I have actually been very hard at work on the Biopunk Fairytale, although recent events have taken a toll. But have no worries, my sadness will be your torture! Yay!
I have managed to finish the demo for the opening track, which is… not a… it’s more like a suite and it’s 18 minutes long. I understand this is a ridiculous length (although it’s really like 3 songs in one just with no breaks), so i sent it off to a few people to see if they thought it was too much. I was told things like they wished it never ended so i’m going to go ahead and say screw it, you’re going to get an 18 minute opening suite whether you want it or not. (Although there is an initial track before this, a prelude, mostly with sfx and chanting).
So now we’ve moved on to The Mayor’s Song and then we really get things moving after that.
Biopunk is less… synthy then you might expect. I like synthy, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not the same music environment as The Little Meme. I do use synth textures like i do in TLM, but they’re married to other colors. I really, really want this album to feel like an odyssey, i want the music to create an immersive, colorful world. I have been working very hard to advance myself this album, using more colorful chordings and have forbidden grooves with a snare on the 2 and 4 beat. (The standard rock rhythm which i use for EVERYthing) I want you to get lost inside this album, immersed in it as i take you on a journey to a shanty town in the park of our dear city.
Liel Bar X will star as The Broken Cyborg, Lauren will have an awesome cameo that’ll bring the house down, and i’ll need 1 to 2 other voices. I definitely need a female to sing The Mayor, maybe another female to sing *** ****** *****, and likely i’ll voice Zander because it simply saves a whole lot of money. But i would be nice to have someone else do it… we’ll see.
Release will be in 6 months. About. This will not be as short as The Little Meme. I mean, when you’re opening track is 18 minutes and nothing actually has happened yet, you know it’s not going be short.
Psyche will be back as Han Mi and i’ve stated a number of times (i just don’t always remember where) that Han Mi will narrate all 3 of the Fairypunk albums (Meme, Cyborg and…. i know what happens but not a name or framing device. Actually, i was thinking of having a podcast framing device, like all those murder podcasts which i’ve been listening to for several months now. All i listen to is buttloads of late 60s / 70s era jazz and podcasts. And it makes me happy.)
There is no secret Astonishing Tales New Albion podcast narrated by Lloyd and it will not be released at least once every 2 weeks, so go about your business.