Michael Mull Octet

Michael Mull Octet

Saturday, June 18, 2011

"Peasant Funk" Coming Soon

Looking forward to a busy upcoming week. I'll be going into the studio for a couple of days to record Orkestar MEZE's debut album, "Peasant Funk"! We have been polishing all your peasant favorites and working on a couple brand new songs for the record, and are all excited to get in the studio this week. We did a great photo shoot for the album today in the hills of Sunland, complete with horses, sheep, dust and pitchforks; can't wait to see what came out of that!

More updates to follow, but "Peasant Funk" should be out in about a month, with a big CD release party in the works as well!

Otherwise, I'll be posting a few upcoming gigs here very soon, come back soon. I've also been transcribing some more solos by Meshuggah's Fredrik Thordendal, a project I began last year and was put on hold until now. Once I get a couple more done, I'll post here with some analysis --- transcribing has already yielded some amazing stuff, so I'm excited to share it with you.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Friday Night Peasant Bacchanalia

Friends and Peasants,

Just a quick reminder that Orkestar MEZE will be rocking Rusty's Surf Ranch on the Santa Monica pier yet again this Friday night at 10pm. We started a monthly residency there recently, and will be bringing the peasant funk on the first Friday of every month. Here's the facebook event.

We are so grateful to have reached and surpassed our Kickstarter goal, and Orkestar MEZE's first album will be recorded, mixed, mastered and manufactured this month, to be available for all you peasants early July! We'll be recording at the Mouse House Studio with world-class engineer Rich Mouser, so expect the recording quality to be, well, not-so-peasant. More info to come!

Lastly, don't forget to check my posting about the Benefit Event for Japan at Peace Yoga this Sunday, 6/4/11. I'm bringing a quartet to play, plus two other bands, a dance show, and some amazing prizes for super cheap raffle tickets. This event has been tirelessly organized and prepared by my wife Ami, and 100% of the proceeds go to the Japanese Red Cross to help relieve and rebuild. Details can be found here.