Dream High

Spark it up

So this one’s about dreams and stuff.

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.

Thanks for watching.  Subscribe on YouTube (thank you to the 104 who’ve already done so!) and join me on Patreon so we can chat more directly.

-m

Careless

Apparently ijdgaf!

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.

It’s a long way to the top…

 

Green Monkey

Another Color/Animal friggin title.

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.

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.

Thanks,

-m

Bubbles

Got Reggae?

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.

Thanks for watching, reading and caring.  Hit me up on social if you want.

Till next week,

-m

Super Sorry Bro

I tried.

Fuckin iMovie.

Doesn’t matter tho since I did the Warren Buffett 25/5 thing and realized that making music videos ain’t for me.

This is probably the first or second most derivative track I’ve done – not gonna lie.

But, you got to learn somehow.

Made it in one week.  Almost broke Ableton.  Need to resample.

Let me know what you think, hit me up over on Patreon and sub for more great music.

-m

Spase-X

Prepare for liftoff.

Here’s a song I did.

I’m currently producing a track, writing a song and transcribing a cover each week.

They say it’s all about completing a large body of work.

Thanks to the winter and delicious beer I’ve got the large body down currently.  Time to do work.

Check it out, let me know if you like it and please consider supporting Hexspa on Patreon.

Thanks!

-m