Elliot Jay Stocks is a designer, writer, speaker, and author, currently serving as the Creative Director of ClearScore, and the Co-editor and Creative Director of lifestyle magazine Lagom. Previously, he was the Creative Director of coffee roaster Colonna, the founder of typography magazine-turned-book 8 Faces, and the Creative Director of Typekit (now Adobe Fonts). He’s also an electronic musician, recording as Other Form and releasing on the Berlin-based label Unterwegs.

EP 2 is on its way

Posted on 28 June 2010

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Remember when I released EP 1 last April? At the time I’d promised a second EP later in the year, but of course it never materialised due to workload. Since then, people have often asked me, ‘when is EP 2 coming out?’ and I’m happy to say that my answer is now: ‘very soon.’

As of tomorrow, I’ll be back in the studio, writing and recording a whole bunch of new music that will become EP 2 in the not-too-distant future. Of course, ‘back in the studio’ simply means sitting at the same desk I always sit at, but working on a different Mac and with instruments strewn all over the place. It’ll be the first time I’ll really be able to try out version 8 of Live Suite (which I bought back in January — how optimistic of me) and I’m like a giddy schoolboy when it comes to new music-making toys. I’ve also just discovered the work of Dan and James from Soniccouture, who are sure to get a penny or two of mine over the next few weeks.

Last year I made a sort of ‘studio diary’ during EP 1’s creation process and I’ll probably do the same thing this time around, posting previews of works-in-progress and the like. Watch this space!

[Photo: Video screenshot from ableton.com/soniccouture]

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