This post has been a long time coming. I haven’t written a blog post in a long time because I poured everything I had into WARPFLOW and frankly have been uninspired. Fear not brethren. I, KBB, and WARPFLOW are alive and well.
Recently, a number of producers contacted me needing a copy of WARPFLOW since it was unavailable in other countries etc. I have many interesting conversations with these DJs, and producers from all over the world. A recent dialog I had today inspired this next bit. It also made me realize one of the problems I have been having. It’s hard to truly finish any of my music.
The reason for this is simply because I am riding on a learning curve, learning new techniques, purchasing/making better gear etc. so I constantly want to go back and fix things to incorporate these new things. The result is a number of unfinished projects with promises to go back and revamp, re-amp, remix, re-record, remaster, re-everything. New projects are made and nothing ever gets finished. Being a perfectionist compounds the problem because you want to make sure every single detail is perfected before you attempt to put your best foot forward.
I think the solution is just a simple change in perspective. I think it would help to view each track as a milestone and marker on the path to music excellence as opposed to a masterwork never to be released until it’s perfect, which rarely happens. I think there’s merit to the idea of strength in numbers. Release music often and in abundance.
At first I thought you had to be at a certain level of production mastery before it would be worthy for the world. Maybe, you do, but why be your own filter? The people on the net decide with their views, comments, and dollars. A lot of the time they even provide the answers to what you could do to become better. You can’t be your own filter. You are your own worst enemy because no project will be good enough. Eventually no song will be worth singing. Meanwhile the rest of the world won’t know that you were actually a master until it’s too late. Like those many great artists, and composers of the past.
You have to let your music go.