More Sonic Youth, Less Paul Simon

Listening to the mixes I’m making, I’m surprised by how dissonant and raw these songs are sounding in the end. “Berlin Floor Show” was written on an acoustic guitar, but this version sounds a lot like recent Nine Inch Nails, and “Scarecrow” sounds like Radiohead meets Massive Attack meets TV On The Radio. They’re really noisy — much more so than I’d anticipated.

I think that’s a good thing, honestly. Just surprising. I can’t speak for other musicians, but I’m constantly surprised by where my music ends up. It’s usually never where I meant for it to go, but that’s what’s awesome and engaging about the music-making process.

I just wish I was a better singer. But c’est la vie.

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