Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Dignity of Labour

Ahh, yes. 2011. I haven't posted in a long, long time. I get it!

In a previous life I was a synthpop artist. Back in 2003 I was signed to a small independent label out of Utah, released a single, XRV, in 2004 and then a self-titled album in 2005. During the recording process, I agonized over every detail, and the finished product never really mirrored the image I carried in my head. Years went by before I could even listen to the album. But lately that dissatisfaction has mellowed. Sure, that mental red pen still clicks to life whenever one of those tunes comes up on my iPod. But these days I find myself enjoying the works for what they are - simple musical snapshots in time.

A long time ago, I came to the realization that the album was not going to make me the superstar I had once hoped to be, but it still has merit as a melodic, provocative effort. The disc sold well in the synthpop circles, via iTunes, Amazon, etc., and online sales are enough to buy some new software as of late.

You can download some covers, remixes, and unreleased items here. The album is now on iTunes, and so is the bonus disc!

Download and Enjoy. 

Update January 2016: I've been working on some new material, with a possible new album scheduled for 2017. Stay tuned. 


gsmac said...

Sure wish I had seen this when you wrote it. The link is now dead.

That said, I still listen to my remix of XRV from time to time. I too hear only the imperfections and things that I would have liked to have done better, but just like you, it takes me back to that time - the girlfriend I had at the time who I had speak Italian for the start of the track, my love of vocoders back then.

I also listen to the album once in a while, and sometimes even the pre-vocal demos of the album tracks. The songs still stand up today. You should be proud of them.

funkylegs said...

Thanks for the compliments, gsmac. I've recently warmed to the prospect of putting out another album - you can't stifle creativity! There are a handful of tracks in various stages of completion, and I hope to have a few on youtube soon.

There are demo instrumentals floating around????

Cheers, Kirk