|Dear All COSMOGRAF GOES LIVE!|
We are thrilled to announce that we are making our first tentative steps into playing live gigs after our last appearance 7 years ago. As well as our appearance headlining the Summer’s End festival on Sunday 3rd October we are also now playing the 1865 in Southampton on Tuesday 5th October. We will hopefully be listing more dates for next year. For tickets please visit the venue websites.
THE MAKING OF RATTRAPANTE FILM
We recently put a short film on YouTube about the making of Rattrapante. It’s a rough and ready, behind the scenes look at the long and laborious process of making a progressive rock album in the modern era.
As with all Cosmograf albums, Rattrapante was made on a shoestring, but no compromise was made in the craft. The starting point is a worked out song template, a demo and the guest performances are added, sometimes recorded remotely. There’s always real drums, amazing mics and pre-amps, a lot of great outboard and ridiculous attention to detail in the mixing process. It takes around 1000 hours of work to make one of these albums, and this video filmed over 18months during 2019-2021, compresses that process to around 25mins. Even in that edit, there are times where ‘not a lot’ happens’, an indication of that most of that time is spent working on things that can barely be seen or heard until they come together in the finished product.Check it out at the link here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afib1IhA5G8
EXTENDED INTERVIEW WITH GRANT MOON
I recently did a very detailed interview with Grant Moon an acclaimed music writer and regular contributor to the likes of PROG magazine and TOTAL GUITAR. The interview covered nearly 2 hours and covering my career, latest album with part 2 focussing more on the tech I use in the studio and guitar setups.
You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjlcPtiFuMk
NEW GRAVITY DREAM RELEASE – DEC BURKE – LIFE IN TWO DIMENSIONS
A new release to my label Gravity Dream Music is the new album from Dec Burke (ex-Frost*/ Dilemma/ Audioplastik etc.) which is being released on September 24th. I had the pleasure of mixing the album for Dec and the lead track ‘Life In Two Dimensions’ is now on YouTube and you can view that here.
You can also pre order the CD and or T Shirt from our store. The first 100 orders get an exclusive postcard signed by Dec.
RATTRAPANTE CD AND VINYL
Rattrapante has now been out since March 26th. We still have plenty of CDs left if you wish to buy but stocks of the vinyl edition are now limited. If you would like to grab one before they sell out, click on the image below.
Thanks for your great support!