Greetings & salutations! We hope this summer has treated you kindly, and that you share our optimism for what the rest of 2014 will bring.
We wanted to briefly tell you some good news – our newest album, Didactic Interstice: Equilibria Vol. 1 is mixed, mastered, and being pressed as we speak!
We know it’s been a long time coming, but we’re sure you’ll dig what we’ve brewed this time out. Here’s the run-down:
What’s up with that name?
Glad you asked! Throughout the writing and recording process (which was done in spurts over the past 3 1/2 years), one concept ruled supreme: space. As in letting the music breathe.
Our last album, 2009’s From the Storm to the Sun, was dense, lush and packed with ideas (some great, others not quite fully formed). This time around, we wanted to return to our roots, focus our vision and tighten our execution. But, we wanted everything to still capture the feel of being in the moment; the essence of what happens when we’re just grooving. While finding our way through all of this we learned a lot of lessons, even some we didn’t want to admit to ourselves. In a sense, then, the creative process itself was didactic. The music, though, thrived on the interstices.
By the time it was all said and done, we created a bunch of music. After choosing the final tracks for Didactic Interstice, we still felt there was more to say, another way to complete our vision. So, we decided on splitting up the music from now (and unreleased goodies from years past) between two volumes. Our Soul Brother #1, ML Caldwell, made yet another inspired contribution to The Ganic by suggesting we call the entire two volume collection Equilibria, to reflect our collective states of musical balance.
Thus, we present to you Didactic Interstice: Equilibria Vol. 1.
What can you expect on this album?
Well, we hesitate to classify/describe our own music, but suffice it to say that this feels more like the follow-up to our fan-favorite debut, 2007’s All Directions Forward. We did, though, add some flourishes here and there (guest vocalists, live horns, live violin). So expect some audio treats.
How can you get the album?
You’ll have the option of pre-ordering on iTunes for the mp3 version of the album, or on our website for the CD version. We’ll let you know when the pre-order period starts. If you order the CD version of the album, we’ll get you a copy in-hand before it’s available anywhere else.
Once it’s officially released, then you can get the CD from CDBaby, and the mp3 album from iTunes, Amazon, and other reputable outlets.
What does it look like?
As you can imagine, we’re pretty stoked to be sharing this with you. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be rolling out a revamped web site and letting you know when you can pre-order the album, along with the official release date (we want to keep it under wraps right now, but we promise we’ll keep you in the loop).
Thanks so much for your support over the past nine (!) years. Without you, on this journey with us, it would all be for naught.
We’ll be in touch.
Peace & Luv