It was written on a laptop while I was in the hospital. Many of you know about this already, but for those who don't: Dark, dark times indeed.
I'm a guitarist and songwriter principally, I don't really make electronic music. And I certainly don't have skill for it. BP's a rock band (kinda) but I really enjoy sonic "psychedelia" for lack of a better word. I just became fascinated with trying to learn as much as I could about different ways to shape sound. I've always been this way, my whole life. Beatles and De La Soul damage, I guess. But the world of software opened new doors. So I decided to learn while I had... downtime, I guess you'd call it.
No earthly idea how this was made... screwing around desultorily altering Reaktor ensembles. Totally high on hospital meds. Not euphoria, exactly, but not reality either. I barely recall making it.
Anyway, this aleatoric track isn't really interesting for more than 30 seconds --- and it's not even really music yet, I guess --- but I thought I'd share it with you guys. When I hear it, it sends me straight back to the hospital.
Free BP soundcloud, listen and download it if you want.
Thanks for the kind words, everyone. I realize what I shared doesn't really constitute "music" (no real form or intent yet), but I thought you guys might find it interesting, given the context.
RE: near death experiences: I don't recommend them.
I am recovering my health. Going swimming every day now, looking forward to BP returning to touring in May. Putting out a 12" that I think will be called "Drapetomania!" this Spring, followed by an album this fall.