In 2012, I went off-grid, building a small cabin nestled deep in the Ozark Mountains. It was an interesting experiment, and I learned a few things about myself, but living without electricity isn't very conducive to crafting electronic music. My workstation was very minimal, consisting primarily of a laptop, usb-powered midi controller, and headphones. All of my synths, samplers, and drum machines were tucked away in storage. I would charge my laptop at the library when I went into town, and use it until the battery gave up. It was very frustrating! As a result, some of the tracks on this new album have been in the works for over ten years. The result is "Backwater" - a collection of 17 diverse tracks that have been held back for too long. The album is currently being mastered and will be released via Bandcamp on April 1, 2022 - no fooling! Pre-order here: https://testube.bandcamp.com/album/backwater
I'm happy to say that my studio, while still relatively minimal, is now fully powered and I expect my musical output to drastically increase. I hope you'll stay with me as I re-acquaint myself with the music industry and unleash the latest sounds of TESTUBE upon the world.