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flac  ·  453 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.


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  ·  453 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.