I have fancied making a solo album for some time - not because I have any intention of ceasing to Shriek, far from it (plans for album #15 are afoot even as we speak). I do, however, also want to indulge my 'Poppier' instincts: impulses which have found expression here and there throughout the oeuvre (Nemesis, for one) but, notably for me, in the recent 'Lost Pop Songs '78-'80' comp of ancient material which served to remind me how much I like a good hook and a tune and things that are plastic and funny and immediate.
As the (working) title above suggests, though, I am under no illusions about being one of those gifted beings to whom this deceptively simple form comes easily - my default setting is one of reconditeness, messiness and difficulty - hence, however much I try, my Pop Music always comes out Contaminated. 'Hey Hey, I'm no Monkee and find it hard to Monkee around', so to say. But then, I rather like that.
I hope very much that you will find it in your hearts and wallets to help me create this strange new beast and get it birthed. As you will see from the 'Tiers' (no Fears) section, I've tried to make available a view of the Process with all the wastage and wandering that is typically involved. I hope this may be of interest. And, as you see, personalisation and stuff are also available at the top end.