Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
Thanksgiving is over (well not for me, headed over to my parents for yet ANOTHER turkey dinner, and hopefully some of those sweet rolls mom makes most years) but the holiday season is in full swing and that means THUS releases are approaching. The first album was released around New Years 2007, and the remasters were let loose 12/12/12, though THUS II saw a definitive rerelease this year. I plan to let the final rerelease of the eponymous debut out next, along with the polished and mastered Unplugged EP. The first album has been done and mastered for several months already but I wanted some distance from it to hear definitively if it's ready for your iPod yet.
With rereleases pending there are probably a couple things on your mind...
• When/where can I download the music?
There will soon be a download store at michaelscudieri.com. I'm weighing some options. I'll likely make them available on iTunes at some point for the exposure, but if you buy them from me, there's no middle man, I make a little more money for the music, and I can continue composing it, and you may keep enjoying it. Spanking!
• With all these re-releases forthcoming, is THUS III being pushed back?
No. Quite the contrary. I'm generating interest in THUS with rereleases (simultaneously satisfying my not-so-inner perfectionist) True, III is not complete but steady progress is being made. I had really wanted it ready for an end of year release, but as I learned with the last album, the process cannot be rushed. At least I don't take 9 or 10 years like Tool.
• You've mentioned THUS IV?? What's the deal?
IV is a reality. It is more than half finished. It is a lot like the 1st album in that the songs are a little shorter than II & III (III has a couple of my longest songs yet) and they are pretty steady rocking tunes. It's not a concept album, it's not gapless, and once it's released, that's it. No rereleases, remixes, remasters, etc. I've learned my lesson. I don't want to spend half my career as an archivist.
So there's a heap of updates. I hope you're surrounded by the people you want to be surrounded by, regardless of the holiday you're celebrating this month.
Be safe and pig out~
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014
www.michaelscudieri.com launched officially this week! Go check out tracks from THUS Unplugged and the newly remastered THUS II Standard Edition. Listen to and discover the history of each release, watch videos, get updates, and check out other Scudieri artists! Even share with the world on facebook. Go enjoy, please drop me a line with suggestions, and keep an eye out for lots more cool additions slated for the next few weeks...
Sunday, January 19, 2014
2013 turned out to be even more productive than '12. 'THUS Unplugged' EP has belatedly turned out terrific---the songs are up somewhere but I can't say just yet...
A huge creative burst took place after rerecording I & II. So much so that both THUS III & IV are under way. III is really coming along and I don't doubt you'll be hearing it by late spring. If you're following on Facebook you've seen progress, and recently a tentative track list for it. There's some serious exploration on the new one. IV is shaping up to be a fantastic, balls out, classic THUS record.
Finally, the official page is actually for all intents and purposes functioning, but I've really had a vision for this thing and I want it going live the way I want it. So not much longer.
2014 also sees a slew of live solo performances. I've already booked 3 dates and am booking more. Go visit youtube.com/thusri for all things THUS related and youtube.com/user/michaelscudieri which is geared towards promoting solo performances. Go check them frequently as I will be maintaining them regularly.
I intend to move THUS forward and turn it into an unstoppable machine this year. Get in the front seat with me and let's go places...