You can get it on CD and download from our bandcamp page by clicking on ‘buy’ below. You can also stream the whole thing for free from the player below!
After a solid couple of weeks of mixing, re-recording, tweaking and more mixing, Elementary Chaos is back from the wonderful Carl Saff of Saff Mastering, and it’s sounding great (if I do say so myself). It truly is a three-way collaboration between myself, Seamus and Michel Durham, and I’m very, very proud of it.
If you like Seamus’ last two albums, you could well be bewildered by this one. Gone are the ballads and folk songs, in are electronic soundscapes, post-rock guitars, soaring operatic vocals and not a little synthetic head-fuckery. It’s hard to describe. But you will like it.
We’ll be launching it at the Cúirt Literary Festival on April 13th, in the Roisin Dubh, Galway.
My occasional side-project and general bunch of good-time guys and gals will be playing a one-off show in Campbells Tavern near Headford this weekend.
We’ve got six great support acts lined up (including Fia Rua, who’s next album I’m recording and producing). MC on the night is magician/electrician Paulo Na Mona, who seems to have taken (a lot) more inspiration from Charlie Chaplin than David Blaine. Madame Le Pompadue will be on glass collecting duties.
So, Willow Sea’s been burying his head in his monitors the last while, whilst also getting Grounds For Invasion ready as a live outfit.
Remixes have been coming in from a number of rather talented gentlemen. These will be compiled as an EP that’ll be available as a free download from the bandcamp page (which is in serious need of some updating and sprucing up, as it turns out).
Despite online appearances to the contrary, Willow Sea has been quite busy behind the scenes laying the groundwork for 2014. Albums from several projects are in various stages of completion, with the first scheduled for release in March and more to follow from there.
So this is what I’ve been at the last few weeks, and will be at until the end of the year. I have to have two albums recorded, mixed and ready for mastering by the end of January 2014 (poetry/trippy/opera-y/rocky/freaky with Seamus Ruttledge and Michel Durham and folk/punk with Fia Rua), so I won’t be seeing much daylight between now and Christmas, as I want to have the mixes for both 95% done by New Years.
I’ll also be mixing the live album recorded at the Night For Manuela recently, for release in mid-December.
I’ve postponed the Grounds For Invasion EP launch until February, to let me focus on the above projects, and to hopefully let the EP build up a head of steam in the interim. This also means that Tracy and I will be able to try out the first batch of tracks from the in-progress Grounds For Invasion album in front of an audience. Exciting!