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I've a million ideas and a newly built studio  - but no time to get the two together. Help me turn down gigs until my album is done...
I've a million ideas and a newly built studio - but no time to get the two together. Help me turn down gigs until my album is done...
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Having built my studio and filled it with weird toys it's time to put it all together and create a new album. It's been three years since 'Mir' and my head is fizzing and bubbling with fresh ideas. 

Trouble is, every time I get into something, I manage a couple of weeks of concentration and then I have to pack my bags and jet off to some exotic corner of the planet to play music at a party full of crazies. 

I know, I know - it's a great problem to have and I'm not complaining - but it's now high time I got on with creating a set of brand new songs and building on my previous four albums. 

I have singers and musicians lined up with whom I want to work, and lots of new instruments and machines that I'm keen to explore, but in order to do that I need to spend six months locked away without distraction, putting the hours in, and taking it as far out as I can. 

I'll provide regular updates, photos and reports and, if I can work out the technology, a studio-cam so you can peek in and watch me sitting motionless in front of a computer, working up a monstrous backache and drinking tea. 

If time permits I'm also going to work on some video to go with it, which I'll have projected onto a big screen when I'm finally allowed out to play some shows. 

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges?

Poor posture, bad diet and a studio tan are all lying in wait for the unprepared studio-hermit, but with my amazing wife forcing me to eat fruit, my Aeron chair and my home in the beautiful rain-kissed haven of Dartmoor, I hope to mitigate these as far as I can.

And with the awesome power of OCD behind me I know I can pursue every trivial detail to an absurd degree.

The only real challenge will be not descending in to total madness during the mixing stage.

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    Immediate download of the album [in virtually any format you like, including lossless] on its release date and your name in the 'Book of Awesome'.

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    Signed and personalised CD, including your own printed copy of the 'Book of Awesome'.

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    Signed and personalised CD, including your own printed copy of the 'Book of Awesome'.

    Your name and photograph in the 'Book of Awesome'.

    Immediate download of the album [in virtually any format you like, including lossless] on its release date.

    Signed limited edition [125 numbered copies] poster with your name on it.

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    Signed and personalised CD, including your own printed copy of the 'Book of Awesome'.

    Immediate download of the album [in virtually any format you like, including lossless] on its release date.

    Your name and photo in the 'Book of Awesome'.

    Signed limited edition [125 numbered copies] poster with your name on it.

    Signed copies of 'Blumenkraft' 'Skylon' and 'Mir'.

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    Signed and personalised CD, including your own printed copy of the 'Book of Awesome'.

    Immediate download of the album [in virtually any format you like, including lossless] on its release date.

    Your name and photo in the 'Book of Awesome'.

    Signed limited edition [125 numbered copies] poster with your name on it.

    Signed copies of 'Blumenkraft' 'Skylon' and 'Mir'.

    Two VIP tickets to any show, anywhere in the world. [Travel not included.]

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    Signed and personalised CD, including your own printed copy of the 'Book of Awesome'.

    Immediate download of the album [in virtually any format you like, including lossless] on its release date.

    Your name and photo in the 'Book of Awesome'.

    Signed limited edition [125 numbered copies] poster with your name on it.

    Signed copies of 'Blumenkraft' 'Skylon' and 'Mir'.

    Two VIP tickets to any show, anywhere in the world. [Travel not included.]

    Your performance - singing, playing, reciting poetry - will be woven into the album and you will be fully credited as a performer on the album sleeve. [You will need to record your own performance and send me the audio via Dropbox. See FAQs.]

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    Signed and personalised CD, including your own printed copy of the 'Book of Awesome'.

    Your name and photo in the 'Book of Awesome'.

    Immediate download of the album [in virtually any format you like, including lossless] on its release date.

    Signed limited edition [125 numbered copies] poster with your name on it.

    Signed copies of 'Blumenkraft' 'Skylon' and 'Mir'.

    Two VIP tickets to any show, anywhere in the world. [Travel not included.]

    Your performance - singing, playing, reciting poetry - will be woven into the album and you will be fully credited as a performer on the album sleeve. [You will need to record your own performance and send me the audio via Dropbox.]

    I will MIX your track in my studio. [You will need to supply audio stems via Dropbox - reasonable conditions will apply. See FAQs.]

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    Signed and personalised CD, including your own printed copy of the 'Book of Awesome'.

    Your name and photo in the 'Book of Awesome'.

    Immediate download of the album [in virtually any format you like, including lossless] on its release date.

    Signed limited edition [125 numbered copies] poster with your name on it.

    Signed copies of 'Blumenkraft' 'Skylon' and 'Mir'.

    Two VIP tickets to any show, anywhere in the world. [Travel not included.]

    Your performance - singing, playing, reciting poetry - will be woven into the album and you will be fully credited as a performer on the album sleeve. [You will need to record your own performance and send me the audio via Dropbox.]

    I will REMIX your song and give you the option to offer it as a free download on my Bandcamp store. [You will need to supply audio stems via Dropbox. See FAQs.]

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