So that was the first week in the studio with Tony, DC, and Arktik Lake. A very productive day today, Gibson SG, Rickenbacker 12-string, Fender Strat, Rickenbacker 620, and EBow. So I just got in and I’m going straight to bed. Today it’s all about Space Summit.
Hey Space Summiteers!
As we commemorate the one-year anniversary of the release of our first single and video for I’m Electric on June 9, we thought it would be a great excuse to check in with you all, let you know we’re still breathing and give you a few updates.
We’ve been regularly collaborating over Skype (with Marty mostly in Porto and Jed in Minneapolis), creating new music.
With 18 new demos in the can, we’re well on the way to completing the demos for not only a Space Summit 2 album but a Space Summit 3 project as well!
More updates to come on this, as we start to think about how and when to record the final versions of these upcoming projects. The new material has those unexpected musical and lyrical twists and turns you’ve come to expect from Space Summit and we can’t wait to share it with you all!
But in the meantime…BLUE VINYL!
Space Summit’s debut album Life This Way is available on all streaming services and we expect a Sept. 9, 2022 street date for the coveted blue gatefold vinyl with just 500 available.
For those of you who have already pre-ordered the vinyl, thank you for your patience as the worldwide vinyl supply gets back up to speed.
Enjoy your summer or winter and speak again soon!
– Marty & Jed
Space Summit is a collaboration between the omnipresent Marty Willson-Piper (ex-the church) and Minneapolitan Jed Bonniwell. Writing the music together, Marty handles the luminescent electric guitars and the bass whilst Jed is in charge of lead vocal duties, and lyrics. The music created on Space Summit’s debut album is simultaneously modern and classic dream pop – the subtle shading of dark and light with layered, sonic textures on every track.
Conceived in cyberspace, the album is produced by Marty and producer/engineer Dare Mason who also plays keyboards. Phoebe Tsen sings harmony vocals, Olivia Willson-Piper plays the strings, Eddie John plays the drums and Anekdoten’s Nicklas Barker and Sophie Linder play Mellotron. All the usual suspects from Marty’s recent Noctorum and MOAT projects make an appearance. Bringing together musicians from England, the USA, Sweden, and even Borneo where Phoebe lives, is recognition of a new future in music. This album is the first of Marty’s intriguing Sessioneer Series, working with newly discovered collaborators from around the globe.