My third full-length State of Mind album (or the fifth release, if you count EPs as well) is scheduled for release in the fall of 2012. And the upcoming single – due within the next month – should give you an idea of what to expect.
While the songs still explore the darker corners of the human psyche, there is a heightened sense of urgency to the overall mood. And the electronic soundscapes now feature more guitars than ever before.
I’m far from being a virtuoso guitarist – but working with synthesizers for decades, my work has very much been about creating and juxtaposing sounds. And to me, the distorted guitar works well as a different sound source, adding new overtones to the otherwise electronic arrangements.
Together, the guitars and the slightly more uptempo beats have slightly shifted the general sound towards noise pop and Krautrock – although the electro-pop element remains strongly at the core.
The single will feature two songs from the upcoming (as yet untitled) album and a bonus track.
The songs are “The Familiar Feeling”, a strangely brooding track in triple time (originally meant for a yet to be finished album of songs all in 6/8 time) and “When I’m Gone” – more upbeat and rocking, yet somehow understated song about mortality.