ambient music is also more liberating as a composer.
There are no restrictions from rigid structures or instrumentation.
You’re literally able to paint whatever you want on a blank canvas
I’m allowed to explore unorthodox sounds on the guitar that wouldn’t have a home anywhere else. Other than ambient music, what kind of genre would call for the scratchy sounds of a broken lead cable? Or an “out of tune” instrument? Or the sounds of breathing bleeding through the mic? These “imperfections” are overlooked in other, more sterile environments like progressive metal, where it seems like perfection is the end goal. these genres seek the perfect guitar tone, the perfect mix, the perfect guitar solo, and end up overlooking beauties underneath the cracks of the guitar that I wish to explore.
“These ‘imperfections’ are overlooked and even seen as blemishes in other, more sterile environments like progressive metal, where it seems like perfection is the end goal. There’s no room for error. But I love errors. theres something existential about making an error and working with it, and resolving it and coming back in. both compositionally and performative-wise