back in CA
new studio has been set up
there are many many things to be chased down as a result of the notes I’ve been writing myself during the last 6 months of having to work on other things (like moving my gear 2500 miles west)
3 tracks that started out as “exercises”, became demos, ended up in an itunes playlist and eventually stuck
“nothing grows here” began as testing a guitar signal path + reverb presets
recorded 2005 at the highpoint corona ca
“another new white car” was a looping experiment that came out of testing a newly arrived ARP Odyssey (bought off of eBay)
recorded 2007 the exit long beach ca
“resurrection on a rust belt” testing a couple of mods done to the ARP Odyssey (cross modulation, LFO free run and filter)
recorded 2008 cuyahoga falls oh
sorting through 4 months worth of soundscaping and “parts”
if you’ve been following my DIY posts on rtopia, you can see that I’ve been building more things to make noise with. the tests end up being elements that usually find their way into this project.
the hardest part at this point is to stop adding color and edit what’s already there to sound “right” (whatever that means)
last night, the title track was reworked/remixed to sound more
“substantial” (and all it took was a couple of improv takes on my lap steel)
still recording, still mixing, still remixing….
rediscovered my love for bass playing (it’s a guilty pleasure).
launched a new website for my recorded music catalog:
you may notice that there’s more than one title up there. the fact is that I’m currently building 3 different projects at the same time.
I’ve resolved myself to stop fighting the different directions I seem to go in each day and just put down whatever I’m in the mood for.
by the end of the week I sort everything and drop it into one of 4 places (fourth being the nothing folder)
30944: rhythm heavy
desert diner 3am: guitar instrumentals
I’ve also posted a repackaged version of: “I like the operative p1”
Instead of a single file, it’s been broken down into separate tracks that will play “skipless”
this is a test message from the dashboard of of mbp
my next “collection of songs” (are we going to call them albums anymore?) is going to be called: “amero”
without getting into what the titles all about – this group of tracks will be an an exercise in making a broad range of textures with a limited amount of source.
the project began unofficially on the weekend of Nov 8 after finishing “resurrection on a rust belt”.
since then, I’ve been working on pieces with nothing but my ARP Odyssey and guitar as sources.
From these sources I manipulate the results in Ableton Live with editing, plugins, and the Impulse and Sampler instruments.