Today, I am releasing the debut album of my golden chorale project, midnight. I’ll be self-releasing it on cassette as well as digitally through bandcamp:
The record is a reflection on the anxious side of love, relationships and family. In the time frame of it’s creation, I was doing a lot of trying to work through things with the family I grew up with, while wading through mid-20’s new family/life experience stuff. The backbone of the record came from a recording session I did as a means to decompress after a particularly stressful dream late last year.
The track “ocean 3” has a video created by @robotboot:
There was an interesting thread on lines a while back around sending your music to others for feedback (which I unfortunately can’t find right now, if you know what I’m talking about let me know and I’ll share it here). Inspired by it, I decided to attempt to get feedback on this one. The record went out as a rough mix (10 tracks) to a few friends in February. Based on their gracious feedback, I reworked the record in June. I separated the more thematic tracks into the 6 songs that make up the a-side of the tape, which is streamable on bandcamp. I also built out a bonus mix of some of the outtakes I had sent out in February, as well as a few other ideas from my archive of recordings that were made around the same time. This collection is known as toby’s mix, which I decided to make available as a download to those who purchase the record on bandcamp, and on the b-side of the tape. I would like to specifically thank @papernoise @robotboot @Benjamin_Mauch @brianleu and @bradfromraleigh because they all provided a lot of really good insight that was very helpful as I finished up the record.
I don’t want to dive too deep on the technical aspects in starting this thread (but if there’s any questions about that side of things I’m happy to answer them). The one thing I want to mention related to that is this is the first record of mine I worked directly (as in, in the same room) with a few friends who do audio engineering stuff (reamping guitars and working with someone else to produce/mix/master to tape in the case of the toby’s mix b-side collection.) This was really great and I definitely want to do more collaboration in that sort of way on future releases.
Thanks for reading/listening!