While busily being a personal caregiver for my mom with moderate Alzheimer’s disease, my ability to apply a healthy professional pressure along the artistry front has been rather rough — although (and without exaggeration nor panic) survival demands a fairly prompt remedy for our proper advancement (read the “Follow Our Momson Story?” post to learn more).
After enjoyably publishing spacemixes of works by other artists, I finally have an opportunity to properly share my original work here.
Casual Charge has been an arduous challenge. I really like the song, which was authored many years ago (I even forget when I started it), but its production and engineering complexity (and mistakes made therein) combined with my desire for a healthy accuracy made it very hard to tune it right enough for permanent release.
I typically listen to the song once within a work session, and just make some minor tweaks like a sculptor chiseling for a highly detailed accuracy. When the muse says that I am done in that session, I do not ‘force a round peg into a square hole’. My process is naturally iterative, so never conforms to the relatively simplistic human patterns of deadlines.
Making music is like cooking food. The dish is ready on its own terms, while we simply do our best to figure out how to accommodate those terms for maximum effect.
The spacemixing technique applied to original stereo mixes leads to a very lowly audible cascade of intricately shaped layers (my maximum number of layers in this kind of spacemix so far is 12) to create an immersive texture and depth that realistically alters your sense of space.
That immersion comes from meticulously blending the otherwise distinct frame of the sound with your normal sense of space. I typically want the music to feel as if a real kaleidoscopic vortex opens up within your listening environment to benefit your existence.
While I generally apply that alteration to expand the listener’s sense of space for optimal mental health, the full spectrum of spatial alteration possibilities is beyond grasp and truly runs the gamut (e.g. one could go horribly demonic).
My (sometimes our) original mixes differ in that I individually control the intricate spacing of each sonic element (e.g. musical instrument). That allows for much more texture and depth individually and therefore collectively, because I am not limited to the frame and the flattened overall texture of the stereo mix.
Casual Charge is intentionally fit for yoga, and is included within our first upcoming cannabis and yoga event called CannaflowTM at the wonderful Yoga Loft in Marblehead, MA on Saturday, June 18 (6:00-8:00pm).
The yoga guides I follow typically use Spotify for the musical assist, so the song will be coming to Spotify (and basically all other services) in roughly a couple of weeks to optionally be used during a yoga flow. I will inform you at this journal upon availability there.
The following links you with convenient access to the Bandcamp location to download the audiophile-friendly version of this musical work, in case you feel right in supporting this hard-working (balanced with soft-resting) artist via buying this song for whatever amount that you want to pay…