||06. Hang Garden
||08. Lunar Suburbia
||09. A Great Wave
||10. The Balance
Yep, my next album ‘Like Dust of the Balance’, is now available to pre-order directly from Benbecula, to ship on the 20th of July. It’s quite far off, I’ll admit, but then if you order early enough you’ll have long forgotten by the time its release rolls around, and you can surprise your future self with a gift.
Also available on iTunes, Beatport, Juno.
I’m pleased to finally be able to say that my new download EP, Death of an Aura, is now available for preview/purchase on Bleep. FLAC versions should be following shortly; I’ll be updating this post, as well as the discog page, with links to additional stores as and when store support improves.
Musically, I suppose you could say the EP features my vocal debut, albeit mainly through humming and oohing/ahhing here and there for a bit of extra texture, with additional non-lyrics for good measure. Still, I did find the process a lot of fun, adding an immediacy that’s normally lacking from my usual methodical composing. Lots of home sampling too, which is certainly something I only really touched upon with Lemodie, and completely ignored with AMND.
A couple of tracks (‘Napoli’ and ‘Raido’) are the result of a collaboration between Benet Walsh and I (you may recognise Benet from his work with Plaid, as well as his own work as one half of The Collectors), which were fantastic to work on. Hopefully we’ll get a few more tracks done together by the time the album arrives—thanks for the help, Ben!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think, and please—if you can spread the word across any forums or communities you participate in, I’d very much appreciate it.
If I had to profess some sort of New Year’s resolution, it would probably be along the lines of ‘be more productive.’ So, apologies for the radio silence over the past couple of months or so; I’ve been pretty much occupied by some festive employment, which will thankfully draw to a close this weekend. I’d like to think that from then on I’ll be a little more forthcoming with blog updates and future project information.
But just to let you know I haven’t been completely idle, as apart from the Ed Chamberlain remix, I’ve also been collaborating with the industrious multi-instrumentalist Benet Walsh, whose name you may recognise in electronica circles from his work with Plaid (providing guitar for the tracks Ralome and Eyen, among others). Hopefully we’ll have penned a couple more tracks together, in addition to those we’ve already completed, for release at some point this year.
On the mastering side of business, I’ve been enjoying some rich and varied projects ranging from Gaelic laments to experimental ambient, house and metal—hopefully this will continue through 2008!