"CAN WE REALLY HAVE REACHED -- 25 YEARS OF STATIC??"
First, I have to thank you all for supporting Eat Static over the years, whether you're a new fan, or old...it has been my great pleasure to bring you crazy music that you seem to appreciate and to always be interested in, no matter WHAT I throw at ya! I'm always amazed at how deep some of this stuff touches you... so thank you all!
Right, loads of you are probably wondering about the new elusive album... I can tell ya now, it's well on the way to being done, and it will definitely be a double album... it might even be pressed on vinyl as well this time, budgets permitting.
CD 1 will feature more of the up-tempo banging tunes, YES, there's some techno, YES, there's some Drum n Bass and YES, there is plenty of QUALITY 'ALIEN INFUSED' Trance... the mission with all the tracks this time, was to show that albums's are very much alive and well and STILL the most important thing to me and the main reason I have continued with Eat Static all these years.
CD 2 will be a full length experimental downtempo offering... you have been warned! I have recorded this album the old school way... ie - isolation, lots of old gorgeous analogue synths, and taking every single track as far as I could, with experimentation and trying new idea's out... I wanted to push forwards and make music worthy of the 21st century... consequently, it's THE most 'Static' sounding album since the early days... no commercial pressure, just pure love, sweat and literally, tears... both these CDs are VERY personal this time and every single tune on there has a part of my genetic code within it...
You may also be interested to know that I have done a couple of collaborations for this release... for the banging trance stuff, I have Laughing Buddha, Chris Rich and Martian Arts all guesting... and boy, did we let loose! And on the downtempo stuff, I've worked with Georgina Brett, who specialises in Vocal Looping techniques and makes amazing ethereal music, Robbert Heijnen - former member of Psychick Warriors of Gaia and founder member of Exquisite Corpse, and Mik Singh, a new name on the scene... the sessions all went so well, I am already discussing do more with these characters... sublime!
Also, there are some BIG anniversary shows planned to celebrate lasting this long and still being alive! Static is headlining some major festivals this summer, including BOOM festival in Portugal, Antaris in Germany, Sun Festival in Hungary, Lost Theory in Croatia, TIP festival in Israel, Off the Tracks in the UK, No Mans Land - Uk, and maybe even another Glastonbury might be on the cards... wherever I end up, I hope to see some of you, out and about...
Some of you may also know, I did a few sample packs this past year, working alongside 2 of the top companies, Sample Magic and Loopmasters... be sure to check those out if you make music yourself... a lot of very 'unique' sounding samples are waiting for ya...
Unless you have been living in a cave, you probably know I have also been doing regular radio slots for Radiozora... these will continue at roughly the rate of 2 a month, as I enjoy doing these immensely... and they seem to be going down better and better each month... so keep tuning in and I promise you're always going to hear interesting music plus loads of stuff from the golden ages of dance and beyond... I knew there was a reason I bought all those albums!
Rumours for the future: Next album to follow the anniversary release is looking like a follow up to 'Back to Earth' with our good friends 'Interchill Records'... this album was so popular, they asked me back to record another one... it's gonna be a much different affair as I HATE to repeat myself! I shall be working alongside some wacky bizarre sounding musicians for that one, so watch out for that one in the future...
I am also planning a new musical project, something with a much more old school vibe, and getting away from the trance to explore tribal rhythms and old school acid house... I also want to explore the possibilities of jamming whole gigs free style, with this stuff... watch this space!
Keep sucking the Static! BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!