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Release date pushed forward

Due to current circumstances in the world the release date has been pushed to May 8th. We’re very sorry for these extra two weeks of waiting, but there’s nothing we can do about it. But… ‘Tales of a Future Past’ is coming!!!


Release date!

Ralf has issued a press release to inform you of the release date of ‘Tales of a Future Past’.

Deutsch:

Hallo an Alle,

letzte Woche wurde von uns nun auch das Vinyl zur Pressung freigegeben,
dass fertige Doppelalbum
werden wir in 3 – 4 Wochen erhalten. Wir haben uns für 180g / schwarz /
Cover 6mm spine mit schwarzen
Innersleeves und einem 4 farbigen Inlay entschieden. Farbiges Vinyl
haben wir wegen der schlechten
Soundqualität abgelehnt. Die mir bereits vorliegenden CD Muster sind
sehr gut geworden. Da wir jetzt
alle Liefertermine haben, ist der offizielle Release Termin in Absprache
mit dem Vertrieb auf den 24.04.2020
gelegt worden.
Für alle Fans – also für Euch – besteht wieder die Möglichkeit, das
Album als CD oder Vinyl direkt über diese
Mailadresse vorzubestellen, wodurch Ihr es früher bekommt. Da sich die
signierten whitelabel steigender
Beliebtheit erfreuen, habe ich wieder eine limitierte Anzahl für
interessierte unter Euch mitbestellt, könnt
Ihr auch hier bestellen.

Beste Grüsse,

Ralf Hubert / Mekong Delta

English :

Hello to all of you,

last week we released the vinyl for pressing the finished double album,
which we expect to receive in 3-4 weeks. We chose 180g / black / cover
6mm spine with black
innersleeves and a 4-color inlay, colored vinyl have rejected because of
the poor
sound quality. The CD samples – already available to me – have become
very good. Since we are now
have all delivery dates, the official release date has been laid on
April 24, 2020.
For all fans – that is to say for you – there is again the possibility
to directly pre order the album as CD or vinyl
through this mail adress, so you will get it earlier. Since the signed
whitelabels seems to be quite interresting
for some of you, I have ordered a limited number for those of you who
like to get some.
You can order them here too.

Best regards,

Ralf Hubert / Mekong Delta

The mail address Ralf is using for pre-orders is:


Track list ‘Tales of a Future Past’

Ralf has shared the track list with me and for anyone how wishes to know what strange song titles he has conjured up, here’s the official list:

01. Landscape 1 – Into the Void
02. Mental Entropy
03. A Colony of Liar Men
04. Landscape 2 – Waste Land
05. Mindeater
06. The Hollow Men
07. Landscape 3 – Inharent
08. When all Hope is Gone
09. A Farewell to Eternity
10. Landscape 4 – Pleasant Ground


Not long now…

It’s been a hell of a job. Pretty complex songs, mixing and mastering, getting everyone on board with the final mix, but… it’s done! We will start making the final CD master cut this Friday.

We hope we can release the new album as soon as possible. Just bear with us. It won’t be long now.


Mekong Delta Merchandise

The new digibooks (‘Mekong Delta’ and ‘The Music of Erich Zann’) are also available for order from the Musical Hall website. Three other items that might interest you as well can also be found there. Two shirts and a cap.

Check out the following links:

https://musical-hall.com/mekong-delta-mekong-delta-cd-digibook
https://musical-hall.com/mekong-delta-the-music-of-erich-zann-cd-digibook
https://musical-hall.com/mekong-delta-the-music-of-erich-zann-ts
https://musical-hall.com/mekong-delta-ts
https://musical-hall.com/mekong-delta-cap


Almost…

Here’s a word from Ralf himself:

Hallo an Alle,

German

1. zum neuen Album

Unglaublich, aber wir haben es tatsächlich geschafft, alle Aufnahmen
sind abgeschlossen und durch die lange Zeit die wir uns dafür genommen haben, konnten wir das von uns gewünschte hohe spieltechnische Niveau umsetzen Die Roughmixe, die wir zur finalen Kontrolle erstellt haben, wurden von allen für gut befunden und so sind wir nun beim mixdown, der wohl nächste Woche erledigt sein dürfte.

