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.
Heard from Jim Wilson that the new record is done and waiting to pass the drive test. It will be titled "The Excursion", so that makes eminent sense...
Yes, ambient fans, it's on its way!
Since returning to Colorado, a recording I did around the time of Through the Airlock has resurfaced. My copies had been lost when pipes burst in my house in Madison - Chuck from Stompin' George had one of the very few CDs I printed at the time. He assured me it was "perfect", so Jim Wilson is currently mastering the music for proper release.
As usual, this album is quite distinctive - I don't want to give too much away, but if you like the long, dreamy stuff, you will…Read more