Influences: 2020 Faves: Bad Moves, Joey Pecoraro, Illuminati Hotties, The Beths, Jerskin Fendrix, Hen Ogledd. Ever present: Magnetic Fields, The Radio Dept, Martha, Pavement, Human League, Mogwai, Baths, Trust Fund, Urusei Yatsura / Project A-Ko, Sonic Youth, Ramones, Superchunk
2021! My 14th FAWM. FAWM squared.
Should potentially have a lot of time and very few distractions this February, so it could potentially be a good one. On the other hand nothing has been good lately so it might be a bad one. Only one way to find out...
Vowl Sounds album with @owl, released last April: https://vowlsounds.bandcamp.com/releases
*please feel free to sample, cover, borrow, remix my songs in any way you see fit*
|#1||The White Morph (updated 6th Feb)||
|#2||I Want the World to End||
|#5||Shoot me in my heart @arthurrossi||
|#6||literally no-one: @paulh1237||
|#8||Brighton Pier (Vom Mix) @frenchcricket||
|#9||Mithril Skeleton (with @loveonamixtape, @sph and @dreamscuba) @dreamscuba||
|#10||Waving to the Cosmos @owl||
|#11||Potential Consequences @owl||
|#12||Hear Me Out @zecoop||
|#13||Easy For You To Say @loveonamixtape||
|#16||I Was A Child Model @owl||
|#17||Dorian Gray @frenchcricket||
Glad you liked my "Do Not Delay" 👍
Aw that sucks re work... glad you’ve got something to work with song-wise though - fawm will stand you in good stead to pull something out of the bag that I’m sure will go down well!
Hope you’re doing okay Vom... I’m still working on my round 2 song.
Thank a lot for your comment on "Promise". I hope somebody unfolds that potential. Still noone came for a collab on that song so I think it won't be finished 😏
Thanks for the links to the tape FX vsts! I have Klevgrand's DAW Cassette and while it sounds fine, it sucks the bottom end out of the mix something fierce. And now I realize I could maybe sidestep that with some sends and returns.
Loved your SpinTunes song - really good. Those gang vocal choruses are inspired!
Vom, I didn't get back to you on your joke about Harry Kane on our song Ode to Kane. I appreciated it a lot and enjoyed it, brough back memories of lasagne-gate and the mess up Spurs made of that year... great times! Thanks for all your comments this year!
Hey there’s a though... in a sea of guitars the harp might look like a shark fin!!! (Not sure that’s the best thing lol!!) Agree totally, there’s a great collection of songs there! I’m about half way through between work stuff.
Hey! Just catching up on the listening party in dribs and drabs through today, and just heard your song! Absolutely love it, really answers the brief but in a interesting way, I love the whole 12 months change thing...
Thanks for all the listens this year. I'm a big VV fan, as you probably know, but I never want people to feel that they have to reciprocate. Did you ever see that documentary about Vivian Maier? FAWM seems to be full of Vivian Maiers. Maybe we'll get a Finding Vom Vorton doc one of these days. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=er8-Vq__cRE
Hey thanks so much for your comments - you chose two of my absolute favourites this year! Been a great year for collabs!
Awwww, I think it’s filling the post-fawm slump for me! 9 days is a long time to sit with a song though... long enough to love then loathe it, ha ha!
Hey, dropping by and listening to a few tracks, in readiness for hearing you over at SpinTunes. I know you said the other day you weren’t yet feeling it. I reckon you’ll pull something pretty special out of the bag from what I’ve listened to here.
Thanks, I never wrote a country song before so I was quite proud of that one.
Very nice library, thanks for the head's up
Thanks I'll check that sample pack out
Glad you liked 1010. It was the one I spent most time on I think. I almost never sit down anymore to write a bridge for a song or anything like that. Forgot how much fun that can be 😀
Yeah I think it was a weird FAWM for all of us! We did our best. 😊
Thank YOU for the kind words on "36 Years Dumb" about my FAWM output this year! It's definitely the proudest, I think, I've been of a set of FAWM songs overall, and it's almost entirely due to convincing talented folks like you to collab with me -- which has also led to this being by far the most FUN FAWM I've ever had, too! And thank goodness, lort knows I needed it this year.
🤣 @ampersandman has every right to be mad at me for that one 😁 not only the spin camera that I didn't know was that spinny until I saw the finished product I wasn't about to watch 5 minutes of that LOL, they had to get the audio from that camera and from a seperate file I sent that was coming through one of the mics on the ground that was full of all sorts of feedback. There was some real magic worked on that. @reklove and @complexissimple had a really nice duet going on I had to find something to do LOL.
Thank you so much for your comment on Follow The Water and the mention on the recommendation thread (it was my first time being recommended). The first time I listened to @carleybaer's vocals when we were working on the song I also had tears in my eyes, and I felt very lucky to be able to collaborate with such a talented group.
Thanks Vom. Congrats on reaching the finish line.
Yeah he is...for now.
