Vom Vorton 21


Matlock DE4 UK   Jan 2007


Artist Bio

Influences:   baths, magnetic fields, pet shop boys, the ballet

2018 - no real plans! Hopefully going to have some fun.

I released a new synthpop album at the end of last year: https://vomvorton.bandcamp.com/album/...

Songs (21)


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  • @chrishope  Apr 4

    you are very kind to indulge my shameless scrounge for a comment x

  • @sunnymae  Mar 31

    Hey Vom
    Thanks for listening to my tune Breathe and calling it one take gold! That is the nicest compliment. Wishing you happy rewrites and new writes until we meet again...

  • @metalfoot  Mar 30

    Thanks for the listen and kind words on backwards curling! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @persaab Mar 29

    Thank you for your comments on โ€Beam Subway Riderโ€.

  • @guatecoop  Mar 22

    So, how about a collab next year? I am really into what you do. Your perspective seems to be complementary to mine...I really like what you do.

  • @guatecoop  Mar 22

    Hey there....
    Thank you for your comments! I am just getting around to commenting on what I want to comment on....I'm looking forward to hearing what you have created this year.

  • @circle Mar 22

    Hi! Thanks for all your comments, especially the last one. I sometimes am not that confident about what I'm doing and wonder if anybody will really like or get it, so I really appreciate it. I'll make sure to look out for you next year!

  • @balancelost  Mar 19

    This is what happens when @girlsinuniform gets drunk and I let him use my computer. At 2am that pretty much seemed like the funniest thing that ever existed. The things that boy can do with the MS Paint.

  • @mauramer Mar 19

    Thank you so much for listening and for your kind words! I'll have to check out Low. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @ggallagher Mar 17

    Thanks for your feedback on outdoor cats. I played it live for the first time Tuesday night and had a friend come up onstage and play the cat keyboard solo. Then one of the bartenders gave me this hella creepy childโ€™s toy that makes weird sound effects that you can play music thru (aux input) themed after some doctor cartoon. Itโ€™s the weirdest thing, so so far playing the song live generates more creepy childrenโ€™s instruments...itโ€™s a very weird manifestation power ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @sci Mar 16

    RE: just intonation album: oh yeah I'm absolutely interested! thanks for the link!
    and thanks for taking the time to comment on my tunes!

  • @piney  Mar 15

    Thanks for your listens. I don't know anything really about musix theory so no worries ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @zecoop  Mar 15

    @piney is going to have a go at "Joyous"... I have to redo the acoustics for timing but I really like how it turned out.

    I have a ton to catch up on with you! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @balancelost  Mar 15

    Ah yes, Destiny, that was where I lost my shirt, at one of their "ironic" beach parties.
    And you're welcome! I still have a buttload of reciprocating and listening to do so I think I'll be around here for a while yet. Then I can head over to SongFight to tell people what I *really* think ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @pfoo  Mar 10

    Thanks for your comment about the synth sound on "Can I Play With U?". I've had the MS20 for a year now - it can do so much, it's a bit overwhelming. But really fun, too!

  • @kevinreid  Mar 10

    Thanks for such thoughtful comments on two of my songs. I appreciate you taking the time to check them out!

  • @bearclawbill Mar 8

    Hey, I gotta hear "Oh Boy!" And you should check out "Kid From St. Louis" on my page, it's a jazz song about a certain actor we're both a big fan of! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @rainchaser  Mar 7

    I really liked, and really appreciated your comment and listen on our song. I thought the chord change to Fm to C was the only way to resolve the Dm and G progression. I'm glad it went well and was effective for the lyric line. I'm also glad we were able to turnout that retro vibe for the song as well.

  • @marvsmooth  Mar 6

    Thank you for the kind words about โ€œTape Two Song 1โ€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @judypie  Mar 5

    Thanks so much Vom (is that your name, i don't know)! Such a lovely comment to read ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @wacha  Mar 5

    Thank you for your kind words on "Quilted Heart".

  • @songsville  Mar 5

    Woah! Never mind ultraFAWMing, I've just been ultra-commented! I am very touched by your generous and insightful comments, thanks a million ... I was a bit disenchanted but you have perked me up again and I have been writing some new stuff today ...

  • @sph  Mar 5

    Thanks for listening to my guitar duo tune. I have to admit that the idea existed for quite some time but only now got recorded. Should have used another guitar for either the melody or the chords because this way the two channels sound much too similar

  • @wobbiewobbit  Mar 4

    thanks vom ๐Ÿ˜€ I found out what the song is that I meant.. my chemical romance - black parade, I don't know if mine is different "enough" I know overall as a song it is and they do go elsewhere with their melody. ?

