Wednesday, February 23, 2011


As you probably know, I've been working on a fourth Deterior album. It's been slow going, especially when you consider I've been writing sketches of new songs since May of last year (yep, before Primitive Circuitry was even finished), but thankfully I've got a huge amount of material to work from—64 sketches so far—so going to the next step, writing demos, hasn't been to challenging yet. I think I'm maybe almost halfway done doing demos. For the last album I made I think thirteen. I've got six so far; I'd like to do at least thirteen again, maybe fifteen if I can (I've definitely got enough material to do at least fifteen).

What is making things difficult is my desire to write about a million different types of music all at once. Deterior has traditionally been a post-rock/sludge sort of deal, but I always have this urge to write post-hardcore, death metal, black metal, noise rock... maybe one day; I don't have the kind of talent to pull all that off. But I am pretty pleased with how things are coming along so far, and I'm excited to get this album really rolling and out hopefully this year. Considering my previous timeframes, it should definitely be finished this year, especially since I'll have more free time after I graduate. Maybe around August or September.

So anyway, on that note, here's a song I've been enjoying lately.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Somehow I got through the entire month of January without a blog post. My life was pretty crazy what with starting the new quarter and continuing the job search. But that's partly behind me now.

I've still been working on new song sketches and I'm up to about 64, I think, so I'm going to try to finish up assessments and start putting together some demos soon. Unfortunately I'm not as pleased with any of them as I feel like I should be, but that will probably change once I get some demos done. I'm going to try to crank out about a dozen again, maybe a few more depending how long they are (I already have two done), so that'll keep me occupied for a couple months probably.

Again, I want to make zero promises on when anything at all is going to come out, because my life is going to be a huge mess come graduation and when I start my new job.