It's been a while now since I made my first news post, felt like it was time to leave an update on what I've been doing.
In the later months of 2017 I created a lot of new music, mainly Video-Game esque tracks and a bunch with DnB influence, which I released one by one as I wrote them to Newgrounds and later compiled into two 15-track album releases. The albums titled "Visual Noise", the one focused on the darker, DnB style tracks and "Actual Elf", an album focused on the Video-Game and 8-bit style music I've been releasing in recent times.
They can both be found on my bandcamp for name your price/free downloads here:
As of April 2018 I am still studying music in London and I'm still working from the same set up I was at the time of my last update, except my production techniques, ability and creativity have increased massively since that period. I think churning out tracks like I was doing gave me a lot of practice and made me focus in on what needed to be worked on in my approach to music, a lot of that being my attention to detail and sitting with my impatience with my set-up.
Having a lot of limitations with my current workstation meant that I would have a tendency to let repetetiveness run riot throughout my tracks sometimes, as I would spend a long time crafting and shaping an idea to then have my laptop flatline when I try to create a new section, meaning I would then cut many corners just to finish the piece.
Those same limitations lead me to learn a lot more about efficiency in my workflow and being more decisive, comitting things to audio almost exclusively when I have finished a part or idea, leading then into using midi instances as almost recording instruments, creating my own samples on the fly and ending up with some of the most interesting sounds I've come up with so far, this leads into the Dreamstate/Ethereality twin EP post that will be coming very shortly.
Another part of this update is to mention that I've recently been working on putting my music out where more people can view and access it. Before I mainly kept it contained between my close friends and here on Newgrounds and liked to keep it seperate from my day to day life, but today I started up a media page where I can begin to be more vocal about my future releases.
Like/Follow if you fancy keeping tabs on me:
I haven't been uploading very often to Newgrounds this year but that is oddly because I'm working on my music harder than ever, my posts may become more sparse but I will be much prouder of the musical results that come out of the time I put into them.
As always I'm excited to continue creating music that you, myself and my friends can enjoy, there'll be a couple more news posts after this one and then probably another stretch of radio silence until my next big update, Cheers - <3