Finishing writing on two EPs at the moment. So yeah, I dithered, as is my wont, for blemmin ages over what way to go about it. There are ten songs in total; some choral pieces, some beats-y tunes, and a few old songs that didn’t make it onto my first EP, for some reason. Mini-album? Collection of 7″s? DIgital release with absolutely no promotion? (Oh, I did that already. HA!) But I think two ‘sister EPs’ is the way to go about it. The plan is to release them in early 2014.
Yay! “Below The Sea” has now been released. Grab a download here. Embarrassingly nice blurb too. Scarlet, I am!
Filming the video this weekend for the funding project. “Echo” will see the light of day yet!
For this reason! Learnin me some proper production and mastering ting. It’s all a bit of grey fog, still. No more, I tells ya.
Sooo…. this funding project doodah is starting so. Apparently, I need more fans for this to succeed.
To the left, there is a widget. A widget with which to lure in new fans and potential funders of said album. The song, “Sunday Sun”, is one of the first I wrote. Ahhh.
Ooohhh the world of internet marketing and self-promotion is a strange one. More of this in a while.
Well, kids, it’s finally happening. “Echo” has found a home, on the excellent Alphabet Set. A long-standing (ten years old this year!), well-respected, electronic label of consistently high quality, I was bleedin delirah that they had room/time/yaknowwhaddImean for me and my thang.
Now all the admin begins. I’m getting records made, with big, beautiful, artwork, courtesy of Barry and Chris. For that (and for the cash moneys needed), I’m going to go the crowd-funding route – Fundit or Pledge or one a them crowds. Well, “pre-order” is closer to the mark. Gotta get my pro-active pants on now. If only I could find them…..
So, the album’s getting mastered by the excellent Mel Ryan, also known as Meljoann. She makes deadly weird R’n’B, that manages to be accessible, interesting, melodic, unique, and wonky. She sang in the choir I got together for the EP launch, and I’m told she plays the flute too… The production on her songs is great, and I trust her to preserve the balance in my stuff. Electronic while not mad bangin, vocal while not swamped in Over Compressed Vocals.
Here’s the record label she set up – checkit!