It’s taking longer than most of my previous releases have in the past. – However, although you’re not seeing much at your end yet, believe me that much is happening on my side of the equation…
Today, Tuesday 2nd May 2017, having received a sample batch of the merch to accompany my forthcoming EP release * Cosmic *late last month; I sent off the tracks electronically to the distribution people.
I’m still planning to be doing an online promotion via Facebook in the near future, in which you can win a * Cosmic * mug. – And the good news is that I now have a provisional release date: –
I was originally shooting for June 21st – Midsummer’s Day. But that just wasn’t possible the way things are going. – So it looks like Friday 28th July 2017 is the date that I’m going to pencil in as a release date. That gives me time to organise a decent promotional campaign – finances allowing. Almost everything has been created and designed prior to the campaign, so the show is in almost every way poised to begin.
I’ve done a number of releases before now – but not really effectively. Hopefully things will go a lot better this time round. – Wish me luck.
“So what exactly is * Cosmic * EP? Tell me something about it…” You probe.
* Cosmic * EP is a collection of 5 pieces. (6 if you include the radio-edit of * Cosmic *) : 4 of those pieces are instrumental, and they compliment the title track by ‘setting a cosmic mood’, for want of a better description. Despite their high number of beats per minute – 137 in the case of * Cosmic *, and up to 148 in another case (Although the track *Cocoon * is as low as 95.) , the tracks as a whole are quite relaxing.
The title track, * Cosmic * has a fast-pulsing electronic background, overlaid with synth tracks and vocalised sections combined into a plethoric fast-fire phraseological diatribe in tune with the beat.
On the EP the track begins with the sound of a needle on vinyl navigating the lead-in section of old record. The EP ends with the sound of the needle exiting the final track and getting stuck on the clicker.
( Did you know that, originally, a real needle was used in a vinyl-record-player – then known as a gramophone – to pick up the vibrations from its travel around the tracks on the disk. This was later superseded by a tiny diamond-tipped point attached to a stylus and dynamic pickup, yet still colloquially know as a needle.)
The bridge in the middle of * Cosmic * syncs nicely with the rest of the track and provides a good centrepiece for the overall piece. As it develops the sound gets sequentially fatter and then drops off.
* Awesome Between the Tweets *
has a warming background glow that seems to unknowingly pick you up, cradle you gently, and send you into a semi-conscious dreamlike-state.
* Bursting Bubbles *
continues the dreamtime as the beat speeds quickly on into the night. Again that background glow is there; reassuring you as the currents well up and curl around you in the peacefully explosive background.
* Sound Factory *
wakens you once again with its industrious fast-paced machinated-rhythm, interspersed with the ups and downs;
before the slower-tempo of * Cocoon * begins to encapsulate you within its sleep-provoking purple-cloak of semi-oblivions slumber.
– Heck I think I’ve inadvertently started writing a draft of the album notes lol.
I’ll be releasing 1 minute samples of the tracks as 128-bit mp3s in due course.
People who are on my mailing list will be the first to hear them, followed by others.
Keep your eyes peeled for more news of my EP * Cosmic *’s release in the near future; because I’m putting extra effort into this release – not solely in terms of marketing and promotion, but also in terms of quality, content, and entertainment value.
If you like my spiel, or my music, or both - even my geekiness; then I'd like you to come back some time. - In fact I'd like to stay in touch with you, and have you come back here to this site sometime.
The only way I can think of to achieve this is to ask you to leave me an email address on which I can contact you... So I'll tell you what I'll do: I'll give you almost 30 minutes of my self-composed mix in exchange for your email address. - 'Good deal yeah? - 'Great, we're singing from the same lyric-sheet here, as it were.
When you enter your email address below and click "Get It Now", you'll be taken to my "Thank You" page, where you can download your music, and click on links to more of my stuff if you're interested too.
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