Hey all, for those of you who aren’t aware, I embarked around December upon the journey of creating another album. As you might infer from the title, this album draws its inspiration from the book Moby Dick by Herman Melville. When I read it a few years ago it immediately became one of my favorite books of all time, in the league of Phantastes and Brothers Karamazov. Even when I was doing Phantastes I thought that I would probably try to do Moby Dick next, and here we are, at the start of the journey. Unlike all of my previous albums, I am not able to fully devote my attention to it. Life seems to be catching up to me… you know how it goes. The reason I mention this is because it will be a much more drawn out process than my previous albums — those I have banged out in 1-2 months of nonstop locking myself away to focus on music.
It’s a bit ironic now that I think about this process being a bit more drawn out — it fits very well with my subject matter. Moby Dick is a long, meandering book that lacks a strong sense of narrative drive. I guess it’s appropriate that the album I’m working on now will be a process similar in nature: long, drawn out, getting in a few hours a week for a long while. Anyways, all that to say don’t get your hopes up for the album release any time soon, I’m guessing it will be at least another 6 months before I wrap things up to my satisfaction.
Right now I have two tracks basically finished and several that are in the beginning stages. I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the music industry, the state of music as an artform, music theory, and other heady sorts of things in these arenas, so you’ll probably see some posts on related topics in the near future. Stay tuned!