April 25, 2016
FQRD stands for Frozen Quasi Random Doodlings. I wrote about it in detail when I first posted the un-edited version.
Now it’s an official publication. Ten very strange and challenging exercises for guitar in standard and TAB notation. Just because I wrote these doesn’t mean I can’t play them, yet. But I hope to be able to record these in the coming months.
April 12, 2016
Since the release of my last recording, Peter’s Money, in 2009 I had no desire to record ever again. Not because the making of the record was a bad experience, but because none of the CDs sold. I know I am not the only artist with this problem but that was a personal breaking point.
Peter’s Money never got a CD release party. Mostly because it was close to impossible to gather all the players from the recording for a concert, and because most CD release parties for previous projects had been embarrassing disasters.
Peter’s Money did one thing for me and my musical career: When I wrote and arranged the music, being able to perform it live was not on my list. The music is better for it.
And here then is a NewNow. It’s music I have always enjoyed recording and listening to. It’s also hard to describe. If you take all the instrumental interludes from pre-Dark-Side-Of-The-Moon Pink Floyd, especially the spacey, weird stuff from Ummagumma, mix it up with my personal space music favorite Steve Roach, add inspirations from various SciFi movies and books by one of my favorite authors, Iain M. Banks, you are in the right quadrant.