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#76
fanu Wrote:here goes some introspection - feel free to skip....
it's gonna be so self-centered, it's embarrassing.

bluntly, i have no clue as to what i should be doing - music-wise - at the moment.
and i have to say it feels awesome.
i am happy.

in terms of dnb, i think i've "said" quite a lot.
ive done so much of the kind of shit that i wanna do and i am happy with it.
and, i guess, i've "established" myself to a certain extent in the process of expressing myself.
ive got some recognition and that feels nice.

i no more have the feeling that i NEED to do dnb.
it's almost like, i think i've had my say in dnb: i've made a statement and i am happy with that.
i almost feel like i dont want do more dnb actually...it doesnt grab me like it used to.
i dont follow any releases or take part in too many dnb discussions anymore: it doesnt interest me much.
but, i know all that is a bit extreme to say as things always go in cycles, and i dont think that'd apply to things in the long run anyways, as i will always do the odd dnb tune when the feeling hits me.
it's just that i am not as dnb-minded as i once was. things have changed.

production/music-wise, i'd like to reach some new scenes and genres.....
cuz when it comes to dnb, it's like, i make a tune today, it'll come out in 15 months when you're no longer excited about it.


i'm also waiting for the tunes of mine that are signed to come out.
i know this may sound stupid but sometimes i feel like i dont wanna make anything as everything's happening so slowly and there's so much stuff that has to come out first.


i am really waiting for my downtempo album to come out....
that should happen in a few months at the latest.
i've been told that it'll be this year.
personally, i think that's really something that's fresh and it might make a welcome addition to the music out there today.



ive been listening to loads of music, just enjoying the i-dont-have-to-do-anything-in-the-studio feeling.

i think i wanna try my hands on some hiphop: ive been listening more and more to dj krush and dj shadow and stuff like they do, and that really blows me away.
their music has all the elements i wanna hear and achieve.
i dont wanna copy them of course.
instrumental hiphop (i aint too keen on rap) is so interesting, there's space for everything.


ive also been listening to some techno but i dont think i wanna do anything like that - at least not technoy beats.

im getting some new gear (more outputs, an access virus a...) soon, which will, no doubt, inspire me to get busy in the studio too. i also recently got an akai s5000 which is a welcome tool in the studio.

i dunno where i am going.....and that feels good! Grin

good man! you sound like youre in a good place.
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#77
I'm edging closer to a signing I feel, which will give me the hugest boost I need.

Started dabbling in downtempo stuff, although most of my stuff is still too structured for my liking. But listening to more and more different music and picking up influences all the time.

Working alongside my longtime friend Madcap is wicked as well. We argue and vibe off each other. Mr Andy Skopes I feel is next to be abused by me in a studio Wink Watch out Skopsey!

Overall I sometimes hate listening to the likes of Macc, Fanu, Latent all off here as it makes me think why am I trying - but I genuinely like the music I make so why the fuck not?
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#78
wilshy Wrote:overall i sometimes hate listening to the likes of macc, fanu, latent all off here as it makes me think why am i trying

(i feel embarrassed to say this as i am on the list, but) u need to have producers whose music makes u feel that way.
at least i do. i hate that feeling but i love it as much.
it's healthy to feel "inferior" to other producers in a way....makes u try harder and try to reach for something.
there are artists who make me think "how the fuck do they do that" and music that makes feel like a poor miserable bedroom producer....but it's essential! :d


wilshy Wrote:but i genuinely like the music i make so why the fuck not?

