I don’t smoke weed all that much anymore but, you know, once a stoner…
As you might have read, these Eight Bar Embryos (8BE) are me trying to improve my skills. I want to release one a week but it’s tough. In reality this one took three weeks to finish from first starting.
It’s based on Soma Sonic’s “Crazy Moon” and Sade’s “No Ordinary Love“. Check out those tracks if you get a chance and let me know if I captured the vibe.
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Songs are fun because you get to expose different shades of meaning.
This is about being all independent, not caring, then falling in love.
But then, not caring, I sent some dim witted shit during the courting process (as we are wont to do) and screwed it up due to carelessness.
See how that works?
I can’t really recommend any dating products butt if you’re interested in gear I used for this it was primarily Ableton Live‘s Operator synth for nearly everything but the drums. Those were mostly the 2020 Beatbox kit presets tweaked slightly iirc.
Not that it matters to the end listener, I spent over 30 hours and at least three weeks working on this track. I consider that a setback considering I’d been meaning to release music every week. On the other hand, it was a deep dive and those can be rewarding. I consider this one a big learning experience. Turned out alright though.
I just hate being in the studio during the summer. I should’ve released the Uncomfortable EP Pt. 2 as soon as it was done and been doing shows now. Now I’ll be releasing it in October then another EP next spring so hopefully shows by next year this time.
Hope you like it. The primary production reference was “Something About You” by Level 42. It’s probably obvious once you know that but why hide it? The whole idea with these 8 Bar Embryo tracks is to improve my production skills. I’m not here to pretend I’m the next Attlas just yet.
I read an article about music producers. It was actually probably about Rick Rubin. It said that he’d get “has-beens” with “writer’s block” (which I put in quotes because people like Neil Strauss say it doesn’t exist – and I agree) to just write two words.
I say again, TWO WORDS, that inspire them – and have that in by next week. So, given that I was already in a somewhat successful band and am currently on the brink of a mid life crisis getting my career started at the tender age of 34, I thought I’d take that fucking advice.
I’ll let you ponder the meaning of the words. I can almost guarantee they apply to anyone with genitals.
Had a conversation about when I took a shower on the beach by Santa Monica pier wearing only bubbles.
Someone else had a similar experience wearing only sun.
Hence the lyrics.
Not to whine, it’s hard to make a track every week. I’m not just making tracks but also transcribing a song and writing one. That’s three projects. What I’m thinking to do is, instead of making a track and releasing it for the fourth week each month, make a review or lesson; something easier. I’m getting behind on a lot of things and a little break would be great.
I still should get another song up next week and then I was planning to review my new monitor: the Dell U2415. It’s a good one if you need a 24″ 1080p monitor.
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