CD Released, Idiolith, Undead

No, I didn’t get another newsletter out before the end of the year, but I hope you had a happy holiday season and that the new year has started out good for you. 🙂 Here’s what I’ve been up to…

Leap Day CD Release: The Halloween Soundscape album will be released as a CD from Independent Records and Idiolith on Leap Day, February 29th 2008. 🙂  There’s a new track done especially for the CD, a werewolf track called “Loup-Garou”. You can find the revised liner notes for the album here. After remastering older tracks this past year and doing two new tracks within the past several months—and having its first commercial online release last fall—we decided to go ahead and make the CD available as soon as possible, rather sit on it until next fall. When you consider that the project began nearly 5 years ago, you can understand why I’m ready to put the CD out there and move on. 🙂

Of course I’ll post about Halloween Soundscape again in the fall, but I’m ready to get on with other projects this year. I have no plans to do any more Halloween-soundscape-type tracks. I’m not saying I won’t ever tackle this theme again, but if so, it won’t be in the foreseeable future.

Idiolith is Live: The record label I set up to handle the release of Gymshoes music (CDs released in conjunction with Independent Records) is live and running. The logo image at http://idiolith.com is clickable and will take you into the site. I plan on Idiolith functioning as an umbrella site to promote all Gymshoes music, both my solo stuff and music I do with a band, so look for it to expand considerably from these modest beginnings.

The Monkey is Dead: Unfortunately my band Undead Monkey has disbanded, primarily due to lack of time by most of the band members.  I’d like to thank all you Undeadheads who supported the Monkey. I’m turning my attention now toward recruiting and developing another band. The Undead were blessed with an array of super-talented people. It’d be too much to expect that lightening will strike twice in the sense of a band will coming together as quickly as Undead Monkey did, but I’ll raise a lightening rod to attract that level of talent. OK, enough of the over-stretched metaphors. 😉