What about AIS? 🤔

AIS is an alias which unexpectedly I was somehow forced to use.

It was my first time producing music for a concrete person, and I never thought it would be possible to do.

I don’t know yet why, and I neither know how yet.

After witnessing some of the most beautiful and deep experiences in my life.

I felt with the need of painting my feelings about them with Sounds. 

Those things which I would never be able to express with words. Neither Spanish, nor English, nor German.

Each Track is a try or “Versuch” of describing my most deep feelings, which I never thought I would have. For this reason, I don’t want to explain or reveal to you what is behind if each composition. It’s really personal and intimate.

In my opinion, I created some of my most beautiful sounds through this alias, with Tracks like “Blue eyes”, “Reencuentro HBF” or “Day Ñ”.

When I listen again to them, I get teary-eyed again.

It is and will be, the Soundtrack of a love story. 

Time ago I was thinking about never making it public, like a small secret. That’s why “Balada para FSS” was during a year only available on my  Bandcamp Site, without any announcement, with the symbolic price of €100.

Now you know a little more about me 😅.

Then and now, thank you FSS (if you read this) for inspiring me in this way 😘 I don’t believe I will ever be able to forget you.

Brekhno Vol.1 🚀

In these days when electronic music is getting harder and harder, faster and faster… I can only think “not again, please.” when I remember the end of the 90s and the come back of almost undanceable music, which was ended by minimal.

Overdoing because of trends will always be a huge mistake.

Sadly, it is what gives you cash and/or fame.

I have nothing against “hard” and “fast” sounds, quite the reverse, I love them, but I’ll never be a big fan of trends. Frequently there is something immoral behind them.

Brekhno-vol-1 Cover

Because of this, I’ve tried to take down the BPM on my last productions, and swim against the tide.

With these two Tracks, I’ve also developed a kind of controlled random algorithm for triggering the Kicks. It gives a natural mistake feeling which I really like. Here I have to thank Bitwig again, for being so fucking flexible and for giving me that freedom.

In a funny informal way, I decided to denominate this “Style” as Brekhno.

As usual, both Tracks have been made with sounds generated by me on my small home studio. No SamplePack was harmed. The cover is also designed by me using as base a photo from a Geothermal heat pump.

Here you can listen to them,

Why I deleted my Spotify account 🤔

After seeing some people proudly posting how many hours they spent using the platform, I will speak about the reasons why I deleted my Spotify account.

  • Spotify had revenue of a billion euros ($1.24 billion) in its third-quarter (2018), putting it on track for a full year revenue of more than 4 billion euros ($4.95 billion) and they almost pay nothing to the alternative artist or those who are not on a music Label.
  • You are not allowed to put your music productions on Spotify without having to pay for an intermediary. Only Routenote do it for free, but your earnings are just ridiculous. I earned during 2017 & 2018 together 0,20 € 🤑
  • Spotify pays about $0.006 to $0.0084 per stream to the holder of music rights.
  • Spotify algorithms are just another way to limit your freedom and somehow to scam to yourself, without actually realizing about it. You think that you “discover” new music, but you just eat what Spotify wants.

The resume could be that on Spotify only “big fishes” are making revenue from an already bankrupted service.

If you want to find new music, new artist and if you want to support them directly, without any scam intermediary, there is a place for that.

It is called Bandcamp and there is no reason for not using it.

You can download and stream the music and the money goes directly to the artist, with a reasonable fee for Bandcamp.

Here you have a Twitter extract which would summarize my thoughts about Spotify,

Twitter_Spotify

And no, I don’t work for Bandcamp.

And yes, you are free to do whatever you want. I just wanted to show my reasons.

If you are supporting the problem, you are part of the problem.

EDIT: A real good one,

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