Thursday, July 13, 2017

CRT

It all takes me back thinking about the past and how this music got started. I was alone, in a dark apt with my old Packard Bell 75 MHZ computer and computer software. I started on tracker programs and made many hours of music with that computer. It's time to tell the story, dark foreboding or unique, heavy beats and EBM revisiting. Showing music the way I create it, not the way It should be made. I didn't learn how to make electronic music from tutorials, but felt my way through the experience. CRT is that story, not just a story but a journey of 17 years of doing electronic music.

The progressions over the years have gone from the minimal to the extreme. CRT will be another 3 letter wording that means more to my music process. The journey backwards and coming back to my roots instead of continuing where I am now. It will be an album that has gathered information over the years, from album to album and single to single. The constant flux of ideas and now placing myself back in that apt again. I'll be using the very software I was during those days. Fasttracker II, a DOS program that is still used even this day by some musicians, will be my only tool. There is something about that old interpolation sound that runs deep in the 16 BIT realm of music making. A process that I'm not sure where it will take me, and in that process I'll have some songs that were never released during those times of using tracker software.

I could always use Renoise but I want to re-experience the memory of what it felt like to make electronic music for the first time. I released a few years ago an album called Millennium Rewind, and it has many of those first songs from 1998 - 2000. It is quite fitting to do this and I've been searching for weeks on where to go next. This is the door that I'm opening and willing to take to find myself again musically. More on that later.