In 2013 three projects are in progress:
Senking and Reptilicus collaboration
and Reptilicus, with Rúnar Magnússon
on board as third member, are working on a joint album drawing on recording sessions of vintage synthesizers at Grant Avenue Studio
in Hamilton, Canada, in November 2011 (among the synths were EMS Synthi A, ARP 2600 + sequencer, Moog 15, Minimoog, Roland System 100 + sequencer). In the sessions, Bob Doidge was at the mixing desk and Dean Batute provided assistance and expertise on operating the vintage gear. The sessions were made possible by William Blakeney and Praveer Baijal of Yatra-Arts
. Work on the album is on going, with first results expected by the end of 2013.
Re:Written – recordings from Tectonics 2013
Reptilicus are working on an album length project entitled Re:Written
in the wake of their participation in the Tectonics festival
, organised by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra
and curated by its main conductor, Ilan Volkov, in Reykjavík, in April 2013. In connection with their performance, Reptilicus did various recordings of performances, rehearsals, introductions, the audience and environment at the festival. Re:Written
will be composed of pieces where some of these recordings are manipulated and put into new contexts. Among the material utilised (with permisson) are recordings of the works of Christian Wolff and Pauline Oliveros.
New studio album
Reptilicus are working on a new full length studio album, the first in over a decade. The material has been written and developed live and in the studio with guest appearances by Runar Magnusson
and the Crying Cowboy. Mixing is expected to finish in late 2013 or early 2014.
Reptilicus 20.4.2011 Johann e and the Crying Cowboy photographed by Orrustubjarki