The Music Of JC Harris

positively the most intelligent progressive rock on this here planet

positively the most intelligent progressive rock on this here planet

Some Personal Notes On Progress





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Re: Progress

jch that damned pencil
This damned pencil. You would think that after all these years and all these computers, my ‘process’ would be ever so much more efficient than when I got this thing from my insurance agent thirty years ago. (What kind of insurance agent gives out a mechanical pencil as an ad spec?) But you’d be wrong. In fact, the more machines I get, the longer this shit takes.

And that’s actually the point. After all these years of professional music-making I cannot honestly say that music production is easier or more ‘efficient’. Oh sure, one can create more complicated things. But more than anything, the machines simply encourage one to do more. It’s like those low-cal snacks; you end up eating twelve of them and taking in even more calories than if you’d followed Julia’s advice and had the one with the butter.

But there’s a limit, right? No matter how fast you twiddle the knobs (or twiddle yer fingers) you can only do so much. Your ears can only appreciate so many layers; so many notes. So at some point, maybe it’s time to take a breath and ask, “Why?” Do I really need “more”? Am I driving the bus or is the bus driving me?

How ya like this for meta? 😀

As has become usual, I mixed this here thing at Funhouse West in the gray Northwest autumn. Mastering by the ever ready Ed Brooks who apparently now calls his place of work Resonant Mastering.

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