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Pop music is hard. The structure/logic is provided for you, but it's also imperative to the genre that every part be interesting & impactful, while flowing naturally and creating meaning. I battle for every minute of run time. I can see why some bands take 3-6 years between albums.

That said, sketches #3 & #7 are now fully written pop songs. Vocal talent to be sorted out later :3
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Sounds great! It'll be fun to see these as full-on pop songs.
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Pretty sure this'll be the album opener.

This ambient track took a long and strange journey. It started as IDM, and I eventually reworked it into a hard, distorted techno with a verse-chorus structure. I came to hate it and re-reworked it into an ambient track with layers of plucked arpeggio.
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I've spent the past couple weeks in the land that is holy, Japan, visiting Tōkyō, Ōsaka & Kyōto. You can read all about my travels here: plus.google.com/+SeanBires/posts/HFHr97bTkeU
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sketch #7: Flutter
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btw all the image sources are in the Soundcloud descriptions. This one for instance is pixiv.net/i/43386678 ... They all come from Pixiv cuz whenever I browse it I feel like making something
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sketch #6: Demon Sister
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clearly I've distilled my process to
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2. find loli muse
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It's hard to sustain creative energy for just pop. Rather than alternate between "fun" albums and "experimental" albums as I usually do, I'm now producing two albums at once. This track is just an evolving tone on quarter notes, leading into further techno experiments...
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Oops, totally forgot a sketch. I just appended "Moon Shot" to the end of Scrap Cinema II. (soundcloud.com/renzu/scrapcinema2)
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A collection of scrapped music projects:
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Scrap Cinema II (2010-2015)
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(Love how I get to it on SoundCloud first before seeing this mention); thx!
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arpeggiator + glide =
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sketch #8: Old Japanese Techno
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There's been a lot of stressing over the virtue of writing/producing quickly "before the moment is lost", but I'm almost never able to produce full tracks quickly. Laying down beatz & sketches is easy, but structure & vision take me weeks. Rather than stress over it, I've resigned to juggling multiple projects across months or sometimes years. If my music ends up a little overwrought, so be it.

I spent most of late-2013 to late-2014 not producing music cuz I stressed over there being something wrong about my approach. But recently, I'm going along with the fact that I work on music 1-3 hours at a time, and making those sessions more productive/decisive.

(That said, my personal fave was written in two sittings; I just happened upon rare musical zen at the time. soundcloud.com/renzu/half-spirit?in=renzu/sets/hanafuda)
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In other news... I wrote a prototype A part (verse) to Emerald Gaze's preexisting B part (chorus), so that project is a go for the next album.
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Sketch #5
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sketch: Emerald Gaze
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Lavender Lace & Path of Lanterns are now written songs (vocal talent to be sorted out way later). Haven't touched Nyx or Lily yet; prolly leave those as "instrumentals".
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