So, my album “The Spirit of Adventure Springs Eternal” was released this month on the 4th. I wrote the songs, played the parts, sang, recorded, produced, edited, mixed, and mastered it. And, now I have released what I made to the public. I’m both excited and relieved! Now, I can mature my style and move on to the next batch of songs. I have lots of new things planned!
It’s out in all major outlets – iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify, XBox Store, and a lot of other places.
It’s out for sale and stream, but it’s also simply a statement that “I’m out here, too” and “I want to have fun with music, too, and engage in business with it, too“. And, I’ve been receiving some attention for it from players in the industry. It helps to put me in place to do more and more and more of it. And, I’ll only get better and better at it because I’m determined to do so and I just work all the time.
This one was far better-sounding and more balanced than my last, and the product gets better with each release. My plans are to keep continuing to release every year or so until I am coming up with hit records every time with Grammy potential. I may or may not be capable, in the end, we’ll see, but I’m sure going to try. 🙂 I mean, if you examine a successful entrepreneur’s or artist’s or businessman’s early work, it was likely not his defining work. But, when they do succeed in a big way, the lessons and potential came from practice and those earlier experiences and their grit.
I’m already inspired by other July and August releases, such as from Dr. Dre, The Chemical Brothers, Astralwerks, and Skrillex’s labels that have forged my image of what better, more intricate touches the next album can contain. I’m not saying the album I released this month is not strong work, because it is, but I am saying that I have even better-sounding stuff coming through the pipe, which is why I am somewhat relieved – it’s because now, I get to switch over to work on the new ones and prepare them for massiveness! I’m going to keep doing this.
In 2013, I completely re-vamped my production and engineering style. I went back to basics and learned other ways to do many things, and then combined it with what I was already good at. The process and practice paid off. Now, in 2015, I am at that platform again. I have dug deep into the interworkings of modern vocal synths and more advanced synth parameter automation with Pro Tools in the last few months, which was my 2015 goal – to do more with synthetic harmonics using formants and organic, voicebox sounds – both beautiful AND retched! And, I can’t wait to take it to its depths in the next few months. Also, I have a much better narrative and storytelling sense now, and I have an idea how I can improve my mastering approach. I have so many ideas for sonic production that I can hardly stand it – from heavy songs to really chill, beautiful, warm songs. A lot of good stuff is coming, I truly believe.
Anyway, I’m excited about Spirit of Adventure because it contains a few gems, some great choruses, and some powerful sub bass and kick drums (that I’m proud of) – all of that can garner attention and be licensed for broadcast, sustaining this. I want this business to fund my writing and production process (and each upcoming album), and so the engine goes on and on, etc… That’s all I ask.
All this is part of my journey as a music producer. The album had varied genres, and it can stand for what many things I am capable of doing up to 2015, my versatility. I am an unknown artist, right now, but this album at least puts me on the map so that my next one comes through with people already paying attention. I’m open for business, tho.
I’m dead set on making top-quality songs – songs that evoke real emotion and spread love and dazzle you and make you excited about life! And, I already know where to go from here.