The new album is coming along really well, with a large portion of the songs either completely mixed or getting very, very close. Unfortunately, my original estimate of a mid-October release may need to be pushed back ever so slightly, but for good reason. I’ve actually decided to track a few more songs that have been on the back burner, ones that I think very much deserve to get their shot on this album. I’m hoping for sometime in November.
Despite the delay, I’m still really excited to get this collection of songs out there. In many ways I think it will serve as a recap of where I’ve been musically in the ten years since I recorded my last solo effort, Trap Door. My jazz, rock and blues influences, as prominently displayed on my work with Eighth Whale, will downplayed the most, I think. They may still show themselves from time to time on a few tracks. In their place will be a renewed interest in stoner, post-rock, psychedelic, world music, and even some metal-esc undertones. Of course there will still be quite a few drone, experimental and soundscape tracks, many of which are being filtered through the lens of analog synths and electronic drum machines.
Confused by that description? Basically, all you need to do is mix burning off impurities era Grails with a sun that never sets era Neurosis, throw on some pre-80’s King Crimson and Pink Floyd’s live at Pompeii, pile on some Boards of Canada and Nine Inch Nail’s Ghosts I-IV, and finally blend in some Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Om, Sleep, and Swans for a little flavor. Should be interesting!
Cheap Gear? Never Fear!
Okay, my gear isn’t really all that cheap, but still very much in the realm of D.I.Y. I figured It might be fun to share some pictures of my recording setup. Sorry about a few blurry pictures, maybe I should lay off the caffeine a little bit.