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@atitlan
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atitlan

I've taken a year away from FAWM and 50/90, but am hoping to take part in 50/90 again this year. Not sure whether I've got any lyrics in me, but I guess we'll see when I try to come up with something.

As usual I'll be using a mix of samples and synth plug-ins all nicely directed from Studio One.

01/08 - So, one month in and it seems that I have got some lyrics after all and have been more productive that I expected. Not happy with my voice at the moment, out of practice after over a year away. But it seems to slowly be coming back. Still struggling with pitch and especially with held notes.

01/09 - Made it to 21 and should be able to get to 25 by the end of 50/90 - a half marathon will do fine and is more than I expected. Not sure whether I'll get anything new over the next week as work has got busy. Should be back for the last couple of weeks to get the 25.

10/09 - So into the final phase of this year's 50/90. I should be free from weekend working over the remaining weekends of September, which means that getting 25 should be guaranteed and then it's a case of how many beyond that I can go.

20/09 - Getting a bit annoyed at myself. Had plenty of time over the last few days to get some more songs done and found myself languishing in a hell of zero lyrical inspiration. Hopefully, before the end of the month, it will pass in time to develop the part-done tracks I have waiting.

Songs (28):

[avatar] Stars of a Different Sky by @atitlan 2
[avatar] And When the Darkness Falls by @atitlan 4
[avatar] All of These Goodbyes by @atitlan 3
[avatar] Bury a King by @atitlan #experimental #spoken-word #processed-vocal #letting-the-weirdness-in 3
[avatar] Is This Living? by @atitlan 4
[avatar] Unite (If We Could Only See) by @atitlan 3
[avatar] Every End is a Beginning by @atitlan 2
[avatar] Disintegration by @atitlan 1
[avatar] Sidewinder by @atitlan #instrumental 5
[avatar] Kate and Debbie by @atitlan #namesong #nostalgia #listsong 3
[avatar] Home is not a Haven by @atitlan 3
[avatar] Temptation by @atitlan #synthpop 6
[avatar] Unloved Plugins Come Out to Play by @atitlan #instrumental #lonelygear #short 2
[avatar] October Skies by @atitlan 2
[avatar] Shake That Tree by @atitlan 2
[avatar] Helena Said by @atitlan #namesong 3
[avatar] Transparent by @atitlan 3
[avatar] Rushing Around by @atitlan #instrumental 2
[avatar] Olivia by @atitlan #synth #namesong 3
[avatar] Now is the Only Time by @atitlan 4
[avatar] The Dark Angel by @atitlan 3
[avatar] Still Waiting by @atitlan #synth #canonsong 4
[avatar] England by @atitlan 6
[avatar] Who's the Lady with the Lamp? by @atitlan 8
[avatar] The Bad Stuff by @atitlan 5
[avatar] Step Outside by @atitlan #synthpop 6
[avatar] Androgyny by @atitlan #synthpop 6
[avatar] Everybody Wants to Go to Mars by @atitlan 9

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Ta for the comment on Transformation. Yeah, my most recent stuff is very definitely four parts of the same suite. I've been reading a bunch of esoteric literature recently and those pieces have been me processing some of the concepts discussed. Fascinating stuff: shamanism, anti-structure, rites of passage. All grist to the mill!

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@brisk

Thanks for the nice comment on Long, Long Time - I really appreciate it.

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Thank you for your generous comments on Bye, Bye, Prima Donna. You got exactly what I was going for in the lyrics and I loved the way Cheslain interpreted them. Thank you!

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That sounds like it might be a fun experiment! They were pretty synth-pop for the first few albums and then started changing it up, I guess I'm mostly thinking of the album Holiday with that comparison which is one of my favourites!

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My whale friends and I wanna say thank you for listening to our song! <3

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Thank you for the Candy Apple Red love. The VW part is my favorite!

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Oh yes! I thought that was a clavinet but was confused by the synth mention. I’m much more of a clavinet sound…

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Thanks for the “Cool” comment on “Cold As Ice,” :)

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on 'Be Alive'!

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Thanks for checking out my strange new song. I do recommended Strange New Worlds when you get a chance to watch. It has that TOS vibe to it that I personally find very appealing.

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thanks for your comment on i have no will. i listened to it and you are right, that intro sounds a lot like the intro to the end.

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Hello! Delighted you're here-really enjoyed both your songs so far this 50/90!

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Good to see you back, sir! Happy 50/90-ing!