Cataloguing the writing and production of my first CD, Ana!og puNk, due for release at the end of May 2015.
I started this project 6 weeks ago, and almost 2 weeks ago, hit a brick wall in the studio; no new patches, no new song titles or ideas, and no recording. Then last week things went manic; I completed 2 new songs for the Ana!og puNk CD; Dirty Electronic and Get Your Punk Out. This brings the total number of finished tracks up to 12. The running order is yet to be decided (not least because there are a number of songs still to be completed) but to date the completed tracks are:
Antisocial Networking, Bunker Musik, Dirty Electronic, Disturbed, Get Your Punk Out, Hardcore LFO, Sexy MoPho, Shock Absorber, Socket F*ck, Spinegrinder, Surface Noise and Who Stole My Chips.
Dirty Electronic remains my personal favourite at the moment, and at a blistering 182bpm is possibly the fastest paced song I’ve ever written. Spinegrinder has appeared online in a previous guise, the album version is significantly different and a lot longer.
Further remixes of both Shock Absorber and Spinegrinder will be released as an EP in April, prior to the CD release, and will be available as a digital download only via my bandcamp page https://microchipjunky.bandcamp.com
I’m just a boy who can’t say no? – So what have I said yes to? Well, after completing the collaboration with Meter Bridge https://soundcloud.com/microchip-junky/the-cavern and the theme to Keith Whitham’s excellent Wired show http://globegigradio.com/wired/, and remixing Craig Manga’s twisted Motor Cycle Death Song https://soundcloud.com/mangabros/motorcycle-death-song I have said yes to a further collaboration with Craig Manga; the music to “Rock & Roll Pt.3″ is all but finished and ready for Craig’s vocal treatments. I’ve said yes to joining a cloud band; We are FUNT and if you feel that way inclined you can always ‘Like’ our page here https://www.facebook.com/pages/FUNT/727161707322417?fref=ts. I’ve said yes to writing a track for the Electronomicon compilation album “Transhumanism” https://www.facebook.com/events/1565926196991780/ On top of this I am working on 2 albums and 2 EPs. Oh, and building my next modular synth (mounting rails arrived this week!). But, my priority remains the Ana!og puNk project; 6 more tracks to complete, and then a number of remixes of these tracks. Also have to decide on a company to duplicate the CDs (any recommendation from anyone reading this would be most welcome).
Synth of the moment is the underused Monotribe; churning out a few nasty little basslines!