We’re announcing today that my DVD and CD ‘The Sole Inhabitant’ will be released Nov 21st, and available here, on CDbaby and on iTunes. Following that I’ll be touring across the South, on a co-headlining tour with BT.
If you don’t know this guy you should. BT is credited as the inventor of several trance/house generes, and DJs massive gigs in sold-out dance clubs and festivals. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg: he’s also a brilliant record producer, and creates his own music software when the off-the-peg stuff falls short (sounds familiar!); and he composes film scores including ‘Monster’ which won an Oscar for best actress. I feel he’s a modern master and it’s great that we will each be exposing our core audience to the other’s work. BT has a cool 3-piece band, and will be playing live soundtracks to projections of the seven animated films from his current DVD, ‘This Binary Universe.’
As I write I am in ‘Le Funky Shed’ finishing up the final mixes for the CD. I decided in the end to use different performances for the two products. The DVD concert was filmed at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, while the CD was taken from two gigs at Martyrs in Chicago. The set list is the same for both, but I felt that while Boston looked very nice (thanks to Berklee’s own video production and lighting crew), the Martyr’s gig had that warm feeling which pervaded my Spring tour.
On Wednesday I will finalize the ‘mastering’ of the CD at a studio in San Francisco (balancing levels for each song, trimming gaps etc) whle Johnny DeKam is hard at work color-correcting the video and authoring menus for the DVD. On Friday the whole lot goes off for manufacture. I should have the discs in my hands by Nov 15th, leaving me enough time to sign and number 1000 of each (grunt!) and ship them to CDBaby. Apple, in the meantime, will be delivered the tracks for iTunes, and I hope they’ll see fit to do some sort of feature about me.
My poor family are getting used to seeing a zombie wandering around in his bedroom slippers, oblivious to the real world. I’ve had very little sleep, but it’s exciting to be in the final stages of this project! Can’t wait for you all to hear it.