Mar 24, 2011

The sun is shining - the weather is sweet

It's a lovely day down on the Brighton coast and it's almost the weekend, so all in all, thing's are good.

This week I have been battling a horrible cough-cold-flu thing, but did manage to make it out on Tuesday to see Primal Scream perform Screamadelica at the Brighton Centre.

Screamadelica is one of my favorite albums of all time and this year see's the 20th anniversary of its first release. The show was excellent - all of the tracks sounded new and refreshed and it was a great night. Primal Scream are re-releasing a 20th anniversary of the album, you know, all remixed and remastered etc.

But, what I would love is that bands re-record the album all over again. Same songs etc but record them as they are now - new technology, new energy etc. It would be an amazing release.

I have often thought this with many albums and hope one day someone does it.

Also this week I have been playing around with the ATPLP2 demos and sent out a few CDs to people for some initial listens. There is a lot more to do on the album but the basic structure is there.

I am lining up some excellent guest vocals on the album and I imagine it will be 100% finished towards the end of the summer.

I want it to evolve over the next few months and be a bit more organic than it currently is.

Coming up this weekend I am going to the VW Volksworld show in Esher. As many of you know I own a 1973 Bay Camper so am looking forward to a weekend camping and seeing all the other vehicles :)

Mar 14, 2011

It's been a while

It's a bit of an odd time for me at the moment. I am in the middle of making ATPLP2 and on the surface it does not like there is much going on - but that's very wrong.

I am about 67% of the way through the new album - I am hoping to have the 1st draft finished by the summer - I will then sit on it for a bit and revisit it a few months later to improve and rework the tracks. I am hoping to have the whole thing finished (mixed, mastered, etc) by the end of the year with a view of getting it released in 2012.

I am also working on making ATP:LIVE better and better - I did a secret show last week which was great fun. The new tracks sounded ace and it taught me that road testing the songs before putting out the record is a great plan.

I have a few festival dates lined up for the summer and will be looking for more and more - so please send my details to people if you know them.

If you want to listen to some of the ATPLP2 demos then go HERE!

I keep putting new ones up and down and round and round so keep an eye on there for new things.

I am going to be away most of this week and plan to work on the final 3 tracks which will make the album .... not sure how far I will get but I am starting to get excited and can see the end in sight. Well the end of the first lap anyway!