Thanks for supporting the blog and reading some reviews of new music. Support for the blog has gone down a lot, sadly. Labels that used to send you a promo CD, just send you an email with a link and like the musicians who get screwed from youtube, Spotify, etc... and can't earn hardly any money, the journalist are expected to work for free and not even get a reward of a CD or LP, every now and then... Anyway, the blog is slowly winding down, I hate to say as only a few labels, Fruits De Mer, Zygmatron Promotions, and that might be it send me anything to review. Still some bands from Denmark send me the record, which is nice and I get some CDs from some bands occasionally.
Øresund Space Collective, despite not being able to play live this year (yet), have been digging in the archives and mixing material from 2010. Our bandcamp subscribers have had a preview and it has been really positive. I am waiting for feedback from the guys who played on the music to proceed. Our next studio album is mastered now and we are just waiting for the artwork to be finished. We hope for an October release. We will see. Another live CD from 2019 will be released to the bandcamp subscribers this summer and later to the public, whatever copies are left. http://oresundspacecollective.
Aural Hallucinationswe finally got the albums and I painted 160 covers. There are 145 black and 15 white. 153 vinyls were produced and like 9 test pressings. I used blacklight paint on a lot of the covers and they look really cool. All the titles were hand written on the back by myself and my wife. I numbered them as well. most of the records are just the AH logo made with a stencil. The CD-R version (100) and the tapes have arrived as well. Matt and I have been slow to make new numbers but there are a lot of sketches that just need more work when there is time. Matt will have a solo tape release this summer, I think and will be doing some gigs as soon as it is possible. Http://auralhallucinations.
My friend Santtu Laakso from the band Dark Sun, also known as DJ Astro has been back making music after a 12 year break and I have mixed a number of tracks for him and Martin (DOS) has recorded some guitar as well. This is going to be a great record. I will keep you posted. You can hear the first track, Chrononaut on this radio show link below.
Dr Space, well, I have recorded a huge amount of solo material during the break and this will be released on some limited editions CDs (not CD-Rs) in 100 copies. Scorpoodledoo is the first one. There are two more to follow. My solo album, Nakawana is in production and this will only be made in 150 copies. Much more on this in the coming months. http://drspace1.bandcamp.com
Dr Space's Alien Planet Trip Vol 4- Space with bass also was just released on vinyl June 30th and this double LP turned out incredible. Cool poster and the reviews have been outstanding. It is the solo work that I am most proud of so far. The material above is much more minimal in nature. The material on Vol 5 is also finished now with two extraordinary and very different guitar players. You have to wait til next year to hear this one though. Sorry...