February 28, 2017
The aim of FAWM is 14 songs in the month but I have stopped at 11. I am happy with this collection though and 11 songs is a pretty good album length I think.
I didn’t achieve my goal of writing in a more ‘song’ style because I just couldn’t get that to work. I have some unfinished bits but the whole spoken poem in a musical setting seems to work better for me. That’s a useful discovery anyway 🙂
My other goal of using more guitar in my iPad music has worked quite well though, I intend to keep that up.
Here is the final collection of songs which I feel makes a nice album. I hope you agree.
February 21, 2017
Well I’ve been beavering away this last week or so trying to write words that I can use, and trying to find aways to incorporate guitar into my iPad Soundscapes etc. Trying to find some ‘Songs’.
And largely failing in that endeavour. The song part of it anyway.
I have enjoyed trying to focus on writing words (which as I have mentioned before I find really difficult) and though I have mainly found poem/texty sort of Spoken Word things rather than ‘lyrics’ which might be sung, I do quite like the results.
I have also enjoyed reacquainting myself with my old guitar playing self and thinking about how differently I approach music through different instruments and techniques. As well as what that might mean in the long run.
I have 9 tracks so far with a few more coming up, so here is a link to the entire playlist so far, I hope you enjoy them.
February 14, 2017
Still struggling with this, words are so hard to come by. I’ve also been trying to bring guitar into things but it has been so long since I played regularly that it’s taking me some time to get comfortable with the instrument again. I think I’m starting to get there.
This track is just guitar and vocal. I improvised the guitar using BiasFX on my iPad and then added the spoken word in Auria.
February 9, 2017
I’m struggling with this. Number two is another spoken word set this time in an ambient soundscape which I hope suits it.
Words are difficult to get as usual and I want to experiment with more song type forms and with using guitar but I keep coming across barriers, sometimes technical and sometimes of my own making.
Oh well it feels like a learning experience so lets soldier on. I have two or three fragments building so hopefully I’ll have more soon.
February 3, 2017
I have decided to participate in FAWM this year. That’s February Album Writing Month, I seem to need some thing to focus on, perhaps this will help me clarify my direction and bring things together.
I’m going to try and write words for each track, perhaps experiment with song form a little more, I also have in mind something sparse, but quite what that means I an unsure.
This first one is a spoken word piece over a minimal beatscape, so not really a song. But you have to start somewhere 🙂
January 20, 2017
January 18, 2017
I have still been in a quiet phase these last two weeks; not many tracks to show for my efforts and some days I haven’t even been able to muster the energy to even try. Today saw two tracks emerge however and I present them both below.
I’m trying to get back into the habit of going into the workroom at the start of each day no matter my mood etc.
January 1, 2017
Happy New Year Trackers. Lets hope we all have a good one.
The days are short and the nights are long here in Norway but no snow in January is a sad sight to see.
I’ve only done two tracks this week which is the quietest week in a long long time, but my mind has been contemplating sound the whole time, and I hope that contemplation will bear fruit soon.
This is one of those tracks: it is my most complex Gadget piece ever and though quite long it does go through several stages or sections and I hope it is enjoyable throughout. For some reason I have gone very ‘synthy’ lately.
December 24, 2016
December 9, 2016
It’s been quite some time since I made a video though I have been thinking about it a lot.
The soundtrack is a slow Soundscape made by combining two jams: The first was made with Xynthesizr, AudioShare, Dedalus, and Flux:FX. The second used Model 15, Dedalus, AudioShare, AUFX:Dub, AUFX:Space, Emo Chorus, and AUFX:Peak.
The artwork was done in iColorama.
The video was made in Pinnacle Pro and treated with CinemaFXV.
Happy Birthday My Love.