Just an update on the progress of “Expert Tiger Mediocre Troll”
I’m currently working on 15 tracks. I always like to put as many tracks on an album as I can , but I think I’ll maybe only limit the album to 12 tracks , so the others will either be given away as a free EP to anyone who buys the album , or , they’ll find a place on a future release.
You may know if you’ve been following what I do , that I recently played a few live Gigs. This has really changed my perspective on what I produce , and this album is a watershed for me. It’ll still have what i’m told is “that unique 2ndMOUSE trademark sound” , but even for me , this is gonna be very special , and I’m resisting the urge to give away any sneak previews of the new tracks , ( apart from what is out there in beta form already ) , until the day its released.
Aurora was a good album , and it stretched me so much , because , at the time , I was maxing out what skills I had and pushing boundaries in terms of production. For me then , it was like trying to break the sound barrier , but , since then , I’ve learned so much more , from playing live and seeing people dance to my music , so I’m approaching this new album in a totally different way. Its more robust. Its much more phat , chunky , and danceable , but the main difference is that I’m really taking care to deliver something of quality , and that involves putting every sound , every beat , every riff , under the microscope , and not just “settling” for something if it almost works , but not quite. I’m confident this new album will rasie eyebrows.
I’m raising my game.
So far , the tracks I’ve earmarked for inclusion on ” Expert tiger……” are as follws :
Emissary ( working title only )
Give my regards to S.P.E.C.T.R.E
Domino ( click HERE to play a beta version )
Hidden in plain Sight ( click HERE to play a beta version )
Robotique ( working title only as it contains Vocoders )
Short Circuit ( again , working title only )
White keys he laugh , Black keys he cry
Those are the tracks I’m working on. As i said , a few won’t make it onto the actual album proper. Maybe less is more……..I think the others will be an exclusive freebie for the faithful ( A password will be needed to download them ). I may do it through my mailing list , so if you’re not on it , feel free to add your name to ensure you don’t miss out on it.
I’ve Given myself a self-imposed deadline of the end of June to get the album finished.
Keep it locked here for further updates as release day draws closer……..