#145 WGWGSA SOLVES APLM - LIGHT A FIRE (OTTER REMIX BY MATTIR). mattir is the second german that i’ve had the pleasure of working with, and also the only german (so far) in our merry little group of musicians. why that fact is important, i don’t know. haha.
i really like what he did to the song. this is a very polished remix, considering the fact that he’s not used to working with vocals. hope you guys enjoy it!
my first ever EP (recorded under my previous alias) is free to download, starting now until the end of 2011. the Katipunera EP is usually priced at $7, but i’ve set it to a name-your-price deal for now. just enter “0” and you can get it for free!
of course, you can always donate a few dollars to stuff my christmas stocking (i do need a mic stand and new guitar strings)… but you don’t have to. <3 i’m happy just to share the music with you.
#144 ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU (COVER). merry christmas, sillyheads! this is one of several old covers that i uploaded and collected into a small EP of sorts, called “A Merry Little” (downloadable at my secondary Soundcloud). all of the songs were one shot recordings, so don’t be surprised if there are starts, stops, mistakes, mispronunciations, and all that jazz. anyway, it’s the thought that counts… right?
#143 CLOSER (ACROSS OCEANS). when HH and i started working together again, it took a couple of starts and stops before we got the chemistry back — at least i think so. it’s not so much about the speed at which we produce new music, as it is about just instinctively knowing what the other person is trying to telegraph with his or her initial WIPs or additions thereof.
"Exclusion" took a long time to finish, because at that point in time AO felt like a tentative partnership — a hiatus after one song doesn’t do much for my confidence. "Bad" was an old song that we wrote before we parted ways, so it doesn’t really count. This song — "Closer" — is the first effortless composition we’ve made since we came back; and out of all three new songs, it comes the closest to approximating that initial spark of realization (that we’re a great songwriting team) that rose from producing "Vacillate." i’m really happy with it.
so far the response to our music has been favorable (which we are grateful for from the bottom of our hearts), which led us to decide to release an EP early next year. wait for it, yeah? 2012 is going to be awesome.