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

Warming up the YouTube channel 

I think all this music is going to my head… Just done an upload in YouTube. I’m determined to try and at least make my music accessible… Get used to sharing. Start getting connections with some wonderful people out there.

 

Here’s a link to my personal favorite from the acoustic recordings called ‘bless the moon’. I really like Vinnies text in the song.

Lemme know what ya think… I wanna do more of this. I’m loving the acoustic low production vibe!

Andyc

Acoustic album ready for mastering :-)

Over the weekend I hooked up with a friend and we went through the album to see what small changes might be needed. I decided not to do any big changes, like vocals or guitar recordings… More little mix changes, like eq’ing things and maybe adding or removing percussion tracks… To help the songs flow.

Last night I did the changes and have now just listened to the new mixes and compared them with my first mixes. 3/4 times I kept the new mixes… But one song just sounded better the way it was… So that’s cool.

So now I’m happy that the mixing stage is over. No more mixing. This is it. They are done.

I’ve also got a running order for the album now, trying to keep a flow so the songs can be played next to each other.

Next and final step is mastering… Then it’s time to share them. Let’s see how it goes.

I’m going to call the album ‘Levin’… After the old beast of a guitar that inspired the playing style. Yeah.

Acoustic album DONE… Take a listen 


ok. So I made it. 3 weeks to write and record n album on a 1940’s parlor guitar… That you can’t tune because a tuning peg has broken! Lol.

It was fun. These are my rough mixes… Not sure what I’m going to do with it… But here it is if you want a listen.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kt2h5k7cy4accyr/AACDBn1I7tBzc0fxi5NRt_dua?dl=0

Over n out.

(Random picture of our dog ‘Ben’)

Acoustic album recording 

So now I’ve done all the recording and I’m mixing the tracks. Mixing is really not my thing… But I’m sure it helps whoever is going to actually mix it to hear a rough idea of how I hear the songs in my head.

It’s been a fun project. My goal was to get the songs mixed by the end of the day… Let’s see if I can make it! Album written and recorded in 2 weeks… Not bad going.