1 down, 5 to go…

TPHAfter working with the orchestra stuff for quite some time, the first tune is now more or less completed. I will always change and improve stuff as I go along, but the main work with the strings and whatnot for this first song is finally “done” for this stage. It sure takes time to compose all these arrangements, but it’s pure joy to see what those layers do to the songs when they’re there. Now there’s “just” 5 more tracks to do this with before I can move on to the electronics, loops, effects and whatnot. Stuff that is basically just as time consuming as the orchestra work. Writing the material is the easy part, arranging all these ingredients and making it worthy of TPH‘s standards is another thing. Be sure that after the masterpiece that is “TCRA” this needs to be on a different level altogether, and it will be. I won’t even start to think about how many hours I am putting into this to make my vision come alive, but this is what needs to be done.

Almost to the day, one year ago we released “TCRA” and set a new standard for what I can do with this entity known as TPH. I poured everything into that album and seriously didn’t have a clue as for how to move forward after it was completed on 12/12/12. The performances of everyone involved are just mindblowing, pushing me even further to create something spectacular this time around… And when I listen to what I have in front of me now, it feels nothing short of… fascinating. I can’t really describe it with any other word. I have no idea where it comes from, but piece by piece it’s slowly coming together – forming something I didn’t quite expect when I wrote the first thing that eventually became the seed to this coming beast. I can’t wait until I can put this piece in the stereo when it’s reached its final phase and see what it all became. But hey, that might be just a tad early to even think about right now. As mentioned before, I have a ton of plans for what I wanna do with this – we’ll see how it all goes down.

In short: this is the most intricate, developed, challenging and dominating piece of art I have ever worked with.

More updates will follow when there’s something of value to reveal.

Posted by Lord K Philipson, December 8th, 2013 | Filed in News, The Project Hate.