‘Land of Secrets’ releases tomorrow!

The time has finally come. Anubis has finally awakened. “Land of Secrets”, the sophomore album by Paul Ozz Music, is to be self-released digitally tomorrow on the 20th of December 2013!

Front-cover

Please check out the ‘Music’ page or my Bandcamp page here┬áthis time tomorrow to purchase and download my latest release!!

Education and Music

I’ve signed up for a couple of courses with Berklee (the very famous music school) via the online medium of coursera! It is very exciting, and very difficult, as I haven’t been a student in a long time, but I am finding it quite a welcome challenge. There is nothing better than to have complacency defeated by the utter majesty of a challenge that truly challenges you.

As I finish “Land of Secrets”, and hear the songs for what they are instead of the individual parts which I have come to recognize them as, I begin to understand that the atmosphere I was trying to illustrate is mostly there. Meaning, I have accomplished what I have set out to do. It just comes down to mixing, mastering, and keeping it together for my studies.

I have also inadvertently become a hermit, as I have issues with my feet in regards to a medical sense. For the next few weeks I will not be able to walk very properly, and it is quite painful. Being trapped inside in the winter time instead of being able to go out and attend the meetings I am already booked for, etc, it is quite obnoxious. I will persevere, and I will not let it take me.

At least I have a lot more time to focus on the courses!

I welcome challenges and trials and tribulations, because I know that for myself I will always emerge the victor.

Metroid Theme (Cover)

This video took two days to complete. One for the audio and all of the elements and mixing it required, and then another day for just the video itself. It has been, to date, my most complex and difficult video. Finally being able to use some kind of lighting helped a lot as well as a bit more training with colour tweaking made the final product something I am pretty proud of.

And I look spiffy in a bow tie.

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AUROCH – From Forgotten Worlds (Solo) Video

This is one of a few solos that I wrote for the debut record from my band AUROCH (http://auroch1.bandcamp.com/)

I did another one in the song titled “TERRA AKELDAMA” which was actually a one take in the studio! It was so strong that we decided to just keep it and move forward. It was a great day in the studio.

A New Way to look at “Creative Imbalance”

So I’m writing a book right now that is basically a self-help guide to being a musician in a world of distraction and of time wasting opportunities that we always do instead of what we’re supposed to do.

The inspiration behind it is that even now as I’m typing this I feel I should be doing something creative, even though that notion is kind of ridiculous.

Or is it?

The idea that we need ‘balance’ in our lives is truly an absurd notion simply because in our lives we love to have an imbalance of certain things: sex, alcohol, and other things. We call those addictions but really it’s a wanted imbalance that becomes a dependant imbalance of doing something potentially good or bad for yourself simply because of the amount of pleasure you associate with it.

So why don’t we condition ourselves to have a healthy imbalance of being creative 500% of the time? Or at least the amount of time that we would need it, say for 5-6 hours of song writing you were really creative during the entire period.

It’s a bizarre way to look at things and I kind of prefer it this way myself simply because then I can trick myself into thinking I could write an entire song in a day by just starting simple and building. Eventually everyone gets tired and has a snack or juice or something but the idea is to be constantly creating to the point where you are too tired to do much else. For a musician this is ideal, I think. Because then you can have a few albums instead of one after 2-3 years of working on music.

Anyhow I hope this has been stimulating. A playthrough of one of my songs called “The Maxim of Hassahn” will be coming up very shortly.

~P.O