Kynance Cove, Cornwall, England.
Anonymous asked: I like Christmas Love. Bravo!
Christmas tunes are some of our favorite to create!
Ben Bulben, Sligo, Ireland.
Anonymous asked: If you come to Florida you have to come to St. Petersburg/Tampa. South Florida sucks and Orlando has such terrible traffic problems. We have plenty of gators and swamps! Feel free to take some home with you. =)
We have a lot of friends that live in the Tampa area, so we definitely hope to visit soon!
Anonymous asked: I live in a place that has been bombarded by snow for months. Ceres & Calypso has been my form of escapism this winter. I would much rather be in tropical prehistory :P Thanks so much for recording this album, it's a real treat.
Thanks for listening….We are pretending like we are back in the Mediterranean basking in the Barcelona sunshine…1 million years ago!
Anonymous asked: Dear Candy Claws, are you working on anything right now? And if so is it like previous albums, or something new? I look forward to whatever it may be
We’re not working on anything at the moment. Music doesn’t usually happen until I’m head over heels with some new sound or feeling or recording process. Recently I’ve been have some ideas, so we’re getting there. It’ll be different, like each album, but you’ll still know it’s us. Thanks for checking in.
Anonymous asked: Ryan, have you ever made any course on music? Anything like theory and years of a instrument? And are you the major composer of candy claws, the one that makes all the arrangements?
I learned how to read music in elementary school, and played trumpet for a few years. Started playing drums in middle school and figured out how to record on my stereo’s double tape deck. Learned keyboard and guitar so I could write my own songs. Took a music theory class in high school and played drums in a bunch of the jazz bands. Recorded on a four track for a while. “In the Dream of the Sea Life” was our experiment to see what was possible making music with a computer. I taught drum and guitar lessons for about ten years. And yes, this music is mostly my own amalgam of my favorite sounds, with some input from Karen and Kay. Thanks for listening!
Anonymous asked: I listened to your music when I was really happy and now I get really happy when I hear C&CITDT. Thanks for such a work of art.
That’s the best thing a musician can hear. Now I’m happy too.
Anonymous asked: How did you happen across Starflyer 59?
I was very into the whole Tooth & Nail roster in high school (way different than what it’s like now). I would obsess over their little mail-order catalog and try to go find the CDs in stores here in town. The first Starflyer record I picked up was Le Vainqeur (easily one of their best), then the Fashion Focus, then Americana, Silver, and my all-time favorite, Gold. It was my first time hearing loud music with soft vocals. Hopefully you can hear a little bit of Starflyer in our music.
Anonymous asked: I just want to say that your music is amazing. Please, keep on making it. Please.
The music will be made. We can’t help it.