Anything Can Stop Us
Our second proper long play - titled ambiguously 'Anything Can Stop Us' - is pretty much finished. After a few rather insane months of ardurous labour, sleepless nights and fits of depression I'm finally listening to the first draft of the mixmaster that will be mastered next week and even if our feelings towards the record have taken a rather hard rollercoaster ride for better and worse in weeks past, right now it really starts to feel rather good.
I'm still nowhere near fit enough to say anything useful about the record. I have no idea what kind of music this is or who - apart from the two of us - it is made for. In some ways it has nothing to do with anything we've done in the past, but in many ways it has everything to do with it. It's still hopelessly romantic and beauty-seeking, but I guess the hues of romanticism and beauty we've explored this time are rather wildly more varied than before. The result being something that - for better or worse - is at least partially pretty much unlike anything else out there. Whether this is good or bad, we have no clue and remains to be seen. We do however feel very strongly about this record and we're very willing to take the risk of being the only two people on the planet who like it. Call us elitist if you will, we call ourselves free.
Some downloadable audio material to prove these words totally wrong or painfully right can be expected late next week after the mastering for the record is done.
We're currently working on the animalistic cover art of the record and that too can be previewed here as soon as we have anything useful put together.
Oh yeah, 'Anything Can Stop Us' will be released by If Society on November 23rd simultaneously with the fantastic debut album 'Kill the Party' by Boys of Scandinavia!
Also, our live-setup is beginning to take some kind of form. At least in our heads. Don't worry, we're not insane enough yet to actually take the stage just by the two of us (the St. Petersburg incident of last spring was enough, thank you), so we've enlisted two Ultra-good musicians to help us recreate this stuff live. We're also planning to change our minds about not playing the Melancholydisco -stuff live, but that remains to be seen.