Hey, folks, i hope you are all keeping well and staying safe! Today, two new albums dropped: Homebound Self-Isolation https://pezhed1.bandcamp.com/album/homebound-self-isolation Shelter In Place https://pezhed1.bandcamp.com/album/shelter-in-place Why two, you might ask? Well, like many of you, i've been working from home, avoiding going out unless it's absolutely necessary, and practicing safe social distancing. To keep from going stir crazy, i came up with the idea that i would produce one complete track every day for 10 days straight, just as a challenge. Then a young beat maker who goes by the handle Rendengang contacted me with a proposal for a collab, and i broached the same '10 in 10' idea to him. He was totally on board with the concept, and he promised that he'd send me a basic track every day during the same timeframe for me to add bass and guitar tracks to. So now i was committed to doing 20 finished tracks in 10 days, LOL. i managed to get the collab with the beat maker done in that timeframe, no problem. That album is the Shelter In Place one, with credit going to my session alter ego, Philomena 'Phil' Tyme. WARNING: this album does contain some EXPLICIT LANGUAGE! This is the first collab track we did together: AFROBEATZ Homebound Self-Isolation is the companion solo project; that one took me over the self-imposed 10 day limit because one of the tracks i laid down ended up being almost 9 minutes long, and didn't quite fit with the rest of the album's more concise ones. That track will appear on an upcoming collection of looper based ambient stuff though, so you will get to hear it eventually. For this album, i'm working off of ideas and themes relating to how i'm dealing with some of the issues that crop up in this situation we all find ourselves in at the moment. It's a real challenge, especially for someone like me who tends to go off the rails when my routines are disrupted (OCD is a real PITA at times, to put it mildly)... so now i have to make some new routines, i guess. Wish me luck! Here's a sample track from the solo project: The Streets Are Empty Now If you like what you hear, both albums are up on bandcamp now and there are some free downloads available, or if you want to support these efforts financially, well... every little bit helps, especially right now! In any case, give them a listen and let me know what you think. At the very least it should help to pass the time, LOL!