After the short lived live band of fallen skies, I've decided to do my own thing with it. Had good times, but sometimes the music would be obstructed by lack of instruments, layers and a few too many different ideas floating about at once.
So anyways - not many other 8 stringers about so going about making my own recordings, maybe an EP? Maybe a concept album? Maybe the beginnings of a new band? maybe some fun? Who knows? Have a listen...
Spread the word - if you like the music, its all up for free download, burn it to CD, torrent it, just don't claim it as your own please. If you don't like it - tell me how I could improve it or don't listen to it! Simple as!
I am looking to do some collaborative work with people, message me if you are interested.
Enjoy the sounds!
Been through many changes - The old live band of Fallen Skies (circa 2002) sucked balls - never played a gig, practices were one hour long and consisted of me playing the living shit out of the blues scale as AWESOME SOLOS whilst drums, bass and other another guitar stayed completely out of time and key with each other.
Fallen Skies (mk2 circa 2010) was actually a band, My first experimentation with the 8 string and something I enjoyed very much - some of the older demos/tracks on here were written for the band and even contain vocal/bass/drums from live recordings. In September we collectively hit a rut and pretty much stopped - All on good terms with each other and all, just needed to go our separate ways.
Fallen Skies (present) consists of me and whoever else guests on a track - I feel that I can get the song how I want it to sound and like feeling in total control of it. There aren't many other 8 stringers out there and I don't really want to compromise on anything I write here. I love playing live and am trying to form a normal(ish) band but things on here are (mostly) my total own-doing.
Played a few of these recordings live - had a very good time doing so and with some of the most awesome musicians I've played with. Special moments? Gigs were awesome... Coming up with a new groove/riff is pretty sweet too...
Any musicians or songwriters or producers that show talent. Devin Townsend, Bulb, Excision, Aphex Twin, Sikth if I had to name names. However; Wanky/shredder guitarists, rappers and manufactured pop songs are no gos.
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