Yes, this album is special to me as I kept playing through it and working on it as I started to have all these maladies in this fucking shitty and not over yet 2020. The year started off good but by the end of February it all started to fall apart. First I got Bells Palsy, for those that are not familiar – it’s a virus that settles in the nerve going to one side of your face and paralyzes that side of your face. This is something that if you didn’t know what is happening scares the crap out of you. Your involuntary motion like blinking your eye does not work-Yes -your eye stays open and you have to put drops in your eye and wear a pirate eye patch -Yo Ho! Also this is the second time in my life that I had this happen to me – so I knew what was happening. As research supposedly shows the re-occurrence rate for Bells Palsy is 8% – Lucky Fucking me! Then in mid March I started coughing and had shortness of breath. Went to the doctor and he said I have an upper respiratory infection. Thus a round of antibiotic’s and other med’s – Let me fill you in on something if you have not caught on already – Upper respiratory infection? – Uhh Da – Covid -19? Sounds familiar? This lasted a few months before I started feeling better. Oh did I forget to mention the 8mm kidney stone, and not just 1 kidney stone but 3 on the left kidney – An 8mm and 2 – 5mm – That was diagnosed in February and I was supposed to get them blasted in March–But due to the Covid-19 pandemic that got postponed. So fast forward to June to get them blasted and since it is considered surgery (non invasive) you need to get blood work and surgical clearance – key word here is blood work – Let’s now look back to my doctors visit in mid March, diagnosed me with Upper respiratory infection. My blood work came back with a positive results that I have the Covid – 19 antibodies – So 2 + 2 = I had Covid-19 in March! Now we are at the beginning of October – still not 100%, some days I’m good some day’s not so good, but through it all, I kept playing and produced an album that I really feel is some of my best work to date. The album is called, “Multiplier” it has 12 songs in total and is ready to go – stay tuned for the release date.
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 musical current – 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!
Here it is what you have been waiting for ” Whatcha Wanna” the video!
You can also listen on:
Pandora Radio – https://pandora.app.link/D9M21NZNz8
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/user-515991913/whatcha-wanna
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!!!!
https://pandora.app.link/LuG5z7ndt8 – Sugar Boom on Pandora
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.
You may ask –Is this the women in Aldo Buzzi’s life???
That I will leave up to your imagination. But, on the other hand…….
Either fictional or non fictional – This is a song – so enjoy and don’t look to take offense * * It’s not about you or anyone else **
We sincerely thank all the photographers from Unsplash for all the fantastic photo’s of so many beautiful women from so many different genre’s
Bruno Cerven, Alexander Zdrobav, Camilla Plener, Brooks Leibee, Marvin Meyer, Caique Silva, Oladimeji Odunji, George Bohunicky, Boba Jovanovic, Rafaella Mendes Diniz, Olha Zaika, Viktor Juric, Christian Ferrer, Tony Hernandez, Murbariz Mehdizadeh, Mihai Stefan, Elevate, Brooke Cagle, MMn.All, Gard Shaar Johansen, Jose Martinez, SercanSolmaz, Allef Vinicius
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.
With Latin percussion through out the song — a song with Spanish Flair – You must know how to dance to the Bossa Bass a Nova? If not you should take the time to learn, it’s just a two step – slow- quick quick 1-2 – Now that you got it, I know you got it – Let’s take it Uptown!