April 2010

Just a thought about creativity

In working/playing in the studio,  It’s easy to forget the actual moment of the song’s original beginning.  The writing and performing flow together into the production, and it feels as though the song always existed…we just give it a form in which to express itself.

DaVinci said his sculpting was to free the form from the stone, rather than to create it.  Music is the same way.  The creative process is often one of discovering rather than invention.

And there’s a cycle to any creative process – if you’re an artist, writer, musician, or whatever your creative path, you pretty much have no choice but to go with the cycles.  You can’t force it.

Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
– Anais Nin

Finishing touches to Looking Glass Road

We were in the studio last night with a friend from out of state, listening to the songs that are nearly mixed and a couple that are just awaiting mastering…and he suggested  changing up the cowbell in Looking Glass Road.  We’d already mixed it, but we went ahead and laid a track with a different feel – what a great idea!  It instantly brings the energy up to just where we wanted it.  So now we have a touch of additional remixing to do, but it’s really sounding quite…Psychanautic.


UPDATE:You can hear the new Looking Glass Road mix  – and, as always, visit the music pages here at ScarletJinn.com, or Psychanaut.com to check out more tunes.