Artist, manager, producer, publicist
By Al, Aug 21 2013 02:24PM
In terms of musical output, I'm all these things and more. It means I'm in total control of each of these roles, which is a good thing, right? After all, I can choose to change direction as and when I like: For example, I've had reasons to work on solo piano pieces in the past few months and I'm considering releasing an album of these pieces before 'Vision' (the next full-scale multi-instrument offering) - and if that's what I choose to do, nobody's there to stop me. And there's no-one to share the income with!
So...a good thing. Well, yes and no. You see, the flip-side of that is that I work best to deadlines. With no deadline, I tend to spend much too much time over-tinkering and micro-micro-arranging, so that proposed release dates slip by virtually unnoticed by me (but noticed, with frustration, by those eagerly awaiting the new album). Left to my own devices, my 'modus operandi' is, realistically, unlikely to change. A lot of it comes down to organisation, which is, to put it mildly, not my strong point, and I do understand that it tests the patience of all those who appreciate my music (I very much appreciate that patience!). So I beg your indulgence and assure you that creativity is happening, compositions are progressing and recording is taking place...bear with me!
(Mar 2012 and earlier)
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