skinny feels now has an album

skinny feels - official soundtrackI’ve been experimenting with musical soundscapes for a little while. Nothing great and exciting, but more drone repetitive sort of sounds wrapped together into a loosely-based album of sorts. Which I have decided to call OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK.

Well, it’s out.Go check it out.

It’s not my best work, but I believe it’s better to have something out there that I can now work on developing into something new and exciting. (i.e. I’m starting work on its sequel: Make Albion Great Again, which will be some sort of Folk Horror EP with thumping dark sounds).

As I’m an annoying designer / creative type as well I’m going to be creating all the necessary artwork, branding, videos, prints and so on and so forth with the idea that it will become this weird little musical art project. And as long as it makes me happy, that’s all that really matters in the end.

If you want to find out more (or sign up to the mailing list) you can at the website skinnyfeels.band

On writing

I used to be able to get on writing. I used to be able to write. Well, I used to be able to write well. I’ve had books published (kinda) and I’ve had to write all sorts of essays, project briefs, advertising copy and whatnot.

Back in the day it was part of my creative process to write three (3) pages of absolute drivel first thing in the morning just to get all the blockages and stupid looping brain thoughts out of the way so I had clearer head that could concentrate upon using words again.

But somewhere along the way of things I feel like I’ve forgotten how to actually write. Probably because of time constraints, a change of passions and the rise of dull thumb-flicking social media. I’ve ended up consuming words and not creating them.

I can still bang out a series of statements like there’s no tomorrow. Linking them, however, into some sort of cohesive prose with a beginning, a muddle, and an end seems harder and harder to do. I guess I’m out of practice. And I feel bad about it.

Well, sorry for you, but I’m going to try and change that. So occasionally there are going to be articles on this blog that I’ve attempted to write to get better at writing and to explore various things I am interested in.

Skip over them if you want. Unless you find whatever it is more interesting than the most interesting thing you could be doing right now. But I reckon if I keep writing them, they might get better, more interesting and so on and so forth. 

We’ll see. In the meantime, I’m gonna get on writing.