Distressed home
The distressed jeans of Ramones
Pre-distressed jeans
Naturally distressed wood
Unnaturally distressed guitar




I’m thinking about the methodology of music-making on this blog. The way of sending acoustic melodic playing through the blender.

Does it add authenticity or take it away? What are my motivations? To be more authentic than I really am?

Emotionally it adds distance. The mix is reticent.

Sonically it adds complexity. It makes more out of the limited supply of sounds in the source recordings.


I distress my sounds a lot. I do it because I distrust them.

Paint in distress
Damsel in distress

I would like to make a sound in distress.

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