I spent last night putting touches on a new full length album that has been in the making for about two years. This is the most rhythmic album I'll have released to date, and some of the songs are ONLY drums batucada style, where others are more melodic, but still are heavily percussive. Nearly all the drums are live percussion with no drum machines or samples. Since I've been a drummer for 25 years now, I think it's about time I made an album like this.
Originally I planned on releasing two different albums, one of just drums and the other with the other songs, however I made a test mix of the two together and really liked the way it flowed. Since all of the melodic songs were heavily rhythmic as well, they all fit together quite nicely. Plus they all happened to add up to right around 40 minutes, which is ideal album length.
The songs from my "floppy singles" are all going to be included, as well as a track from 2008 "the life of a goldfish" which never really got a good place on an album as it deserved. It was only released on an out-takes collection limited release called "Banana Face" that is no longer availible.
I used a huge variety of instruments, hardware and software making this album, and plan to list as best I can everything that was used in the liner notes.
Once it's all finished up I'm going to offer it in several different ways, CD's locally or from CD baby, itunes, emusic, as well as streaming and download links from this blog.
Stay tuned for updates!