I have completed my second album, Pad Magick, with the upload of Spies (Cold War Rethink) – and had to wonder how it seemed to complete so quickly.
I have been through a period recently, where I have not been able to have Internet access except at brief and sporadic intervals. This hasn’t deterred me, however, and I have continued creating music while offline (which is when I do it anyway). Consequently, I tend to upload a bunch of tracks all at the same time.
Having only a Free account with Soundcloud, I am limited to the amount of music I can add before my limit is reached. I find this only slightly annoying because I can add new tracks to a playlist (read: album) and simply take it down when I start on the next one.
So, the first album, Emergence, has been taken down and a new album, Pad Magick, has been introduced. The focus with Pad Magick, as the name suggests, is that everything on it was created entirely with the iPad. The only exception to this rule has beenWing-borne Nature which has had a birdsong recording added to it on my computer. Everything else has adhered to the rule, though.
Although I created Piano Chillout ten whole months ago, I only recently decided to add it to the Pad Magick album as I felt it could now have a ‘proper’ home. Still, it seems to me that this album has come together quite quickly – probably because it has only taken about four uploads to get all the tracks assembled.
I’m now working on content for an EP entitled The Magick Pad but I will leave Pad Magick up for a while yet, in case anyone wants to download anything from it.
If you wish to have a copy of either Pad Magick or Emergence, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll make sure you get a copy. I feel Emergence is not a very good album but it is a yardstick by which to measure my progress thus far. i’m much better now than I used to be. My timings are much better, for one thing, not only because of practice but also because the Pad makes it SO easy to edit in place. It’s worth a listen, though just to see where I came from.
FYI – Pad Magick comes with a bonus track that you won’t find online.