It’s certainly been some time since I’ve had a moment to update the news section! Lots of things have been going on for me and the band recently and it’s all kept me quite busy.
First off, I want to mention our brand new and exclusive holiday song, “The Little Drummer Boy,” which is available FREE for your listening pleasure at our e-store. We’ve included both a Real Audio file and mp3 format, so be sure to take a listen (and download it for later enjoyment).
Secondly, I’m sure you’ve noticed the new look of the website; Anji and I have updated it in the style of…. a new LSD album! Yes, Projekt will be releasing a full-length album this coming new year. Entitled Temporal, it features music from points covering our entire career, including 6 tracks which have never appeared on any Love Spirals Downwards albums.
And lastly, our e-store has been updated with a few more audio samples, so feel free to browse those, and be sure to take advantage of our special holiday sale to pick up any missing LSD albums in your collection.
Today is the launch of our new e-store! To kick off the opening of the store, we’ve put all four full-length albums on sale, including an extra special offer for the latest album, Flux. The first 50 customers will receive an autographed sticker for Flux, and the first 3 customers will also get a free copy of the Sideways Forest CD-single.The e-store will be offering additional Love Spirals Downwards merchandise and recordings in the weeks and months to come, most notably an exclusive live album, available only through the website e-store. Many fans have expressed interest in our live performances, so this is an exciting chance to bring that experience to you all.
Besides offering merchandise, the e-store also doubles as an audio file area, where you can listen to Real Audio File samples from every Love Spirals Downwards album.
Hello! This has probably been the longest gap in which I haven’t updated the news. I’ve been traveling a bit this summer, both for business and pleasure. It was great to take a vacation or two (though I kinda wish I hadn’t taken that one to Las Vegas now…)
Lots has been happening for the band during the past few months. Right now several new tracks are being recorded, with the vocals of my new collaborator, Anji Bee. Hopefully some of these will be released sometime soon! And we’re looking forward to the September launch of our online secure e-store here on the site. The e-store will feature Love Spirals Downwards albums and exclusive releases unavailable elsewhere. Stay tuned for the kick off the e-store!
On Thursday August 5, I will be Anji’s guest on The All Purpose Nuclear Bedtime Story from 9pm to 11pm, on KUCI 88.9fm in Southern California. For those of you outside of its broadcasting area, you can listen to KUCI on the net 24 hours a day at www.kuci.org. I’ll be playing songs that have influenced me musically throughout my life.
Friday May 21st, I’ll be dj’ing at Sterile, located at Neutral Grounds Cafe in the Santora Building for the Arts, 207 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA. (More information on the Peach site). This promises to be a very cool show with the bands Halou (Bedazzled Records) and Sweet Trip (Darla Records) coming down fron San Francisco to perform live. I’m looking forward to a fun evening and those of you in the area should try to go.
Also in Southern California, I’ll be on two radio shows next week as part of the KUCI 88.9fm annual fund drive. For those of you outside of its broadcasting area, you can listen to KUCI on the net 24 hours a day at the KUCI site.
Wednesday 5/19/99 Space Disco For Fish Tacos.
Special 3 Hour Fund Drive Edition- 8pm to 11pm, with Sweet Trip (Live), Halou (Live), plus Special Guest appearances. I will be doing a short live interview, either in person or by phone.
Thursday 5/20/99 The All Purpose Nuclear Bedtime Story
9pm to 11pm: Host DJ’s, Anji and Justin, will be giving away 3 promo copies of Flux to listeners who pledge, plus I’ll be doing a live interview by phone.
DJ’ing at La Belle Epoque in San Francisco was one of the funnest things I’ve done yet! Thanks to those of you who came out. I’ll be back again sometime soon for sure! The Megastore was cool too, but it wasn’t a club, so not quite as much fun (no booze or dancing).
Friday April 23, I’ll be dj’ing at Spaceland, here in Los Angeles at 1717 Silverlake Blvd (323-833-2843). This will be the release party for the Dewdrops Records’ compilation from last year called, ‘Splashed With Many A Speck‘, featuring tracks by us, Cocteau Twins, Scenic, and Lanterna – to name a few. Scenic, the Von Trapps, and Daniel Figgis (all the way from Ireland) will be performing live.
More stuff’s in the works, so check back again soon.
It’s now confirmed that I’ll be guest DJ’ing at the Virgin Megastore on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood on Friday evening, February 12 from 8 to 10 pm (8000 Sunset Blvd at Crescent Heights, 323-650-8666). They’ll be giving away some Flux stickers and CDs, plus I’ll be spinning records in a similar mood to our album, Flux. It’s not a club, so you won’t be able to get down and boogie, but this should be a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to this.
A reminder that I’ll be DJ’ing in San Francisco this Saturday, January 30. Be sure to come down if you’re in the area. See my earlier post for the club info and time.
My DJ gig in San Francisco for Saturday, January 30 is now confirmed. I’ll be spinning at La Belle Epoque, located at The Top, 424 Haight St. (between Webster and Fillmore, club info 415-241-1545, 21 and over). I’ll be on from about 9:30 to 11:30 PM. Along with my records, I’ll be bringing along some Flux CDs and stickers to give away as well. This should be a lot of fun and I’m excited about this since La Belle Epoque is my favorite club in San Francisco. It’s where I’m always at when I’m in town on a Saturday. Come on out and say hello.
Also, this Friday January 15, I will be the featured surprise DJ at Sterile, spinning several sets of ambient and drum n’ bass, along with Orange County DJ’s Christopher Robin (KUCI’s on air/off air & ROTPG) and Daniel Bremmer (Peach, KUCI’s Space Disco For Fish Tacos). There will also be a giveaway of Flux CDs and stickers. Performing live will be Kid 606 (Vinyl Communications, San Diego) and Phone. Sterile is located in Costa Mesa, CA at 2944 Randolph Ave. #1. Club info is at: www.peachfuzz.net/sterile/. 9PM, $5 + 2 cans of food or $10 without, all ages.
Here’s my favorite records from 1998. By far, the most brilliant album of the year was Mezzanine by Massive Attack. I’d recommend it to anybody who was into our album Flux. Perfume Tree is another band you should check out if you’re into our sound. Moon Safari and Earth are a bit more jazzy and very nice and melodic.
- Massive Attack – Mezzanine
- Air – Moon Safari
- Perfume Tree – Feeler
- LTJ Bukem Presents Earth, Volume 3
- V/A – Pi Soundtrack