The fourteen tracks in this collection were all composed and (with one exception) recorded from scratch, between 1st-28th February 2013 for that year's FAWM (February Album Writing Month) challenge. (The exception is the version of "An Anniversary Song" included here - whilst the song was written and submitted (demo 1) on the 26th February, the version here is the more "polished" second demo, recorded on 1st March as a present to my wife for our wedding anniversary the following day.)
These demos are presented here more or less in the state in which they were uploaded during the challenge period, and have not been reworked, nor have any parts been re-recorded. Considering that each song was written and recorded over an average period of two days... well, the listener can work out for themselves what this may mean!
That said, I have remixed and generally "buffed up" all the demos for this release, so they should sound generally better than the rough mixes I uploaded to the FAWM site during the challenge itself.
All the demos here were recorded mostly (and in many cases, entirely) on an iPhone 4S using the Garageband and Multitrack DAW apps (plus various instrument apps as well), with only occasional synth overdubs and mixing/mastering taking place in Logic Pro on a Mac.
I may well return to some of these songs at a later date to re-work or re-record them, but for now, here are my submissions for FAWM 2013, just as I presented them...
(If you enjoy the album, please consider giving me something for it... not least because it will increase the chances of me being able to spend more time/effort/etc on the next project - many thanks!)
released March 4, 2013
Produced by T.A. Walker for Sidingsound Productions
Guitars, guitalele, guitar/keyboard/touch synths, ukulele, percussion, programming, piano, voices, vocoder - T.A. Walker
All songs written by T.A. Walker during FAWM (February Album Writing Month) 2013
Recorded and programmed by Tim on an iPhone 4S and iPod Touch (with additional synth overdubs in Logic Pro) between 1-28 February 2013
Apps (software) used: Garageband, Multitrack DAW, FunkBox, Sunrizer XS, JamUp Pro XT, Audiobus, TASCAM PCM Recorder
Extra recording and mixing by T.A. Walker @ Sidingsound, England - spring 2013 Cover photo by tim
Thanks to my family (mainly for patience), my fellow FAWM'ers and listeners, and you
Play with consideration
For Joy and Naomi xxx