Im Anhang habe ich das Coverpic eingefügt, das von uns ausgewählt wurde.
Nach unserer Auffassung spiegelt es den Albumtitel am besten wieder und hat uns alle sofort begeistert – als ich die zur Auswahl stehenden Entwürfe an meine Mitmusiker verschickte, war das innerhalb einer Stunde klar der
Favorit ( noch nie passiert ). Erstellt wurde es von dem französischen Künstler David Demaret (
https://www.facebook.com/DavidDemaretofficial).

Wenn der Mix abgeschlossen ist, gibt es mehr Infos.

2. CD backprogramm

“The Music of Erich Zann” ist nun auch als DigiBook fertig gestellt,
sieht genauso Klasse aus wie das “Mekong 1st” re – release. Wie üblich habe ich ein Kontingent für die Fans bestellt, wer also Interresse hat, bitte unter dieser mailadresse melden.

Grüsse,

Ralf Hubert / Mekong Delta

English

1. new album

Incredible, but we actually made it, all the recordings are completed and through the long time we took for it, we could realise the desired high technical level of playing The Roughmixes we created for final inspection were considered good by all of us and so we are now at the state of mixdown, which should probably be done next week.

In the appendix I inserted the coverpic, which was selected by us. In
our opinion It reflects the album title best and has us all excited immediately – when I mailed the possible designs to my fellow musicians It was clear within an hour that this was the favorite (never happened before). It was created by the French artist David Demaret
(
https://www.facebook.com/DavidDemaretofficial).

When the mix is ​​complete, there is more info.

2. cd backprogram

“The Music of Erich Zann” is now also available as DigiBook, looks just
as class like the “Mekong 1st” re – release. As usual I ordered a contingent for the fans, so who is interrested, please contact me at this e-mail address.

regards,

Ralf Hubert / Mekong Delta

The cover art Ralf is talking about you already saw in previous post. The mentioned mail address is the following:


News about ‘Tales…’

A new chapter is dawning in the musical playground that is Mekong Delta. The recording of ‘Tales of a Future Past’ is (finally) done. The technical level of the songs on the new album was pretty high and took more time to record than anticipated. A few weeks back the band was very pleased with the rough mix of the new album and final mixing of the album has been started right after that. There has been a delay with the final mix due to some unforeseen, personal circumstances. Since almost 70% of the songs was already done before previous mentioned circumstances happened, the estimate of time to complete the mix will be about 14 days. We will keep you informed of the actual release date.

Also… here’s a small version of what will be the album cover for ‘Tales of a Future Past’. Artwork is done by french concept artist David Demaret.

Low-res cover of ‘Tales of a Future Past’

Title of the new album announced!

The following statement was released today by Mekong Delta’s main man, Ralf Hubert…

Hallo an Alle,

German 

1. zum neuen Album 

ja, das hat diesmal wirklich lange gedauert mit den Aufnahmen, war dann vom spieltechnischen weit komplizierter als ich gedacht hatte. Und da ich nicht zu den Menschen gehöre, die jeden noch so kleinen Schritt mailen, gibt es auch erst jetzt was zu berichten, Denn … Gitarre, Bass und Drum recording sind abgeschlossen und die die Pilot Vocals sind auch fertig. Hatte zwischendurch schon mal den Eindruck, dass ich es diesmal zu weit getriben hätte ( habe für den Bass zB. nahezu 3 Wochen gebraucht ). Aber auf meine Mitmusiker ist verlass, wenn was nicht geht, wird so lange geübt bis es halt geht. Den Titel kann ich Euch nun auch sagen, wir haben uns auf  “Tales of a Future Past” geinigt. Wie gehts nun weiter ? Wie es aussieht, werden die richtigen Vocals bis Mitte nächsten Monat abgeschlossen sein, so dass der Release für den August geplant ist.