Tom you bloody hero
You would OF COURSE be welcome if I make a synth group. I always have these ideas at the beginning of FAWM I never get to but this year my goal is to actually do some of those things before next February lol. Hope we find time to collaborate next time. Always love your music. <3
Hey Vom, thanks for all the support! I found out that, like an idiot I've been replying tot your messages in the wrong place. In the comments for the songs instead of here. That has happened to me every year so far 😅 Too bad we didn't get to collab this year. I like your the stuff you did! But who knows maybe the next one right?
I am amazed by your ability to comment so rapidly. Do you get alerts or something? But yes, even the name balance lost is an allusion to the imbalance of spread on my bread
Thanks for checking out "Kill'd By Several Accidents"! It was a fun one to write ... I've uploaded a demo now if you want to hear it! Thanks again!
Thanks so much for your Francis feedback. I've been avoiding difficult subjects for about a year so I totally hear you!
Yeah, no, I think you've got it right, haha. Just like the clouds of hiss emerging from that shiny silver microphone. 😉
Cheers for the comment, Vom! Incidentally, I nabbed the Vowl Sounds album, and it's really soothing the savage beast right now 😁 Excellent work from both of you
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cheers, and thanks for the comments! Been enjoying your tracks!
I never knew about felt picks!!!! They sound like finger picking! So cool... And search EBay for BM800 mic and you'll see the $20 large condenser that Dragondreams and TimFatchen recommended. It's pretty great!
I don't know how to explain the trouble you had playing my file! It's playing on my end, both from my PC and from my phone. I did have to re-up the song to fix a small glitch, and there's the slightest possibility that you clicked on it in the ten seconds in between when I deleted the old file, and when I updated the URL here on FAWM. At any rate-- is it playing for you from the FAWM page now?
Thanks for your comment! Yeah, I wish things had gone a little more as planned this year, but I'm actually really glad to have stumbled across OS, because I think it may allow me to write more intricate arrangements than I've managed to do in the past. The real test will be whether or not I'm able to recreate those arrangements with my limited musical abilities once the time comes to record the 'real' versions. But I'm certainly not above piecing things together from multiple takes, so I'm hopeful that I'll find a way.
Thanks again, Vom!
Hahahahahahahahaha. Glad I could oblige!
Thanks a lot for taking the time to listen and comment on all the songs!
I also wish I had his money 😀
You know I do get the Pet Shop Boys thing. The vocals are reminiscent of Neil Tennant's spoken bits
I once pronounced, with great authority, that the Pet Shop Boys would definitely be a one hit wonder.
That did not age well as a prediction.
Haha - I was commenting on yours as you were commenting on ours!
Dang, time flies! I can hardly believe you reached out to collaborate with me back then. I was a total music-making newbie...and still am to some degree. Anyway, bits of melody never die, to wit:
I wanna go where the marquee knows my name (2012)
My aim is only true when I'm aiming at the truth (2021)
I will just keep recycling myself
Gosh, thanks, I couldn't be more chuffed. (I hope I'm using that word right; I learned it from Thomas the Tank Engine.) There's a weird alchemy in that song, for sure, something very pleasing that seems to arise from nothing. I just repeat three chords over and over (vi, IV, I). Incidentally, I was initially trying to rip off the the little "chorus" I wrote for Champion of Something: I wanna go where the marquee knows my name. I was trying to find that song the other day. I probably have it on my old old laptop, as opposed to my new old laptop
Sounds great! 😀
Hey there! Just checking in to see if the music started any artistic percolation. Hope so but let me know! I’ll be digging in to your music more. Loved the vowl song (but hadn’t commented yet)
I knew you would, that's your template. I see your pattern in this. This is not what FAWM is for.
So, you are welcome to continue for as for how you feel you need to go.
And, derUgo, since you asked, - again.
- I'm looking at yours under the feed, no way to escape your personal, unsafe, unnecessary words to me for what reason? It's not clear, - no, not at all.
Ah, "irrelevant", - so, you had to go ~ that far ~, and therefore invalidate what was otherwise quite fine opinion. Oh well.
- I love discussion, (prima facie)
You like fights? - What that's supposed to do? Pile on effect? What else? Be - helpful?
You think I do anything here, "light hearted" or otherwise, - like hunting things to find "here", and didactically instigate a, "pile on effect"? Virtue signaling?
I am pretty sure the warning you refer to includes what you do, did.
- My intent, music, FAWMing
Maybe if you took the time to get to know me?, - you'd see how relevant several words, any, or as you choose to dissect, can be.
I see you're from the UK. So, possibly you are unaware that not getting someone's point, as clear as it can be, from my "Culture", - does not invalidate it; not even then with your additional "straw man" personalized insult?
Tso, since you *asked, - derUgo.
Your very kind comments are really appreciated. Not to mention energizing! Thank you. ❤️
Thanks for commenting on my forum thread and on Partir!
Update: It is 160bpm. When I wrote that first riff I was certain it was a ripping fast song, and then I wrote the second guitar part, haha. And remember, if it doesn't work for you, no worries and no pressure!
