Yo check it out. As of 10/10/2011: All of the below is still in place but after a whopper of a year including a car accident, debillitating headaches, rearrangement of the living situation and corporate warfare along with plenty of other dragons have both intensified and delayed this album. To be released Feb 7, 2012!!!! Stay tuned!
(Feb 22 2010:)Full-scale pre-production has begun for the sophomore effort from Panopticon Report. Getting file management together is of course a foundational pre-requisite. Then comes finding the tones for the robot drums. I had a stunning revelation that perhaps my snare sound has sucked for years. Also the stringing of 3 primary electric guitars.
Some footage is being filmed for a possible documentary, AKA how to be a one-man-band & make an album in your apartment. Certainly footage will be taken of guitar & vocal takes, by far the most exciting parts.
Also with new found lungs & the help of Melissa Cross' The Zen of Screaming I am learning how to sing & scream properly, I can't wait.
As these projects always involve burning the candle at both ends, naturally there is another insight into the name of the album. Also prominent themes on the album include the concepts of Judgement, the Individual vs. the Group, and so much more.
Right now we're looking at 16 songs. Deadline is set as July of 2010. Spring is coming-but Winter has just begun.
As a year and a half has passed since the release of Return of the Pig, there is a profound sense of relief that I have begun and a confidence that can only come from doing this all before. In the meantime many experiences and thoughts have helped the songs to come to fruition.
This album will release the beast that otherwise composes himself M-F, 8-5 and for contractual government duties. That drives on our roads. That reads the paper. Awaken the seeker.
Thanks for reading-Thanks for your support.