I had a lot of fun returning to my original electronic style i began with, and adding a new twist to it. Digging up some of the older tracks to work on was a trip down memory lane.
You can either stream the album through all your favorite streaming services like spotify and… well spotify. Others are available i guess, or you can buy the album from the store which includes a bonus track.
Yes, Nebulae Music is returning by no demand! A new volume in the series is set for a release at the end of August, with a promotional EP releasing mid august. The EP will blend the previous very ambient style with new rhythmic electronica.
The preceding single for my upcoming album “Erika” is now available on bandcamp. The two songs “Black Coffee” and “Hollow Words” are both songs from the album, which is set for a release on 14th August.
Please stay tuned to our Facebook Page or to the website for more news and upcoming music – Joe
Reminder that now we are officially “Marionette’s Manifesto” and independent record label/net label. There will be some new releases coming out in the next few months including my next solo release “Erika” which is very stripped down, singer-songwriter type stuff. “Leaden” will be hitting the studios soon to begin recording their debut album and a phantom from the past may be getting resurrected…
There has been updated to the youtube channel and all current releases (albums/EPs) from the label will be available to listen to in full on the channel (see playlist above). If you haven’t already seen it i released a small live video (below) of me recording some of my upcoming album “Erika”.
I have been working on a new album in my downtime and this one is a lot simpler than my other works. “Erika”, named after my first guitar, will be a singer-songwriter acoustic folk project where the songs will be just my guitar and voice (though some songs i have done some overdubs on) the most simplest and stripped down being the songs recorded in conjunction with “Live From His Bedroom” (see above video). I will also be including 4 bonus tracks which are demos of pieces from an EP i scrapped a couple of years back.
The Store itself has had an upgrade now with everything on one page in order of newest to oldest release, newest being the debut single “Pushing Up Daisies” from “Leaden“.
As the day begins my latest EP is now live across all digital stores and streaming platforms. Cat Food EP is a compilation of songs, some new and some old, which i have put together and revamped a bit with some new recording and a complete remix/master from Jeffro Lachsheide, who’s website you can visit here.
The album is available from Spotify, iTunes, Amazon music and many more stores and services online, links can be found here.
I am also playing a gig at The REC Rooms in Horsham where i will be selling CD copies of the EP along with CD’s of my album “Nebulae Music Volume III“. This is also the first time in a while that i will be performing with a backing band, this time round it’s drummer James Bracey, guitarist vocalist Lubi Blacksmith (both the latter are from the awesome band Parallax ) and bassist Grant Laurenson.
We have a great set of songs including a couple featured on the EP and a load of new material. Hope to see anyone reading this down there tonight if you can make it 😉
Below is a video reel from a practice session last week and there maybe some recordings as well coming soon!
Changes are happening to the website in full. I have updated the domain to “marionettesmanifesto.co.uk” to coincide with the name change. I have changed to the name as there is a music festival in america called Hot Air Music, so it avoids copyright issues. The original domain of “hotairmusicgroup.com” will remain active as a sub domain until November/December 2019.
I will also be updating and social media under this name in the coming months, so don’t get confused!
My new release “Cat Food EP” is coming! The EP is a compilation of songs which have been re visited, a couple of new songs are included as well. The songs have been mixed and mastered by Jeffro Lacksheide of http://www.jeffromixesyou.com/. They sound awesome and i am really happy to have worked with him on this project, i insist you check him out if you want some really high quality mix/masters.
The EP will be released through streaming and digital music services on 7th February, a CD copy will also be available to those he see me play live. Speaking of live music, on the 7th i will also be playing with my backing band at The REC Rooms in Horsham. I am really excited about this as i have not played live with a backing band in a while so come on down if you can, tickets are available here. You can also respond to the event on Facebook!
I look forward to seeing you all there!
Finally i have uploaded a new cover to youtube. This time it’s “Something in the Way” by Nirvana. I cheated a little with this one as i wanted to upload solo acoustic covers, however i decided to add a cheeky guitar solo at the end to spice it up a lil! You can check out the video on youtube and also download the MP3 from soundcloud.
Thanks for all the support so far, stay tuned for more awesomeness – Joe
Took some photos of some birds outside my house today. Mainly for the intent of getting good photos to use as artwork for the next album. I have already chosen some good candidates out of the ones i chose, however here are the best photos i took anyway.
Here is a cool playlist of songs i put together featuring bassists and bass lines that are just awesome. Some of the song ideas came from the youtube channel Scott’s Bass Lessons with his videos “The Bass 1935-1969” and “The Bass 1970-1979” (seen below).
Both videos are a great watch for bass players or just people with an interest in bass
Predominantly i play guitar, however i picked up a bass because of one bassist, The legendary Chris Squire from Yes. His tight and almost lead guitar style bass playing really inspired me to try my hand properly at the Guitars big brother.
I think if i had to pick my five favorite bass players it would be (in no order)
Chris Squire (obviously)
Greg Lake (mainly for his work with Emerson Lake and Palmer)
A big update for me right now, as i prepare for some big releases coming out next year!
First thing to not is some tidying up of the blog. I have made a new Music section which acts as a discography with all my albums and EPs listed on there, check it out!
I have retired the Nebulae Music Bandcamp and added all the releases on there to my main bandcamp to make browsing my catalog easier for you guys 🙂
You may also notice a new Nebulae Music release on there. This is just a small compilation EP of a few odds and sods from the catalog. The entire discography is available at 50% the price. “Nebulae Music” will be available in the next few weeks from online distributors and streaming services…
I am starting to upload solo acoustic renditions of originals and covers to my youtube channel now as well, the most recent being a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”, check out the playlist below:
I aim to upload a new video each week so make sure you subscribe to stay updated 🙂
Finally, i am working with mix/master engineer Jeffro Lacksheide on a compilation EP which will include 6 songs (two new) from my rock catalog, also in conjunction with this i will be releasing a sister EP of a similar nature, showcasing 6 electronic tracks with a new mix to them. The EP’s are set to release early next year as two separate releases and also a double EP so stay tuned for that !!!