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Dragging The Rivers Of Sleep

Cripes, I didn’t realize how long it had been… Back in May I announced that Fall Of Nature Records had approached me about doing a collection of out of print tracks for them.

That collection will be called “Dragging The Rivers Of Sleep.” Now that I have sorted out the title a mere 7 months later, I have a real fire in my belly to get the remaining tracks nailed down. I have to work from an idea, I always have.  While it may be absurd it took me this long, I couldn’t slop some tracks together and call it good, there had to be something else there.

Next month will be 6 years since “The Aberrant Laboratory” came out, the only thing since then was a compilation track in 2008, but that was actually recorded in 2002. If Karl from FoN hadn’t approached me Gruntsplatter may well have stayed asleep.

I have about 2/3rd’s of it figured out. What to do with the remainder,  I keep going back and forth on that. The material here is by and large from 1999 forward, where as “The Organ Harvest” (Audio Savant 2004) CDR of rarities was 1994-1999.

More details as I have them. This is as good a time as any to say I will be doing a little new Gruntsplatter material this year for something I can’t talk about yet.

I Need To Think Of An Album Title

Since getting my “studio” back in place a few weeks ago I have heard from some old friends I hadn’t heard from in years. I don’t think any of them had seen the blog post about recording, it was just a bit of cosmic tomfoolery.

Fall of Nature Records out of Australia also contacted me recently. As I have said before, I am out of the loop. I wasn’t familiar with the label. Talking with Karl, the label founder, was a refreshing exchange. We volleyed emails back and forth for a bit and he asked if I’d be interested in doing a collection of rare, unreleased, out of print etc. for him.

I’ve said before, I’m not sure what I’d do with a new record even if I had one. Given the state of music and record buying, if someone wanted to track down something out of print they would find somewhere to download it. But I like Karl and I like what he’s doing with his label, so I pondered it.

I don’t know precisely what the collection will include just yet.  I do have enough for a release that preserves the original hard to find stuff for those that bothered to track them down, that resuscitates a few obscure tracks and also includes some things no one has heard. Thus, for the first time in five or six years, I need to think of an album title. There is one on the shelf, but it won’t work for this.

We are shooting for an early 2012 release. More details as I have them, and in the meantime have a look at Fall Of Nature, whose recent output includes releases from the likes of Funerary Call, Subklinik.