Mastering of “Pendulum Pet” done!

I’m happy to report that the mastering of Pendulum Pet, the upcoming full-length album by my main band, the alternative / prog rock project Cynicism Management, has just been finished. I’d like to thank Borut “Torul” Bernik @ for a superb job. I’m absolutely positive that the collection of eleven new tracks, clocking in at just over an hour, will make for the best Cynicism Management release to date.

So here is “Quickening”, the last track on the album – an instrumental coda or “outro”:

 More tracks coming soon.

Completing “Pendulum Pet”

Finally started putting the final touches on the upcoming full-length Cynicism Management album, entitled Pendulum Pet. I have yet to record some elements (mostly guitar riffs) and work on the mixes while the “songstress” works on finalising vocal lines and recording the vocals. The final mixing process should begin as soon as the vocals for the individual tracks start coming in. Barring unforeseen circumstances, the album should be ready for mastering in two or three months. Still aiming for a 2015 release, especially as I’m already done writing the novel that the music will go with this time. The album will contain eleven tracks, corresponding to eleven chapters in the book.

Work on new Last Legs EP started

Recently started working on some new tracks by Last Legs, an author/producer duo founded by Dušan Rebolj and myself back in 2005. Since the release of the first Last Legs album Perfect Ending in 2010 the project has been on hiatus due to “circumstances beyond our control”, as the whole logistical mess could be called. Now it’s about time to give this thing a bit of a kick in the posterior and resume the work started ten years ago.

The first leg of the renewed Last Legs efforts will be the release of a new four-track EP (planned for this year). The second stage will be to remake (re-record, remix and re-release) Perfect Ending in 2016. The third stage will hopefully be a new full-length album sometime in the future.

“Kore” released!

The new Coenurus album, entitled Kore, has just been released.

The collection contains  sixteen sweet-sounding songs composed by Rich Lloyd, who has also recorded all the instruments and vocals – with the exception of drums and percussion, which have been recorded by myself over, roughly, the last two years. I also mixed and mastered the material. Free download available on <a href="https://coenurus.bandcamp comprar viagra en farmacia sin” target=”_blank”>Bandcamp and as a Bittorrent Bundle, should you prefer a really handy package containing songs in the .wav format. Enjoy!

KORE by Coenurus

released 1 June 2015

instruments and voices – Rich Lloyd
drums and percussion – Borut Praper

composed by Rich Lloyd
mixed and mastered by Borut Praper

First draft of “Pendulum Pet” complete

I’m overjoyed to report that yesterday I finally wrote “THE END” at the very bottom of the first draft of “Pendulum Pet”, my second novel (after my debut, entitled Cynicism Management). I concluded the novel with a short epilogue after a surprising writing spree which happened to me (of its own volition, it seemed) on Tuesday, when I managed to sit outside all they long, typing away until I had the entire 6000 words that now make up the very finale of the novel.

On the balcony, where I kept freezing my posterior off in this quasi-spring in Berlin, having my way with my wife’s satanic laptop, I enjoyed the company of an inflated yellow bastard named Hans, our neighbour’s currently still nameless donkey, and some figurine that the neighbour had found in a Müllhaufen somewhere (which would be a German word for “a pile of garbage”, and I find it – the word, I mean – particularly funny for some reason). As a reward for coming up with 5000 – 6000 words in a single writing session I got a nasty whiplash in my right shoulder.

Once again music will be composed for the novel as well. In fact that’s already been done, but we have yet to finish recording the vocals and then go through all the post-production torture. The same goes for the novel: I have to re-read it now and polish it a bit before sending it to a few pals who have volunteered as “alpha testers”. Should anyone else wish to receive the pre-publication manuscript and provide feedback (either the upcoming first revision or the second revision, which should be ready sometime in the autumn, probably), feel free to drop me a note.