This was the third album I put together and was still heavily influenced by Acid Pro, I think I was using Acid Pro 4.0. I was getting far more comfortable using loops, the interface, and was starting to incorporate the Triton Studio into my productions too. Sometimes I would play a lot by hand, other times I was just playing chords and letting the arpeggiator do a lot of the work for me.
Listening back to this music is just reminding me of times sitting in the book store with my laptop with headphones on, and just noodling out songs and trying out new ideas. I was probably seen a lot with a copy of Computer Music or Future Music by my side as I flipped through articles and just listened. This was definitely a fun time for me because I had learned enough to be “dangerous” but was still really unsure what worked and didn’t. I’d have to say I’m still satisfied with where this work lands, and it was a lot of fun to put together.
Besides, I’ve never been into music creation for the money, it’s been about having fun, learning, and being able to meet new people.
I found more album and artwork things! So let’s just get right to it for this, my second album, and originally published (okay, I burned it myself and printed out all the artwork) as a two album discography for friends and family. I’m willing to bet that all the copies made it to the trash or got exposed to the sun ruining my nicely burned CDs. Yeah, that was a thing back in the day.
Good news, I’m finding a lot of this older content, bad news, I’m starting to see gaps in my older self’s ability to organize and keep track of everything. I’m missing a lot of album artwork, and not so sure how much of it I can find. Boo on me, but I’ll keep digging as I get this site back together!
Well… I figured out to mount my old NAS box, and while it is a treasure trove of media, it is also a big, unsorted mess. It’s going to take some time for me to dig through and find albums, artwork, and put it all together.
For the moment I think I have settled on Bandcamp as a target to upload content. It seems to be reasonable service wise compared to soundcloud. I’ll keep playing around though. Below is the album, enjoy!