April 2, 2012

PH 2012 Update

Posted in General at 1:51 pm by Matt

It’s been a considerably long time since I posted anything on here, which might give some readers the impression that nothing is going on in the world of Potmos Hetoimos. Far from it, friends!

  • I have been hard at work writing music and lyrics for the ninth full-length, the closing album to the trilogy which began with “Agatha” and “Evelyn”. In the last few weeks, this writing has come to fruition, as almost all of the guitar tracks have been recorded.
  • If you paid attention to the lyrics of “Evelyn”, you should be able to guess what the album will be called.
  • In a bold new step for PH, I will be recording REAL drums in a studio this week. Hopefully, this will add a dynamic dimension that has been lacking, and will put to rest any questions about whether the drums are played or programmed.
  • In another quality-enhancing measure, this will be the first PH album to get professionally mastered.
  • Not one, not two, not three, but FOUR individuals who I greatly respect have agreed to contribute vocals (and perhaps more) to the album. These are people from bands that range from up-and-coming to quite well-known. You will be pleasantly surprised! But I’m not revealing details yet – not until the parts are actually recorded, just in case anything falls through.

No set release date yet, other than to say that it will be sometime in 2012. This allows me to have plenty of time to collaborate with my guests, add extra ideas here and there, and generally round this out into the most complete and well-conceived PH release yet. Keep your eyes peeled though – there’s no telling when a teaser might pop up!

June 18, 2011

PH on Bandcamp

Posted in Albums, General at 3:18 am by Matt

As of today, Potmos Hetoimos has a page on the pretty excellent music-sharing site, Bandcamp. Check it out at http://potmoshetoimos.bandcamp.com!

PH has previously kept to myspace and last.fm for music sharing. Myspace is plagued with issues, and I have not kept it updated. Last.fm is wonderful because they do not limit file size or length and allow free streams and downloads – what other free site would host the full version of Dance With Divinity? But, alas, last.fm is not without problems as well, namely how complex it is for those with limited internet savvy to navigate to the appropriate place to hear or obtain the songs, as well as the fact that (I believe) last.fm compresses downloadable mp3s to 128 kbps. Not nice.

Bandcamp offers the benefit of very, very simple streaming and downloading, and allows downloads in excellent quality. They can do this because they force you to upload lossless files (i.e., WAVs). The limitations are on file size (no lossless 2-hour songs) and on the quantity of free downloads; however, I don’t anticipate more than 200 people per month grabbing PH tracks from there. Overall, I think the advantages make it very worthwhile.

As of this posting, Evelyn is loaded onto the bandcamp site and Agatha is going up even as I type. I plan to also upload The Greater Gospel and Kingdoms; unfortunately, the first four PH albums do not exist in WAV quality and will therefore be relegated to the obscurity of last.fm and mediafire, etc. However, I may be able to recover The Millstone in lossless quality. The five-year anniversary of its release is coming up soon, after all…

September 9, 2008

Introduction

Posted in General at 9:16 pm by Matt

Greetings.

My name is Matt. My music is Potmos Hetoimos, an ancient Greek phrase which translates to “doom is at hand”. My lyrics for this project, as well as some other related information, can be found on this blog. The lyrics will be grouped by album, as almost all of my albums are conceptual or storyline.