Influences: 80s funk/dance, Little Dragon, Hot Chip, Junior Boys, Zero 7, synthwave, 70s funk, Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Joe Sample, Bobby Blue Bland, Cory Henry
Just having fun.
|#3||Free And Ready||
|#4||You Brought Me In||
|#5||Liar (skirmish s021019a)||
|#6||I'm In A Cloud||
|#9||Don't Be Afraid||
|#10||Dinner While On Fire and Sitting On A Fork||
|#11||And I Tell Myself||
Wow thank you so much for listening to my songs, and for the wonderful comments! I'm floored that you've been enjoying them so much. Can't wait to spend some time listening through your creations as well 😀
Thank you so much for your comments on "Poker Face!" It's strange to hear you refer to me as someone who can sing because it's my biggest insecurity. I consider it acceptable but lacking. I'd seriously consider selling my soul to have Brandi Carlile's voice, haha. So thank you for the encouraging words, gives me hope, or at least comforts me to know that it doesn't bother you 😀
Holy cow, 11. Quantity AND great quality. Kudos.
Hey Thanks for listening to my track man. You asked if the vocal samples are part of the synth and the answer is yes - Alchemy is a really great synth that comes with Logic Pro that has the ability to load samples as well as do more traditional subtractive and additive synthesis.
Thanks for all the nice comments! I've got to make some time to listen to your new tracks too.
You asked if I had plans to add more production to my tracks. I think the ones I'm writing this FAWM will just be piano and vocals, but eventually I'd love to branch out and do more with them. I've been wanting to learn how to make electronic music for a while, so maybe I'll learn in time for next year!
Let me know if you want to do a collab again this go around and if so what kind of lyrics you would like!
Wow -- what a comment!
I appreciate your feedback more than you know! Very inspiring.
You are so correct. All samples are my own, original recordings. I highly recommend trying it out if possible. Even as throw-aways. Having that much control on individual tracks really opens the door for more in depth tweaking and manipulating. You'll find yourself listening to the same drum sample for 2 hours or so. haha. Too much fun.
Hey - I'm glad you got to listen to that one. I remember you crossing my mind when developing that. I'm going to have to look up War, - I'm a fan and have plenty of their work around; it's just been a while since listened to that. It'll be good to reference if you connected some dots.
This whole FAWM is "experimental" to me, - so really trying to do as the liner notes reference, experiment but keep it corralled, of some possible intended use. So, it's great if accomplishing it.
Oh and also Omnichord was the other sound in there.
Thanks for stopping by! Yes I do a lot of songs with old lo-fi Casio/Yamaha/etc. Glad you enjoyed 😀
You asked about my microphone. In fact, for quick takes like that I use a Zoom H2N portable recorder. It's an essential piece of kit as far as I am concerned. I also have a Zoom H1 which I take everywhere I go in February, because it fits in my jacket pocket and you never know when inspiration will strike.
thanks for the nice comments on the liar skirmish, and that's the truth!
Hey, thanks for the kind words! Really cool you got the vibe 😀 some nice vibes on here as well
Hi! Thanks so much for your comments on "They Warned Me!" And actually didn't mean for the lyrics to be so mysterious, I guess not so obvious, haha. But "They" are my older brothers and "You" is my mom. All makes sense now, right? 😉
Hey, thanks for your comment on my first. The arpeggiated stuff will come later, working on it!
Oh, LoZ, or Lo-Z or Hi-Z 😀 hahhh... Bass 50Hz and below is Sub. Z is Hz or the Frequency, like 440 Hz is "A" the "Standard" for tuning. It's all made up, could just as well have been "Middle C" too.
So, you'll see here and there 440 Tuning or even "442" Hz Tuning, some say is a slightly Sharp "natural" tuning. It's always better to be a little sharp than flat (or dull 😉 ) hahh
The problem with music is, though there's a "Standard" everyone had their own short-hand, 3 dot on the neck, 5-Fret, G, A 😉
I've had allot ... of theory and basically ignore it. One of my songs, to some will sound "odd" because every new Phrase I change Keys, so start with G, then the 5th is D, D new Key, and so on. Works for about 3 phrases but by the 4th in the song kinda had to go back to G.
It's all, more about "Modulations", forget the Key, well, I say 😉
Hey, glad you liked it. It seems if one does they do and if not, then not, Uno? 😀 Hahhh...
This FAWM, I am trying to use as little "anything" and see what I can make out of it.
From something else going on "here", - not participating, but, acted as if may, - pulled a chunk out of one of the songs done, and not re-recording, trying to repair well the issues with the tracks, and learned allot, -- not for "here" to say; to much.
But one thing by using "bad" tracks and no software, rather manually... in duping a bad track, you dup the issues and they get very loud 😀 - I duped one 'till amp'd the harmonic feedback in the track, then notched that frequency out, - how to find it, exactly? was the challenge. So, anyway did, and turned krappe into viable and passable. So, makes the "good" tracks even easier, -- stuff like that. Well, if you cared to know 😝
Thanks a lot for your comment, I appreciate it. I'm not really one that counts time signatures either when listening to music. The rhythmn of the song just happpened naturally opposed to me trying to write a complex song and I had to figure out when the signature changes.
That used to be a bit hard at first for me, but now I'm getting the hang of it a little bit better.
Thank you for the nice comments, much appreciated! I think I'll do some other piano solos this month too. Definitely will have a bit of improv since I get lazy sometimes and it's easier than figuring out every single note 😀 Oh, and I'll be sure to check out Jaime Cullen too!
Glad you're back. Incidentally, it must have been 5090 because your song "If" on soundcloud fires up on my page!
Thanks for the amazing comments. Really appreciated. I seem to recall last year you were mainly (only?) using samples. Great to hear you playing and playing well. Sweet keys.
Hey there Splitty - I didn't recognize you from your new picture there 😀
Heya, good to see you active. Loved your 50/90 stuff.
Thanks for the nice comment! Looking forward to hearing your first song 😀
thanks for the note! hmm, are you sure? it seems to be working for me!
Hi there, nice to see you!
Hope you have a great FAWM!
you gonna have your work cut out turning me into electric man!! but i'm game.
Ill be keeping an eye on you. 😀. As you know im out and about thus year. Hope to get my 14 in before i go
Hey hey hey! So glad to see you here! Maybe we can collaborate on something!