How do you come up with the engaging, captivating melodies to your tracks? How does one become a better composer?
They pop into my head and I grab them before they evaporate.
They never sound as good as other people's [Boards of Canada - ROYGBIV and Olson, or Kraftwerk - Tour De France, for example] but I leave them there hoping they'll grow on me.
At the time they always sound crushingly naive and obvious, but later on I'll maybe find myself thinking "Oh, that's quite good...".
The essence of composing music is to create things which stir your soul. If what you just played gives you *that* feeling, you just made something good. Nothing else matters.