Over 10K Youtube music plays – thank you

Thank you to everyone who has visited my Youtube music channel.

I’ve gradually been putting up a selection of my better material through the years, including the five videos from the last two albums, Whose Dream Are You Living? (2017) and Interconnected (2018).

https://www.youtube.com/user/TimBurness1/videos

Many thanks again to everyone who has supported and continues to support my music in any way, it means a huge amount.

My main music website is at timburness.com

Cheers! TB

Burness Band pics from July headliner

Thank you to photographer Rod Kidd

 

Finishing the new album

photo 1Having begun with very rough musical sketches at the end of 2009, it’s quite hard to get my head around the idea that my new album is actually finished and just about ready to master after all this time. There have been several large gaps of many months in the process, here’s a couple of previous brief blogs from 2013 and 2010.

Since the first self-funded album (Burnessence) back in 1983, one of the reasons that I have not always been happy with finished material is the lack of time (and money) spent to get the production up to a reasonably high standard. The best results have been achieved when we’ve set the bar a bit higher, as on Finding New Ways To Love (2004). In more ways than one, the new album is a follow-up to that, even though I also released Vision On in 2007. Including the Burnessence LPs and the Infinite Ocean mini-album (1997), this will be my seventh album release altogether.

photo 3Co-producer and engineer Julian Tardo has been as supportive as ever at Church Road in Hove. Julian has had extensive experience with a wide range of successful contemporary acts, including work on sessions with The Antlers and The War On Drugs, amongst countless others. It’s a mystery as to how he has been able to put up with so much of my artistic madness for so long – top bloke! Based on his experience with my album, he has written a blog on Long Term Project Management, discussing such matters as how we began in Logic 8 and finished in Logic X. Between us, we’ve just about held things together.

View from the computer - Julian (right) and myself

View from the studio computer, on a good day

The album will probably go up on Bandcamp first, with perhaps something on Soundcloud as a taster. If there is sufficient interest, there will be a CD release to follow. What’s it like? Well… it’s very me. There’s some progrock, there’s some seventies, eighties and nineties influences from different genres. Having ditched the original title of Spirit Level after it popped up in the career of Brian Pern (the BBC3 parody of Peter Gabriel) I am currently going for…

Whose Dream Are You Living?

More Tim Burness music on YouTube

Finding New Ways To Love (2004)

Finding New Ways To Love (2004)

More tracks from my albums are now up on YouTube. Mumbling In The House Of Commons (originally written in 1981, final version released in 1989) is a punky little number and the nearest thing I’ve had to a “Greatest Hit”. It has featured on several releases down the years.

The two albums below feature Fudge Smith (ex-Pendragon, ex-Steve Hackett) on drums, Keith Hastings on bass, Monty Oxymoron (The Damned) on keyboards and myself on guitar, vocals and keyboards.

From Finding New Ways To Love (2004) there is the upbeat Open Man and the darker and rockier Walk Through The Darkness, both popular tracks. I have also uploaded Heal Your Soul and Love Is For Giving and the short instrumental Beneath The Surface.

Vision On (2007)

Vision On (2007)

 

From Vision On (2007) there are the ambient pieces Undercurrents and Undercurrents II, the space-rock of Broaden Your Horizons and the instrumental progrock of Can You Hack It?

I think they’ve stood the test of time but of course I’m biased!

Tim Burness music on YouTube

Burnessence 1983

Burnessence 1983

 

We are about to upload some more tracks from my albums down the years. The following are already up on YouTube:- Touch Together and the experimental Wood Being Sawn (And Other Interesting Noises) are short instrumentals from my first album in 1983.

Poppadom Rock is an old live band favourite from the 1984 Burnessence album, I Am You Are Me. It features some nice violin and E-bow guitar.

I Am You Are Me 1984

I Am You Are Me 1984

I Don’t Know What’s Good For Me is a solo song featuring acoustic guitar and voice, released in 1997.

Unstoppable Waves Of Joy is a more upbeat progrock track from Finding New Ways To Love, released in 2004. There’s much more to go up on YouTube from this album.

 

 

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