I appear on Broadjam not as a career artist but as an amateur, mainly self taught musician, whose roots can be traced back to a most humble habit of tinkling on the piano. While sticking to tinkling but kicking it up a notch with midi sequencing and development of homemade sound architectures, I am most hopeful that other musicians from all walks of life are willing to hash out some constructive criticism of my works that will help me to evolve a more professional lacquer in my works. And while that is, I'm sure, too much to ask of most folks, I hope a few will indulge me. Further and more useful information can be found in my equally brief bio, which if you're bored I highly recommend reading. Warmest regards.

Al.

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As an amateur, mostly self-taught musician, my roots find themselves deeply imbedded in the unremarkable, decades past highschool marching band career. While I always enjoyed tinkling the piano keys at home with no regard whatsoever for music theory, a highly unlikely childhood hero of mine, whom I credit with introducing me to midi applications on a Commodore Amiga, released me quite unbridled into the world of electronic ambience. Without having touched an instrument since my college years, my fingers are still working tirelessly, impressing all the usual suspects (Mom and Dad, Sis and my Gal Kim). You see, with exception to my introduction to the public decades ago (while still at an impressionable age) on a local NPR afilliate in which an hour of my compositions were released onto the airwaves, my works have sat collecting dust (and demagnetizing) for the past 15 or so years. And so, approaching my middle years, I've restarted my efforts at composition, and would like to reintroduce the hobby into my lifestyle as a healthy diversion from the droll lifestyle I happen to live (and so too do some of you live equally droll lifestyles). Without being too wordy and boring, I've relaunched my amateur efforts, floppy disks, 17 year old PowerMac and 20 year old sound module and all into the ether of internet broadcast, for better or for worse. With my antiquated electronics and computing equipment, I'm fighting against time to brush up my musical composition skills, but I can't do it without the help of folks out there on Broadjam willing to risk their honest opinions in helping me to polish my work. So have a listen at your leisure (if leisure happens to exist) and see if you don't mind recommending some improvements that might help me develop as an artist. I'm indebted to anyone who can help me out here, and who can recommend an upgrade to my quickly deteriorating floppy disks, well decorated sound modules and struggling midi sequencer. Best wishes to all.

Al.

  • Member Since: 2011
  • Last Login: over 30 days ago

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John Katon
over 30 days ago to Alfred LaLuna

Nice one Alfred ( only just heard this, )you must have had a lot of fun with this one, if you get time please check out my recent Daddies Last Lullaby ,have just started out on keys and its had a VERY mixed reaction Blessings John

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Alfred LaLuna
over 30 days ago

Thanks, John. Which song were you referring to?

I've listened to the the lullaby. I thought it was very moving and heartfelt.

Thank you.

Al.

John Katon
over 30 days ago

Thank Al the one I am referring to is Iamiamiamiamahurricane (recently done on myself but only on e video will upload soonish its called Huriicane, just guitar blessings and thanks for your comment )0(



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Vlaca
over 30 days ago to Alfred LaLuna

Hello, Alfred! What can I say, except... thanks, and thanks again!
Btw, I apologize for the late response on your review, here I am.

When I read your comment, then heard your song, I say to myself: wtf!?
This man make good, shiny music! I was blush like village bride, how to say here...
You praised my song too much, this is not the right way; you must sometimes
give yourself freedom, and tell your "brothers in arms" that there is a lack
of this or that, maybe to try this different, that this output from the song
and so on; do not be afraid, we are all star-dust;-).
I listened a few of your songs and I like that sounds, your style is refreshing and joyful, we all need that in this strange times...

P.S. Some time ago, I played guitar a little bit, and now in the corner dust falling on her... This spring, if I take it again, consider yourself a little bit guilty!



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John Katon
over 30 days ago to Alfred LaLuna

Hi Alfred, have just listened and added Niteflyer to my playlist, its really a very very clever and uplifting piece, well done man (-: Are any of your compos available for download or buying please? Hope you having a good Beltane? )0( BLessings, JOHN RSVP?

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Alfred LaLuna
over 30 days ago

John, you're much to kind. Thank you for the listen. In just a few more weeks, I will be uploading some new tunes. Apologies for my prolonged absence. Talk to you soon.

Al.



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