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The idea of this was to combine Otis Redding's Sitting on the Dock of Bay with the perspective of a refugee (or of myself as a refugee) sitting in some port trying to flee to a better life. Though not all lines are perfect I'm quite happy with…read more
Another unintentional instrumental. I quite like this as a track though it doesn't really go anywhere.
I had a vague idea to write a lyric about Julian Assange's daily life in the Ecuadorian Embassy; no sun, being confined to a small office-space... I didn't get round to it so I added some lame Mellotron (IK Sampletron) parts and called it finished.
The lyrics are pretty bad and I had to record the second guitar through an ampsim late in the evening of the 28th. So I rerecorded that part in march and changed the drums slightly. This is where the record starts to fall apart a bit.
Midlife crisis? I'm not going to reflect too much on these lyrics. It might be interesting to myself to hear again 5 or 10 years from now. I used a guitarnoise with a EH Graphic Fuzz and Hardwire RV-7 with a reverse reverb (I used this too in…
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The first track I had lyrics and vocal for and the track that set the tone and the direction for the rest of the album for me. The lyrics were directly inspired by the situation in Syria and in general my disgust for authoritarians on the march…read more
1.Afsluitdijk ...is a Dutch word and it's the name of the dam/road going from the province Friesland to North-Holland (and Amsterdam) The lyrics are about a 15-year old boy who feels so trapped in the boring Frisian town he's living in that he…read more
Here the idea was that I was going to write from the viewpoint of someone who is paralyzed from the neck down and can through technology only watch other peoples life but not participate. It turned out a bit more general and ambiguous than that.
The Dutch painter Mondrian was apparantly a fervent dancer to Boogie Woogie and that image stuck because he seems such a stiff guy otherwise. So I thought that would make a funny subject for a dance-tune. Normally I wouldn't make a song about…read more
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Made for the 2015 RPM Challenge
Guest said

Nice song!

Made for the 2015 RPM Challenge
plamy said

Fun track – energetic and feels like there’s a lot going on (which suits your track’s title!).

I had programmed a drumtrack based on Can's Vitamin C at the end of january in preparation for RPM. Last week I read that the drummer Jaki Liebzeit died the 22th of january. The other idea was to stay on one chord for a long time and use reverb…read more
Brett Warren said

Great groove to this one. Really hypnotic. Took me ‘til about 2 minute mark before I was like, 'wait! damn, this is good!’

Midlife crisis? I'm not going to reflect too much on these lyrics. It might be interesting to myself to hear again 5 or 10 years from now. I used a guitarnoise with a EH Graphic Fuzz and Hardwire RV-7 with a reverse reverb (I used this too in…
Brett Warren said

I like the interplay of the bass and acoustic. Really nice.

Another unintentional instrumental. I quite like this as a track though it doesn't really go anywhere.
Brett Warren said

Drifts beautifully. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with some easy listening sometimes!

Monopoli is the still quite virtual label for anything that gets recorded by Erik Verkoyen.
These are mostly RPM records (http://www.rpmchallenge.com/) and instrumental tunes for special projects.



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