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!!!!
Look for it and hear it, a new Aldo Buzzi single release.
The story of this song, as you listen to the lyric’s is about a selfish girl getting what she wants with no regard for the other person. She’s gonna do what she wants any time and any way. It’s a true rock and roll song with straight forward drums, bass guitar and guitar, nothing more. Strong vocals with some saucy lyric’s. Tied all together in the mid section by a hot guitar lead, Rock N’ Roll Baby!!! Just what the summer needs for a summer fling, She’s such a Bitch, let me lay it on the line.
Please support me by downloading and putting on your playlists, share with your friends and family. What the hell – In that fact share with the world!!!
Available on Spotify, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Deezer, I Heart Radio and many other digital and streaming sites
Over the last year, Since my last album, “This is My Life”- I have been working on some new stuff in which I feel is some of my best to date. I bought a couple of new guitars (Epiphone wildkat hollow body in Burgundy red and a Black Ibanez solid body guitar) BOY! I have been having a lot of fun putting some hot licks down with those 2 axe’s. The drum tracks are solid and kicking with some nice catchy beats, interesting and fun. There is my ornamentation of sounds from the Maschine Mikro MK3. Some organ and percussion in which I love. Among many other instruments on these tracks. All accompanied by some sassy lyric’s, with a bunch of well placed harmony parts. – Hoping to complete all by the fall of 2020 POST COVID 19!
Although you might just be treated in the next few weeks to a teaser single from this album (still to be named) – You all need to stay in touch, keep checking and follow me on this site and on Spotify, Soundcloud, Bandcamp and many other digital streaming services for this single release.
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Yup! I’,m working on it, another new album and I’m very excited as I already have 5 songs done (just tweaking). And in the midst of writing 2 more.
I always find it so exhilarating writing, playing and producing new music. It is such a process that is so fulfilling, when I start off with an idea or a riff, start to build and layer and make it into a song. My process usually starts off with the rhythm, a bass riff or drum track. To me that is the foundation and from there my ears take over as I hear in my head what the song could and should be. Then I start layering, it could be guitar, it could be keyboards, or a virtual plugin, in essence it could be any instrument I play in which I start laying down tracks as it reverberates in my head. Then I listen to it on my hour to an hour and a half ride to work daily, continually playing it over and over and over. I hum to it, sing to it, make noises to it, to get down what more I want to add to the song. When I get home that evening (after listening again the whole ride back) I will rush up to my studio and lay down a few test tracks just to capture the right riff’s or vocal phrasings, this way I won’t forget what I wanted it to sound like or add in. This process can take only a few days or even is some cases months before the song is finally were I want it to be musically. Then the next step is the mixing and production that needs to be done to finalize and really make it a sharp, sleek and sounding great. Again on my hour and a half ride to work daily, I repeat continually playing the song over and over and over. This way I hear where I want to balance the instruments, add embellishments and ornaments to achieve that professional sounding song ready for release. This is my process that works for me. Oh, for those of you that may ask – I don’t have a name yet for the album that will come to me at some point. I do have some idea’s so I might need some help. What do you think I should name it?
Keep checking in on it’s progress and eventually a release date.