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'...
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…Read more
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 launch...it's gonna be a good year!
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…
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…Read more
CALL TO ARMS FOR THUS FANS WITH WRITING CHOPS: Write your full review of 'THUS II' for use on the launch of the official website! Give your thoughts on the albums gapless format, comment on the arch of the material, talk about the lyrics or the music, or any angle of 'THUS II' you feel compelled toassert your opinion on. Please be well acquainted with the whole album! ~ Participants will receive EXCLUSIVE UNRELEASED THUS MATERIAL...send your review to: firstname.lastname@example.org...help get this thing viral and…Read more
This is the final image that will grace 'THUS II'. The trifold art (top of the blog) is still being included with the CD, but I wanted to create a single unifying image for the cover that would really encompass the arch of the music, as opposed to choosing one of the three images as an incomplete glimpse into a much larger picture. This image actually incorporates the images of the trifold art...if you look closely. The 'arch' to which I earlier reffered is really simply the lineage of life experiences…
Why did this thing take SO frickin long? Let me start from the beginning... I was working on the first album in 2006 and finished January 12 2007. I was pretty fresh out of my audio engineering degree program, and determined to make that first collection the best I could. I had access to a highly successful, world renowned producer/audio engineer Toni Maserati (right >>) who's mixed the material of artists from David Bowie to Notorious B.I.G., Christina Aguilera to The Talking Heads...get the picture? I had…Read more
I finished 'THUS II' early this week and I've been relaxing (well, relaxing my brain anyway...busy otherwise). I took the album on the long awaited car speaker test a couple days later and was amazed afterward when I physically felt a huge weight off my shoulders. It sounds terrific and it's a worthy heir to the first album. A year ago I wouldn't have believed any of this would come to pass. But here it is, better than I envisioned it. I'm still letting out the long sigh of relief so bear with me. Haha...So…Read more