I'm Gammis. This is my homepage. I make music for
games. I've composed over 1000 songs and tunes over the years
and it seems that I'll never stop creating, I'm just one of
"those" guys I guess. My main goal with this page is to easily
show some of my work for my future co-workers in the gaming
industry. It is also a space where I intend to gather all that
I've created over the years, just for fun. I hope that you
will enjoy your stay!
Happy new Year!
Another year is coming to its end and as per usual it’s
time for me to summarize my achievements. The first
feeling that comes up is happiness. 2022 has been a joyful
year for me as a musician. It has been a creative year. It
has been a productive year. It has been another year full
of learning. There has also been a lot of feedback and
some fun surprises when it comes to my audience.
I’ve taken a slight step backwards in productivity
compared to last year when it comes to finished song
projects - with 33 songs finished (2022) compared to 44
(2021). But I have a lot of songs nearly complete that
will get finished in 2023 so that number is a bit
misguiding. Some years are more about finishing existing
projects rather then starting new ones, but I feel like
2022 have been a year of both. I’ve officially released 4
full albums, 2 EPs and one single over the year. All songs
released this was: 52. I’ve started new song projects in
logic 149 times in 2022. That is one more song started in
a DAW then the year before. The numbers of ideas recorded
on my Dictaphone are too many to count at this time. The
most frustrating part of the year (but still pretty fun at
times) has been trying to sort all those Dictaphone ideas.
Some songs released in 2022 have reached their full
potential and made me really happy. Some didn’t deliver
what I hoped. Some songs became dearer to me after release
when others showed their appreciation. 2022 top three
songs for me:
1. New wave of Fire
2. Full Circle
3. Ronny Cyklar till Norge
Most disappointing was: Den Sociala Hierarkin, a song that
I released just to get done with the album rather than
taking my due time with all the tracks.
The first time I ever tried to promote any of my songs via
a promotion service was in 2022. Because of this, my
audience have grown with several hundred percents for a
couple of projects, namely Gammis and Detached Ignorance.
But one funny thing is that Detached Ignorance started to
grow a lot even before I used any service because of one
the songs making it into some playlist in USA all of its
own. Another funny thing is that two other projects - that
I haven’t tried to promote yet (Nerd Chills and
KondensKungen) - have made themselves an audience on their
own throughout the year. As of today, Detached Ignorance
has a growing group of listeners in Brazil, USA and in
Japan. Nerd Chills grows the most in USA and Germany.
KondensKungen grows the most in USA, Australia and France.
And Gammis had 88 different listeners from my neighbouring
town Stockholm the last month. I will always produce music
since it is my passion. So it’s not vital for my music to
get recognized. But it is cool. It especially warms my
heart when someone reach out and write to me about what
one of my songs means to them – thank you again!
I have become more familiar with my new mastering program:
iZotope Ozone. It has helped me to complete my tracks a
bit faster then before and made a slight improvement in
sound. The biggest step I’ve taken as a producer this
year, however, is not in the mastering department. I’ve
finally reached some core understanding when it comes to
fabfilters Pro-Q 3 and its dynamic EQ side-chain
possibilities. This great revelation came late in 2022 so
none of my previous releases have any of this. In my
coming releases, however, I hear the technique in action
So, looking forward, what are my thoughts about next year?
As a producer I still have a long way to go until I reach
the perfect sound for all my songs, but the latest step
with dynamic EQ side-chain will be a game changer to many
of my rock songs. I will try to learn a bit more when it
comes to stereo mixing, mainly how to bring some sounds
out to the sides while vocals, bas and core drums still
cling to the middle. I will try reaching this using the
pro-Q 3 and a new program for me: the bx_solo. I will not
say for sure, as these things have a way to change over
time, but I see a couple of releases for both Nerd Chills
and Gammis during 2023. The first release, however,
belongs to Detached Ignorance. And that’s a promise.
Hi, again. Wow, yet another album released.
But first I need to thank everyone who listens to my
music, I got my spotify-wrapped yesterday and was blown
away. I got a lot of positive statistics for all of my
projects. So, thank you!
While it felt good releasing the last album to get some
closure of the 4-album project I had, this release feels
feels like a gust of fresh air flew through my
creative process and it gave me even more hunger
for a productive future. I've
been really exited about these song since the very first
day I played around with a rework for the first of them.
It's been a long lasting dream of mine to be able to
release some of these songs in a fashion that does them
justice, and I think I just made it. The most important
song for me is #1, "New Wave of Fire". This song was
originally made for my grunge-metal band Mutual
Edification. We rehearsed it a few times back in 2001 and
I still remember how to play the guitar riffs and the
melody. Some songs just suck with you like that, I guess.
While we had lyrics back in the day I figured I'd try
something different just for fun, making it a more
game-friendly "Megaman-like" metal. I got so inspirited
while working on it that I started to remake several old
songs as well. A few days later most of the album was
already done. Many of the songs are new versions of old
tracker-metal releases from 1998 (find them at
modarchive.org). The song "Give Me Power" have been hiding
in my unfinished projects folder since 1998. I also have
to mention "Leaving Myself", a song made for the band One
Future Plan back in 2002. It also had lyrics back then,
but I think this version works better. Even the cover art
is a rework from a old drawing I did in my early teens.
Reincarnated Megaman-style Metal!
Songs written in 1998-2022,
all recorded in 2022.
3rd Nov 2022:
And here comes the last piece of my five year
old project! Success! Yeay!
started out in 2018 with
listening to almost all song
ideas from my Dictaphone
marked with the "random
Swedish song" marker. The
first step was to write all
the lyrics, which gave me a
lot of additional
inspiration. After having
around 80 finished lyrics I
started to sort the projects
after different feelings.
The red album (2019) was to
be the sad one, the yellow
one (2020) got the crazy
songs, the blue one (2021)
had all the songs that I
associate with work and then
there was the green one
(2022) that supposed to
contain angry songs. Some
songs were added late in
this album and some songs
were moved to other projects
not yet released, but the
core idea of fitting these
songs into four different
albums with different feel
is still there. And then I
recorded most instruments in
"bulk", having days where I
recorded half the albums
vocals - for instance. But
wait! These four albums
doesn't combine 80 tracks!?
No, some are still coming
later and some might never
get finished. I hope you
enjoy this scrappy album. :)
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