Capturing Creation

One of the things I appreciate the most about Bugs In The Basement is that it was created organically. The idea of creating these long-formed improvised journeys is not what we set out to do. In fact, I'm not sure we really set out to do anything in particular. Just two people with a passion for making music getting together to see what could happen. It seems to me that most 'bands' come together by someone having an idea of what they want to do, the songs or music they want to play. Then collaborate with other musicians or a lot of times get 'hired guns' to play the roles and support that initial driving force of an idea. This ability to accompany is a skill unto itself that seems to be und

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Sometimes I try to imagine how would it feel not to be part of Bugs and having a completely unbiased listening experience of any given session. The way we create is really everything-in-the-moment: The "writing", recording, arrangements (with on the spot decisions of what we want next, how to surf from one wave to the other, etc) and mixing, all happen right before our brains, bodies, and ears. And it happens fast, or at least it seems that way. That brings a good number of feelings and we are supposed to deal with these and the actual music, and sounds balance at the same time. When it comes to listen to the session factors like time, emotions and music/sound perception seem to work in a w

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