When I look back on 2018 the most important event was certainly the release of my album “Black riders part 1”. Therefore I will take a closer look on the success of the album and analyse how my different promotion-activities have performed. From an artistic point of view I am still very satisfied with it. … Continue reading My year 2018 in review and plans for 2019
After the experience with a self-made guitar, which I have to admit was not that successful, I felt the desire to buy another factory made axe as a personal christmas-gift. Though I am very happy with my main guitar, the BC Rich Stealth, there is always space for another color in the arsenal of a … Continue reading Review: Fender Eric Johnson Thinline
A long time I felt tempted to buy an Elektron Digitakt (meanwhile I could not resist anymore and bought it) or a Teenage Engineering OP-Z, cool little machines, which promise to offer an autonome production-environment and contemporary sound-design. On Youtube everybody is telling, that it’s a must today, to free yourself from the DAW and … Continue reading Review: The Boss DR-5, a Digitakt killer?
In 2018 I consciously listened to a lot of new music. I did this, because I had recognised, that I stuck to the same old records since many years. And how should my own music become more contemporary, if all of my inspirations are more than twenty years old? I discovered new music from befriended … Continue reading Albums from 2018
Many artists refuse to do cover songs, because they want to be successful with their own material. It seems to be a question of pride not to rely on the qualities of a well known classic and to spend all effort to write own songs, which might become classics in a dark future (most likely … Continue reading Why you should do more cover songs … and how you can publish them legally
Since a few years I use Toontrack EZ Mix for Mixing and Mastering (sic!) and because meanwhile I am really familiar with the software it’s time to review it. I will look on it from the perspective of a home-recording artist doing everything myself, from the first idea to a finished album. Before I discovered … Continue reading Review: Toontrack EZ Mix 2
I told you last time, that I will publish a little cassette edition. Meanwhile I have changed my mind a bit and will also release it on CD and divide the edition into two batches of fifty pieces: Fifty cassettes and fifty CDs. Thinking about the way to publish an album in 2018 I was … Continue reading Artwork and publication concept for the next album