mmkay is actually one of the more technical tracks on the album even though its sort of fun and meant to be a bit lighthearted. I started with something dark, brooding, and emotional, and then it just became, mmkay... in a way, its very easy to take yourself (and your productions) too seriously, become obsessive, and end up just damaging yourself.
mmkay was a reminder to take it easy, keep it fun, and let happy accidents turn into cool morphing sounds!
my mom coined the name of this album. when I played her one of the tracks, she offered a couple of kind words, but her honest sentiment was: "I don't understand this tech music." And then I just knew that's what I was going to call it.
tekmusiq reflects a personal journey for me of about 2 years worth of effort. this is my first true solo album and it is a labor of love and frustration. I'm both proud and petrified of that fact that I calculated every single noise on every single track on this album, listening to things over and over, relentlessly, pushing the gain and trying to find the right gel.
what I ended up with, more often than not, was music based in repetition with tracks that were anything but repetitive. I like tones that keep moving, beats that keep shifting, playing games with the ear and defying expectations as much as possible. But I love melody, guitars solos, buildups, and explosions.
And so I took it all and shaped my own aesthetic - I believe its unique, but its me, and that's all I'm trying to do. Whether you find it exhilarating or exhausting, tekmusiq bears a little bit of my soul, destroyed, electrocuted, sucked into a vacuum, and then stretched to infinity.
I hope you enjoy it.
andy c: for a solid master
adam: for a variety of cat sounds
zaak: for confidence and clarity
lynn: for everything else
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