Two weeks until release day, the full track listing is below:
The cover art for the new album, photography and design by ILK Designs, assembled and made beautiful by the mighty Tim Huesken.
Initial Press Release/One Sheet available here: ONE SHEET FG
The first single from the new SOUND/S/LAB album, FUGITIVE COLOURS, is ‘She sadly survived the bomb’ and it can be downloaded for FREE here:
She sadly survived the bomb - Taken from the forthcoming album Fugitive Colours
Here’s a preview from the new album, this track will be available for a free download prior to the albums release. In the meantime, check out the video below, available to enjoy now on YouTube.
The new album from SOUND/S/LAB, Fugitive Colours, will be released on May 28th 2013 on The House Ablaze records. Ten new songs, all recorded in Calgary, Alberta (except one track recorded in Vancouver, British Columbia).
The album will be available on limited edition Compact Disc and Digital Download at all good digital stores. Track listing and first glimpse of the album sleeve coming soon.
First single and promo video to follow!
Sound/s/lab manager Tom Mygun described the album as “a marked leap forward, more guitars but no less sonic landscapes of synthesizers.”
This will be the follow up to debut album, Empirical State, available to purchase on iTunes here :
Or on CD at our store page here: http://www.soundslabmusic.com/store-2/
HMV in the UK has gone under, an inevitable event given the end of Virgin and Tower to name but a few of the big chains around the world. The phrase ‘you can’t halt progress’ is so apt as the world of MP3′s, the lack of foresight by the music industry and, whether they like it or not, the people who steal music, (I don’t mean shoplifters, I mean the pusillanimous fucks who openly refused to pay for music) all contributed to the end of the record store as we know it.
As a quick aside, the people who steal music; those that refuse to pay because it’s so easy not to, will always site solipsistic, self righteous hypocritical reasoning, i.e “the record industry is so greedy, they deserve to take the hit” etc, etc. If that were a true belief, then these people should, by their moral reasoning, never pay for Petrol/Gas, they should fill up and just drive away without paying, I’m sure that the oil industry makes more profit than the record industry so is it not the same logic to refuse to pay? They should never pay for a prescription for drugs, isn’t the “big pharma” paranoia enough to warrant not paying? Far worse than the almost innocuous record industry, but, of course they wouldn’t do that because they are cowards.
Well, back to the point, if there was one, bottom line I’m sad HMV is gone. I’m sure the remainder around the world will be gone soon, their heyday was long past, the HMV littered with cheap books, budget DVD’s and, tucked at the back of the store, a selection of Greatest Hits CD’s was the last thing I remember of them, progress has come and swept away a little piece of history.
I can only hope that the little independent stores that are left will now be the last bastion of the true music lover, in search of the physical object that houses the art and inspires the passion that MP3′s will never live up to.
You can’t stop progress, nostalgia can be nice but is ultimately irrational, so mixed feelings over this to be honest. Farewell to the joy that came from heading up to the West End of London, going into HMV or Virgin, marveling over the back catalogues, finding obscure punk and new wave music to inspire my own musical ambitions, checking out and admiring the thought process that went into the cover art, the lyrics on the inner sleeve etc, now it’s just a click of a mouse whilst sitting on the sofa and referring to your favourite new song as “the third track in I think?”.
Looking back can be a pain in the neck.
Peace and love for 2013 – SOUND/S/LAB
Contemplating the finishing touches to the second album by Sound/S/Lab, entitled “Fugitive Colours” – Expected for release late February 2013. – The mixing process is scary, but it’s in progress – Mastering will be done here in Calgary, album sleeve is being assembled by ILK Media Productions. More news to follow……….
The progress with Sound/S/lab’s 2nd album:- Ok, so I’m taking my time with this one, I had set a deadline and a friend said “what’s the rush?”. He was right, no rush.
The post recording portion is taking time, some post production tweaks and a more intense mixing process. There have been so many influences over the year spent putting this album together that I have lost count. There’s certainly more guitar on there, with some of the late addition songs being written on acoustic and then made ‘electronic’. Sleeve design is already in motion, ILK graphics piecing it together as I speak, track listing to be finalized as soon as possible. Very exciting times, looking to an early 2013 release, with hopefully a track being posted before the end of the year. Working on a promo video for that too.