Recorded a second improv yesterday afternoon, but didn’t like the way the second half developed. I decided I did not want to edit the music of this album and abandoned the piece. Recorded a third improv this morning and liked it, but will have to listen a few more times.
Tears in the Rain is a very personal album and I don’t see it having commercial potential – of course people said that about NF as well – therefore I will only release it in the ListeningLounge. I also want/need the freedom to do everything by myself and most of all I want the album to be as much about the creative moment as possible. No logos, no names, just unedited music played on a guitar and some pencil drawings.
The next scheduled Ottmar Liebert CD releases are Winter Rose on October 11th of this year and Up Close sometime in the Fall of 2006 or the Spring of 2007.
I guess you know your friends want you to do what you feel you want to do. That’s the fresh and wonderful thing about you. You don’t do things for commercial success,. You do them because you feel itand have to. and so we feel the freedom in your music and it’s unique and exciting. It leaves me in awe to be a part of an innovative genius who is more than that. You are a friend to us. Pencil drawings? ah… can’t wait
Mmmmmm……’twill be quite the album! I have little problem letting go of the CD format (actually, the outburst of support for it on that last set of comments really surprised me!), but I’m wondering, how will Tears in the Rain be distributed exactly on the LL?
Recorded a second improv yesterday afternoon, but didn’t like the way the second half developed. I decided I did not want to edit the music of this album and abandoned the piece.
Now THIS is the writing style that I am accustomed to! I throw away more stuff than I keep!
Correction: we have no choice. The beauty of your art doesn’t leave us a choice. :)
And those who come here will follow willingly and pleased anyway, no matter if some have to throw used habits over board.
Ottmar, once more, I have congratulate you for the work on your Listening Lounge! With the possibility for “us” to download songs or even albums you couldn’t release for whatever reasons, you give us the ability to empathize with some very personal feelings and/or discerments of your life and mind.
By the way, I like “your baby” that much, that I charged my brother to program something similiarly right into my upcoming HP.
And a last thing, I listened to Market Day and … can you PLEASE release a partial-version of the song without melody?
I am very much looking forward to the final outcome! :-)