25.02.2015   Hey guys, as you know I very rarely post anything...


Hey guys, as you know I very rarely post anything on this page that I didn´t work on, but this time I need to make an exception: Alkaloid´s debut, which I was fortunate to hear before the actual release, has been on constant rotation while I was (and still am) recovering from pneumonia. On this album I find many things that I usually miss from extreme-metal related releases: great musicality, dynamics, tones, diversity and, most of all, JOY of making music for music´s sake. In this rare case, please do believe the hype and check it out, ok? KILLER album.


Alkaloid

This is the official facebook page of extreme metal band Alkaloid.

19.02.2015  http://www.relapse.com/label/news/obscura-prepare-first-new-album-in-four-years-...


http://www.relapse.com/label/news/obscura-prepare-first-new-album-in-four-years-launch-digital-tab-book.html

16.02.2015   Hey folks, I know it´s been awfully quiet here lately....


Hey folks, I know it´s been awfully quiet here lately. Throughout all of january and february, I´ve had to face various health and family issues and, as if that wasn´t enough, now I´m also battling a nasty case of pneumonia. I guess that happens when you spent years working at a frantic pace without ever properly recharging your batteries: at some point your body just says "no" and there´s nothing you can do about it.
Obviously all work on "Reverse Engineering" (among other things) has slowed down to a crawl for the time being. And let´s be honest, if you´re bedridden, in pain, way past all deadlines and have no idea how to even pay your next rent, you kinda start to wonder if it isn´t time to give up being a musician completely. But then, every once in a while you get a message like this, and suddenly you remember why you´re doing all of this in the first place:

"Your music is amazing, if it were possible to listen to someone's soul Fear is the Enemy is what it would sound like. You inspired me to build a fretless of my own. I cannot wait for more of you music".

Thank you so much, James R.! And with this, I´m also celebrating the 800th purchase and 10k streams of F.I.T.E on bandcamp. Thank you, everyone!

http://thefountainhead.bandcamp.com/album/fear-is-the-enemy

P.S.: in order to make up financially for this unplanned "downtime", I´m specifically looking for mixing- or session-guitar work from march onwards. Please get in touch with a PM if you´re considering my services!

03.02.2015   shooting a promotional video for the song "Ascension" off the...


shooting a promotional video for the song "Ascension" off the upcoming new Fountainhead EP, "Reverse Engineering".


"Ascension" Video-shoot Day 2
shooting a promotional video for the song "Ascension" off the upcoming new Fountainhead EP, "Reverse Engineering".

31.01.2015   Can this even be called Music? on the "Home" EP:...


Can this even be called Music? on the "Home" EP: "a little surprise from Fountainhead : his Home EP. A sincere and wonderful folk/indie short. It is not what we expected from Tom “Fountainhead”, but we sure are positively delighted. It’s fresh and perfectly executed." -> http://thefountainhead.bandcamp.com/album/home-ep


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The first month of 2015, although pretty slow in releases, has seen some outstanding albums, and we’re collecting the four best ones – according to ourselves – to promote. First off, @[1559823531:2048:Lee Wanner] ‘s Every Man Is An Island. Lee really puts his whole personality in the music he makes. That makes it sound unlike any other. It’s progressive, voire avant-garde, and still accessible enough that it can be vaguely categorized as pop music. Secondly, @[257101667753636:274:Nathan Parker Smith] ‘s Not Dark Yet. It’s an experimental progressive metal album with big band instrumentation and orchestration. Truly, an album of epic proportions that will stick in our heads for a long time! Even though this album is from Fall of 2014, we just knew about it in early 2015, and that’s why we decided to put it anyway. Then comes Trivalent ‘s A Universe. A blend of latino music with fusion jazz, all atop some great, djenty instrumental progressive metal, telling a tale of the most epic proportions – the life and death of the universe. Finally, a little surprise from @[181807511860713:274:Fountainhead] : his Home EP. A sincere and wonderful folk/indie short. It is not what we expected from Tom “Fountainhead”, but we sure are positively delighted. It’s fresh and perfectly executed.

28.01.2015   The fine folks @ Steinberg just supplied with their new...


The fine folks @ Steinberg just supplied with their new flagship #Cubase Pro 8 - to be used on all upcoming mixing and producing work. Thanks so much for the continued support! In other news, I´ve just received a killer remix of "Hithérto" ( http://thefountainhead.bandcamp.com/track/hith-rto ) for the upcoming 2CD deluxe edition of "Fear Is The Enemy" and "Reverse Engineering" by Guitarist/Producer (and fellow Steinberg artist) Benjamin Schwenen ( Counter-World Experience ). Moving forward!


Chronik-Fotos
We’ve just released #Cubase Pro 8 and Cubase Artist 8! Downloadable updates and upgrades are now available exclusively through the Steinberg Online Shop. If you're new to Cubase pre-orders of the full retail version can be made from resellers as well as through the Steinberg Online Shop. Shipping from Dec 8. So what does this iteration have to offer? Head on over to www.steinberg.net/cubase to find out!

