The Creative Process #8 Dance with the dead

What do you consider the most important traits that a song and an album must have before you consider it to be completed?

The songs have to tell a story. Take the listener on a journey.
What are the actual steps that you take when you are creating? Do you need to enter
or go to a certain setting in order to get creative? It usually starts off with a melody hook or a riff. Then we build the song off of
that. Whatever’s triggering the idea, whether it’s a beat, guitar riff or a synth
chord. Then we’ll start puzzling the song together.

The Creative Process #5 Phelian

How long does it take to go from a song to an album from scratch to the fully recorded version?

I think it’s all dependent on how much you work on it. For me I think 8 months to a year is a suitable time frame. Usually when I think a track is complete, I will go for a week to a month, months of not working on it at all, and revisit it later to see if I feel it needs to be developed more.