Sunday, January 21, 2018
Here's an update on my projects for the first quarter of 2018.
A lot of work has been done on the five remaining tracks for The Manitou's next 'proper' album (ie. not a soundtrack or an instrumental collection). Recording of the vocals was interrupted by a New Year's cold, but I'm just getting back into that now, so I'm hopeful for a February release. Some of these songs go back as far as 2014, so it's three years in the making, but a lot of the intervening time has been devoted to other things.
The album closer has seen a shift in writing style, and it feels good to be finishing at last and moving on. That said, the follow-up album will likely consist of songs from my aborted 2010 project 'Blips And Bleeps.' There are some good songs there that just need revisiting with fresh ears and a fresh perspective.
My band No More Cries has adopted a new drummer. We are currently at work on overdubs, vocals, and mixing of the album's worth of material recorded last year, and looking ahead to record album number two now that the band is a complete entity again.
I was asked to remix a song for Zwaremachine, having remixed a song for band-member Mach Fox many years ago. I took care of this over a weekend and found it a refreshing break. Stay tuned to the blog for details of the release.
Disco Antenna's debut album is complete bar the final mix. In the meantime you can hear both 'sides' as E.P.'s on our bandcamp page. We've chosen two songs for our next E.P. that we hope to work on later in the year.
Here's to a fantastic 2018!