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Hey, how is FAWM going?

narrative assembly

Hey, how is FAWM going?

I’m glad you asked. Usually, at about this time, I am falling behind and already considering quitting. However, so far things are going really well.

I began with a concept in my head. I wanted to pay homage to my late 70s early 80s musical soundtrack. In particular the music on Fiction and Factory records. That’s basically The Cure, Joy Division, New Order, Cabaret Voltaire, Section 25 and a few others. I came up with a name for the concept ‘Narrative Assembly’ can you see what I did there? And, well, it has been going very well.

I am ahead of schedule and I’ll soon be sharing the music. I must admit, I seem to be having far too much fun for a challenge, reimagining the sound that Martin Hannett and others crafted way back when. So much fun in fact, that I’m off to play some more…

and if you are doing FAWM and want to play along or follow, I am here.

Win some…

… new music on its way and you can get hold of it through your loyal support at Patreon.

Lose some…
… didn’t complete FAWM this year. I wrote twelve new tracks but the challenge requires fourteen and a half, therefore challenge not achieved.

February Album Writing Month begins

It’s February, which means the annual songwriting-a-thon, FAWM. One month, February, in which music types attempt to write 14 songs before the month ends. However, as this is a leap year it is 14.5 songs. How I’ll measure half a song I’m not sure, but if I get that far I probably won’t care.

I managed to come up with the first song today, so off to a good start. FAWM isn’t my primary focus for the month, far from it. I have several projects bubbling away. If you want to be the first to know what is going on, and also get music to keep and download you can become a supporter on my Patreon page. It costs a tiny, tiny amount and will leave you with a nice warm glow.

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Now back to writing the next 13.5 songs…

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