Moby is restricting his new sound for his upcoming album, with just one rule: No electronics. What?
The musician said that he has already laid out the foundation for his new album in just two days.
He wrote, “We just finished day two in the studio. Day one was spent recording drums, and today we recorded acoustic guitar and piano. I really like trying to record a record with such specific restrictions placed on the creative process. At present the one rule is: no electronics. So everything has to be playable/recordable in the acoustic realm (with microphones). There’s something really satisfying about being in an old studio using old microphones and old pre-amps and an old mixing desk and recording in the way that people recorded 30 and 40 years ago.”
He added, “Currently I’m working on about 24 songs, but I think I’ll start narrowing them down soon. Some of the songs are older (‘Whispering Wind’, ‘When It’s Cold’, ‘I’d Like To Die’, ‘Great Escape’, etc), but most of them are new.”
I’m sure it will sound awesome, even more retro than what people are making today. Can’t wait.
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