Dear Lines I am so happy to finally be able to say that my album Floating Body / Diving Mind is out now!
It has been made over a long period of 4 years and 5 months as I really didn’t have a plan made out when I started. It started out with me recording some improvised sessions while developing my big controller software that I was writing in Max.
I multitracked my sessions and then used that material as a starting point for further compositions. So editing, adding, remixing and sampling the material to make finished pieces.
It is very interesting to see something develop over such a long time, loosing momentum, getting hopeful, doubting the material, feeling like king of the world etc.
I am very happy to share and discuss anything regarding the process, inspiration, production etc. if there are any questions. I am also planning to make some bts videos on my Youtube channel.
I really hope some of you will like the album and in good Lines tradition here are some Bandcamp codes Tell me which one you use and I will cross it off.
finished listening last night and found many parts enjoyable and moving
i sometimes hate singling out specifics rather than embracing the overall effect an album has on me BUT there’s a section where the kicks emerge during “Samsara” and are eventually joined by gorgeous electronic flourish of notes (guitar/keys perhaps?)
really loved that combo and the contrast of elements
Thanks @glia I am so happy to hear you liked it! If you want the insider information it was when I had recorded the material for “Samsara” I realized I had to make an album, hehe!
Regarding the notes:
If you mean the random time arpeggio type lead notes they are my Shuttle System being played with the arpeggiator from Ableton Live with an LFO on the arpeggio speed.
If you mean more the thing that starts of as sort of shoogazy pads that then turns rhytmical that is a big wash of guitar and synth played thru delays, reverbs etc. Then bounced down and sidechain gated to the main bass riff