Kintsugi is finished (yay!), it’s going to press this week so very soon we should have the actual physical CDs in our midst.
This later than we originally planned, a large part of that being it took us quite a while to decide exactly how we wanted to release this album. From the very start of Kintsugi we wanted to do things a bit different and experiment a bit more, especially with the production side of things. Boring details aside… we ended up with two finished versions of Kintsugi, each with a different approach.
The dilemma we had is which version do we release? We discussed and discussed, there was no obvious answer to that question. So here it is: We are releasing two versions of Kintsugi.
The Standard Edition (which is the CD version) is everything you would expect from a modern day studio production. Slick, crisp, exciting and powerful. No holds barred, this conveys the tracks with a sharp, decisive attack and nails the power behind them.
The Gold Edition (download and vinyl) has a completely different feel and is more reminiscent of the analogue era, more dynamics and adds a live vibe to everything. One track is an entirely separate recording altogether. This is something special indeed and will be available on vinyl and also as a lossless high-quality download.
We just want everyone to enjoy the music, so if you buy the Standard Edition you get the Gold Edition for free as a download. There will be more details about all that in the coming weeks, but we’re still sorting out a few things for the run up to release day (including the date)!
Finally the Prog Britannia radio show hosted at http://progrock.com/pr/ will be airing a couple of tracks from Kinstugi on Monday June 30th @ 3PM. If you want to hear them first that’s where you need to be.
You can check out the show further by visiting to their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/286925034811650/.
Fresh from our gig at the weekend, we’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came down to support us and the great reception you all gave Kintsugi. It was really great to play live once again and to give the new material it’s first airing, as well as meeting you all!
Also thanks to Epsilon for the invite and the chance to play, they are a stellar band and bunch of guys. There is a lot of prog love between our two bands.
Taken By Cheryl Zimmermann
Lastly, it was brought to our attention that our online shop hasn’t been working as the checkout was broken. The issue has now been fixed and the shop is back up and running again. Sorry to anyone who has been trying to order from our site!
We hope you are well! If you haven’t been on our official site for a while handtheband.com – then now is the time. We’ve relaunched it with a brand new look and more info, it’s now easier than ever to get to our music, videos and merch.
As well as the new site, our music video for Level One is being premiered at Tokyo Demo Fest this weekend. It’s being released there first as even though it is our music video, it is also a very big project for the team behind it. We’re really excited about this and wish the guys all the best luck in the competition!
We’re hoping to bring you the completed video and track very soon, there’s just some very minor tweaking to be done before we release it to the world.
However, here is a new shot to whet your appetite 🙂
Level One Video Screenshot
Finally we’d like to announce our first live date for our return to the gigging scene. We shall be playing in our home town of Horsham on May 23rd @ The Holbrook Club. Full details will follow shortly (and be available on all our social sites) but this will be the first time to hear a large part of Kintsugi live.
We hope you will be able to make it!
Have a great weekend,
So we are finally back from the land of OZ and fully enjoying the lovely English weather 😉
Work is back up and running on Kintsugi with 8 out of the 9 songs complete. There’s just a little bit of tweaking needed on the opening track to provide the cherry on top.
We wanted to share with you the cover artwork and tracklisting, I think you’ll agree that Gustavo Sazes has done an amazing job! We can’t wait for you to see the full CD design.
Anthem (Ode To The Giddy)
Through The Big Door Up the Stairs And Out
Words To That Effect (instrumental)
As always we welcome your comments and feedback via any of our social media sites, or leave us a comment below.
There’s just time before Christmas to say we hope you have a great time over the holidays and an awesome new year! We’d like to thank you for all your continued support in 2013, it really means a lot to us, so thank you.
We hope you’ve enjoyed all the behind the scenes footage for Kintsugi so far, we have two rather special videos coming up in the new year for you which we are really excited about. We’re taking a break over Christmas and some time in January as most of the band are overseas for a little while. When we get back it will be full steam ahead with promo, new tracks, new merch, and launch gigs!
Have a great one everybody, we wish you all the best!
Dan, Kat, Kieren & TJ
A lot has been happening behind the scenes for the last couple of weeks! We’re still mixing the album as there’s a bit of tweaking left to do, but it’s sounding rather beefy, and very yummy right now. We are well on the way to a completed album and when it’s done we may put up a song or two 🙂
Aside from the mxing we have been finalising release dates, artwork, promo plans, merch etc. We have a list as long as our arms to work through, but it’s all starting to come together which is very exciting!
Take a look at our video diary from the studio, it has lots of behind the scenes footage but make sure to watch right to the end 😉
Kintsugi Studio Diary
There’s loads more to come and we’d love to know your thoughts so far, feel free to drop us a comment on Facebook, Youtube or below.