WHAT’S UP RAVING THRONGS OF KF FANS. I got my first unsolicited remix today (to be posted soon). It was a thrilling experience which I would like to have over and over again, like eating my first bite-sized Reese’s peanut butter cup. With that in mind, I have created stems for my most recent 52 Weeks track and made them available for download to anyone who wants to take a crack at remixing / mangling / re-interpreting it. All I request is that you send me a copy and post it on some public forum like SoundCloud so I can link to it and sing your praises.
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It’s late! I know. I was at SXSW and, if you have ever been, you’ll understand why I was unable to work on any music there. The new & tardy song is called “Parasite” and is a poppy ditty about self-loathing, replete with tambourines, whistling and bridge possibly filched from one David Bowie. There’s no knowing! It was hastily assembled, so I apologize if the sound isn’t as smooth as the other recordings. Now I’ve got to immediately head back to the studio and start working on song #4 since I’m off to PAX East with Frontalot on Wednesday. No rest for the Ken!
Song number 2 is here, right on time. By “right on time” I mean on Friday morning, which is now the official release schedule for 52WoK, which is the official acronym for this project. The song is called “The Red Sea” and I have had it partially finished for something like eight years. The structure and production style are heavily influenced by Beck’s “Sea Change” because damn, that is a fine album. If people express interest, I’ll post the lyrics. Otherwise I won’t! You are warned.
Greetings fans, friends and spambots! Today begins the “52 Weeks Of Ken” project, during which I will release one recording, every week, for 52 weeks. Most will be new songs, some will be new recordings of previously unreleased material, and a few will be covers. Everything will be released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license, which you can read about here. What that means is that you’re free to do anything you want with the recordings except sell them or use them in a commercial context. That means you, Glee. Eventually I will be making stems available for remixing and FLAC downloads for people with really sensitive ears.