New Music Vid created. Actually about a month ago. However only just got around to getting my act together. Blame pandemic virus. This is all very recent work on my part, so I am proud of it in that regard. As it neither updates nor utilizes anything more than a year old.
The production space is no more. Conditions at the facility had spiraled out of control after Covid. Sanitation was haphazard. Ther was no enforcement of Covid prophylactic measures. No longer did I feel that my equipment was secure. On several occasions individuals attempted to enter the productin space. Also, I felt that physical alterations were a possibility. Not that I am afraid of being hurt. Rather, I am not comfortable with mutiliating or causing pain to people. And this is the inevitable result of physical conflict. I have unfortunately never learned how to half-fight. There is only not fighting, and all the way fighting. I'm either hugging you or killing you. Perhaps this is a personality defect. However, tactically it is hard to argue against. The production space was somewhat of a squandering of resources. While there was some work on creative projects accomplished. Due to the scale of imagination, we spent an awful lot of time just setting up in the space. Trying to arrange equipment and furniture ti make it just right. Time that could have been spent creating more lasting work. The new space is better, acoustically, however, due to residential limitations I am no longer able to enjoy SPL as I was at the prior location.
Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck. So after putting in a ton of work. A metric ton of work. A metric fuck ton of work. To set up my studio and office space, I am back to working from home. Plans for retail releases this year are all in the trash can. Like so many others I am scrambling to nail down living arrangements and secure my finances. In the mean time I've picked up a cute little reverb pedal and one of those nifty Elektron keyboards with the Synth bit hanging off the left side like a tumor. A lot of artists are releasing statements of unity or imploring you to wash your hands. Instead I will admonish you to be vigilant. Mind your government. Mind the well being of your neighbors.
Of course. I had a lot of very tightly scheduled plans for the new year. The exact number of trips it takes to transfer the beating heart of my production system from my crowded bedroom to a slightly larger dedicated studio space. Then I get the flu. Isn't the flu shot supposed to prevent this? Spent NYE and the first week of the new year curled up in a ball. My right arm still aches. So the studio is only half done and I'm halfway through my second month. On a positive note, I've been meeting people and forging new alliances. Looking forward to creating some collaborative work again. Even though I am a multiinstrumentalist. I can only play at most, 2 things at once. Bringing one or more people into environment opens up many more possibilities. Now I just need to figure out exactly which iteration of Ritalin Lab this studio will fall under. I think it's Ritalin lab #7?
Two fucking thirds of the way through the month and Drywall McBoatface has not finished the soundproofing treatments in the new Answering Machine Records Global HQ. The gentlemen was even so trusting as to leave his tools, ladders and supplies in my studio with a cute little heap of garbage in the middle of the floor. With about 20 minutes more work to do. So I am going to sell his gear on the internet and keep one ladder so I can paint the ceiling. Looks like I'll be spending Christmas week painting walls and mounting cable channels. Hopefully I will be able to hire a mover to get my current studio relocated in one trip to the new space. I have already transported as much as I can via subway!
Very enthusiastic about our new production space within Rockwall Studios in Ridgewood. The first new piece of studio gear will be a coffee machine. Does anyone make such in Eurorack?
Working full steam ahead. May not make this years deadline, but we will have mass quantities of merch in the near future. First, we are getting vinyl and cassettes made for our analog purists. Second, and more immediate, we will be releasing some more recent work from NSV on limited digital media. T-Shirts, stickers and other surprises will be online, for sale in the next couple of months. Probably not in time for your Christian midwinter pagan ritual.