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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
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Another unintentional instrumental. I quite like this as a track though it doesn't really go anywhere.
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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.
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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.
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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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Made for the 2015 RPM Challenge
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Made for the 2015 RPM Challenge
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Made for the 2015 RPM Challenge
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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
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Another unintentional instrumental. I quite like this as a track though it doesn't really go anywhere.
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Made for the 2015 RPM Challenge
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Nice song!

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Made for the 2015 RPM Challenge
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plamy said

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

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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
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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!’

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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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Brett Warren said

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

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

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

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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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