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After a series of DIY vehicle tune-ups, Halloween celebrations, multiple overtime weeks at work, an art exhibition, and just recently a cabin getaway with the love of my life, the energies now feel right to roll up my sleeves and finalize the album. I had envisioned a late September release but as mentioned above, life is a roller coaster and sometimes you have to relinquish control and throw your hands up to just ride the ride, embracing the twists and turns as they arrive.

With calmer happenings focus can be forged while being careful not to inspire poor posture or aggravate the carpel tunnel by clickity-clicking everything into place as the music is now 100% complete. But considering the clusterfuck holidays known as Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner I am now thinking of a New Years debut as highly probable. I am, however, still undecided on the Kickstarter project to back the album, if it seems I can squeeze the crafting of backer packages into the schedule then that’ll be great.

Alongside new ND material there is new Robot 7 material coalescing as collaborative talks and temporal sketches emerge. Coincidentally, DJ Mac’s Post-Alternative Visions compilation #4 is just around the corner with returning contributors and new. The ND track chosen for our submission is unique to our catalogue as an unreleased post-punk-rock inspired tune I hope will find a home among others. The compilation is due for a mid-December release.

Till next time here, into the shadows I crawl back again.

-L

 

Synaptic Plasticity: The ability of synapses to strengthen or weaken over time, in response to increases or decreases in their activity.

It thrills me to have the domain back with projects underway after a lengthy hiatus. Today is Neuron Dreamtime’s official 10 year anniversary with the release of IAMOM back in 2007. Since then the number of manifestations has reached 150+ tracks in the form of full releases, EP’s, and singles, equating to over 9 and a half hours of music and music like noises.

Synapse: a junction between two nerve cells, consisting of a minute gap across which impulses pass by diffusion of a neurotransmitter.

Since MirrorMirror I’ve spent most of this hiatus removed from any/all music in-progress but about once or twice a year I have a sit down between two coils of copper and listen to whatever new music we’ve shelved into digital incubation as well as any amount of the back catalog to make notes and daydream. This is occasionally accompanied by a feeble attempt to write a witty blog or FB post that resembles an update trying to communicate, to an extent, some amount of insight into the madness we call our musical process and the current state of our journey. This is obviously one of those attempts.

“The Map Is Not The Territory” – coming soon…

However, during the past couple months I’ve been rekindling the hibernating files and notes toward a final destination. The new album entitled The Map Is Not The Territory is scheduled for a fall debut with the high likelihood of a small Kickstarter campaign for CD duplication leading up to release. With or without crowdfunding, it will be coming to the Bandcamp catalogue as well.

Come on in, the water is fine.

On a closing note, I found it poetic that the last post was drought themed as there was a drought both environmentally and metaphorically when it was posted. As of today this has been one of the nicest, rainiest spring/summer seasons of recent memory and creative endeavors seem destined to fructify.

-L

PROMOTIONAL CONTENT!

Head on over to Kickstarter and give these boys some love. They have always been very supportive of everything Dreamtime related. Support to them is support to me and you in the form of culture and art!

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Disillusion Effect’s Kickstarter campaign at the time of writing this. (WordPress does not allow iframe embedding)

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Then:

Since our last post in July we’ve had a few releases. There were three songs for three different compilations and only one didn’t make the cut. “As The Worms Begin To Dig” was the one that didn’t make it for Future Disorder Records, an IDM/experimental/noise net label, and their “Three Years Compilation”. Their release is quite amazing with some splendid talent. For anyone who want’s to check it out, go HERE.

The two other songs “Try To Wake Up” and “Vivi Vista” were, respectively, sent to and accepted by two entities we’ve had the pleasure of releasing with before, PegasiaMusic and DJ Mac of WoodyRadio.
Pegasia released their compilation “Amorphia” on October 17th. Great production, great people.

Now:
Today sees the release of DJ Mac’s Post-Alternative Vision 2: Uniting The Underground. Again, independent, creative, quality tunes from independent, creative, quality human beings. Download it, share it, buy it, check it, support it, and, by all means, listen to it.

As organic as we’ve been in the past, with how we approach the music collaboratively, we are aiming to weed-out the over-thinking and sedimentation that tends to grow during our biennial collaborative cycle. So far I think it’s working out smoothly to our expectations. There’s some pretty gnarly stuff coming alongside some of our most mind-bending tracks yet. Instead of hording them all up to release at once we aim to share the songs as soon as they are completed via our SoundCloud page and various compilations, as we did with the three above mentioned songs. Once we feel we have all we want completed we shall compile them as an pay-what-you-want album on our Bandcamp. There may also be a limited run, hand-made CD-R art package offer further down the road.

Down the road:
So as we continue with our gravity obeying lives we hope to have a more steady stream of consciousness from the Dreamtime nexus and to share the sides of it we are still discovering. One of those sides is literature, and in light of NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo this month I am pushing myself to write, per day, at least 140 characters worth of either random poetic text or pieces towards a coherent whole, in attempts to progress my skill as story teller and song writer. Some will be shared here to put this space to more use, and some may not. But I will write, type and scribble not for perfection but for progress. Because I love commas, I do, I do, I do.

Peace,
-L

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”

The vibrations have been increasing. There’s a confidence in what’s going on
that is climbing, reaching for the edges. The remains of unchecked lists amount
to only a page. From this feeling of nearing completion, the silly side has
commandeered the promotional controls in a bout of creativity.

There is so much to share.
A reminder to myself and all who read this,
to be patient and laugh as the wind carries the final bits of data  toward the cliff.
The not so distant line marking the release has been drawn.
There will be a couple months more, maybe less, of fine tuning then it’ll be off to duplication.
After that, a  couple of months to get all the promotional and distribution outlets paid for and set.
Then an exact day will be set for widespread unveiling.

Summer 2013

-LM-