Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Saturation Mix

Well, this time I came through on my promise. I finished four more guitar/drums duets this weekend--enough to round out an album of these. I did the mixdowns this evening and will master and upload them tomorrow.

But, you ask, haven't I abandoned the idea of the album? Isn't that what this very blog is supposed to facilitate? Well, sort of. However, I can't get over the album as a cohesive presentation of music. It's still a very convenient way to frame an hour's worth of music. And the hour of music I just completed is one I'm calling "Saturation", after the ridiculously saturated distortion that drenches the guitar sound on every single track. Way over the top. You've already heard six of the tracks on this site and can tell what I mean, hopefully. It's also "saturation" in the sense of trying to push things to the extreme of free playing. Just press play on the record and go for as long as feel like it. I imposed time limits in a few cases, but on others I just went where my mind would go.

This material will the first on my upcoming bandcamp.com site, which is a music site that allows artists to upload music in high quality, lossless form, with much longer permissible song lengths than SoundClick allows. It's pretty much made for what I do.

I'll have more to say about all this tomorrow.

Friday, May 15, 2009

I'm back, with music!

Hi, Internet! It's been awhile. I've been bad about not posting and not playing for the last month or so. Well, I've played a little bit, but I do need to get my chops going again. I'm hoping to get some more guitar/drums duets recorded this weekend, as well as maybe work on another long-form piece.

Speaking of long-form pieces, I finally got a file-sharing account going so I can share my long pieces with everyone. It's not as good as Music V2 was, but it does the job. Unfortunately, I can't post a link to a central page with all of the long pieces, so I'll have to post individual song links, as well as a streaming player for them. Right now, I only have "One Day in August" going on the site, but that's ok.

Here is the link where you can download One Day in August.

And here is One Day in August in the streaming player: