Chronilus Now on Google Play Music and Rhapsody!

Chronilus is available for streaming now on Google Play Music and Rhapsody.  Right on!  Ok, so go load up some Threshold album favorites, and add Chronilus to your collections and playlists.  Keep the band alive and coming back with more for you by recommending Chronilus tunes to EVERY friend you’ve got on Google Play Music and Rhapsody, right this minute.   Worldwide, it takes an average of 450 plays per day, every day for a year, to meet the band’s cost of creating an album in that year.  Our beloved and respected fans, say hello to your new role as the ONLY surviving ACTUAL driver of the music industry.  The sound of Chronilus shall live, die, wither or grow by the sheer number of your actions of recommendation.  We place our baby in your tasteful hands.  Enjoy this road of discovery with us.

Raqs Nocturna bellydance troupe joining Chronilus April 11.

Stunning bellydance troupe Raqs Nocturna will share the stage with Chronilus throughout the April 11 concert at Seattle’s Pocket Theatre.  It has been a year since Chronilus and Raqs Nocturna performed together, so the band is elated to have them back.  You don’t want to miss the energy and beauty of this combination onstage.  Get your tickets here:

The Woodlands, They are Calling

The sun is coming out brilliantly here in Snohomish County, Washington, home of Chronilus.  Fruit tree blossoms are already bursting.  Friends of the band are already inviting us to set up outdoor shows on their nearby acreage soon.  And it may even come to pass that a second Chronilus member will have incredible acreage to dwell upon soon.  An offer has been made on 8 acres of riverfront, half forested and half horse pasture, where seasonal floods bathe the soil with nutrients.  White sandy beaches line the stream, and 200 acres of railroad land wait straight across the shallows for exploration on horseback.  The song video opportunities on this land are exquisite.  Please wish us well on this proposed acquisition; we are very, very, very, very close.  😀

Chronilus Review of Audio Logic Studio, Seattle

Chronilus chose Audio Logic Studio in Seattle as the place to bring real expertise and professionalism into the recording process for our 2013 EP, Prologue, and our first full-length album, Threshold, in the latter part of 2014.

Jay Kenney’s engineering work at Audio Logic stood out to us on some of the best albums from the Bone Poets Orchestra, as well as the Blue Divide album from William Pint and Felicia Dale.  We especially valued Jay’s keen ear for subtleties in acoustic instruments like the violin, hurdy gurdy and Irish whistle, because the Chronilus sound requires special attention to clarity on Caera’s Irish harp.  That harp is not easy to mic, as our live engineers will attest.  For Jay, this was just not a problem.  The harp came out strong and gorgeous on the Threshold album.  Chronilus also depends completely on analog hand drums and percussion such as chimes, deer toe rattles and rosewood tongue drums that give off a lot of overtones we want to make the most of.  Jay nailed it all, just boom boom boom, one odd instrument after another, always right on the money with the first mic position and EQ treatment.  Jay’s subwoofer plugin is the “secret sauce” on the Chronilus djembe sound.  We love it.  Jay’s command of acoustic instrument treatment allowed us to put our worries aside and focus on being musical in the moment.

The environment in Audio Logic really does promote relaxation and absorption into one’s musicality.  Jay’s skills see to it that there is no wasted time or squandering of attention on unproductive sidetracks, so the experience of recording there feels like it’s all about the flow of the music, unimpaired.  The console room is so comfortable I have pictures of Caera napping on one of the comfy couches while the rest of us were working.  For Chronilus, recording was the most productive and least stressful part of our year leading up to the Threshold release, thanks to Jay.

Jay’s communication process with the band members during recording is just enough to maximize our potential and minimize his own intervention, so the band felt well served and well guided in just the right balance to get an end result we play to death in our own cars.  We can’t seem to get sick of hearing ourselves.  When a band doesn’t hate its own overplayed material despite the public’s generosity, something has been done really, really well.  For that, we must thank Jay Kenney and Audio Logic Studio.

— Bone Deep the Bard
Drummer/Bassist for World Fusion band Chronilus

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