2.) Words cannot express the pain I feel in my heart due to the fact that I cannot yet figure out a trick to nail Kubrick-esque sci-fi visuals on an independent (read: "hardly existing") budget.
3.) The production of this goth pop album is going supremely well. I'll upload a taste to this post for your enjoyment. On this track we focused more on nailing the proper chords to convey the mood rather than which palette of sounds we want to immerse ourselves with and then build from there. This is the first complete instrumental where I use my Omnichord, and we intentionally went for a more moody, more minimalist feel. I am very happy.
And because a couple people have been like "Yo, these vocals sound like shit", I'll re-explain: With this client, we reverse-engineer instrumentals. She does not herself have the means to record high quality from home. She writes her lyrics, her melodies and structures her songs, sings an acapella into her phone (hence the poor quality and the obnoxious necessary evil of the incessant metronome), sends it to me, and I build an instrumental around it. It's an interesting challenge for me since the majority of my clients ask me to make them a custom instrumental based off of some inspiration they have, and then write to it after I deliver.
This is obviously not mixed and not mastered.
A bunch of you insecure fucks will call this corny, but I, as a non-insecure little bitch, have no shame or reservations in saying it:
I can feel myself growing as an artist.