May 15, 2011

Devin Townsend Project - Live EP (2011)

Devin Townsend Project
Recorded: February 1, 2010 @ Sonar, Baltimore, MD
Released: 2011

MP3 download here.

Thanks to Inside Out Music!

A message from Dev:
Hey folks, Devin here. How's tricks?

So here's the deal: I'm in the middle of an absolute monstrous amount of work, Ghost, Deconstruction, Ziltoid Rockband, Live videos, Guitar prototypes, Namm, and getting ready for tour. In a nutshell: Things are great! I'm happy to be working so much and thrilled that I don't have to write music that sounds like every other shit ass commercial rock band I hear on the radio.

My friend Brett Caldas-Lima, who did sound for us on our first tour ever as the Devin Townsend Project (Last January with BTBAM, Cynic and Scale The Summit) contacted me a while ago saying he had gone ahead and mixed one of the shows from that first tour. In listening to it, I kind of thought we sounded pretty good! Granted, it was the first tour and we were playing to a crowd that couldn't have cared less, (hence the proliferation of tasteless ad-libs on my part...apologies) but really, all things considered, it's not a bad recording and when it surfaced online, people were asking how to get a hold of it. So um... here it is!

InsideOut Music and Century Media (two truly progressive labels) are full of music lovers and good people. A great team to be on, and they offered to post this on their site. Awesome IOM/CM! Thanks for years of support! Of course, on the net you can download anything I've ever done as it is, so in a lot of ways I consider the fact that some of you spend actual money on my stuff a really nice gesture. I was going to release this on Soundcloud, but when the label asked to be involved, we decided the best idea was to put it up on their site. There's so much stuff coming out this year that costs actual money to produce that the least we can do to thank you for your support is throw you a bone every now and then.

There's 5 songs performed by my live project 'dtp' straight out of the board and then mixed by Brett:

By Your Command

The goal this year is to accumulate enough interest in what I do to work with symphonies in a live context. As the second of 4 bands on our first tour though, it's not really an option yet :) Ok, gotta get back to work...cheers! Come see us on tour if you get a chance!


PS: Please visit Brett's website, he does a great job at the production thing, and he is also the mastermind behind the band Kalisia, so yay Brett!