what I do
The lyrics are reflecting personal feelings and thoughts. They tell little parts of stories, trying to avoid trash love song phrases.
Sometimes they come up during my sleep, sometimes it takes weeks. Nevertheless you will quickly realize, that I´m a big fan of using the falsetto.
Besides the lyrics and a melody I offer a complete composition, including concrete ideas for guitar, piano, drums etc. in order to develop a character of sound.
Mixdowns & Tracks
Mixdowns & Tracks
I record the tracks in order to deliver a final idea, but not a final mix. Still you can also have the single tracks or even the whole recording project.
I love the symbiosis of authentic acoustic instruments and the influences of digital sounds. It´s like a chemical experiment, where you combine different ingredients hoping they will somehow react. The big difference to chemicals – you want the mixture of sounds to blow up and especially to blow your mind. I am convinced a song with contrary elements, aspects and emotions is a good song, because it activates the listener – not only his ears but also his heart.
Sometimes I listen like 20 times to the same song in a row, just to discover more details, more sounds and the true intention of that particular song. But it´s not only about the variety and complexity of a good sound. Sometimes it´s the simplicity of a song, carrying a heavy emotional message. It´s all about this contradiction, creating the necessary tension of an authentic and successful song.
"Artists such as Andy Host are setting the bar when it comes to Indie Pop cross overs."
ANRFACTORY.COM, 22. July 2018
"When the intro begins, we feel drawn into a pop universe filled with joy and good humor."
MUSICFORYOURHEART.COM, 17. NOVEMBER 2017
"I’ve been well and truly caught up in the momentum of Andy Hosts new sound."
ANRFACTORY.COM, 20. NOVEMBER 2017
Sabine Lewandowski is a successful photographer from Bremen, Germany, who designed the cover of louder than gray.
Alex Maier (alias Blind)
Alex is a great sound engineer and live performer for electric music. He did the mixing of heartbeats.
David Blackman (hiltongrove mastering)
Dave, located in Essex (UK) did the final production step of heartbeats by mastering the song and giving it its final brilliance. Bands like coldplay and keane are listed in his references.