So after a solid month of technological bullcrap, my new record is very much coming along. The song titles and lengths are very much up in the air. Some of the songs are going to be from the work I did with Mr Marz, “Half Blue / Half Orange”, specifically, two piece, Old Friends and New Friends.
This work is, so far, even more “personal” than Keraunograph or k.2. If I had to hurl it out the door tomorrow, I would have enough material for the LP, but there is a great deal of refinement I want to do yet. In alphabetical order by tentative code-name they are listed below, with tentative lengths.
Civic – 8min
Huron – 3.50
New Friends – 3.54
Old Friends – 7.24
Ontario – 3.50
Snow in June – 3.45
White Mountain – 5.44
Withdrawal of the Object – 4.22
Which totals out to 40min 49sec, which is about 2 – 3 minutes too long for an LP. I know that Civic is in serious needing of Editing, and Withdrawal is in pretty bad shape right now and may need to be re-performed and then re-edited. I could easily get the savings I need right there.
I don’t like to talk *about* my music before it’s done. Call me superstitious, but that’s how I work it.
I got the artwork from the photographer – an old friend from high school – Mark Kobacz. I’ll be editing that to make it square for the LP and I need to come up with typography and text and liner notes and suchlike.
Overall, I’m pretty excited. This isn’t going as fast or as well as I had hoped, but it is going. Which is good.