It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on this blog. My apologies. I really need to increase my discipline on posting things more often.
Anyways, I wanted to let you all know that ZAP Records just released a new compilation on their Bandcamp page that’s free or pay-what-you-want. It features Incomplete Specters from my debut EP which you can also find through ZAP Records or my own Bandcamp page. This compilation features my labelmates such as Willem Samuel, The Festal Shout, The Straight Suits, George Hugo, To Live As Sons, The Jim Achen Band, Captive Portal, and The Old-Timers! There are even non-ZAP artists like Anti-World System [Grrr Records], The Hoax [Thumper Punk Records], Praiser, Blast From Oblivion [SkyBurnsBlack Records], and False Idle [Thumper Punk Records]. There are some album cuts mixed in with exclusive songs you can’t find anywhere else.
Download it and listen to the mix of punk, experimental, hardcore, and folk tracks.
So, I got an email from Dave of The Old-Timers and ZAP Records fame earlier today. He told me that my debut EP got reviewed. I couldn’t believe that it actually happened. This was the first time in my life that anyone has reviewed my creative works ever. Dave Hawkins (not to be confused with the aforementioned Dave) from The Antidote checked it out. You can find his review of Verses Vs. Anhedonia at two places…
One quote that stood out to me involved the final sentences.
“Curtis M’s straight-forward lyric approach, overlaying the atmospheric background, creates a distinctly curious aesthetic. Be prepared for this five minute long game changer.”
Thanks, Mr. Hawkins!
How do I revitalize a necrotized soul
To control vitality down to each scintilla
As my back becomes a pincushion for
Ending amicable bonds
I want to trust again
But it’s hard to trust when one dons
I want to trust again…
This is the first track to my debut EP. I wrote this as a small freeform poem when I’ve spiraled over the thoughts of friends betraying me or when some other people derogate me in any way. Truth is, I don’t trust a lot of people out there. I want to lash out at everyone, but I’ve bottled it up so much that I’ve become numb sometimes. It’s not a happy poem by any stretch of the imagination, but at least I’m honest about this kind of stuff.
Feel free to download it for free or to pay what you want. Let me know what you think. It’s also on several digital platforms.
Special thanks to ZAP Records for distributing my debut EP!
It’s now officially one more day until I release my debut EP. Feel free to visit http://ospreyshire.bandcamp.com or http://zaprecords84.bandcamp.com once it is revealed to the public on 11/30.
How’s everything going with you? Ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow? Possibly doing a ton of shopping after that?
Okay, then. Anyways, my EP will be released in exactly one week from today. Just thought I’d let you know that.
So, it’s going to be two more weeks until this debut EP is released. I’ll do my best to post more things about it. However, life happens with work and my other creative endeavors. I thought it would be good to let you all know that Verses Vs. Anhedonia will be here before you know it.
It’s been quite a ride being creative and all. You see, I decided to give this whole spoken word thing a try while mixing it up with some short acousmatic tracks to accompany them. Maybe it’s pretentious of me to do some avant-garde stuff with these poems. Hahaha. Anyways, my debut EP Verses Vs. Anhedonia will be released on November 30th courtesy of ZAP Records, my Bandcamp page, and other online music retailers.