It's always a dream to begin the year feeling fresh and
positive, but alas new years brutality has seen my dreams dashed on
more occasions than I'd like to admit. However, to my surprise I
have attacked 2012 thus far with gusto and 34 days in it does not
seem like wavering. It's also apparent that both Soren & Matt
are feeling the same and inspired by a late night drunk new years
conversation all things Klak Tik are full speed ahead.
The album is coming along wonderfully and we're back focusing
on the live set up again. Chris (also fresh, in fact so fresh it's
boarding on smug) has been joining us as we work on a stripped down
4 person version of Klak Tik for the next few months (don't you
worry the rest will be back soon). At first you can't help but miss
the colours and texture added by 8 musicians, however you soon find
yourself forced to start looking at the music in a different way
which is actually super refreshing.
We've our first show of this year this Sunday (5th Feb) at The
Gladstone Arms, Borough. It's a Safety First Records night
featuring our good friends (and label mates) the Polly Tones, the
first of a monthly residency for the beginning of the year. Pretty
sure it's free, so please do pop on down.
Matt has brought to my attention an interesting video of Neil
Young, he's talking about his quest for increasing the file sizes
for digital music and therefore maintaining the quality lost
through a 4/5 mb MP3. If you can get your head around some
technically suspicious statements and odd analogies then you'll see
some interesting and true points raised.
Till next time,