Entry #2

Where's my creativity?!

2017-04-13 08:47:18 by mapsynth

UGH. Not many musics lately. In fact, zero musics lately.

Ok, let's talk about this. I'm not being very active on Newgrounds or, in fact, anywhere on the internet or irl. The problem being, other than the obvious lack of time (thx university), the lack of any substantial ideas. Not a very florid period, to say the least.

After I left my band (I played bass in a rocky/metally band) my creativity went pretty much missing. I'm lucky if I can get a 15 seconds loop out of my head that isn't a one-chord pentatonic scale. I feel like I should try doing something new, something different. However, to put it in simple words, I really feel like I can't be bothered. No easy way to explain this shit.

I would say that I've lost interest, but it's not totally true. I still like music a lot, but I can't feel the initial "oomph" and passion I used to have. I have only published 3 of my works so far, but I have made a lot of musical things in my life since I was 15. Stuff that isn't going to be published unfortunately, as most of them were covers, songs from my ex-band and way too primitive experiments with electronic music.

I know I'm barely relevant here on Newgrounds, but that isn't what's stopping me. I will try my best to get back on track and recover my interests in music (and other things I left behind). See ya then!


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2017-10-02 06:41:06

I feel ya man. I've been in a slump recently as well. My piano playing has dropped drastically. But hey, you know, it's only a fleeting moment. Sometimes living life and getting back to the music after a while brings new ideas and concepts to the table. It can only take one small, simple thing that happens in your everyday life to spark a new idea and what not. Don't give up, my guy, for music is always there when you return to it.

mapsynth responds:

Thanks for the kind words, man. The post is quite old but things haven't changed too much. I did find the time to develop a pretty cool idea, but it's still far from completion. Guess I'll try to get back into retrogames and look for new genres of music, maybe then inspiration will come. I hope you can recover your piano skills as soon as possible. Also, I loved your recent audio posts! Keep 'em coming :)