“Xenagogue” is the title of my latest file. It’s also my first collaboration project and to say I am really excited about it is an understatement!
To date, I have written every single script for every file I’ve recorded, and whilst I have no plans to stop writing, I also like to push my boundaries and explore new possibilities. One such opportunity came with a story a good friend of mine (me-chan) wrote. Me-chan is an excellent writer and I have always admired his work, so I was excited when he shared a new story – Xenagogue – with me.
Reading through the story I couldn’t help but wonder what this amazing story would sound like if I recorded it. It is amazing enough on paper (you can read it here) but would it work as a recording? I experiment a lot – some stuff works, some doesn’t. I am very selective about what I choose to share as I want you to be able to enjoy the absolute best I have to offer. Recording this story would be something totally new to me, but I did it – and boy has it paid off!
I am really, really happy with how this file has turned out. It was a challenge in some respects – for example I always record my files in a single take to maintain as much “authenticity” and continuity of a live session as I can. It’s one of the reasons why my recordings tend to be shorter than average at around 15 minutes. Xenagogue, however, is over 30 minutes long. Recording in a single take for over 30 minutes was no mean feat but I feel it has really paid off.
The story flows beautifully and I’ve been able to put my own stamp on it. It’s not me simply reading a story (beautifully written as it is). It’s an opportunity I take to lead you on a journey – take you exactly when, where and how I want you and demonstrate to you how exquisite obedience can be. After all, what’s not to love about that?