Flak planet is making good progress, Martin and company have completed all their parts: lots of horns on this one and once again, its got its own sound so should have that out later in the year.
Despite the modern 'extreme metal' attack of the rhythm section theres quite an uplifting 70's feel.
I hate waiting 3 years between albums.
I'm also writing songs with much more prominent guitar while still having the bass way up front.
Mix wise this has challenges but I've solved some of the basic compositional/arrangement issues I've generally had - this involved a type of counterpoint rather than closely following each other (which is pretty much the approach in nearly all metal - or the bass just does a pedal).