December 13, 2020 § Leave a comment

Two days ago Antony Ryan of Red Red Paw mastering sent me the finished masters of LP7. I can’t wait to let you hear it and let you know more about it. All I can say for now is that it closes what has been one of the most challenging and rewarding years of my life, which unexpectedly gave rise to one of the strongest creative waves I’ve ever had the chance to ride.
So much so that I’ve already started to work on LP8.
But there’s another reason for this: LP7 ended up being a completely different beast to what I originally had in mind when I started working on it in the summer of 2018. I was planning to make a “weirdly danceable / weird dance” album (I got the Elka Drummer One from Soundgas just for that). But in early 2018 I was hit hard by a chronic autoimmune disease: long story short, it was first left untreated due to an incompetent doctor, and it then took almost 2 years to finally get to the point where adequate treatment gave me back my normal life: a life in which I can actually get up and have enough energy to get things done.
By the time confinement hit Spain in March of this year, I was feeling the best I had in years, but then a major “life derailment” occurred and all of a sudden, it was clear I was not going to make that “weirdly danceable” record: LP7 was restarted from scratch and became what it needed to be.
Fast forward to now, and the desire to make that danceable record is stronger than ever, so you’ll not only get LP7 in spring 2021, but also – if all goes well – LP8 in spring 2022 on Thrill Jockey Records
Talking of 2021-2022, given current Covid circumstances, it’s unfortunately clear to me that I won’t be able to tour the US at the time of release of LP7 (I’m crossing my fingers for a few shows in Europe, but only if this can be done in a responsible way). What I’m hoping to do with all my heart is touring the 2 albums in spring 2022, when hopefully the world is back to a more normal state in which hugging and being together is once again possible.

Photo by @luistorroja (gracias Luis 😃😃😃).

Clothes handmade by myself, Hadley top Grainline Studio, pants self-drafted.

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