In November 2018, Karen received a shock diagnosis of a rare blood cancer. Intensive, life-saving chemotherapy and a stem-cell transplant were prescribed. Our world was turned upside down, inside out, through the wormhole and back again. Everything changed.
The focus was on Karen’s illness. BABAL went dark and all energy went into living with the unknown and not giving in to black thoughts. Throughout, Rob carried on getting existing BABAL material produced and put out as well as looking after Karen.
The good news is that Karen is through the worst and is now on the path of recovery. BABAL have a new release, coming out of all the uncertainty and anguish. So much love and support over the year has kept us going mentally and physically and our music continues to evolve with all perspectives remaining on authenticity and inner creative impulses.
We are not defined by illness or bad luck or even the past; we meet in the now and are thankful for the continuation that prevails. Enjoy the new music; any profits from the latest project will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support, an amazing charity that works with individuals and families experiencing cancer.
Small things become important and big things happen when you are looking at the flowers. Be ready xx
[font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]"Frank's Lament" EP (Part 2c of "the Circle of Confusion of Tongues" trilogy) to be released on Melodic Revolution Records on vinyl, CD and digital before the end of the year (release date TBC).[/font]