HEISS – LEVIN – KURVES – MUSIC

So this is the first post for months! I have been going through a long period of self doubt. I seem to work hard with music. Create a lot and get bored easily. I never stick at one idea long enough for it to really create an audience. Once I get an audience I get bored. It seems to have been a cycle of my past 20 years in music making!

So my last post was early this year. What have I been doing? In summary… I have been raising my two your daughters, hanging out with my son, designing a new house, working hard with my teaching job and also working on music. There is alot going on… always it seems.

Musically I have been finishing the Levin Album. 99% there. Plus working on video content for the project. I have written 16 new songs for a project I want to work on this september. I have explored making music for kids on Youtube (with one of the videos reaching over 50k plays… not bad!). We have written 3 songs for the HEISS studio project (and shot a video for the first release). Add to this writing some new LEVIN songs… booking some gigs for the summer. Also, working with my music partner Mats on a ‘remix’ of the first Levin album. (its done! just need to upload the songs)… then finally there is the finishing of THE MESSAGES recordings, where right now Vinnie (singer) is in America meeting with some record companies.. with a plan of self releasing a single a month for the months leading up to Christmas… NOW I think you are up to date.

So you can see. My mind is in a million places. Each place is amazing. Learning to manage how I split my mind between this places it the challenge.

I am going to get back to posting on this site. I will aim to post every few days… This site is going to get a new look. So I can upload music and ideas easy. This will be the place where I offload and share (outside of the official release of material produced).

Be back soon. Welcome back. Andy

Part of the background noise

Overloaded with thousands of images, videos and messages as our thumb scrolls down, down, down… How does this make us feel? Conformation / Unwell / Lonely / Loved?

This is the state I am exploring with The Kurves project.

The more likes the better. Playing the game. Trying to share our ‘best moments’. Crying out for conformation. Crying out to the endless abyss of digital. Do we really need this in our lives?

Im confused by this right now. As a music creator and with this project I am digging deep, trying to NOT BE AFRAID to follow convention. Embrace the background noise that music has become. Create using the regular methods. Create with the mainstream. IT IS NOT UNIQUE. I AM NOT SPECIAL. non of us are. Or we can choose… I AM SPECIAL… all of us are. Either response is irrelevant… or should be irrelevant to anyone but ourselves. Right?

The more we choose to share and filter our lives with everyone the less we are really seeing our lives clearly and have the ability to actually steer our lives for ourselves. Really listening to our inner voice and steering that path.

I worry that social media almost dumbs us down. numb. ticking off days. trying for 15 minutes of fame. trying to find the formula. but the formula for what? For a great life or for ego success? thats really hard to explore. But somewhere this project is helping me explore these thoughts.