It has been a while since I have released a set of non-soundtrack music, just for myself. I've been working on a couple of tracks for the last month and a half - I think I have come up with a versatile style based on soft rock with a set of strings and a soft-sounding distorted guitars sprinkled around. It's a sound that I am familiar with, that I feel mostly in control, that I enjoy composing and listening to. And as you might imagine, I'm very proud and impressed with myself right now.
So, before I let it all go to my head and start telling the world of how awesome I am, please go and have a listen to what I have done and share it with people, if you like. The tracks are up on YouTube, and they are also downloadable as a whole, in lossless format, on Bandcamp here.
Thank you for listening.
I tend to like some bands in a spectecularly different way than most of their fanbase. And since the characteristics of a fanbase usually affects how the non-fans perceive a band, I often receive surprised reactions when I reveal my feelings towards them. "Anathema?" they say, "but they make depressing and lame love songs that only unrealistically romantic teenagers like. How could you like them?" Or sometimes they go "You listen to Dredg..." and not-so-silently laugh.
All tongue-in-cheek of course, I don't have cruel friends. But still, this is a thing that happens.
To write is like to perform, a professor of mine had said once. Just as you prepare for and arrange the parts of your dance resital, your stage show or your stand-up routine, you prepare for what you write. And just as you need to be in the right mood to perform your show, you need to be focused on and excited (or at least motivated) to write about whatever your chosen topic is._
This past week I, and many people I know, were in the mood for nothing other than rage, desperation and revolt. That's why I still haven't posted the second part of the interview I did (in Turkish) with the guys at Arthenda Games - in fact I haven't even written it yet.
As I said, not in the mood to perform.
So here's something beautiful to listen to until we all get ourselves together (sorry for the low quality):