2. CD backprogramm

Da die CDs bis auf 2 Titel mal wieder alle ausverkauft waren, musste ich mir überlegen, ob ich von allen noch einmal eine Neuaflage mache, was man sich angesichts der überall gratis zu bekommenden Downloads gut überlegen muss. Glücklicherweise wurde mir diese Entscheidung abgenommen, da mich ein befreundetest Label fragte, ob Sie das
Backprogramm als Digibook veröffentlichen könnten. Da ich bereits sehr positive Erfahrungen mit anderen alten Releases hatte, stimmte ich dem zu, zu mal ich mich sonst während der Aufnahmen zum neuen Album auch noch darum hätte kümmern müssen. So, und nun habe ich es hier, das Digibook vom ersten Album, mehrseitig und mit dem Originalmaster von dem auch das Vinyl re – release gemacht wurde. Normalerweise bin ich sehr vorsichtig mit Superlativen, aber was ich hier in der Hand halte, ist neben dem Vinyl optisch das wohl beste was je gemacht wurde. Wie üblich
habe ich ein kleines Kontingent für die Fans bestellt, wer also Interresse hat, bitte unter merchandising mailadresse melden. “E. Zann” ist ebenfalls in der Vorbereitung, das Grafik Layout hab ich heute morgen freigegeben.

So, bis denne, wird diemal nich so lange dauern,

Grüsse,

Ralf Hubert / Mekong Delta

English

1. new album 

yes, this time really took a long time with the recordings, from the technical side of playing it was was far more complicated than I thought. And since I do not belong to those people, who like to bother you with every little one Step through email, there is only now something to report, because … guitar, bass and drum recording are complete and the pilot vocals are done, too. Had in between times the impression that I went to far this time (the bass recordings, for example, almost needed 3 weeks). But I can rely on my fellow musicians. If something does not work, it is practiced until it works. I can tell you the the album title now also, we are up for “Tales of a Future Past“. What’s next so ? It looks like the final vocals will be done in the middle of next Month, so the release is scheduled for August.

2. cd back catalog

Since the CDs were all sold out except for two titles, I had to think about whether I should repress them all, what you have to think well considering the free downloads everywhere. Fortunately, this decision was taken away from me because a friend label asked me if I would agree if they repress the back catalog as Digibook. Since I already have very positive experiences with other old releases they made I agreed. So, and now I got it here, the Digibook from the first album, multilateral and with the original master which was used also for the vinyl re – release. Usually I am very careful with superlatives, but what I hold here in my hand is next to the vinyl optically the best thing ever made of this. As usual I have ordered a small contingent for the fans, so if you have interest, please contact me at the merchandising e-mail address. “E. Zann” is also in preparation, I released the graphic layout this morning.

Thats all for now, regards

Ralf Hubert / Mekong Delta


Re-Release ‘The Music Of Erich Zann’

I received the following note from MEKONG DELTA.

Hello to all of you,

the 2nd Mekong Delta re – release on Vinyl, “The Music of Erich Zann”, will be available for fans first
in about 4 weeks, again as 180g vinyl in 3mm sleeve with an b/w printed innersleeve. As the CD cover,
caused by all the re – releases, is far away from the original Cover, we spent a lot of time in restaurating
the original oil painting so that we can use it for this vinyl re – release. A lot of Details are visible again now,
its quite different from the CD cover used over the years ( decades ) so that we already got requests for
an t-shirt release.

As this vinyl re – release will be a limited again, those of you who are interrested should drop me a mail
during the next 2 weeks so that I can reserve a copy. Beside the normal album orders for signed whitelabels
are possible again.

If you are interrested in Holy Moses Vinyl, got some copies of “Queen of Siam” & “Finished with the Dogs”
out of a license deal, they can be ordered directly through our mail address.

Best regards,

Ralf Hubert / Mekong Delta

If you’re interested, the e-mail address for ordering is:

E-mail address

 

 

(Please remember to specify whether you would like the normal re-release or a signed whitelabel (as long as available))


Vocals are done

Martin just completed the vocals of the new album ‘In A Mirror Darkly’

Scheduled release is still expected to be the end of April…

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