Was your album "Fairchildren" in any way a reference to TubeCompressors ?
it was partially a reference to the "Traitorous Eight" who left Shockley Semiconductor Labs to form the Fairchild Corp. [which designed and manufactured the Fairchild 660/670 compressors] which in turn begat what we now know as Silicon Valley.
It's a fascinating story and well worth reading. The music we make is only possible because of the work they did back then.
Also, at the time I made that album my house seemed to be constantly teeming with cute blonde-haired children, my daughter and her friends.
And it's a nice word. Soft and optimistic, with a reference to obsolete technology.
Listening to Blumenkraft, and started to ask myself
"Why does he call Tulse Hill "Tulse Hell"?"
So, why do you call it Hell instead of Hill?
Hi Ott, thank you for existing and thank you for your genius music. Your music has not only helped me through the darkest times of my life (winter depression in Scandinavia), but also enhanced the very brightest moments (sitting on a hill in Wales, watching the sunset with some horsies and listening to One Day I Wish I Had This Time). So, my question is, are you heading towards Europe for a gig at some point? UK? I love you, thank you again.Ott responded on 01/14/2020