Week 39 : Bide – Edison Gómez-Krauss

Getting back on track, this week I’d like to share with you a cool project. Edison Gómez-Krauss is a musician who composes and records his synthpop tracks live on Twitch to show that, with a computer, anyone can make music. Bide is kind of a modern-day Frankly, Mr.Shankly by The Smiths. I feel like neither party would like this comparison, but hey, it’s my website.

It’s luck not skill whether you die or get killed
In the end your place will simply be filled
By another, hopefully, more fortunate one

It’s a simple song, but some of the little synth melodies are really cool, especially the heavily saturated one that comes in the second part of the chorus. As for the lyrics, well, Frankly, Mr. Shankly, everyone’s just trying to survive.

I really like Gómez’s approach to music, and that’s what I wanted to talk about. If you go down a certain rabbit hole on Youtube, you can find hundreds and hundreds of songs with under a thousand views. People just putting something out there, made with artificial loopers and heavy, reverberating voices. Sometimes it’s folk; sometimes it’s just a piano and someone singing with a nasal voice. People with jobs and lives you do not know; sometimes it’s annoying to imagine a “real” singer. Someone with a crowd looking at them, because, let’s be honest, we do look at singers in awe.

Music remains a very mysterious process; it’s always harder to explain your taste in music than your taste in movies. I don’t wanna be too long here, but you get what I mean, I’m sure. Anyway, I’m feeling quite esoteric these days, so I’m not going to give you a writing prompt, but I’m still gonna ask you to do something. Download Bandlab or any easy (and free) music-making app with loopers and make a song ! If you like doing it, maybe you’ll put it out on Youtube or something, and maybe one day, I’ll hear it.

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2 responses to “Week 39 : Bide – Edison Gómez-Krauss”

  1. Dude, this is me! Thank you for the most honest and thorough review I’ve ever received. I’m glad there are people like you who still listen and pick apart music like this. I’m for sure going down the do the meaning rabbit hole now. Cheers 🙂

    1. thank you so much, that means a lot to me! i really love your music, hope you enjoyed the do the meaning ride. Cheers! 🪩🪩


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