[Update: I specify “2 images” of the original image, because I’d rotated it and liked that look…but, it says new users are allowed one image a page. That is completely fair. It’s best to not dominate a space, even if it was unintentional! But, yeah. Feel free to rotate it and that kind of thing!]
Self-replying, already…oy. Anyhow, I really wanted to get the correct artwork, given it seemed important to my process and it was made for this project post, so, here it is rotated 2 different ways. (It’s the same license as the music, which I am never sure if I ought to mention it on music hosting sites, or just assume others are assuming it? Anyhow, it is here, as originally intended).
I feel quite awkward about doing this, but I just couldn’t get it out of my head that I hadn’t put up the full image or a very clear image, last time. It just wasn’t right! Okay, everybody take care. Also, I know I still haven’t outlined the process + the gear. It’s just that it was so many things, including doing the image (after the saxophone). I just used an internal microphone for that. The drums were recorded via interface with some decent clarity around late December, 2016. They’re quite granular, so I can usually pair up most of the drum solos from that session with solo improvised music. My interface was not working for a few days, so I couldn’t play along with anything. I also treated some piano and bass sounds recorded recently. But, there’s more to it, and every time I attempt to give a better description of the process, I just become completely unable to focus on prioritizing the information. In any case, I have lately been wondering how I can feel I’m making some sort of difference through music, and in this context it is possible to use the music to tell a story. Okay. Enough rambling! But, if I were in a situation like Bassel, his family/relatives, and friends found themselves in, I’d be so incredibly moved. So, that’s why I think it is very nice to do things like this. I just do not understand personally the mentality of some that various cultures cannot coexist, and then there comes a point where it is quite extreme, such as where Bassel’s been, and cultures are wiped out as much as they possibly can be. The 2nd of these 3 projects was one I hadn’t done or been familiar with, but the first one I remember really getting into using imagery and kind of re-building it, imagining the acoustics of the geography and architecture, and then combining any other information available during improvisation. In retrospect, I think it is even more cool than I did back in 2014 (when I’d already thought it was incredibly fun…but now there is a lot more of a story happening).