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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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