Summer is drawing to an end, and so it’s time to start producing some music again! Actually I am working on a brand new Spacesynth album which will be released maybe in the end of 2017 or at the beginning of 2018. In the past months I have been working on some tracks occasionally, and about 8 tracks are about 90% finished. These 8 tracks still need some attention and I need to make some more, which will happen as soon as I find some energy and inspiration again. On this album I try to produce a nice mix between old school Spacesynth and some more modern sounds. Although I like the 90’s sound very much we can’t keep living in the past, so let’s try to elevate this music into todays standards.
I want to expand my musical capabilities so now I am working on some other projects too. I have produced a more Italo kind of track, and I am thinking of asking a singer to sing on it. Actually I maybe could do it myself, but I am not that experienced with singing.. also I would have to practice my Italian accent to be convincing enough to be an Italo artist 😀
I am also working on some trance music, and because of that I ‘needed’ some other synthesizers to be able to produce the different sounds needed for that kind of music. So I bought a Roland JP8000 and and a nice Korg X5 which I stuffed with JayB’s soundsets. Together with my Yamaha AN1x and other vintage gear I can actually produce a very nice trance sound. As my studio grows I have been able to collect a nice versatile range of gear with which I can make a lot of different styles of music now. So it’s just a matter of learning ‘how it’s done’ and I am good to go.
Another project I got involved with was SynthOne. Rob van der Guy (Robert Gaj) asked me to join this project because Kenji Tanaka is still missing (since september 2016) and no one has heard of him ever since. As I have been working with Rob and the other members before, this should have worked well, but minor differences of opinion have resulted in a difficult cooperation. At the moment, I do not think the cooperation is viable at all, so I told them I will be working on my own music for the next few months instead.
Although I think collaborating in other projects can be fun, I need my energy and creativity for my own music. So that will always have my priority.
So, thats about it for now, I’ll keep you posted!