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I've been working on this album for over a year now. It's kind of surreal to finally release it. I'll try to describe some of my thoughts on it.
The first song I played and recorded for this album was Return. I was experimenting with my MIDI controller and trying to find new ways to make songs. I recorded each track in one take on one Saturday afternoon. It was the most peaceful I've ever felt making music. I felt incredibly free and brave and limitless. These aren't feelings I'm terribly familiar with and it sticks in my mind vividly even now. I felt really good. I feel really good about that song. The whole album, really.
I got to work on other songs, struggled with creative blocks and personal demons that hindered my progress further. I spent a lot of time singing melodies to myself and hoping they'd translate to my fingers as I played them.
I worked on some songs for hours, worked on some for days, some for weeks. If I wasn't satisfied with the way it sounded, I'd scrap the track and start from scratch... playing everything in one take.
I've finally finished with this project. I'm 100% satisfied with the way it's come out. It's not genre-defying or otherworldly, it's a fairly simple and easy to listen to album I think. It may not translate into the music itself, but this is the hardest I've worked on an album or any other music project I've attempted. I've poured myself into this. I hope it's something that sticks with you.
Ogata Gekko - Mt. Fuji and Dragon
Synths and bells on "Emerald" by STAQQ OVERFLO (staqqoverflo.bandcamp.com
Percussion, ambiance and misc. instrumentation on "Arsenal Gear" by HKE (hkedream.bandcamp.com
Drones on "Nicotine" by Deiphix (npcdeiphix.bandcamp.com
All instrumentation other than the credits listed above performed by Lukepi. All instrumentation other than drums/percussion recorded in one take by Lukepi.