13.01.2015   My new album "Reverse Engineering" is coming your way fast,...


My new album "Reverse Engineering" is coming your way fast, folks! Here´s another sample from the lyrics, this time from the track "Ascension", which has the only guest-lyric on the record, co-written with my great friend Marcus ( Marcus Auerbach Trio), who took my ideas for this song to another level altogether:

"Ascend to what is never finished
I´m just following your lead
say farewell to what is coming
there´s nothing here for me.

here at the end of days
where you will be waiting for me,
still wearing that same old face
but now I see.

Oh I take dreams in black in white
where stray forms echo in the night,
it seems I´ve been running
forever unwilling to let it go.
now let it go, now rise,
and take to the edge of day,
run down and all but frayed,
with linings of silver
linings of silver and pearl."

Can´t wait to let you guys hear the actual song, sung by Gabriel Riccio ( The Gabriel Construct ) and featuring Bassist Ray Riendeau, drummer Yatziv Caspi and Matthias Preisinger ( Von Eden) on keys, mandolin and harp. (and a brass-section, and fretless guitars goings down to low F, and percussion instruments like Udu and Duduk, and....)!

09.01.2015  Obscura writing-session at FountainheadHQ tonight!


Obscura writing-session at FountainheadHQ tonight!

02.01.2015   It's beautiful to see people respond to the little free...


It's beautiful to see people respond to the little free EP I uploaded yesterday. This nice review of it came in within the hour: http://www.canthisevenbecalledmusic.com/review-fountainhead-home-ep/ ♥ thanks a bunch, CTEBCM!


Review: Fountainhead - Home EP
www.canthisevenbecalledmusic.com
Home EP by Fountainhead I'm glad the first album I get to review in 2015 is from Tom, Fountainhead. Tom, the fretless guitarist, at least that's what we know him for, mostly on his Fear Is The Enem...

01.01.2015   Hey folks, here´s a little new-years-gift for you - a...


Hey folks, here´s a little new-years-gift for you - a free 3-track-EP called "Home": https://thefountainhead.bandcamp.com/album/home-ep A collection of 3 rather simple, ballad-ish, melancholic and hopelessly nostalgic pieces (2 instrumental, 1 vocal), previously only available for download to subscribers of my mailing-list. May this help you ease the new year´s hangover :) it´s free, but sharing or donating will of course be much appreciated. ♥, Tom / Fountainhead.


31.12.2014   Happy new year, everyone. No need for new year´s resolutions,...


Happy new year, everyone. No need for new year´s resolutions, only affirmations. Everything you want to be is already within you. Through the good, the bad and the ugly, realize that you are exactly where you need to be. Fear is the Enemy.

As for me, 2015 will bring:
the new Fountainhead record, "Reverse Engineering".
a new Pitts Minnemann Project record.
a new Obscura record.
world-wide touring.
for the first time ever, a load of instructional material.
release of roughly a dozen records I produced & mixed in 2014.
a new (fretless) Fountainhead signature guitar from Soultool.
and tons of other things, so stay tuned.

Peace. Tom / Fountainhead.

P.S.: here´s a lesser known and somewhat bittersweet F-head track for you that might fit the "transitional" mood so many of us are in ATM: http://thefountainhead.bandcamp.com/track/electric-lullaby


27.12.2014   More session-work: Mad keyboard scientist Jimmy Pitts Music just released...


More session-work: Mad keyboard scientist Jimmy Pitts Music just released this free track called "Mad Diesel" on which I played all rhythm and lead guitar for him (except for the outro solo section which features Marcel Coenen and Pete Pachio), along with Hannes Grossmann on drums and Jerry Twyford on bass): https://www.dropbox.com/s/7y0q3ru4lint9rb/MAD%20DIESEL.wav?dl=0 I recorded this for him a loooong time ago. For fans of: Spastik Ink, The Fractured Dimension, Liquid Tension Experiment.

21.12.2014  "Ascension" - videoshoot day 1.


"Ascension" - videoshoot day 1.


18.12.2014   New Obscura album in progress. A little bird told me...


New Obscura album in progress. A little bird told me that this tune that Sebastian Lanser is working on also feature quite a lot of fretless guitar ;-)


Chronik-Fotos
@[454352467969700:274:Sebastian Lanser] working on drum arrangements for the upcoming Obscura album. More news coming soon. @[27291461960:274:Meinl Cymbals]

16.12.2014  Shooting a new music-video this weekend!


Shooting a new music-video this weekend!

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Tom Geldschläger

Happy to announce that I will be shooting a new music video this weekend, as promo for the upcoming new Fountainhead cd "Reverse Engineering". Martin Bahre will once again handle production, editing & filming duties. These amazing musicians will perform with me in the video: Jacob Schmidt ( Defeated Sanity official ) on bass, Björn Schellinger ( Requital ) on drums and Daniel Galmarini ( In Legend ) on keyboards.