I am having a wonderful, wonderful time working on the two new albums. I’ve been concentrating exclusively on The Forgotten Meme, A Cyberpunk Fairytale for several weeks now, but have also found someone who can acquire balkan singers for Janissary, A Balkan Rock Opera.
Both of these project are allowing me to playfully expand into new sonic territory. The Forgotten Meme is delightful because i can play with all these textures i started fiddling with in Gabriella Gadfly but was too constrained by the numerous story beats to really stretch out on. It’s the most sonically experimental thing i’ve done in quite some time. I’m going to take a break from it after this week. I’m past the halfway point, although the amount of fiddling i do with each track is endless, since the music beds keep evolving as i work out ideas. It’s less bombastic than other works. If you want bombastic and epic, Janissary will satiate you. If you want.. well.. it’s a cyberpunk fairytale. I don’t know how else to describe it. I will be sending it to the singer later this week so she can get some warning as to what she’s in for. (Mostly very pleasing, touching melodies. Although one song is a bitch lyrically. Good luck. i know it’s possible because i sing it on the demo, but if you’re reading this, Kerttu, good fucking luck. Take enormous breaths before each verse. Seriously.)
Some of you are excited for the Raven mini EP, which will be Uncle Raven telling you a rambling story (although it’s more him rambling on about… stuff.. he… wants to… ramble on about?) with some occasional help from the floozies. But we’re not anywhere close to that. Don’t get excited, it’s a ways off. Be excited about the Fairytale and the Rock Opera. They are some of the finest things i’ve made and are a little bit off my the beaten path.
So there you go. There’s your update. I need to get back to the fairytale. My work day is approaching it’s big break, and i then will be going outside to finish building this rock wall i’ve been making. Tah tah.