With “Bomb Squad” in its release candidate phase (I recorded my part yesterday), and “Intro III” recorded (done yesterday as well), this only leaves “My Thoughts Exactly III,” “Thank You III,” and “Outro III” left to record. These last three would only take me an hour all together to record as none of them are songs. After that point, the album goes directly into Tunecore and FINALLY… on its way to iTunes.. hopefully by March 1st. =]
Now comes the planning for the future. I’m looking to promote this one more than I have promoted the past two albums, and I have a lot of confidence in this album. I feel that there are many strong tracks that will be alluring to different audiences, and with the melding of unorthodox elements within these songs I feel that I am bringing something quite unique to the table. Promoting will include performing in some open mics and a video. I may do some YouTube tactics as well, but I don’t want to use the same tactics everyone else is using.
Hopefully, I can bring in some iTunes sales. Although the numbers haven’t been anywhere near stellar, the fact that I have been regularly selling a song here and there means that there are people who are interested. This album, I believe, has the power to bring some more people in at a much better rate.
Here are the projects that are currently in progress:
1. Project Inhalor [adm/mnshyn]
2. Wind Beneath My Wings [dstnysprn]
I will most definitely be working on a Phase 4 once Phase 3 has gone to iTunes. What will Phase 4 be? It will definitely build on the ideas of Phase 3, but I want to bring in some other elements as well that I have not used. Different time signatures (5/4 and 6/8 being possibilities at the moment), different keys and chord structures (particularly more use of diminished chords and other 4 note chords aside from dominant 7th), and new sampling techniques. I want my music to still have the feel of a hip-hop rooted foundation, so it still won’t strive too far from that. Some people strive to get the old sound back (those still wanting that 94 boom bap), while others are trying a new sound that do not sit well with the traditional heads (snap/crunk/hyphy/signature dance). I’m trying to forge a new direction that would seem logical and fitting to everyone yet still sound fresh and innovative.
I still would like to do an MsP compilation album to really show what we’re about. MsP’s got such a lovely array of talent, and people need to see (or in this case hear) what we can do.
With that being said, I would like to help all the members create at least 1 or 2 songs this year at the minimum. It would be interesting to note whether or not that goal will be achieved by December 31, 2010.
There’s also Flight, who we will finally get to see again after 3 years! I don’t know if he will be interested in making music again, but you know I will have to ask.
MsP will have an informal meeting on February 6, 2010 over Chicken and Rice, so maybe we can trade notes there.
Interesting times! Let’s see what this year has in store for us.
Tags: adm, bomb squad, destiny soprano, electronic music, hip-hop, intro iii, lyrical without fear, moon shizzle productions, moon shyne, my thoughts exactly iii, outro iii, phase 3, phase 4, project inhalor, rap, thank you iii, wind beneath my wings