Monday, October 6, 2014

Music for... tapes on Bandcamp

The three experimental / noise cassette EPs have finally made their way to lossless downloads and streaming on Bandcamp!

Originally released in 2008 and 2009, these three tapes were my first forays into noise and sound art before spinning off my solo stuff. (I kinda want to start getting back into that!)

As usual, they're pay-what-you-want for the digital downloads.

There tapes are still available for sale, too (just pay S&H). If tapes aren't your thing, there is a very limited number of CD-R Music for Tapes compilations left.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Free downloads are back!

I bought more free download codes. Hop to it!

Bandcamp

Apparently we ran out of free downloads on the Bandcamp page, so I've had to set the price to $1 for the time being. The free download counter will reset next week on September 3rd. And of course it's still always free to stream.

Human Dust

The second in the Deterior black metal duology.

The album is free to stream at Bandcamp. It's pay-what-you-want to download a high-quality digital copy. The Bandcamp download comes with an exclusive PDF booklet with artwork, lyrics, and credits.

  • label: GarageMonkey Productions (GMP-03 )
  • format: digital file
  • released: 26 August 2014
  • time: 46:19
  • recorded and engineered by Deterior July 2014
  • mixed and mastered by Deterior from July–August 2014
  • cover photography: Nicholas Smale

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Album annoucement!

It's almost done. Just a little bit of final polishing and putting the final touches on the booklet. The album is called Human Dust and will be out on August 26. Here's one of the songs!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Studio diary, weeks 3–4

Been pretty busy. All recording is done—guitar, bass, vocals—and the album is fully arranged and everything. The only bits left to do are tweaking the drums, adding samples and effects, and final mixing (though the preliminary mixing I've been doing while putting together the recordings has been sounding really good).

I was thinking about posting a teaser clip, but it's not quite ready for that yet. Maybe in a couple days. But on the other hand, the whole thing will be ready in about two weeks anyway. There's no album title or artwork yet, though most of the songs are titled. We're looking at eight tracks, in the vein of Torchbearer with a bit of Primitive Circuitry thown in.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Studio diary, week 2

Honestly, not much to report. I've been spending most of the time meticulously arranging guitar tracks—chopping the takes up into little pieces, fixing up a few sloppy bits, and gluing them together into four huge tracks.

Since I finished that I've been busy with other stuff, but I have been rehearsing and making final arrangements for vocals, which I'll start recording tomorrow (then bass is next week, I think?) Hopefully I'll have enough stuff prepared to post a teaser of some kind by then, as well.

My attempt to schedule everything out on a day-by-day basis turned out to not work so well; at least, things take a bit longer than I plan and real life tends to get in the way. Regardless, everything should definitely still be done early next month.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Studio diary, week 1

Just finished three days' worth of laying down some guitar tracks. I've giving myself an extra day to record any supplementary stuff, but for the most part all the guitar work is done—three hours' worth of raw recordings as of now. I'm moving on to recording bass guitar late next week, but not before a million hours of chopping up those guitar takes and arranging the best ones into something that sounds relatively cohesive.

I actually have a schedule drawn up for all the work that needs done, and it's pointing to sometime in mid-August for an actual release. But there's quite a bit to be done before that will happen.

I repurposed part of my basement into a studio for the time being. I just got this desk and there's already too much crap for it to comfortably hold...

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Finally sick of writing

It seems like no amount of extra writing and honing arrangements is going to make me totally happy with anything anymore, so regardless of what happens I'm going to record this damn thing in July. Once I have some actual tracks down it'll be easier to actually piece things together.

Also hi, yeah, second post for 2014, all right, getting the hype train moving at sonic speeds.

Friday, January 24, 2014

New year update

Well, you know by now that I don't really ever post here unless I have something worthwhile to say. As usual, in the last six months the blog has been quiet I've been doing other things, like my other blog, real job stuff, real life stuff, boring stuff. I never really took much of a break; I started back up with writing stuff for Deterior in about August or September and have been trucking along since. Got four or five new songs down so far, will probably get another one or two in. Still very very early in the process and I'm taking things very slowly, like last time.