Do I Publish All of My Music?
After meeting with Seattle SoundCloud folks last week, I’m taking a hard look at nearly 3 unreleased LPs worth of music that span 2009-2011. I pushed “This Modern Depression” out, so why not continue down the path for an LP that wraps 2009-2010 together?
The project already has a name, the music is done, the songs are in order. I just need artwork, notes, and the business side of things to be completed. Do people want to hear more music of varying styles throughout the years of my career, or should I zero in on a smaller spectrum of sound?
Psh.. I don’t know. Identity as a musician is always a tough thing to sort out, but I need to keep in touch with WHY I’m making music— I love it, and I love so many different styles/sounds that I should continue doing what I do best… which is a little bit of everything! ;)
It’s frustrating, looking at these three distinct collections of music. Each has their own feeling, identity, sound, style.. I want to share them with the world, so perhaps the answer is to continue down a road of self-published work that fans can discover, listen to, and hopefully incorporate into their landscape and enjoy.
There is a lot of garbage/trash that will never see the light of day, but the projects/works/songs/albums I speak of are of quality enough that *I* enjoy them, some of my friends enjoy them, and perhaps fans and potential fans would enjoy them.
Do I release and curate these previous works/albums, even if they clash genre between each one? (Example.. “City Shadows” vs “This Modern Depression”)