Day 1 (thoughts organizing into a something)
Let me go the other route. I have for the better part of most of this blogs history posted when I had a finished product to introduce to my friendly cyber-space dwellers. Well at this time I have nothing but the title Optische Täuschung. I am not sure of where this path shall take me, but I am on my way. Soon I will unlock the cavern like planetary studio and begin recording sounds and with mind and heart begin working into the sound scape of now. The beat will begin.........I will begin.........Let us begin.
Day 2 (reflecting on what I thought on day 1)
Had a manic day at work, so now I sit here unwinding trying to get into a creative state of mind. Last night before I shut the computer down for the evening I scribbled some thought into note pad, giving the song a little start. Most of my songs are subjective and really could mean anything.
Many years ago I lived in a little town that starved for real entertainment, every weekend hundreds of youth would pack into the local V.F.W hall, for a varied host of rock bands, some of the artist were from out of town some were local. I participated in these events by taking photographs and projecting slide shows during the performances. I had a lot of fun and made friends that I still run into on occasion. The memory of me and my trippy slides being projected seem to have cried out in my memory and so this topic is what I shall roughly base Optische Täuschung on.
Okay I went through and built up a drum beat using loops from some software files. Sounds like we are heading into70's influenced rock. Used files from an acoustic kit to give it a live sound a little compression to hold it down tight, and a some plate reverb to blend the loops together. The next step is to lay down some bass tracks. I am planning on using an old Casio sampling keyboard to lay down the low end. I will sample some bass notes from an actual bass then run the sampled sound through a stomp box to fuzz it out should sound really bizarre when I am done. This will have to wait for another day, as I am wiped out from a hard days work. The next step is to put the track into loop play , so that it plays over and over again, I'll turn it up as loud as possible so the thing gets real engraved into my brain and its all I think about for the next couple of days. Thats how I'll spend the rest of my lone evening, sipping on wine, thinking, believing.
Had a busy schedule and was unable to do any recording, in the news at least four people were killed when the eight-lane Interstate 35W bridge collapsed during rush-hour.
Day 4 (far from what I would like to be doing.)
Another exhausting day at work. Came home from work and vegged on IFC, watched a movie called "Primer". I was able to dig out my keyboard I still have some cables to find, and I will have to hook every thing up. Won't be this evening, to tired. I have an empty house this weekend so I will spend the weekend getting there. Crawling through the final stages of the work week.
Day 5 (Friday)
Made it through the work week came home and started drinking, Talked with a friend about a music video project we might start soon.
Day 6 (catching up on sleep.)
Spent several hours working on a bass line using the funky little keyboard, but I decided thats not what I was looking for. recorded the track using a 5 string bass. Then added two guitar tracks. tried to pull of some vocals but I just wasn't hearing it. so I let the tracks go and will wait till I have a little more grasped.
Day 7 (Reflecting a chrome bumper into the overcast sky.)
After some tight listening I have found this is yet going to be another instrumental track. I do believe vocals would simply crowd the topic, and take away from what the guitar is saying in its honest fashion. With all this noise gathered I will spend the next few moments pasting this into this very post.
PEACE THROUGH MUSIC.