After the grueling work of transcribing and recording Tchaikovsky, I did a few more traditional pieces, but I need a musical break from the tried and true. I'll be setting up the ambient gear to do some sonic exploration and reviewing what I got done last summer, with the hopes of getting the long-promised solo ambient album completed.
I've been a bit neglectful of the updates - my website was transferred to a new host in January and I've had to repair my site slowly while I focus on recording. The upside is I should be able to sell my music directly now - I just have to make the time to figure it out properly.
I've been saddened by the shutdown's effect on live music - for me and everyone else. Not much we can do but wait though.
I am back recording after an unreasonably long recovery from last summer's medical interventions... however, I have some great new tools and have also dusted off some great old toys to push forward. I have two separate solo works at varying levels of progress - one is fairly far along, and the other will involve a lot of experimentation and new guitar sound designs. I hope this will be worth the wait for everyone.:)
At the suggestion of my old compadre Rob, I've put together a whole album of Christmas music over the last month and I've put a few of the tracks up for download. Many were reworked, Izotoped, and remastered from tracks I had before, but I did a few new ones too. It was a great way to bust out of the creative doldrums I mentioned previously. Things came out so well that I've decided to give it the full professional release next year, but for now, I shall share a few for fans and friends...
I wish I could report a finished album, but Chryssie really had the wind taken out of her creative sails with surgeries, recoveries, anemia, and then a broken left foot. I'm usually brimming with verve and always working on something; I've rarely had to deal with an extended stretch of near-zero creative energy. (!?! - I know, it's just not my year.) I've tried to read a lot of new science fiction in the meantime, at least, to get my mental state in the right place. However...
I have done some polishing…Read more
I've finished the first round of recordings for the next solo album, and am editing the best takes right now. I had an interruption while I underwent major surgery, so I'm bloodied but unbowed! I've thrown a free download of 'Amarna' (off the Stratagem record) in the Music section, so there's a new bonus track for my summer visitors. Remember to request me on your favorite streaming services!! xox
I'm finished with the recordings for Stomping' George, and am taking a brief hiatus from live performance to focus on my long-overdue next solo album. The stars have aligned to give me some quiet and space, and I intend to use it!!
We've done some tracking for the new Stomping' George opus, and the band tried out a couple of the new ones on our KCOM broadcast. I've been involved in some rather prosaic studio-type stuff such as chasing down 60 Hz ground buzz, replacing the TC Electronics D2, and refurbishing the Marshall with electrolytic capacitors and new tubes and lalala. I do most all of my electronics work so I guess it's just part of the mantra. For the deep ambient work, I do like the "wet-dry-wet" approach of three amplifiers…Read more
So I've gone back and forth on the one album I was working on, which is a rare live recording from around the Airlock period. I'm quite happy with my performances, but I'm still hesitant regarding the intonation of the horn player I recorded with. I think it makes more sense to do a brand-new ambient recording (perhaps two back to back) whilst I work on producing the next Stompin' George album. We've settled on several songs and should start tracking soon. Everything always seems to take longer, right?
Been performing a lot, so progress is a bit slow on getting new Chrys' music out there. On the plus side, I'm in smoking good form and we've almost enough material for a new George Eldon album.