Good advice if you’ve been completely immersed in a large scale project. I’ve been very hard at work since November working on what promises to be an amazing full-length album. Gets a little hairy sometimes, all that concentration. Stressful. Can’t see the forest for the trees.
Luckily my trusty OP-1 is always willing to hang out and jam. Its immediacy is fantastic. I put together a mini-EP of some stuff that came out of it. Nothing fancy, just some sketches. Mostly played live into the OP-1 (as opposed to sequencing), then mixed / mastered in Ableton.
Also, how cool is the new Soundcloud player? Me like.
Quiet and busy as we get deeper into the cold part of the year. Been working hard on some new music. Feels good! Until I’ve got something finished to share, here’s a little OP-1 jam from a few weeks ago :
Pluralism is a collection of songs conceived / recorded on the Teenage Engineering OP-1 digital synthesizer and mixed / polished in Ableton Live. It’s a marriage of lo-fi improvisation, 4-track overdub recording, modern production trickery, and old fashion engineering. A digest of exalted mistakes.
OP-1 users can download an archive of (almost) all the presets used in the conception of this album here.