Hope all is well everywhere that you are. Lots and lots going on here, so if that's alright with you, I shall tell you about it.
First off, and most pressingly:
embral, the duo of Charles Shriner (dRachEmUsiK) & myself, is hitting the road for a 10 day journey all over the Midwest starting next week. We're treating this as sort of an R&D mission -- playing all new and/or improvised music as work in progress for our next studio release, which we plan to record over the winter.
We're coming back to some familiar towns, as well as having our first visits to several new ones. Details below, or on the Facebook event page HERE.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Detroit, MI @ Trinosophes
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Chicago, IL @ Slate Arts
w/ Rasplyn, Derek Allen, Curt Oren / Rose Bouboushian duo
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5
St. Louis, MO @ Foam
w/ Moonrace, Eric Hall, Alex Cunningham
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Lawrence, KS @ Percolator
w/ Tim Kaiser, Battalion of Cloudships, Tensor Sensellation
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Kansas City, MO @ Awful House
w/ Tim Kaiser, Battalion of Cloudships, TBA
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Lincoln, NE @ Toothblack House
w/ Tim Kaiser, The Mighty Vitamins
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Des Moines, IA @ The Fremont
w/ Tim Kaiser, TBA
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Minneapolis, MN @ Eagles 34
w/ Tim Kaiser, Dahlheimer, Mount Curve
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 1PM
La Crosse, WI @ Old Towne Strings
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 8PM
La Crosse, WI @ Cavalier Theater
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Lafayette, IN @ Spot Tavern
w/ Health & Beauty, Matt Schneider, Wooden Highway
We're linking up with our pal Tim Kaiser for a little over half the dates, which is exciting. And we'll have some new merch, including a new super-limited-edition tour EP, and some cool new shirts. If you're in any of the places we're headed, we'd love to see you.
Last fall's epic three-way onewayness / dRachEmUsiK / Modulator ESP tour produced tons and tons of new music. And there's been a lot of it that we've found exciting enough to release. Early in the year, I put out a solo release called onewayness was here, and embral released one called Permute. We've talked about those before. And now, in the last month or two, we've done two more. Dig:
Orbital Transits is the second full-length duo collaboration between myself and Jez Creek (Modulator ESP). From our hours of live recordings, we took our three favorite segments and some linky bits and stitched them together into a continuously flowing 65-minute space trip. For those who heard (and hopefully enjoyed) our previous effort Astral Bridges, this is a definite continuation, without being more of the same. Still rooted in a foundation of modern/retro space music, but stretching its limbs in heavier, stranger, and prettier directions. It's available as a CD or digital download, and you can check it out HERE.
The long-in-the-works next studio onewayness album Random Oracle is down to the last bits of mixing, mastering, and artwork. For real. Charles is doing the mastering (and made some other contributions as well), and my pal Andrew Todd (Battalion of Cloudships etc.) is working on the artwork as we speak. So, you can expect that right around the end of the year or the first of next.
Speaking of Andrew, we've also got a onewayness/BoC split project in the works, which is gonna be very cool, and we're planning an outing together sometime in the spring, in a northeasterly direction. Watch this space etc.
My electroFLUX experimental music series continues to host shows in Erie about monthlyish. We've had a bit of venue turnover over the last several months, which has been a thing to overcome, but we've been able to find a variety of good homes for our shows. Lately we've been doing a lot with Erie Movie House, which has been particularly fun as it allows us to do neat things with visuals and live streaming. Keep an eye on facebook.com/electroFLUX.music for all the latest.
Thanks as always for listening. Watch onewayness.com for updates, and feel free to give me a follow on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram to see where I'm at and what sort of tacos I'm eating. Hope to see you soon.
Love & Oscillators,