Release of, The Heart Is A
Lonely Hunter (A. Fasolo
So all day I've got an old Carpenter's tune
running about my head and it won't stop... Help!
I've uploaded and released both my version of the
German pop group New Concept's, The Heart Is a
Lonely Hunter and their reinterpretation of my
release, Dreamer's Guardian today. I had a lot of
fun doing this for them and I am in total awe of
what they did with Dreamer's Guardian. They
rocked out with it and I couldn't have asked for
anything better! Both of these songs are
available to listen to through my Facebook,
Myspace and through www.AnthonyFasolo.com.
My version is quite a bit different from the
original as I chose purposely to not listen more
than once to their original. I didn't want to be
swayed or overly inspired by it. I wanted to
simply take their vocal tracks which they provided
and build and alternate melody and feel to the
arrangement. There is nothing uniquely new to
this approach, but it was important for me.
One thing that I knew was that I was not going to
be making a standard remix as is, dance, techno
what have you. There is a lot of this already and
I don't believe that was was they were looking for
as they had asked me to do it because they liked
my style and sound. So far, my sound is anything
but dance and techno. So I stayed true to my own
ear and even tried to incorporate some elements of
their 80's pop influence into it as well. I
handled my sound creation and arrangements much
the same way I imagined it would have been done
during the later 80's while not letting it become
This remix was a bit of a beast at first. I had
somehow managed to create almost forty tracks!
But so it is in the beginning. So many ideas, but
many have to be cut away or else it's too much.
In the end it was 27 tracks and I believe that to
I'm considering releasing a purely instrumental
version as well, without the vocals but not
immediately. This remix is supposed to be
released on an upcoming ten year annivarsary
compilation album that New Concept is putting out
in the next few months. That is very nice! They
are a great group of fellows and I wish them many
many more years!
What next? Well that is always a very good
question and the answer? Well, I'm back in my
studio fleshing out ideas for a cd of some kind.
Which direction I will take with this is up in the
air at the moment. I do believe it may be a bit
minimalist in comparison to the remix. I'm
thinking of incorporating narratives in some
fashion. So hold unto your hats... I may actually
throw my own voice on something. Scary thought