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#79
what me and beatokko are working on

i like it.... so if you do thats a bonus Grin

rename from .doc to .mp3
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#80
nice reading all this.

i have to say i find it nice that i'm hearing stuff by people in this loose little 'community' thing we have going, and it's great. i was reading the liner notes to bobby hutcherson's dialogue when i got it tyhe other day, and he was recalling that in new york in the 60's there was always somewhere to play, always something happening, and everybody was writing. i dunno, i get quite a similar feeling - perturbations from this person, that person and the other, plus one's own thing, all making for that little feeling that fanu has intimated at. that feeling of not quite knowing what will happen when you sit down to make a tune. i love it, personally.

so Icon_yippee

there's a thing in the schizophrenia liner notes that says about this 'perturbations from others' thing - wayne shorter hits the nail squarely in the face Xyxthumbs
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#81
bob - see this:

http://www.subvertcentral.com/forum/view...hp?t=22993
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#82
i am loving music atm, making, listening and just playing my guitar

after 10 years of making rubbish music i am actually chuffed to bits with the stuff i have done recently rather than killing myself daily over my ineptitude

my musicianship has started to take the form that i always hoped it would and i am so fucking excited everytime i turn on my computer, pick up my guitar or start making a modular patch

for the 1st time i am finding i can jam write and program without ever touching the technicalities on anything more than a subconcious level and this has enabled me to go with the flow and write and play music rather than program mechanically

i have also realised that despite my apparent love for the nerdier side of things i do not have the desire to be an engineer in the traditional sense.
working in a big studio with a real engineer i have found i am happy to be a musician and a sound designer and in our last mixdown session i didnt touch anything in the studio at all all day!!

it was fucking great to sit back and really listen to whats going on and also to be schooled by someone who really knows how to mix a track

i AM being crippled by the fact that for the first time in 5 years i dont have a dedicated studio room but im sure my circumstances will change and i wouldnt swap a studio room for my gf and my pet rats..

sometimes you just gotta be gratefull am right now i truly am Smile
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#83
bobule Wrote:i am loving music atm, making, listening and just playing my guitar

after 10 years of making rubbish music i am actually chuffed to bits with the stuff i have done recently rather than killing myself daily over my ineptitude

my musicianship has started to take the form that i always hoped it would and i am so fucking excited everytime i turn on my computer, pick up my guitar or start making a modular patch

for the 1st time i am finding i can jam write and program without ever touching the technicalities on anything more than a subconcious level and this has enabled me to go with the flow and write and play music rather than program mechanically

i have also realised that despite my apparent love for the nerdier side of things i do not have the desire to be an engineer in the traditional sense.
working in a big studio with a real engineer i have found i am happy to be a musician and a sound designer and in our last mixdown session i didnt touch anything in the studio at all all day!!

it was fucking great to sit back and really listen to whats going on and also to be schooled by someone who really knows how to mix a track

i AM being crippled by the fact that for the first time in 5 years i dont have a dedicated studio room but im sure my circumstances will change and i wouldnt swap a studio room for my gf and my pet rats..

sometimes you just gotta be gratefull am right now i truly am Smile

i am truely happy for you.

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#84
with the new baby thing and a rampant hormonal g/f and then add to that the fact that the personalities in my band are harder to control than my temper music is increasingly more difficult to write.

I'm frustrated as hell although when i get the chance am producing the most natural stuff i have ever done.

I'm almost 32 and feel like a 17 year old so thats good i guess.

i just wonder if i'm in the right band, chosen the right paths and wonder if i'll ever reach my full potential as i am a talented bastard whose frustration leads to temper tantrums and rash decisions.

i need to see a shrink.
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#85
this thread is sooo nice to read :d wow it seems like lots of people on here are truly happy making music at the moment and not over engineering every minute detail! just making :music: whatever it may be

Applause and Falcon to you all
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#86
I spent about an hour just playing double bass at 3am this morning Icon_yippee
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#87
^^^
that's hot..

i'm really close to getting an upright bass...i'm just holding off..because i have other expenses...but damn..i really want one..

i'm currently making the kinda music i should be.

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magdusia Wrote:I just can't take it...omg omg...I just..I just can't...
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#88
guitar is back bitch!


i'm still excited about a great many things these days.....it's like, the cusp of the unknown.
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#89
dodz Wrote:guitar is back bitch!

