Thank you for visiting this website, particularly over the last months when the news has been patchy and infrequent. There’s been a lot of other things going on behind the scenes. Here’s what will be being happening in the coming year.
Although we have ended Severed Heads, I will keep the material available on Bandcamp, Apple Music etc. None of the material is abandoned or freeware. I’ll have to remove some music to reduce the maintenance load. At the same time there’ll be more effort put into a simple coherent museum on nilamox.com for the band’s 40 year history.
We have been assembling parts for replacement copies of Aversion 2 AKA ‘the rat box’. We’ll start by sending out copies where replacement is needed, then follow up with a small number of remaining copies to new owners.
The plan is to have both sevcom.com and nilamox.com link to a single site, in which sevcom will be a historical section. I am happy to tell you that my 1990’s side project Co Kla Coma will have two albums though nilamox, a retrospective Co Kla Pedia and the long lost Co Kla Coma 96 which was buried in the early 2000’s by a dispute between the two USA members, which has moved into ‘no longer care’ mode. It is going to take a little time to unpack and mix the vintage 96-bit stems but it’ll well be worth it.
This will be followed by a new album by Ike Ear, details to come later.
The Man Cave
See a post following on this blog for details of my decision to stop collecting music hardware. It can be summarized quickly – the only thing that matters is the sound, and software is where the most interesting sounds are being made. The Man Cave was always sceptical about the hardware, and it needs to act on that. It will need extensive development to move deprecated articles to a historical area and add new reviews of software tools.
It may need to be unavailable for a while. It’s back up.
See a following post for information about the ongoing game design project. This project has reached the stage of a design document, and there are many exciting elements that have now been pinned down and made ready for pre-visualisation.
Other life changes
Unexpectedly I am back teaching at UNSW in 2020. I left the university in 2016 to start up touring, at which time I thought I’d be out of work forever, but it seems some bridges don’t burn that well. Employment is hard to find at my age so it would silly for me not to take up the offer.
Unfortunately surgery to remove half of my thyroid has revealed that there was cancer, and we must go on to remove the entire gland to try ensure it doesn’t come back. If you have to have cancer, then the thyroid is a good place to have it, so I’m not worried, but I’m bloody cranky about it let me tell you.