I could make a cool indie rock album, yeah, or I can make something interesting.
After recording nearly 70% of this album, I have come to the informed conclusion that I am ruining it and therefore must start over again.
Significant progress being made.
It has become abundantly clear that I need to adjust my process if I ever wish to get these records out.
Since releasing Claye in 2014, I have written two new records. I am proud of each. I have a third that I am excited to work on, as well.
But I have yet to successfully record any of it to a standard that I am happy with.
I truly hope to be over this technological hump shortly. I am moving full steam ahead and adore the patience of the few who have continued to follow the music side of my work over the past four years.
I have enough material for the next decade. I just have to figure out how to get it out of my head.
With love from New York City,
I should make a promise to my listener(s?) that for every serious album I release, I will also release a joke one.
It would be their responsibility to figure out which is which.
There is a purity that has been missing from all of my records so far. Bring that to the new record is one of my most important goals.
Song Five (of MHC) has now been wholly written.
Best session yet. E-bow + soprano saxes for Song Five. Finally hearing this.
Yesterday morning’s four hour recording session went well. I got the 12-string take for Song Five — likely the first material for Album Four that I will actually be keeping.
I am very happy with it, at the moment, and am looking forward to building the song out next weekend.