In the middle of a 3 month project where I record 4 volumes of a themed set of albums on a high priority personal project.
Please see blog post below describing requirements and provide a quote for the entire work as well as per track or hour or however you prefer. I may just use you for certain tracks and others for others :)
Must be able to produce high quality tracks for edit by my team. Looking for creativity and simplicity first.
KEYLESS IN SEATTLE
So I’ve been doing a lot of packing, and a lot of thinking, and a hellava lot more listening. Everything is almost perfectly aligned for this trip. This mission. This move. This album. Except one thing. And for some reason there is something deep in my gut telling me to make room and leave the keys (piano) behind. Not to bring them... Why? I ask.
I really feel like I’m supposed to meet someone there who is far more skilled at the keys than I am and as supposed to bring a certain flair to this project. So willing to not invest in the equipment I took to the internet with my MacPhail Intent to find them and.. well.. let’s just say that through my light search the Seattle online musicians scene is… well.. not what I was hoping for.
So I thought maybe before I try BandMix or Craigslist I’d just lay out my expectations here in hopes it finds the “right" person.
So what I’m looking for in a keyboardist is:
Music first. We have to relate. I want to know which of your influences I can relate to. I expect a lot out of you. It’s just my personality to hold as high as expectations of others as I do myself. I don’t mean any offense. I just want you to contribute a little. You’re a gifted artist and I need your ideas to bounce off mine. I have some thoughts but I’ll reserve them to not influence your own at first.
I’m looking for some crazy shit, I mean synths. I need sounds I aint heard before. Do you make your own patches? Do you have experience in customizing filters and modulation to get your desired effects? Do you primarily use analog or digital synths? Perhaps a combination of the two? I’ve played around with some Animoog and Korgs and I’m excited about the potential. If you can dream it, you can sound it. You just gotta own it.
Let's discuss what you can offer and your hourly rate.
I should let you know that this is a fairly large project and will take at least 3 months, and we’ll go from there. I’m planning about 6 tops but really man I just wanna get it behind me and come home.
After music I’m looking for trust, hence steering away from the craigslist. I want to jam with you and meet you before I welcome you into my studio.
Oh, I like such synths as found in Portugal The Man, Iron and Wine, GOASTT, Flaming Lips and Sufjan (sp?) Stevens.
Looking forward to meeting you! I enjoy long walks on the Seattle shoreline and extended hours rolling around the hay with only some microphones listening in on some harmony and a dream. Serious inquires only. Thanks TMP