Top marks for Vacua from reviewer G.W. Hill

Leaving the listener wanting more Review of Strummindude’s album “Vacua”, by G.W. Hill This is a particularly strong disc. It has music with a wide range of sounds and styles. That, along with the quality and consistency that make it flow together, means this should…

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New album – V.A.C.U.A

Strummindude’s 2015 RPM Challenge album is out: V.A.C.U.A Recorded and produced in the month of February 2015, at the Bastudio, Stenhamra. Credits: Janne Hedlund – Most drumming, Hasse Johnzon – Pedal steel, dobro, lap steel and some additional guitars, Kenta Brännlund – Lead guitar on…

Now look – New look!

Nothing spectacular about it, but I decided it was high time I gave the Strummindude music site some attention. The slightly new look is meant to lightly integrate the brand spanking Strummindude Bandcamp Page, where Strummindude music is available for premium quality download, at a…

Music Store

It may please you to note that this site now sports an integrated Music Store (link above), courtesy of cdbaby.com, where you can shop for Strummindude albums or individual songs. The available albums are “Writing On The Wall” – a remastered edition of the second…

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Again

  Back around the weeks leading up to RPM 2011, I made a blog post on the site, saying that I’d gladly try to put music to any lyrics someone might have lying around.  The idea was that if I got lucky, maybe something would…

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Take Me Dancing

Developed around a funky drum groove, this song represents a little different approach to songwriting than normal for me. I tend to start out with a melody, and the basis for each song is usually something I can strum and hum. Here, playing around with…

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Insatiable

This song was meant as a warm up to the RPM Challenge 2011. The community on the site set up a voluntary pre-challenge that a few of us participated in. I needed to find my production legs after a couple of months of hiatus, so…

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Time To Let Go (Song for Ramona)

Assembling the random sketches on my hard drive going in to the RPM Challenge 2011, I found a melody snippet that turned out to be the skeleton for the chorus of this song. I recorded it pretty barebones and went looking for a verse. As…

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Kaleidoscope

  This is the title song of the album. But the album isn’t named from the song, but the other way around. I came home from the music store with some percussion gear and a ukulele. Within a couple of minutes of playing around with…