Photo by Roger Erickson A few unreleased J Dilla projects came to light this year in the form of DILLATROIT and Rebirth of Detroit. And according to the official Dilla blog, that’s only the beginning. Even more unreleased Dilla material is on t…The Source Article test
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Your comments about inpotraiisn remind me of writing book reports in high-school, where my writing style was obviously influenced by the book (being the most recent thing I had read). I'd pick up all kind of punctuation quirks and vocabulary I would never use otherwise. It didn't occur to me at the time, but picking up a wider stylistic toolkit might have been one of the primary points of those assignments (or at least a valuable side-effect).One of the reasons that I think I distanced myself from listening to music was to avoid being influenced in that way. Perhaps that's a recipe for never growing (as it would have been if I had taken the same tack for writing book reports), but I already have enough musical baggage. The best example is tonality. I could never hear another tonal piece again in my life, but I'll still expect every tritone to be resolved by step. The music I've already heard is more than enough to react to.There's obviously more to talk about here, both in regards to composing and growing as a person, so I'm sure I will explore it more at some point. Part of me wonders, though, if our different situations force us to deal with different issues. I'm under no pressure to write, so I don't suffer from writer's block as much as an occasional lack of motivation to write. I haven't so much as sat down to compose in months. I've thought a lot about score presentation, which is becoming an increasing source of inpotraiisn for me, but I haven't written a note. I'm in a position where I can wait until the muse finds me, which is a luxury that I can't imagine is available to anyone in a degree program. I kind of wish I was in your position, as composing every single day was a good habit that I've completely gotten out of.I know you weren't asking for advice, but I've always found more inpotraiisn from thinking and talking about music than listening to it (then again, I've always been in an environment where I had to listen to music, so I could be wrong here). I guess what I'm saying is that I'm always happy to talk about music if you think it'll help.The Source Article test
Photo by Autumn de Wilde Beck has kept busy with his upcoming sheet music album Beck Hansen’s Song Reader, but that’s not all he has on deck. In an interview with triple j radio, he revealed that he’s working on a new album, which he started recor…The Source Article test
Normally known for pushing back projects, Joe Budden surprises everyone by dropping his A Loose Quarter 3 days early. Features Royce Da 59, Ab-Soul, Emanny, Tsu Surf and more.
Track list and download link below.
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Big Boi’s new album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors just got a detailed tracklist, via Def Jam, and it reveals some surprising collaborators. Little Dragon, who were previously assumed to be dropped from the album, appear on three tracks. Also …The Source Article test