Ok time to stop procrastinating and let’s just do this! Thank you everyone who has pushed me to do this on the forum and listening parties...
Thanks @megadead for the idea to start a thread here. I thought it would be good to open up this process for whoever might gain some value or insights from being part of it. It would be awesome to think of this as a community effort and I’m really humbled by the encouragement you’ve offered so far.
Firstly, I recognise that an album would usually only be viable for an artist with a well established, large and engaged fan base. I don’t have that so this is really just an indulgence. That said, I do aim
To try and publicise as much as is practical and see it as a way of kickstarting a new musical chapter for 2021.
I’m not in a great rush to get it out and have been trying to work out how ‘finished’ my tracks really are. I’m moving house in a few weeks and hope to make some upgrades to my studio space so open to the idea of treating the 2020 tracks as pre-production and putting some energy into getting this thing really polished. I’d also like to get into the live scene again so thinking of timing the release such that I can weave some shows into the launch process, so hopefully by the autumn if we get this pandemic behind us...
For anyone who wants to be involved, you are all welcome with no pressure or obligation whatsoever. Having said that, I firmly believe in the value of creative professionals and intend to pay going rates for any professional services such as mastering, artwork, PR, etc. and would like to utilise the amazing talent within the BC community wherever possible.
I think what I’ll do is post topic based replies in this thread, which we’ll develop through your replies to those. If that gets out of hand we can try something else. Off the top of my head, those topics will be:
Overall concept ideas for the album
Track list and song candidates
Final listening party
I’ll leave this post for any comments and feedback for a few days before I go any further...
@SPECTORAL @Elise Cabret @megadead @gary.franks @Stu Smy @Stu Watts @Tiarna Pepall @Dan Bariani @Gee Vee @Ohm Phobic @Matt 'Martiln' Tinkler (please also share with anyone else you think might be keen...)