My day job appears to be taking up more and more of my time. You might well disagree with me on this one, but I do think that juggling the work-life balance is becoming increasingly tricky in this 24/7 comms age that’s suddenly the norm.
I find that the stamina that I took for granted in my comparative youth is now becoming more of a precious commodity. The days where I’d finish my day job and then immediately get cracking in my studio for a night’s slog are fading fast. To be honest, that’s traditionally when I’d buckle down and write – stumbling out of my studio at 3am with either aural gold, or a crock of old shit that’d never see the light of day.
So I guess that I’ve been pleasantly surprised when I’ve reviewed my annual review of the material on my hard drive since the new year commenced. There’s definitely enough fresh material to release something, but as I’ve only just released Paracosmic, it’s a little too soon for a new record.
‘Best of Bruce’..?
Primarily thinking out loud here, but I’ve been vaguely toying with the idea of undertaking another kick-starter, and releasing some kind of ‘best of bruce’ compilation. This would mean taking a retrospective, hazy, naval-gaze back at the last twenty or so years of alucidnation tunes, and pulling together a CD set [and possibly a limited vinyl edition!] of what I deem to be some of my finest works.
It’d be good to get your an idea of interest, dear reader… I’ll post a link to this blog on facebook but if you think you’d be into getting involved, then please, drop me a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I can gauge reaction..
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’ve just joined the exceedingly good artist roster at 6 Degrees Records. They’re looking after the digital and download side of things for the new album. My artist page is here.
6 Degrees released Paracosmic 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.