I ended 2016 with disc #45. "There Standeth Minos (at the Jackson Pollock Exhibit)". Twelve tracks that kind of converge onto a mix from a musical palate like blue poles in an autumn rhythm. Numbered murals of shimmering substance looked upon from eyes in the heat into a lavender mist. It's all guitar. Once again, an Oenyaw disc that just happens to be 666 MB. As soon as I get it to that web guy, and he has the time, it will get on the website with the other four discs from 2016. (One of those is an edit of a single which is only available on flash drive, due to its 63 day length/200 GB size).
Happy New Year from Asheville Highlands.
Record buying spree today in Knoxville. Falco, Sonny Bono "Inner Views", Tomita "Firebird", Go, Ray Charles and Betty Carter, "Jamin' With Edward" (which one can say is a Stones album), Ramones "Road to Ruin", and Miles Davis "Miles in the Sky". Should suffice a vinyl fix for a while.
The upcoming year plans for Oenyaw may be determined, or influenced, on the Guinness thing. I still have the goal for 50 albums, which may be met in 2017, at the latest 2018. The whole "total time" thing went right out the window with Ananke. I do believe the next Oenyaw album(s) may have some interesting diversions. I've been working with some interesting amps, and now have an electric kalimbra. Maybe embarking on minimilism dance music.
I finally had the time to look and found there have been 67 views this month. The most are from China, then Canada, the US, and a few from Germany and Italy. I'm going to make it a point to write more in the upcoming year. I hope, or maybe even pretend, that actual people are reading, and that it's not random hits from electronic solicitation.
The next album is almost complete. I was thinking of going political, but that's not something Oenyaw can allow. The upcoming album will be "A Collection of Jackson Pollock Paintings".
Hopefully, I will be able to find someone to post all of the 2016 releases on the website.
The surgery was a success. I will be recording soon. Bone spurs and debris. Now dealing with a nerve block and oxycodone. I swear, I have no idea how anyone could do this drug for fun. I feel like my whole body is in a tight corset.
Oenyaw is ready to release "The Knees of Ananke (in A major)". A 63 day long assembly of 720 pieces that all begin and end with "A", 2:06 hour tracks of which there are 6.6895*10ex198 different orders possible and a playing time of 1.1546*10ex198 years to play. It is an exploration of the 5040 different possible orders of the seven notes of the scale (A, B, C#, D, E, F# and G#; 7! = 5040).
For all of you who have been misled in thinking that there are only so many possibilities in song writing, believing that creativity has restraints, that everything has been played, here's a rebuttal to being forced to believe the idea that creative thought has boundaries, an idea placed in your heads by those who want to sell you yet another product of intellectual torture.
For all of you who have been harassed by people who cannot plan, much less think, beyond their next paycheck, while they proudly proclaim they know the pathway to eternal life, and attempt to force others into accepting their shallow opinions, here's the closest item available to eternity. Find out if they can handle the first sixty three days. Every person who has ever lived could spend their lives listening to a different order, or version of the piece.
Available on a 256 gig flash drive, formatted as 320 kbs mp3 files. Please don't succumb to the idiocy carved into our music market bourgeoisie ignorantly proclaiming the inferiority of mp3 music sound quality because "When you transfer it to a CD, it doesn't sound good". Mp3s play better on a device that plays mp3s. Besides, it's 720 2:06 hour tracks, they won't fit on CDs.