in an earnest effort to try to maintain more regular posts, might i spend a short amount of time detailing the events of the past week, with regard to my latest activities as well as towards the latest news of future developments. as always, much is rapidly transpiring, a cause for great jubilation indeed. there is nothing more satisfying that days filled with a feeling of 'getting things done'. productivity can be seen as key at every stage it would seem.
so, the murmur breeze 'foreshore reverie' album is finally out there in the world at last. the limited edition gatefold cd is looking wonderful, and here's to all of the kind souls who have ordered themselves a copy so far. we are most grateful indeed... and how decorative stamp and cooler than cucumbers are currently deep in the planning stages of the super-deluxe vinyl edition which shall grace the world sometime sooner rather than later.
the album has also garnered some really nice reviews and kind praise so far too. be sure to read the reviews over at beats, breaks & big smiles, as well as this honourable mention and brand new glowing review at indierockmag... and should you still be in the dark as to what all the fuss is about, be sure to stream the album in its entirety, as well as potentially make a purchase, over at the decorative stamp online store.
i am also now fully immersed in the mix of the forthcoming debut album from abSUrd, and how it really is a wonderful beast indeed. seventeen songs which showcase the kind of astonishing production which graced the duration of the 'foreshore reverie', but this time featuring a multitude of vocal performances from an allstar line-up of babel fishh, bleubird, ceschi ramos, filkoe, james p honey, jamesreindeer, papervehicle [edison, home, mildew, the beastmaster] and univac.
gladly, i have reached the stage already where rough first passes of all of the songs are complete, and how i am now moving on to the stage of fine-tuning, adding effects and generally appraising the songs in terms of overall sound as well as continuity. the first meeting has also been undertaken with miss nadia d'alò regarding field recordings and additional live instrumentation, and how word has been sent out to michael rea too. it is going to be something very special indeed. more news will follow over the coming weeks.
i've also been working towards the printing of 'nova conditions', as well as moving towards preparing some more written works to see the light of day. there has also been some stirring over at the iron filings and sellotape camp which will need to be investigated. most excitingly, there has also been a communication from the brutal goats gloom, and how it seems i might well have been enlisted to aid and abet the release of their forthcoming debut opus.
for all the day-to-day latest breaking snippets of news, be sure to 'like' my facebook page, and do be sure to bookmark the decorative stamp site, as it contains a veritable treasure trove of facts and figures, links, videos and images of the wider goings-on pertaining to my, as well as the whole families undertakings. here's to the next transmission then. there is still very much everything to play for.