Devin Townsend has announced that he will be releasing a series of four vinyl box sets called “Eras.” “Part One” will be released on June 8, and it will come with The Devin Townsend Project’s “KI,“ “Addicted,“ “Deconstruction,” and “Ghost” on 180-gram vinyl, as well as liner notes by Chris Dick, comments from Townsend, etc. Pre-orders can be found HERE.
“The Devin Townsend Project, although it went further than I had originally planned, began life as these four albums. ‘Ki‘, ‘Addicted‘, ‘Deconstruction‘ and ‘Ghost‘. The music evolved in line with a period of intense personal growth, and the albums in chronological order were meant to illustrate that change. The amount of people involved with this was extensive, and the journey was one that defined my career in ways I cannot over express. These four albums are really what the Devin Townsend Project was about.
I have been asked repeatedly over the last few years to provide these albums on vinyl, in one set. So we took this opportunity to put together ‘Eras‘, which is the definitive vinyl box-set encapsulating this period of my life and work that I am exceptionally proud of. As always, this wouldn’t have come to fruition without the support of the tremendous audience who has allowed it to flourish, so respect to both yourselves, the people involved, and the music itself, we present to you; ‘Eras‘. Thank you for allowing me to continue to do what I do.”
Devin Townsend previously put The Devin Townsend Project on hiatus to focus on numerous other projects, and now he has confirmed that he no longer has a label or band management, allowing for more freedom with the upcoming material. He made the following Instagram posts:
Devin Townsend previously put The Devin Townsend Project on hiatus to focus on numerous other projects. Now, he has offered an update on his new material in a series of tweets, which you can see below. According to the him, he currently has “100 songs in different forms and styles.”
Nice to be working with my friend Morgan on a bunch of this material. We sit in a similar place on the beat and we tend to go pretty deep quite quickly. I like his swing. Lots of talented artists involved in this stuff. It’s an odd phase, but really creative and really personal.
I have about 100 songs in different forms and styles. I’m just going to finish as much of it as budget allows and see what goes where. It’s been a change period, similar to between SYL and KI I’d say. I’m hiring people as needed for whatever the song calls for.
It seems like much of the material calls for different things. Some orchestral, some metal, some rock, some prog, some bizzare, some funky, some pop, some electronic…I want the best people for what that style needs.
Despite the fact that The Devin Townsend Project have gone hiatus, fans still have something to look forward to. Townsend has confirmed that “Ki“, “Addicted“, “Deconstruction,” and “Ghost” will all receive vinyl reissues.
Releasing Ki, Addicted, Deconstruction and Ghost on vinyl in a few months.
Devin Townsend previously filmed his September 22, 2017 “Ocean Machine: Biomech“ 20th anniversary show at the Ancient Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria for a new Blu-ray/DVD, and now he has confirmed that the release will be called “Eras.” That set saw him performing with a symphony and choir.
Devin Townsend recently announced that he was putting The Devin Townsend Project on hiatus while he focuses on other projects, and now he has also revealed that financial reasons played a part in his decision as well. He tweeted the following:
The reality of the situation is that I cant do both DTP and these other compulsions at the same time. Its simply more than I (or anybody) can afford financially. I appreciate everyones patience during all this as I feel it essential to do these other things. It was a hard choice.