thelostcartographer 15


US   Jan 2019

Artist Bio

My fifth FAWM, using a different pseudonym this time.

I am not actually a cartographer. I know there are a few artists out there with names like "Lost Cartographer" and "The Lost Cartographers" - I'm not them. This name came up during a D&D session and was too good to pass up!

Most of my previous FAWM music has been in the singer-songwriter or Americana style. Most of my non-FAWM musical output has also been in that vein, although I spent years playing in rock bands.

I'd love to stretch a bit this FAWM, so I'm aiming for 14 all-electric heavy rock songs. This presents some challenges, since it's a lot easier to record a demo of #guy-with-guitar than a full rock band - hopefully I can find the time!

2019 FAWM goals:
1. 14 songs (of course!)
2. #fullband demos for all songs (drums will be Logic Drummer or loops, the rest will all be played live)
3. No acoustic guitar

Gear this year:
Mac Mini (Logic Pro X, Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 interface, Presonus Sceptre monitors)
Ibanez S540 custom shop
Self-made P-bass
Shure SM58 (as part of the #SM57 challenge)

I'll be leaving the banjos, dobros, harmonicas, acoustic guitars, mandolins, condenser mics and all the rest in their cases this February.

I'm always open to any and all critique.

Songs (15)

#1 Hands to Oars 23
Feb 2019
#2 The Hanged Man 18
Feb 2019
#3 Ghost Girl 30
Feb 2019
#4 He Calls 14
Feb 2019
#5 The Mummy's Shroud 6
Feb 2019
#6 Badass riff tournament - round 1 18
Feb 2019
#7 Killdeer 6
Feb 12
#8 Conviction 6
Feb 14
#9 Kicking and Screaming 4
Feb 18
#10 Lady Night 4
Feb 22
#11 The Lovers 3
Feb 22
#12 Death 1
Feb 22
#13 The Fool 2
Feb 22
#14 Right and Wrong 3
Feb 24
#15 The Magus 2
Feb 25


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  • @bri4n Mar 2

    Hi! You asked where I snagged the bell sample from in my 4th submission this year "What time is it". That sample is straight out of the base install of Reason v8.1, "Tubular Bell", pitch E3.

  • @guatecoop  Feb 26

    Wow, I have to get back to listen to more of your music! You’ve been busy! Had fun?

  • @downfallroad  Feb 26

    Congratulations on hitting 14 songs!

  • @bootlegger Feb 13

    Thank you so much for the comment and the recommendation!

  • @bamsekarhu Feb 13

    Thanks for the comment!

  • @radioovermoscow Feb 11

    Thanks! Was a close one.

  • @guatecoop  Feb 2019

    Well you seem like you’re getting along just fine! I really like what you’ve added to the community here, as you have a lot to contribute. Thanks!

  • @driftwood1  Feb 2019

    The gold top

  • @treble  Feb 2019

    Thanks for your kind comments on my skirmish song, Giving Up the Ghost!

  • @downfallroad  Feb 2019

    \m/ Thanks dude

  • @dragondreams  Feb 2019

    You really are most kind! Thank you. 😀

  • @candle  Feb 2019

    Thanks for the great comment on my Flying Saucers!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @haim  Feb 2019

    About the acoustic question I gave you, cool man, gonna check out now how your'e doing.

  • @zecoop  Feb 2019

    Thanks for checking out my surf tune! I'd love to say it was responsible for the warm up we are now having... 😉
    (Who were you before this new moniker?)

  • @oddbod  Feb 2019's a sampled dulcitone

  • @dragondreams  Feb 2019

    Thank you for the listen and the kind words. Glad you liked it. 😀

  • @elainedimasi  Feb 2019


    Finding a small, rusted mirror lying on the shore, you can sense immense power within it. If you want, you may gaze into the mirror.

    If you do so, you are *blessed*

    And you begin *hearing voices*

  • @tobermory  Jan 2019

    I'm forever intrigued by you! I was/is in a band called Early Cartographers.. Came for the name, stayed for the plan - I tried to do all-full-band FAWMs previously and it's great but no picnic. Keep plugging away!

  • @pcob1993  Jan 2019

    Hello fellow Fawmer, I misunderstood the description I read of Nashville tuning. Thank you for the heads up, I would indeed have been perplexed trying to get two octaves above high E and B.
    I look forward to hearing your work in the coming month..
    Thanks again.

  • @andygetch  Jan 2019

    Hello and welcome to FAWM. I admit that sometimes I put an electric guitar effect on my acoustic-electric guitar.

  • @haim  Jan 2019

    Hi! I read your comment on "full band production this year". I also would consider this challenge unless I was skirmishing. But I think it's nice to do an acoustic simple version too, there's magic.
    Anyway, I wanted to ask you something, Why don't you use your acoustic guitar this year? Wouldn't you miss it in the mix?

  • @driftwood1  Jan 2019

    Nah, just gotta make it to the liquor store before Feb 1

  • @corinnecurcio Jan 2019

    Hi there! I'll have to come up with some tasty skirmish titles for us this FAWM

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  • @zecoop  Jan 2019

    I can't wait to hear what you come up with... I think it is so much fun getting them all fancy and full. Since I don't do lyrics or vocals often, I make up for it in layers. Have fun!

  • @bootlegger Jan 2019

    Love seeing the full band goals on here! Good luck. I'll be watching!

  • @guatecoop  Jan 2019

    I love your goal! I always am hoping for a few straight up rockers during FAWM. Any reason for you? I tend to write all sorts of styles, but often write loud rock in a jagged style.

  • @honeybadgerfolk Jan 2019

    No acoustic guitar sounds like a challenging year. Best of luck!!

  • @guatecoop  Jan 2019

    Welcome to you! We are glad that you have joined us.

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Jan 2019

    Happy Fawming! I liked your username (I'm a hobby cartographer myself) so I had to see. Digging your goals. I also do a lot of full-band demos with Logic as my drummer. Looking forward to hearing some stuff!