Good morning everybody, I hope you’re having an incredible year. I know I am. It’s been filled with adventure and lots of candy. Even on a musical basis, this year has been fucking great. Let’s highlight some amazing albums that have released so far this year:
Enter Shikari - A Flash Flood of Colour
Deadmau5 - album title goes here
Mumford & Sons - Babel
Savant - (Practically his whole fucking discography)
Swedish House Mafia - Until Now
Wolfgang Gartner - Back Story
Zedd - Clarity
This is just the music I’ve really gotten into this year. I know I am absolutely missing out on literally thousands of new, great music. Including rap, pop, country, etc.
Umm, cool story Josue… Why are you mentioning this?
Maybe I’m being a tad biased and/or misinformed, but I honestly feel that we live in a golden age of music. For the first time in history, the world is able to sell and reproduce music on an enormous scale. Anybody with a computer has the potentional to become a famous musician. No experience necessary. No backing of a record label. No selling your soul to Satan in exchange for fandom. The diversity in the music industry is expanding.
Okay, just say what you are planning to say on this post and quit wasting my life, bro.
Alright, alright. I’ll stop wasting your time with random thoughts. , I’m writing this to officially announce… (pausing for dramatic effect)
My next album, “Discrepancies”
It has been more than a year since I released Amorous, and so many ideas have been floating through my head that I’d turn insane if I didn’t release them soon. Content and substance wise, I will be heading in a new approach (as I do with each album). It’s going to be a concept album, in the style of a narrative. This means the entire album will tell a story when listened from start to finish.
That’s fucking weird bro. Why?
Call me weird, but I find music to be so much more artistic and inspirational when there is a underlining message underneath the instrumental. Songs that are vague, or are created for the sake of dancing/partying don’t appeal to me as much as a song that will relapse a memory and/or emotion. For example, allow me to use my idol; Joel Zimmerman (aka Deadmau5 .) As you read earlier, he just released a new album will the title- “album titles goes here”. The entire album alludes a message, and is just bundled with unrelated instrumentals (some being his absolute best work, if you ask me). Deadmau5 is known for his image, and spectacular music. However, he is not known for having that much of a deep and symbolic meaning towards his albums/music. Now, I’m not saying that as a bad thing at all, but I don’t want to create music that way. I want my music to provoke thought and evict tears. I want to open minds with melodies and riffs. I don’t want to just bump sound through speakers for the sake of partying and dancing.
When EDM is mentioned, the average person thinks of huge festivals with lots of lights and drugs. They huge crowds jumping up and down and/or clubs meant for partying. Most don’t think EDM has a deep artistic or intrinsic value attached to the music..
Well, I’m that awkward guy that wants to create house music that has a symbolic message. I want to bring out story and creativity to new heights for EDM music. I don’t want to hear the bass drop for the sake of the sound, but instead I want a fucking bass drop to illustrate a profound meaning (like maybe a dramatic event in a story, or a highlight of a character or idea.) I realize that this is a silly concept to try and employ, but I definitely see this as possible. Let’s see how everything goes.
Josue you fuckface, How do you expect to create a narrative concept album with just electronic music?
Very carefully. Song titles are definitely going to be my friend this go-around, and will not be as undescriptive as where Audrey sleeps. Plus, I’ve have two semesters of production experience at the KTSW Radio Station to aid me in my idea of skits, and pleading for my friends to be voice actors and actresses.
Why are you going to go all out and producing some random fucking album when probably 3 people are going to listen to it?
1. Damn, that hurts… But I think this is going to show that I don’t produce music for the sake of recognition. Art is passion. Passion is the just the result of a strong, compelling desire of feeling. I am a man of feels, to say the least. Plus, don’t we all have to start somewhere? All EDM producers don’t tour worldwide because it was handed to them. they had to work their asses off to perfect their crafts and eventually get noticed. At this particular moment in time I’m neither talented or noticed, so Discrepancies, in my eyes, is merely another form of practice.
2. Also, there really is no excuse not to work on this meticulous craft. Just because nobody will listen to it doesn’t mean it isn’t worth creating. It’s the experience and pleasure I get from producing music that will make me love making this next record. Right now, I should be loving the lack of pressure to produce something people are going to like. Because the only person I’m trying to impress with this record is myself.
3. Why the hell out? There is no guarantee that nobody will listen to this record. I mean, there is probalby a one-in-a-billion chance that I could blow up after creating this album, which is basically every musician’s dream come true.
I can’t think of an electronic album that is deeply narrative. So I’m giving this project my full attention and set an example. Of course I’ll only have time to work on this project when I’m not in class, studying for class, working at the library, working at the radio station, or spending time with a particular lovely lady… which means this project might take a little while to complete.
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