Wednesday, December 9, 2009

december 2009

hello again.
as usual, i am never good at posting anything here. it's been so long, i have no idea on where to begin or what to talk about. hmm... well, for one, and i don't know if i mentioned this already, but i recorded a new album with richard swift. the experience was incredible and was everything i hoped for. three weeks set aside to record the album, were cut down to one week. this included mixing. vocals and guitar done live and for the most part in one take. i didn't want to fake it. my days of doing a guitar take and then vocal overdubs were over. capture the performance. it's what i love about "oar" by skip spence, and countless other great albums that i hold in high regard. richard was/is brilliant. what else is there to say? he's an old soul. the hardest part now, is not being in the studio again, right away. if i could, i would just make records with him only. i guess i could. i mean, why not? glen campbell worked with al delory for most of his career early on. one thing i realize more and more is that, there are no rules. music is complete and total freedom. everything else, well, most everything else, just seems like a prison. ok, it's not that bad, but you get the point. what else did i want to mention? i just got back from europe. it was such a great time, and unlike other tours i've done overseas, i got to see a lot. cathedrals and monuments. friends. new friends. it was great! so, thank you to everyone who made it out to the shows.

for now, i am looking forward to the next year. it's going to be exciting. the new record, which is called, "saint bartlett" by the way.. will be out in may. no exact day as of yet. we're still working on album art and there is still a lot to plan.

i will really do my best, to keep up with this blog thing.
for now, i wish everyone a merry christmas and happy new year.

above else, there is love.

damien

13 comments:

the lion said...

saint barlett, eh?
id be interested to know the back story. perhaps it will unfold itself.

Jeff said...

Is Eric and Jenna on this album too?

caught in the trees said...

no, eric and jenna are not on the record. it was done entirely by richard and myself.

The Story of Broken-heart Stalker and his shadow said...

I saw you in Lille and I just want to say, again, thank you so much for such a great gig. In desperate days a good song can, as they did, change the light of things. Cheers!!!

christoph said...

your new songs sound great, looking forward to the new album

poetsmoke said...

this excites me.

what is the name of the song you've been playing recently with the line, 'my teeth replaced with bullets'? i hope it makes it on the new record.

Ollie said...

So, I think that the album should be released on May 16th, why, you ask? Because that's my birthday and other than going to Ireland, that would be the best gift ever.

A Sincere fan,

Oliver.

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DJ House said...

Damien - I emailed your label a few times.. no response... and I realize this may not be THE most appropriate venue for this question, but I own Four Songs on Vinyl... and I can't find anywhere else to purchase it digitally... It's my absolute favorite thing you've done.. and would love to take it with me.. please help..

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Cioara Andrei said...

Foarte interesant subiectul postat de tine. M-am uitat pe blogul tau si imi place si am sa mai revin sa-l vizitez. O zi buna