Friday, December 21, 2012

Crazy


A song based on a lot of other songs I have made.







Crazy
*****


lets dream the dream
and make it come true
today is the day
tomorrow
is too late
we do not have the time time to wait
crazy
we must be crazy
to dream
the crazy dreams

Crazy
I guess we are crazy
but dream on baby
dream a dream with me

From Africa we came
the black the tan the pale
long lost brothers
fighting with each other
lets go crazy
we must be crazy
to dream
the crazy dreams


Crazy
I guess we are crazy
but dream on baby
dream a dream of peace

Lets dream the dream
and make it come true
today is the day
tomorrow
is too late
we do not have the time time to wait
crazy
we must be crazy
to dream
the crazy dreams

crazy
I guess we are crazy
but dream on baby
dream a dream of peace

-

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Listening to blues




A song I wrote in a hour. Not a masterpiece, but I have had 3 weeks of writers
block.. So it help me break through that..

Listening to blues
******************

sometimes i wish we could live
without words
cause everything i say
gets us nowhere

i wish i could speak with my hands
i wish i could listen with my skin
i wish i could take back the words
the foolish words i spoke

listening to blues
i am lonely i am drowning
listening to blues
i am lost in a crowd

listening to blues
i must be dreaming
listening to blues
i am feeling so bad

listening to blues
oh lord help me now
listening to blues
come on come on back

listening to blues
oh i want you so
listening to blues

listening to blues
i am lonely i am drowning
listening to blues
i am lost in a crowd

listening to blues
i must be dreaming
listenig to blues
i am feeling so bad

i could move to mars
but i would not forget you
or the foolish words
that i said

i wish i could speak with my hands
i wish i could listen with my skin
i wish i could take back the words
the foolish words i spoke

listening to blues
i am lonely i am drowning
listening to blues
i am lost in a crowd

listening to blues
i must be dreaming
listening to blues
i am feeling so bad

listening to blues
oh lord help me now
listening to blues
come on come on back

listening to blues
oh i want you so
listening to blues

-

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Last five years of songs without vocals..

These are instrumental songs of most songs I released. There were some
that would fizzle up to nothing without vocals (just bare chords). I did not
upload those. 

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=1277008&content=music

Next I might start going through songs from before that era and maybe
upload the best ones..

Antti

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New version of "fool"

Yes. The songs keep on dissapearing. 

I have been holding up only a couple songs lately, because I have not liked them.

I have to say I think this is one of the few songs I have EVER done that I do not hate.

This new version was inspired by Andy Le Fevre who told me to add more harmonies. So
I did that, changed the guitar instrument (SQ8L jazz patch) and added the shh shh..

The vocals are pretty horrible. My voice has been damaged by this flu.. So I used
very drastic settings on newtone to auto tune it..  But hey, I am a songwriter, not a singer.

Antti


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A sad depressing song you should not listen to. :D



 I do not know where this song came from since it definetly is not about me and my wife..

It started with me aping "thunder rolls" guitar riff. I came up with blow to the heart and
wrote a song around it. My vocals suck as usual I guess.

Blow to the heart
****************

Drinking from my cup
sweet Babylon
how could I be so right
then go so wrong
Once there was a time
when I had faith

Now

I am just another sinner
walking down the street
Here you go again
making fool of me
Drinking from my cup
I am just
Drinking from my cup

Blow to the heart
you got me real good
blow to the heart
your
blow to the heart

does it really matter
if i fuck up my life
does it really matter
if i do it in style

does it really matter
if i am losing my mind
does it really matter
if i live or die

does it really matter
if i live or die

give me another shot
give me another shot
my heart is all crushed
i do not give a fuck
blow to the heart
show me what you got

hit me under belt
hit me where it hurts
come on now baby
let me take a hearse

cause i do not really care
i do not really care

blow to the heart

Blow to the heart
you got me real good
blow to the heart
your
blow to the heart

does it really matter
if i fuck up my life
does it really matter
if i do it in style

does it really matter
if i am losing my mind
does it really matter
if i live or die

Escaping in a cup
from what could have been
I barely can handle
my stupidity.
But it is all done.
I want to be gone.

Once there was a time
when I felt so strong
I thought I could handle
any emotion.
Then you took your shot.
I fell like a buck.

Blow to the heart
you got me real good
blow to the heart
your
blow to the heart


-

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Let me be Ken to your Barbie doll
*********************************

lets be
beautiful
beautiful and young

lets be
beautiful
beautiful and dumb

let me be Ken
to your barbie
doll, just perfect
superficially

making fun
of the stupid poor
on the street
egotistically

let me be
let me be
let me be
ken to your barbie doll

shopping for some filler
to the
emptiness inside

looking for a killer
for concience
where it may hide

lets be
beautiful
beautiful and young

lets be
beautiful
beautiful and dumb

things
i just want to be loved by things
brand new Mercedes Benz and..

silicon
plastic
orgastic
picture of me

let me be
let me be
let me be
Ken to your barbie doll

things
i just want to be loved by things
brand new Mercedes Benz and..

everybody is talking
watching tv
of our lives

there is no denying
we are symbol
of these times


let me be
let me be
let me be
Ken to your barbie doll

things
i just want to be loved by things
brand new Mercedes Benz and..

silicon
plastic
orgastic
picture of me

-


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I wish I was a fool with golden touch (remake of my old song from 2003)



I wish I was a fool with a golden touch
*****************************************

There is a fool singing a song

in dusty room, all alone

it is his last one, then he is done

the fool is me, the fool is you.


