almost mid-july already. it frightens and confuses me how the days, weeks and moons can race by so fast... and how i am constantly spinning so many plates that i find it hard to make time to be able to detail my exploits in these field reports. still, better to be too busy making things happen to be able to write on it, than trying to file a field report with nothing occurring...
so, very, very excitingly, i have officially finished mixing the upcoming album from AbSUrd, and how i am most pleased with my efforts indeed. given the level of complexity of the task, along with my other commitments, i am actually really pleased with myself from bringing it through the mix so quickly... just a matter of months to tackle seventeen songs of pure, psychedelic madness.
my only regret is that we have not scheduled the album for release on the decorative stamp until september. it suddenly seems a long time to wait for the world to be able to hear how astonishing a collection of songs AbSUrd has crafted. suffice to say that it will be absolutely worth the wait though, the album is just the most staggering journey through musical soundscapes hitherto unimagined.
also, bubbling up from the rotten firmament is the unrelentingly dark and hideous project that is the goats gloom. should you not be familiar yet, it is an absolutely brutal project featuring dug yuck and babel fishh chewing their most darkest verses over the grinding, doomy, psychedelic production of the impossibly talented frkse. i am currently thick within the process of treating the four-track cassette recordings, ready to bring them through the mixing stage, and how it will be something darkly disturbing indeed.
the beastmaster and i are also now officially in the midst of collecting writings in preparation to record our vocals for the caterers. the project has been in the development stages for the longest while, but finally the time has come to be able to assemble the words we already have, along with penning a host of new lines, in anticipation of beginning the recording process as soon as possible.
i guess that the majority of my time these last weeks, perhaps unsurprisingly, has been directed towards the decorative stamp, and how there have been a great number of behind-the-scenes developments indeed. the majority of it must be kept hush hush at this stage, but how i can assure you that the most exciting things are afoot, and that jubilant announcements will be made sooner rather than later.
i'm so very sure that there is a great deal more i could detail but, even now, other commitments are bearing down on me at an alarming rate, so i must end this transmission here. as always, i am most grateful for your interest and am keenly looking forward to outlining additional facts in the case as soon as further time permits. onwards and upwards then.