Derivations is so, so close to being released. The beta listeners are through with it, and I’ve finished mastering it. However, there are some things standing in the way, preventing it from being released right this moment. We’re having major repair and renovation work done on our house next week, so we’ve got to move everything out of the house and into one of those PODS containers for a while. I’m also going to have surgery to partially amputate another toe due to osteomyelitis (bone infection), this time the second toe on my right foot. And that’s just for starters. The album cover isn’t even finished yet, although what is finished looks pretty cool.
What I’m going to do, then, since I can’t yet release the whole album, is release another single. I’ve already released the jazz fusion track, “What It Shall Be,” last year. This time I’ll be releasing an electronica track called “Interstate 30.” It’s an upbeat track which really does conjure up images of traveling along the freeway near my home, complete with the ubiquitous traffic jam in the middle. I’ve had great feedback from my beta listeners on it: in fact, a couple of them are the ones suggesting I should release it as a single.
I’m still going to have to wait for the home repairs/renovation and my toe surgery before I can do the single release, but that’s just a couple of weeks. I’ll announce the release date right here as soon as I have it. Please stay tuned!