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  1. here's a half finished track https://instaud.io/1eWR
  2. yea same, this album is based on sampling tapes, mainly bollywood tapes. i'll get a cool sample and the nit flow from there and i'll add some shit in, synths and beats and then noises and ambience etc.. then i'll start to move whole sections around and then before i know it I've got a completely different track without the original sample and it's like amazing realization then i'll listen to it a few days later and that gives me more ideas.. eventually it becomes set in stone then i start to really edit everything down and add in all the variations on beats and resample shit and automation etc... then i'll almost start the process again resampling whole sections and cutting them up cause i'm trying to tell a story and get it right...i never hardly start with an idea unless i have a sample of jam some shit
  3. in some ways i see it no different to a band developing a style or a sound and writing songs they morph and change etc.. The difference is that your'e playing all the instruments and rather than falling out with fellow band members you just fall out with yourself.ha! i think it's weird that computer/electronic music is be classed as such throwaway music. youve invested loads of time and money in buying gear and learning a software package etc.. surely thats the same as buying a guitar amp and pedals etc...just like you would get a new pedal your sound will change, you get a new riff idea for a song and bring it to the band you add a chorus bridge etc.. so why is electronic music so different? outside influences effect the progression unless youre making stuff in a strict genre (doom,techno) that have particular aspects. If your trying to push the boundaries of what you want to sound like before unleashing and have the passion prduce something that a little different. I'm not trying to make my magnum opus but i definitely want to make something that looks at a style/sound from a different angle not for people to go yea wow amazing or anything like that but for me to fill that gap in the crossroads of my tastes
  4. Is there something special about this album for you? Like your special album you want to be particularly polished and keep coming back to as you improve as a producer? Skickat från min SM-G930F via Tapatalk yes it'll be the first thing solo i'll release proper... it's a journey of discovery accumulating everything i've learnt as a producer coming all my fav styles etc.. i've released stuff in the past with bands and collabs and thought thats shite...so vowed never to do this again. Well sounds like you want it to be really polished and maybe this is your personal process. Have you gotten any feedback yet? That really helps for me at least. Skickat från min SM-G930F via Tapatalk just from friends that are like "sick bro, get this shit out there" its definitely not a polished sound but its a sound hahaha maybe just a case of too many influences maybe stop listening to so much music
  5. If I did this with drawing, I would have no drawings from elementary school. Now is the infinite now, but we don't always have to self-reference in the now. As noted, gotta learn to let things go. Everything is not about doing the best you can in all time periods and dimensions; else we'd all beat up ourselves over idealized future selves-- it's about doing the best you can by using your present judgment, using will power to fight through laziness, and being confident enough to know when something is at its prime cuz it feels solid. Ironically, this can all be done by "not giving a shit". OF COURSE you care, or you wouldn't be doing it. So "not giving a shit" just means to not become paralyzed over stupid little details, when there's like 3 minutes left to finish in the track. That being said, if you work on your own music 5~10 years after not working on it, it's basically like working on someone else's music. In that sense, creative potential is pretty high, when it comes to seeing things in new contexts and hearing things totally differently. -A curse of this is that one often finds out years later, that their old unfinished music was quite fucking good ("Why didn't I finish it?" "Cuz lazy." "Oh, right."). My goals with music: Set deadlines, finish music. I have a fuckload of awesome unfinished music from the past 20 years, but that really accomplishes nothing but having had fun. But I always have fun, so fun cannot be the ultimate goal of my music. So to me, it is a WASTE OF LIFE to not finish your own music. I'm working on one of my best albums ever now, and I need to finish it. Creating great art can't always be about that feeling you have when starting a new loop from scratch. When it comes to influencing the world positively- and influencing yourself positively- one finished album is worth far more than several thousand unfinished tracks. There is no perfection, but completion is divine. Something that working for others has taught me (corporate and freelance), is that "unrealistic deadlines" are actually mostly realistic. When we don't finish our own hobby music, nobody is gonna come into your bedroom and fire you from making IDM. But if you aren't up to standard in a high-performance corporate environment, you're fucked, because you could end up not being able to pay for food. So you start the project, even though the deadlines and workload seem humanly impossible. But then you realize you don't wanna be sucking dick for pocket change behind McDonald's, so you ALLOW YOURSELF to push yourself. And holy fuck motherfucker, deadline comes, and you either finished the project, or got to 97% and get a deadline extension. THAT is how projects get done- by setting deadlines and sticking to them. IDM is infinite and yah you have forever to make the most epic album of all time, but the world that actually produces high-level output on a regular basis has proven time and time again: Deadlines are required to push oneself to the next-level. And pushing oneself to the next-level is truly IDM; truly Ultra. Deadlines=IDM Ultra Hack. In a corporate environment you don't have time to nitpick all the small things that slow you down with hobby music, because if you nitpick, you won't meet deadlines; get fired. And if you never meet deadlines, you end up giving handjobs at Burger King, just because nobody with moral integrity can trust you to do anything. Trust yourself, set a fucking deadline, and watch your pure genius unfold when you stick to it. When you can set and meet your own deadlines in life, nobody can stop you from accomplishing anything. totes know what ya saying dude but i've been writing over music at the same time so i don't really have a deadline i'm just interested in people process, i view tracks like lifeforms or they start off simple and progressvly get more deveolped until theyre at the point were nothing niggles me and i'm like yea thats it
  6. Is there something special about this album for you? Like your special album you want to be particularly polished and keep coming back to as you improve as a producer? Skickat från min SM-G930F via Tapatalk yes it'll be the first thing solo i'll release proper... it's a journey of discovery accumulating everything i've learnt as a producer coming all my fav styles etc.. i've released stuff in the past with bands and collabs and thought thats shite...so vowed never to do this again.
  7. been working on an album since 2014ish, basically had it finished like 3 times and i change it up and rearrange shit and swap sounds out and change my production style. who else does this? It's really starting to grind me down now cause it was probably fine 2 years ago but i always do this and never finish anything...:[
  8. Is it tho or is that just the stuff you look at that so you see it more?
  9. I'm using an old version so it's probably why i'm having issues but.. got a baseline running with an arp and using the matrix as follow S&H 1 -> LFO FM S&H 2 -> LFO AM S&H 2 -> Cutoff LFO -> Cutoff Tweaking the parameters to get some fucked up wabbles and shit and sometimes it just stops working anyone else using the matrix and had issues? Is there a good alternative with matrix?
  10. you should check out Leaving Records (a sublabel of Stones Throw which this was based off) as well as Toro Y Moi and Memory Tapes/Memory Cassette's early stuff Yea man well into all that stuff i just really love that sampling/live instrument/plunderphonics vibe like new avalanches but can never find anything that does it as good
  11. Not hear dof this dud ebefore (iknow!) lover this album totally what ive been looking for for ages.. plunderphics hiphop vibez....lovely
  12. Caribou's - Up In Flames would be my main reference
  13. Looking for suggestions of bedroom style stuff electronicy instruments samplers tape effectsetc.. weird cross over beats psychedelic experimental lofi type stuff..
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