Website relaunch...Welcome to the newly-redesigned and re-launched Nog Cavanagh website. I'm really pleased with the results, which I think are a great improvement on the Mk1 and Mk2 designs. Watch out for new pages, features and freebies over the coming months as I continue to get to grips with the HTML programming..... New Nog Cavanagh album campaign, recordings and performances planned ....2011 was a quiet year for me due to illness, but I'm now fighting fit and raring to go, keen to build on the enthusiastic reception for my second album “Sombre Castles of Desire”. I'm planning a new album promo campaign, as part of which I'm looking into the feasibility of some live performances. I'll be recruiting musicians for a full stage band and will also be making backing tapes and sequences for a reduced “one man band” type show. In both cases, the live set will be based upon music from both my albums and some new stuff... Back in the studio ....I'm currently working on some new material for a probable EP or mini-album. The new stuff is quite ambient in feel, but much darker in texture than my previous work. I'm very happy with results and it is likely that this will be my first release featuring vocals or lyrics. Four tracks are ongoing at the moment and the results will hopefully be available as a download-only purchase via CD Baby later in the year. As part of an antidote to all that programming, I'm also planning to record some rockier material with a live drummer...New Collaborations ....A number of side projects are in the pipeline, and hopefully these will see the light of day this year. In the first instance, a planned re-union with the futurists is on the cards. I played bass and synthesizer with the band from 1998 to 2009, which also included New Zealand avante guitarist Michael Canning, ex-Caustic Soup drummer Mike Briggs and lead guitarist Wayne Bennett (>Swansong). The form of the new project has yet to be worked out, but the plan is for me to play guitar and Wayne to play bass, with Canning in the role of sound editor, loop maker, producer and general eminence grise!.... The second project on the cards is a long-distance collaboration with the internet musician Steve Clarke (>The Thin Man, She Said She Said), with the possible involvement of my brother Damien Cavanagh (Ex Elsie, Circulus) on drums. Damien and Steve are old pals from way back and the three of us worked together in the band Strange Daze in the early 90s. Should be like old times!...