366 days prior I was driving to Walpole to begin the new chapter of SWEETDICULOUS.
366 days later...I'm starting a new chapter again, this time, with another previously-declared-dead stage act.
That's right. Aces Down is coming back in 2013.
But before I delve into that, I need to get on the topic of some other things that have happened in 2012.
-CONFESSIONS AFTER DARK-
After a solid year of work, Confessions has arrived. 5 songs, available on Bandcamp right this moment. This is the start of the Imperfect Trilogy...uglyside is making headway right now. Should be done in Februrary, ilf all goes according to plan.
-MC LARNY GETS LIVE-
This was the dream coming true. Finally meeting collaborators who just get it, who can work with their own styles of music and merge into mine, to make something awesome happen.
I got lucky that I met Meghan and Tyler both this year, as well as Tom. The 3 of them have been a creative spark in my circuits that has got me yearning for the stage all over again. Playing new songs with them has been some of the most fun I've had in quite some time music wise.
-PROJECT NIGHTMARE DOES IT AGAIN-
5 feature installments, and a spinoff series can't describe how huge Nightmare has been to my creative process. It has been some of the best ways to express my creative sides and by doing that, I've been able to work bits and pieces into my live setup, giving old tracks new life, and new ideas a platform to jump off.
PN 36(5) was an accomplishment. 365 days, and using those as a diary of sorts. Capture emotions, triumphs, failures, all of that into instrumental expression and it becomes so much more than it looks.
Also, Project Nightroid gave me a chance to expand deeper into a more cinematic sound. One that evokes and shows different faces, but they all make sense in the big scheme of things.
OK, that's in the rearview. Let's bring out 2013!
-KEEP IT LIVE-
With the conclusion of college, it's time to go back to work with music and FINALLY get the wheels moving. Expect a lot more chances to see MC Larny live in 2013. January 9th and 13th, the dates of the Winter War Micro-Tour...an open mic and a performance at All Asia in Cambridge. Exciting times.
-THE NEXT WAVE-
Well, the trilogy will end in 2013. Somehow. And there WILL be a CD release at the same time EP #3 comes out. It will all tie in together so keep an eye out for that.
Also, hopefully backwards/forwards will formally begin tracking in 2013 as well. Once EP #3 is out, we're going in to start the next full length LP.
-THE RETURN OF ACES DOWN-
OK...let me explain.
Aces Down was dead. And it was going to stay that way. Until I came to a conclusion in the middle of last year...why not do it again?
It wasn't an easy choice. But I felt that the nature of Aces Down, the collision of musical styles, that was a good idea that ALMOST worked. So hence why it's coming back.
With all the pending instability with collaborators moving farther away from a central location, and being a first-hand victim of how distance affects musical relationships, a collective gives me a chance to work with more people, but also avoid having to shuffle lineups when something happens. It's a fluid nature.
And when you consider a collective that spans different genres, Aces Down makes sense. A lot of sense.
While I will always, and I mean this, ALWAYS have the memories of the first lineup of this band in my mind and heart, there's enough reasoning for me to make this change. Specifically, because of a lot of changes in my life, with the first lead singer and I haven't talked since 2010.
So with that noted, the first lineup is not getting back together. And it's time to reboot the Aces.
The lineup will be revealed soon. But a little word of advice...
It's always wild.