It has been almost three years since I released my first solo album “Landsphere”, produced all by myself.
However, when I asked Ruben Claessens - Isarin to make a new mix of one of those songs, which I personally thought could be better mixed, I became aware again of the fact that it often works better if you have your music mixed by someone else. Someone with an objective look who knows how to convey the right feeling with the music I recorded.
So here's a new version of “Burning Ships”, the 5th track of this album.
The ideas for this song come directly from “Burning Heart” and “Sailing Ships”, two songs written by Adje Vandenberg, a great source of inspiration to me.
It also represents a period in my life where I made some personal changes and started a new chapter.
Now I would like to have all my songs/albums remixed, but of course that takes a lot of time and therefore money. For that I will have to save up first and if you want to help me make this happen, you can do that by becoming a patron on my Patreon site.
Determine your own monthly amount and stop donating whenever you want.
If there is sufficient interest, I will have CDs and/or vinyl made that will be sold at a favorable rate.
Thanks in advance.
Drifting Ice was initially also inspired by my Telecaster.
During the corona lockdown I took the time to readjust this guitar and if it turns out that it worked well, it immediately gives inspiration for new songs, as if it were a new guitar.
The music seemed to fit well with the video images I made in February 2021 of drifting ice in Stavoren, a small town in Friesland located on the IJsselmeer, where I often went windsurfing.
Recently Erik Schenkel played a nice drum part again and I am very happy with the result.
Hopefully you too!
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During the first Corona lockdown early 2020, I watched a lot of YouTube videos, among others one of Rick Beato in which he discusses and demonstrates the Mixolydian mode.
Until this day I still do not really understand what's going on, but I started to jam along, especially the part from about seven minutes corresponds the idea for this song.
I thought it sounded kinda nice, so I asked Erik Schenkel to play the drums, and I think he did a very nice job, as he always does!
The Mixolydian mode is a very nice mode to think of when your head is in the clouds (and nature).
That's what I learned from it, thanks to Professor Beato, cheers!
You can watch Rick Beato's video here (starting from 6:56 min), after you watched Erik and me of course!
Special thanks to BokRock Studio Deventer (NL)
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Last week I released my first drone music video with the same music and now I combined it with footage of me playing the solo part in my studio.
Let me know in the comments or a message what you think of it.
My first drone music video, many more to come. :)
I used a little song that I released last year and I think it goes well with the pictures.
Shot with a DJI Mavic Mini on the 15th of June 2021 in Deventer (NL).
Somewhere in December of 2020 I wrote this piece of music and a few weeks ago I recorded it the day before I went to Stavoren (NL) to shoot this video.
I thought it might be a good combination to put it together in one video and I think it turned out pretty well.
Stavoren is a small town in the north of the Netherlands, where I used to go windsurfing a lot. That is why I have nostalgic feelings about it.
I hope to release a longer version of this song in the near future, but for now I hope you will enjoy this one.
When I came up with the basic idea for this song I was a little frustrated that many of the musicians I had approached said they "didn't have time" to contribute to my music.
Some gave the actual reason that they didn't like the music or liked it enough and were therefore not motivated. I can respect and understand that.
Originally I had turned on the drum computer to four-quarter time and played the guitar riff accordingly. It was only later that I found out that it works better with a six-eighth, alternating with a four-quarter time. Also, somewhere halfway through, there is a truncated six-eighth followed by a two-quarter time. Are you still there? ;)
A rough version of this song has been on the shelves for about three years, but recently I made what I think is a cool lead part on it, of which I am quite proud.
In the end I managed to get Erik Schenkel to play and record a drum part. Erik had made a few attempts, but they were not completely satisfactory.
After an hour of rest and listening carefully and air drumming at the same time, Erik managed to record this fantastic drum part.
His persistence paid off and now everyone can enjoy it. Thumbs up for Erik! \m/
I have also found Axel Zwinselman willing to record a Hammond track.
At first I programmed a midi-Hammond myself, but a real keyboard player gives it more feeling and I think it has become the icing on the cake. Thanks Axel!
Also special thanks to BokRock Studio, Deventer (NL).
The basis for this song dates back to two and a half years ago and it was not finished yet, hence the title “Nothing Yet”.
Ultimately, this title fits well, because although it is now finished, it has got a bluesy feel.
Erik Schenkel plays the drums again and shows his funny side in this video.
In addition, he also just plays a nice drum part.
We wish you many listening and viewing pleasure!
Five new songs have been added to album "III".
Listen for free and if you like it, download them for a small fee.
Feel free to share as much as you want and / or send a message via the contact page.