Staying up far too late and for far too long

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I’ve been staying up way too late this past week, trying to do as much actual music writing as I can. It’s way too easy to get distracted by all of the cool things you can do with and to Gameboys to get different sounds, and forget about the actual composition bit.

I’m working on a track at the moment which it turns out lasts about six minutes. That’s a ridiculous length of time, and is probably the longest song I’ve ever made. It’s about three times as long as the average track time on the last all-chip album I did. I’m firmly of the school of ‘keep it short so people don’t get bored’, but it seems too late to turn back now – and I kind of want to keep it purely because I’ve never written anything this length. I’ll just need to plow ahead, though it can’t be a coincidence that it’s proving much harder going to get it to a point where I’m happy with it than usual. For now though, I need to give my ears a break.

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