Monday 3 June 2024

June 2024

I've finished recording all of the instruments for the next album except for a few guitar lines on the last track. I was meant to have finished those a couple weeks ago, but unfortunately I came down with a sinus and ear infection, resulting in my first ever experience with diplacusis (double hearing) where perceived sound in my problematic left ear has a slight echo and raised pitch compared to the right. I have another day of antibiotics to go, so hopefully it all clears up soon since everything I hear is dissonant and muffled.

This summer I'll be working on writing the rest of the lyrics and vocal melodies, which will then get recorded in the fall. The album should be done around November, with an early December release date being the goal. I'll do a write-up here on the website before that time, including the track list and artwork.

Saturday 13 January 2024

January 2024

Over the next few weeks, I'll be uploading the remaining four Sequester albums to Bandcamp, starting today with 2018's Hermit. I believe this will be the first time that all of my tracks are available to download in a lossless quality, since the former CD Baby shop (and other stores like iTunes and Amazon) only sold MP3 or similar files.*

As for the next (eighth) album, I'd like to have it finished before the end of this year, but we'll have to see how things go; I'll be sure to provide an update here once the timeframe becomes more apparent to me.

*Edit: I looked into this further. Turns out there was a period sometime between 2013 and 2017 (judging by forum posts) where CD Baby did offer FLAC. It was then discontinued, with MP3-320 being the highest option for a while, before they eventually shut down their digital store altogether in 2020. So if that's all correct, then this will indeed be the first time that my entire discography is available in a lossless format.