In this post I will link the two things which have been released so far this year and then I will get deeply long winded about my philosophy/plan for releasing my solo music. By the end of it you will say “Jesus Christ get a fucking blog, nerdy!”
Atmospheric hellscape released as a split with my homie DNOC. ‘Artwork’ (oh boy) by me.
Recent live set.
Okay I’m going to try to keep this short. If one counts singing in church I started this stuff when I was three years old. If that’s not acceptable I had my first music lessons when I was seven. I only say that because I want to make it clear that money, fame and even attention are NOT what I am in this for. But of course all that stuff can be enjoyable and I wouldn’t shut any of it out if by some improbable stroke luck some of it was to occur. I’m new to this electronic stuff though and do not believe I should be accepting money for learning how to operate my gear. But I’m not remotely shy about it either so my solution is to make tapes. The plan is to make six one hour cassettes, reproduce them in small numbers (between six and ten so far) and pass them out free of charge to local friends who own tape decks. I’ve just put out the fourth one and I’m enjoying my plan. I get to spread my music around while keeping 99% of my flailing about learning gear on the extreme down-low. After tape number six hits I will go through all the dozens of songs I’ve made filling these tapes and possibly make of the ‘good ones’ an album or two for release on bandcamp. And of course after that I will proceed with all the usual things people do to push music online. Short of being a total asshole spamblaster of course.
The three things of mine one can find on the internet currently are a little different. The two long mixes on soundcloud are there because I performed them live in public so after a fashion, they were already out in the wild anyway. The harsh noise split with DNOC is up because he has encountered some truly horrifying health problems and if he wants a 30 minute slab of hellscape which he can sell on his bandcamp I will say yes every time.
Anyhow, is this plan for my current musical phase stupid? Smart? I accept all criticism. My main thing right now is to make as much music as possible while becoming rock solid with my gear and not allowing anybody to pay me for it (aside from live shows because that’s a whole 'nother realm of labor and compensation) until I’ve achieved both competence and a solid body of work.