2013 - New Recording in Progress.
Greetings! Hope everyone’s had a wonderful entrance to the new year.
I am starting on a clean slate with the creativity, but this time it’s with the music. It’s been a few years since I’ve released any music at all and it’s about damn time, so the art will have to be put on hold for a while (at least until I am finished recording my new material and playing out on a regularly basis).
I’ve already rearranged my home studio to cater o the music and have begun tracking some very basic ideas. I have been listening to tons of new artists/bands suggested by friends and I really wish that I can put all of my inspirations in a blender and let the music spill through the speakers, but there is much work involved in the process, especially when you go it alone.
It truly pays to have a second opinion so you’re not driving yourself nuts staying stuck on an idea or a specific part of a song. Since I won’t have any band members to provide it, maybe all of you can help me out with it :)
When I was on the island of St. Maarten a few years ago, I had a few followers from Twitter and Facebook join in on a songwriting collaboration with me. I wrote the music, and they “tweeted” their lines of lyrics. After I mixed the song to Mp3 and arranged the lyrics, I sent all the participants a free download for their contributions. I always make a point to find new and exciting ways to involve those who follow and support my music, so I will be posting the process and the progress behind the scenes and would like to share the journey with you.
I’ll be playing all of the instruments, writing, arranging and producing this album myself, but although most of the heavier songs will have a full band sound, I really want to focus on voice, guitar and percussive loops as I will most likely be performing these tracks on my own once they hit the stage. I do plan on using subtle background loops and sound effects during the performances, but mainly just a voice, a guitar and a loop pedal.
All ideas and sketches of the songs can be found on my soundcloud profile.
Once they’re ready for finalizing and mastering, I’ll post the polished versions on my reverbnation profile.
Don’t forget to “like” my facebook page as it will all be integrated there.
I guess that’s it for now. I’m going to put my imagination to work and get back to the tunes now. Cheers :)
P.S.. Since most of the songs usually stem off of random jam sessions, I’ll be posting a couple of random videos as well.