November update

It's been a while — what's been happening? I've been hard at work in my second (third?) life as a record-making person and have put together a few projects for local artists that I'm excited for people to hear, as well as the standard life and career changes that seem to be so popular these days.

That said, we've been hard at work on the new album, and have a show coming up on December 7 with She Hangs Brightly from Veron, BC at the Slice in Lethbridge. I've been actively trying to avoid playing live shows with the band (you may have seen me around doing acoustic solo performances) to help make way for some for the changes that are coming and to allow a little breathing room with the other projects and bands I'm involved with.

We'd love to share some of the new songs with you on the 7th!

New show announced and Mountain Romantics

We're happy to announce that we'll be hitting the stage with our pals from Open Channels March 3rd at The Owl. We'll be playing material from Seas of Dawn, as well as debuting a pile of new songs. You can check out the event for the project here.

I also took part in project this past weekend with local hero John Wort Hannam, where we wrote, recorded, mixed, and released an album in 24-hours. I couldn't have asked for a better group of musicians to work with! In addition to John, Kyle Harmon and Paul Holden played on the record––who have been he rhythm section on the upcoming New Weather Machine record––and did an amazing job. The album, Maybe One Day, was released under the band name Mountain Romantics. You can check it out here.

Thanks to Steve Foord for the poster!


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First session for the next record

I went on a writing spree of sorts at the beginning of November and have what feels like a ton of new songs bouncing around. Although Seas of Dawn just came out, I decided to get back in the studio as soon as possible to begin work on the next record.

We had the first session for the next record today at Green Recording Company and did the rhythm tracks for three brand new songs, with Paul Holden on bass and Kyle Harmon on drums. Things turned out really well and I'm super excited to do some more work on these tracks and start the next batch! I'm anticipating the process going pretty quickly over the next month or so, and will be posting updates on Facebook and Instagram (but mostly Instagram).




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Red River Video

We put together a video for Red River – check it out!






Beatroute

A nice article about the new album from the fine folks at Beatroute!

The New Weather Machine: Flowing with the Changes

"The overarching theme of moving through irreversible change is what connects this collections of songs together, and anything outside of that Martin recognized as being another body of work.

“Moving through perpetual change; that would be the single concept of the album. So sometimes change is good, and sometimes change is scary, and sometimes change just happens, and it is exactly what it is.”  

Fittingly, the album will evoke different emotional responses in the listener with its seemingly odd genre shifts. Effortlessly shifting from a subdued form of indie folk to jazzy soundscapes reminiscent of Genesis style prog in a single song, it was recorded, mixed and produced by Martin in Lethbridge and takes the listener on a varied nine-track journey. "