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six by seven EX demo’s II

I really enjoyed spending the last 3 weeks making these tracks with a Moog Model D and Korg KR55 and layering e-bow guitars and sporadic vocals over the top. They were intended to be demo’s to forge new ideas for drum beats and bass lines and vocal ideas but turned out to be great sounding in their own right.

The Moog Model D is hands down the greatest synth ever made.

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New Kickstarter launched…

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Check it out HERE

I’ve just launched a Kickstarter project to fund a cool book about 51 six by seven songs.

The book contains a comprehensive foreword as well as all of the lyrics to the 51 songs and essays, notes and stories about each song.

So this is much more than a simple book of lyrics; it’s part autobiography, band biography and it also talks about things like recording processes and songwriting techniques.

There’s plenty of other great rewards to pledge for too including a guitar, memorabilia and a meal with yours truly at Nottingham’s finest restaurant.

Come on, you only live once.

PLEDGE NOW! Click HERE

 

Abstraktion 12 Album OUT NOW…

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The last Kickstarter campaign was called ‘Rockfield Album’ and was designed to raise funds for recording an album at Rockfield Studios. The campaign was a success and the album we recorded and are releasing today is called Abstraktion 12.

Therefore, if you pledged for an album during that Rockfield Album Kickstarter Campaign there is no need to head on over to the Cargo website and buy it, you should receive a vinyl or deluxe CD in the post today. If you live abroad you will get it sometime next week.

Phew!

The album is limited to 200 double vinyl only and will therefore only be for sale online from the Cargo Website through mail order. It won’t be available as download or CD and it won’t be distributed through the shops.

You can check it out, read the blurb and buy it HERE

Abstraktion 12 is a unique album for these times. It was recorded live and mixed in just two days with two drummers and two Marshall stacks (and vocal).

It was not only recorded like albums of old, it has also not taken part in the modern useless phenomenon and musical horse manure that is known as ‘the loudness war.’ (This is when you push the level and compress the dynamics out of a recording to ensure it comes out of the stereo player as loud as possible).

In fact, this record has not been mastered at all. What you get on the vinyl is exactly what was recorded in the studio.

Therefore, when it arrives, make sure you treat it like a record of old, in the same special way. Take some time out, sit in front of the speakers and turn it up. Like original albums from the 1970’s, it will be quieter than your modern albums, but there is an easy remedy for this, you don’t need to compress the life out of it, you just turn it up on your system! You don’t need to crank it right up though (you can if you want –  the louder the better), all you have to do is adjust the volume to about twice as loud as you would normally have it. The record will then spring into life and the dynamics will be superb and this record will take you on a journey.

PS Don’t forget that the Limited Editon Abstraktion 12 T-shirt to go with the album is available HERE for two weeks only.

Tracklisting: 
Side A:
1. Mind (Head-Fuck) 13:29

Side B:
1. Alone 17:40

Side C:
1. Fade Away 4:51
2. Well 9:30

Side D:
1. Mother Of Life 14:32,
2. Would You Die For Me? 4:52

(Running time: 65:06)

Rockfield Studios

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We had a great time this weekend at Rockfield in Wales recording the new album. We set up on Friday night, got sounds up on Saturday morning, recorded until about midnight and mixed all day Sunday. We could only have made the album like this in a place like Rockfield. We recorded everything live, including vocals (except for two small vocal overdubs and two small lead guitar overdubs).

Using two drummers and two guitars through two vintage Marshall Plexi’s into a Neve desk has given it that Crazy Horse sound. It’s going to be a double album as I just don’t want to edit anything out and keep the sound as live as possible.

This means that 2 songs have a whole side of vinyl each and the second vinyl has two tracks on each side. 6 songs in all. The record will only be available to buy from the Cargo website in about 8 weeks time and there will only be 200 for sale. After that, if you didn’t get one on Kickstarter there will be no way of buying or hearing this album by legal means, unless you come and see us live. We will be playing the new album in it’s entirety (plus old stuff) at the Borderline gig in London in April.

This album will never be on iTunes or Bandcamp or available for download and I will have it removed as soon as someone puts it on YouTube.

It was not only great fun making this record in the way that we did, it was also exceptional having all the six by seven Kickstarter pledgers down at the studio too. Thanks to everyone who came and made it a special and unique experience.

I’m looking forward to doing it all again.

I’m going to be putting more demo’s onto the Bandcamp site from now on and then we will let you decide which tracks to record at Rockfield for the next album and maybe you can come and join us to watch them being recorded.

 

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six by seven London show announcement

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SIX BY SEVEN PLAYING LONDON BORDERLINE APRIL 2018

six by seven will be playing a unique one off show at The Borderline in London on Saturday 14th April.

This show will be an album launch for the record we are making at Rockfield Studios in mid February.

The Borderline has a capacity of 300 so this show will probably sell out, tickets are on sale today, grab one quick to make sure you don’t miss this spectacular sonic assault with two drummers! The recent show in Nottingham was rocking and we lost count how many people who had seen us loads of times before said this was the best six by seven show they had seen. It was certainly the best gig I’ve ever done. Get your tickets HERE

So far we are up to 95 backers on Kickstarter for the Rockfield Album. Please pledge to make sure you get a copy of this album. If we don’t get more than 150 pledges I’m only going to make 300 vinyl. After sending all the Kicksarter vinyl rewards out we will sell the remaining copies at the gig in April and then in the shops in May (reason for this below in red). They will be gone very very quickly.

If you pledge, it will be like a pre-order and you will definitely get a copy and it will be sent to you in March 2018. So it makes sense to pledge! Also, if I get more than 150 pledges I’ll be able to make 500 and put the record on coloured vinyl and generally make it a bit more spesh! So please pledge by clicking HERE.

The reason the Rockfield album won’t be out until May 2018 is because of Record Store Day when we will be releasing a double vinyl deluxe edition of six by seven:04. This will be available on record store day in April on red and green heavyweight vinyl in a gatefold sleeve and cost just £14.99 on the day. It will be limited to 500 copies and is being pressed up right now.

Kickstarter is great, the money goes to the band and enables us to keep going and do things like play at The Borderline in London 😉
So please pledge for the vinyl and support us by coming to The Borderline in London in April. 

Don’t forget that there is a one off MuZiK KluB Special with two albums worth of music out now….get it HERE.

Thanks,

Peace And Love CHRIS