I know that you are waiting for the new album. Since january I’m teasing you like hell with the song names, the cover art etc. But the album will only be released in 2016 and that for three reasons. First, I decided to record real drums, which will fit much better than EZ Drummer 2. An old and dear friend, Eric, who worked on the very first EP, will come here in Paris at the end of November for a few days. I’m sure he will record killer drum parts. After that, we will remix everything and get a mastering. You understand that I prefer to wait to have the perfect sound than to release an album which I don’t consider as perfect. Second, I’m about to try new musicians to play the music live. It is very important that the music can spread through live shows. I hope that until the album will be released, XCIII will be able to propose a perfect live ceremony. Third, I’m still waiting for a label to be interested in releasing the album. As I cannot do everything myself, I will need a label for distribution and promotion.
Keep updated. News coming soon.
Here are the Track Images of the different songs from the album (for those who mix etc.). There are too much tracks (around 25 per song) so you cannot see everything but well, it gives an idea of the work. Cheers
Before the new album will be released, we will give you a little treat: we will make a video for the song ZEIT(LOS) and release it as a digital single on Bandcamp. And the best of all, you will be able to download the whole single FOR FREE ! Here is the tracklist (change can still occur):
1. Zeit(los) [Enlighten Mix]
2. Zeit(los) [Pure Mix]
3. California Dreamin’ [The Mamas and the Papas cover]
Of course, everything will be released when we have a label so hopefully around 2016. The cover song will be available a little bit earlier, as soon as it is finished.
We worked the last few days with a friend who is also a sound engineer. He listened to the songs, thought they were nice but that they are improvable. there was a broad agreement that the drums have to be more simple and more authentic (means: reals drums and not a drum machine). I have a meeting today with Cyril, the drummer of Lugh, and we will see what we can do about that (we’ll see if we can record real drums). About the sound in general, it seems to be good, but I have to make some adjustments, (more compressed bass, less strident and medium). So we hope the work will be done by the end of March.
In the meantime we will record a cover song so you have something while you’re waiting. And I also spoke with Josh from Artzone Chronicles who could perhaps make a fine video to promote the whole … More news to come soon. I hope I can propose something for the labels in March/April at the latest
By the way, I also bought a new guitar, a Custom 77 London’s Burning – CS3 P77, you can read the specifications on the Custom 77 Website. Overall it’s a fine guitar, with great sustain and treble. I will perhaps re-record some guitar parts with this guitar.