backing Spekulation live, and his band now tops out at nineteen players.
In 2018 Spekulation released The Crossover Event in 2018. The new record is “very much a direct sequel to the first Crossover Event record” says Spekulation. “The album itself is one single narrative, and each song is essentially a scene in that narrative.” In fact, he began the process by drafting a script for a movie, playing off the usual sequel tropes and story arcs of comics-based films – then wrote the record as a soundtrack to that movie. “Each song is its own discrete scene, and different characters have recurring melodic themes throughout those scenes (and recurring themes from first album too)” explains Spekulation.