October, 2016: Excerpts from each track on Navigator

Yesterday I uploaded to Soundcloud excerpts from each track to be released on the upcoming album, including new music not shared here. You can listen to all these excerpts here:

«Navigator» is finished at 100% and will be released on Bandcamp on 21st of this month.

I hope you like it!,

José Travieso

Now playing – Opeth: Sorceress

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September, 2016: Some details about the upcoming new album

Finally it’ll be released in the second half of October and it’ll have as title “Navigator”, as I said here a time ago. It’s finished around 90% and I hope to finish all the recordings and mastering during this month.

This is the tracklist:

1. Navigator

2. Deus Ex Machina

3. God's Ladder

4. (actually in progress and without title, maybe to be split in two tracks)

5. Improvisation 2016.02.21: Through God’s Core

6. Cosmic Dispersion Of Life

7. Trapped In A Brief Childhood Memory

8. Love On A Real Train (A Tangerine Dream Tribute)

Around 55 minutes of music. I would have preferred a bit shorter, around 40-45 minutes -like most of albums of 70s and 80s and which I think it’s the best length for an album-, but it’s ok. I wanted to add the TD tribute.

In a few days I'll share the cover artwork.

Regards,

José Travieso

Now playing - Harald Nies: Horizon

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August, 2016: Pictures of the new studio "Goj Alpha"

As I told in the last post, in April I decided to move a new house, so I’ve had to reinstall all my home-studio in a new emplacement. The old home-studio –I called it “Arm Gamma” (I use codes for this: “Arm” is the place and “Alpha”, “Beta”, “Gamma”… are variations in that place)– was an experimental and little dead-room studio, which always gave me problems in mixes because the room size and the bass response. You can find some pictures of this old home-studio in different variations in the Photo Gallery.

The new studio room is much better. It’s not perfect. I don’t have a dedicate place, it’s part of a large living room, but I like in this way and I hope to spend a time with this configuration. With little acoustic treatment the bass response is rather good and the frequency response is rather flat (with a 1/12 octave smooth: a maximum of +-5 dB variation since 40 Hz, except for the desk reflections in 600-800 Hz zone, a bit more here). It’s enough for me now, and anyway actually I work with headphones the most of the time. A bit reverbed room, but I like work here when I use my monitors because I find a very natural environment (the most of the acoustic treatment is emplacing the zone studio and desk in the right place after a lot of tests, and using furniture, books, curtains and so on to work the sound) and I appreciate it.

Anyway, if everything goes fine, maybe, after a couple of years, I'll move to a dedicate room with a very good dimensions too. Time will say.

Here you have some photos of the actual emplacement. The pictures are from July and it’s not all the equipment installed, around 80%, but it’s enough. You get the idea!

I want to take some days off, but in September I’ll continue working in the new album and I hope to finish then!

Best wishes,

José Travieso

Now playing – Erik Norlander: Stars Rain Down

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