maanantai 30. heinäkuuta 2018

Ambiguous Mooooon

Life can feel oddly dark even when it's +35 C outside. Loneliness and a heatwave are not the best combination. Yeah in general I'm quite a lonely person, despite however socially skilled or popular I might seem. Well that's enough of complaining, I'll save the rest for my songs.

And now for the actual topic:
I released that album "There is no Going Back" in the early summer with "no warning",  and obviously I'm already planning new material because...why not?... And then there's the secret album or "hidden album" that people get when they buy CDs from me on bandcamp. Well there's only 10 copies so not a lot to go around with, but after that I'll put the album on bandcamp for free download for everyone. 
I'm having a hard time figuring out a) what people would like to hear from Charming Timur in the future, b) what I would actually like to do in the future, c) how should I go about doing new material? 
Focusing a lot more on question C than the other two, my mind is really split between various options and ideas. I could try to start constantly improving the sound quality or I could start doing some really weird...and not to put myself on a pedestal, but to just honestly point out: when I say weird, it's like  double-triple weird for normal people...weird songs. Those won't even need to have improved production quality or they might be impossible to have any of that, because it might be intended to be very noisy. Obviously I could do both, but which now and what later? 

 Going back to the topic of There is no Going Back, which is very accurately described here: http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/07/charming-timurthere-is-no-going.html
it's an example of what I mean with the improved sound quality. You can download it for free so no-one needs to risk any money in case the album would be unpleasant to your sensitive ears bandcamp link here so this is quite just the beginning, I know I could just put my head into it and also hire professional people to help me out and it would be almost radio quality stuff, but then how much of the original Charming Timur feeling would it have left? And no I'm not worried about "selling out", it's more that the whole idea of Charming Timur was in the noisy (actually rather unique) over-the-top guitar distortion and all the sound-fx on the vocals. 

I doubt that a lot of people care either way. I'm writing this to basically pass the time. Why pass the time when you could enjoy time? Well, I enjoyed writing this, so,...now my thoughts are in a pretzel. Brain freeze. Be happy even for simple stuff! 

maanantai 9. heinäkuuta 2018

Things I forgot to write about


So yeah, I released "Ther Is No Going Back" as a very minimalistic print of about 10 copies. I didn't have a promo campaign for it, and all that other stuff, so yeah I just didn't care.

I think there's probably gonna be like only THREE albums in the entire future of Charming Timur that will have serious PR campaigns anymore and after that it's just putting garbage online for a long time. Maybe after ten years or something I will get back on the PR-Publicly-releasing-music-WAGON again.

Another thing is the album called: BETWEEN WORLDS. It's a secret album that will only be given to people who buy ANY of my other albums (physical copy ofc so I can send you the CD, it's only on CD now until every copy is gone and then I will put it online so everyone can enjoy it, otherwise it would be unfair.) There will only be 10 copies of this album too, so it won't take forever until it's online and free, no worries. Before that, I'm not gonna say anything about the album itself.

Also if the 10 TINGB albums are all sold out, I will only print more if someone personally requests a copy. Well this actually applies to all of my albums. Once they're out, they're out. I'm gonna celebrate it, not feel like OMG I NEED TO MAKE NEW COPIES.

I'm so tired of being an active musician... I'm so tired of being alive...


torstai 22. maaliskuuta 2018

Yes okay fine! I will make new material!

So releasing a "greatest hits" album (ironically as an unknown artist like myself) apparently didn't catch on with everyone, and some people drew some extreme conclusions etc...
I just wanted to get some new attention for the songs I had done in the past that already back then were a bit more successful than others. Anyway this kind of stunt will not happen again (well maybe just ONE TIME in the far far far faaaaaar future) and I'm going to be releasing completely unheard stuff instead.

Also CDs won't be coming for every album anymore. Only certain releases will be printed on a CD, the rest will be just online and maybe I will find some funny format to release one or two of the future albums.

Some very random off-the-top-of-my-head list of what it's gonna be like:
- online album
- online EP
- bigger budget release album on CD
- online album
- online album
- maybe somekind of CD release
- online EP
- weird physical format album (vinyl, casette-tape, I don't know...)
- maybe another CD

And no I definitely don't have this much material ready yet, not even close, this is just a hypothetical example of how I'm going to be working from now on. Not so many people are interested in buying physical copies of albums anymore, but then it's still somekind of a stigma that an album needs to be released on a physical format to be taken 100% seriously for some of the music media out there. I also think it's fun to have CDs too, so we will see what the future brings...

Anyhow, here's some new music:

keskiviikko 7. helmikuuta 2018

lauantai 11. marraskuuta 2017

Plans for future

Yeah, PLANS, NOT PROMISES. Yet most of my plans have been pretty accurate...or maybe I just remember wrong.

Anyway, there's gonna be a SUPER ALBUM that will basically be "greatest hits" that will hopefully reach a bit more audience before I can finally move on to doing the next level thing.

After that, there will be somekind of a double album, which will contain material from two album projects that have very different sounds, styles and production. So it's going to be interesting. I'll divide the thing into two parts according to the production style. It's all gonna make sense once I get to organizing it.

Then also might release an EP again, probably a pretty aggressive yet well produced. I will let you listeners be the judge of that though.

AAAAAAND in the distant future, some really sick new next level stuff. I'm gonna make two albums, both will be so sick that there is no words to describe them. Just intense, pure, fucking twisted CHARMING TIMUR.


And here's Keep You Safe from Call It A Classic, and yeah I know, I have released a whole album AFTER that one and still making music videos for the previous one. That's because I'm crazy, you know?

perjantai 1. syyskuuta 2017

NEW ALBUM OUT NOW ALL CAPS AAAAAAAAAAAAA




https://charmingtimur.bandcamp.com/album/focused-rage

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/charmingtimur5



Okay so yeah here's this year's Charming Timur album. The physical copy does not come with lyrics, sorry!! I just really didn't want to include any of them, even tho in hindsight it's kind of not cool to leave them out.

Funnily enough I don't remember the last time I felt this depressed releasing an album. And this album is REALLY FUCKING GOOD. Like seriously even with the weirdest artwork so far and everything, the music itself is quite amazing. And still I feel like cutting open my wrists in the shower after taking an overdose of subutex. Fuck life, right? (Sorry about the suicidal rant!) Well don't worry, I'm not gonna do anything, except maybe more music. Probably a LOT more music, since I'm getting some new gear. Hopefully that will cheer me up.

Thanks for being even remotely interested in my music!
Oh yeah and FUCK YOU.