Monday, July 19, 2010
As many of you know by now, I'm currently playing music under the moniker of Night & the City. So far, things have been going very well. I've been pretty surprised (but extraordinarily pleased) by the response thus far. The whole N&TC thing has been in existence for maybe a month now, so I definitely look forward to how things shape up in the future.
If you've been following the blog (or if you've known me since 2006), you probably know that I've spent a good deal of time producing beats and electronic music under the name of Wetworks. A few months ago, I got a computer virus, and when I got my comp back, I'd lost all of my production software, the tracks I'd been working on, the kit and library I'd been compiling since I was in college, etc. All of it was gone.
Perhaps it was fate though, because since I started working on the N&TC material, I got the idea to try to marry some of the experimental/post rock kind of stuff I've played for the past few years with the production that I've devoted so much time to familiarizing myself with. One day, I just decided to take the plunge, download a demo version of FL, put a little custom kit together, and make my own beats to build my songs atop.
Within three or four days, I made several tracks that I'm anxious to spring on people. A new song that I'm tinkering with which showcases all of this is called "Hearing Silence." You can peep it on youtube here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU8ccrjNgi0 I look forward to hearing what you good boys and girls think! Keep me posted.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
For the past two weeks, I've been immersed in a new musical project I'm calling Night & the City. Of course, that name can change at any point. So far, I'm very pleased with the way things are taking shape. In 2008, I spent a good bit of time playing guitar in an experimental project up until I had my foot operated on that August. This new project is kind of an extension of some of that music.
I'd largely stopped playing guitar aside from a few things here and there. However, a couple of weeks back, I was out one night, and someone asked me when I was going to start playing out. A female friend mentioned that she'd heard that I played, but didn't believe it, so Night & the City was pretty much born there.
Not too long ago, I swapped out some pedals in my chain, and I started tinkering, as I've frequently been prone to do (insomnia will hand you some inspiring activities), and I came up with an idea of how to take what I've really enjoyed in playing music over the past two years, and do it in a solo capacity. Two nights later, I debuted it.
Honestly, I'm excited about the material I've been working on. I like having the ability to execute what pops into my head at 3:38 in the morning and have it make sense. Hopefully, if all goes according to plan, I'll be recording some of these songs in the coming months, so stay tuned on that. Also, feel free to let me know what you think if you catch me live.