I’ve made another album!
My mental health has been pretty good this week, with more days of me feeling good and happy rather than not. With that in mind, I ventured into the attic earlier this week to just play, with no intentions of making another release.
I’ve been recording my playing most of the time, as you never know when inspiration will strike, but I’ve not been thinking of putting any of my new sounds out there. After all, I’ve just released ‘Jesus Meets the Harmonicas’.
I purposely wanted to play some slower music, keeping it simple and quite minimal. You can tell I’ve been listening to Earth a lot lately, given that Dylan Carlson has rapidly become one of my favourite musicians. I seem to be inspired more by guitarists than harmonica players, trying to interpret guitar riffs and lines through my instrument of choice.
So I played. Slower, more naturally and with no pressure, just to see where the music would take me. I used Earth’s album ‘Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II’ as a reference point, and just went from there. 5 tracks just flowed out of me with no effort. I had the recorder running, so everything was captured. A minimal bit of EQ and reverb in Adobe Audition, and an album was born.
I think my current mental state is reflected in the music, as they are relaxed pieces, leaning more towards ambient and drone than anything else. Listening back to them this afternoon, getting them ready for release, I had a big smile on my face, happy with what I’d created.
I put them up on my personal Bandcamp, where you can hear and download them. https://morgangleave.bandcamp.com/album/angels-demons
Thanks for listening…