CELEBRATING MY LAST DAY OF PROMO WORK BY STARTING WORK ON LP8 AT LAST + WFMU INTERVIEW!
August 2, 2021 § Leave a comment
When I finished The Tunnel on 1st December, I sincerely thought I would start working straight away on LP8 (and I announced so). I had no clue I would embark on what has been the longest promo campaign I’ve ever had for any album, and of course I’m not going to complain about that. Simply put, there was no time left whatoever for anything creative during the past 8 months, but today I recorded my last phone interview (for my fourth and final mix for @bbcradio3 Late Junction on 13th August), which means that I have officially finished the campaign (I don’t think much more will come my way)
It’s a coincidence that today is also the day I have the immense pleasure of being back on the WFMU airwaves (I visited WFMU’s studio twice if my memory serves me right, 2005 and 2007): without a doubt, Dublab and WFMU are the radios that have most supported my work (special mention too to David Garland and his WNYC show Spinning on Air!!!), and it was an absolute pleasure to talk with Olivia, WFMU’s musical director, for her show Radio Ravioli. My interview airs at 4 pm EST/10 pm CET (the show will be archived at 7 pm EST). I especially loved talking with her about singing and singing lessons, and the connection with therapy.
But my head, heart and ears are now finally free to embark on this next album about which I’m M-A-D-L-Y excited: I want it to be the sunny and wild companion to The Tunnel and I intend to let absolutely loose. The focus will be rhythm, and today I laid the groundwork for the steepest learning curve facing me for this project: good drum machine compression (because of course my Elka Drummer One is going to be my main companion)! Thankfully my trusted mastering ally Antony Ryan of Isan and Red Red Paw Mastering is on board with me and it is my hope that getting this compression business right will be a matter of weeks, not months. In the process I had to download a new version of my trusty old Acid to allow setting up an Arturia plugin , and now from an operational point of view everything is ready! Yeaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!