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RPM Challenge is a month long event that takes place in February each year to challenge musicians in recording an album's worth of all original music. Learn More

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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.

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Helen Sventitsky

BIOGRAPHY

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.

BAND MEMBERS
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

YEARS COMPLETED
2008,2009,2010,2011,2017

GENRES
Electronic - Beat Driven,Alternative, ,Singer/Songwriter Rock

OTHER BAND SITES
http://helensventitsky.net
http://www.myspace.com/helensventitsky
http://helensventitsky.bandcamp.com


Completed Albums

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.


You and Me and the Goddamn City
Requiem for My Singlehood
Incident at Motel 6   (preferred)
Party to an Escape
Alzheimers
Withdrawal Symptoms (An Addict's Dream)
Sheila and Mayron
Ringed By Lovers
Taking Back Kosovo

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


Jodie
Letter to Amy
Lost Everline
John, What The Hell Were You Thinking?
Jeanie and Her Inner Rock God
Hurry Up And Dream
How Badly Do You Need A Lover?
Too Many Ghosts
Mythical Haters   (preferred)
Back To Aromas
Rosebud Came A Dreamin'

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.


Tomb Raiding   Download
Riding the #10 in Magdeburg   Download
Wake Up Call   Download
You're A Cause   Download
15 Minutes   (preferred)   Download
Lucky Linda   Download
Married In Guam   Download
Last of the True Romantics   Download

Acapella At Lunch(2011)


Everybody Loves You
Grief
Floating Business
Lampost
Your World
Tamagouchi
One Day
Coworker Lust
Rush
I Love You 2 or Confessions of a Love Struck Idiot

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.


Magic People   Download
Shells   Download
Enemy of the People   Download
Josie Part 2   Download
Charles Bridge   (preferred)   Download
Dangerous Man   Download
Whirlpools   Download
Chinese Curse   Download
Sunburned and Starstruck   Download
Put your hands up   Download
Going it Alone   Download
I Will Never Move To Washington   Download
A Song of Majors   Download
Ibizian Lament   Download