We finally made it out of the studio after three months working on three different projects in beautiful Penzance, Cornwall:
1) “One Day” – the instrumental album by Atlantæum Flood, which will be released on Schoolkids Records in November.
2) “Poison Stream” – the second MOAT album. It’s currently in my Swedish/German partner Niko Röhlcke’s hands, as he completes overdubs, including strings, horns and piano in Stockholm with a projected release in 2020 also on Schoolkids Records.
3) I added some final guitar touches with Noctorum partner Dare Mason’s help to Salim Nourallah’s new album “A Nuclear Winter Feels Warm”, that I produced in Nashville and Dallas last year – it will be out in 2020 on Palo Santo Records.
More details of all three projects coming soon via our newsletter including me singing backing vocals on the new Diesel Park West album “Let It Melt” (appropriate with the heat this week) and playing with Swedish Progressive legends Anekdoten in November in Norway. Plus there’s one more digital EP coming that relates to the PledgeMusic situation with some songs you haven’t heard related to “The Afterlife” album and a couple of extra cool covers one of which recently appeared on the Bandcamp rarities selection.
The other one has never been released. Standby for details.
In the meantime, here in Germany, Olivia and I are rehearsing for her local area summer festival in the small town of Bad Honnef next to the Rhine that will have us playing four shows in odd locations, one in a flower shop, one in a cafe, one in a courtyard and one on the street! Details in the banner. Variety is the spice of life.
After all this we are off to Europe’s biggest Progressive Rock festival, hosted by Olivia the last four years, where we will see the latest incarnation of Tangerine Dream (unfortunately without the great Edgar Froese), Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets (unfortunately without Syd Barrett) with Nick playing a whole lot of songs from Piper At The Gates Of Dawn to Meddle (can’t wait) and a resurrected Steve Hillage looking back at his great guitar orientated cosmic albums with the new Gong as his backing band (unfortunately without Daevid Allen, should they have been playing alone). Nostalgia is so now! It seems that key missing members don’t stop the enthusiasm for the music, perhaps especially when they have left the earth. Also on the bill are Liverpool’s Anathema, IQ, Steven Wilson collaborator Tim Bowness and French band Lazuli amongst others.
If we don’t see you in Germany in July we will be back for the Acoustic Festival Düsseldorf on September 7th after a spell in August at the In Deep Music Archive, curating the collection for posterity.
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Have a great summer in the North and a great winter in the South.
Love from Marty and Olivia
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