This is As a Deaf Ear, my 14th solo album-a-day. This one
is a special concept album. In addition to the normal rules of the
album-a-day project (all music composed and recorded in 24 hours, no
out-takes, etc.) there are new rules meant to simulate what it's like
to compose music if you're deaf:
You can't listen to what you're playing, not while you're
"writing" nor recording. That means speakers off for synthesizers, and
for anything else you need to distract your ears by listening to
something loud on headphones while you play the instrument. I prepared
a special 60 minute noise CD for this.
You can't listen to the songs after you make them, until the
entire album is done (sequenced, post-produced). No peeking!!
It's probably pretty obvious that this makes it hard to make an
album. But I like the way mine turned out. If you can't take listening
to the whole thing, I suggest "3 Bone," "In Reston, with Nintendo,"
"Space Pen," "Presampled Typing," and "Transformers Do Not Feel Pain."
Since I sometimes mixed the vocals too low, you might want to look at
If you like something less experimental, I urge you to listen to my
other albums, recorded with the benefit of hearing:
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