Archive | July, 2012

A matter of genre…

Dubstep, Breaks, Drum’n’Bass, House. As a society we seem to love to categorize things by type, style, shape and sound. One thing we love to categorize more than anything else is our beloved music; the soundtrack to our lives. But it doesn’t stop there. Once you hit a genre, you’ve got sub-genres. Not content with [...]

Snippet from yesterday’s livestream

In case you missed the livestream yesterday, here’s a slightly tweaked version of one of the two tracks that I started: The main strings/bass were altered this afternoon but everything you see there was written last night, while I explained the workflow and step-by-step work done to those who joined in. The track is still [...]

Guess who has a brand new logo…

Without any further ado… Introducing the new James Flamestar logo below! The logo was created by the talented Blaco Creative and is a Glyph of JF★ Have to say I’m incredibly excited to have this logo – nothing like I envisaged when I set out to have a logo created for me. It’s simple, effective [...]

The Kindness of Friends and Strangers

So the weeks are starting to tick down until I launch this campaign to raise funds for my album, and with each day the nerves and ugly head of terror start to peak above the surface. You see, I’ve been writing music for many years now, dabbling in sounds and styles that struck my fancy [...]

Tracking Sounds

As many of you know, I am a huge nerd and love gaming as well as making noise. This year, I’ve been lucky enough to get actively involved in composing music for indie games. Composing music for a game is a very different beast to the looping riffs and chord progressions I’ve been used to [...]

I Like Noise.

So I’ve never been very good at introductions. Even as a child I’ve been somewhat hampered in social situations without an adequate segue to insert myself into the midst of a conversation. But here you are now, reading this. So it’s a little easier. I am a musician. I love and adore writing music and [...]