Ten Hymns for Modern Times is now ready for pre-order

Look what’s just arrived in my site shop!

The forthcoming double CD digipack edition of TEN HYMNS FOR MODERN TIMES is now ready for pre-order. Releases Fri 2nd September 2022, with a livestream album launch on Bandcamp which will be announced soon. And when you order from me here, I’ll also include a code for a digital download of the album(s) from Bandcamp. there’s currently one track up there for pre-listen, too.

I’ll also be launching my own Patreon site, where my dark, zany, vaguely thoughtful quirk will be hosted. And integrated seamlessly with this site 🙂  I’m still setting up the Patreon, and working my webmaster Ziva like a dog to make this happen; but can reveal there will be various tiers of Siebenite wondrousness, with tiers offering exclusive Solstice album recordings, bespoke mini-concerts, concerts for patrons, Sieben STAMPS to save and build to various rewards, such as invites to concerts in my garden. No, you can’t will a speedboat, but if you fund Kev’s “machinery of meatbag destruction” as he requested yesterday, he’ll be happy. This (along with my site) will be the home, the hub for all catch-up and archive for all SIEBEN ONLINE shows. For now, I can reveal the Patreon tiers:

  • UPSTAIRS HOOVER TIER
  • POCKET & MONOTRON TIER
  • SIEBEN TIER
  • KEV TIER
  • KEVSTAR TIER
  • MATT LEVEL 1 CONSULTATION
  • MATT LEVEL 2 CONSULTATION
  • MATT KEVSTAR LEVEL 3 TIER

I can also reveal that each tier of support comes with its own Kev rating, for example: 

  • POCKET & MONOTRON TIER – KEV RATING: “AT THIS RATE I CAN BUY BUM BATTERIES, AND A BEER FOR MATT”
  • KEV TIER – KEV RATING: “YOU’RE REALLY BEGINNING TO HELP ME DESTROY HUMANITY, NOW!”
  • KEVSTAR TIER – KEV RATING: “BLOOMIN’ HECK, MATT; AT THIS RATE I CAN BUILD MY OWN SKYNET!”

More on this soon. Back to that pesky album I’ve been writing, developing and playing you all over the past six months in SIEBEN ONLINE or at various live gigs:

There’s a STUDIO and a LIVE version of the album, (KEV: “that’s why there’s 2 CDs, meatbags!”) something for everyone’s preference, hopefully. I’m liking four of the studio versions better, and six of the live ones, overall 😉

As always, amazing mood-setting artwork from the inimitable Martin F Bedford, across the 8 panels of the digipack, and in the 8 page booklet that’s inside a pocket. Here’s a sneak at the digipack panel:

I’m pretty damned pleased with how it sounds too. A huge thank to Conor Nutt for his artistic sensibilities before I committed them to ‘MIXED’. And Dan Worrall for his amazing sonic sensibilities in the mastering.

It’s out 2nd September, Double-CD and Digital, direct from my own REDROOM label (REDROOM 042CD and REDROOM 043D). And I’ll have them with me when I’m out and about touring. Can’t wait for you all to hear it, in its entirety.

Matt – June 2022

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