monopoli

monopoli

from Amsterdam

monopoli's listening history

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
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…
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
I set this up to be like a Madchester/early 90's-track. When I took out the drums in the verse (as an experiment) it suddenly reminded me of the German 60's hit Marmor, stein und Eisen bricht. Those lyrics go like "Marble, stone and iron break…read more
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
9. One big Eurocity The title is nicked from a line in a Tuxedomoon-song. I wanted to have lyrics for this one about travelling and coming across similarities in different cities in Europe. But, alas, no time left. It's an instrumental now.
8. I only want to procrastinate I started recording this on 28 february and added lyrics and vocals two hours before midnight the 29th. It's my favourite now though it's kinda dumb. I started with a drumrythm from a crappy Yamaha Portasound keyboard…
7. Lights speeding home The lyrics are kinda cliché. I like the tune itself. I tried to make a song similar to Femme Fatale or I'll be your Mirror by the Velvet Underground but it's nothing like that. I though it had a driving-at-night-atmosphere…
6. Underachievers Anonymous More nonsense lyrics. I quite like the tune though and the vocals are also acceptable for a change.
5. The lost generation As if the last one wasn't miserable enough. This lyric is about "the lost generation"; the generation that came right after the babyboom-generation and was more or less written of by the babyboomers in the eighties when…