I have this horrible, and largely accidental, habit of sharing everything I do that is in regards to music. I don’t really understand why, but I can guess.
Probably because sometimes things move very slowly in my world, musically, that I feel I must share even the most incomplete and insignificant of recordings. But at the time of recording and doing a momentary mix, they seem quite significant. I suppose it’s that need to share sounds.
Thankfully I have not shared every song off of my upcoming album “Land of Secrets”. At least not yet. I’ll be asking friends and colleagues for their ears to listen to the album once or twice through for some mixing opinions and advice before I go in to mix and master the record, but before mastering only a select few will hear what I’ve been working on for what feels like ages.
I’m actually surprised only one person has made fun of me for releasing the artwork so early in the process of promoting the album, but perhaps it’s because only recently have more people started to care about the release. Flattery in the form of impatience is still flattery!
So far, I had 87 things to do this morning to finish the album, and now I’m down to 67. These are things which are blaring mix related issues as well as re-recording parts that need attention. I’d say I’m putting a huge dent into it.
A lot of work has been going into music aside from “Land of Secrets”. Recently, Auroch went into the studio and tracked the E.P “Seven Veils” as well as another song I won’t talk about just yet. It was a fantastic experience working with Stu and with his employee and colleague Mark who was with us for most of the time during tracking. I had forgotten how much I loved the smell of a studio and the nausea involved with tracking things a thousand times to get it perfect.
As well as Auroch stuff, I have been slowly but surely gathering music together for a 3rd Paul Ozz release that I will definitely not share the name or concept of just yet. I’m going to complete everything first, and then let the sharing & social network escapades begin.
I figure, starting a 3rd album whilst the 2nd one is at the end of being done is a good way to keep ones self always musically creating. Taking this into account of the rest of my life, I have also started working for a startup but alas my fingers are tired and dinner is ready.
Busy days are ahead, but 2014 is my year.