gentle readers. how it has been a whole lunar cycle since my last transmission. how the season has turned from the warmest indian summer into the coldest onset of winter since i was last able to make time to post some news, and how extraordinarily busy a time it has been indeed. although, in truth, most of the events have been ostensibly decorative stamp, rather than jamesreindeer-related, it has still been a raft of splendid progress by any account.
for the most part, my activities this last month have been directed towards editing and overseeing the completion of the digital book that shall be accompanying the re-release of the astonishing first album from papervehicle on decorative stamp, and how it has been such a pleasure indeed. we have certainly been able to put together something really special for sure. hovering at a little more than eighty pages, the book contains a wealth of information surrounding the facts in the case of the first album, in-depth interviews, song notes, a full lyrics transcription, exclusive photographs, as well as protracted introductory piece from my own fair hand. be sure to fix yourself a copy when the 31st october release date rolls around.
there has also been a wealth of behind-the-scenes activity occurring with further forthcoming releases on the stamp, the closest of which must surely be the vinyl release of the staggering 'foreshore reverie' from murmur breeze, and how it is something beautiful indeed. as well as being a thing of physical beauty itself, packaged gloriously and featuring full-colour artwork from james p honey, the songs themselves have been re-ordered and present a different, but equally satisfying version of the wonderful second full-length release from the most treasured duo.
there has also been much talk and discussion surrounding the order and selection of releases that we shall be presenting this winter, and what a wonderfully diverse and affecting bunch they shall be. without wishing to give too much away at the moment, it does rather look as if the winter will indeed be seeing a selection of more melancholic and darker releases on the stamp, featuring some absolutely incredible material indeed, and how i can indeed confirm that 'decorative stamp volume two' really is shaping up to be something rather magnificent itself. be sure to be poised for a whole host of wonderful new music on the near horizon.
still, for my own part, i am indeed busy chipping away at a host of my own creative enterprises, and do keenly endevour to present you with some more specifically jamesreindeer-related information as soon as possible. i can assure you that there are a host of splendid pieces in the works, and how, as time slowly permits, i will be sure to provide some much clearer information as to quite how and when to expect them. here's to the onwards and upwards indeed.
still, lastly, and on behalf of the whole mysterious collective, i would like to extend great thanks to everyone who has secured themselves a copy of the iron filings and sellotape album thusfar, the response has been quite extraordinary indeed. so much so, that there has even been talk of returning to the vaults to set about compiling a second album of material. reports are very hazy at this point, but it does seem that this shall not be the last we hear from the mysterious collective, perhaps even by a long way. the plot slowly thickens...
keep safe and warm