I’ve really enjoyed being in the studio experimenting with all the old gear. Some great grooves and sounds on this I think. Jawohl! If you are snowed in, you now have something cool to listen to. 😉
As the MuZiK KluB is coming to an end, I decided to make a compilation of some of my favourite tracks which feature guitar and drums to release as a Kickstarter Vinyl album but then as I listened while I was mastering it, and the sun shone through my window, I decided to give it away for free; for the summer and as a thank you to everyone on this mailing list.
Most of all I’d like to thank each and everyone of you who has ever bought a release and especially you troopers who bought them all.
You are a patron of the arts, each and everyone of you!
And thanks to Charlie for playing the drums for me when I needed them. I picked these tracks because Charlie is on all but one or two songs and they all seem to fit together really well despite being recorded over a period of 4 years. There are some poetic acoustic tracks and some rocking band tracks. I hope you like them.
Please feel free to share this and give it to friends. It won’t be up for too long mind… CLICK HERE to download or just to listen.
I’m loving this new little Twelve album I’ve just put out. It’s totally different from any of the other Twelve albums but still fits the Krautrock brief; Acid-Kraut! I played it live with a Roland 707 drum machine and two 303 bassline machines into a multitrack recorder (not a computer). It has an old skool sound and it’s got a helluva groovy bounce to it.
The title track, Get Sum, reminds me and my wife of an old acid track but we can’t put our fingers on which one it is. Quite possibly from the 90’s but could be later…a free album to anyone who can tell us, it’s driving us mad!
TWELVE – N O _ C O U N T R Y
It’s an album I played live with 303 and 808 machines and mixed with sounds and dialogue from a film. For those of you who don’t do downloads you can buy a vinyl style CD in a card for just £5.00. It’s cosmic.
Twelve will be playing in London at the Sebright Arms on 16th January.
Sorry, I’m a bit late with this but MuZiK KluB 26 is out now. Some of you might remember that I did a limited edition EP about 6 years ago called Six 8-Track Demo’s. This months MuZiK KluB has the follow up to that, the aptly titled, Six 8-Track Demo’s part II. Also included are 8 six by seven rehearsal room demo’s recorded through a desk from around 2008. Although unfinished, there are some really good songs from those sessions which included myself, Sam Hempton, James Flower and Pete Stevenson. I often thought about finishing them but was always too busy moving forward. That’s what the MuZiK KluB is all about though, being able to release stuff like this so it remains exclusive and stays in peoples collections rather than ending up on YouTube!
Yesterday I sent out a free download code to everyone on the six by seven mailing list so they could redeem a remixed and remastered version of the original Six 8-Track Demo’s EP. If you aren’t on the list and didn’t get it, please email me for a code and I will add you to the list.
Sorry I only posted one blog during our recent bike trip to Spain but it was more complicated than I thought and I had many problems uploading stuff in hotel rooms when all I wanted to do was be outside eating a pizza! I will post some pictures soon though.