Tuesday, March 27, 2012
i'm not 100% sure what this track is, but i will say i've enjoyed working on it so far. it's got a nice mellow atmosphere... it probably gets repetitive a bit, but i haven't put a whole lot of time into it yet. it's a bit different from the stuff i normally put up, maybe more accessible and structured. passing it along now before it gets dusted over...
Thursday, February 16, 2012
(and reminding myself about it with this post)
Thursday, September 8, 2011
this one is a purely emotional studio piece, one i wrote with no expectations of where it would go or what i would do with it; just writing purely for the love of making music.
i used a lot of different elements here, camel audio's alchemy, humanoid sound system's scanned synth (if you haven't checked out scanned synthesis, check it out, cool concept), NIs massive (a regular in most of my productions), paper's albino and predator, fxpansion's fusor/stobe (from the DCAM synth squad. drums were first and foremost (as always) fxpansion's geist with a kit is use quite a bit (you'll recognize the reverse snare lead-in to the kick in a LOT of my work) and some sampled loops chopped up in battery here and there.
all in all, i don't think this one is over the top. i think it builds some good emotional tension and draws you in, doesn't ever blow your mind, but keeps you in that emotional place for the duration. looking back, i do like it.
Friday, September 2, 2011
i must say i am sincerely enjoying being a father; through all the countless surprises and learning experiences to the very things i have been looking forward to in the 10 months leading up to this.
the baby certainly does take up most of my free time these days and so i haven't really gotten back into the habit of making music yet. as hard as that was for me to imagine before he was born (it's amazing how the ways you tell yourself you're going to feel/be before you have a child change after you actually do have a child) i am certainly fine with things as they are now. i know soon i'll be back at it. i've had some time to put down a few ideas here and there to keep the mind fresh, but no significant song writing has taken place.
the one thing i have made time for is running. this is absolutely the best way to keep myself in shape, both physically and mentally and, of course, i love it. right now i'm putting together a training program for the burlington marathon next spring, which should be quite fun. a couple friends and i have been writing about that and some other things on another blog.
soon i'll be posting a flood of tracks to my soundcloud page, first to post a few that i never got around to finishing (and probably never will) but still like for one reason or another and secondly, for the new stream of tracks that i'll soon be writing. i must say, the new ideas i've put down are quite a bit different from the older stuff. i'm very much looking forward to the shift in style, towards what i would call "headphone music".
anyway, i'm very much appreciative that people are still into the track washed out and i've been quite surprised at the reaction it has gotten. part of me still feels like it's a bit of a fluke, but the feedback and support i've gotten for it has been great. i still very much like the track myself, so it's all the more personal and satisfying.
until next time, cheers!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
i've had so much on my mind, primary trying to learn everything i can about the new man i am to become any day now: dad.
yes, it's weeks, maybe just days away at this point; the birth of my beautiful son.
you can forgive me for not making music for the past few months in preparation, i'm sure.... but, trust me, i've so deeply longed for the release of writing a song it has been hard to fathom not doing so. i just plain haven't had the time, being so occupied with what is the most important event of my life so far (and possible at all!).
but tonight, maybe the calm before the storm, things sort of settled down. i had a few moments to myself, and before you know it, i was at the keyboard, writing away.
in my mind, i was picturing my son on my lap, my life to be. loving this little being so much, trying so hard to write something that won't hurt his ears, will make him smile, make him feel the love i have for him; just make him feel ANYTHING... i've written a lot of tunes in my days, but no pleasure has come close to the pleasure of writing like this.
i don't know what it will sound like to you (and i will share it, letting you know when i do), but i really love it... i just love this process, this feeling.
i have a inkling it's going to be the most beautiful period of music writing ever for innerfuze, or eric, or whomever i become during the newest stage of my life...