Date: 9 Jan 2016
After a long hiatus, I finally wrote my first song in seven years at the tail end of 2015. Named Emerald, this is the lead of a number of newly written tracks to grace my next album, due for completion at some point over the next eighteen months. Unfortunately, the demo is in no fit state to be aired publicly until further work has been completed on it.
Although I have stacks of material (at least three hours' worth) ready to record, I decided to keep proceedings fresh by writing songs from scratch. Pictured here is a screenshot of Cubase Artist 8, which will help me to formulate demos and, building on those foundations, to complete the album tracks. Once I have some semi-finished material, I will post it here for your delectation.
So after seven musically-quiet years, I hope the next seven will produce a wealth of new material to fill this site to bursting.
In the meantime, I have included some new material for this site. First off is This, That and the Other - a track that narrowly missed being part of the Loss - Parity - Gain album and could be considered one of that session's B-sides. Secondly, there is Alcopop - one of a few seriously-intended songs by Usfun. This track was part of a short-lived project by James Newcombe and me to produce a serious album of songs which, although not completed, sired a number of EPs. More tracks from those will appear here soon. Finally, there's Father Land - the 'rough and ready' demo for a short little ditty recorded by John Copestake and me in our university digs. Like other songs by us as a duo, no proper version was ever recorded although I hope that that will be rectified over the coming years.
Until next time then, I hope you have a happy and prosperous 2016.