Three years later, the first Ad·ver·sary
album, Bone Music
, is finally done. 13 tracks, just under 77 minutes, to be released May 13th on Tympanik Audio
The tracklist:AncientsWaiting For GiraFriends of FatherBone MusicInternational Dark SkiesNo ExitNumber NineJust (Spooks)EpilogueFriends of Father (Tonikom Remix)Bone Music (Antigen Shift Remix)Number Nine (Synapscape Remix)
Bonus Track: Urusai
- Learned Helplessness (Destroy and Contaminate Mix by Ad·ver·sary)
) came into town for the weekend so that we could mix it down and get the master ready, and he worked some kind of audio voodoo -- it sounds so much better than the old International Dark Skies
demo. I've decided to mix the album to an average RMS level of about -14 dBFS, rather than the much louder -8 to -5 dBFS that's currently standard for most electronic albums. (For reference, My Bloody Valentine
averages at about -17 dBFS, Cyanotic
at -9dBFS , and DJ? Acucrack
at -6dBFS.) This means that you'll probably have to turn up the volume when you listen to it, but it'll sound much better for it.
The art will be done in the next few days, and then everything gets sent to the CD replication house early next week, in time to release at the Kinetik festival in May
. There's also a remix EP coming in the fall (which I'm very excited about), with contributions planned by Cyanotic
, JF Coleman (of Cop Shoot Cop
), Mo (of Zykotik K9
, Shane Whitbread
and more. (This is in addition to the remixes by Antigen Shift
When Bone Music is released I'll update with details on how to buy or download the album. I've redesigned the Ad·ver·sary website
in preparation, and I've put together a new look-and-feel for the Tympanik site, which I'll be handing over sometime in the near future. Then to design some new merch: stickers, buttons, and maybe hoodies, hats, or new shirts.
And maybe, if things work out, a tour in the fall.