So things have been pretty busy here in the studio the last few weeks, lots of different projects I’ve started working on. Just happened to be one of those times where I suddenly got a lot of good ideas for things to do musically, so I’ve started a lot of different things before I forget what they are. Quite a leap from my Doldrumming post a few weeks back! :)
The main thing I’ve been working on is a new techno live set, using only the Elektron Machinedrum. I’ve done a few downtempo sets using only the MD, but I wanted to have a go at doing something a little more upbeat for a change. Also driven by the fact that I’ve heard a lot of really good techno and tech-house music this past summer, namely from local Seattle DJs like Amanita, CTRL_ALT_DEL, and Bert & Chewy.
So the last couple of weeks I’ve been mainly working on creating 16 new songs on the MD that I can play live, and so far it’s coming along great. I have 14 songs at about the 80% mark, and 2 more at about the 50% mark. At this pace, I should be done in another couple of weeks if all goes well. Talk about writing a HUGE amount of music though!
The other project I’ve been working on here and there as I have time, is creating some fun little grooves on my iOS apps like IKaossilator and Triqtraq, and importing those into the Octatrack to create a new EP I want to release later this winter. At least, that was the plan.