Chaman Dream

My first Wikiloops collaboration for 2021, masterfully mixed by OliVBee:

As always, merci & danke & thanks to my friends at the ‘loops, and thank you for listening.

Last and first portraits, and a radio show

The last portrait I took in 2020 was this one:

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Tuna on the table, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2020
last portrait of the year 2020

And while I’m writing this, I’m listening to our member-announced radio show. Have a listen:

https://www.wikiloops.com/radio/17557-New-years+Radio+features+2021.php

Blows me away. That’s so cool, thanks to everyone who contributed here…

And my first portrait of the new year, taken with the Pixel 4a mobile phone:

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Tuna sleeping on the carpet, Mörfelden-Walldorf 2021
first portrait of the year 2021

Thanks for reading, viewing, listening.

Happy new year to all of you 🙂 And the same of course to all of my friends over there at the ‘loops 🙂

Three “killer covers” videos

Today I linked three videos into the “killer covers” thread in Wikiloops. Just in case you don’t want to see them there, here they are as well:

Let Her Voice Fly You to the Moon and Back!, by Devin Angelet
She Gives You Chills with her cover of I Will, also by Devin Angelet

and – last not least –

CLASSIC POP COVER SONGS- “Walk On By” (Alan Curtis Cover), by Alan Curtis Music featuring Shi

Enjoy. And thanks for watching and listening.

Until Silence Falls

This one’s a hit. And it never needed me, it’s complete as it is, with everything in place just where it belongs to. Evocative, and haunting- and like so often I wonder how this girl comes up with thoughts so deep… and even twice, that sweet contralto voice going down a fifth really gets me here…

Oh, and as some commenters on #131549 (the vocal track of this) said:
“007 is on his way… too good”
“for a 007 movie”

True. And I think with a real orchestra like always, her majesty’s secret service (film & music production crew) should consider themselves lucky and honoured to have this singer in one of the Bond movies:

Enjoy. And then please, my dear ones, go and hurry to the ‘loops and give a few thumb-ups to those who sing and play here, as long as they can still see your positive feedback. Until silence falls…

I’ll never forget this one, thank you my dear friends.

Thank you for listening.

Free (Always)

I don’t have words to describe this one. So I just played a little…

As always, thanks to my friends for all the fun (an unforgettable one this time). And thanks to you for listening.

Getdown in the lockdown

Cool & funky template from sami, and he asked for bass & drums. Well I’m no drummer, but I wanted to try another microphone position on my upright recording anyway, so I started with that – and ended up using both the double and the fretless bass. And drums are still missing, so that – like the last one – isn’t ready yet:

Thanks to sami for all the fun, and thanks to you for listening (or even more if you also join us and play or sing or both) 🙂

Edit: oh, and about that microphone position: here it’s pointing to the bridge, and until now I’ve had it pointing to the lower fingerboard instead. The instrument is/was also much closer to the mic here, about 5 inches (normally 10). But while that sounded better on someone’s instrument on Youtube, I think for my bass I’ll go back to the old position – it’s easier to setup and play *and* it sounds better on my instrument…

Don & Wolfgang have the Blues

Sweet track from Don_T which he wrote in January just for me (I feel honoured, really). So finally here’s my bass on it, ready to be filled with drums, vocals, guitar soli etc.:

Thank you Don for all the fun, and thanks to you for listening to it 🙂

Unanswered questions

Wonderful contemplative track from FrankieJ, couldn’t resist to add a little low end to it:

Second of two recording takes in Reaper, mixed and finalised in Ardour.

As always, thanks to FrankieJ for all the fun, to the Wikiloops supporters who make this all possible, and to you for listening.

▸Vapourised◂

What a nice ambient chill-out track from DanDiplo and from FrankieJ – couldn’t resist to add both my basses this time, and also with using two different DAWs (Reaper and Ardour):

Thanks to my friends for all the fun, and thanks to you for listening as always 🙂