My friends in the Scottish/South African hardcore band The Old-Timers FINALLY released some new music in the form of a 4 song EP. It’s Short Sharp Shift and it’s 4 short songs and the whole EP is a minute and a half long. I’m glad Dave and Don are making music together again. Big props to ZAP Records to releasing this EP! It’s only $1 to buy. Come on, you can’t even get a song for that same amount of money, so support independent music.
My friend Justin Yates released his newest EP called “Friend”. He even released a new music video for his song “Burn”. Justin Yates is someone I’ve known for years when I got into the local music scene and he’s one of the few people from that area who I still talk to and never lost respect for. He works harder than so many other musicians I know. Feel free to check out the music video and to buy his EP.
Last Monday, Dystopian Futures released their brand new EP Low Arts!
This EP is great for those who like creative and innovative music with better musicality or depth than whatever is on Top 40 radio. Dystopian Futures are also releasing this album for free or pay-what-you-want. If you want get some tunes, then feel free to download this album. Please chip in some money to them if you feel so inclined, so they can continue making some quality experimental punk rock. If you download this EP, you’ll also get the music video of the title track as a bonus! Here’s the video for those who haven’t seen it: https://vimeo.com/268278856.
Very recently, Dave Emmerson from Dystopian Futures was interviewed by The Antidote. He had some great insight for his current band. Dave also talks about the weaknesses of social media, rampant narcissism, and sci-fi. Shoot, I didn’t even know he was a fan of Dr. Strangelove. Hahaha! I thought this was a great interview and you should check it out.
Don’t forget that Dystopian Futures’s Low Arts EP comes out on 6/11/18 on http://zaprecords.bandcamp.com.
Check out the Fear EP: https://zaprecords.bandcamp.com/album/zap-033-fear-cs
Don’t forget, Dystopian Futures has a new music video for their Low Arts song. Yes, I worked on it and I threw in some stealth puns. Hee hee hee…
I’d like to introduce you to South African artist Willem Samuel AKA Skree Alleen. He just dropped a new EP earlier this week called “Artefak” and it’s quite good. It’s certainly no sophomore slump from this artist. Much like Metode en Tegniek, the lyrics are actually in Afrikaans of all things.
Fee free to check it out. It’s only $2 to buy!
Can you believe it?
Exactly one year ago, I released my debut EP “Verses Vs. Anhedonia” to the world. Time has gone by way too fast here. This was my first foray into recording some poems and adding some avant-garde soundscapes with them. It was also the first time I’ve ever used my omnichord as an instrument for some of the tracks. Granted, this stuff isn’t the kind of music you’ll hear on Top 40 radio or commercials, but I hope you check it out for those who didn’t catch it the first time.
You can download it for free or you can pay what you want.
I want to thank Dave Emmerson from ZAP Records for distributing it worldwide and for formatting the liner notes of the album. Thanks for believing in my art, mate.
One year later, and I never thought I would continue with this avant-garde project.
Thank you all.
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!
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!
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.