The Science of Induction

Another week, another update. I think I’ll try to maintain that frequency — it’ll keep me focused.

Work on the album continues. I have tentatively titled it “The Science of Induction,” and hopefully the meaning behind that will become apparent by the end of this post. The last few pockets of missing lyrics have been filled, and so I was able to start pre-production today. It’s taking a little longer than I thought, but at least I’m not on a budget. Not yet anyway.

Much of what I’ve composed before this project has a great deal to with self-analysis. There are a couple tunes like that this time around, but I tried to keep them to a minimum. I spent some time looking at the world around me instead of the one inside my head, and the result of that is a collection of songs that are about recognizing and dealing with social and authoritative pressures, and questioning why those pressures are there in the first place.

One thing that hasn’t changed is that, even though each song has a specific meaning for me, I try to write them in a way that makes them more widely applicable. The type of scenario is described, but not the exact one. This practice can be dangerous, as the writer can unintentionally force himself to use phrasing that is quite vague. Instead of making the point more widely understood, it becomes distorted. I think I’ve avoided that with this project, but time will tell.

Hoping to have at least a couple pre-pro tracks ready to go by this time next week. I’m eager to see what works and what doesn’t, and what solutions I can find when dealing with the latter possibility.


~ Mark

Once I found the application
I knew I couldn’t be stopped
Channel a lack of direction
Use it to hold the world aloft

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