  • @lanasolyluna Mar 2

    Thanks for your comments! You said Twin Peaks someone recently on SoundCloud said I reminded them of Julee Cruise. Funny thing is Iโ€™ve never actually watched Twin Peaks. I know, I know Iโ€™m more music/yoga girl so I donโ€™t watch a lot of tv and movies. Still think itโ€™s a very cool comparison. I actually was going for PJ Harvey and Nancy Sinatra but Iโ€™ll take Twin Peaks ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @mishykatz  Mar 2

    Thank you so much for listening to Dream Machine! Much appreciated!

  • @circle Mar 1

    Hi, thanks a lot for your comments! I'll make sure to return the favour soon. I really laughed at you comparing Am I Still Dreaming to The Radio Dept., because I absolutely had them in mind when I was coming up with the chord progression and I realised that I sort of nicked the chords from their song The Video Dept. Good ear!

  • @adforperu  Feb 28

    Dude, arranging postal admin mid-FAWM is worthy, don't worry. And oh splendid, vowl collabs are my favourite ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @adforperu  Feb 28

    People misinterpret sounds in my songs sometimes and it's fine, I let it pass. However it is my duty to tell you that it was a bass solo. A BASS SOLO.
    (Also, congrats on the massive win, I have some listening catching up to do after yesterday's vom influx)

  • @santadharma Feb 28

    Unfortunately, the cat died too we think ๐Ÿ˜ž

  • @fourtracktape Feb 28

    Fixed the liner notes... ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @mdavisto  Feb 28

    Thanks for the comment, man. Love the lighter. Looks like lighter gifs are now a thing on this track ... let's see ...

  • @fourtracktape Feb 27

    Oh yeahhhh..... ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @zecoop  Feb 27

    Hey look... another watchlister that dropped off my watchlist! Added back. FAWM... gotta watch it all the time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Congrats on the win!

  • @chezwizboy Feb 27

    Thanks for your comment Vom. I'd never heard of a flugle-bone either until I got one recently!

  • @zecoop  Feb 26

    Ha... I didn't way WHERE they were going in that black camaro. Could be to a heist! Shhhhhhh. Don't tell anyone. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @mungus  Feb 26

    Hey! Haha, yeah, it's all me, but there is one section I really, really struggled with, but I only needed to record me getting it right once! Haha, the rest was just glueing the repeats up together. If I was a higher-level Digital mage I'd have known a way to hide the rest of the mistakes littered across the track haha - I tend to cram lots of instrumentation atop those parts to cover em up!

    I may revisit that track and once it has Vocals I may rearrange the track a bit?

  • @adforperu  Feb 25

    I didn't even deserve a response after writing "who's is", urgh.

  • @loveonamixtape  Feb 25

    Oh shoot, don't know how I missed that! Sorry @frenchcricket for not clearly attributing proper credit on the rap! I edited my comment on the song. But @vomvorton I'd be all about some chip-hop, though.

  • @rayboneor  Feb 25

    Hey...I appreciate the comments, as always. I checked out a few Superchunk tunes and I like them okay. It's totally my kind of thing, but I think the songs would be more interesting melodically if VV were in the band. Those guys must be my age, so I'm astonished I've never heard their stuff before. They're playing a club in Portland tomorrow. I bet they would be great live

  • @benbarden Feb 25

    Hey, thank you for commenting on "Clouds" ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @eargoggle  Feb 25

    Thanks for your comment on my uke overture song...actually was very validating because I had the same exact thought when I listened back to it. Of course I played it on uke because that's all I have with me at the moment, but then hearing it I like the vibe of it through the first part and thought maybe it could start like that and then have more come in later. So, thanks!

  • @mungus  Feb 22

    Hey man, I appreciate you giving BirdFeeder a really good listen! Comments were so positive and have spurred me on.

    Yeah, a glitchy beat was next on my to-do list with that track, I tried it and it didn't come together as well as I'd like - shame, cause glitchy beats are my favourite!

  • @repsurepa Feb 2018

    Thank you so much for listening and for your comments! : )

  • @anonymouse Feb 2018

    i'm guessing its the acoustic guitar that does the dah-da-da tolling (@2osecs)? or bass?

    Uke sounds great.

  • @thelowestbitter  Feb 2018

    Both the new Daphne & Celeste singles are fantastic! Iโ€™m this close ๐Ÿ‘Œ to preordering the vinyl. Who am I kidding Iโ€™m getting it as soon as I post this comment.

