The horrible music and songs of Avon Fox
 
Music and Songs
 
when you really want to have a bit of a go at something but
you have absolutely no experience whatsoever

that's what this is

I've staunchly avoided learning to play an instrument properly,
call singing up-down-speak and this is the result
 
 
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Vodka and Ammonia - 2014 - Style: ... experimental

Vodka and Ammonia evolved over many months of dedicated procrastination.

It's the tale of one man's decent into uncertainty due to poor beverage choice. From an idea I had in the
shower (this happens a lot) to months of having no idea what the song was going to be or
even if it actually was a song at all to a fully fledged...... something.

Experimental is probably being too kind with over thirty layers of sounds jostling for your attention.

Production: Synthesizer, drum machine, 'mouth noises', various effects gear, a Suzuki QChord and various household items

Stream it here
(DO NOT drink ammonia!)

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vodka and ammonia ostrich by David Koppenhaver

Accomplished cartoonist David (Dutch) Koppenhaver created this great piece of fan-art for the song!

To see more of Dutch's work check out his long running comic 'Misty the Mouse' and
if you get keen he can be contacted for very reasonable commission work at Patreon.

 
 
 

Loch Ness Pickle - 2011 - Style: heavy rock

Loch Ness Pickle is my first rock hard rock song... be very afraid!

Planned, written and recorded on and off over eighteen hours,
this cautionary tale warns folks about the dreaded Loch Ness Pickle.
What was I thinking? Still, there it is.

Production: Synthesizer, drum machine, various effects gear and a a couple of hours of learnt electric guitar.

Obviously I can't sing for peanuts but eh, sometimes you just have to make a song about a pickle.

Stream it here with lyrics

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Time Stops - 2010 - Style: ambient electronic..ish

Time Stops is something a bit different from me and another first attempt.
I'm going to call it ambient, old school electronica and hope that explains it best.

This was a live recording where all sounds were recorded as played with little post mixing. It took about four
hours to plan and prep before hitting record.

Not as tidy as something more produced, however the live, record it all in one go process was a hoot.

Production: Synthesizer, drum machine, various effects gear and my Knob Box; see 'Other Projects' section for details.

Stream it here

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Walking with Kransky - 2008 - Style: alternative

This was my very first song attempt and the audio was simply recorded with the movie function of my old digital camera.

I should stress that Walking With Kransky is unashamedly horrible.

I can't play the guitar at all or obviously sing and pretty much made up most of the words on the spot.

Production: Guitar

Stream it here

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download animated video clip of walking with kransky by avon fox

 
 
 

My Goodbye - 2010 - Style: sombre folk

A bit more of a serious offering, My Goodbye comes firmly under the title of 'gave it a go'.
It's not untended to be autobiographical, but I guess everyone gets a little down at times.

Production: guitar, at least the amount I learnt in fifteen minutes and mouth words.

Stream it here


 
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Between Stations Chook Pook - 2010 - Style: beyond classification

Where do I start with this one?  I really just dunno.

I was in the shower (I know that doesn't sound promising) and started singing this little tune.
I walked out half washed, recorded the vocals then returned to cleansing satisfied a masterpiece was on the way.

Production: guitar I can't play, mouth noises and a few samples.

History: I thought that 'Chook Pook' was something that my brother and I used to say when we were
little kids but he has no memory of it at all so....

I have no excuses.

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