With regret, I’ve had to postpone the launch of ‘The Man Left In Space’ until 31/01/2013. Sadly due to work and family pressures, there just aren’t enough available free hours to do the launch justice within the original timeframe. The music is sounding great but the mix not quite where I want it to be, so more time is needed on the final mix and mastering process. I’m also not sure of the original perceived wisdom in launching an album involving posting hundreds of CDs, over the Christmas period. Royal Mail?, What could go wrong?
My priority now is to get the music finished. This final mixing and mastering stage is tortuous, each track has been now been listened to thousands of times, you start to hate them, you start to hear things that aren’t there , and in the process you miss the problems that actually are there. The torture of the artist is when your delivery fails to match up to the imagined result, and at the moment it feels like a musical game of snakes and ladders. This process doesn’t work to a timetable, and I don’t want to feel pressurised into delivering an album that is any less than 100%. It’s ready when it’s ready.
Thankfully I’ve got the best ears in the business to help me, namely Mr Rob Aubrey. His super aural capability and long experience is keeping my impatience and sometimes erratic production approach in check in equal measure. We are making good progress.
The extra time will allow me to wind up the publicity machine, setup a preorder, and get some quality promo material out there to whet your appetites.