3rd May 2014
Donato Dozzy & Chris Madak at Halle 2
Presented by Donaufestival and Editions Mego
5th June 2014
Chris Madak at St John at Hackney Church
Presented by St John Sessions and All Saints Records
Those test pressings above? I’m thrilled to inform you that they sound fantastic, thanks to the hard work of Rashad at D&M and everyone at Pallas Group. This means that we’re off to the races, so to speak: When We Were Eating Unripe Pears is now available for preorder from Editions Mego!
Speaking of being off, I’m off to Latvia and Poland in a few days; hope to see you at Skaņu Mežs and Unsound!
"And what, through a profoundly deep fog of jet lag should appear…?" Street date very shortly, so keep an eye on Room40, Boomkat, and the usual suspects. (Don’t email me, because I don’t sell direct.)
Anyway, I’m back from Japan as of late last night. Thanks so much to Mindgames, all the artists and staff, and everyone else who was a part of Labyrinth for bringing me to the greatest party in the universe and making me feel like part of the family! To say that the depth of my appreciation doesn’t fit neatly into words would be a ridiculous understatement.
Wonderfully opportune that this hit steps/crossed desk today! …and yes, it’s a harbinger of something that’s in the works. Anyway, HBD Johnny!
Remember that bit at the end of the last post about more details coming very soon? Apropos of all that, I am deeply honored to announce that I’ll be performing on September 15th at Labyrinth 2012, at Naeba Greenland in Niigata, Japan. “Stoked” does not even begin to encapsulate it.
After two years of brutal, compulsive, and life-ruining unmaking/remaking, I am thrilled and relieved to announce that the next Bee Mask LP, titled When We Were Eating Unripe Pears is now in production and scheduled for a Fall 2012 release on Spectrum Spools. The record will be mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M and will feature photography and design (the above being a sneak preview thereof) by Mark Price.
Additionally, Bee Mask will be performing at Skaņu Mežs in Riga, Latvia on October 13 and at Unsound in Krakow, Poland on October 20.
Further details on all fronts coming very soon…
So, when I was in Sydney a couple weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to have time to visit 2ser FM to guest on Spiral Sounds, where I was interviewed through a punishing haze of jet lag (nb: “punishing haze”) and spun a selection of classic recordings that are especially important to me and to the general weltanschauung (nb: killer loanword) of Bee Mask.
Anyway, I mention all of this now because Dan and James at Spiral Sounds have alerted me to the fact that the show is now available to stream, with tracklist. In the interest of full disclosure, I have not listened to it, because the idea of listening to myself being interviewed feels a bit “off”, but at least I know that the records are sick because I picked them. Enjoy!