    Whatโ€™s interesting about this time around is theyโ€™ve been embraced by the indie/DIY lot. Alcopop are putting on their London show and the gig theyโ€™re playing in Leicester has Colour Me Wednesday and Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam supporting, which is some ๐Ÿ”ฅ lineup. Good to see theyโ€™re not just hitting the Freshers Weeks as a novelty act!

  • @owl  Feb 2018

    Oh my god I wish I had witnessed the rap battle versus a small child, that is amazing!!! Is it too late to somehow incorporate a freestyle rap battle into my sad little folk song?! I will have to think about it, I'm sure it's an idea worth pursuing.

    No stylophone on any songs this year YET! I have to find where I put it (also gating factor for a lot of recordings this year has been having to stop making noise because it's late at night and that thing doesn't help). All the synths on the jellyfish song were virtual ones from Arturia Analog Lab 2.

  • @balancelost  Feb 2018

    Haha, nothing like a good old indecipherable lyric. I thought about calling it "the hours we fill" but decided against it.

  • @rayboneor  Feb 2018

    Thanks so much for the listen--totally above and beyond. Cigarettes After Sex was totally the inspiration for that lyric. I was listening to a beautiful song of theirs, I can't recall the name, and I thought, why not cigarettes before sex and there isn't any sex? That was enough for me. Thanks again for the encouraging words. You're keeping to your always high standards this year

  • @frey Feb 2018

    Thanks for the comment on "Reheating Tea" I liked what you said about the kazoo ๐Ÿ˜ I was trying to do a horn-jazzy-type thing, actually

  • @fonte  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your kind comment on 'fruit' - yeah I didn't intend to go for that band intro thing but it just seemed to happen as I jammed it out!

  • @anonymouse Feb 2018

    That's a pain. Hope you recover soon

    But sometimes cold-vocs are good - extra expressive of a sort!

  • @rayboneor  Feb 2018

    Thanks for listening to Straight Back to Bed. I hope you had part of your soul in a horcrux. I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to make that song substantially better than the version that you heard. It turns out that it helps to listen to what you're playing and give it some thought. Maybe there's hope for me. Thanks again

  • @rops Feb 2018

    Thanks for the comment! Went over to songfight and listened back on your tracks. Really good stuff. Hope you win this week!

  • @mardeycranbleson  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your comments! Yes I thought about adding the badassriff song but when I was in that thread I didn't know if it was badass enough after hearing all the rest of them - I may try this again and see if I can get something badasser.

  • @phlecksy  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the comment on Vocoder Homer, Vom ๐Ÿ˜€.
    The truth is I just picked the poem because I had another track with a poem set to music (much better one I think) but I can't upload it because the poem's still in copyright. So I just remember one line of this one from school, and googled it to find the rest. Some nice words though, I think.

  • @rayboneor  Feb 2018

    Thanks Vom, maybe I should have pointed out that "all those little things..." comes directly from Always on My Mind ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @anonymouse Feb 2018

    Thanks for the comment vom ๐Ÿ˜€
    It's not exaggeration, I am really having a terrible time recording ๐Ÿ˜

  • @shortdan  Feb 2018

    I've been watching them for a good while now - that seems a standard kind of sale price these days. Yours was probably a very good investment by the sounds of it!

  • @shortdan  Feb 2018

    It's an OM27 that I'm watching too ( http://r.ebay.com/HVSvpO ). Can't see me getting any change from ยฃ250.00. Wouldn't be so bad but I don't think there's any guarantee it's fully functioning. If it was Sheffield and not Leeds I'd go and see if I could have a look first! It's in a BHF charity shop by the looks of it.

  • @shortdan  Feb 2018

    Do I remember you saying in a past FAWM that you've got an Omnichord? I'm just eyeing one up on eBay at the moment! They go for quite a price these days if they work.

  • @oblivionratula  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your listen/comment on "Broken Down In Fargo" last week. Sorry it's taken so long to say so - life got away from me for a bit there. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Need to get back to FAWM commenting AND songwriting. I'm glad you liked the guitar/synth combo - there should definitely be a bit more of that coming from me. Cheers!

  • @lanasolyluna Feb 2018

    Thank you and thanks for the comparison to Casiokids. They do some cool stuff!

  • @frenchcricket Feb 2018

    Thanks! I added some Lowest Bitter esque context notes in the liners

  • @captainvulpine  Feb 2018

    I'll be your rock hands if you be my incredible melting man!

  • @piney  Feb 2018

    Oh that's funny! Good idea ๐Ÿ˜€

  • @santadharma Feb 2018

    Thanks so much for your comments and encouragement!

