Saturday, July 15, 2017

Presenting the full album of Speeders and Circuit Boards

Thursday, July 13, 2017


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.

Monday, April 17, 2017

The music changes

It started around Feb 2017, when I began writing another batch of material. After the long writing process of a studio album 'The Scheme of Things' I found new music being developed. This year is a completely different mindset on these songs. Different life, and no stress. Though various feelings and emotional troubles did get these songs started. Budgie came first, then Pinholes, Constellations, and finally travel. All of these songs are a balance between one another, as I'm moving into a more ambient-like progression. Cinematic is still taking a big part in the sound through. Budgie brings to life the sounds of the jungle, like listening to some Discovery channel nature show. Coming next was Pinholes, a very different approach from all pieces came forward, fragmented music, strange reverse like sounds. Then I released Constellations, which is the reverse of Pinholes. Around April I released Travel. The intent was completely separate from the other 3, using a real track of riding on a train, coupled with ambient-like over-tones and melodies, droning throughout, flowing with the natural rhythm of the clack of the tracks. Soon to begin other material such as Afterglow, Slope, Protection and North. These all mean something symbolically. Until next time.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017