Why is my newer stuff going over so much better than my older stuff did? I don’t think my ideas have changed a lot. What’s changed mostly is that I make recordings that sound more like records now. Two years of subscribing to Computer Music magazine has improved my recording and mixing skills.
Maybe I’m a better writer and arranger now too. Maybe. But I really think it’s the improvement in the recordings that’s making the difference. People just want to hear stuff that sounds like a record. I can’t blame them, really. Records sound good. I’m just glad that my stuff sounds more like one now.