The new Church of Hed release — A Cold White Universe EP — is now available. A digital only release, you are able to download it from Bandcamp, CD Baby, and other sources. I’d recommend getting it from Bandcamp. First, it’s only a $4 download, and I used the 24-bit masters, so a lossless FLAC download ends up being better than CD quality. Boom!
CD Baby only allows 16-bit music uploads and they are our main distributor for the other digital retailers — Apple, Amazon, Spotify, etc — so the music will still sound great when downloaded or streamed, but not as good as a FLAC from Bandcamp. So there.
Too bad this winter has been so un-winterlike, or else the release would have been finished sooner. It’s difficult to get inspired to do an ambient wintertime album with no snow on the ground and severe storms in the forecast. Oh well!
Other Church of Hed News
Now, I am able to move on to other music projects. The basic composition for the Rivers of Asphalt sequel — The Father Road is essentially complete with the exception of Wyoming. I continue to practice these pieces and expect to commence recording over the next few months. A release in 2019 remains the most likely outcome. Simultaneously, I am working on an album more akin to Electric Sepulcher — shorter songs, more concise, but still freaky and psychedelic.
A live show isn’t likely any time soon, but I may record a live performance inside the studio for video consumption. In fact, I recently jammed out on a bunch of classic Quarkspace loops — Recaesarian, Starbridge Freaks 1, Sheep Farm, and Park Rangers — and they sounded great with the Moog and Streichfett added to the sonic mix. It took me half the track to realize Park Rangers was in C# — we rarely played that one out. I also synced up the new DrumBrute with the Moog, Volcas, and PO-12 and performed a weirdly intense version of Brandenburg Heights, Part 1.
Practicing live performance is a good thing, whether or not I actually play out. My chops have been on an upward swing ever since I got the Yamaha MM8 with weighted keys, but playing the tracks in the studio definitely helps. Oh well, I ramble on. Support Indie Music and download your copy of A Cold White Universe EP today — from Bandcamp hopefully!