I have a new song! I honestly cannot remember the last piece of music that I produced, that is, an original song. I’ve improvised some ambience, and I have played or recorded music with friends quite a bit, but I believe the last thing I published was in July 2014.
Back then, I was in a period of self-isolation thanks to heartache. Not so much this time, but there is isolation and a process of detachment taking place in my heart.
This song plays with tension and release. It just worked out that way. I didn’t overthink it and I didn’t want to put a lot of energy into it. No quantization, no automation. I’m satisfied, but not thrilled with it. I mean, I like it. It’s a compelling piece of music.
After the covid stimulus came out, I bought up some studio equipment, including drum microphones. This is the first drum mic test. I jammed for about 15 minutes and found about 10 seconds worth of compelling loops for a new piece of music.
The rest came naturally, starting with the bass line, usually adding more ambient tracks, then melodic loops. I considered adding filters and cutting it up, but I felt that the rock feel I got by letting the drums loop was good. No quantization of any tracks. It’s very rock.
So on to the next one.