Stormm's debut album, Electrik Sex Musik, fuses the hypnotic beats of hip hop, house, drum & bass with striking 80's melodic pop to create a refreshingly innovative style.
Stormm's self-Produced, Arranged, Composed and Performed debut album Electrik Sex Musik, fuses Hip Hop, House, Drum & Bass with melodic 80's Pop to create a refreshingly innovative experience. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Where do songs come from? I used to think that I write songs but now I realize they're all out there floating in space on different frequencies or dimensions and we are mediums like radios who tune in to these channels and broadcast the signals.
LONG HOT SUMMER
One of them days where everything goes wrong...
A day in the life... from four points of view. The nine to fiver, the welfare case, the bitter & twisted and the starving artist. I remember first playing this for my bros' while walking on Queen Street, we had just closed down our after hours for the day
and were going to a corner store at Bathurst. It was around 5 or 6 AM I had my white fender strat and no shirt on, after
another ridiculously crazy yet typical but that's another story kinda night. It's my hi-fi, sci-fi, ambient chillout dub-style.
UBMHB or U Broke My Heart Babe
A good friend told me about a guy her roommate had briefly dated who after she broke up with him, showed up at her door the
next morning crying and wouldn't leave until they called the cops. Later on the bus while they were on their way to work he
drove his car beside them and was yelling her name, begging and crying "I love you" etc... until they reached the subway station.
I remember having my keyboard hooked up to the drum machine all running through a 4-track recorder on the kitchen counter in
my hi-rise facing the downtown skyline. I grabbed my mike and the lyrics just came in a stream of consciousness, I probably
started the song from his point of view but by the end it's transcendental. The vibe is like a DJ remixing throughout the song, no
two verses or choruses have the same sequence of parts.
I was learning "Flash Gordon" by Queen on piano when I crash landed on some sweet chords which became the verses, months later I got the choruses while playing a Guns & Roses tune on guitar. The funny thing is originally I recorded the song with a drum beat that was inspired by "The Beautiful Ones" by Prince, when I thought I was done I accidentally turned off the drums and that's when I heard it. As Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5 never did say "who needs a beat when the band just goes..." I knew a girl named Rose but this song is not about her.
This is 1 of 2 songs on the Album that were co-written with my bros' Phil and Daon. I was playing a bass line and some chords on
keyboards, my brother Daon said I got something that goes with that. He had a verse, the chorus and I pretty much wrote the
rest. Originally I recorded it as a House tune at 120 bpm in 3 part vocal harmony but after a couple trips to England I sped up
the vocals to 172 bpm and remixed it. When I played it for my friend Bob he said "you have to be on coke to hear the lyrics.." but to me it's some kinda low tech jungle-punk.