I've been writing music since I was 10 years old.
I always loved all kinds of music but synthesizer music and soundtracks were my greatest love.
Now I create my own soundtracks albums. Hi there!!
I've been chronically ill for 14 years now due to a surgery gone wrong. After this surgery I lost my job, my income and lost all my social contacts and there is no cure. 6 years after the surgery I w ... read more
Posted at 2017-12-10
Posted at 2017-12-10
Just a quick video secretly made by my wife while I was working on a track for my debut album.
This track is for a video about the Californian coastline which now has been burnt.
For more news please visit www.Facebook.com/Zwoekiemusic or www.zwoekie.com (under construction)
I’m waiting for new synths and other equipment so the end result will be awesome!
Album release 2018, finally after a lot of set backs because of a heart attack. Stay healthy and enjoy this short piece of tranquility.....
Peace out ✌️
Posted at 2015-03-25
Posted at 2015-03-25
Thanks for supporting me!
At the moment I've locked myself away in my studio to produce my first real full debut album. I've invested all my money in the gear I need to have a fantastic and professional sounding album for everyone who loves my music.
I know how difficult it is to reach the people who like my music and that's why I really appreciate the efforts you make.
I decided that all my new music will be released with the release of my debut album, plus the launch of a proper website, video's etc will all be done at the time sometime this year. All I can say about the songs I've written so far is that they are way better than what is currently is playing on N1M and the production quality will be as you are accustomed to from other artists you hear on the radio or Internet, to accomplish the latter I had to spend everything on effects and other stuff like equalizers, compressors and other stuff.
The music is all about Alaska and the North Pole and I hope you will like it. I decided not to join a label but stay independent but that also means recording, mixing, mastering, etc plus spreading the word all comes down to me and people like you who like my music.
That said, with no newsletter at the moment I can only ask you to visit my Facebook account, granted you have an account of course, at www.facebook.com/zwoekiemusic for any updates but that will change as soon as the album is ready.
The temporary website at band page is still up and you can download stuff for free. I only put Shoreview Meditation on iTunes and other digital distributors because a lot of people said it was worth it.
Oh, this may sound lame but if you're able to visit my Facebook page, I'd really appreciate it if you give it a like. It doesn't mean that much overall but it's an extra motivation for me!
Thank you for everything you do and I hope you will like the album and video I finally scraped together.
It's all very new to me, professional mixing, but with books, YouTube and tutorials from the manufactuo of the stuff I bought I learn each day. I think if you like my music and are willing to spend your hard earned cash, I from my side must do everything that's in my power to give you the best, even if it takes longer than normal. In the end it will be all worth it.
Posted at 2014-04-02
Posted at 2014-04-02
I have left N1M because I'm curently working on an album.
I heard that there are still people out there subscribing to this newsletter but I will be active on line again after the release of my album until then its useless for me to spent a lot of money to N1M.
If you want to keep up to date you can reach me at±
You can download songs from my website or buy Shoreview Meditation from
itunes or cdbaby
thank you very much.
I hope everything is ok with you all
Posted at 2014-01-10
Posted at 2014-01-10
Hi dear music fans!
I thank all of you who have been listening to my tracks during 2013.
N1M has told me I have been in the charts in Holland (the country I was born) for a while now and at the moment I occupy the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the instrumental/cinematic chart. This is awesome!
At the moment I'm busy writing and producing my debut album and I could really use your help.
I had Shoreview Meditation Mix remastered and it's now on iTunes for only $0.99.
I've been chronically ill for 14 years now due to a surgery gone wrong and cannot work anymore but writing music is the only thing I still can do.
I really hope that I can write music for documentaries or freelance stuff and of course write music for the people who love music, you! but I need a good quality catalog, hence the debut album.
I'm honored you guys are streaming my music but that will not give me the opportunity to invest in my studio.
So if you really want to help a struggling independent musician/producer please visit iTunes or CDBaby to purchase that one song (if you like it of course ;-)
It will make the start of 2014 for one independent producer an awesome start.
Hardware and software for a studio is expensive and it's a wonder I've come this far but if you are willing to help that debut album will be brilliant, that would be awesome!
You can find Shoreview Meditation at iTunes:
Or at CDBaby:
I'd really appreciatie it, because it will mean I can make investments and the production quality of my debut album will be so much better. Giving you better quality songs.
