one guy from air once said " drugs are grat for listening to music, but not for making music" and I really agree with that. Sometimes I smoke a very, very small spliff just to get the brain going in some unusual direction, but when I am really working on a track I need a clear head.
tracking on acid or shrooms is fun…when it works, sometimes it’s just a jarring confusing mess.
i like slightly stoned sometimes. caffeine is probably the best thing for tracking, if you can sit still for long enough.
there’s a south american tea called ‘yerba mate’ that i like alot because it gives you the clarity and focus effects of coffee, but somehow doesn’t make you as restless and jittery. it’s good for ye olde jabbanoising.
Best stimulant for me is to go out on friday night, have a great time, sleep over at a friends place, have a nice breakfast the next day and when you get back home - create music. I need some input from the world to be creative.
tracking on alcohol is exhausting cuz I always type the wrong keys
tracking on weed, like I did on friday… no big difference, I was tracking and tracking and tracking and oh… suddenly it was 9:00 pm and I started at 5:30 pm
but I noticed that the weed-booze had gone faster away, maybe because of concentrating on cutting and arranging and effecting…?!
so you wanna come down, turn on Renoise and let it go! ^^
Beer and nasal snuff is best for me. I’d be too scared to write music on mushrooms. With weed I’d just look at the screen for hours wondering what to do.
I hurt my back recently and the Dr prescribed Diazepam as a muscle relaxant, doubling the dose produces some nice laid back stuff.
i was doing some chemicals back in the 90’s and some of my tunes from that time have been written when i came back from a long weekend.
there are at least two songs which have been entirely written under the influence of consciousness-altering stuff (this / that) - i doubt that they’re any better or worse than that what i wrote when i was sober.
there is absolutely no need to do drugs just in order to write decent music.
if you can’t do it without, you won’t be able to do with it either.
better keep in mind that everything which alters your consciousness will sustainably change your personality in one way or another.