Recording of Album 8

18 Sep 2017

It has been a busy day, but there is a lot to show for it! The root of all 15 songs is now firmly in place and about half the songs have now a drum pulse, which is a nifty term to use for what I am doing for this album to bring a human groove to all things fast and slow. More on that in a video coming up later on!

So, what is next? After the drum pulses are ready, it is of course time to implement the actual drums for the songs. Then will come some bass, followed by guitars and vocals. All the synth parts are ready now and have been exported as final versions.

There is also a very nice and cohesive concept that was conjured for this album and the story will progress along with the songs into something that ends in dust :) It is still a skeleton layout, but will receive a firm coat of steel around it in the upcoming times.

So, officially, the recording process has started! It will culminate into having everything except the actual vocals done, hopefully by the end of this year. With luck, the vocals too will be ready and we'll have a fist-inducing release done!

The looming LEDs in the distance

3 Sep 2017

The new album is quite ready at this point. The songs have been selected and the tracklist is quite firm and kickass. Just need to finish the lyrics and fine-tune some parts, and then it's recording time! I'm sure the instruments will be ready by the end of this year, but the vocals might take a while still.

Since the songs are already listenable, why not just head on and listen to the Youtube playlist with all the 15 songs :) The album versions will naturally be completely re-recorded and mixed properly (these are demo versions), and with vocals added.

Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1gg-FuPM1o&list=PLjP_hwyQP5M6vRl56OlIfM1PG0CGZ2keK

There is a *TON* of outtake songs, and I'm sure they will appear somewhere in the future. So fear not if your favourite track is not on this particular release :)

In other news, there will soon be a new website ready to launch :) The aim is to make a lot more interactive and of course modernize it quite a lot!

Soon ready to start recording

9 Jul 2017

After checking the votes and doing some additional choices, the final song list is starting to take shape! Soon it is once again time to record and prepare the lyrics. Since there is a lot of material (54 songs), there is bound to be some outtakes. Perhaps they will be included as bonus tracks or maybe an EP is formed out of them. Maybe a compilation of sorts?

The next album has no name yet, but hopefully it will be ready for release by the end of this year, or early 2018.

Meanwhile, we have now uploaded the entire album "...of What Remains" to Youtube in HD - enjoy!

Voting status

3 Mar 2017

Alrighty, the voting has been going on for a few months now and we have some tracks standing out already. There are 14 songs at the moment that lead the pack, in popularity order:

Exogenic Pulse
Aural Disconnect
Photon City
From Biodeath to Persistence
World Vector

On Splitting Planets
The Cybernetics
Revolution Mechanism
The Thought Machinery
Cybernetic Warrior

Source Corrupt
The Evolved Ones
What Makes Us Cyborgs
Manipulation Gear

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And as a kind of related, some of you might know about February Album Writing Month, which is a yearly event where the goal is to write 14 songs during February. I've been taking part a few years already and here's the 14 songs from this year's FAWM - and most of the tracks are very much in Vortech style :) Perhaps we will have 2 albums coming out?

Let the system terminate the speakers!

17 Dec 2016

So it begins... we have now uploaded 24 new demo songs to a playlist you can all vote and comment on! Later next year, the top songs will be included on our 8th full length album - all songs will of course be re-recorded as usual. But enjoy the beginning of a new year to the tune of some industrial metal!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrhevvEMxMo&list=PLjP_hwyQP5M5IhhvwZA5LuOVas2pShcal

Here's something to get started with: