I am now four entries behind on Holidailies. It’s a good thing, then, the Restraint remix project has reached a stopping point.
There are always things to tweak, but for the most part, the album is at a point where I’m mostly satisfied with the results.
I’ve been recording and remixing and remixing and recording these songs since 2005, and they’ve come a long, long way. In the beginning, they were all computer-driven, with parts faked to sound approximately human. That uncanny valley can sometimes be bridged, but most times it can’t.
Now I’ve got a real human playing on these songs, even if that human can’t really play. (That human would be me.) The songs at least now sound like a band is playing them and not a machine.
I’ve left the computer to handle a few things — the trickier guitar parts, the drums, and keyboard parts that obviously need a CPU’s intervention.
But for the limited budget and space under which I’m operating, the album actually sounds decent enough for me to put it out for real.
That leaves the question of what to do with the version that’s already out there. I’ll figure that out later. Right now, I need to take a break from this project.
I’ll start on the next one.