Well, well…don’t I feel silly…
Just when I thought it was time to hang it up and become content that I made music essentially for an audience of one (myself) I find out I actually do have a cheering section, and one that is in a position to help NoiseTheorem get published with a good name behind it.
For someone who’s greatest enemy is his relentless self doubt, that external validation is both exciting and confusing. On the one hand, I am very glad I have support like this. On the other, Mr. Self Doubt says ‘are you sure you have the right NoiseTheorem?’.
I can’t reveal who it was or any details (I do not want to screw it up) but I will say it was refreshing to get supportive feedback and constructive criticism, most of which I agreed with 100%. I have my list of things I need to think about as I work on this new album.
And I am going to write a new album. Most of what I have done the last few years could better be called experiments, and I’ll certainly leave all of that available on my SoundCloud page. Because it will be an album, my goal will be shorter more focused pieces rather than the sprawling environments in my experimental works. I want to also merge the noisier industrial stuff with more of the spacey organic stuff I have done in the past. I also intend to work in the found sound and sampling stuff that I used to do a lot of but haven’t recently. I will also be getting some other musicians and ears involved to help with the spacial composition and to contribute sounds. This is going to be fun.
I am not going to set a hard deadline for this, but I would like to try and make it a summer project that will be done before the next hockey season starts. I don’t actually think this is that ambitious a goal either. If I set out a goal of 8 tracks with times between 4 and 7 minutes thats infinitely doable. I’ll also write with performance in mind, with the hope of doing some kind of live performance in the fall. I might also try google hangout broadcasting too. I need to do more with video.
So. There it is.