Hahaha
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#90
I've nearly finished a tune that may be the best thing I have ever done. It's kept me up til three for three nights on the spin, I'm creeeam crackered, but I'm smiling just thinking about it.
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Don Cherry Wrote:Every human is blessed in her or his life with one love (passion), no matter how long it may last. This Absolute love will last in one's heart and soul forever.
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#91
I'm also excited about the music I've made lately. Things are starting to come together finally, and other people are loving it as well so that's a bonus. if you want to check out my new tune I finished 2 nights ago check out http://www.myspace.com/thenewlaw. Been focusing on my trip hop / downtempo project way more than just DnB, and it's so satisfying to make anything you want and not have to stay strictly to one tempo with one style Smile

I need to grab my Fender precision and wipe the dust off and rock the bass like you guys now, but sampling old mangley vinyl is just way too much fun! Grin
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#92
i'm excited about the music that i'm about to make.
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#93
macc Wrote:i've nearly finished a tune that may be the best thing i have ever done. it's kept me up til three for three nights on the spin, i'm creeeam crackered, but i'm smiling just thinking about it.

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#94
No

maybe on monday. maybe. Icon_razz
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#95
It's all about the jazz / hardcore fusion at the mo baby! Hyper
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#96
to be honest, dnb has been boring me to death lately, and without dnb i am for the most part directionless in music...


most likely this has to do with the stress from preparing to move along with quitting weed and alcohol, but i've had writer's block for the past couple of weeks and have had to deal with far too much bullshit in the dnb community to really give me motivation to force something out.


glad to hear it's going well for everybody else, hopefully i'll be back and won't fizzle out like a little bitch
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#97
@C+D: FWIW, I heard your Guerilla Warfare thing at Made Up Sound last week, man.

I know it's probably 50 years old Grin , but it was the only tune that made me get up and ask someone what it was all night. Good stuff.

Don't worry, it come back... This forum is full of both my griping about lack of inspiration, and my jumping for you cos of an overabundance of it. Roll Hahaha

Stay off the doobs man, it's for the best (music or no music)
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Don Cherry Wrote:Every human is blessed in her or his life with one love (passion), no matter how long it may last. This Absolute love will last in one's heart and soul forever.
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#98
Macc Wrote:@C+D: FWIW, I heard your Guerilla Warfare thing at Made Up Sound last week, man.

I know it's probably 50 years old Grin , but it was the only tune that made me get up and ask someone what it was all night. Good stuff.

Don't worry, it come back... This forum is full of both my griping about lack of inspiration, and my jumping for you cos of an overabundance of it. Roll Hahaha

Stay off the doobs man, it's for the best (music or no music)



thanks a lot man, for real (both the compliment and advice/motivation)...

i'm sure i'll get back in it at some point, but right now everything i make either sounds weak, contrived, or amateurish.

i guess i have no choice but to wait until inspiration comes, but i really appreciate the kind words...hopefully they'll help me get back on track eventually Smile
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#99
cloak and dagger Wrote:i'm sure i'll get back in it at some point, but right now everything i make either sounds weak, contrived, or amateurish.

that's what happens when you do a good tune man! Hahaha

nah, seriously, it's posssssibly cos of 'pressure' - every single person i know has had the same thing when they did a tune or two that people really liked... suddenly it isn't so easy any more.

best advice there is 'fuck em'. bet you any money you think about what other people might think when you are starting/doing something... it's inevitable, cos it's a new thing - 'shit people might actually hear this! Nervous '.

forgive me if i'm wrong... just been through it, and seen enough people with the same thing.


Quote:i guess i have no choice but to wait until inspiration comes, but i really appreciate the kind words...hopefully they'll help me get back on track eventually Smile

let's hope so. the music's in there somewhere just a matter of not thinking too much so it can come out.


all just my opinion, i don't mean to do some half arsed psycho analysis on you Oops
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I'm gonna stop making music and start painting! Icon_yippee


@Cloak + Dagger: something that always helped me to overcome writer's block is to attempt to write something I don't like. Really dull techno or something like that. I always end up finding something in it by accident that I love and inspires me, to throw the rest away and use it for something I like. It just helps to not think too hard but to let things happen.
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