I do love this time of year. The clocks went forward here in the UK and British Summertime commenced. With it comes longer days, shorter nights, beautiful birdsong in the evenings and, touch wood, better weather. As I gaze out of the window here in our office at home, I can see the first signs of life appearing in the woodland. After months of bareness, the oaks and beech trees start to get dressed, ready for the longer days. It’s all pretty magical really.
After some thought, I’ve decided to do another crowd-funded album, but this time around, it’s going to be a retrospective of my work, taking in what I consider to be the best of my canon of work, concentrating on the period between 1993 and around 2008.
I’m not 100% sure whether it’ll be a digital and CD only release, or whether I should do another vinyl campaign. I’ll probably fire out an email to all of you who got on board the last one to gauge interest, but my initial thoughts are that I’ll concentrate on making a really nice job of a CD release, which’ll probably be a 4CD set with some really nice artwork and photography.
Once I’ve decided on which tracks to include in this release, I will be deleting my entire back catalogue on CD and digital. They will be removed from all streaming sites and will not be available to download or purchase on CD. Ultimately, ‘Sound to Sleep to‘, ‘Induction‘, ‘Get Lost‘, ‘Aural Architecture‘, ‘Peace Odyssey‘ and ‘Paracosmic‘ will be the only material available – which I consider to be my official releases. Both of my ‘Reinterpretation’ remix albums will be spared the chop.
Why am I doing this? Well, primarily because when I listen back to the majority of my earliest works, they’re not representative of where I’m at as a composer and producer these days. Quality control is quite tight nowadays, and if I’m honest, it wasn’t back then. The bottom line is quality, not quantity.
CD price reduction.
So, in a vain attempt to shift some of the stock that I have here, I’m reducing the price of all of the CDs that are destined for the chop – think of this as a ‘closing down sale’.
All CDs will retail at £4.99 for a limited period – once they’re gone, they’re gone!
But… what about new material, I hear you ask?
It’s all well and good looking back on my catalogue, but I’m not a massive fan of nostalgia and prefer to keep looking forward with a view to releasing new material. You’ll be pleased to hear that as ever, I’ve not been resting on my laurels; I’ve been very busy on the new compositions front. Since January, it’s proved a pretty fruitful period and there’ll be a new album of material in the offing at some point next year, I’d say. I’ll keep you all posted.
alucidnation on 6 Degrees Records.
Some more exciting news; I’ll wager that you can hardly contain your excitement.
I’m very proud to inform you that I’m now released on the exceedingly good 6 Degrees Records. They’re looking after the digital and download side of things for Paracosmic. My artist page is here.
Paracosmic was released on October 19th 2018 and you can go and have a listen, and, if you like what you hear, order it from all the usual suspects by clicking here.
You can read more about the making of ‘Paracosmic’ here.