The musi vibe is a little confusiong at times to me. With the advent of the spoken word medium on top of rap, ultimately you will have a lot of cats saying a lot of something. I recognize the music because it’s been snatched of someone’s private song or it’s a new two chord wonder. I’m thinking if more cats learned how to play they would have less to say. .
I’m trying to shake off the sameness in the piece i’m working on. I can get the tune to pop for this project, however, I doesn’t strike that place where I haven’t been before.
I think an artist has to stay away from the commercial media long enough to get that inner ear back in tune. So much junk is coming in the head from the crap they call music that the pipes get filled with crud. Most of the music is formula. Its the same tasteless autotuned gunk that brims over your sense of balance. It’s like commercial jingles that numb you into submission.
Normally my answer is to get as far away from music and as close to nature as I physically can. It doesn’t have to be grand like some seaside resort. It can be a lake. All I think is needed is a natural rythym. Whatever the method, I’ve got to be at a place where the next note is something I had no idea I could play. It’s called art. Anything else is tracing.