Entry #149

The Inevitability

2014-07-06 05:42:40 by Back-From-Purgatory

I'm gonna make this short and sweet.

Lately, I've been writing music because I feel like I should.  And I've been writing music in the way that I think I should.  I stopped writing music because I wanted to.

And here I am, with a new song that I wrote because I wanted to, and I wrote it how I wanted to.

There are a lot of things wrong with this in terms of musical structure, probably mixing, and generally with just how most people view music.  And I don't care.  I like what I did, and that's what made music fun for me, writing things how I like to, instead of how I feel I should.


So yeah, give 'er a listen, tell me you love it, tell me you hate it, tell me all the things I did wrong, all of the things I did right.  Like it, hate it, share it, delete it.  But as long as I like what I did, I am satisfied.

The Inevitability


I'm also going to post a random completely unrelated picture... Just because I want to.




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2014-07-06 09:33:42

The track was smooth and I really can't point out anything wrong with it. But I don't much about music, so maybe I'm wrong. I really liked it though.
Also, too bad this had nothing to do with matrix.

Back-From-Purgatory responds:

Glad you like it... No idea what you mean with that last bit though.


2014-07-06 13:43:27

I like pie

Back-From-Purgatory responds:

Me too.


2014-07-06 14:26:26

I can relate to this so much it hurts. Composing is becoming a job or even a CHORE. Whenever I DO make a song, I get carried away trying to make it perfect, and it ends up a disaster.

If you don't have the will to write music, just get away from it for a while. That's what I'm doing.

Back-From-Purgatory responds:

I've been pretty much taking a break from music for the last year... I mean... look at the amount of stuff I've uploaded over the last year or two compared to earlier.

I've been wanting to upload more stuff, but yeah, you pretty much nailed it, I keep trying to make things perfect, and it ends up feeling like a chore instead of fun... Which then makes me not really want to write anything.


2014-07-06 17:36:36

Personally I'd say the drum n hats are a bit to loud (or the rest to quiet). Besides that I guess it could make for a good score for some game or something (feels "Spaceship shoot em up"s to me). Can't say it's anything I'd particularly listen to but whatever.

Cool cool

I guess having to force yourself to be conform is stupid. We'd still only have what folk music to listen to nowadays if everyone did that - god beware.
"The forest would be awefully quiet if only the most talented birds would sing."
I listen to hardstyle, metal and random a capella mostly and I can't give a **** about what people think about that combination. So why should you care about what people think about what music you make? (unless of course you'd be some super prominent musician with songs on the radio but by that time you could just retire right? ^^)
I mean uploading it to some sort of public site invites critique but which of that to take to heart or not is still up to the artist imo - after all this is about entertainment. Don't like it? Move on. Simple as that.

If above doesn't make any sense that's maybe 'cuz I'm on my 4th beer right now (Prost!) ;P

P.S.: Does that mean you'll be working on "A taste of..." again? or don't you like that project anymore?

Back-From-Purgatory responds:

Nah, all made sense. And yeah, I think I was subconsciously writing music in a specific way that wasn't for myself, and that made it lose the fun for me.

And maybe... I want to write another metal song at the very least, cause I haven't done a new metal song in ages. If that'll be a continuation of "A Taste of..." though... Who knows.


2014-07-06 19:05:10

Why won't you answer my question?

Back-From-Purgatory responds:

What question?


2014-07-08 13:22:32

That's what it should be about, Purgs. You're doing it right. <3

Back-From-Purgatory responds:

And hopefully I keep doing it right. <3