Back in late 2017, I contributed a track “He Lights Up” to the Winter Solstice compilation album from Vanguardista Records. For 2018, the compilation is being re-released with a bonus track and new artwork:
My track was reviewed briefly by Mark Barton at The Sunday Experience:
“Must admit, we here are quite adoring of Diane Marie Kloba’s slyly snaking ‘he lights up’ its fraying slacker-esque turning emitting a subtle sinister shadow to the proceedings that curiously hits something of a Television-esque grooving.”
There is a limited edition of physical copies of Deep Heart now available directly through me or on Bandcamp. The CD comes with a booklet with photos and full lyrics. Downloads and streaming are still available everywhere!
Most of my radio and streaming airplay for the new album and last has been in the U.K. and Germany. It is being received very well. Where are my U.S. Radio supporters? Aren’t you guys cool enough?
Deep Heart was released on July 6, 2018.
Tracking for this album was finished in December 2017, but there were a few delays:
On December 31, I had a brain hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm while I was preparing dinner for our New Year’s Eve party. I was only unconscious for a short time, but have lost some memory of that particular night and I was in the Intensive Care Unit for two weeks. They told me more than once I could have died if I would have been alone. The ambulance came quickly. The neurosurgeons at Rush Hospital are who I owe my life to. They performed surgery, entering my leg to put a coil in the aneurysm. I am thankful for each new day to be alive. My worst lingering effect from the aneurysm is my vision. I hope this is a temporary loss. My memory is back and I can play all the songs I love to play.
When I listen to these songs, I feel I knew something was amiss in my head but I was not ready to leave this world yet.
My mother passed away in March, and I miss her more than I thought I would.
I decided to change mix engineers for a new perspective on the mixing. Mastering engineer Bob Katz recommended Andrew Diaz who does some work in his studio. This is now the fifth album Bob has mastered.