Collecting and my process

When I make music, I have the need to collect things before I start new projects. This has always happened since I was a kid. I have to collect things and complete them in order for me to move on and start a new project. When I finished the last album, it was really nice to take a break and not do music and art. My brain got to relax and I did not have to articulate and make precise decisions all of the time towards the timeline of art projects.

It was a nice break.

If you didn’t know, I love The Legend Of Zelda. It has been my favourite video game ever. I played a lot of Nintendo growing up and as I moved on to University and pursuing school, all of my old video games magically disappeared from the garage. Over the past few years I have started collecting Nintendo games and building up a collection of all of the old video games my brothers and I accumulated growing up. It is the sounds that came from the soundtracks and cartridges that I fell in love with. Simons Quest II really stuck in my mind as the best nintendo music ever made. I always wanted to recreate my own soundtrack for the game and insert it into the cartridge.

As I am building back the collection we had, I am experiencing all of the old sounds and melodies that inspired me when I was a kid. It is great to revisit them again and it is a surge of new creativity as I look at modelling SID and 8 bit samples and audio. Having these sounds back in my life have allowed me to go back to when I was younger and capture what inspired me and caught my attention through overlapping melodies in short loops.

I have posted a picture of all the Zelda Amiibos because I have completed the collection of something. I became intrigued by them as they can change the course of game play in some of the games. It was a collection that I knew I could complete and knew that there was a definite timeline of when the collecting would stop. Seeing as collecting all of the Nintendo games my brothers and I had would be a pricey challenge, I finished this collection and wanted to share it with you.

I wanted to share it with you because as soon as I had them all, I started going back upstairs into the lab. I started writing and making beats again and taking old gems and developing them. Ever since I finished the collection, all I think about is music and the process is starting up again.

I have about 5 new gems I am working on at the moment. If you read this site and would like to hear the rough demos of them, just send me a message and I can send you the link. Most people won’t see this because there not used to finding me here instead of where they think they will find me.

I just got the Puremagnetik Retro Computers library. It’s March Break. Here we go.

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