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How to Write an Album: Part Two

Music is well and truly in full swing in Flamestar studios. It feels good. Despite the trepidation I’ve felt about the somewhat lofty goal I’ve set with the album, I’m bolstered by my latest efforts. I actually feel like I’ll be able to achieve what I’m setting out to accomplish – and instead of dreading [...]

The Evolution of the Livestream

So with my livestreams, there has been a significant break recently. I am very aware of this. You see, I’ve been trying to write things quickly when on livestream so that people watching don’t lose interest. As a result I think I’m cramping my creativity as I’m not giving myself time to work things over [...]

How to write an album: Part One

So I’m going to start up weekly blog posts to give you guys a bit of a look into the behind-the-scenes machinations of this album as I kick things into gear. Following the successful funding of the pozible project I was able to put some cash towards things like a proper wordpress theme, an upgraded [...]

Articulation

So there’s been a whirlwind of activity the past week. Asides from my day job interfering with my music work for Anna’s quest, my Pozible campaign has launched and hit full funding. It’s a good result, but not without its share of hard and fast lessons (ie physical merchandise pricing and shipping costs – you [...]

The nebulous cloud of fundraising

August 6th. The day I put my money where my mouth is (sort of) and put my Pozible campaign up. It’s both a deadline and an opening to something fantastic. I’m both elated and terrified at the prospect. It’s always nerve-wracking putting your creative self on the line, and it’s hard not to view these [...]

A matter of genre…

Dubstep, Breaks, Drum’n’Bass, House. As a society we seem to love to categorize things by type, style, shape and sound. One thing we love to categorize more than anything else is our beloved music; the soundtrack to our lives. But it doesn’t stop there. Once you hit a genre, you’ve got sub-genres. Not content with [...]

Snippet from yesterday’s livestream

In case you missed the livestream yesterday, here’s a slightly tweaked version of one of the two tracks that I started: The main strings/bass were altered this afternoon but everything you see there was written last night, while I explained the workflow and step-by-step work done to those who joined in. The track is still [...]