Jason Vincion - experimental DIY musician
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Music Journal - 2019-03-12
Another musical project (the YouTube one) has fallen by the wayside, as I realize it's not going to go anywhere and I don't really care for the results. I still plan to create pieces for YouTube, but they'll be more in sync with what comes out on the albums.
So, I'm going to do what I should have done in the first place and just focus on building foundations for my next release, "Memories in Time".
As far as that goes, I'm still scraping my way through my Spotify genre list and doing my best to decipher which genres are ones I enjoy and which aren't. Of the 427 genres from the original list (which was derived from going through all the artists I've saved on Spotify, plugging them into Every Noise at Once, documenting all the genres they fit in, going through the playlists for the genres offered on the website, then determining what genres I like and don't like), I'm currently going through 250-275 today (as I type), and I'm probably about half and half to the ones I like and the ones I don't. I'll probably end up doing more rounds to further narrow it down to styles I could see myself trying to coalesce with, but I don't even want to think about that right now.
Concerning my own work, instead of time-stretching my guitar arpeggios and turning them into a noisy blur, I'm layering them with varying types of reverb and delay and I'm coming up with these dreamy drones that have an idea of guitar arpeggios beneath them, which is favorable to my previous approach.
I also returned to a beat preset I made for an electronic project about a year and a half ago that I never used, and I think it should fit well with what I'm creating. I also have a proper drum preset I put together a few weeks ago, but I don't know if I'm going to use it now - only one way to find out!
Another success is that I got my pedal chain set up and ready to be used. The current chain is distortion, distortion, distortion chorus, delay, reverb, and delay. I need to tinker with it more, but I think I can make it work (of course, not using all the pedals at the same time - well, we'll see).
One more thing is that I got out in the sun on Sunday (I wasn't trying to be Alanis Morissette "Ironic", I swear) and took a long-ish walk in a local state park. It inspired me to get my Zoom H1 out of storage to do some more field recordings in the future. I want to see if there's some way I can incorporate them into my upcoming works.
I think that about does it - I'll be back next week with more updates!