Single Status Update
It's been a weird couple of months. I left home back at the end of June and ended up crashing with a friend at his apartment while I waited for another one to become ready. Unfortunately the landlord ended up jerking me around and never did get the apartment ready. But in hindsight that was probably a good thing.
While I was away I didn't really have a way to work on music. I sort of could on my laptop, but the only software I had with me was Reason, and it was running on Wine inside of Linux. This usually works fine, but I've been working on a joint project that was started by a friend of mine using just Reason and the songs were killing my processor and really stressing Wine. Plus I couldn't work on my Partition 36 stuff since I don't use Reason for it.
Moving back fixed that, and my original studio is now set back up. Well, "studio" is a bit of a stretch. It’s really just a computer desk in the corner my basement with some synths next to it and some studio monitors. But hey, whatever works! Being back and working on music feels great. It’s always been a creative release for me, and so not being able to work on music usually leaves me feeling bottled up. My first two priorities since getting things set up are working on the joint project stuff (treeFungus), and finishing a new Partition 36 song tentatively called "Alice".
The new Partition 36 song is part of the new album, which I briefly talked about back in this post on the official P36 blog. As I mentioned there, the album is sort of a reverse Inside The Beat, where it starts as a very inward-facing, personal album, and then moves outward. “Alice” fits the introspective side of it perfectly. The pseudo-lyrics I’ve been working on for it are based on a poem I wrote at the beginning of the year, and deal with my feelings as I came to terms with being transgendered. What I’m thinking of doing is recording them in either a whispy/whispery voice and then applying some effects to make them sound ethereal, or doing something on the verge of spoken word and then doing some heavy processing. Either of these should fit well with the song, which is already pretty atmospheric sounding. The tracks from there on out will either deal with the act of transitioning, other personal feelings and thoughts, or will just be instrumental and generally introspective-sounding.
Aside from that, I’m thinking I may do some remastering work with some of my old pre-Partition 36 pieces in order to practice some new engineering tricks I’ve been researching. Furthermore, some of my old master CDs have been scratched, and I don’t have the original master files anymore, so making new recordings will also serve an archival purpose. These shouldn’t take long at all since everything is written really just needs to be re-recorded into a multi-track master, and they aren’t a priority.
From pierced ears to banana splits in less than 2 months eh? I've no idea why'd you voluntarily make your life that much more difficult, but good luck. Looking forward to your new music.
Banana split? lol wow, hadn't heard that one before.
But thanks :) The album's going to take a while, and I'm sort of behind on it since I was without a way to work on music for a few months, but I'm aiming for a release date somewhere around a year from now.