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flac  ·  118 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Creative types of Hubski, share something here.

Boy oh boy, I cannot finish a goddamn thing these days. I am currently in the process of re-recording my entire folk album on a 4 track cassette recorder because I can't stand how polished the digital recording is becoming. This is the album I want, this is the album I've got. Someone also called my folk music "indie rock" and I haven't really been able to work on it since. I am a ridiculous and really temperamental person sometimes.

I'm just so fucking exhausted. I don't want to work a full time job and then come home and feel like I'm doing work mixing. It's really hard for me to find the joy in working on this album anymore.

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Here are songs from two other things I can't bring myself to finish! These two are from my no-wave/dance-punk Dr. Bronner's project, "Dilute! Dilute! OK!", which uses only phrases from the soap bottle for lyrics.

(ignore the last 40 seconds or so, it's going to be a fade into another song at some point).

And here's a pop-ish song.




zebra2  ·  118 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Keep it up, they sound good. Another option: go for an EP. My opinion after having bounced around the local music scene for a couple years is that albums are dead for a startup musician. It may be the most artistically fulfilling option, but you'll have a hard enough time getting people to listen to one song all the way through, let alone 5+

Work for an album, release an EP. Take all your material, mull it over, and boil it down to the 4 best, punchiest, most cohesive tracks and look at it again with fresh eyes. Maybe it's not the option for you, but I do firmly believe there is no pragmatic benefit to releasing an album over an EP or even a single as an aspiring musician.

On a side note I got the volca keys. They're a blast and a totally different animal from the FM.