The new year brings about big changes for (((6))) with the departure of co-founder Rufo Noriega. Mr. Noriega has decided to focus on his printing and Gregorian Chant. He leaves behind an excellent body of work both musically and artistically and his live presence has always been a great asset. Our next two releases will feature his best artwork to date.
With Rufo's departure, we have taken time to reflect on our back catalog and are working on a new set for 2012. This year we will be playing tracks from the new releases as well as resurrecting tracks that have not been played in years, such as Nite City and Release the Sheiks. For the time being we plan to perform as a duo, with Chadwick running the machines, doing the treated vocal parts & playing Bass Clarinet and Astara focusing on her chanteuse role. Live performances should commence in March. We are working towards a west coast jaunt in late spring and a small east coast and Euro trip in summer.
We are asking for help in putting together these tours, especially in Europe. We've sold many records to European fans so if any of you out there would like to help us set up a show in your city, please contact us!
4:2:2v2 has set a March 1st release date for the Pick Up 12". The test pressing sounds incredible! The Steiner lathe cut/CD package will follow, as will the video. Unfortunately, that project has been stalled out with a few post-production and manufacturing issues but we do know that it is nearing completion.
Signing off for now...
Chadwick (White Devil) & The Saint Astara Ivanka
The Secret Society Of The Sonic Six