A few updates from Semantic-Land.

I decided to extend the crowdfunding campaign for two more weeks. why? Eh why not.. IndieGogo suggested me and I obeyed, but apparently I can only extend it once. So this is your last change to pledge www.igg.me/at/semantic

Yesterday, I wanted to take a break from working on the album cover. So, I started streaming my work on the first digital painting portrait for the backer Gaurav Dubey. I will continue working on this evening. You can watch me paint live on www.twitch.tv/metroprog and If you want your own digital portrait done by me, go get the Prog Legend perk through the crowdfunding campaign link above.

I’ll be in Europe (Netherlands/England) for the next 10 days or so, don’t miss me too much  I’m going to be kicking Kristoffer Gildenlöw’s ass for being slow in delivering his awesome bass lines. Just kidding Kristoffer, take all the time you need. I should be partly blamed for it actually.
Bass lines are 80% done and the mixing process is only a couple of weeks away (no pressure)

I’ll try to keep you entertained from Europe.

An Update From Craig

Hey folks!

Craig Blundell has an update for you today.

Tonight I sent over the final stems and finished my drums on the staggeringly good Semantic Saturation album. Alongside Shant Hagopian and Kristoffer Gildenlöw there’s a whole host of great guests in this project, it was great to listen back to my drums with Derek Sherinian playing over them, here’s my final ‘production sheet’. The album was a HUGE challenge from start to finish and I can’t wait for you guys to hear it.

There’s a few videos coming soon, please check out their page


Still Alive

Woah! Just noticed my last post was in December. So, uh… Happy new year I guess 😀 No worries I’m not dead. Even though I’m almost dying from this bad cold.

So while I’m here let me do a quick update regarding the new album. I’m done recording and fine tuning the guitar tracks, currently I’m waiting for the unnamed guest vocalist to be available so we can work together on the vocal tracks, once we’re done with that I will send everything to the drummer to start working on all songs, and then the rest of the musicians one by one.

That’s pretty much it. The waiting game started.

I Remember This Place

Wait, what? I have a blog?

I know, I know, my last post was in August! Whoa, time really flies. But I’m excused, because I’m neck-deep in work, writing arranging and recording the upcoming album. Fortunately though, taking work in progress pictures from the studio is less time consuming, so I’m more active on my Instagram feed lately, make sure you follow me there @SemanticSat.

What The Hell is Taking So Long?

Some of you have been asking that question. I know, I can’t wait either. Well to begin with, it’s not an easy task to write an album; especially that I am the only one writing for all 4+ instruments. Sometimes I get writer’s block, or I come up with riffs that I stick with for a while and then I end up tossing them away because either they don’t match the song, or they don’t sound very pleasing, or sometimes after hearing a riff over and over and over it becomes over-saturated… Semantically.

Another thing that’s taking my time is creating new patches for the guitar, I’m learning new techniques along the way watching videos on how to achieve a certain sound. I found making new guitar patches inspiring, writing new melodies and riffs comes naturally with these new sounds. And as a perfectionist, I have to find the perfect tone; that sweet, sweet spot that will give me eargasm and sit nicely in the mix as well.

So, 2017?


I don’t like to give you false expectations, but right now I can pretty much say yes, the album should be ready sometime in 2017 (probably autumn). So far I have more than 10 different tracks, some of them are still ideas but I have like 6-7 tracks that are pretty much done, I just need to add the final touches. The only thing left to do then will be finding musicians to play their parts, and then off to mixing and mastering, meanwhile I will work on the album artwork, put on my project manager hat and start writing a press release and then coordinating with magazines and web’zines, sending them demos for review, connect with radio stations and all that fun stuff. oh joy!

The Release

This time I’m planning to print LP records as well as CDs, and probably a music video released along with the album to promote it on the interwebz. Speaking of which, on Saturday night I met with my friend Richard Bastarache who directed the music video for Lost and Found: Insanity and we discussed the possibility of making another one, he was excited and asked me to send him the song I’m planning to make into a music video as soon as I’m done writing it.
I can’t comment much on the album yet, it will be deliciously proggy, jazzy, funky and bluesy. And I can assure you, it’s going to be another amazing album.


So that sums it up for now. Got questions? Post them in the comments below and I’ll answer them. Let me know what are you expecting in the new album.