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A Feast of Consequences - the plan

Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:11 pm

Dear all,

I have already began scribbling notes and forming crystals in the writing of "Feast Of Consequences" On Monday Calum Malcolm committed to the album and to be honest he is as excited as me about the concept and direction I discussed with him.In order to fit in with his demanding schedule and to give him a decent window and me a deadline to put the pressure on while still giving adequate time to complete the writing we agreed on recording in August and September with mixes finished by first week of October for release to coincide with the tour.I plan to write everything on acoustic in a traditional way and then embellishing the material in the studio rather than writing in the studio itself.

This means pre production rehearsals in July so we are going in with finished songs.The recording band will be the same as the touring band but the writing team will involve outside musicians who for various reasons I can't name yet due to their commitments to their own projects.Both Calum and I see this as an album that will be blues and soul inspired with complex and electric overtones in very much the same area as perhaps "Floyds "Animals" or "Wish You Were Here", both albums that inspired us in our formative years.That is not to say we are following that route but the combined usage of electric and acoustic, space and dynamic which I have enjoyed on the Fishheads Club tour will be employed as a base for the album's style.

The lyrical themes of "what if?" will be employed in various scenarios embracing personal,political,social and environmental issues. As the material comes together both lyrics and demos will be added to the Fishheads Club website and there is the possibility of a return to Planet Rock for similar shows to those I presented during the making of the "13th Star" album. This is still under discussion with the station but I firmly hope that we can make it happen.

The possibilities of working with the orchestra in Bulgaria have also thrown some ideas into the mix and I'd like to think that the album recordings will employ sounds I've hitherto not used before.As with 13th Star I plan to document the project for limited edition material with cameras throughout the process.

You'll be kept abreast of developments throughout the writing and recording on the Fishheads website and beyond.

Mark Wilkinson and I already have ideas re the artwork which will be a combination of Mark's airbrushing and my photographs.Again this process will be open through both my own and Mark's websites.

It's going to take some time to create but I hope this will be an album that is well worth waiting for.

love

Onkel Fish
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Re: A Feast of Consequences - the plan

Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:26 pm

Thank you Fish,
It sounds great !

Marie

Re: A Feast of Consequences - the plan

Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:08 pm

definintely a mouthwatering prospect bigman! good things come to those who wait!
slainte mhath! :-/ :D

Re: A Feast of Consequences - the plan

Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:24 pm

Sounds excellent and delighted that Calum Malcolm will heavily involved. Looking forward to learning about the writing team.

Re: A Feast of Consequences - the plan

Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:14 am

2012 is looking rather good.

I cant wait to hear new material from Fish.
Musically a mix of electric and acoustic sounds perfect already !

Re: A Feast of Consequences - the plan

Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:29 pm

Teddynonose wrote:2012 is looking rather good.

I cant wait to hear new material from Fish.
Musically a mix of electric and acoustic sounds perfect already !

yeah! hopefully we might get a snippet to hear at the gigs in may. ;) :)

Re: A Feast of Consequences - the plan

Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:33 pm

Teddynonose wrote:2012 is looking rather good.

I cant wait to hear new material from Fish.
Musically a mix of electric and acoustic sounds perfect already !


I agree! So many plans!

Re: A Feast of Consequences - the plan

Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:54 pm

Thrilling ideas! Can't wait to hear new material!

Re: A Feast of Consequences - the plan

Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:28 pm

Fish wrote:
It's going to take some time to create but I hope this will be an album that is well worth waiting for.

Take your time, we'll be waiting!!!

It feels like ages since 13th Star...

Re: A Feast of Consequences - the plan

Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:22 pm

Ville - totally agree! Bloomin' ages... as a mate used to say: "We've bin waitin frages....".

But, Fish me lad, you are so busy on so much else, it's fab to know that you have also been working on this - thanks for your input into the World, The Planet, it would surely be a poorer place without it.

I am new to these Forums, but from what i can tell, you just never stop working, doing, planning, making, writing.... remember that chilling time is important too! Yes, you'll sleep when you're dead and all that, but if you chill more now, it will be even longer til you sleep all day will it not?

As for me, I've already booked my place in Hell with all the other Misfits and i will not be a-sleepin' down/up there or wherever the bl**dy hell it is that I end up, I will be runnin' around making sure everyone has a nice cup of tea and a biscuit and that the 'drinks' cooler is always working..."Drinks" cooler, that did make me larf....

Al the very best to you and yours, Fish - keep on keepin' on..

RavenGirl
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