Trajan (on hearthis.at)

Embedding from Hearthis.at is very simple – just paste the link on a new line and don’t make it a link.

This is a new track on Hearthis.at – I usually post on Soundcloud, but also interested to try other platforms. Hearthis.at in its free version only accepts mp3’s. Otherwise it is basically the same as soundcloud.

Trajan = 118 BPM.

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New music August – October 2019

After Upgrading from 7 to 10 of the you know which operating system, I had and still have some ‘compatibility’ issues, with the music hard- and software that I used for years in 7, without any real problem. Here are some recent tracks I managed to extract from the machine in 10. Probably some moons will pass before I can get back to my usual workflow, where the oddities of the software and PC don’t interfere with the plain musicmaking.

Comments welcome, here & on soundcloud.

Instrumental featuring the violin – picture is from lake Vrana on the Croatian island Cres.


A song for the bimonthly( or so ) songwriting challenge on the Songwriter Forum Kitchen. The them was ‘ghost related’, in the broadest sense.


A short instrumental – to test a new installation of the PC.


Login – a song inspired by ‘computerproblems’
Login or retrieve
No machine can hold you down
The word is, I believe:
“We are the city,
We can make that sound!”

Login or release
and if trust is so denied
Blind & blunt
The whistle blows
And the pale rider’s coming close.

Login your heart, I know
Login to time, that’s here & real.

An instrumental, mostly Synthmaster One (KV331), acoustic guitar and some Halion. Some of the plugins and settings were not stable during the making of this, I found out that my motherboard is actually not well equipped to run 10. I am not sure how this exactly effects my Cubase setup, but I guess I will have to continue tweaking the DAW and hardware.

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Trio Gig – Unlooped

I bought a CD this summer in Split – Trio Gig – Unlooped (Croatia records 2016). The name doesn’t suggest it, but the album gives subtle classical oriented yet modern music for piano, soprano and tenor saxophone. One of the compositions is from Mirela Ivičević https://cargocollective.com/mirelaivicevic/Works – called Growing 3 – 2007. You can hear it here if you are on Tidal – https://listen.tidal.com/album/81816262

and here if you are a Soundcloud user

The only criticism I’d give is about the album booklet: The Croatian text is in pristine black lettering but the English translation unfortunately in a light silly green, quite unreadable.

If you happen to be in Split, be sure to visit
https://www.total-croatia-news.com/item/13606-where-are-you-buying-music-in-split – Croatia Records Music Shop: at Narodni Trg 11 quite near the famous Palace of Diocletianus (Diocletian’s Palace).

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Tomcat on the doorstep

This is an instrumental, funk-based, inspired by the open sound of Steely Dan.
Also on Bandcamp

and (in a slightly different version) on youtube

ISRC NL-1BH -19-00011

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Doggerland

with vocals from https://soundcloud.com/markjbennett

Earlier version discussed at the Songwriter Forum Kitchen

Doggerland

I have been waiting
for the rain to come.
The land was drying,
under the heavy sun.

Doggerland’s sinking
into the sea,
up on trial is infinity
Doggerland’s sinking
going so deep,
under the tide
from which time can leap.

But now it is raining
and the sky will fall
I didn’t heed that
final stormwatch’s call

Doggerland’s sinking
into the sea,
up on trial is infinity
Doggerland’s sinking
under the tide
going so deep
from which time can’t hide.

I have been waiting
for you to change your mind –
You should be wiser,
how could you be so blind?

Doggerland’s waiting
to tell its tale
whatever we do
the tide prevails…

So here is tomorrow
there goes today:
Watch it unfold
I should be on my way.

Playing blindman’s bluff
in a hall of mirrors,
in the winter cold.
Where is the land
where is the ground
that we can hold?

I’ll keep searching
for Doggerland

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Early signs (instrumentals) – album on Bandcamp

 

Recorded, mixed and mastered @home  in 2019, 5 instrumentals.

 

 

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Into the dunes

 

Lyrics by Donna Devine

 

V1
We’re so many miles and a world-view apart
But listening to my hammering heart
It tells me to leap … to take a chance
On tomorrow

Chorus
I’m going to follow you Into the dunes
Of your ever-shifting mind
Follow you faithfully into the ruins
You always leave behind
Follow you, follow you, follow you
Into the dunes

V2
I’ll never again try to fetter your wings
For life only offers us so many things
It tells me to leap … that Time’s not a coin
I can borrow

Chorus
I’m going to follow you into the dunes
Of your ever-shifting mind
Follow you faithfully into the ruins
You always leave behind
Follow you, follow you, follow you
Into the dunes

Bridge
So drive the nails into my palms
Or sing your ambiguous barbed-wire songs
Whether I laugh or whether I weep
I made the choice, I’m yours to keep

Chorus
I’m going to follow you into the dunes
Of your ever-shifting mind
Follow you faithfully into the ruins
You always leave behind
Follow you, follow you, follow you
Into the dunes

Outro
Into the movable feast of your mind
Into the ruins you leave behind
I’ll follow you, follow you, follow you
Into the dunes

 

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