180406 – in the middle of it all

im 97 days into my current creative cycle, where every day a piece of music is written or recorded or mixed or some piece of art is envisioned, created or finished.

in all of that, i realized i had kind of lost perspective.

i tend to work at things in pieces, and as a result sometimes seeing the whole picture becomes difficult as getting caught in the mire of minor details obscures one’s vision.

i am finally at a point where the various projects i have been working on are reaching completion, and as i sat down with my studio logs and my to do lists, i was both shocked and slightly overwhelmed at the scope of what i am trying to do.

‘scalesofangels’ are currently planning the release of two lp’s, and there are an additional 3 ep’s and 5 lp’s in various stages of completion for the different projects i am involved in.

when i look at what is done, and what is still to come, it all adds up to more than five and a half hours of music.

as i listen to the pieces, i realize the music i have been making is better, more honest, more heartfelt than anything i have done in quite some time, and the thought of putting it out in the world and discovering the places it could take me as a musician and the ‘you’ as the audience has re-invigorated me.

so, head down, im going to get this finished, and will get out there to see you soon.

thanks for listening to me checking in.

see you soon.

m

scalesofangels

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180202 – drone:klub:16

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in honour of 202:DAY, the ambient ping is presenting a special edition of drone:klub.

lyle crilly, dustin good, scott m2 & jamie todd will be doing a special presentation on the 202 at 8pm, followed by a full-on drone:klub open-improv session.

the roland mc-202 microcomposer was released in 1983 and combines a monophonic analog synthesizer voice (like an sh-101) with a two-voice sequencer (like an mc-4). there will be some personal stories, music examples and talk of mods and usages old and new.

droners, friends and audience are all welcome for this presentation and community drone immersion experience.

scalesofangels will be participating in the drone and hope to see you there,

drone:klub:16 on friday february 2nd at the roland inspiration centre (1179 king street west, suite 001, toronto, ontario).

attendance is free.

byob.

180126 – recalculating

i wont lie.

in a bit of a creative fuzz.

what does that even mean?

i have two full albums of music finished and mixed.

when i listen to them i feel they are worthy chapters in the sound story i have been trying to tell.

i have music i am making that fulfills me.

but as of late, i have asked myself a difficult question.

why?

creating is one thing.

creating when you feel a sense of indefinable futility is another.

there are times where i look at the immense possibilities and potential and wish to wade in it.

there are others where i am frightened by the possibilities and potential of all of the unknowns.

but for weeks i have felt as though i am pushing against granite.

i feel like a mouse drowning in a bucket.

the weight that gives my soul substance is the same weight that makes me feel as though my feet were rooted in stone.

recalculating…

171030 – 3 minute inventions – 012

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‘3 minute inventions – 012’  was recorded using a roland go mixer, and is a blend of make noise 0-coast, arturia minibrute and roland gaia, sequenced using a arturia keystep, and modulated via korg and roland aira effect units.

thank you for watching the inventions.  although more were recorded, this is the last that i will be posting.

stay tuned and warped.