I am working on “Silence”, editing and refining an already beautiful piece. This is ecstatic music, building and building, and then building on top of that… like climbing the circular staircase of a tall tower and finally stepping off and… flying. I have to stop myself from listening to it too much, and listening at too high of a volume because I notice that I want to crawl inside the music, be moved and taken away by it.
Why am I taking so long with this album? I started work on it in the Summer of 2005, I believe. Well, since CD sales don’t amount to much these days, what is left for the musician is to enjoy and deepen the process. And because I am really allowing myself to experience and live the process it is taking a long time. At some point the ecstasy I have at times experienced while creating this music will be replaced by the knowledge that the album will be sold for less than a dollar on sites like this one and shared for free via BitTorrents. So what’s the rush… let me enjoy the process. The reality will follow soon enough. :)