Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New project - Pale Sketcher

At the turn of the New Year, I signed a deal with Ghostly International to develop a new project - Pale Sketcher. Pale Sketcher is intended as a vehicle for me to explore, exclusively and in more detail, the 'electronica' side of jesu.
It occurred to me during the writing of the last Jesu EP 'Opiate Sun' in early 2009, that Jesu, first and foremost, was intended to be a guitar oriented project. The 'electronica' side of Jesu was just an inevitable direction for me, but never satisfied with this battle between guitars and electronica with Jesu, I decided to separate the two directions - Jesu, now, and for the forseeable future, being guitar based exclusively, with Pale Sketcher being the project where I can focus and develop further, the Jesu 'electronica' sound, without need for further fusion or compromise.

Ghostly International saw sense in the concept for this project, when I touched upon this direction with my remix of School Of Seven Bells for Ghostly.

So, forthcoming on Ghostly Intl in August 2010, is, on both CD and digital (vinyl maybe TBA) the entry release into the Pale Sketcher project - the entire out of print Jesu release 'Pale Sketches' demixed by Pale Sketcher! Two further remixes, one by King Midas Sound and one from Syntaks, will accompany the release, formats TBA.

An extract of 'Plans That Fade (Faded Dub)' from 'Pale Sketches Demixed' can be heard on the release page for the forthcoming Ghostly Intl compilation 'Ghostly By Night', to be released April 13th 2010. Please go here -

More Pale Sketcher news soon.

Jesu full length LP 3 still in demo stage. Hoping for recording to begin in August 2010, this new LP will be released through Caldo Verde.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Video interview

A video interview I did for 'Don't watch that TV!' late 2009.

Excuse the lighting!