There is a heaven, high above

oh there is a field, with some sheep

the sheeps are black, the sheeps are white

the sheep is me, the sheep is you.


There is a clock, on the wall

I am wasting time, being a sheep

I am being fool, blow my brains out

or this song, will never stop.


I wish i was a fool with a golden touch

I wish i could buy you shoes and stuff

I wish i was a fool with a golden touch.


Kings come and go

the sheep will stay

grazing on the field

under the rain.


I am a sheep on the field

in love with you

I will never be a king

I will never leave.


I wish I was a fool with a golden touch

I wish I could buy you shoes and stuff

I wish I was a fool with a golden touch.


Kings come and go

the sheep will stay

grazing on the field

under the rain.


I am a sheep on the field

in love with you

I will never be a king

I will never leave.


I wish I was a fool with a golden touch

I wish I could buy you shoes and stuff

-

Saturday, September 29, 2012

New version of High noon. (instrumental electronic)

http://soundcloud.com/antti-luode/high-noon-under-8-megs-43

I have been working with this for a while. It was initially inspired by the dubstep bass and then
I started to play this Ennio Morricone (The good, the bad, the ugly soundtrack) kind of melody
on the top of it..


Antti

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I uploaded pretty much all songs Ive done this year..


http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=678627&content=music

I do not think I will be making a video of them.. It would be too big of a project.
Considering that the videos get barely any views..

Antti

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Losing touch..

Last month.. 

I was messing with dubstep ideas.. I am 38.. I was messing with dubstep ideas..

It sounded as authentic as grandma from norway doing Tupac cover.

So I took down every single song but love song I wrote last fall..

When one wants to be two:

Sunday, May 27, 2012

THX sound

Based on a sample of a cello and processed with a precursor of DSP chip
at Lucasfilm in 1982. It took astounding 20 000 lines of code in C to
program the computer to make the trademark sound..

http://musicthing.blogspot.co.uk/2005/05/tiny-music-makers-pt-3-thx-sound.html

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Checking out the new kids..

So I have become more and more aware of this Skrillex (Sonny John Moore) guy. Everyone wants to copy his style, full of vocal chops.. Massive electronic saws..

It was interesting to read about his history. He seemed to come to the scene about 2004 with his band
"First to last" that was a new twist on linkin park style industrial rock.. Then in 2007 he resigned
and started to do his own stuff.

Now here is the thing. They were very good, sold well.. But I guess the guy felt he did not want to
be just a lead singer. 

Oh. The blessings of youth and skill.. He went on to write and produce some very good stuff indeed..

I would lie if I did not admit that I would love to be young and talented like him. I guess when I
started making music at age 26 I had already lost the game by coming in to the scene too late..


Making music really is all about having that inner fire, inner faith, excitement and then ofcourse skill.

When you get them all combined.. You get to be skrillex. Well, Godspeed young man. May
life treat you right..

Love

Antti

Monday, April 2, 2012

Phil Collins - Both sides of the story..

The year was 1993.   I had been a long time Phil Collins fan. (No I am not Norman Bates). Phil
Collins released his first new solo album since But seriously! (1989) I remember the year well.

For me it was crappy. I had to go to army that fall and I was not exactly looking forward to it.
My family was slowly but surely sliding into destructive banktrupcy.

I was hoping that the new Phil Collins album would have been like But Seriously which I had
really fond memories of.

But as always. Nothing stays the same. So I bought the album and listened to it and my initial
impression was WTF.

"But Seriously" was one of those albums that no longer gets played because it was polished
to a perfection at a time when perfect polish was still hard to do. It had guest musicians
and massive super hit "Another day in paradise".

When I bought Both Sides. I did not get it.

It was dark, it was weird sounding. Not polished to perfection as But Seriously.

Ofcourse there was a reason. Phil Collins considers Both Sides as his best work and now
looking at it with the perspective of a crappy musician. I can see why. See. He made it
all himself. Heck, he even wrote the sleeve notes.

And the tracks are not half bad.

If you are depressed the fuck out of your mind.

Which I ended up being later on that year.


I remember listening to the both sides after the lights went out in the barracks.
Watching at the cold shadows in the room while my fellow soldier mates
where fast off to dream land, farting and snoring.

I think that is when I started to purchiate the lyrics like "We are survivors in
the night" (survivors) "while sons follow in fathers footsteps not understanding
that what they do could somehow be so wrong" (We wait and we wonder)

I guess "we wait and we wonder" hit doubly hard since the finnish army marching
song goes "the same echo is of our steps, our instinct knows it is true, as from
below the hills, fathers are watching their sons"

And the instrumentation. I think Phil did great job. Most of the album reminds me
of Genesis "Dreaming while you sleep", it has that same etheral synth vibe to it.

It was a album that helped me to move on. It was not packed full of feel good hits
but as a kind of a background music for hard times. It was perfect.

And the weirdest thing. I hated it for years. I guess I was feeling better. I had connected
the music with those times.. But now that I am listening to it. It hits me the same
it hit me in 1993.

I guess I am troubled (severe anxiety disorder) and I need music that helps me to
deal with hard times again..

Love

Antti