We’ve just finished recording the vocals for the new full-length Cynicism Management album, entitled Pendulum Pet. The final and polished mixes should be ready in a couple of weeks, and then the material will be off to mastering. The release, consisting of a total of eleven tracks, is planned for October.
Finally started putting the final touches on the upcoming full-length Cynicism Management album, entitled Pendulum Pet. I have yet to record some elements (mostly guitar riffs) and work on the mixes while the “songstress” works on finalising vocal lines and recording the vocals. The final mixing process should begin as soon as the vocals for the individual tracks start coming in. Barring unforeseen circumstances, the album should be ready for mastering in two or three months. Still aiming for a 2015 release, especially as I’m already done writing the novel that the music will go with this time. The album will contain eleven tracks, corresponding to eleven chapters in the book.
Recently started working on some new tracks by Last Legs, an author/producer duo founded by Dušan Rebolj and myself back in 2005. Since the release of the first Last Legs album Perfect Ending in 2010 the project has been on hiatus due to “circumstances beyond our control”, as the whole logistical mess could be called. Now it’s about time to give this thing a bit of a kick in the posterior and resume the work started ten years ago.
The first leg of the renewed Last Legs efforts will be the release of a new four-track EP (planned for this year). The second stage will be to remake (re-record, remix and re-release) Perfect Ending in 2016. The third stage will hopefully be a new full-length album sometime in the future.
Finished recording drums, bass, percussion, keyboards and additional guitars for a new three-track Caveman EP. Release coming up in the foreseeable future.
The collection contains sixteen sweet-sounding songs composed by Rich Lloyd, who has also recorded all the instruments and vocals – with the exception of drums and percussion, which have been recorded by myself over, roughly, the last two years. I also mixed and mastered the material. Free download available on <a href="https://coenurus.bandcamp comprar viagra en farmacia sin receta.com/album/kore” target=”_blank”>Bandcamp and as a Bittorrent Bundle, should you prefer a really handy package containing songs in the .wav format. Enjoy!
released 1 June 2015
instruments and voices – Rich Lloyd
drums and percussion – Borut Praper
composed by Rich Lloyd
mixed and mastered by Borut Praper
I’m overjoyed to report that yesterday I finally wrote “THE END” at the very bottom of the first draft of “Pendulum Pet”, my second novel (after my debut, entitled Cynicism Management). I concluded the novel with a short epilogue after a surprising writing spree which happened to me (of its own volition, it seemed) on Tuesday, when I managed to sit outside all they long, typing away until I had the entire 6000 words that now make up the very finale of the novel.
On the balcony, where I kept freezing my posterior off in this quasi-spring in Berlin, having my way with my wife’s satanic laptop, I enjoyed the company of an inflated yellow bastard named Hans, our neighbour’s currently still nameless donkey, and some figurine that the neighbour had found in a Müllhaufen somewhere (which would be a German word for “a pile of garbage”, and I find it – the word, I mean – particularly funny for some reason). As a reward for coming up with 5000 – 6000 words in a single writing session I got a nasty whiplash in my right shoulder.
Once again music will be composed for the novel as well. In fact that’s already been done, but we have yet to finish recording the vocals and then go through all the post-production torture. The same goes for the novel: I have to re-read it now and polish it a bit before sending it to a few pals who have volunteered as “alpha testers”. Should anyone else wish to receive the pre-publication manuscript and provide feedback (either the upcoming first revision or the second revision, which should be ready sometime in the autumn, probably), feel free to drop me a note.
Rich, leader of the Coenurus project, decided to release the new 16-track album of sunny merry easy-listening tunes upon the unsuspecting world on 1 June. I look forward to the release, especially now that the frantic mixing and mastering of the material over the last month and a half is complete, as well as after all the effort that went into the making of this fine collection of peculiar progressive psychedelic rock tunes over the last two years, in the first place. So cheers to us, if I may say so myself 🙂
The mixing and mastering of the new psychedelic-progressive-indie-post-peculiar-rock album by Coenurus, entitled “Kore”, for which I also recorded drums, is complete. I must say I’m quite happy with the results and will be thrilled to see its release in the near future. After we – both people involved in the creation of this fine collection of merry tunes, but especially the project leader, composer, guitarist, bassist, keyboardist and vocalist Rich Lloyd – rechecked the masters, we decided that no further “polishing tweaks” were required. So after almost exactly two years in the making, this easy-listening 16-track album is finally done!
Started mixing the new evil creation by Coenurus, entitled “Kore“, for which I also recorded drums in 2014. The final production of this intricate full-length psychadelic progressive-rock album, featuring 16 new tracks, will probably be finished in about two months or so.
Aperçus, a full-length instrumental soundtrack album by Borut Praper, a.k.a. Ray Kosmick, has just been released. Most of the tracks on this album were written for the Survarium Music Contest, opened by Vostok Games, which called on the game community to produce music for the massive multiplayer shooter Survarium. The competition was in two categories: covers of the game’s main theme, composed by Vladimir Savin – Dargalon (first prize); and new original tracks for the game (multiple second prizes). The winners were selected by the developer and will be included in the game soundtrack.
All tracks on Aperçus written, arranged and recorded by Borut Praper (a.k.a. Ray Kosmick), except for Red River (an “online” collaboration between Borut Praper and the Slovak composer/producer Alex Turčáni – Alyctro and another entry for the Survarium Music Contest) and Survarium Main Theme (original theme composed by Vladimir Savin – Dargalon). The album also includes a few recent works (Fractures, Backyard Barry and Fractures Rend) which have not taken part in the aforementioned competition. All of the noise (except for Red River) made by Ray Kosmick, be it organic, synthetic, electric, acoustic, or any combination thereof. Produced, mixed and mastered by Ray Kosmick in S.U.R. Studio, Berlin, in 2014 & 2015. The cover artwork is a screenshot from the film Nosferatu by F.W. Murnau (1922).
Borut Praper – music, arrangement, production, mix, mastering; drums, keyboards, bass, guitar, percussion, programming
Survarium Main Theme:
composed by Vladimir Savin – Dargalon
Alex Turčáni (Alyctro): original idea, music, production; guitar, bass
Borut Praper (Ray Kosmick): arrangement, production, mix, mastering; drums, keyboards, additional music, bass & guitar