Monthly Archives: November 2016

Recycling, growth, learning II.

…whereas the main riff in VARJOAALTOJA is also a very short passage from another piece of music, not found in kongano.

I liked the short bit so much that I wanted to base a whole tune around it.

This method is certainly not creating new in the purest sense of the word. But hey, it gets things done. And sometimes it’s refreshing to work while wearing your composers socks.

Recycling, growth, learning.

Two years of kongano has taught me many, many things. For example:

– Write every idea down. “Surely I remember this one.” No, you don’t. Write it down now!
– You don’t have to wear your composers hat when composing. (Not to be taken literally)
– Coffee & muesli are great snacks, but not when mixed together

Words of wisdom.

Above all, I’d say, is recycling: Whether it’s a nice beat, pleasing sounds, some technical idea, state of mind or whatever, I am entitled to use my stuff in a whole new context.

CRANCK is rock music. More indie than heavy but pretty rattling nonetheless. Check it out.

Its A-part is also a part of another tune, located apart from kongano…


Every once in a while a piece of music somehow gets buried in my “all ready”-folder, just to see several other tunes get published before it. It’s not like these songs are worse than others, absolutely not! I love all my children equally.

Sometimes I just forget stuff. Bummer.

Anyway, MAXIMUM SPARKLES was such an unfortunate one.

But it’s here now. Praise the monday!

Nice soloing, dude. Me.

Post-Halloween cooling-off music.

And then we got something that was originally intended to be the Halloween tune of the year, until I decided to make a more appropriate one (see last weeks post).

The scariness in IRON PEACE comes from steel, battles and overall bleak atmosphere. Sword & sorcery, heck yeah, and more like sword & coonskin cap than sword & sandal.

Also three hurrahs for misheard lyrics.