  • @beepbeepmeow Feb 2018

    Thank you for your thoughtful and encouraging commentsโ€”I do have a minimal style and itโ€™s really validating that you can see those qualities in my music. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • @beepbeepmeow Feb 2018

    Thank you for your thoughtful and encouraging commentsโ€”I do have a minimal style and itโ€™s really validating that you can see those qualities in my music. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • @spirulence  Feb 2018

    Would you be up for me remixing and performing lyrics on top of Arporchestra? I have some cool ideas in the pipe.

  • @seemanski  Feb 2018

    Ooooo no, how have the charity shops managed to stay in business. ๐Ÿ˜

  • @seemanski  Feb 2018

    Forgot to ask, you still hit the charity shops at lunch? I have moved onto music streaming services, still miss those days of buying a CD from charity shop, ripping it, then giving it to another one.

  • @eargoggle  Feb 2018

    Whoa! That's so cool you saw that Quietus review....ha! Maybe next year they will review my cassette release of my Fawm songs from 2018....

  • @lieke Feb 2018

    Hey ya, yes that's what I mean, very analogue, tick-tack, for 6 minutes! Drives you nuts I can tell! And the first time I was a little too drunk, so I had to do it over the next day. Pfff, patience is a virtue right?

  • @shortdan  Feb 2018

    Thank you! It's very exciting / terrifying. Ha!

  • @ferry0123 Feb 2018

    Thanks for checking out my songs!

  • @xfloorpunchx Feb 2018

    Thank you so much for your comment. I'm uplifted by it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @ayehahmur  Feb 2018

    Many thanks, man, Much appreciated.

  • @jodv  Feb 2018

    Thanks for zongbusting "Bitch in The Middle" ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope you can get some inspiration from Titular as well. Just keep clicking reload until something jumps out!

  • @whispermouse  Feb 2018

    Thanks for listening! The wonderful sound of that octave mandolin has a lot more to do with the maker than the player, in this case. It helps to have beautiful-sounding instruments.

  • @lanasolyluna Feb 2018

    Thank you <3 Going to come back and listen to your songs tomorrow because I've been meaning to and my head is late-night mush.

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 2018

    Cheers Mr Vom for your comments. Yeah had lots of exhausting fun with "everything"

  • @wacha  Feb 2018

    Thanks for checking out "Start Again", I'm glad my intentions were able to come through on the song.

  • @kalinasilverman Feb 2018

    Hi, thanks for your kind comment on "Half a Dream." Hope your week is off to a great start!

  • @nuerdetjuligen  Feb 2018

    VV! So happy to see you rocking in this free world. Best of Luck Magic to you. Not that you need it.

  • @seemanski  Feb 2018

    Oh dear, I think you could do it. Although I would expect you to change the name to Valfour Vetty ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • @seemanski  Feb 2018

    Hey, glad to be back. Got a little recording space now in my loft ๐Ÿ˜€. How have you been keeping? It's been far too long. You still at balfours?

  • @timothybracken Feb 2018

    Vom! Thank you for the listen, as always. Love and appreciate your feedback...I'm a sucker for 80s alternative sounding stuff so it's nice to break out some fun synth sounds again. It's been too long since I have!

  • @tobermory  Feb 2018

    Of course it is, I remember this album! Yeah, a couple of songs??? If I moved house like a regular human I'd be able to make noise

  • @tobermory  Feb 2018

    Vom: EXQUISITE avatar young man x

  • @kissinginpublic  Jan 2018

    Hello! Good to see you back for another year ๐Ÿ˜

  • @klaus  Jan 2018

    Hi Vommy. Nice to see you.

  • @owl  Jan 2018

    Hello it is almost February!!!! (I'm not ready!!!!!!) But if we don't manage at least one collab this FAWM I will be sorely disappointed!

  • @odilongreen  Jan 2018

    Hey there. Fun is good. And as a synthpop fan (and a fan of your music), I'm downloading your Hundreds of Zeroes album right now to listen to on my next weekend walk.

  • @miltz  Jan 2018

    Have a good FAWM, Vom Vorton.

  • @arthurrossi Jan 2018

    Hey Tom! Have a productive and lovely FAWM!

  • @acousticmaddie  Jan 2018

    Hi Mate! I wish for you a happy fawm/M

  • @karlsburg25  Jan 2018

    Alright there fellow peak districter. I am firmly back on peak ground this year , although may be not involved fully due to life sorting needs. Loooking forward to your matlock produce though

  • @tcelliott  Jan 2018

    Good to see you about, Mr Vorton!

  • @max  Jan 2018