Simon Waldram


Music Plans for 2012

Posted by SimonWaldram on January 31, 2012 at 4:55 PM

I tend to do quite a lot of planning around the music I want to make, as well as how and when I want to release it. Of course things sometimes changed or get delayed. Here are my plans as they stand, though...

As I write this I will soon be taking part in FAWM 2012. FAWM (February Album Writing Month) is a friendly online songwriting contest where the aim is to come up with 14 songs in the 28 days of the month..although as it's a leap year we have to do 14½ songs this time (I'm not quite sure how I should approach writing a song. I'm thinking of writing a whole one and somehow taking half of it away...or something). My previous best on FAWM is 6 songs, which is a frankly rubbish effort. I'm sure I can do better than that this time around.

Anyway, I am in the middle of writing and recording two albums. One is a follow-up of sorts to Signal and is half recorded and completely written apart from a few sets of lyrics. That one is called The Space Between and will be out later this year. The other is something a little different and hopefully I can do some of it during FAWM: it's a double album of found sounds, fuzzy folk, feedback excursions, psychedelic rock, spoken word and more besides. It's going to be called Insolation and I'm planning on releasing it early next year. I would also like to do another experimental/noise album (like Industrial Skyline, but further out). However I've not really decided how I should approach that yet.

They'll be a few singles too this year. In May there will be a free single from The Space Between out called 'How To Let Go'. Also later in the year I'm hopefully going to be releasing my first piece of vinyl featuring the songs 'Inside Out' and 'Colliding Circles'. There might be one or two other releases, plus videos and such, but I shouldn't say too much about them in case they don't happen! Thank you for reading this and for having an interest in what I'm doing.


Categories: Recording, Releases

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