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Debut KOMARA album available for pre-order!

Pre-order here: [bandcamp width=350 height=470 album=4154925716 size=large bgcol=333333 linkcol=ffffff tracklist=false] Press release from Innerviews’ Anil Prasad: King Crimson’s Pat Mastelotto has an excellent new industrial ethno-rock band titled KoMaRa, which also includes guitarist David Kollar and trumpeter Paolo Raineri, Their debut, self titled album is about to be released. You can listen to tracks and…

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Adrian Benavides – Same Time Next Life

“Same Time Next Life probably won’t be for everyone, and it’s certainly not an easy listen, but there’s enough here to recommend to any prog fan, and no doubt King Crimson lovers will want to check this out.” — seaoftranquility.org   “Weaving together disjointed industrial noise with progressive rock elements, the record is lush in…

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new STNL remixes available for free!

In promotion for the official release of Same Time Next Life, Markus Reuter and I and I are making available a FREE DOWNLOAD of the song “Exterior of a Heart” which also comes with two remixes of songs from the album “Same Time Next Life”. Previously unheard performances from STNL contributors Alex Dowerk and Eoghan McCloskey are…

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ZweiTon – Form

“It’s one of those rare feats on a record like this where the musical end of things invites intrigue, nothing gets into too much into a frenzy or into a musical clusterf*ck, the tunage remains coherent and relevant to the ears, offering up tinges of both jam band and prog auras sealed through a post-rock…

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Making Same Time Next Life – Part 5 – A Note for the Gear Heads

I went a little nuts with the track counts on this album.  Every guitar part had its own direct line which was fed to plugins for processing (usually Native Instruments Guitar Rig or Softube Metal Amp Room) as well as three microphone channels per re-amped tone.  Some guitar tracks would receive upwards of four amp…

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Making Same Time Next Life – Part 4 – Mixing

I’ve been mixing records professionally for only a few years.  In my high school days, I wrote, recorded and mixed several of my own albums before I really ‘knew what I was doing’ so to speak.  So I’ve always had some experience in producing and mixing my own material.  However, this album would be the…

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Making Same Time Next Life – Part 3 – Writing: STNL and the Reflection pieces

The title track of the album began as a much less interestingly titled collection of loops and phrases: “138-2b”.  In May of 2010, I sent them to Markus in a zipped folder via dropbox with no arrangements or structures in place so he was free to openly experiment.  He sent several improvs back that immediately…

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Making Same Time Next Life – Part 2 – Writing: Impulse Response, Grit [digging] & Exterior of a Heart

As I sat down at the recording desk at King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto’s home studio loft on a stormy day and began capturing his first take in performing the song Impulse Response, a ray of sunlight broke through the clouds and made its way through a window shining directly on his drum kit. While…

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Making Same Time Next Life – Part 1 – Destructive Editing

“You have permission to be destructive.  Just as long as it doesn’t hurt you or anyone else.” This is what my therapist told me a month after I lost my daughter, Valentina, in a full-term stillbirth.  If you’re not sure what that means, then here’s a short explanation.  She was a fully formed baby who…

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Same Time Next Life available for pre-order now!

Visit the Iapetus online store for details about ordering a copy (or digital download) of Same Time Next Life. Here are a couple of songs from the album: CDs are being made this week and further promotional plans are in the works. More details soon!

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I’ve made some edits to my bio and discography should you like to have a refresher on what I’ve been up to.   An edited version of the title track from my record “Same Time Next Life” is currently available through Markus Reuter’s latest record Kopfmensch.  Have a listen here: While you’re listening, read through…

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It has been mostly silent here on my site and even on my facebook page over the last several weeks.  There are some great things in the works that I can’t really talk about just yet but there are a handfull of updates which I can fill you in on.   in Gütersloh earlier this…