New music project

Just like most of my musical projects, this one is probably going to be too ambitious, but here we go…

I’ve been discouraged at how, for the past few years, I haven’t really been all that inspired to make music. But I was pretty confident that I still had it in me – I was just waiting for the right motivation.

Well I’ve always had a soft spot for cheesy house music. I don’t care how poppy and sugary it is, I love it. “You are So Beautiful, Beautiful Robot” is slowly getting taken over by my fascination. I actually bought a Ministry of Sound CD the other day.

A big trend as of late has been to take a sample from an 80s pop song and loop it with a thumping beat. It’s gotten out of hand to the point where it’s not even amusing anymore (I blame “Call On Me” by Eric Prydz), but it got me thinking – these poor folks, getting huge hits without a penny of publishing royalties.

Well I’ve been wanting to put my midi keyboard and Reason to use and start playing around with some cheesy house music of my own, so those two thoughts combined – I’m going to work on two separate albums: an album of just songs, whatever types of songs I want to make, unrestricted by genre, that will serve as source material to be sampled for an album of house music. I’ve also got Sara on board with her voice and piano skills, so there should be a good palette to work from.

If the source material is similar enough, I can always just call it a new kazookazoo or Binuhman album. If it’s too varied, I’ll just make it a soundtrack to a made up movie featuring a lineup of made up artists.

I’m not sure what name the cheesehouse will be under. I’ve been thinking about making it by Spacepants, the electronic component of European Bread Machine. I also thought about reviving Ruben Theiss, the technical wizard behind kazookazoo who operated under the name DJ Ruby.

But whatever it’s named, I think this is the inspiration I was looking for.

One Response to “New music project”

  1. John Says:

    feel free to sample any western front you want.

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