After many years of collecting studio experiments in the electro genre, I’ve finally decided to focus on a collection of electro-acoustic material for release. As I approach my usual winter hibernation period of writing and recording, I’m looking forward to synthesizing many of the influences of the past year since Chaos Rise Up was released. There are also many ideas still floating around from previous sessions that just didn’t fit in with the usual acoustic folk/blues stuff I am known for.
I’ve been particularly inspired – and encouraged – by the electro-music.com community to just go for it, so that’s what I am doing. Part of the process involves removing many of the self-imposed labels that have been used to describe what I do. Another consideration is whether a physical CD release is necessary or practical anymore. It is more likely I’ll make the full transition to digital downloads with this next one.
Lots to think about… including the challenge of whether or not to restore old recordings or create completely new ones. It’s likely there will be a mix of the two, with the majority being wholly new works and recordings. The technology has changed so much since those early days of listening to Echoes, but the one thing that has stayed constant is my fascination and appreciation of sound textures. I’m looking forward to this new direction.