Well, it’s been a few weeks so now seems like an appropriate time to give some updates on the status of my current projects.
Doctor Butcher VI has stalled out a bit. The project has a healthy 15-20 minutes of length, currently, but I intend to cut about 4 or 5 of those tracks as I’m not too crazy about them. I really like the others, I should note.
Music to Dream By Vol III is trucking a long quote nicely. So far I’ve got two pretty fun, summer-y kind of beats for it and a few samples tucked away for use. I imagine that this will likely wind up being my next release, but we’ll see how things shake out. You never know how, when, or in what form inspiration will strike, so I’m not setting any deadlines for myself until the projects begin to near completion.
I am considering seeking out a singer to work with on a short pop style project. Something in the veins of the sneaker pimps or beach house, I’m unsure as of yet and still formulating ideas. I’d like to get a few tracks done for the project before 2018, but again, we’ll see what happens and let it develop organically.
Once DBVI is completed I will be releasing a ‘best of’ album compiling my favorite Doctor Butcher songs into a single track list and accompanying YouTube video.
As always, shout out to the talented Corinne Halbert for providing the cover art! Be sure to check her stuff out at Hate Baby Comix!
It’s true! Both albums are now available on Bandcamp for free!
I’m pretty happy with both of them. Doctor Butcher V explores some old themes and expands on others. In a sense it was a bit of a tribute to the previous albums.
Work on Doctor Butcher VI has not begun yet, but will be a bit of a departure from the first five albums insofar as it will heavily feature the bass guitar to compliment that classic Doctor Butcher samples. I’ve got a few samples in mind. I’m excited. I’m unsure of what the story or theme to the album will be quite yet, but I’m sure it will develop organically as the others have done.
Music To Dream By Volume II however is a bit of a departure from the first. I pulled back on the dialogue samples rather heavily, played around with some higher tempo drums, and let the songs last a little longer. Unlike Doctor Butcher which is a story, MTDB is a very moody and emotional project and I allowed myself to indulge in some longer track times. Most are still pretty short. It also includes a goofy little downsampled and jumpy version of the Talking Heads classic ‘This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)’
Anyway, blah blah blah! Go download the new albums!
Doctor Butcher M.D. (Medical Deviate)
Doctor Butcher V: The Five Deadly Venoms
Music To Dream By (Volume II)
Okay folks, DBV is nearing completion. I’m up to about 32 minutes (of a projected 45) and decided to spend today making a few music videos.
Stay tuned and don’t forget, Doctor Butcher makes house calls!
Okay, it’s been a while since I updated this, so here is the latest!
Progress has been slow since my return from Utah, but I am getting back into the swing of regular production. I cut a few tracks from DBV and remade three of them. One may be cut or edited, I’m still in the process of deciding what’s exactly to do with it. I also have nearly completed the introductory song. I will give it a few tweaks before the final release of the album, to be certain. Minor stuff. It’s a fun intro.
Currently DBV is weighing in at a healthy 18 minutes.
Music To Dream By Vol III has made some progress, but I’m not entirely satisfied with its new additions, but I am more interested in finalizing DBV before I turn my ears back to MTDB.
New samples include Alfred Hitchcock, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Goblin, more Fabio Frizzi, more Hammer, more Starcrash, some Dungeonmaster, and I believe some XTRO has returned as well (bearing powers of black magic from deep space)!!
I fixed the intro and gave two of the new songs videos. Enjoy!