Early one morning, this morning, I began my day by browsing the internet for various comments, subjects, pictures, places, and people. A typical routine most of the time and rather therapeutic. I spend most of my time engulfing my retinas in “blue light” and considering myself luckier than most the people that are posting videos of their kids being hurt or the ones that try to assert their worldly views through memes and other text based posts that are certainly not made by that individual. Yes, Saturday morning is no longer dedicated to cartoons but instead the amusement of social media. A good substitute? I think not. Lastly, to paint a more vivid picture, I’m sitting in my dark apartment wearing yesterdays shirt and walking around in my boxers. A perfect day.

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L-drizzle here with some updates.

So what’s new?
Lots, but nothing too concrete to share at the moment but there is much music being conjured and if you’ve been following us on the ol’ Facebook or SoundCloud then you may have heard snippets and demos of the works-in-progress. If you missed them don’t fret, there’s more to come. I’m not one to count the chickens before they hatch and we’ve never been too keen on setting a date until the music is done but if all pans out as it has in the past then we can probably look forward to a fall release of this new material.

With a side of?
Progress has been made on the ToySoldiersUnite side project. All I’m willing to say now is it’s basically a concept EP by a fictional group. There will be instrumental versions of the songs for folks to download and use in their own videos as well. It’s original purpose was for a set of PSAs for TSU propaganda, this is still the part of the plan, but due to technical holdups they have not been filmed yet.

A question?
We’ve been asked if we have or will play live in the future. Pft. No. We haven’t, not as Neuron Dreamtime, not yet, and yes we actually do have some plans to play live. These plans consist of evaluating and getting the rest of the equipment we need to re-create and perform our songs in a minimalist fashion while still having room to improvise and make each time through different. Once that prerequisite is fulfilled then we must practice, practice, practice with said equipment. If recruitment is needed we may recruit one other. Including the drummer friend who is interested that would make us a solid four piece. We desire some sort of light show or accompanying VJ projector as well, because we are artsy-fartsy like that and have tons of ideas that we want to shove into faces, melting the eyes. So when that criteria is met you bet your ass we’ll be setting out for local gigs with other local talent of the weird and wild variety. All in time. We can not rush ourselves. Music first, gig later.

Lastly, a merchandise plug. [insert evil laugh]!!!
Here are a couple ND tees available on RedBubble now.

Neuron Dreamtime - Neuron logo tee
Neuron logo

 

Neuron Dreamtime - Caduceus Saga alt logo
Caduceus logo

 

New version of image used for the song “Solar Return”

It’s certainly been a minute or two since our last post here at the ND nexus. So today, to show some love, we’re making public the Zero Cliff bonus album, The Ledge Beyond The Edge. It was given as a sort of secret special thank you to supporters and lucky strangers. Some good stuff on here. Tell your friends.

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Yesterday saw the debut of a horror short with a music score composed by yours truly. The seven and a half minute short titled “In His Name” was written, directed, and edited by Jared Ouelette of Uncut Pictures. Tell your friends.

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Not a whole lot going on in terms of new Dreamtime tunes, just some sound sketches and a couple demos. Nothing fancy. Yet. But tell your friends.

Winter has been a real bitch this year near the ND nexus. Keep warm, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze and wash your hands. Tell your friends.

Well, time to go piddle-fart around for a little bit.

Tell your friends.

-Lewis

Top news:
Today saw the 6th anniversary re-release of I Am My Own Mushroom. Free to download from the Bandcamp page.
We will be re-releasing the other three LPs and the first two Recollective EPs as free downloads in the not so distant future.
This way the entire Neuron Dreamtime discography can be found in one place, can be embedded nicely onto our /music page, and can be shared with ease.

In other news:
Through the Zero Cliff MusicSubmit campaign we were picked to join an alternative music compilation. We get to submit one song for this experiment run by DJ Mac and the wonderful folks at Woody Radio.
No decision yet as to what song. No release date set. More info to come.

Here’s Tom with the weather.

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The new album has been out for a couple weeks now and there is something else being shared with fans and supporters who have contacted us or made an effort to help promote what we do. This other thing is a 10 song successor to Zero Cliff and is promptly titled The Ledge Beyond The Edge. It’s intended as a kind of semi-promotional bonus and was created while we were still putting the final touches on ZC. Those final stages were rather strenuous to us and sometimes we just felt like we had to put it on hold and work on some other stuff for a little bit. This is what became of those little bits. It could technically be considered a B-sides or a compilation of songs that didn’t make it to the new album as the title track Zero Cliff replaced Vitriol Syndrome – the final track on The Ledge Beyond The Edge – and despite all this The Ledge holds its own and feels like a complete project of organic quality.

Now in the aftermath and promotion of Zero Cliff we find ourselves a few steps closer to putting on a live show. Hopefully we’ll have some more detailed news on this in the coming months. Until then check out our Soundcloud page to hear a preview of one of the tracks from The Ledge performed live in the studio. A taste of things to come.

Also in the works is some soundtrack work which we hope to share sometime in the fall and re-releases of the Neuron Dreamtime back catalogue onto Bandcamp.

Exciting times, stay tuned!

LM

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On Saturday July 6, 2013 pre-orders will be available exclusively through our Bandcamp page. It will include the first five tracks for immediate download and stream upon ordering.

CD will be $11 USD
Digital album will be $7 USD.

Note that a physical CD purchase entitles the download of the digital album too.
On July 11th a link will be emailed to download the full album and physical CD pre-orders will be shipped out.