Hurrah! We’ve finished the album. That was fast wasn’t it? Well, okay. Maybe not…
We knew recording this album would take some time. After all, Uchronia was already a very ambitious project to start with, and as per usual, we decided to keep the complete production in our own hands. That means more work but we could also allow ourselves less pressure and no limitations. As it turned out it took a bit longer than we imagined.
Maybe we were being a bit too optimistic. Recording demo versions, writing and learning new songs, new parts and new lyrics, rewriting, actual recordings, rerecordings, mixing, remixing, editing, mastering, remastering, designing the album artwork… and then, halfway through the process, for good measure, throw in a pandemic to mess things up… well, you’ll get the idea.
But here it is, the first studio release by Signs since Source Code, and our first full length album since… forever! And we’re very excited about it. Despite all the unforseen delays, we had huge fun making it, and it has certainly been worth all the effort. And, hopefully, for you, the wait!
A collection of 6 (long) songs together forming a story, Uchronia. As promised, a concept album in the classical tradition, though each song we believe strong enough to stand on its own.
The name of the album will be Uchronia. Indeed a story in 6 parts:
I. Shadows Of The Lesser Gods
III. Zero Gravity
IV. Cryogenic Jetlag
V. The Heretic
As eager as we are to get the album out there and show it to the world, it’s not possible to get a copy, yet. Again, you (and us as well) will need some patience. We want to release the album on vinyl in a beautiful gatefold sleeve, + CD, but it seems the vinyl market has gone crazy! Something to do with high demand combined with manufacturing shortages and overbooked pressing plants. In any case there’s a HUGE WAITING LINE. All artists face the same problem, it’s not just us. No use complaining.
So optimistically, we’re now aiming for December.
The good news is that, this coming month, you can pre-order the album. That means that as soon as Uchronia arrives, you’ll get your copy.
We’ll let you know when pre-ordering starts.
All we can do in the meantime, is to release a couple of songs on the streaming services during this summer. Certainly two songs, and if things take longer than hoped we will release a third one.
For now, that’s the news. Keep an eye out on the Official website and our social media channels for further details.
All the best,
Louis, Hans, Ron and Marcel