Friday, November 16, 2007

PAR-2 Update (or "Where Have We Been?")

Things have been quiet on the web side here at PAR-2 recently. We have been experimenting with a new site design a bit, but nothing is finalized yet there. So what has been going on since the release of "Mainspring Motion"? A lot and not much. The state of the psy-trance market, among other factors both professional and personal among the PAR-s staff, contributed to a bit of a financial crisis for the last half a year so things have been moving slowly since last July.

However, things are finally looking up and we are hopeful that the biggest victim in current release schedule, Jikkenteki's "Flights Of Infinity" will finally be printed in late Jan. or Feb. 2008. Zekazy informs us that "Be Your Own Boss" is progressing nicely. The third release in the works is a double CD remix project by Jikkenteki that is roughly half finished, but we have no word on when that will be completed at the moment.

Feedback on Mainspring Motion is finally starting to come in and its been pretty positive. Check out some comments here. Nov. 3rd saw the Mainspring Motion release party in at Club GEL in Akita, Japan. The event was great and the crowd was in good spirits despite some serious computer issues in Jikkenteki's live set (oh, the joys of modern technology!). Mainspring will also be available on in WAV and 320 mp3 format sometime in the next few weeks so check back soon if you prefer the digital formats.

Mainspring artist Fizzy also had a release party in Tokyo last month, but unfortunately seriously injured his hand a few days before the show and was unable to perform his live set due to being in the hospital. Reports tell us the show was still a success and thankfully Fizzy appears to be recovering well. Best of luck!

Mainspring artist Prosect has been busy under his Sound Field and Sonify project names as of late. He has launched a new website, and has released a couple of free digital EPs there complete in wav format. We highly recommend checking them out. In addition the Sound Field - Ascension EP has been released digitally by Oxygen records, which contains the original version of Tribalogic (which Amygdala remixed on Mainspring Motion). Check out the Ascension EP here.