Coffee, a chair and (MacBook) Air: All I need to breathe life into these tracks.

 Garageband, coffee, a chair and (MacBook) Air: All I need to breathe life into these tracks.

Garageband, coffee, a chair and (MacBook) Air: All I need to breathe life into these tracks.

I've delved deeper into the new album, the new album and electronic music I'm creating as Just Like Humans, my tenth musical release. Honestly, it's a struggle. I'm not a tortured artist yet like any creative person with every endeavor, you attack it and wonder if it's even worth it, how will it come out, how will it be perceived, even by my own eyes and ears. 

I've completed one track and I like it. It was hard to do because a) I really wanted to scale back what I did to each track with the layering and complexities this time around, yet still keep it a Just Like Humans record and sound; b) finding the time to actually write and program is more scarce than usual. I'm even going back to Garageband (yes!) instead of Logic Pro X to force myself into some simplicities. It's been tough, but interesting and I know in the end it will be what I wanted.

Most of my time is invested in holidays and such right now, as can be expected. There's lots of other little things that have happened or will be happening, too. Just like everyone. Yet with the time constraints I thought it would be easier to make a better sounding record, scaling back as I said. I guess I'm a drama queen when it comes to the sounds as it's been really hard for me to create something that I can be happy with and move onto the next track. 

It will all come in time. I am happy that I have all the ideas sketched out in voice memos and other notation. I've even a rough idea of all the track names, which helps my narrative. 

My hope is that by March (or earlier), I'll start releasing a track per month, then the rest of the album around June. That seems a long time away, yet it will fly by.