Influences: Bo Hansson, Do Make Say Think, My Bloody Valentine, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, King Crimson, PJ Harvey, Nick Drake, 10cc, Yes, Magma, Lars Hollmer, Motorpsycho, Beach Boys, Radiohead, Teenage Fanclub, Aquaserge, Francoise Hardy, Protomartyr, Moses Sumney
This is my fourth year, I mainly write melancholic indie/psychedelic tunes, with the occasional blippy bloppy electronic skit for variation.
FAWM2016: 20 songs
50/90 2016: 26 songs
FAWM2017: 18 songs
50/90 2017: 20 songs
FAWM2018: 16 songs
50/90 2018: 12 songs
I sing and play guitar, bass, keyboards, omnichord, theremin, autoharps, zither, melodica, clarinet, musical saw, noisy gadgets and then program/fake the things I can't play.
In addition to my soloproject I also play with a couple of bands and projects.
Latest single from my debut album
Our collab is up!
I've marked it as a "Favorite".
If you want to change that then go ahead.
It’s kind of strange to have such a personal priority and balance that with 2 kids and a wife. You are correct, but it’s not impossible. There are times when I need to temper my own agenda with the more important responsibilities. It used to be that I could just do whatever I decided to do....
Oh, and yes a cut capo is the same as a partial. I did do some to the mix, but will do more. I couldn’t figure out the monitoring or the metronome before recording, as I just didn’t have time, but it was fun to get the first attempt out of the way. I also did not have enough time to mix downstairs, as that is right under the bedrooms, so none of it is ideal at the moment....but I’m still having fun with the writing and playing.
Yeah I was consciously being conservative about the mix because I had never mixed on it before. I tend to have too much low-end anyway and I wasn’t sure exactly how the mix would come out on the other side. I’m going to fix it tonight though
Thank you a lot for listening and for your nice comments! Really appreciated!
Thanks for all the listening! I've gone to listen to yours a few times and then remembered that files.fawmers is blocked at work... UGH!
I used the Tapeotronic midi this time. I do have the Mel9, but now that I suddenly have midi, I'm like a kid in a candy store, lol. I like the Mel 9, though, and used it in the David Bowie cover we're doing.
Have you used Harrison Mixbus at all yet? I just recorded a drum track with it and mixed it......wow that’s cool. I wish I would have done it earlier!
Send me a link!
Oh wow, that's really cool. I loved that first album. Anyway I'm sure there's enough room for more than one Sir David Brewster song in the world, the guy invented kaleidoscopes which are cool af, there should be more songs about him!
Oh I’m sorry to hear about the bedridden illness! That’s awful. After another listen through C3 I have some ideas and maybe some lyrics for that one as well.
I’m really glad to hear from you. I’ve been sick too, but just before FAWM and then a return the last 4 days. Yuck. I look forward to listening! Yeah, this fawm has been good and unpredictable but the songs aren’t jumping out, so I’ve been trying to work at starting with whatever I can start with.
Hey there, Just checking in to say hello. How are things for you?
That’s it. Just checking if at least the ideas in b and c sections are something you think is worth fleshing out. I didn’t think of anything for the a section yet.
Were you able to download the file?
Thanks! Theremin noise is probably my voice. Been trying to stick to all acoustic instruments so far 😉
You have m@il now
Yes!!! Please! I would love that!
I came for a listen and NO SONGS YET? Sad emoji
Welcome back and looking forward to hearing some new tunes from you! Thanks for listening and commenting.
Thanks a ton for checking out the surf tune... I do feel like I'm getting better on the drums. It's always a good feeling when I can actually play what I'm hearing in my head. Maybe I'm just being more realistic in my head... 😉
Lyrics done - Do you have an email for me to send the lyrics? then when you have done you can just post as a collab. i wont have tried it for singability so by all mean make any changes you want to im not precious on collabs!
i will send you some lyrics very soon! for the collab challenge cheers
I like your upcoming single! Keep it up m8.
Noted, will update if it works out!
Hey! Looking forward to your contributions to the 4-track songs - they are always fun. I remember enjoying your music in years past, so looking forward to that as well 😀
The next four Elbow faves:
Real Life (Angel) https://youtu.be/ZAQeq0XIu6g
My Sad Captains https://youtu.be/9lAVeeuwRiI
The Bones of You https://youtu.be/-r3Bs_KkP94
I enjoy the fact that they don’t stick to any one formula and especially that the lead singer is a baritone!
I'm gathering mailing addresses for the 4-track challenge. Please email me yours (click through my profile) and I'll get you on the list. Thanks!
Oh yes, I’m all over a collab with you. I’m not planning on doing as many this year, as last year I felt like I overextended myself. But I would love to do one with you. I have a new house to get used to recording in, so no guarantees on the quality but I bet it will be better, really. So good to be chatting with you again!
I’m thinking perhaps something Elbow-ish. Are you a fan of theirs?
Maybe another collab this year?
A pedal you only can get when attending a workshop in norway - now that sounds cool (and the pedal also). Thanks for the link. Someting like a Red Panda Particle?
Hey! I definitely will... FAWM always finds a way! Looking forward to some more transmissions from your well-stocked studio!
You are correct - starting or ending a tape would work, and we did in fact go to Norway last year, I believe. And we had a tape that went Japan-UK-USA, and that was fun. I'd love to get you in this year! 😀
Can't wait to hear your awesome music again... 😀
Hey man 😀 Looking forward to your tunes!
I'm really looking forward o hearing what you come up with this FAWM!!
Perhaps we could do another collab; I really enjoy those!