Hans Henning Thomas
Hello! My name is Hans Henning Thomas. I think, I´m more a soundengineer than a songwriter and more a songwriter than really a singer/musician. I started to play guitar late, i.e. on the age of sixteen and had never learned an instrument before. So my first musical influences have been by songwriters, because I firstly payed most of my attention to the lyrics. My musical understanding developed at this time, moving away from home and hanging around with some friends. At this time I did my first steps by grounding a band. But we were influenced more by the era of such as the Doors, Rory Gallagher, Neil Young, Jimmy Hendrix, Pink Floyd or the first Deep Purple cast, - while the actual successful music at this time sadly was New German Wave and the like.
Later, after becoming an firstly unemployed physics, I followed my intention and turned my passion to trade, becoming a sound engineer. After all I got a well paid job in an public supported analog sound studio for a decade, recording and teaching some people in sound engineering. Some of my songs, published here, are a result from this era.
Now I´m working again as a physics / engineer, and music became my fervour again. In my life I lived in many different towns, in East and West Germany - i.e. Düsseldorf, Braunschweig, Paderborn, Berlin, (1/2 year Tropea, Calabria, Italy), Hagen Westf, Siegburg, Dresden (Neustadt) and now I turned to Rahden, Westf., again, where I live deep in the country in an integral nature reserve. The experiences, I got and the people I met, might be an insperation for my philosophy and my music.
Thanks to the new computer technologies, I was able to build myself a modern home recording studio again, to produce my own and my friends music in a good quality.
My intention for the next time is, to listen to the theme and sound of the nature and turn it to music. The Intro of my song "Wild Ducks Flying" ("Flieg mit dem Wind") is a good example for this project. It came up to me, when I recorded some wild ducks trough my open window, flying over my house. I loaded the samples into a software synthesizer and started to made music to it, leaning on the style of some early Pink Floyd projects. This song should be regarded to migrant birds in analogy to the human society, nowadays.
I plan to go on this way in my next holiday, at least for a month, recording and using the sounds of a forest at night and the like.
I hope you like and enjoy at least some of my songs :-)
Comments by Hans Henning Thomas
@keith-nelson-tomsen: it is ... ;-)
one of my favorite films and Dylan songs ...
lika the guitar also the whole arrangement !
great music - great vocals
But I´m talking about the record, not the song: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDc-S0_W3VvWZVJYMhouIvx-CaxeQ7oDX adaption of fine country stuff
cool sound regarding this Song - recalles the country adaption of Elvis Costello "almost blue" to me ...
Great Composition !
@stevenson-957100352: thank you ;-)
love it !
@keith-nelson-tomsen: Thank You, it´s a strange triolic syncope i the guitar rythm, I guess , but not for sure ... ;-)