lost fidelity

I was never a professional musician. I played in a handful of bands in my teens and 20s, but my motivation as a guitarist began as a much-needed emotional release at the age of 13 that was instantly more satisfying and effective than random vandalism and enormously stupid high-risk behavior. I play and write music to fulfill my personal artistic needs and ideas; fame and adoration are not relevant to my interests.

Despite concerted effort throughout my youth, I never acquired the ability to read or write proper sheet music. When I played something new that I liked, a lick or a riff or a melody, I learned early on there was maybe a 5% chance I would remember it later without a recording.

More than 25 years since this discovery, I have hundreds of hours of recordings – low quality clips and captures created with whatever was available at the time, mostly cassette recorders, junky mobile phones, laptops, and so on, mostly with built-in microphones. I enjoy multi-track projects, but my production style does not yield clean, high-fidelity, studio-quality audio. Indeed, nearly everything I record and produce is decidedly lo-fi.

And I embrace that. I also run some phone systems as part of my business services, with which I sometimes geek out and experiment. I particularly like the telephone’s inherent lack of quality – the crappy audio hardware, low bitrate audio, and unforgiving nature of the medium.

The inevitable product of these interests is ready for criticism and feedback.

Announcing…

lost fidelity

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

To create code blocks or other preformatted text, indent by four spaces:

    This will be displayed in a monospaced font. The first four 
    spaces will be stripped off, but all other whitespace
    will be preserved.
    
    Markdown is turned off in code blocks:
     [This is not a link](http://example.com)

To create not a block, but an inline code span, use backticks:

Here is some inline `code`.

For more help see http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax