My Silent Awakening
MARCH 15, 2014
The Cover Song EP is finished.
It can be found on soundcloud.
I originally conceived this cover EP of Phil Collins/Genesis tracks to be abstract ambient experimental interpretations. However, things rarely are as you conceive.
I worked from general midi files downloaded from the web, and sheet music…why pick all those notes and parts out one by one if you don't have to? I recorded the vocals to these dry midi files. I would then do the sound design once I had the vocals. Once I had M.Z's vocal tracks recorded the work of transformation began. I started with "Land Of Confusion". As I said, I originally envisioned these to be more ambient, so when I recorded the vocals I slowed this track down to nearly half the tempo thinking that would help this track become more ambient later on. The other three already were atmospheric in nature. When I began doing the music and sound design for "Land Of Confusion" I found that it still maintained its pop element even when slowed down. This track then dictated how I would take the other three.
New Album in the works.
The vocals are recorded and "Memories Of The Snow" will be finished by the end of the year.
"Memories Of The Snow" is complete.
"Temptation's Net is complete.
A few seeds have been laid. A new album will most likely see the light of day in early 2014.
A new album (Drifting Through A Broken Star) is in the works and will probably be completed by March or April.
Elsel will also be on bandcamp soon. It takes time to upload and making new music always takes priority.
Elsel is now on bandcamp.
Ideas. But it is very unlikely anything will be started in 2014. Hopefully 2015 will see something from Elsel.
There has been the idea floating around since 2012 to remake what is essentially the first Elsel Unduvay album from 2000, "the people closet". I've slowly been toying with these since 2012 or so and I'm going full steam ahead to remake this album by years end, in addition to select tracks from an album that followed hot on the heels of "the people closet". And maybe a few other tracks that never made it anywhere, and possibly some new tracks. It will obviously be a double album. Stay tuned...
"Inside The People Closet" is finished and mixed.
The Time Merchant
New Album Mixed and currently being finalized. TURPINIA.
Studio version of ASTRAL TRANSMISSIONS (a piece that was performed live on WPRB) is now finished.
November 9, 2013 at The Rotunda, Philadelphia PA
Event Horizon Series
December 14, 2013 12 AM
Live on WPRB Princeton Radio 103.3 FM
Music For Space
Sound design has begun in various forms. So there will be at least two Time Merchant albums this year.
Over ambitious and things seem to take longer these days. The new My Silent Awakening has halted progress on The Time Merchant album, but hopefully I will get a TiMer album by the end of the year.
Very over ambitious. And other things getting in the way. This is going to be a very unproductive year. There probably won't be anything new in the Time Merchant area.
Nothing will happen this year with TiMer. Elsel is filling up the gap until years end. Then starting 2015, Time will begin.
New album "Contura Mahine" finished.
Live exhibition at the Rotunda for the Event Horizon Series on Saturday December 3, 2016