    At last! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @swampjaw  5 weeks

    Ready as I'll ever be. Which is not ready at all!

  • @ericdistad  5 weeks

    Great to see you back Sr. Sapient!!

  • @srcoops 5 weeks

    Hope we can do something together. At 82, I am still vertical and ready to get started.

  • @dasbinky  5 weeks

    My fingers are crossed that we can fuck some shit up once again, in some context or other.

  • @devin  5 weeks

    PS Are those nut-jobs doing the drum thing again? My mother warned me about them...

  • @devin  5 weeks

    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*

  • @autoclamp  5 weeks

    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.

  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    Let's do this thing... Perhaps together once. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • @nuj4x 5 weeks

    Hey man! Are you back fo FAWM 2019? I hope so! Iโ€™d love to repeat last yearโ€™s collab and make another EDMetal track together if youโ€™re into it! Happy Fawming!

  • @metalfoot  5 weeks

    Acoustic sapient. This could be interesting! (Maybe that means I have to go full metal this year to complete topsy-turvy world ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  • @oddbod  5 weeks

    Hi Pete. Acoustic eh? That sounds intriguing.
    Have a good one.