Hi Presto fans,
Greetings from USA’s Pacific Northwest, where we’re FINALLY getting some sun- maybe Mother Nature is trying to compensate for not giving us a summer this year. Nice try mom, but too little too late.
I wanted to take a minute today and apologize to anyone who has recently purchased an Invisible Places CD on this site for the extended delay. The CDs we expected a month ago from our distributor in Germany are still not here. We don’t know if there are customs issues or what, but we’re trying hard to find out what happened and get that shipment delivered. Thank you all so much for your patience!
On a brighter note, some truly outstanding drummers have responded to our search, and we expect to be making that choice in the next couple of weeks. It will be nice to have a full lineup again!
Thanks everyone! And don’t forget to visit us on Facebook!
I feel I should address something. In the issue of “Classic Rock Presents Prog” they so kindly gave Presto three pages!! In this article I was talking about my plans to move to the UK and setting up “camp” Presto. That ended up not happening, and here’s why.
I got my house shut down and made arrangements to start making the move, and headed across the pond. After being there for about three days it became painfully obvious that there was NO WAY that I was going to be able to afford to relocate there. Due to the fact the the U.S. dollar is next to worthless at this time, my money was only going half as far as I needed it to. I ended up staying for the length of time my room was booked, drank a lot of great beer, and then came back stateside. I will just have to get Presto “launched” from here. So there you have it, just in case anybody was wondering what was up with us moving to the UK.
It’s something I would still very much love to do one day. I really dig the UK and the music scene for prog is very healthy there at the moment. But until things change with the global economy, we will have to settle for playing there as soon as we can, and as often as we can. Hell, I’d settle for just being able to find a drummer and playing a show anywhere!
I’ll rant about that later.
Thanks for reading!
Well, here we are at the release of the new EP “Love What You’ve Done With The Place“!
This is pretty exciting for me, in more ways than one. First it would be the fact that I’m trying to do this record company thing all on my own, and as I said earlier, its quite an experiment. However, after the past few weeks of really embracing the “new music biz”, it’s not nearly as overwhelming as I thought it would be. I’m very happy about that!
The other reason would have to be that we have tried a few new things on this record, which I hope opens even more doors for us creatively. The first couple of tracks are standard Presto Ballet fare, as “pompous” as possible. Then we have a couple of excursions down a few new musical paths, and then into what I like to call a straight forward rock song, but I think we retain that Presto bombast that we love so much. “The Faith Healer” cover was just something that I have wanted to do for many many years. I have always loved The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, and I thought it would be a good tribute to a great band. I hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it.
One last thing… as I’m sure most of you have figured out, the title and cover art of the record are basically a comment on the current ecological condition of the world.