double disc album is finally done!
the bastardinsomnia album is finally complete. it clocks in at 1:47:41. yes, 107 minutes. i had a lot of fun with this album. not as much fun as with previous works. it's a very serious album. most of the second disc is full of tracks i've wanted to produce for years, but wasn't mature enough in production to tackle them.
don't worry, there's still plenty of those fun ol' tracks you shadowized fans are familiar with. i'm still playing with the tracklisting of disc one. i can't seem to get the continuity right. i always seem to fuck that part up.
the funniest thing about completion is that the end was pretty much stumbled upon. i still had about 5 tracks, or 30 minutes till the album would be where i wanted it. then, i was messing around with previous flp files critiquing and making possible remixes. when, all of a sudden, i stumbled upon a tracks that i don't remember making and a susan vega remix. Distorted Dreams, the one i don't remember making, was finished and everything. it rocked my cock right off. i had to act fast to catch it and reattach. i knew i had to add it to the tracklist and it fit right in, but for the life of me i do not remember making the track at all.
the other that made it's way onto disc too is a funky little ditty called, The Black Shakes. probably the most dancey track i've ever made with a couple Johnny Mnemonic samples thrown in. i actually remember making this one. it was fun.
about half way through making this album i found a bunch of different vst instruments and it shows. the sound splits off, but still maintaining the overall sound.
i've raped the Crystal vst a fucking lot. i fucking love this thing. i recommend it to anyone looking to make weird atmospheres.
i had fun with the feedback on a couple tracks and it damn near crashed my computer. *laughs.* it was all for a good reason. the shit sounds fucking awesome. the insane feed back on Deadened Roots i added to the SuperwaveP8 when mixed with different drum patterns yeilded different synth patterns. not quite what i was looking for, but made the track that much better.
eventhough, the album is rockin' me hardcore i'm glad this chapter is over. much of this was recording during a very depressing moment in my life. the music fed off those emotions. if nothing else it gave me another reason to complete this project. i knew i wouldn't be able to put the feelings behind me till the album was complete, eventhough i keep finding more and more shit to piss me off. so, who knows, the next Bastard Insomnia record could start production next week. only time will tell.