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.

MASTERED TRACKS by Cynicism Management

Monday, 1 September 2014

Status report

It's been a while since I've posted anything here... But after all the summertime frolicking as well as work (also been focusing on things other than music there for a while) it's about time to haul my corpulent behind back to the studio again. So here's a quick status report:
  • 11 new Cynicism Management tracks, which are to appear on the next full-length album, are finished - I mean composition and lyrics. We're about to start recording the vocals and then the final production/mixing process will finally begin.
  • Currently recording drums for the Coenurus project. The material is coming along nicely indeed, but I guess it'll be a few months before all of the 16 tracks that are planned for the next full-length release are finished.
  • I've also started working on some shorter and more "goal-oriented" tracks specifically  for music licensing purposes. I wonder how that'll turn out...
  • After the release of the Something for Nothing album, Ray Kosmick has been on the back burner for a while, but this elusive fictional character will sign some of the aforementioned "goal-oriented" tracks, or at least the longer, "full" versions of them, which will undoubtedly be created in the process.
  • Also rehearsing with a relatively small live acoustic blues band. Since I have no intention or inclination to lug my somewhat hefty and complex drum set to a bunch of seedy dives around Berlin, my setup for this project consists of a cajon, some cymbals and hi-hat. I may be tempted to add some percussion toys gradually, but certainly not too many, because I have to be able to take everything with me in a couple of bags without dislocating my spine. The first gig is scheduled for 13 September, and this breathtaking international premiere will take place at Savo's at around 9 p.m.
That's about it... Hopefully I'll be able to start posting new Cynicism Management demos in the foreseeable future - as quickly as Monika is able to record the vocals and I manage to mix them.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Ray Kosmick on SoundCloud

The intrepid fictional character Ray Kosmick from the novel Cynicism Management, published in 2013 by the U.K. e-book publisher Aventura eBooks, has recently released his first album, entitled Something for Nothing. Now the playlist is also available (and tracks freely downloadable) on SoundCloud.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Album "Something for Nothing" by Ray Kosmick released

Yesterday the first "full-length" digital album by the fictional character Ray Kosmick from the novel Cynicism Management was released. For now Ray's collection of a kind of a "crossover" between electronica and (somewhat heavier) rock can be found on Bandcamp, and shortly the album will also be distributed in the majority of digital stores by AMAdea Music.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The last two Ray Kosmick tracks

Just finished the final two Ray Kosmick tracks - one original and a remix of a funny little ditty from the 2010 EP entitled Bat Left the Belfry. Thus the material (10 tracks) for the upcoming album by Ray Kosmick and His Porn Groove Crew is complete. The album will be released on Bandcamp very soon, while digital distribution in other online stores will be taken care of AMAdea Music.

Friday, 11 April 2014

New Ray Kosmick tracks

Here are three new tracks by the fictional band Ray Kosmick and His Porn Groove Crew... Another new track and a remix are still in the works, and then the fabulous Ray Kosmick - a fictional character from the novel entitled Cynicism Management and the upcoming novel Pendulum Pet, which is still being written and will hopefully be finished sometime this year - will finally release his first full-length album.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Shadow Chasers EP released!

We're very happy to report that the new Cynicism Management EP, entitled Shadow Chasers, has just been released! For now it is available on Bandcamp, free of charge (or, if you wish, you can wire us your potential voluntary contributions - name your price :))

More info about the album:


1. Virtual Outcast (6:05)
2. Happy Place (5:10)
3. Shadow Chasers (6:25)
4. Derelict Playboy Blues (5:20)

Monika Fritz - vocals
Jure Praper - guitar solos
Borut Praper - drums, bass, keyboards, guitar riffs

All tracks written and arranged by Borut Praper. Lyrics by Borut Praper. Vocals co-arranged by Monika Fritz. Guitar solos arranged by Jure Praper. Recorded, produced and mixed by Borut Praper in Studio S.U.R. in Izola, Slovenia (2012) and Berlin, Germany (2013). Mastering by Borut Bernik @ Photos by Borut Praper.

Thanks: all members of the (former) Cynicism Management live line-up back home. Jan Baruca for lending us his studio equipment in Izola. Jure Praper for long-distance guitar solos and moral support. Sunčan Stone for reading the lyrics. Carlos Kolmer, Stojan Kralj, Aljoša Mislej and Andrej Hrvatin for listening.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Feel free to distribute! :)

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Artwork done, EP coming soon

The artwork for the upcoming four-track Shadow Chasers EP is done. The tracks are currently in mastering, so the Bandcamp release is just around the corner, to be followed by releases in other online stores as soon as the digital music distributor AMAdea Music distributes the album and the stores choose to publish it.

Monday, 9 December 2013

The tracks are off to mastering

Drum roll: yay, the four tracks for the upcoming Shadow Chasers EP are off to mastering! So now the release is de facto "upcoming" or "coming soon" or "imminent", I suppose...

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

News about the Shadow Chasers EP

Glad to report that all of the vocals for Shadow Chasers, the upcoming four-track EP by Cynicism Management, have finally been recorded and all the "postproduction tweaks" have been completed. The mixes are also mostly done! Just waiting for one more guitar solo by our "long-distance collaborator" Jure Praper, and then the four tracks are off to mastering, hopefully in the beginning of next week!

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Two new Ray Kosmick tracks

Žarko Kozmič a.k.a. Ray Kosmick, a fictional porn industry expert from the novel Cynicism Management, has just come up with two new compositions:

Altogether that makes five new tunes. For to go and it'll be enough to release the album Nothing for Something with Ray's non-existent band Porn Groove Crew, to be released in 2014.