Good news! Threshold EP, the upcoming Lost Zoyd record, is currently undergoing mastering, and so should soon be ready for release. Of course, I’ll be making some noise about it when it happens, so just be ready.
Having changed tack with the new Lost Zoyd EP last week, I have made significant progress in completing the release, and I feel confident that it should be available sometime in May.
The new structure sees three atmospheric/noise pieces placed in between the already completed vocalised songs, making for a total of 6 tracks with a running time of 12 and a half minutes.
And you know, that decision I took last week was exactly the right one. Not only have I shortcut the completion process, but also the EP now has a wider stylistic breadth and is a more interesting listen.
Stay tuned for more news soon on the release of Threshold EP.
Two and a half months since my last post, and with lyrics for all the EP’s tracks still not written, this weekend I took a momentous decision: ditch those tracks whose lyrics aren’t written, and replace them with instrumentals.
Since starting work on the lyrics in September (remember CreativePact 2012?) I have battled to come up with the right kind of lyrics for this release. I decided I didn’t want to cut corners and write anything banal or half-baked.
But it has been taking too long. The tipping point? Over the weekend I tried to record the vocals for the EP’s concluding track, and though I had spent many hours constructing the lyrics over several weeks, when I came to perform them I just wasn’t impressed. They were wrong. I would need to rewrite them.
Been pretty thin on the updates of late (in fact, this is the first post of 2013, happy new year!), but here’s one. I’ve managed to move forward on the Lost Zoyd EP Goliath, with some of the first vocal recording sessions having taken place in the last couple of weeks.
As documented in previous posts, I have found it difficult to ‘locate’ the subject of the vocals for the tunes in this EP, but was making some progress by employing a strategy of ‘obliqueification’. However, structural changes have also been necessary to some of the tunes themselves.
So, after months of fighting with the lyrical side of the upcoming Lost Zoyd EP Goliath and coming up with nothing, finally some ideas have stuck. What’s more, I’ve noticed a pattern for how I have managed to make progress, and hope that applying it to the remaining tracks will provide the desired result of lyrics for all tracks.
Whilst it may seem that things have been relatively quiet on the Cerebral Sister front over the last couple of months, well, they have. But there has been a big change also: I’ve decided to transmute Cerebral Sister into my last studio project, Lost Zoyd. Here’s why.
Having resurrected his last studio project, Lost Zoyd, Adam Jansch presents its new website.
And we’re back, with a new track for the EP, called Ulysses Spash. This track came from one of the earliest loops I created as part of this project (from way back in June), a loop which I struggled to form into a coherent structure. That is until this week, when I revisited the loop with a fresher mind.
I feel this new track will actually replace Ulysses Intrigue as the EP’s first track, and it might also aid me in figuring out what the lyrical concept of the EP should be. (Yes, I am still battling with it. I’ll report more in a future post.)
It has been quiet here at my main blog, as so far this month has been busy with non-musical stuff, and I’ve been getting on with my 2012 CreativePact (for which I have been keeping a separate blog).
As part of CreativePact I have delved into the lyrical side of the Cerebral Sister EP, which is taking shape. With the lyrics in mind, I have also turned my attention to the tunes as they stand with an eye to improving them. To this end, I decided that the middle section in Ulysses stab was too short, so have doubled its length (with a fun little bit of off-kilter rhythm for glue) and posted the new version on SoundCloud.
A new one, which I hope will become the first track of the EP. Working name is Ulysses intrigue.