Firstly I took a rest from many things musical for a while to clear my head. I found this more then beneficial, since my head was in places it shouldn't have been mentally regarding my task with 'Legend'. The location we chose was beautiful Vatre Dornei in the high North of Romania. (I've provided some images of the place and scenery below this article).
We've passed through there twice before, but this was the first time to stay there. In England we say, “Sometimes a break is as good as a rest”. This most certainly proved true in those gorgeous mountains with views that would grace 'The sound of music'. We covered around 500 clicks during our stay, one in which we even were traveled along side the Ukrainian border.
On returning it was pretty hard just to set up and get on with things. Breaks do that to you. However on finding where the last musical stop was, it was really brilliant to hear it all again, and with fresh ears. There's something almost hypnotic with the new album, even now when things are still melding. But it starts to form again, and with a certain amount of intent too. Artwork: Download it. I've mentioned this before. But when downloading 'Legend', (after payment of course-wink), materials folks will also get the cover work for the CD. I decided upon this route because shipping adds so much cost and added trouble, of course the CD real will be available sometime afterward too. I've always been a fan of GOOD artwork to accompany songs. As a kid I spent hours working out what the bands I listened to, where trying to tell me from their Album covers. I think this is highly important too. In short, that is being worked on as well now.
My very first Christmas song will be solo released towards that glittery time. Musos will know about this. One night I wake, have a tune in my head, then the mind runs, and on this particular occasion, A quick trip to the Kitchen with phone recorder in hand - Christmas was the denominator. December release. “Ghost Of Christmas”.
* Store: I'm almost certain that 'Bandcamp' will be a sales area. I really like the place as I've stated before. However, I do want to keep the Chipfryer site the main base. So some special items will always be here, and nowhere else. * Ringtones and other open source music. As promised a few weeks ago there will be a special download area where sounds, compositions will be able to be downloaded for FREE, just a mention on wherever the music is played will suffice.
I think that wraps up this update.
Enjoy the pictures above it was nice to get out into the woods again.
Thanks for hooking up with me on various musical outlets.
Please don't be a stranger.
Yours as always my musical followers.