Pre-order (and preview) The Cure for Chaos Theory

We’ve got some exciting news to announce today, and it’s been a long time coming.

The Cure for Chaos Theory Album CoverStarting today, right now, you can pre-order The Cure for Chaos Theory from our music shop! You can pre-order the digital album, a signed copy of the physical CD, a limited edition t-shirt, a limited edition poster, or a combination pack of all of the above. The proceeds of all pre-orders will go toward the final production costs of the album, including final mixing, mastering, and disc printing. By buying now ahead of time, you can really help us out in getting things finished.

But that’s not all! Even though the final release of the album has been pushed back a bit into 2014, you can stream the rough mixes of all the finished tracks right from our music site. Note that these aren’t the final mixes, and they’re still unmastered. This means that the tracks won’t sound as clear or as strong as the final mixes, and that the music will overall be a little quiet. But the content of the songs is all there, and I’d rather you get to hear what’s coming now than have to wait until it’s finalized.

And as an added bonus, all pre-orders come with an immediate download of the rough-mix tracks! That’s right, to say thanks for pre-ordering the album, you get a copy of the music in this rare rough-mix form. When the album is finally released, these rough mix tracks will disappear from the interwebs completely, and you alone will be holding a rare digital artifact.

So go on, listen to the new tracks and pre-order the final album today!

Fire Sale! Get “halt” on CD while you still can

Edit: And they’re gone! Just one copy left in the warehouse. Good luck to whoever wants to grab it!

halt3I just got a notice from CD Baby, who handles most of the CD distribution for Psycliq, and they’ve apparently got too much stock of the album halt on hand. The thing is, CD Baby has the last stack of physical copies of this album.

At this point, there are about two months before before they will automatically dispose of any overstocked copies. What this means is that if you want a copy of halt, now is the time to get one because you might not ever get a chance.

To help out, I’ve dropped the price to $5, and you can pick it up at CD Baby right now.

Tell your friends!

Introducing the side project: Painted Windows

Painted WindowsAfter about six months of figuring out how to meaningfully collaborate with another musician, I’m very happy to introduce all of you to my first real side project, Painted Windows. This is a collaboration between me and Kerry, a very talented lyricist and vocalist that I met during the Game of Bands competitions on Reddit. I’m handling most of the music writing production on the project, and she’s handling most of the words and signing bits. It’s a balance that’s working out well so far, and we’re very happy to announce immediate availability of our first track together, “Obscura”. We’re very excited to be able to release this track and are looking forward to many more works as Painted Windows going forward. Hope you enjoy it.

Of course, some of you may be asking, “Is this the end of Psycliq?” Rest assured, Psycliq isn’t going anywhere. Work continues on the new album, and we’re still anticipating a release by the end of this year.

Chaos Theory: Album Progress

I’m glad to report that The Cure For Chaos Theory is progressing well, even though such progress never as quickly or as smoothly as I’d like it to. Personal life and other projects always seem to conspire to take me out of the studio. Even so, as of tonight there are eleven songs that are complete (apart from the final mixing and mastering), with another nine in various states of progress from early scratch track to full demo recording.

There’s still a long way to go, I admit, but we’re still hoping to have things out by the end of 2013, so don’t cross Psycliq off of your Christmas list quite yet. And in the mean time, there are some other cool things happening that you’ll like. Probably. Keep listening.

New Album Coming: The Cure for Chaos Theory

If you’ve been following us on Twitter or Facebook, you’ll already know that we’ve been working on a new album for quite a while now. If you’re a newsletter subscriber, you’ve been privilege to more information about the project than everyone else and have even heard some preview tracks.

But I think it’s high time we take the shroud off of this.

The Cure for Chaos Theory Album CoverComing in the Fall of 2013, The Cure For Chaos Theory, the latest full-length album from Psycliq. The most ambitious project by band to date, The Cure For Chaos Theory promises to be a unique musical journey through space and time. Right now there are about twenty songs written for the album, with a little over half of those in a nearly-complete state. The album is going to have three distinct “chapters” to it, exploring different musical and thematic aspects of it. We’re taking a much more heavy-electronica path on much of this album, but styles also include driving rock and subtle ambient, all mixed together like you’d expect. There will even be vocals!

I’m pretty excited about how this project is coming out, even if it is turning out to be a huge amount of production work. Much of this material has been a long time coming, but I think it’s really going to be worth the wait.

We don’t have a definite release date yet, but we’re shooting for Fall of 2013 to have it all wrapped up. Once we get things a little further along, we’ll put up a preorder page for everyone. If there’s enough interest, we could even do a short run of special-edition t-shirts and posters to go with the CD release.

Exciting times ahead, friends. Be sure to keep tuned and you may even hear a track preview in the near future…

Another New MicroMoorg

Apparently, we’re inspiring people to saw their own keyboards in half. There’s a new MicroMoorg in town, inspired by our own folding microKorg modification, which was of course inspired by Khoral’s original upright panel mod. Well done, Juan Manuel Gómez, it looks great!

Light The Tree Is Back

Update: Back in the vault for another year. See you next Christmas!

It’s that time of year again, and Light The Tree For Some Holiday Cheer has been dragged out of the vault for your listening and free downloading pleasure. I’m sad to say that there won’t be a new Christmas track added this year, since the rest of life seems to have gotten in the way. But you can at least enjoy some offbeat Christmas music during the holiday season.

As always, it will stay up through the Christmas season, and then it’s back into the vaults again until next year. Listen and download today, free!