Monday, November 5, 2012

'The Way We Want' From THUS II: Standard Edition

Here is a look at what 'THUS II: Standard Edition' brings to the tabl!  Stellar 100% new studio recordings, perfect clarity, and a standard, non-gapless album format! Listen to THUS II like never before. Enjoy the following sneak peak of these meticulous rerecordings in the new robust version of 'The Way We Want'...

Monday, August 13, 2012

Why a 'THUS II' Rerelease?

Yes. I already released THUS II in April 2011. There were several reasons for this 2012 rerelease. The album was originally built up from demos which were complicated even in demo form. So the fidelity was somewhat flawed. On top of that I was having difficulty with the entire writing process. 16 tracks, 2 of them acapella, was a hefty workload. Releasing the album and spending some time away from it gave me perspective on what I had accomplished- and what I'd skipped or fallen short of. I'm never happy until the music sounds the way I hear it in my head. So after a couple other music projects throughout 2011, I started 2012 out demoing THUS material for a third album, but realized I was still unhappy with THUS I & II sound-wise, and writing/production-wise respectively. {there's a giant clue as to the Secret Project I've been mentioning all year~}    So what differences are you going to hear in these new, 'cleaned up' recordings? Superior sound quality for one. Every track has received it's own painstaking production overhaul to achieve a professional, noise free, mastered sound. In other words, it sounds like something you'd buy in a store or on iTunes.  So you'll hear nicer sounding guitars, clearer drums, and lots of freshly recorded vocals. But that's only the beginning. The writing itself has been reviewed and streamlined for much more pleasurable listening. So some performances have been tightened up, some sections have received add ons, some areas even have new instruments. A few melodies were improved upon and resung, as my voice went through a bit of a downslope during the initial writing/recording process 2008-2010 when I recorded initial vocal tracks - many of which remained in the 2011 release. So that's all been fixed.  Overall, it's just a better album now. You'll immediately hear a world of difference if you listened to the original to any extent. It's punchier, heavier, more melodic, and I couldn't be more proud to say that it's the journey I intended you to take. So reach out if you want a copy~

Saturday, May 5, 2012

April/May 411

April has been very productive...the secret project goes well...terrific actually. Of course I can't tell you anything about what I've been doing. You'll have to keep an eye out on the FB page for clues...if you figure it out, you'll be getting a copy of it. ;) (there's a clue) Have I been working on THUS music? You'll see...Prepping the website and getting THUS II Standard Edition ready for's gonna be a good year!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

March/April 2012 411

Yes, I've been somewhat flighty lately. Rest assured, many great things THUS related are in the works. I've been working hard to get THUS II Standard Edition up to par...and I'm working on something ELSE you don't know about, but you'll be very very pleased with. I want to tell you so bad...but I think this surprise is best kept close to the vest for now. I'm in talks with some professional designers/programmers who are making my website dreams come true. (You should see this thing! WOW)
In the mean time, do you know any THUS worthy pro musicians? Ugh. It sucks looking for people who will rock this $hit properly. Anyhow, I'll admit I've taken a little time off this past week with the passing of my beagle :( and being pretty sick on top of it the last week. THUS is getting me through it though. I know things have been quiet for a long time, but if you keep your ears to the ground, there's distant rumbles...there's a lot around the corner. It just takes time...heh heh heh...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

THUS II Standard Edition: near completion

I've just officially pulled an all nighter (again) polishing up THUS II...and I couldn't be happier! The sounds are coming through clearer than ever, vocals nice and clean, guitars much higher fidelity, beautiful bass re-recordings...I'm realizing how awesome these songs actually are for the first time now that I'm going back and pushing my production limits beyond anything I've done before. When I finish production this week, it will at long last be the end of this record. After all the crap I went through for the last 3 1/2 years, I never gave up, never settled and saw this thing through. What YOU will get is the epic standard version of THUS II which plays like a normal album with gaps between the songs...I think this is my preferred version of the record. It's got a different track order than the one released in April 2011, with a new and improved flow. Buy what am I saying?? I still have more than half tge job ahead of me! Wish me luck this week as I kick this thing once and for all. When it's done, you'll know...