Felix Olschewski

Composer. Musician. Author.

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Live clip from Heinrich at Theetuin d’Aole Pastorie

What could be more fitting than singing about a chocolate factory while afternoon tea is being served? I recently played a few gigs in the Netherlands. This is a short clip of me playing the song Heinrich (… owns a Read more…


Heidelbeerenlied

Das offizielle Heidelbeerenlied ist da. Wer etwas auf sich hält, kennt den Text auswendig: Das Lied gibt es überall im Internet zu kaufen. Zum Beispiel bei iTunes. Die Illustration zauberte Andrea Christen in Aquarell aufs Blatt. Andrea sang auch im Read more…


95 – Live in the lounge

This is a live recording of my instrumental 95 played in a sunlit lounge as part of my rehearsals. The song is part of my album Love and Passion which you find here.


Lake of Tears – Melancholy

We had sex to the music of Lake of Tears. Frequently. The Scandinavian band entered my life in the middle of the 90s and is one of the few influences from the period to stay with me. They are part of my musical DNA. If Forever Autumn was a straightforward metal album I would probably add it to my list of the three best metal albums of all times. But it is different. Its style haunted me for so long that it integrated into my music as an explicit influence. And so the song title Lake of Tears was born.


What is success? The definition of making it.

Success is relative. And yet our society shares a generalized, very narrow and absolute definition of making it which usually only involves the dimensions of accumulated wealth, social class and fame. Thousands of famous and rich stars who just can not Read more…


I am going to make it as a musician

Making it as an artist is simple. Based on my experience in the games industry, as a self-publishing author and as a musician I am writing this series to help other artists achieve success. This post tells a story not unusual for many artists. Read more…


Love and Passion for the world

The world could do with a lot more love and passion. So why not check out my brand new, second album Love and Passion? Look at this magnificent cover artwork by the one and only, the talented artist, decent person Read more…


Choices

Just when I had pressed down the plunger of the carefully prepared French Press and was about to pour a cup of my freshly ground, cherished Rosetta Asuvim coffee, my Parisian host’s oldest son entered the kitchen, drew a cup from the drip Read more…


Blood and Souls Acoustic Suite

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This is an acoustic distillate of my Brütal Metal album Blood and Souls. During writing I was actually surprised by how many beautiful melodies went into the original album that I did not really recognize at the time of its creation.


You owe the world

The War of Art

What those quotations leave us with, though, is this: If you are an artist, you have to give and give and give and never expect anything in return:

You owe the world. No one owes you.

That might sound daunting. At the same time, I think it is liberating.

Go out and rock. Now.