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The Devil’s Kiss – The Last Embrace

After a bit of a break, which sometimes my creative ghost commands, back with another breaks electro tune.

Despite a negative job, home , not to mention derogatory observations about my entire life and music, I have had a lot of energy lately.

Stronger than ever actually, which tells me I’m on the right track. It wouldn’t give me rushes walking down the street if I was unhappy or living a lie would it?

Collapse in adversity is not something that will happen, now or ever, there is no way back.
That bridge is a smoking wreck…

Perhaps freshening up my work and home environment will change that, the home will change shortly, and even though the rent will be financially crippling, feels like something I need to do.

So bring on the comments, barbs, hooks, bullets the attempts to destroy, chip away all day and night. You’re just going to end with them dissolving on impact.

I will be walking down the street without a drop of energy drained, and building more sparks by the day.

God help anyone if I learn to fire them into the air…

The Ghost Walks With You…
The Ghost That Walks

Eyes On Fire – Electro – No 20 – The Coin Toss

Finally finished “Eyes On Fire”, it just needed a sound that fitted the dark energy atmosphere, and that took a while. Happens sometimes, just have to keep searching until my mind says “that will work”.

Battling fatigue a little, plus the gargantuan number of tunes, the biggest tally ever, has made my mind want to sit down and say that it’s done.

Feeling that it’s doing this, and picking it back up and soldiering on is tough, but at least I know why it does it and how to combat it.

It doesn’t help that I have some life decisions to take care of, needing to find another job, to allow me to get a better place to live. But no matter what the circumstances, I must still write. Too much time and opportunities lost to waste the last chance I have.

So if life starts to stick its heavy boot into my ribs, do I need to get rid of that part of life? That’s the coin toss, as I can carry on, but do I want to.

I need to see and feel happiness in that direction, or what’s the point? Attractiveness fades lightning fast when it becomes angry and lashes out at you.

And all just because you care..but that is never what I deserve, I am better than that.

That’s my dilemma….

The Ghost That Walks
The Ghost Walks With You

The Character and Life of Sound

Definitely felt inspired and rekindled again over the last few days, especially for making Electro again.
But after listening to The Red Bull music academy lectures, listening to some of my favourite tracks and what made some of my own really work.

Hank Shocklee (Public Enemy) really went into detail about it. I’ve realised it was what was making some of my tracks really work, and when the “character” of the sound wasn’t there, the tracks didn’t work. This means transients, background noise, layering and extra bits of sounds stitched together, movement and attack, different eq’d versions of the same or different sounds layered together. Not everything hitting exactly on time.
This is what used to make some of my old tracks really work, and then some just pale in comparison . But now I understand.
Colour, Life, Movement, Imperfections make the coldest electro sound like a living moving breathing thing.

I was right about trying to use valves and tape, and sad I had to sell them, but he talked about tape and the natural saturation and compression it gives you.
So now I’ve discovered the key again about what made other people sit and take note, so the door will be opened for me once again…

More next time…

Paul Bishop
The Ghost That Walks