Friday, June 27, 2008
"Anyway, I just got the full record today and I can tell you this -- it
looks like Kevin has changed all the song titles!
For example, "Softcore" is now "For Our Elegant Caste", "Paradigm Kisses" is
"Non-Pariel Of Favor", "Exquisite Confessions" is "St. Exquisite's
Confesssions", "Jasmin's Car" is "And I've Seen A Bloody Shadow", "Play With
You" is "Id Engager", and uh, "Mingusings" is still "Mingusings".
Thanks for the heads-up, Matthew!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
"Just so you know, Jamey has not left the band. He is still working on his own stuff though which is amazing. If anyones going to Calgary or Rothbury, you will see him there. As far as Ahmed, you will have to wait til the tour in the fall to see what we've been cooking up, its gonna be awesome."
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
donewaiting reports that Ahmed of Sinkane will be joining of Montreal's touring band as a drummer starting this fall.
Now he’s about to join Of Montreal as their drummer. Dude is on a roll.
im in columbus for one more week and then i leave to athens, georgia where i will be meeting up with of Montreal. i will be playing drums for them. we’re doing a photoshoot and then ill be going to phoenix for a month to visit my parents before i have to meet up with of Montreal again for rehearsal starting august. tour starts in october and im pretty much going to be with the band for a year or so. i dont know what the specifics are other than their next record ’skeletal lamping’ will be released this fall.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
i've finished the new album. i've been working on it for over a year. it's mastered and ready to go.
it won't come out till october though. i am very happy with it. i worry that some people are going to misunderstand it. there's nothing i can do about that though, now, it is done. anyways,i didn't create it to give people something to like. i created it because i was compelled to.
it is possible to view this album as one long composition, with lots of different movements, or just as a collection of pop songs. i wanted to make an album that was unpredictable and, at times,startling, yet always hummable and catchy. some of the transitions are intentionally awkward. i did this to keep the listener off guard and to dismantle people's perception of how an album is supposed to be constructed. i am so bored with art that makes sense and "works". i wanted to do somethings that didn't "work". very few things pique our interest while they are working as we expect them to, things are far more interesting when they are not working. shocking people though, just for the sake of it, is so mundane. nothing on Skeletal Lamping was intended to shock. i just feel that,in most contemporary songs, you can basically finish the artist's sentences,musically and lyrically. i wanted to make an album where that was not possible.
i wanted to make a record that could truly surprise a listener. to create something that was, in turns, enraging,joyous,discomforting,playful,lovely,unpleasant,freaky,mesmeric...something that came close to capturing the labyrinthine complexity of this human consciousness.
i spend most of my time in a state of mild confusion and pensiveness. i imagine most people do too. this record is my attempt to bring all of my puzzling,contradicting,disturbing,humorous...fantasies,ruminations and observations to the surface, so that i can better dissect and understand their reason for being in my head. hence the title, Skeletal Lamping. Lamping is the name of a rather dreadful hunting technique where, hunters go into the forest at night,
flood an area in light, then shoot,or capture,the animals as they panic and run from their hiding places.
this album is my attempt at doing this to my proverbial skeletons. i haven't yet decided if i should shoot or just capture them though.