another busy week or two indeed. the latest reports are flooding in. it has been a whirlwind of complex organisation, alongside much musical endevour, both stressful and most jovial indeed. desperately late nights and slow dawns, alongside sun-steeped afternoons and gentle dusk hours. suffice to say, things are coming along in leaps and bounds and why ever not.
today's breaking news is that, after long moons of both formal and informal discussion with my dear friend luke payne from the awesome wild dogs in winter, we can now gladly announce that the mighty thverfellshorn is officially a part of the decorative stamp family. so do expect a rather splendid release to emerge at the end of the summer, and a full album sometime throughout the winter and more besides. until then, to whet your appetites, be sure to download the first ep for free, right here.
last week also saw the beginnings of a very special release from the masterful epilog of son kas. a collection of recordings entitled 'fehlfarbenfangen', gathered together from scraps of unfinished projects, one-off collaborations and the like. he and i had written a number of songs together, but were always too busy spinning other plates to bring a full release to fruition. i believe that these songs shall all slowly see the light of day in this collection. the first to re-emerge into the world is a really nice song by the name of 'widerspruch', which features a sublime production effort from dj extend. be sure to fix yourself a free download, and await more gems slowly rising to the surface in due course.
the abSUrd album has also be coming on in leaps and bounds. we are now deep into the mixing stages, and how i have been having a most splendid time recording guitar, sitar, synthesiser and percussion parts to compliment the already staggering instrumental array. we haven't set ourselves a specific release schedule, but i am sincerely hoping to get the mixes finished in the next four weeks or thereabouts. and how we will be looking at a very special release via decorative stamp and cooler than cucumbers.
i also had the wonderful privilege of spending the best part of the weekend with the truly wonderful oskar ohlson and winterismyname. i had been graciously invited to their mainz stronghold to collaborate on a song for their current album in production, and how it was a splendid success indeed. meiki winter and i had been talking of collaborating on a song together for more than two years, and how finally the time had come. almost needless to say, it was a good deal of fun, and how going by even the rough demo we recorded, it shall be a mighty song for sure.
in other news things are most definitely happening over at planck length records, i hear that the vinyl test pressings of the book of marion have arrived, and are sounding lovely and looking gorgeous in some sort of grey swirling form. then the ovate & staplemouth release must also be somewhere nearing the release stages. plus, the cogs are finally officially turning in the direction of 'decorative stamp volume two' as well. much afoot indeed. here's to the coming moon then.