It’s been a while, I know.
Let’s start with the good news.
“Night Maze”, Glass Apple Bonzai’s 2nd album is DONE!
It’s currently being mastered and the artwork is being finalised as we speak.
The release date is May 1st and it will be Digital Only to begin with.
As always the artwork is being done by Paul Sizer of SIZER Design+Illustration
And again, as always the album is being mastered by Martin Bowes @ The Cage – Coventry UK
I’m really proud of this album and can’t wait to unleash it upon the masses.
And speaking of which…I’m pretty damn happy to announce that GAB will be sharing the stage with
Canadian Synth-Legends RATIONAL YOUTH on June 27th @ Nocturne in Toronto, Ontario.
I’ve been a fan of Rational Youth for a long time and this is going to be a special show.
Also performing are Depression Era, who are really good. So show up to see all three acts.
Here’s the poster.
I keep forgetting to update this thing….
Ok, first up!
Glass Apple Bonzai will be performing a show in Toronto on Friday, March 6th at Nocturne with special guests
“for all the emptiness”
I’ll be doing this show solo as Steve has been abducted by those weird aliens from the movie “Enemy Mine” and right now he’s learning how to be Louis Gossett, Jr.
Anyway, here’s the Facebook event link and the poster for the show (and upcoming 132 Productions shows)
Come see Glass Apple Bonzai perform with “for all the emptiness” at Nocturne – Toronto – Friday March 6th
And of course, the big news as of late is that GAB will ALSO be performing at this year’s Terminus Festival in Calgary, Alberta in July.
My other band, Defence Mechanism, performed there 2 years ago and it was an absolutely amazing experience.
I expect nothing less this year. Many awesome bands will be performing throughout the 3 days of the festival.
Click on the image below and check out the currently unfolding list of bands performing, and other details!
See Glass Apple Bonzai Performance at Terminus – Velocity – July 2015
So, the big news around the Glass Apple Bonzai camp is that we are confirmed to play a show in Reykjavik, Iceland on Saturday, November 8th at the Dillon.
Krummi (of Icelandic synthpop act Legend) does the booking for the Dillon and he has set the whole thing up. So a big thanks to him.
This is will mark Bonzai’s first out-of-country performance EVER, and what a way to start.
Iceland has been on my list of places to visit since I was a kid, so this is a big deal.
We’ll be performing off-venue during the Iceland Airwaves Festival, so it’s going to be a pretty amazing experience and we’re planning something special for that performance.
In other music related news the “Night Maze” EP is nearing completion and I’m planning a digital release of it at first, then cassette (with download included), and eventually a 10″ vinyl release.
Speaking of vinyl, I’m also putting together the details for a special edition re-release of “Glass Apple Bonzai” on vinyl with a special 7″ 45-rpm of an exclusive “single mix” of Too Late to Let Go.
Also in December (no exact date just yet) I will be doing a live scoring of the Fritz Lang’s 1927 cinematic masterpiece Metropolis.
Join me on stage for that night will be Ethan Moseley of Promonium Jesters, Mutant Women, and Defence Mechanism.
Ethan is a master of weird disjointed noises and electronic wizardry, which are both necessary components to scoring this film.
So far nothing is set in stone, but the details will be finalised soon.
– Daniel X. Belasco
As most of you know, Kinetik Festival – one of the bigger Industrial/Electronic/EBM festivals – was canceled. Not only for this year, but apparently forever and ever.
Kinetik was to be the stage, literally, for Glass Apple Bonzai’s debut live performance and with the collapse of the festival it seemed that perhaps some rescheduling was in order, and of course huge amounts of disappointment.
Enter the fine minds of Troy Hilton (Darker Side of Light Promotions), Alex Kennedy (I Die:You Die), and Scott Fox (iVardensphere) put their noses to the grind stoned and made a new fire from the ashes of Kinetik.
This fire is called “AFTERMATH :: Industrial/EBM/Synthpop May 22-25th, 2014 ::“, and as you can see it takes place the same weekend that Kinetik was scheduled.
And oh yeah….GLASS APPLE BONZAI IS PERFORMING!
That’s right, we’ve been reinstated and will be performing our debut gig at Aftermath.
Here’s a banner. Because…banners.
I know it says “Industrial” on the banner/cover/image/whatever but it’s not just industrial music. Trust me.
I’m really jazzed to be a part of this festival and can’t wait to perform the Bonzai material live. Especially to a bunch of people…instead of the usual room full of 15 people at a dank bar with the crappiest sound system ever. (OK, I kinda like those shows too)
Anyhow, in the meantime I’m busy preparing all of the perk packages for the Indiegogo campaign, and rehearing for the live set.
Hope to see some of you at AFTERMATH!
– Daniel X. Belasco