Good morning ~
To be honest my friends I am feeling quite wrung out. Not bad, necessarily - just a bit less to say than usual and just a little depleted after launching the ship that is my latest record. I don’t have a full newsletter in me this week. In fact, I think I’d like to take a couple weeks off! I’m going to do that. But I’ll be back soon, possibly on a different platform with a possibly altered format.
I did make a new track this week, though, and I hope you will accept this 19-minute zoner as a consolation. A few weeks ago I sat in a rocking chair listening to lazily bonking wind chimes clanging against each other and I couldn’t recall ever hearing something so great - - tried to capture if not the sound than the vibe of that porch in this recording:
A couple of other things:
-I’m programming a concert series in Sheffield, MA happening every third Saturday this summer! The first one is this coming Saturday (the 15th) and features the incredible duo of Amirtha Kidambi and Lea Bertucci. If you’re within spitting distance, here’s a link to tickets. I’m very happy to help in organizing deep head live outdoor music performances at a beautiful old venue this summer!!!
-The CICADA WAVES crewneck sweaters that went on sale last week went very quickly, so I quietly ordered another round in purple/green and restocked them on Bandcamp. You can snag one in your size if you scurry on over there right now. Also, NNA Tapes pulled every possible available copy from record stores and their own stash to get one last batch of tapes online - - as of this writing there are exactly 8 copies left.
I think that’s it for now - - buncha new readers this week, usually I go a lot deeper! Glad you’re here - - and hope you stick around.
But what about you? Are you feeling wrung out? What do you have left in stock?