Wednesday, 1 January 2014

2013 round-up, a creative journey + new release news!

A happy new year to all, and many thanks for following me this far!

This might not be the only 'so another year comes to end' type blog posts you've stumbled upon in the last 48 hours, but it might just be the most unexpectedly eventful..

As I gaze out at of my window at a rainy English mid-morning, it is easy to dismiss this event as simply a passage of time, but as years go, its been packed full of creative matter in one direction or another. Although I'm now pursuing several avenues, some outside of purely music, 'Vanish into Dark', and the 'Miseria Visage' EP have probably been my primary musical focus. At times it's been a tough grind to get things finished, to squeeze every last drop of expressive goodness out of what sometimes seemed like a barren well of musical inspiration, but once the last note is recorded, mixed, mastered, you get a wave of both relief and anti-climax. Then comes the inevitable period of dissatisfaction with your own work. I've learnt that during this time it's best to put the music to one side and look to other distractions - for me, mainly computer games and how to make them. Then, a couple of months later you tentatively take a listen to your music again, and a realization may (or may not) hit you - actually this stuff isn't half bad !

Luckily, when this happened, I had the support of a good underground metal label to help release the long-awaited 'Miseria Visage' EP on cassette! You can check out this analogue format release, right here on Tridroid Record's bandcamp page, available for the modest sum of $1.00 or more ..