Just realized I didn’t tell you the bpm, so I will get that to you soon
Sent you a song. I am pretty excited about it. 😎
Way, way, way behind on my listening this year, but going to catch up here and wanted to ask if you wanted me to send something your way for a collab. I always love writing with you, so just let me know!
thank you for commenting on Rosie. It is the most thoughtful comment I've ever received here or anywhere! I appreciate you.
Hi Vom, good to see you smashing FAWM as ever!
Next song title: Cocaine Hippo
No worries. We get it and you’re definitely not crazy!
Thanks for your Wanderlust observations. So fun!
Thank you so much for the thoughtful comment on "the Hessians"! I love Bedhead, "Transaction De Nuevo" is another great record of theirs, recorded by Steve Albini, considered their masterpiece– I definitely recommend that as well. I'm looking forward to checking out your songs!
Exactly, it's all about painting a gender with the same brush. We're all individuals, and we express our nature in different ways.
Haha, I like mittens too. I picked that one up from the ever reliable urban dictionary. Thanks for the feedback btw, definitely appreciated and good to know. I will have a jiggle about with the lines to see what fits.
Hey Vom! This is F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!!! I LOVE the rhythm and the energy here, what a catchy tune! Your performance is top-notch! And it is amazing how fast you can manage to create something excellent like this one! Thanks so much for this wonderful song, downloaded and just can´t stop listening to it!
Thanks so much for your generous comment on "Shoot me in my heart". I would look very, very forward to it!
Good ears! Yes, it's a tenor recorder and a melodica.
Hey Vom! I added you as collaborator and upoaded the link. This is really soooooo cool! I love what you made of "country-song", perfect! Great tune and superb singing! downloaded it and simply can´t stop listening to it... Thanks so much!
Thank you for laughing at that "crème de LA crème/vegan" couplet in "Sabrina Says" -- I was unreasonably amused with myself when I wrote that, so glad it made someone else lol! 😄 And thank you for the offer of some drums on it! I put on my big girl pants and finally posted in the Collabs Classified, so I may see if that comes to anything before I both you. 😉
No problem on the order and kudos for your delivery window. It literally just came through the door. Thanks for the bonus gift too!
Appreciate your comment. Thx
Yay we’re so glad!!
Thank you so much for buying our album and helping us spread the word! Hope you enjoy. Will start FAWMing from now! Can’t wait to hear your tunes.
Vom! Thanks for your kind words on "Country-song"! This would be great! 😀
Thanks for the comment - good to see you're still around the traps here. I find myself coming back to 'After the World Has Ended' and 'Dennis' quite often - particularly since they're on Spotify. Looking forward to hearing more from you this month!
The orginal rhythm of the Odd Groves midi drums are probably meant for a much more laid back tempo 😀
When someone says my music is dreamy, that’s all the validation I need. Thank you so much for such a detailed and affirmative take on my little soundtrack. Your words are sincerely appreciated. 🥰
That's my cheapo (<$300) Danelectro "Dead on '67" Hornet reissue that I bought like 12 years ago. Funky little guitar, so glad I never got rid of it. That's a pic I found on the internet but mine is exactly the same, just lots of additional wear.
I vaguely remember hearing the Shellac-Albini connection from some article now. I have not heard them, but that's the story of me and most 90's music, haha
I am guessing that Shellac is a band? Are they from the 90's?
C’mon... What’s the benefit of WFH if you can’t dance?
Hey Vom Vortron, many thanks for your comment on Charlie Went Fishing I appreciate it! Kurtis did an awesome job on it!
Haha yeah it looks the same! Crazy. The music archive is kind of amazing. My 4 embarrassing entries from 2010 and 2011 are still there! Under "backward binoculars." I think I had only been "making music" for like a year at that point, pretty cringy stuff lol.
Hey again brother! Thanks for the kind and perceptive words on ‘Further North’. I will check out your newbie shortly!
You know I haven't look at SongFight in years, has it stayed pretty much the same? I really should head over there again...
Wow ! 14th FAWM ! Thanks for the feedback on my song
Thanks for the comment!
Thank you for the comments on "Strato-FAWMing".
Thanks for listening Out Of This World and for your kind comments. Much appreciated!
Same hat on the drums - I've been using real drum samples and loops as a bit of a crutch for a while now, this was refreshing!
Thanks for commenting on my song! 😀 Happy FAWM!
Haha, the only plasticine characters I'm familiar with are Wallace and Gromit... care to write a song about them? 😉
Thanks so much for your comment and putting my song in the recommended thread!
I adore that kitty !!!
Hey Vom! I wish you a lovely and productive February! Happy FAWMing!
Best of luck to you Mr. Vorton! I can't wait to hear this years' CATalogue.
Happy FAWM squared, Vom. Have a great month.
Thank you! Doing the final mixing and mastering right now, so we may get a little bit of a late start to FAWM, a couple days to recuperate. Hope we find a way to collab again. That was fun!
Hmm I’m a bakewell pudding man myself and I would be indulging my already lockdown growing belly with those to counteract lack of hammock and water melon joins Thai thrills but even the pudding shop is closed 😵. Pies it shall have to be 😂. Bring on the bakewell fat boy
Welcome back, friend! Happy FAWMing.