17 March 2010

Odes to Melancholy

Update: New album, Odes to Melancholy!

OK, so things have progressed relatively fast since my last post. After just a couple of weeks of work, I've come to the conclusion that there's not really much more I'm able to do (or, rather, have the energy to do) for my album project, so what the heck, lets release it.

And yes, it's far, far from perfect, quite amateurish and unpolished. But hey, I guess it's better than nothing. At least I've got a few of my favourite songs recorded at last.

The entire album can be streamed at MySpace. It's also available at Last.fm, with free downloads. And, at least for the time being, there's a zip file of all the mp3's available. Lyrics can be found in the music section.

I intentionally chose structurally simple songs for this project. All the instrument sounds on the recordings were created with just my electric guitar and Korg N1R sound module. I created the drum loops with the Korg's arpeggiator function (which was sufficient for this project, I guess, but for future projects I'll undoubtedly need more variety). The vocals are far from crystal clear. My mike, which is both old and cheap to begin with, might be partially to blame, but I'm not happy about my singing either. But I just can't be bothered to redo any of them anymore, so it is what it is.

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