February '21 

It's felt like a long month for such a short month. I'm so glad for the light returning.  and for the chance to get into the studio to experiment with new ways of making tracks come together...

I've been using Ableton Live10 to manipulate samples of live drums, writing beats, importing loads of loops, writing new parts and making a choir of myself. I've been gathering thoughts and ideas for such a long time. It's both exciting and overwhelming to start uniting disparate elements as part of the process, especially when I'm still learning the software. I'm definitely what my kids would call a Noob. To complicate things Live11 has just launched too!

Anyway, I've had much fun and I can't wait to finish a first solo track, crack on and get a load more work done :)


January '21 

What better time to refresh all things Joan than the month of resolutions and renewal? I've been busy thinking about creative direction, wondering if I'll ever do a gig again ....and of course working on new music. Pleased to report I'm edging slowly towards having new stuff to share. It's all a process, and like the coming of Spring, it's all unfolding in it's own time. Life is making sure of that. Stay safe and warm your cockles with the tracks on Spotify in the meantime :)