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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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