MF music news:
1. “Feline, Fish and Fetish,” a 19-track MF solo album recorded circa 1999 during the Amazing Meet Project era, focuses on acoustic-based songs reflecting the period just after disbanding with Love in Reverse and Warner/Reprise records. These are some very personal songs fraught with the emotional madness surrounding that period of my life, loaded with acoustic 6 and 12-string guitars, electric guitars, bass, Mellotron and tribal percussion all performed by myself. https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/michael-ferentino/id308854557
2. Bedtime for Robots has a brand new unreleased track on the Ghost Box Radio compilation, Telephone to the Dead. “Black Holy” is, by far, one of my darkest ambient tracks to date. The compilation is free through Bandcamp and features hours of amazing dark ambient tracks by several brilliant artists. https://ghostboxradio.bandcamp.com/
3. “Elements” will be the next official full-length release by Bedtime for Robots. This one is a departure from the usual darkness and features over an hour of melodic electronic chill tracks inspired by the winter of 2013, when I resided in a log cabin in Medford, NJ and first acquired my iPhone 4S. This was the first album I ever created entirely on the iPhone (every single sound and final mix as well). I think you will be amazed at the quality of the recordings, especially considering it was only 15 years ago that I created most of my works in a $70,000 home studio. The times they are a changing!
4. Work is underway for a live broadcast of “the 24-Hour Psychosis.” That’s right, 24 exhausting hours of experimental studio recordings using just about every type of acoustic, electric and electronic device under the sun from violins and accordion to screaming electric guitars, vintage Moog synthesizers and iPods, Internet and DVD tricks unlike anything you have ever experienced. This 24-Hour piece of insanity promises to be a mood & mind altering experience akin to Pink Floyd meets Flaming Lips and Sonic Youth on a large dose of magic mushrooms. I shit you not!
5. Last, but not least, I will finally be releasing my epic “Wind Sweeps over Everyone” in the first quarter of 2015. The album began in 1993 as an epic ode to the art of the song. The first prototype was finished the morning of Kurt Cobain’s suicide in April of 1994. It has been revamped a few more times since and is finally ready for public consumption. The album is an onslaught of songs of various rock subgenres from Americana to garage rock to glam-infused acoustic and even post-prog rock. The final version contains nearly 4 hours of songs, including unbelievable performances and mixes by Andres Karu of Love in Reverse, DOG and Amazing Meet Project. I left a few bumps and bruises on the final mixes as a sort of homage to the presentation of one of my favorite rock epics, the Beatles white album.