Curious about general approach for play order of your tracks. Do you write albums with a track order in mind? Do you wait until you have a collection of songs ready then try things out to see how it flows? Either way, is there an intended listening experience for your work? I notice that a lot of projects on bandcamp default to a song in the middle of the album. As an ego-driven person who checks the bandcamp listens frequently, I get that you don’t want potential listeners to check out before they hear your favorite track. On the other hand, I find myself trying out a new artist, liking their music, then realizing I missed the first half of an album and end up listening to the sides out of order. I know a lot of DS (mine included) is narrative based. That doesn’t leave a lot of wiggle room to adjust after the tracks are finished, so I try to write with that in mind. What’s your approach to tracklisting? Does this keep you up at night too?
I will write the music intuitively, and then later decide upon play order. Sometimes, pretty quickly, I will sense that a track is right for an opening or an ending. But, that said, I do think should tracks should be good enough on their own that you could start with any track and enjoy; I am wary of creating tracks that rely on their place in a listing, if that makes sense. Still, I love narrative based music. I think if you like stories in music, you should keep this is a guide, rather than a limitation. That's what I try to do anyway.
For the moment I have been just making tracks and then seeing where I want them to fit in with each other in the final stages of the album, but sometimes I think that two songs go together well early on so I know that I will have them together, or sometimes I make a track and then know that I want the next track to continue if that makes sense.
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