We were in a surreal snowy zone high on the moors between Lockerbie and Eskdalemuir when Luke told Adam and me that Don Van Vliet was dead. That was a poignant moment, we were on a crazy mission to play a gig in one of the remotest parts of the UK while the rest of the country was falling apart in weather chaos. The gig went really well.
We all love Captain Beefheart’s music. This one’s interesting…
The debut album is now out and can be bought from music.brynovsky.co.uk.
Thanks to everyone who has helped to make it happen!
Saturday 18th December, 7.00pm
Eskdalemuir Village Hall
If you can get there, we’ll be there along with Samson Sounds and DJs. It’ll be warm inside!
This is our first proper gig so could be interesting – it’s a benefit gig for Tibet charity Rokpa.
Bring your own drinks. Fancy dress alert!
Well not exactly…it’s a pre-order. The CDs are not yet manufactured but it’s still money in the Paypal account!
It does feel like a major milestone. While I try not to stress out about artwork, masters, sleeve notes and record label mischief it’s good to think that some chilled person has drifted onto the site and clicked the button to reserve their CD.
Yep, you can pre-order and get a CD in time for Christmas if you are so inclined! CDs will be sent out to arrive by or before the 17th so you can be one of the first to get a copy.
For those who like to buy digital from various downloading stores, you’ll be able to get a copy on 17th December. Try searching for Brynovsky on iTunes or wherever you like to buy stuff!
The album is set for general release on Friday 17th December!
The guys at Wavemill did an awesome job on the mastering – they really know their reggae – and the finished masters are now being prepared for release by Air Street.
Downloaders should be able to buy it at any online digital music store e.g. Amazon, Boomkat, iTunes, Spotify, we7 and it’ll also be for sale in various formats on this site.
CDs can be pre-ordered soon from this site to recieve a copy in time for Christmas. CDs will also be available at a few select stores. More on this later…
We’re playing at Eden Festival, near Moffat this Saturday afternoon. It’s the first public performance for the band so we’re all really looking forward to it. It’ll be great to catch Roots Manuva, Gill Scott Heron and Pama International too!
We started practising last week with a whole bunch of musicians who all want to be a part of turning Brynovsky into a live act.
We have a great rehearsal space and some keen individuals who love their reggae and dub music.
We are fortunate to have…
A drummer who is also a keen dub producer and runs a sound system
An experienced bass player who is multi-skilled (drums, keyboards, studio production, reggae DJ)
An on stage mixer, sample trigger and effects man who also runs a sound system
A young keyboard player with a natural bubble – a roots reggae enthusiast
Oh yes, and I’ll be playing guitar.
I’ll be posting info about our first gigs soon.
I had some ideas for titles for the album but they all seemed pretty lame.
Then we thought that you don’t really have to name a debut album. Look at Santana, Paul Weller, Gorillaz, Neu! etc. …but then your first album becomes known as the ‘first album’ – it might be what you do when you can’t think of a title (passing it off as a tradition for debut albums).
Maybe we can do better… err…
Then our drummer said, “Why not pick a name from one of the tracks…” I thought… “Good idea.”