This was written in 2009!
Lately, the realization that I wouldn’t want to arrive at the end of my life and find nothing worth mentioning in the entire episode that would have just breezed past! Never too late to cultivate and nurture what one had loved to do as a child and left behind in the race of adults leading nowhere!
So, I have started making conscious attempts at bringing back the joy to my life. To start off, I began the search for the sounds that had captivated me as a child and one such sound was the electronic throbbing sound of “The Man Machine” by Kraftwerk. Frankly, I didnt know anything about these guys back then. I just used to put the cassette into the player and get amazed at the sound that was unlike anything that was produced during that time. How was I ever to know that after so many years I will have access to something equally amazing called ”You Tube” which answers all prayers in the form of search results and I got to see their performance and the sound that can awaken corpses out of their graves! ” Autobahn” is one mesmerizing track then there is this one called as ” Trans Europe Express”, simply amazing stuff apart from the ever enlightening ” The Man Machine”.
I own a synthesizer and hadn’t used it much despite the obvious inclination for music. Now I am using it along with Sonar 7 on my laptop to complete the circle. You tube did come to rescue again when it came to learning Sonar 7 and I am glad to say that the journey of self exploration is on and the best part is the uncertainty as to where it could take me. I strongly believe it will be towards something more exciting than mundanely paying bills and breathing polluted air!( This was written in 2009, and now I am using Reason Studios as my DAW, Sonar 7 parent company was acquired by Bandlab in 2018)
I must suggest this beautiful resource, in fact an analytical video of my most favourite Kraftwerks album “The Man Machine”