Thanks for reading and I hope you are willing to help me.
Thank you all very much,
Posted at 2013-12-28
Posted at 2013-12-28
My dear music fans,
This will probably be the last newsletter from me to you for a long time.
As most of you know, I'm currently working on an album which shall be released as separate downloadable mp3 files and a real CD when it's finished from CDBaby.
I already have some stunning video footage in my possession for one or maybe 3 videos for YouTube and my website.
In about a month my contract will expire with N1M and they're offering a renewal for $180. But my decision to release everything all at once means that the majority of that time will be just waiting time. I need some serious money for plugins to get the sound I want for my album and where I thought, my remastered version of Shoreview Meditation would earn me some money to invest in these plugins this wasn't the case at all.
Sadly, only 3 people bought the remastered version, that was pretty pathetic but that's how it goes.
Now just to be clear, I'm not creating music with the goal to get as much money as possible, first thing has always been to let people enjoy the music. But to produce a good track you need high quality gear and over the years I've built a professional studio on my own that can deliver that, I've really put every single cent I have into this.
This album will be released all at once and it has to sound good enough to attract people in the documentary or film scene and of course you, the people who love this kinda music!
The plugins will make sure that I can achieve that vintage sound I'm looking for because this company is renowned for their accurate software emulations of hardware from early as the 60's
I could sent all the tracks to a professional studio but they only do the last phase of the album, the mastering phase and for the money I invest in that alone I could buy the plugins to do the mixing AND mastering myself and use them for the next albums as well!
I therefore came to the conclusion to no longer extend my account and invest that money in the very necessary plugins and a long needed upgrade of my production software, Cubase in my case.
What will happen when I leave N1M?
For you? Probably nothing. N1M will keep on playing my tracks but there will be no newsletters (maybe that's a good thing, LOL!), no means to upload the new stuff, but that wasn't gonna happen anyway until the whole album was finished and videos etc are finished.
You will not find my "mini website" and new subscribers can't join this newsletter because I have no account anymore.
If in the future I decide to subscribe to N1M again, all my tracks plus the new ones will be uploaded and all your email addresses will be in the database so nothing will change on your side.
I want to thank you all for all you support over the years. When it was bad because of my health your email support got me through and I always took your advise as a guideline.
You are a real great bunch of people.
N1M mailed me that I'm now more than a couple of months at number 1,3 and 5 in the Dutch instrumental chart and number 15 (with Shoreview Meditation) in the all genre charts.
Something I thought was impossible, because I'm from Holland and thought I knew the general taste but I'm pretty proud of that! :-)
But although I am proud the tracks are well received, even in holland, no one has the money to buy a song from iTunes. I just had enough money to let a professional studio remaster the track and release the song and Shoreview Meditation was the most popular on N1M, so I choose that one.
At the moment I've got 1840+ subscribers to this newsletter so to sell only 3 copies was a bit of a disappointment, I think you can imagine that.
I really hope that with the release of the new album I can get exposure in the movie and documentary scene because I really would love to work again after 14 years of being ill. The signs are positive but we'll see.
I hope that this Arctic soundtrack album will be finished somewhere mid next year.
If for some reason I will get signed or other big events take place that may interest you I will sent you an email. I've always respected your privacy and I'm not about to change that.
I find it hard but in the end it always comes down to the $$$ and you have to choose wisely.
Again thank you for your loyal support and hopefully we'll see each other soon.
Many thanks to you wherever you are, I'm gonna miss you.
You can still purchase the remastered version of Shoreview Medtation at the following addresses:
You can follow me on Twitter, Facebook and my temp website (but the newsletter function doesn't work
I'm positive my real website will be up and running before the release of the album.
There will be a newsletter feature in that website and much more but at the moment finishing this album is priority nr. 1 and when all is done you'll get a notification by mail, or via twitter or Facebook.
Thanks for your support and hopefully we'll see each other some where in the next year.
Take care everybody,
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soundbox from the door
Nord Modular G2
Nice background on the monitors
Work in Progress!
My Favorite Synth!
Got to have more of these
Lights in the studio, inspirational.
Top review from a Japanese fan about the remastered Shoreview Meditation
From a fan: after purchasing Shoreview Meditation.