Influences: Immortal, Emperor, Solstafir, Wolves In The Throne Room, Me and That Man
\m/ >..< \m/
1987: I bought my first guitar and the Cherry Lane tab book for Metallica's Master of Puppets. That's how I taught myself how to play...
2006: I got into the home recording game and wrote an EP based on The Endless from The Sandman comics. Lord help us all, but I actually gave Neil Gaiman a copy at a con later that year. He was very polite about it. Bless him. For it was truly awful.
2008: I found FAWM. Hurrah! 😃
2011: Put out a first metal album under the name Abomnium. It had a spoken word bit from @dasbinky and @devin, and lyrics from @debs and @negasi.
Stylistically it's all over the place, but I still love it.
2013: The second Abomnium album, Coffinships, came out on UKEM Records.
2014: I went to Skyhammer Studio in the wilds of north-west England to record the 3rd Abomnium album, Solace for the Condemned, under the watchful gaze of the masterful producer of extreme metal, Chris Fielding
2017: Back to Skyhammer for the last (for now) Abomnium record, A Hollow Path. Finally I knew what Abomnium's music sounded like. Unfortunately it went out at a time when the label was really struggling, so got pretty much zero promo and so tanked. Oh well. I think it's aces 😉
2018: @gordon and I teamed up under the name Bridge11 and released A Blue Dot - 76 minutes of whacked-out space rock. I learned sooooo much about mixing and mastering doing something not-metal where every note counts!
2020: Who knows? 😃
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
I'm old and don't usually sell guitars so I have too many. 😀
Hello, have a great FAWM! 😁
You. A bunch of electricity. My ears. Good stuff.
...a student model they might get a bit snooty. 😀 Anyway, totally nuts. I really should upgrade the pickups and tuning machines...
Edit: oh not really solid body but chambered mahogany. Some day I want a Billy Zoom model. https://reverb.com/item/17438056-gret... FXxv6prAcaAoNkEALw_wcB&merchant_id=143346434&pla=1&utm_campaign=6481185772&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google
That Gretsch I linked to is street price like 500 USA bucks and is made in the same Chinese factory as my Pro Jet. Not a bolt on neck, a set neck, even, and I have to say the Gretsch guitar I have currently, which is a 2007 Jet Electromatic set rosewood neck with filtertron pickups (this model occasionally turns up used for cheap like 300 USA dollars), plays better than any other guitar I have ever owned except for a 1981 telecaster. It's absolutely crazy. It's a cheap student model guitar! Maybe I just got lucky, but it is an unbelievably well made guitar. I mean, I have some good guitars, like a 1987 american made 57 reissue strat which is out of sight, some other Japanese and Mexican fenders, 2 Rickenbackers (both solid body a 6 and a 12), various other guits (like several Godins, which are pretty neat, and a lone LP studio) and the Chinese made Gretsch is my favorite in terms of playability. I kind of feel embarrassed when I go play with folks because if they notice that it's
I've always enjoyed pushing musical boundaries with you. Shall we try it again this year?
Hey sapient! I'm looking forward to hearing some of your signature metal awesomeness this February! Happy FAWM 2020!
yay Lord Spaient! good to see you here as always. have a great one!
Goodness gracious mate the noise levels on this page are positively serene. I hope you intend changing that very soon!!!
Good to see you back again this year! Looking forward to what you come up with!
Likewise! I may be a bit quiet for the first few days as Bill Gibson's "Agency" promotional tour rolls in to the UK on the 3rd and 4th, but that also means that a fellow Gibson fanatic will be staying with me for a couple of days before her gig in London on the 7th, so expect at least one collab from us...
Yes, doing OK (other than my little car accident which the insurance adjusters are working out yet). Happy FAWMing!
Let’s do thissssssss 😀
burdy-gurdy mort mort
Shit... I left the radio in Swedish Chef mode
Yay! All Hail Lord Sapient! 🤘
The imps are all in the dungeon, preparing various instruments of torture in readiness for a sonic assault. 😉
FYI I’m not planning on reprising the Badass Riff Contest myself but have a great FAWM nevertheless 😁
Happy FAWMING - yeah!
have the best FAWM this year!
\m/ let’s kick some but in 2020 Pete!
Let's not play around with BPMs this year 😉 Happy FAWMing!
See You In The Shadows…
Here's to another year of dulcet, soft soothing sounds from my favorite purveyor of heartfelt ballads and adult contemporary album-oriented rock!