September, 2016: Some details about the upcoming new album

Finally it’ll be released in the second half of October and it’ll have as title “Navigator”, as I said here a time ago. It’s finished around 90% and I hope to finish all the recordings and mastering during this month.

This is the tracklist:

1. Navigator

2. Deus Ex Machina

3. God's Ladder

4. (actually in progress and without title, maybe to be split in two tracks)

5. Improvisation 2016.02.21: Through God’s Core

6. Cosmic Dispersion Of Life

7. Trapped In A Brief Childhood Memory

8. Love On A Real Train (A Tangerine Dream Tribute)

Around 55 minutes of music. I would have preferred a bit shorter, around 40-45 minutes -like most of albums of 70s and 80s and which I think it’s the best length for an album-, but it’s ok. I wanted to add the TD tribute.

In a few days I'll share the cover artwork.

Regards,

José Travieso

Now playing - Harald Nies: Horizon

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August, 2016: Pictures of the new studio "Goj Alpha"

As I told in the last post, in April I decided to move a new house, so I’ve had to reinstall all my home-studio in a new emplacement. The old home-studio –I called it “Arm Gamma” (I use codes for this: “Arm” is the place and “Alpha”, “Beta”, “Gamma”… are variations in that place)– was an experimental and little dead-room studio, which always gave me problems in mixes because the room size and the bass response. You can find some pictures of this old home-studio in different variations in the Photo Gallery.

The new studio room is much better. It’s not perfect. I don’t have a dedicate place, it’s part of a large living room, but I like in this way and I hope to spend a time with this configuration. With little acoustic treatment the bass response is rather good and the frequency response is rather flat (with a 1/12 octave smooth: a maximum of +-5 dB variation since 40 Hz, except for the desk reflections in 600-800 Hz zone, a bit more here). It’s enough for me now, and anyway actually I work with headphones the most of the time. A bit reverbed room, but I like work here when I use my monitors because I find a very natural environment (the most of the acoustic treatment is emplacing the zone studio and desk in the right place after a lot of tests, and using furniture, books, curtains and so on to work the sound) and I appreciate it.

Anyway, if everything goes fine, maybe, after a couple of years, I'll move to a dedicate room with a very good dimensions too. Time will say.

Here you have some photos of the actual emplacement. The pictures are from July and it’s not all the equipment installed, around 80%, but it’s enough. You get the idea!

I want to take some days off, but in September I’ll continue working in the new album and I hope to finish then!

Best wishes,

José Travieso

Now playing – Erik Norlander: Stars Rain Down

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August, 2016: New studio emplacement and new track

Hello everyone!

During the last months I haven’t been active over here because in April I decided to move to a new home, to make some reparations and changes and I've had to do millions to things with all it, including installing the studio recording. When I had finished, I felt myself so tired that I couldn’t find any pleasure playing my keyboards or recording, so I decided to spend some time doing other things (just activities not to think much)… Finally I believe I spent too much time not paying attention to my music :-/ , but fortunately, with the 1st of August, I decided to continue recording stuff for the new album and –fortunately too– since the first minute I found the good way (and time!) and I’ve been able to finish soon a new e-project and feel this is one my best works of the last years.

I’m speaking about the Electronic Project #5, which continues the “conceptual and metaphysical cosmic travels” of the previous e-projects. In this case, the leitmotiv is the pansperm theory and the cosmic winds as dispersers of life in the Universe. The track is long, 12 minutes and a half, and is called «Cosmic Dispersion Of Life». More information in «Works».

You can listen an excerpt here:

I think I have 80-90% of the music for the new album. One more track (I have an idea) and it’ll be finished!

What about my new home and studio, I made the change to have more space and to live in a calm place, very close to the country. It’s more work at home and my studio recording emplacement is not ideal, but I’m very satisfied with the change :-) I had to do this years before!

I’ll upload some pictures of the studio recording.

Bye bye,

José Travieso

Now playing – Phrozenlight: Dreamland

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May, 2016: Arte y Embrujo

Hello there!

Sometimes my work is used for docummentaries, TV spots and other medias, like Internet. The most of the times I don't know much about it because I don't manage it, but in other occasions I have full knowledge and I'm surprised to be part of something I consider really great. This is the case of Arte y Embrujo, a virtual photography and painting exhibition by the genial artists Ginés Castellano and Anabel Bayo which used two of my old recordings for piano as unique soundtrack. I invite you to enjoy of these arts! :-)

On the other hand, after recording the E-Proj #4, I haven't recorded anything for all these weeks. I wanted to spend one or two weeks testing new software and resting but finally I decided to move house, to install a new studio there, to rent my old house... Since the beginning of April my free time has been very very limited and, though I enjoy actually a lot listening to other artists, I decided not to work in my own stuff until to have everything more or less finished. I'm giving a finishing touch to the studio and I think that in the beginning of June I'll continue working in the next album.

Salud,

José Travieso

Now playing – Pete Namlook: Music For Urban Meditation

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Works

«Works» is a text which collects comprehensive information about all my releases and compositions, including lengths, when it was composed or recorded a track, connections with other pieces, anecdotes, histories behind the music and much more stuff.

«Works» is regularly updated from time to time and you can download it from these links:

-WORKS, Part 1: about pieces.

-WORKS, Part 2: about releases.

The first part collects information about all the compositions, including the unreleased ones, being the most exhaustive and interesting part of all the content. The second part gives information about all the ordinary releases (LPs, EPs, Singles, Compilations, etc.).

If you are interested in knowing more about any release or piece, «Works» is a great source of information!