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Wrapping up the 2015 challenge

Wrapping up the 2015 challenge

I recently finished my last year’s challenge to create 2 new tracks every month. It all started pretty well and up until the summer i was in schedule. But after the summer vacation i had a new job assignment which required me to travel a lot (i’ve actually been totally 11 weeks on business trips since August 2015) so the progress in creating music slowed down quite a lot. However i was still able to release new tracks every now and then even in the autumn. I was able to release 18 tracks during the last year which i’m quite happy with. There are a few remix versions of other songs but all in all i’m happy with the amount of tracks i created.

The results can be listened in Soundcloud under this playlist: https://soundcloud.com/westis/sets/two-tracks-a-month-2015

Eventually the challenge was a good thing and i can recommend everyone to try to challenge yourself in a similar manner. When it comes to composing and finishing tracks, the challenge gave me a reason to not overthink tracks too much and not to enter the endless phase of finishing and polishing tracks up to the point where you feel like the track is over produced and lost a lot of the original ideas. This time i had a “permission” to just let go and release tracks which sounded ok enough to just release them. Somehow the challenge also opened up my inspiration and i was able to create new ideas in a lot less time than before.

Materia Obscura

I also realized that the variation of musical styles i’ve released under my main alias Westis has been too broad. Therefore i decided to create a new alias “Materia Obscura” which i will be using with the more chill out and ambient styled tracks i’m creating. Under my original alias Westis i will be releasing faster tracks under genres like electro house and trance just like before.

So from now on my new releases can be found in two separate Soundcloud profiles:
Westis: https://soundcloud.com/westis/
Materia Obscura: https://soundcloud.com/materiaobscura

Clash of Sounds EP

I also released an EP with some of the tracks i think make a nice compilation being quite similar in style, the Clash of Sounds. The EP is now available in most stores and streaming services such as Spotify, iTunes, Deezer and Beatport.

Spotify: Westis – Clash of Sounds
iTunes: Westis – Clash of Sounds EP
Beatport: Westis – Clash of Sounds

Evening Calm coming online

I’ll add the places where you can stream or buy the album in this post.

My first album “Evening Calm” is released!

westis_-_evening_calm_cover-500pxToday i finally released my new album called “Evening Calm”. It’s a mixup of different electronic genres focusing in ambient and chillstep. It took a little bit over a year to complete and i can say i’m relieved by the fact that it’s now ready and no changes can be made anymore. 🙂

The release should shortly become online into your favourite online music shop including streaming services such as Spotify and Rdio. I’ll post updates as soon as i see the album coming online.

An album coming soon!

At last it’s time to wrap up the projects i’ve been working on during the last 1,5 years. I’m almost done with my album! It’s a nice about 30 minutes long journey into the world of electronic music. It’s hard to explain the album but i’m mixing different genres such as chillout and dubstep (=chillstep), ambient, house and trance into a combination of progressively evolving songs somehow linked to eachother.

The project has taken a long time because i don’t have the time i need to produce music. And the another reason is that my projects keep constantly evolving into different ideas and songs, so instead of one song, i might end up with 3 or 4 different songs based on the original project file.

There’s still some mixing and mastering to be done until i’ll release the album. Stay tuned! 🙂

An EP coming up

I haven’t released anything new for a while. That’s because i have decided to collect more tracks to be released at once as some kind of an EP release. I have about eight tracks under production and my intention is to create an album consisting of songs with similar sounds and styles. The style is going to be a bit different from my older releases. Most of the tracks can be categorized as some kind of electronic chill out music with twists of modern chillstep and housestep genres.

I decided to release some previews of the future songs and here they are. Three unfinished songs going to be released in the near future as part of the new Ep:

New EP previews by Westis