I am writing music for a lullaby album I plan to begin recording in April. It amazes me how hard it is to play very slowly and very releaxed at the same time. I have been thinking about the music for this album for a long time. At first I was planning to create a very pure acoustic album with nothing but guitar and silence, but then I realized that the music might have to mask out background noises such as traffic, forced air heating, or the neighbors having an argument. I decided to use synthesizers and some calming environmental sounds in addition to the acoustic guitar. Last night I recorded the rain drumming on the roof of my car and today I shall record a little river that flows nearby.