jimaddison Jim Addison

Northampton Northamptonshire   United Kingdom
Member since May 3, 2012

Collaborations: 4   Joined: 5   Tracks: 29


   

Bio

Hi all - I'm Jim. 

I'm not really sure if I would describe myself as a musician, but more as someone who is passionate about music and who likes to express himself in sound.  Over all the ups and downs of life, music is what keeps me sane...  mostly :-)  What interests me most is composition and songwriting.  To me, a song is a whole artform in itself, with its own forms, conventions and language.

Equipment?  Well, I'm not really a gear-head, to be honest.  I have guitars (acoustic, electric, bass), keyboards, mic, various recording gear.  Again, I'm much more interested in the sound rather than the stuff that makes it.

Influences...well, too many to mention them all. 

Fave guitarists are John McGeoch (Magazine), Robin Simon (Ultravox, briefly), Hendrix of course, some of the less over-the-top Vai, John Lee Hooker, Zal Cleminson.  Prefer expression over widdling.  Did I mention David Gilmour?

Fave bass: Mick Karn, Jaco Pastorius, Barry Adamson

Fave vox: John Martyn, David Sylvian, Phil Lynott, Kate Bush, Howard Devoto, Peter Gabriel, the sensational Alex Harvey.

Fave drummers: the hugely under-rated Brian Downey, the impeccable Steve Janssen.

Fave songwriters: Bowie and Thomas Dolby

Guilty pleasures: 'Empires and Dance' by Simple Minds

Currently listening to: White Lies

Thanks for reading - peace.

J

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Latest Collaborations Created See All

the slightest secret

Adult Alternative
6 Files, 8yr+4mo ago
jimaddison jimaddison
 

a dark matter

Adult Alternative
30 Files, 2yr+8mo ago
jimaddison jimaddison, ChrystalKafka, JeffCollinsSLV + 2 more
 

LooseHead

Electronica
7 Files, 8yr+3mo ago
jimaddison jimaddison, Raven85
 

Collaborations Joined See All

Contemplate

IDM/Experimental
3 Files, 8yr+3mo ago
CDouble34Music CDouble34Music, jimaddison, Soundhound
 

For All Time

Techno
7 Files, 8yr+3mo ago
Raven85 Raven85
 

The Morphing Of Me

IDM/Experimental
6 Files, 8yr+3mo ago
CDouble34Music CDouble34Music, jimaddison
 

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jimaddison added a comment to the Engineering-Mastering Mix in the collaboration a dark matter
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jimaddison liked the collaboration Past The Summit We Could Not Climb
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jimaddison liked the community post Anyone like Post Rock, Sigu...
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jimaddison liked the collaboration New minimalist/industrial work by Objectivist
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jimaddison added a comment to the Engineering-Mixing Mix in the collaboration a dark matter
6yr+4mo ago
jimaddison released the collaboration a dark matter
6yr+6mo ago