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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171114 – ain’t it funny… 

ain’t it funny, that just when i feel as though, those black and white keys, are revealing themselves to me, as though through some kind of magical veil, that i discover a method of oscillating that is both a step back to comfort, yet a mystery through it’s lavk of convention.

discovering a new path. 

170802 – 3 minute inventions 

https://youtu.be/BT5MoqdOdx0

starting today, i will be launching a series of videos titled ‘3 minute inventions’ on the scales of angels youtube page. 

the videos are based on a compositional process i use to spark my creativity, wherein, using a set of predetermined rules i create a composition within three minutes. 

as part of these videos, not only will i be exploring time and pitch, but i will also be using different instruments in my studio, highlighting the reasons i love them, experimenting and hopefully finding new sounds, and exploiting the things they do well, the things i didn’t know they could do, and even the things i don’t particularly like, but work depending on the context.

if you have a few minutes in your day, i hope you get a chance to check them out, take a look and let me know what you think.

stay tuned and warped.