To give you a bit of a clue as to how my solo project will sound, I will share with you a few examples of artists and songs that I believe will be influential on my songs.
– this band is a huge influence on my approach to music and this song in particular I believe captures the sort of thing I will be aiming for. It is instrumental, it has a good use of dynamics and creates an interesting mood. These are the sort of attributes I want in my music. To be able to create such a mood without the use of any vocals is a skill that is often overlooked and I hope to be able to do this as well as I can.
– this is an important reference point for my project as Brant Bjork plays all instruments on his solo music, like I plan to do. On top of this, his simplistic yet effective approach is something I want to achieve. I regard him as one of my main influences in song writing and I will continue to listen to and analyse his music as the project develops.
– I have chosen this because of the dark, gristly sound it has. As well as this there is a certain level of emotion that is poured into it which I admire. Again, it’s a fairly simple piece of music but still ticks all the right boxes.
– Riff driven music with a retro, psychedelic sound. This band takes everything I love about music and puts it together. I would like to be able to make my music have that retro sound. This means no overproduction and more focus on the methods of actually recording – something to keep in mind.