My life in 50 words: Bred in Menlo Park, CA. Dragged to Redding, CA, age 15. Graduated without tears from Central Valley High. Bachelored at Norte Dame de Namur U. Bounced around Bay Area during dotcom soiree. Recently suffered insufferable San Diego. Currently shaking in Reno, NV, with songs of experience. All songs noted on this page are ©2008 - ©2010 Helen Sventitsky/JOAT Music. Rights reserved via Creative Commons.
Helen M. Sventitsky played/programmed the following: 1. Ovation Applause Acoustic/Electric Guitar 2. Xavierre Electric Guitar 3. Depending on which album you are listening to, the background arrangements were done with either Griff software or FL Studio. 4. All tracks on all albums were mixed using N-Track Audio Recording software
Electronic - Beat Driven,Alternative, ,Singer/Songwriter Rock
Monochrome in Technicolor(2008)
Other people's lives in 9 shades of genre exploration, using a PDA, a SMALL digital multitrack recorder, a couple of guitars and some imagination. Backing tracks programmed using Griff Software. Recording done using the Zoom H4 Handy Recorder. Tracks mixed using N-Track Audio Software.
Into The Dust: A Collection of Sketches(2009)
Some stuff I threw together for this year's challenge, recorded on my Asus EEE PC netbook, using a plugged-in acoustic/electric guitar and some beats courtesy of Fruity Loops
Stories from the Road (RPM Challenge Version)(2010)
This year's entry contains songs I had scattered around. To say that the genres vary widely amongst these songs would be an understatement. Some were written at the moment. One I had started writing 22 years ago. This CD will be released commercially, and it will more than likely be entirely different from the version posted here. In the meantime, hope you enjoy what's featured on the RPM Challenge Page.
Acapella At Lunch(2011)
Postcards from Poland(2017)
This year's entry was started in Krakow, hence the name of the album. Done in conjunction with the February Album Writing Month Challenge, these 14 tracks are primarily piano based, and synth-based songwriter demos of varying genres and quality, created on both the iPhone and an Android tablet, using Chordbot, GarageBand, Caustic and Audio Evolution Mobile, among other mobile software. I had a rough time with this album this past February, given that I also got sick and it took a toll on my voice. I encourage the listener to view these tracks as rough sketches, very rough sketches, while I go through the process of rewriting, and recording, a few of these for inclusion in a commercially available EP at a later date. Lyrics are available on my FAWM page: http://fawm.org/bigstarlet/ Thank you for listening.