After many discussions, Idea’s and iterations, we have a name for my new album. The cover art work has been completed!
Taking a lead from Ed Sheeran’s cover art for his album called “Divide”. The concept of multiply (thus the multiplication icon “X”) came to me and to embellish it further I took it to “Multiplier” in which has many meanings. I wanted that multiplication icon “X” to be the main focus in what your eye goes to first and foremost.
Multiplier increases and intensifies that electric musicalcurrent – pulsating the electrons throughout your body and brain, making you twitch, dance, think and illuminate your feelings as the music multiplies and engulfs your surroundings.
Look for Multiplier to be released some time in mid late November!
How do you know if you have a good song title and the song has good lyrics? Well isn’t that the fifty five thousand dollar question?
Working on this new album in which all the songs are finish (with names I must say) I have not yet come up with a name for the album. So let me go into how I name songs as I write them. Believe it or not, all of the songs I write I first throw a random name on my DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) as a placeholder, a thought, an object just a random name. Sometimes that random name sticks and it becomes the name and the muse for the lyric’s yet to be written. Sometimes I have the lyric’s and one line or word in the lyric’s becomes the songs name and then sometimes it’s just a feel of the song and that becomes the name.
The name for the album on the other hand is a greater bigger picture. It has to encompass the whole album and what it stands for or the vibe and feel of what it needs to convey. Take the first album I put out a few years back, “TEST DRIVE RAW”, as it was my first solo album and published music in a long while, I felt it was a test drive to see where I was at musically and the raw feel of the album fit the way the music was on the album. Raw and basically uncut with minimal production quality, thus Test Drive Raw.
The second album, “Eclectic Collaborations” was a collection of music collaborated with other musicians. So I wanted to convey that it didn’t have a common theme and each song had a different feel.
The third album was more about experiences in my life thus the album name, “This is My Life” Welcome to it. Many musicians have different ways to come up with names of songs and titles, lyric’s come from many different sources as do names and titles.
To the end of it all within the next few months you will find out what the name of the new album will be named!
It’s the end of the summer of 2020. Besides the frigging Pandemic, I would say it was a very uneventful summer except for the release of my single ”Whatcha Wanna” in which did pretty good on a Spotify and many other of the digital streaming and download sites. I do have to tell you though I do miss the old vinyl and the cover art and stories that went along with the old fashion vinyl record releases. I know that vinyl is making a small comeback to music aficionado’s and purists but it’s not the same. Used to be able to go to Tower Records and wait for the album to come out and grab the first one of the shelf. To hold that album cover, rip off the cellophane and hold that piece of vinyl in you hand -(by the edges) no fingerprints please and place it on my Techniques turntable and crank it up with those 15″ woofers and high end tweeters on a crown amp was magic! Now it’s mostly if not entirely digital. I really think the younger generation is missing out on that experience.
Well the good new’s is that I will definitely have a new album coming out this year and sadly to say no it won’t be on vinyl. The music (12 songs in total) is completely done and I am working on the art work and the stories behind the songs for it’s release – will be released either by late November or early December. I also have 2 video’s already completed in which i’m shooting for another single off of the album to be released before the actual full album is released. A remixed and mastered version of “Whatcha Wanna” will be one of the songs included on the album. I will be posting more about the album, all leading up to the single release and then the album release. So stay with me and help an indie artist get the music out there!
I’m amazed at the diversity of countries and cultures listening to Aldo music. It makes me feel good that I can share some good music and feelings around the globe. Take a look below in the past few months all the countries that have been listening and streaming. Obviously the USA is number 1 in listeners–“the home country” – but the rest of the world is catching right on. The new single “Whatcha Wanna” has a ton of like’s, saves and downloads via Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and many other digital formats. I added some links at the bottom of the page so you can zoom right in and take a listen.
Not only has people been listening to Aldo music, I have never before been on so many different sources to be able to get the music out there by digitally streaming, downloads and alternate sources to access my music. As stated in my last post, I am now on the Pandora radio platform also Apple music. – Check these links out below!!!!