It feels good to be back to making my music. I had no choice but to put it on hold for this last month, as I went to South America for a school trip. But that break was very helpful, as I could clear my mind and come back to making music with a clear head. I’ve been extremely busy recording these last two weeks, I had to catch up I guess! I have a couple of demos I’ve been playing and tinkering with. I think this album is going to be focused on the music itself rather than the audio files I incorporate into it. I don’t want my music to meet specific guidelines or restrict myself to doing the same thing over and over again. I’m in the very, VERY early stages of cover art, since I don’t exactly know what the vibe of this album is thus far. Below are some of the sounds I’m working with
This week I have been recording sounds and brainstorming to come up with new tracks. I’v been futzing with my microphone and changing the pitch of my voice to create something kind of weird and spooky sounding. I am in the process of making a kind of hip hop track that I want to have some sounds along with the music to kind of sound like something is horribly wrong, kind of like a glitching machine. I’m going to look back and try and find more PSAs or other audio for future tracks for this upcoming album. this screenshot below shows this sound I’ve tried to curate, the line chart represents the sound automation of the track, I’ve decided I like the sound of boosting that sound up quickly and then fading out quickly. This will create a dramatic and theatrical ending to the track.
The last two weeks have been pretty busy and hectic, after a bit of artist’s block, (Writer’s Block, but as an artist) I have released two new tracks. One includes audio from the infamous Max Headroom incident, an unsolved broadcast interruption that happened in 1987. The Album will be called The incident, I’m calling it this because I want this new album to be shrouded in mystery and evoke that feeling the the infamous incident had. Release date is to be determined. Below is my concept album art as of now, it probably will change a bit.
For the past couple of weeks, following the release of my second EP, I didn’t know where to go music wise. I have been experimenting with all sorts and different types of music, trying to incorporate guitar and other instruments into my work. Admittedly, my music has kind of been on the back burner since most of my attention was aimed towards my college portfolio and other college matters. But with all my apps submitted, I’ve finally had the chance to focus on making new music! Along with that, I finally decided to invest in Logic Pro, an editing software like Garageband, but more souped up and advanced. I really like it so far and have been experimenting with the new sounds and features it offers. I do have a single that’s ready to be released, it’s a bit different subject matter than the usual PSA or PIF audio, it actually includes audio from the Max Headroom incident, the notorious unsolved broadcast interruption. It’s a different vibe, but still creepy. I’m putting the finishing touches on the track, but the Cover Art is done. it’s all brewing together, things are happening. Cover Art attached below
The past couple of weeks have been exhausting yet rewarding, to say the least. Between Recording and editing various tracks I have applied to two colleges. Music wise, there has been so many concepts floating around in my head, and that made the decision very arduous to come up with the six tracks for the new EP that is coming November 5th! I have been experimenting with graphic design and my own photography for the cover art. The vibe of this upcoming EP is actually very dark, and even a bit distressing - however, this does not reflect my own feelings and emotions at this time. Mental health wise, I feel the best I’ve felt in a long time. so it is weird how I decided to go with themes such as abuse and death. I reckon I just want to make people wary of all the horrifying things that are happening in everyday society through my music; after all, this is called, “The Propaganda Project”
Below is the cover art for my second EP, creatively titled, “No. 2”
Over the past two weeks I’ve been busy working on trying to find the best way to build an audience; since my latest track posted to Soundcloud wasn’t getting the traffic I expected. I surveyed my school through a Google Form, it evaluated my peers and teachers on how they listen to music. The data that was collected was surprising. the vast majority of people listened to their music on Spotify, the data at about 40 percent. 20 percent of people listened to Apple Music or iTunes. Only 8 percent of people listened to their music on Soundcloud, or only 5 people. This leads me to believe I need to find a way to put my own music on Spotify and Apple Music, this will be my main objective in the following weeks. Other than making music of course.