Friday, February 13, 2015

Initial Post on the New Site

As you can see, this is the very first post I'm making to the new Black Hole Zion website.  There are a few new things happening, but I'll start with the existing stuff first:

I released the first Black Hole Zion EP titled, Reflection Nebula, back in April 2014.   This was a collection of odd right-brain music for sure, and was my way of introducing this project to the world.  In addition to all the performance and programming I did for the songs on this release, I had the help of my main collaborator, Ryan Postlethwait, to add some guitar to a few tracks.  Ryan is a talented guitarist and good friend.  I also had Pamela Murchison of the West Virginia and Akron Symphony Orchestras play flute and alto flute on "the poor the sick the dying the dead".  I love instrumental music, and I love the fact that this album sounds totally different than the next Black Hole Zion release.

I also went back and released something I completed with my friend, Jonathan, and my wife.  A couple of years back we did a little six song Misfits tribute to give away to friends for Halloween.  We ended up having more people ask how to get a copy.  We debated giving it away online, but I knew that even that might open us up to a lawsuit from one of the original band members.  Instead, I went ahead and licensed the tracks and made them available on Loudr and iTunes for a low price.  This way, we could share the music and not worry about getting sued.  It's a totally different take on the Misfits than what a purist might want, so fair warning. 

I'll post another update very soon to talk about all the new things happening.  For now, I just wanted to make the required introductions and test out the new site.

Thanks for reading (and hopefully listening)!

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