I think this is my thirteenth full album - to be honest I'm starting to lose track.
In some ways this is part 2 of 'Evil Songs for Evil People', the studio hasn't changed radically since that album. Upgrades that have been made included a better mixing desk, as well as adding 24 channels of noise gating and replacing the multitrack's horrible potted output drivers with upgraded ones from Brian Roth, all of which have helped reduce the noise problems that plagued the start of 'Red Queen Rising' on the last album.
'The Heresiarch's Breakfast' has for a long time been the working title for the next album, at least as far back as 'The Mythical Creatures Exhibition' so in some ways it's kind of cool to finally use that title for real.
On the other hand, it made designing a cover really awkward. Kudos for Merlin for managing to cook something up, combining the concepts of 'Little Big Cat' and 'An Angry God' to produce something which is quite arresting.
Hope you enjoy it.
PDF booklet available here: dougtheeagle.com/thb/heresiarch.pdf
released March 5, 2017
All songs written and performed by J. P. Morris, Copyright (C)2016
Recorded using the Old Ways at The Lab, Cwmbran 2016
Mixed 17-18 Nov. 2016. Mastering by Alex Balzama at Swift Solutions, Feb 2017
Greetings go out to Keaton, Ren, Wuff, Chaosmage, Sofox, Merlin and co.
Also Flaviu the lynx. Thanks go out to the Rosegarden team, to Brian Roth and all at Pyral, ATR, MRL and co for keeping the analogue dream alive. Apologies to Thomas Campion.
Ian’s Industrial Breakfast courtesy Dr. I. Morris. Cover by Merlin Missingham, logo by Luke Turner. Organ recorded at St. Grod’s.
Recorded on SM900 tape, mixed to ATR Mastering tape.