So this is it, Voidform is out in stores today! I hope you’ll give it a listen, possibly even buy it if you like it. Here’s where you can get it:
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Update: Listen to clips from the EP NOW!
I’ve been so lucky to have cover art for my new EP “Voidform” from the exceptionally talented beeple, check it out:
Doesn’t that just look utterly amazing?! Every time I look at it I get chills. Thanks Mike, I owe you one — bigtime.
I’m currently spending the last few days tinkering with the last few bits and bobs on the tracks for the EP (in fact, they go to mastering in two days so at that point I need to be done for sure — hard deadlines: they work).
As the tracks have evolved, they have certainly changed quite a bit, especially the ones featuring vocals by Limbic Void and Hunz. I must say it’s been a delight to work with actual songwriters on these tracks. It’s amazing how much creative energy can be sparked by just listening to someone’s take on what you’ve made, and if it’s one thing I’m sure of after the process on this album it’s that I’m going to do more collaborations in the future. It’s been insanely fun and rewarding.
With regards to the style of the tracks I’m genuinely clueless about what people’s reactions are going to be. For the people who follow what I do, especially the ones that started listening to my stuff after “Catzilla” came out, I’ll say this: there’s no dubstep on this album. There’s bass — for sure — and drums, and distorted things, and high energy stuff as well. Don’t worry about that.
But, there’s also vocals, and actual songwriting, and melodies (poppy ones, even), and I’ve used the same process that I did with my previous EP “Hit The Grave Running”, which is stupidly simple: Do I like it?
I dunno, it’s a little unnerving to release music, especially to people with preconceived notions or set expectations. I hope you will all like what I’m putting out, but we’ll know on December 7th I guess. ;)
PS: if you follow me on Twitter, I’ll start posting previews and sneak peaks of the tracks on the album next week.
One of the difficult things about being creative is knowing when to stop; knowing when something is good enough to be shared with others. Usually, I have a fairly good sense about this, but it’s always challenging. Look: I’m not saying this is an actual problem in the same sense that serious things in our society are, but hey, it is what it is. :)
One of the strategies I’ve used in the past is to simply remove options, forcefully and deliberately. Like when I decided to go all-in on switching to Reaper as my only DAW, or long ago when I decided that pirating music software was both stupid and counter-intuitive. When I released my first EP “Hit the grave running” almost three years ago, I just did a quick calculation of how much time I would need to finish it if I stuck to a good schedule and then announced the date.
So that’s what I’m doing now as well. December 7th 2016, my next EP will be released. It’s a Wednesday, which a cursory bit of research tells me is a good day to release new (indie) music, and it’s a couple of weeks before Christmas, so it won’t drown in the jingle bells madness or in the post-Christmas music dead-zone.
The title, the album art (OH MY GOD THE ALBUM ART IS AMAZING!), track list, SoundCloud clips and teasers and all of that jazz will follow soon enough. But for now, if you’d like to keep track of what I’m up to, the best way is to follow me on Twitter and Facebook. Yes, I know: “Oh yeah right, more social spam!” you’re thinking, but I’m not that bad really.
My new EP/single “Catzilla” is released today! I’m really looking forward to hearing what people think of it, since it has taken quite a while to get done. It’s released in advance of the main benchmark tool Catzilla from ALLBenchmark (for which I did all the sound and music) which is scheduled for release in January 2013.
Anyway, enough chit-chat — you would do me a great service if you listen to, share or perhaps even buy the EP. It has two great remixes (and if you buy it on BandCamp you even get some special bonus features!):
Since releasing a soundtrack for a benchmark tool is something that I don’t think has been done before, I plan to share some insight into the stats of BandCamp, iTunes, Spotify and digital distribution when I start getting numbers from these sites (which should be around February next year — no, really — old media still dominates the stats :)
Update: here is the video as well: