Making my first album has always been a dream of mine. I’m dying to make it happen and it will. If I were to make my debut album, what kind of music would be on it? I’m thinking a mix of hard rock and progressive rock put together. Kind of like an Opeth and Dream Theater thing, ya know? I’ve been listening to both bands non-stop as I’m a huge fan of both bands and I figure I want to make that similar kind of music.
If I were to release my first album, I won’t release it under my solo artist name. I’m going to release under a band name that I came up with myself. It’s gonna be under the name of K’brocking. That’s the band name that I came up with which is why I named this site K’brocking. My site here at K’brocking is not just a site for a blog. It’s also a music website for a band/album project that I got planned. K’brocking would be a pretty cool band name wouldn’t it? That’s what the name of my band gonna be.
For right now, I’m not gonna have other human musicians in the band although I would like to get a drummer somehow and maybe a bass player too if I can find one. If I can’t, I would try to record the drums and bass myself using Mixcraft 8 software.
I’m inspired by hard rock and progressive rock music. I’ve been listening to that stuff for years. For prog rock, I’ve been listening to a lot of Opeth, Dream Theater, Rush, Jethro Tull and bands such as those. Wouldn’t it be cool if I made that similar music? That’s the plan! I plan to make songs that are pretty long and extensive. Songs that can go from 6 minutes to even 20 minutes or longer. I enjoying listening to music like that. A lot of people complain about long songs, but to me I don’t see them as long songs. It’s just regular music to me. I’m used to listening to music like that is why. Probably ’cause I listen to too much stuff like Led Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers and the Grateful Dead. They all jam on songs for a long time. That’s how I always heard music, ya know? To be honest, I don’t like songs that are too damn short.
When I make an album, I’m gonna try to make it experimental music too. Try to add some orchestration and other instruments. This is the vision that I have in my head of what I would want my first album to be like. I just want to make music that I want to hear and make music that makes me happy. Hopefully, make other people happy too ’cause I too want others to enjoy it if possible. If not then that’s fine ’cause I want to make music that I can be proud of which there is nothing wrong with.
I would like to get back to writing soon ’cause I’ve been messing with some electric guitar riffs that sounds cool. I think my first album will be a mix of acoustic and electric guitar rock.
It’s gonna be an online only album. It won’t be available for physical CD ’cause I can’t afford CD pressing/manufacturing. I refuse to do that Kick Starter thing. I won’t do crowdfunding ’cause I feel fans shouldn’t have to pay music in order to be able to listen to it. That’s why I don’t agree with crowdfunding. Maybe I’ll have another rant about that soon.
When will I actually start working on this thing? Pretty soon. It’s a good idea to take your slow time and not get too ahead of yourself.