Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Announcing the very first official Musical Schizo album...now in pre-production

Yes, folks, I have decided to shit.

Well, instead of getting off the pot (as the old saying goes)...

I am going to be recording my first album of songs. I've picked what I consider to be my 13 strongest songs to date, and I will be putting together proper recordings of all of them. Hopefully I'll be able to get a real drummer to cut the drum tracks...if not, I might pull a Jason Falkner and just record everything myself.

The album will probably have "Musical Schizo" in the title, and will feature cover art designed by me. It will include an electronic booklet (probably in PDF format) that will contain all lyrics and chords (most musicians don't do that), and credits for all who contributed to the record (of course).

My bet would be that it shifts styles some, since that's what I do, but since most of my strongest material was written on an acoustic guitar, there might be sort of a strummy Americana/roots feel to a lot of it - that might be the way it plays out for cohesiveness' sake. I want it to really "fit".

Some of the songs need some production work, structurally and lyrics-wise, before I record them, but I anticipate a finished product in the spring or early summer of 2011.

When it's done, I'll be releasing it on iTunes and Rhapsody, so you can buy it.

Unlike some people I know who have self-released stuff digitally, mine will be properly mastered and very high quality. I'm going for good songs, recorded beautifully. A little Musical Schizo ear candy, if you will.

So let's see if this goes the way of the never-seeming-to-get-off-the-ground acoustic project...

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