SOUNDCHECK

MY FATHER TOLD

CITY LIGHTS

LOUDER THAN GRAY

what I do

Lyrics

Lyrics

The lyrics are reflecting personal feelings and thoughts. They tell little parts of stories, trying to avoid trash love song phrases.

Melodies

Melodies

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.

Compositions

Compositions

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.

Recent Releases

MY SOUND

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.

Andy Host

Ever got the feeling, that what you do is not what you are and what you are is just a role and not your identity, not your spirit? Ask yourself this question and you will end up somewhere between time and space, passing nameless streets. „That was my case, searching for the one missing puzzle.“ The answer – after over 10 years of band experience and a time out to focus on his family and career Andy Host started a new music chapter in 2016. The result of this journey is his first concept as a songwriter named „louder than gray.

involved people

Sabine Lewandowski

Sabine Lewandowski is a successful photographer from Bremen, Germany, who designed the cover of louder than gray.

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Alex Maier (alias Blind)

Alex is a great sound engineer and live performer for electric music. He did the mixing of heartbeats.

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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.

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Get in touch

You need new song ideas for your artists? Get in touch if you like my style of writing?  I am sure we´ll find a way for a cooperation.










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