January 2014 news
Dear Folks , Another year passes and we continue It is now 9 months since I have returned to music and progress is steady on all fronts. More Montgommery like than Patton -ish .
6comm, that is Mark & I played as an opener for the Bimfest in Antwerp in December. Despite not having a sound check and with Mark arriving about a hour before we went onstage we managed to play a short set and to my surprise the sound techs produced a very good sound for us. I would like to say a BIG thanks to the organisers Peter & Sven for asking us to play this event which is probably seen as being outside of our normal genre but as time will show with the forthcoming new material perhaps we will be invited to more and similar events.This was our first time in Belgium and I hope that we can return to play a full show with all the usual regalia and instruments.So for the folks from Belgium who could not attend this fest we will see whether we can return with our own event.
I have opened another Face book for my side projects - Please go here for news & free downloads . www.facebook.com/Blindwormcyclegodlesstate
ONTOGENY II Vinyl 12" release 6 tracks - New & re worked material.The vinyl will be released either by myself on Kenaz or via an Italian label.That decision will be made by the middle of February.
6comm Live DVD - The first DVD release. A compilation of footage and sound from several different shows.I shall be working on this over the next months. This material will cover the former work & style up until the recent changes.I am hoping for a June release but we will see how it goes.
Schrage Musik 4 - 6 track Vinyl limited edition release - The second work in the series.
Again work load and technical aspect allowing I hope for a Summer release.
Godlessate The new 6comm album . Work ongoing.
Forthcoming shows Coppenhagen , Berlin & Hamburg
These are the final ONTOGENY shows. After this time more of the old material will be dropped from my live work.
So if you want to hear the old classics live please attend in these areas.
London April 19th at this time we are still finalising the line up . More news soon.
A further 6 shows are either booked or being organised from June and beyond.More news to follow.
Free & downloading of out of press music , rough mixes and side project works.
Wishing you a productive 2014.
October/November 2013 News
Photo by: Ives Zanders
Thank you to all the people who attended the event on 18th & 19th October.
For Six comm this was the first concert for quite some time and it was a great way to find my musical feet again. A big thanks to Gernot M who contributed keyboards, drums & guitar thus relieving me of playing as much as I usually do on stage. Thank s also to the techs & the organizers.
It was very nice to meet Angelo, Elena and the guys from Kirlian camera. They played a gut rumbling and very tight set each night. Wonderful performance.
So next is the show in Oberhausen on 15/11/13 where I will be joined onstage also by Mark , Six comm
becoming a 3 piece band for the first time, hopefully making the audio output even stronger.
OntogenyI is now released and on sale both here at Hagshadow mail order and in Germany.
In Germany just check online and at Amazon & Discogs.
Ontogeny II will be ready for release in March/April. Again this will be a 6 track CD in card sleeve.
Ontogeny is a series of 6 releases including new , re works , and tracks no longer available on physical format.
The idea is to issue a Box package with a few extras at a later date to act as a container for those who wish to keep the series in one place. Perhaps this will be issued with the final Ontogeny CD.
All 4 CDs and the two Vinyl will be released by the end of 2014.
The new Six comm album I now expect to be ready in the last half of 2014.
December sees the concert at the Bimfest in Antwerp , the last concert of the year.
I shall shortly over the Winter also be working on a two track 6comm/Blindwormcycle production with a special guest or two.
Many items are now either sold out or will be within the next concerts.
So please note the sold out items in the shop and the price changes
Schragemusik 7" Eternity - Ragnarok 7" Headless 2xCD - Odin Hoodies & all metal pins
will be sold out at the next shows. I shall remake the metal pins plus a new one after Yule.
That is quite enough for now.
Thank you again to those of you who attend the shows or buy my music.
I still find it hard to believe that all these years later I am still supported by folks out there.
I really appreciate that .
best wishes PL<
Dear Folks ,
As always thanks to Gaya for all her work & support
Credits for the photo images at NCN Festival go to Michael Wolff and Ives Zander
(All photos in the gallery are RIGHT RESERVED)
6 Comm August 2013
Also a BIg thanks to Holger of the NCN festival for giving us a great location and chance to finally have another go at performing the Fruits with Freya and this time I'm sure that we will gather enough film & video footage to produce a document of this work for all to see and for the future generations of folk interested in the Northern tradition. This was the first work of its kind anywhere as far as I know and I know that it helped to spark an interest in in the Runic current in a few of you at the time in 1987.This most definitely will be the last time that we will perform this little work in its entirety. We are none the younger and the work is none the fresher but remember this is only our third time performing the whole work live since 1987. So no dead Sleipnir's have been flogged.
Lastly here I have to tell you that there is now and for the first time ever another official 6comm member for live & recording for the next period of work. Mark is an old contact and I have been mixing and recording with him on occasion for many years now and I was much surprised when he asked to join me for live shows. Mark will surely add a much greater depth to the live music as both a great musician and technically regarding sound and visuals , he is miles beyond my Ken in those departments.
Obviously I cannot come up with a totally new set of material in the short term and we probably will always have to perform certain old tracks at certain times that just the way it is . However I hope that by the middle of next year I may have a whole body of new music. In the meantime we play what we can. I am not entirely certain where my new music will go and in what direction as I always seem to morph a little in direction each time I return to the work but expect a heavier and more rhythmically charged 6comm with perhaps some aspects of my MD work.
Recordings are so far on schedule . Also there may be a label who will take on the task of releasing Vinyl for 6comm - We'll try one release and see how it goes.On the near agenda will be a 6comm /Freya Aswynn DVD of the NCN if all goes well at the event. Ontogeny is still scheduled for Oct/Nov , we will see. Side project work is still ongoing.My new and future works will be available from this website , Hagshadow mail order and Sven A .
I would like to thank Gaya at Hagshadow for all of her continued support without which all would be much more difficult.
A further three or four shows are all but confirmed during April/May 2014 and I shall be playing several festivals next year.
Hail the greater Pan/ Indo European ancestors !!! PL<
News July 2013
Dear Folks ,
A couple of month since I have returned to music and I must say a BIG thanks to you all for your response in mails , Facebook and so on.
I have now enough concerts booked for this year as a start for next year thanks to the hard work of Sven and the promoters.
I have new material under way and a release for this year and plans for next year.
This year will see a CD sampler ONTOGENY and the last whole concert of Fruits of Ygddrasil.
Next year will see a full and new 6comm album - schragemusic release and a new work with Freya Aswynn and collaborators.
Free downloads are on my bandcamp http://6comm.bandcamp.com and new merchandise is posted in the store here.
Many thank and have a great and cloudy Summer.