torsten 5


04177 Leipzig DE   Jan 2018  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Neil Hannon (Best songwriter ever, no joke! He writes witty and deep lyrics, beautiful melodies and makes pretentious and inspiring pop arrangements. What more can you want?), Belle & Sebastian, Cole Porter, Pulp and - as a Category of it's own: Songwriting teacher Pat Pattison.

2021 is my 4rd FAWM: Last year I wrote two songs. One of them made it into my program, "and I'm gonna record it soonish for my 1st EP. " <- This last half sentence is here since 2 years. = |

My musical "career" started pretty late. I play Guitar, sing and write songs since nine years now. When I was a kid I begged my parents for not having to sing in the school choir. - Successfully.

Now I have a wonderful singing teacher who helps me to discover what I've missed. I live in Leipzig/Germany and play on open stages once a week, on song slams once a year and concerts on demand (which means not at all a month in non-corona-tmes). I accompany myself with Guitar and Loopstation and occasionally also with Hammered Dulcimer and Duduk.

How and that I make music at all, I owe to an estival singer/songwriter- workshop I attend for seven years in the north of Germany and it's lovely and thoughtful participants. Best place/time in the world.

I write mostly in German. But if I must I can write English lyrics, which I tend to translate to German later. I also enjoy translating my favorite Jazz (I am very happy with my versions of 'Nature boy', 'Insensatez', 'Whispering' and 'Everything happens to me') or Britpop songs (mostly Divine Comedy and Pulp) to German.

This year I discovered a software that helps me to arrange songs. Maybe I find the time to try it out in FAWM


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  • @torosintheatmosphere Feb 19

    That's a fair point. I was trying to convey the notion of not wanting the other person's emotional baggage in the first chorus and the second chorus, referring to them giving too much love to the point it is suffocating and not wanting that, but it sounds like that might not have come across like I wanted it to. I take another look at those lyrics. Thanks.

  • @torosintheatmosphere Feb 16

    Thanks for your feedback on my tracks; it was much appreciated.

  • @jaegerin  Feb 14

    Hey Torsten, thanks for commenting on my 'Get Meta'! Great ideas too... willl take those with me post-FAWM.

  • @medievil Feb 12

    Thank you for the nice comments on my track. DJ Shadow on speed sounds about right. 😉

  • @msculli1  Feb 10

    Thanks for listening to Trade. A Pink Floyd reference, wow I am not worthy.

  • @pfaffbrill  Feb 10

    Hey Torsten! Danke für das Feedback. Mit der Rhythmik: Keine Ahnung. Das kommt irgendwie so aus mir raus. 😁

  • @shintai  Feb 10

    Hi Torsten, thanks for your comment on voice of ava and the listening. I appreciate! 😀
    I'm not suprised that the song sounds watery, since it is made out of a watery sound 😝

    Long story short: I made the instruments that sound like synths by just using a very very little snippet of the original sample and let it repeat very very fast. With this technique you can create a saw like sound which I further modulated with some reverb, some distortions and lfo. You can even influence the envelope to make it punchier or more mellow.

    If you have further questions just ask 😀

  • @prsongsmith  Feb 9

    Thank you for pointing out the extra "@" in my FB address! I've fixed that now...

  • @safred Feb 1

    Thanks for the comment! First time here! 😀 Greetings & good luck also 😀

  • @syvelai Feb 1

    Hallo Torsten,
    ich bin sehr gespannt und freue mich, deine Texte zu lesen und Musik zu hören.
    Grüße, Sylvia

  • @pfaffbrill  Feb 1

    Hey Torsten! Danke für den netten Kommentar! Den Illusionisten hab ich rhythmisch einfach nicht besser unter bekommen... 😁 Vielleicht feile ich da nach dem FAWM noch ein wenig dran rum.

  • @danpelgar Feb 1

    Hi! Servus fuer dich auch! Viel spass in fawm!

  • @medievil Jan 31

    Hey, danke für deine Nachricht auf meinem Soundboard. Wünsche dir einen guten Start. 😀

  • @pfaffbrill  Jan 29

    Hi Torsten! Wie schön Dich wieder hier zu sehen! 😀 Ich hoffe auf einen tollen Februar. Viele Grüße, Malte

  • @beat  Jan 27

    Hi Torsten, den Tango habe ich in Notion für iPad geschrieben. Die Software gibt’s auch für Mac und PC, kostet aber erheblich mehr.
    Na dann denn bis Montag.

  • @reklov  Jan 27

    Scheene Griese nooch Leipzsch! 😉

  • @hummingbear  Jan 27

    Good to see you back again! After a rough year, I'm looking forward to FAWM, maybe hearing your hammered dulcimer or duduk??

  • @tootoobee  Jan 25

    Hallo Torsten, ich wünsche Dir einen wunderbar kreativen Februar!

  • @beat  Jan 25

    Ein fröhliches Hallo aus Wien.

  • @ustaknow Jan 22

    Hello! 😀