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The 2018 JoCoAlbMo Albums

JoCoAlbMo Reg. #: 2018.0001

"Let Go Harder"
(working title) by
Joseph Mancuso

New Jersey, USA

In the past two years of JoCoAlbMo, i've done both a highly structured album with a strong personal theme and a ridiculously experimental algorithm piece that should probably not be taken seriously. This year, i'd like to aim for the middle of the road: an honestly musical endeavor with an eye toward accessibility and quality but built on a foundation of improvisation and a core concept of the importance of letting go.

JoCoAlbMo Reg. #: 2018.0002

"Trees And People Too"
(working title) by

Northfield, MN

If it is possible to write an album of music about two specific forests, then I shall do that. If it is not possible to write an album of music about two specific forests, then I will keep tacking ideas onto the core concept until something becomes possible again.

JoCoAlbMo Reg. #: 2018.0003

"JoCoAlbMo 2018"
(working title) by


My plan is to create a rigid workflow, as if I was assembling Ikea furniture rather than art. I want to remove most of the idea of "what I feel like focusing on" or "staying in a groove". I've got X hours to produce Y tracks of Za-Zb minutes each. I intend to stagger my assignments so I am forced to jump from one piece to the next constantly. I intend my mental coach to be saying "Too bad, you're doing THIS now."

JoCoAlbMo Reg. #: 2018.0004

"The Dharma of Customer Service"
(working title) by
Axolotl Daydream


JoCoAlbMo Reg. #: 2018.0005

"Stars in Silent Symphony"
(working title) by

Seattle, WA

This album will explore a lot of techniques that I have never incorporated into my music before, including vocals, vocal pitching/manipulation and the heavy use of analog/hardware synths. The intent will be to come away with a collection of songs that I can perform live.

JoCoAlbMo Reg. #: 2018.0006

"One Word"
(working title) by
Jeff Rogers

El Granada

A cycle of emotional states, each named by a single word. Probably gonna be instrumental. We'll see :)

JoCoAlbMo Reg. #: 2018.0007

"Action Required"
(working title) by
Max Fill

Plattsburgh, NY

It may be a bit on-the-nose, here, but it's a concept near and dear to me, to be sure: the strength needed to walk forward through the biting wind of frustration, discomfort, adversity to that better-than-simple-and-fleeting-comfort fulfillment that perseverance earns.
(This and all the sort of placehoder information here, artist and album name included could and probably will change, if I know indecisive-me, at all. I just know that if I don't put *something,* I won't do ... well, anything.)

JoCoAlbMo Reg. #: 2018.0008

(working title) by
Ian Lesage

Brooklyn ny

This work will explore musical textures, across a set instrumentation of mostly acoustic instruments.

JoCoAlbMo Reg. #: 2018.0009

"F U T U R E W O R L D"
(working title) by

Earth Prime

Time is but a construct - music is a whole different story. In the early 001980s, temporal explorers from the immeasurably distant future pulled you into a digital dream world the likes of which you could barely comprehend. It didn't take long for them to realize they had mistaken you for someone else, but in that short time you saw enough to write an entire novel...or perhaps a concept album.

JoCoAlbMo Reg. #: 2018.0010

"I Can't See The Stars"
(working title) by
Fear of Blushing

New York City

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