that’s the term I invented to describe my new solo album, ‘spaces_io (volume I)’ – a means of escape from the confines of your room during lockdown.
It’s my fourth album but it’s also the first of its kind, sort of.
AUDIO, VIDEO, DISCO
I started ‘absurdcus’ back in 2003 as a means of always having a creative öutlet at hand. But it wasn’t until recently that I realised that it has become my most valuable educational resource.
Basically I learned everything I know or am good at by working on my absurdcusian craft. From composing, playing and recording instruments, using a DAW, mixing, to filming and editing videos, 2D and stop-motion animations, writing gear reviews, playing in bands, social media skills etc.
The absurdcus motto is my own motto – audio, video, disco – I hear, I see, I learn.
SPACES_IO (VOLUME I)
my fourth release is a sort of return to the roots, as cheesy as that may sound.
Lately it has become increasingly difficult for me to write any music, I felt nothing I wrote was good enough, I needed to raise the bar with every note. Every chord progression needed to be something one wouldn’t expect, every melody innovative, every beat unheard of. And that basically stopped me in my tracks, the joy of writing was slipping through the cracks.
This record is the opposite of that, it’s a reminder of why I started playing music in the first place. It was not so I could swing a psychic bat at my head for not coming up with the most original basslines. It was not because I had something very important to say and felt other people should hear it, too.
It was because it was easier to pour emotions into sounds than into words. And learn along the way.
‘spaces_io’ is a reminder that I DO NOT have to adhere to any guidelines. I can write a 13 second punk song using only spoons if I want to. Well, maybe on the next record, not this one, though.
So, without further ado – here are 30 minutes of bass scapes, explorations of spaces. All sounds are made with electric, fretless, acoustic and electric upright bass. The album is mostly built on improvised pieces recorded during quarantine in 2020, what a year, right?
As always, you can download it for free (or pay-what-you-want) at absurdcus.bandcamp.com/album/spaces-io-volume-i
Or listen to it on YouTube below.
Or stream it on Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal and the likes soon.
Or check the hyperfollow link here.
Or do none of the above, that’s ok as well!
Well, this one is done, on to new adventures then!