Scruffy, Indie folk-rock from Transylvania

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Posted by admin On December - 24 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

It’s been an exciting year for indie folk in general – and the Indie Folker musical project is no exception. Certainly my most productive one so far in terms of new songs, collaborations and e.x.p.o.s.u.r.e.! You will see the fruits of all this hard work in the first months of 2012.

I would like to thank all those who have supported Indie Folker with donations and by spreading the word about my music. A little help can go a long way.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and I am looking forward to all the great things that are going to happen around here in 2012!

Greetings!

MONSTERS IN THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM

You can still download the Indie Folker Christmas release for free
All you need to do is head on over to the Indie Folker music page and get it before January 15, 2012!
You could also boost the viewcount of my featured video for this release if you listen to “The Eyes, The Beard, The Nose, The Stomach, The Lungs” on Youtube.

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As Far As Christmas Albums Go

Posted by admin On December - 16 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

As Christmas time is almost upon us, I would like to share some background information on the Christmas album that I have for free download at the moment, titled “Monsters In The Christmas Album”.

The album has been released for a limited amount of time in 2010 and it generated quite a nice response – that is why it is up again this year, and it is still free, as you’ve surely noticed.

The EP was recorded in exactly one month, in a super-exhausting writing and recording session in my house, here in Transylvania.

I wrote The Eyes, The Beard, The Nose, The Stomach, The Lungs at the police station, in my head, when I was doing some paperwork for my car – – – don’t even ask. I made up all of the first verse and was really struggling not to forget anything by the time I got home. By some odd chance, ideas for other verses started suddenly popping into my head, and I had to struggle not to let them in. Because once that happens, I totally lose the first verse, I thought. Which I wasn’t going to let happen, I thought. Naturally, I had no pen/paper with me at the time, so I had to remember the entire thing for about three hours. And I did let all those other ideas in eventually. By the time I got home, I had all three verses done in my head. I penned the chorus later that evening and recorded the thing the very next day. The video took about 2 hours of shooting and 4 hours of cutting and mashing in Movie Maker.

Is Christmas Time Just A Dream? was originally going to be a slow, mellow kind of tune, but I just couldn’t get it working the way I had imagined. So I just gave it a shot in this manner, and it all came together. It’s one of my favorites on here.

To Get Away From Everything was intended to be this way. Simple, finger-style guitars, easy melody and straight-forward lyrics. Also, a Moldavian kaval and old radio sounds/noises in the background. I love that instrument btw.!

Christmas Is A-lookin’ Good was an attempt to break out of my usual songwriting approach. It worked. I have moments like this every time I record something. At one point I just start doing things I was never supposed to, nor thought about doing. I think it’s important to take these kinds of “risks”. I really like the result here. “Work @ It Together” from my “Monsters In Rome” record was born out of the same kind of approach.

Taste Like Candy had a totally different chorus at the beginning. I had already mixed the entire song and had prepared to call it “done” when my girlfriend suggested I’d spend some more time with it – that’s her way of saying “it’s shit”. So I wrote this chorus in about half an hour after that. The Transylvanian shepherd’s flute stayed after I had decided to have the typical Transylvanian folk-ish intro with the drums and bells.

Christmas Song is actually the first song that I wrote for this album. It took me a week to get it totally finished. I struggled with it every step of the way. Just like “Monsters In Rome”. I always fall in love with songs that give me a hard time.

Have a Merry Christmas, dear everyone!

FREE Christmas Album Out Now (For A Limited Time)

Posted by admin On November - 7 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

As I have mentioned in my previous post, “Monsters In The Christmas Album” is now out once more, and you can download it for free on my music page. Download Monsters In The Christmas Album by Indie Folker here…

There is one video that we’ve managed to shoot last year:

…aaand, hopefully, there will be another video coming very soon for the song Is Christmas Time Just A Dream. That’s this one:

Have an indie Christmas dear Friends!