I’m starting a new residency at Fortress Studios in Old Street, London, from 5 March. It’s a beautiful studio with lots of great gear. Lots of new music will be on it’s way this spring/summer.
Discovering new music. Heard Aquilo on Monday, Saw them on Thursday. About 40 people in the crowd. I think they will only play to bigger crowds from now on. Small crowd made it even more special.
The Forest for the Trees Project was to be a collection of my original songs, to be recorded in a new studio in South London, April/May 2016.
It didn’t work out.
I like simplicity. Sometimes making an album it’s difficult to see the forest for the trees.
Music is a journey which requires focus, but also timing. Sometimes I lose control of both. Sometimes you have to realise you need to, prune back the branches, reset your songs and give them a chance to grow in the right direction.
I love this journey.
I have a ‘Now’ page: stevekopandy.com/now
It’s about broadcasting what I’m focussed on at a given moment in time. And also as a reminder to myself not to be distracted.
About the movement by Derek Sivers: sivers.org/nowff
I’ve been following Derek since I went to Musexpo LA 2006. He’s a likeable entrepeneur and whom I see as a highly productive and connected individual.
I push on a lot of doors, but I walk through too many that are off track. Recently 2 doors have closed on me. 2 Projects have ended. This is a good thing. I can’t be in 5 places at once.
Imagine receiving a message like this from another world.
Imagine them receiving ours.
How much more enlarged does your mind have to be to comprehend what this means.
I am lost for words. Watching this brought a tear to my eye.
… (in that order).
Darren Carikas (Ghostmachine Producer) and I finished the mixes to my 2013 album ‘Mint’ 2 weeks ago in London, just in time for Darren to rent a boat and go sailing around Croatia listening to the songs.
Ok… so this trip was Darren’s holiday, but perfect timing as it’s good to have a nice gap between mix and master, listening to the mixes on different players, through different types of speakers and in different environments. It’s the time to let the mixes ‘ripen’ and to find any last minute changes to get them sitting just perfectly.
The tracks sound great in London, and I’m looking forward to Darren’s review of how well they work in the warm Adriatic.
Mastering this week. Release the first track soon after. Wow.