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Moving on towards noise…

photo (13)Last night I mixed tracks on my new recording until my ears were completely burned out. I’m making up for lost time because, when I sat down to get started on the last leg of this year-long recording (the final release in a trilogy of recordings that began with Under Dim Self in 2011 and continued with Scalps Of Gods in 2012), I had gear failure . . . which meant I had to spend money and time getting back up to mixing speed. A screeching halt. Immediately. I work with gear from the dark ages of digital recording. I don’t use a computer workstation. I’ve got an old, outdated Roland 16-track, and I have to mix down to a standalone CD Recorder. That was what died exactly at the moment when I sat down to start my final mixes. You can imagine my reaction…

Yesterday, my new (used) CD Recorder arrived courtesy of eBay, ┬áso I got set back up. I managed to get three of the nine tracks mixed, but I had to start from scratch on one of them because where I had left it was simply not working. The tracks are all great-sounding, and I can’t wait for folks to hear them, but I really want to be done so that I can move on into other sounds, expanding on some ideas that I’ve been mapping out for a series of noise releases next year.

Moving on is why I self-released Migration Of The Device, which was something I was hoping would be out on a vinyl split this year. I wrote a little more about it in a previous blog, and just did a 5-question session with our local paper. That particular recording had been complete since February, so just to get it out of the way and move on, I put that up on my Bandcamp page.

Got a new synth coming, too, that I’m planning to add into my noise arsenal for 2014. An Arturia MicroBrute!

Also getting ready to record a couple of new songs with my trio No with Jamie Uertz (of Hematovore) at Sarcophagus Studios in Auburn soon, too. More on that after it happens next month.

So . . . just a little update, really. Heading to see Alice Cooper here in town Halloween night! Show review will be posted here! Hope you all have a great Halloween!

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