Getting Into A Flow State

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2498/4183278431_9e130bcda5_b.jpg I know when I’m in a flow state, through experience I get that.  I can usually tell when I have just hit it. This goes for so many different moments in life, not only making music. Yet there is a paradox of the flow state. You lose track of time. When you are done, … Continue reading Getting Into A Flow State

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Time to get Pumped: Music Study

Fitness and Music are a big part of my life. I’m always banging something out. Whether that be banging some keys, a dumbbell, guitar or a barbell something is always moving. I’m always attempting to improve myself in one of these aspects. Recently, a study came out saying what most people that are fanatical about … Continue reading Time to get Pumped: Music Study

How To Come Up With New Song Ideas For Electronica/EDM music

How To Come Up With New Song Ideas This is for the electronic music producers (EDM) starting out, for the novice and intermediates alike. Some people wonder where I get so many song ideas. I don't always have a set formula when I'm creating and sometimes I do but after so much trial and error, … Continue reading How To Come Up With New Song Ideas For Electronica/EDM music

Meditation and Mindfulness As An Artistic Tool

Meditation is the ultimate artistic tool. There is plenty of evidence that suggests that meditation is an excellent tool for an artist looking to beef up their sense of creativity  and intuition.  I believe meditation is an excellent tool at the disposal of any artist. Some people suggest meditation at least once a day for … Continue reading Meditation and Mindfulness As An Artistic Tool

Behind The Musical Brain and Heart And All That Jazz

I find jazz to be an interesting style of music. It's not something I have on constant drip, but I appreciate the structure or lack of structure when I'm listening to an improvisation. Jazz has great improvisational technique, the intricate rhythms and syncopation and all the dynamic chords entice me, keep my attention. I always … Continue reading Behind The Musical Brain and Heart And All That Jazz

Studies On Music And Depression

Studies on Music and Depression I’m always fascinated and interested by new science studies. But it’s no wonder people don’t always take science seriously sometimes. Perhaps it’s not always easy to discern. One school says one thing another something else, it’s kind of amusing to me.   Who do you believe, which one argues best? … Continue reading Studies On Music And Depression

Nova Spire – Visions – A Cinematic/IDM EP

What I wanted to do was to create a short IDM/Braindance mini EP to showcase my musical technique and styling. It is highly influenced by Squarepusher and Aphex Twin material. I wanted to create a spectacle. Thematically there is something which connects all these tracks. A lot on this EP is related to aesthetics and uncovering textures that … Continue reading Nova Spire – Visions – A Cinematic/IDM EP

How I Remixed The Aphex Twin

Aphex Twin Remixes I always have drawn inspiration Aphex Twin. That is no question. I still believe with his Druqks LP it sometimes may be overlooked and often argued it wasn't as good as his earlier material. But I find there’s so much to look into musically. I have done several remixes on Aphex Twin material without using … Continue reading How I Remixed The Aphex Twin

How to Speed Up The EDM Writing Process – Electronic Music Production

There are so many elements that can ameliorate your productivity ( I've been known to be pretty productive). One of those is speed. Another is knowing music theory or at least reaching an intermediate level of knowledge. This instructional will be applicable for many different styles of music but most applicable for electronic music as that is my … Continue reading How to Speed Up The EDM Writing Process – Electronic Music Production

Some Mixing Maxims

These are some ideas i'm pretty keen on when it comes to mixing. If you're a beginner this may help you out. Also, it is good as a tool to organize and review some of my thoughts on the subject.  Just throwing some tips out there. Most of this is based on my experience with … Continue reading Some Mixing Maxims

Musical Addiction, Lunacy and Perspective

My music programs are always running and open all day long. I have withdrawal symptoms when I'm not at my desk. I feel I have gotten to the point where I have a dependency with a surge of dopamine, there is definitely a reward mechanism working here. It has become an addictive pattern, I'm just … Continue reading Musical Addiction, Lunacy and Perspective