Grab your copy of Cynicism Management - the novel in Aventura eBookstore, on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, etc. For the links to all the (freely downloadable) music that goes with the novel check this blog post.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Complete Pendulum Pet playlist

Here is the complete playlist for Pendulum Pet, the new album by Cynicism Management. It can also be downloaded from our Bandcamp page (name your price) or purchased in most digital stores.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Entry for the ADAM Audio soundtrack competition

Here is my entry for the ADAM Audio soundtrack competition. I certainly wouldn’t mind winning a pair of new monitors, although chances for that are virtually zero - judging from the vast number of high-quality contributions... :)

Monday, 12 October 2015

Pendulum Pet released!

I'm happy to report that the new Cynicism Management album, entitled Pendulum Pet, has just been released! For now it's on our Bandcamp page, with the digital release in a heap of online stores scheduled for 11 November. It's been a long and arduous run since the last full-length release (Tit back in 2011), and a puny single and flimsy EP don't really count, as far as I'm concerned. So I certainly hope it takes us substantially less than another four years to come up with the third one, which we fully intend to record some day.

Without further ado, here it is. On Bandcamp you can download it for free, or, alternatively, you might even decide to wire us a few bucks for it, it's up to you.

All tracks written and arranged by Borut Praper. Lyrics by Borut Praper except Digging Deep by Borut Praper & Monika Fritz. Vocals co-arranged and performed by Monika Fritz. All instruments played by Borut Praper except guitar solos for Don’t Let Me In, Bats Left the Belfry and Keep It Simple by Jure Praper. Recorded, produced and mixed by Borut Praper in Studio S.U.R., Berlin. Mastered by Torulsson @ 808
 Loads of thanks: Jan Baruca, Stojan Kralj, Jan Urbanc, Aljoša Mislej, Andrej Babič and Rok Predin for listening to the material at the mixing stage and providing crucial feedback. Sunčan Stone for reading the lyrics. Borut Bernik - Torulsson for providing technical advice and polishing the vocal sound. Nika Hölcl for taking our mug shots and making us look nice(r). 
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. P + C 2015 CYNICISM MANAGEMENT

Thursday, 8 October 2015

I Found Them Twitching

Track 10 of "Pendulum Pet":


It's seeping through my body
It's oozing through my brain
I can't unsee the blight and
It's driving me insane

No way to close my eyes and
Too late to turn away
The time from here on out will
Keep feeding my dismay

'Cause I found them twitching oh no
'Cause I found them twitching oh no no

Attempts to disremember
And hopes to disregard
Just fuel the searing blaze
And feed on the corpses charred

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Mastering of "Pendulum Pet" done!

I'm happy to report that the mastering of Pendulum Pet, the upcoming full-length album by the alternative / prog rock band Cynicism Management, has just been finished. I'd like to thank Borut "Torul" Bernik @ for a superb job. I'm absolutely positive that the collection of eleven new tracks, clocking in at just over an hour, will make for the best Cynicism Management release to date.

So here is "Quickening", the last track on the album - an instrumental coda or "outro":

More tracks coming soon.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Pendulum Pet Teaser Excerpts

Here are some (pre-master demo) "teaser" clips from the upcoming Cynicism Management album Pendulum Pet. The release is planned for October.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

"Pendulum Pet" mixed

The mixing of the new full-length Cynicism Management album, entitled Pendulum Pet, is finished, and the tracks are off to mastering. The release is planned for October.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Finished recording "Pendulum Pet"

We've just finished recording the vocals for the new full-length Cynicism Management album, entitled Pendulum Pet. The final and polished mixes should be ready in a couple of weeks, and then the material will be off to mastering. The release, consisting of a total of eleven tracks, is planned for October.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

First draft of "Pendulum Pet" complete

I'm overjoyed to report that yesterday I finally wrote "THE END" at the very bottom of the first draft of "Pendulum Pet", my second novel (after my debut, entitled Cynicism Management). I concluded the novel with a short epilogue after a surprising writing spree which happened to me (of its own volition, it seemed) on Tuesday, when I managed to sit outside all they long, typing away until I had the entire 6000 words that now make up the very finale of the novel.

On the balcony, where I kept freezing my posterior off in this quasi-spring in Berlin, having my way with my wife's satanic laptop, I enjoyed the company of an inflated yellow bastard named Hans, our neighbour's currently still nameless donkey, and some figurine that the neighbour had found in a Müllhaufen somewhere (which would be a German word for "a pile of garbage", and I find it - the word, I mean - particularly funny for some reason). As a reward for coming up with 5000 - 6000 words in a single writing session I got a nasty whiplash in my right shoulder.

Once again music will be composed for the novel as well. In fact that's already been done, but we have yet to finish recording the vocals and then go through all the post-production torture. The same goes for the novel: I have to re-read it now and polish it a bit before sending it to a few pals who have volunteered as "alpha testers". Should anyone else wish to receive the pre-publication manuscript and provide feedback (either the upcoming first revision or the second revision, which should be ready sometime in the autumn, probably), feel free to drop me a note.