One of the side effects of my setting up a presence on Facebook (for this first time in some eight years) has been that I often forget to post updates via other channels. I apologize for any who use this weblog as their main source of info about my work, as it is a little bit behind.
To cut to the quick - I'm in talks with the Brazilian label Seminal about doing both a digital and physical release of a new album, "A Desperate Expediency." Readers of these pages will already be familiar with the work I had begun last year on a kind of song suite dealing with torture / 'enhanced interrogation' in those societies which are supposedly beacons of moral progress and civilization.
Mastering work on this album is now being completed by my friend Alex Keller in Austin. The CD will be comprised of three tracks - two maximalist "book-end" pieces entitled "Dirty War, Clean Hands" and "The Experiment Requires That You Continue", as well as a central 30-minute piece ("Canción de la Muerte Pequeña") that was debuted live last summer. This track features vocal contributions from Isabel Arquero and Dario Moratilla, as well as other relevant speech excerpts.
This will come with a supplemental info booklet featuring original artwork from Leif Elggren, and of course many informative insights compiled by myself.
For now, I've posted a preview track on Soundcloud that should give some indication as to the overall sound of this project.